Firstly a big thank you to all who helped with the Kahawai comp, especially the Organising committee of Mel,Trish,Chris and I think Yoey was roped in again, great effort, with a great result.
This weekend is the first of our two Hunting and Fishing sponsored early bird fishing opportunities, that means we can start fishing from 6pm Friday until our normal weigh in time of midday Sunday, normal fishing boundaries apply. With the low that was tropical cyclone Fehi moving down the west coast we should get a window to fish Friday night Saturday morning, not looking flash after that but it’s the weather anything can happen !
There’s still a good showing of snapper, three were caught in the Kahawai comp along with a decent kingfish (Xavier Benge) lemon fish and a few small trev’s and that’s local so tight lines see you on Sunday.
This weekend is field weekend #5. It is a challenge weekend sponsored by Craftys.
Over $350 worth of prizes, normal boundaries and start/finish times apply.
The challenge is to get your club limit of Kahawai and Lemons as they are both worth double points this weekend.
The weather forecast is favourable so good luck and see you at the weigh-in on Sunday.
Nineteen members turned up on a very hot summer Sunday to try their luck at Lequesne rd.
The fish however were not interested for the most part.
Ten fish were brought to the scales at 7.30pm. Seven of those being Kahawai.
The biggest Kahawai of 2.41kg went to Andy Gunn.
The other three fish to grace the scales were Conger Eels with the largest being a 1.5 metre 6.96kg beast landed by Jummy Beazley.
No Snapper or Gurnard were caught. Many thanks to Hamills of Napier for the prizes.
Fish Together 1 14 Jan18.pdf
Next field weekend (20-21 January) is a challenge weekend. All standard FW rules apply but Smoothhounds and Kahawai are worth double points.
Sunday the 14th is our first twilight fish together for the season with all members and non members welcome.
Location: Le Quesne road, quads won’t be required as it is road frontage only. From the southern car park north to the end of the tar seal. Go to your selected fishing spot we will not meet anywhere first.
Time: Start fishing at 1.30pm through to 7.30pm with weigh-in at the pine trees at 7.45pm
We will be fishing three hours before and a couple of hours after the high tide which will be at 16.50pm
Any fish weighed by members will earn points towards their field weekend totals.
Sponsor. Hamills Napier
With over $330 worth of prizes up for grabs. Best Snapper, Gurnard, other, Average weight Kahawai,
Also prizes for Non members, Junior, 1st and 2nd heaviest kahawai and a Yea Na prize.
Kane Wrigglesworth – 14.4kg Kingfish
Rockgas field weekend four was also our Hams weekend. Twenty-five members fished and enjoyed nice sea and weather conditions, although most found the fishing quite hard.
73 fish crossed the scales consisting of: 46 kahawai, 13 snapper, 8 SSH, 2 trevally, 1 red cod, 1 seven gill shark and 1 hammer head shark.
Seven excellent pin fish were weighed. Kane with 3. Kahawai (2.8kg), seven gill shark (9.36kg) and a kingfish (14.14kg).
Mark Ives weighed 2. Trevally (2.04kg) and a gurnard (1.06kg). Andy Brooks, hammerhead shark (9kg) and Dion with a big trunked SSH (7.21kg). Well done guys!
Congratulations to all Hams winners with the whole ham going to Gary K for the average weight kahawai of 1.71kg. Thanks to Peter Kilkelly for his work organising the hams and field weekend sponsorship. On that note, many thanks to Rockgas for their sponsorship for field weekend 4.
Congratulations to Mark Ives for taking out the gurnard jackpot with his impressive 1.06kg gurn. Nice work Mark!
Our next fishing date is the first of the Sunday fish togethers on the 14th of January. Until then then, have a fun and safe xmas and new year.
Field Weekend 4 2-3 Dec17 Points
|Note: NC = no cast – more than 20m from target flag
Thanks to all who attended. Next casting day is April 15th 2018 – venue TBA
We have a total of ten hams and lots of other prizes which will be won this weekend, I believe the best bet is the Kahawai section, average Kahawai will win the major ham prize, based on the last three field weekends the average weight will be between 1.6kgs and 1.7kgs also should the hams from Snapper, Gurnard or other not be won these will transfer to 1st, 2nd and third best Kahawai, so every Kahawai has a great chance of taking out some of the top prizes.
Don’t forget the Gurnard jackpot how stands at $100.
Forecast is looking promising, register and pay online if you haven’t already.
Field weekend #4 is December 2-3 and our annual Hams weekend. It is sponsored by Rockgas HB and prizes will be as follows.
Hams for heaviest Snapper 1st, 2nd and 3rd
Hams for heaviest Gurnard 1st, 2nd and 3rd (plus the $ jackpot from last FW)
Hams for heaviest other 1st, 2nd and 3rd
Plus a big ham for average weight Kahawai.
Every Kahawai caught is in the draw for the prize ham.
More info to come..
Thirsty Liquor and Black Bull sponsored Field Weekend 3. Twenty-one members fished in what turned out to be very trying conditions with an annoying southeast wind making it a tough weekend.
In total 57 fish crossed the scales consisting of, 32 Kahawai, 16 Snapper, 3 SSH, 3 Barracuda, 2 Red Cod and 1 Trevally.
The standout catches came from the 2 Andy’s who both found some sheltered conditions and some quality snapper at Taylors Bay, Mahia. Well done lads!
Four pin fish were weighed. All Kahawai. Dion 2.71kg, Roy with 2 both weighing 2.5kg and Peter K with the standout of the weekend with an impressive Kahawai of 3.24kg. Well done boys!
Sponsored prizes for Field Weekend 3 went to Andy B with a snapper of 4.54kg. Kane took the prize for the average weight kahawai and Duncan took the prize for the other with his Trevally. With no Gurnard caught the jackpot rolls over to the next field weekend.
A big thankyou to our field weekend 3 sponsors Thirsty Liquor and Black Bull. Please try to support our sponsors whenever you can.
Field weekend 4 is on the 2/3 December and is our hams weekend. Ten dollars per rod. If you haven’t already paid, you can pay directly in to the club bank account prior to the field weekend commencing. Good luck to all.
Field Weekend 3 18-19 Nov17 Points
Field Weekend #3 is this weekend November 18-19 and is brought to you by Thirsty Liquor – Black Bull, with a total prize pool of around $280.
It is a normal field weekend with normal start/end times and club boundaries.
Have you noticed the change in the fishing this year? We are already experiencing December/January results. It seems we are a couple of months ahead of the game already. If you are waiting for the fishing to get started maybe you missed it.
Here are a few thoughts for the coming weekend.
Day time onshore winds can be expected and there will likely be some residual swell around. Niggly conditions to fish in some of the time but ideal conditions for quality catches. Snapper will be on the menu with shoalies likely to invade the northern beaches of Blacks Tahaenui and Whakaki. Gurnard are about too and could show anywhere in our fishing area. With two over a kilo weighed in already look out for some good sized ones. Kingfish are a possibility around rivermouth areas and it is probably worth putting out a livey if you want some of that action. Kahawai could be a bit hit and miss but if the wind shifts north or west look for surface activity from Haumoana to Whirinaki. Otherwise hard work with good baits at the rivermouth areas should turn up a few for you.
What about big snapper? You say. Well my pick for them is Mohaka, Marine Parade, possibly Haumoana and medium size fish at Te Awanga.
Have a safe and fun weekend and bring some fish for us to admire at weigh in.