The challenge for field weekend #9 was to be to catch species with names at the beginning of the alphabet.
Large swells at Gill rd Napier
You had to weigh in a Kahawai of 1.4kg or better to be eligible to weigh any other species.
The value of any other species you caught would be determined by the first letter of their name.
A = most points
Z = least points
The biggest challenge however turned out to be the weather.
Big swells and rain meant dirty water and a predictable lack of fish.
Approximately 20 people fished in the trying conditions and 4 managed to bring fish to the weigh in.
Andy Gunn with 3 weighable Kahawai
A total of 9 Kahawai were weighed with the highest points tally being won by Andy Gunn with 3 Kahawai from Aropaoanui.
No other species were weighed.
The next Field Weekend is 5th/6th of April.
Good luck to all club members heading to the NZACA Nationals next week 🙂
The weather gods again did their best to deny us this weekend, but even so 22 members turned out to fish in the large swells.
Twelve fish were weighed in. Six Lemons, 3 Kahawai, 2 Snapper and 1 Conger eel.
Heaviest fish was a 5.660 Lemon (trunked) caught by Kane Wrigglesworth.
Heaviest Snapper was 1.620 caught by James Parahi.
Well done and congratulations to Mark Cockburn our $1000 winner with a Kahawai of 2.230 kg
Welcome to the Pania Surfcasting Club, Kahawai Competiion 2014.
Throughout the day today we will update this page with current heaviest fish weights. This info will also be posted on our Facebook Page.
Top 20 Fish Weights
|1st – 2.230 kg
||6th – 1.870 kg
||11th – 1.610 kg
||16th – 0.835 kg
|2nd – 2.130 kg
||7th – 1.765 kg
||12th – 1.315 kg
||17th – 0.720 kg
|3rd – 2.030 kg
||8th – 1.755 kg
||13th – 0.920 kg
||18th – 0.710 kg
|4th – 1.980 kg
||9th – 1.725 kg
||14th – 0.900 kg
||19th – 0.700 kg
|5th – 1.945 kg
||10th – 1.720 kg
||15th – 0.840 kg
||20th – 0.655 kg
This weekend, Sunday the 16th is our annual Kahawai Competition.
Will be held on Marine Parade Napier and is open to everyone.
Tickets are available at your local sports shop, or fishing gear supplier.
$1000 for the heaviest Kahawai sponsored by FCO.
During the day the weights of the top few fish will be posted on this website. The info will be updated as fish are caught and weighed.
You will be able to view this website on your smartphone and see if your fish is worth weighing.
If not perhaps you might want to release it 🙂
We would like to thank the following prize sponsors, please support them 🙂
Full Sponsor List Below
Glenn Roberts Pharmacy
Crafty’s Rods and Guns
Hunting & Fishing Napier
Action Outdoors Napier
Rivers to Ranges
Craft & Hern Hastings
Bite Fishing Tackle
NZ Fishing News
Thompsons Powertool Centre
HB Ice Company
Ladybug Design and Print
HB Aero Club
Smokai Smoke Generators
Dobsons Photo & Camera
Church Road Winery
Caltex Omahu Road
Stihl Shop Napier
Farmlands Hastings & Napier
Repco Hastings and Napier
Bed Bath & Beyond Hastings
Wayne Kirk Mitsubishi Napier
Mad Butcher Napier
Noel Leeming Hastings
Harvey Norman Hastings
James Parahi & Sharon Greene
Gary & Sue Kemsley
Sue & Peter Chambers
The Benge Family
Pania Surfcasting Club.
Catch of the day…
The final twilight fish for this season was attended by 9 members. Conditions at Awatoto were challenging with lots of floating weed fouling the lines and a decent size swell.
No weighable fish were caught.
Twilight prizegiving will be at Yoey’s place (map) next Wednesday night.
Twilight fish #9 at LeQuesne road Bayview was attended by 9 members. No weighable fish were caught although there was plenty of action throwing back undersize Kahawai and Snapper. One Stingray and one Conger eel were also caught and released.
Field weekend number 7 was also our designated ‘mates’ weekend. The idea was to take a mate fishing, and show him or her how the club works.
The weather gods were having none of it, and provided us with 2-3 metre swells and 20-30 knot southerly winds. Very few members were able to convince their mates that fishing in these conditions would be fun or productive.
Twenty four members braved the weather but only three managed to catch fish.
There were two Thresher sharks caught, weighing 8.13kg and 5.85kg. Three Spotted Smooth Hound weighing 8.135kg, 5.23kg, and 4.1kg. One snapper of 0.735kg completed the somewhat brief weigh in.
There will be a re-schedule of the mates weekend later on this season.
Nine members turned up at Awatoto to fish Twilight Fish # 8. Clumps of drifting weed made things very difficult for a while but once the tide turned the weed disappeared and fish turned up.
No Kahawai were caught but those who used Prawns or Cray for bait found the Lemons to be hungry with 5 being weighed in between 3 anglers.
Whole raw prawns do the trick on Lemons.