From tonight’s meeting.
AGM to be held on July 5th at the Napier fire station clubrooms – please bring a plate.
To be discussed: Whether to align the clubs age categories with the NZACA’s new age groups.
Brass Monkey fish #1 is on 18th June. Meet at the fire station 8am to find out where we are fishing. $2 entry.
It was pretty low-key final weekend for the season. Few fish were caught.
Nine members fished the weekend, four of them managed to weigh fish.
The heaviest fish went to Mark Ives with a 1.73kg Kahawai.
Four other Kahawai were weighed along with two Redcod and one Yellow-eye Mullet.
Field Weekend #12 was fished by 9 members, The fish weighed were mostly Kahawai along with two small Snapper and a Baracoutta.
Hamish got the heaviest Kahawai at 2.035kg and the heaviest snapper went to Tareq with a 0.6kg fish.
Local conditions were very rough and most of those that did fish headed north to the more sheltered area’s around Whakaki and Blacks. Even so it was still very hard fishing as the results show.
Hopefully our final weekend on May 13th and 14th will be better.
Field weekend 11 was one to be remembered simply because so many Snapper graced the scales.
Eighteen Snapper were weighed which is more than the club has seen on one weekend for many years.
Eleven members made the effort to fish FW11 and all but two managed to weigh fish.
The two best Snapper were caught by Hamish Nichol up at Whakaki, the larger going 5.45kg.
Mark Ives landed a good Kingfish of over 8kg at Awatoto.
Another recent catch of note, although not during a field weekend, was a monster 11.6kg snapper by Duncan Torwick, taken at the Haumoana river mouth.
Good luck to all those members currently fishing the nationals in Wellington in very difficult weather.
A dozen members fished field weekend #10, but the fishing was tough as the onset of autumn and colder weather made is presence felt.
There were 3 Snapper weighed, the heaviest going to Peter Kilkelly with a 1.7kg fish.
Heaviest Kahawai of 2.4kg went to Mark Taylor who was also the only person to get his 5 limit.
Sue Lawson bagged a nice Smoothhound. No other species were caught.
The next field weekend is April 1st and 2nd.
Committee members please remember there is a meeting at Yoeys house Wednesday night at 7.30pm.
There is to be a committee meeting at Yoeys on the 22nd march at 7.30pm.
The normal club meeting on April 5th has been moved to the 12th (use of the usual venue pending)
Well we had all the room you could dream of. All of 600m in any direction. But the wind was non existent and the humidity quite high. Subsequently the Distances were down some 10 plus meters for the Pania Surfcasting Clubs Casting Comp.
Jim Yeoman 175.36m
Mark Roberts. 172.20
Hamish Nichol 172.01
James Parahi 161.92
Gary Kemsley 153.08
Kane Wrigglesworth 132.16
Ethan Benge (J) 128.76
Trish Yeoman 90.18
Estella Carmichael 76.33
Melissa Benge 65.16
And I need to mention our 4yr old Midget, Xavier Benge, who cast 35.25m on his own.
Field weekend #9 was our challenge weekend for this season. The challenge was to catch a weighable fish between Whirinaki and Clifton before heading out of town to catch anything else. With the sea being very rough locally that challenge was more than many could manage.
Fourteen members fished the weekend and four of them weighed fish.
Kane Wrigglesworth got the best haul by first catching a couple of SSH at Gill road early on Saturday morning, then heading north to Whakaki to sort out some Snapper, Kahawai and more SSH.
Peter Kilkelly also went north and got a good haul of SSH and some Snapper as well.
Gary Kemsley stayed local and managed a Kahawai of 2.2kg and Mark Ives was the only other to fish locally and catch something, another Kahawai.
The next Field Weekend is #10 on March 18-19