Field weekend #3 was tough going for most participants. Southerly winds combined with an Easterly swell made things pretty uncomfortable on the beach for most. It also seems to have put the fish off as well.
Thirty three members fished, but only 9 successful members weighed fish. There were 19 fish weighed.
James Benge caught the heaviest fish, a 7.8kg Tope shark as well as 4 snapper to 1.06kg, and two Lemons to 2.9kg.
There were 9 Kahawai weighed in, along with a Conger eel of 2.1kg and a Redcod of 0.98kg
Well done to all who gave it a shot.
Who caught what.pdf
Field weekend # 2 was attended by a great turnout of 30 members, who landed a total of 30 fish.
Not that everyone landed a fish, far from it. Fishing was very tough for most people and 17 of us failed to catch any weighable fish.
Of the 30 fish weighed there were 21 Kahawai, with the heaviest being 2.495kg caught by James Benge.
James also caught two Snapper, one Gurnard, one Smooth-hound and 13.425kg Tope Shark.
Other species caught were a Blue Moki of 1.37kg by Kane Wrigglesworth, a Barracuda by Gavin Blunskil and a Red Cod by Ryan Bond.
Who caught what -> Field weekend 2 catch list
Pania Shield has been postponed and it will now be an open field-weekend for Pania club members.
Jimmy B with his 13.4kg Snapper. Photo: Mark Roberts
A brilliant turnout of club members started the season of with a bang for the first field weekend of 2013.
Seventy fish in total were presented to the weigh-master, the star of the show was a huge 13.485 Kg Snapper caught by Jimmy Beazley.
6 Spotted Smooth Hound
3 Banded Wrasse
1 Conger Eel
Who caught what.. (.pdf)
Wednesday September 4th – Club meeting @ the fire station clubrooms 730pm
Sat/Sun September 14/15 – Field Weekend #1
November 3rd 2013 – Postal Casting.
February 16th 2014 – Pania SCC Kahawai Competition
Brass monkey number three was held at Awatoto in calm but dirty sea conditions. Random sprinkles of rain throughout the morning interrupted an otherwise fine day.
Eighteen club members turned out to wet a line and this resulted in 29 Kahawai and 2 Barracouta being weighed in.
Heaviest fish overall was a 2.47kg Barracouta caught by Duncan Torwick and heaviest Kahawai was 2.24kg caught by Simon Tewhaiti Jr.
Great night at the Pania SCC Prizegiving.
Well done to Kane for being Top Angler, Sue lawson for being Top Lady after umpteen years trying and also for her NZ Record 7gill shark weighing in at 52kg. Gutsy lady. And to all those others that won Trophies.
Most of all many thanks to those who took part in our season. May you all enjoy 2013/14