Twenty three members fished final field weekend of the 2013-14 season, 16 managed to bring fish
Yoey – Photo by Mark Roberts
to the weigh-in.
The weather for once, was reasonable and seas were much calmer than the past few events.
Sixty fish in total were weighed in.
Heaviest Snapper went to James Benge with a fish of 1.020kg
Heaviest Gurnard was a 0.725kg fish caught by Kevin O’Connor.
Heaviest Lemonfish was 7.575kg from Kane Wrigglesworth.
Redcod – Photo: Mark Roberts
Fieldweekend 12 fish and weights.pdf
Pania Shield event at Tahaenui this weekend is cancelled due to expected weather and sea conditions
Conditions in Napier were very rough.
Once again the weather provided dismal conditions for our field weekend. Even so, fourteen members braved the swells and rain and caught a total of 23 fish.
Overall there were 14 Kahawai, 4 Smoothhounds, 3 Snapper, 1 Barracuda and 1 Trevally weighed in.
Those who travelled to Whakaki found less swell and better fishing than local anglers, with the 3 snapper coming from that end of HB.
Peter Kilkelly caught the best bag of fish with 3 Kahawai, 2 Lemons, 1 Snapper and 1 Trevally.
Field weekend 10.pdf
Updated point table for the 2013-14 season can be seen here: http://www.paniasurfcasting.org/club-records/latest-club-points/
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.