This years jackpot fishing prizes have been lifted to another level thanks to GUN CITY + FISHING who have taken naming writes for the season,
This year we will see a mix of Gun City + fishing shop vouchers plus cash.
From our list of
Gurnard over .75kg
Snapper over 2.5kg
Kingfish over 85cm
Kahawai over 2.8kg
Blue Moki over 2.5kg
SSH over 5.0 kg trunked
At our prize giving evening Sharon drew out our first target species of a Gurnard over .75kg and this field weekends jackpot prize value kicks off with a bang $50.00 voucher, $50.00 cash .
This is the list of trophy recipients from the prize giving.
Well done all who gained or retained the silverware.
Pania cups in order of presentation 2018-19
The calendar for 2019-2020 is up.
Check out the calendar page
Seven never say die fishermen braved cool westerly winds and a flat milky sea to fish Awatoto today. It was a hard day at the office with the main catch being spiny dogs and more spiny dogs, with some up ankle biters up to 80 cm in size. Despite a few rod benders and a couple of cheeky seals, other species were hard to find, one red cod and mullet landed, neither fish big enough to cut the mustard. In the end the pot went to Mark after a draw. Hopefully the final BM will produce a better result. That will be held on Sunday 18th August 8am til 2.00pm $2.00 entry, Big thanks to all those who made the effort.
Brass Monkey One: Fifteen Hardy Souls broached sub zero frosts to step out and take on the Challenge of the first Brass Monkey, A few random fish were taken from a flat clean North Shore Road including small gurnard, and an eel but only two fishing hard men managed to seduce a weighable fish.
Congratulations to Jimmy B and Aunty Dion for snagging a Kahawai each. Heaviest fish went to Dion at 1.68 kg, closely followed by Jimmy with a 1.42 kg fish Good on the rest of you for turning up.
Next one is Sunday 28th July same time same meeting point
Kia ora firstly l want to say a very big thank you to our sponsors for their continued support throughout our fishing season as well as our Kahawai contest. Attending our club fishing weekend weigh in, is always exciting because we get to see some quality fish being weighed. Because the weigh ins have been sponsored over the last two years it’s been more interesting because even those members that don’t catch fish are eligible for a prize from the lucky draws. A big thanks to our club captain Peter K and his team for obtaining sponsors for our weekends. Cheers guys.
I am pleased to say our Kahawai contest was a huge success even though l was worried about it being put back to April. Sometimes during life we have to try something different and the old saying “You don t know until you try’, if it works, great, if it doesn’t, well you tried. I have to say what a great day. Seems it doesn’t t matter the time of year, if the sea and day are great fisho’s will turn up to try their luck in a fishing competition. The whole day as well as the prize giving was a well run program thanks to our convenors Mel, Chris, Hamish and everyone else at headquarters. Congratulations guys. A big thank you to Ross Holden for a very professional presentation of prizes for our contest. Thanks Ross. Hope to see you next year. Thanks to our two men on the bikes, Mark and Peter K who did a marvellous job as usual collecting all the fish. Cheers boys.
Our team that went to the ninety mile nationals did very well representing our club by coming second over all. By all accounts if we had fisho’s in the boat section perhaps things could have been a bit different between first and second. However, our man Kane won top fisho of the tournament making him winner of the last two nationals held up at the ninety. We also had success in the midget section with young Xavier Benge taking out the fishing section and young Xavier McKenzie taking out the casting section. Well done boys.
At the end of our club season Kane has once again scored the most points in the open section. Well done Kane. Congratulations to all those who have also won their own respective classes.
Mark Ives has set a new club casting record of 203 plus meters with a first cast at one of our casting days. Great effort Mark.
Last but not least, our A.G.M is our next meeting next month so get your remits in to our secretary at least a week before. Once again thanks for all your support though out the 2018-2019 season.
Tena koutou katoa
BM1:Sunday 30/6/2019 8 til 2 Meet at Fire station
BM2: Sunday 28/7/2019″ 8 til 2 Meet at Fire station
BM3: Sunday 18/8/2019 :8 til 2 Meet at Fire station
$2.00 entry fee, Beach Named on the day.
Also anyone holding clubs cups/trophies bring them to the next meeting please or get them to Rex ASAP.
Our final Field weekend for the year (FW12) was kindly sponsored by Rivers to Ranges and was an open boundary weekend.
24 members fished FW12 and those that travelled to the Bay of Plenty/East Cape faired best. There were 54 Snapper across the scales, with the heaviest of 4.22kg caught by Peter K, which saw him take out the jackpot. Two pin fish were weighed with Courtney landing a 1.6kg Trevally and Hamish a 2.54kg Kahawai.
The absolute stand-out for the weekend had to be Courtney Brooks, who was the only member to weigh a limit bag of Snapper along with two Gurnard and a Trevally for an amazing 1380 points – well done!
Once again thank you to Rivers to Ranges for your ongoing generous sponsorship.2018 – 2019 proved to be a very successful one for the club. Over the course of the twelve field weekends a total of 589 fish crossed the scales made up of 13 species. The break down looked like this:
I believe this may be the first year that Snapper has outnumbered Kahawai, possibly due to the inclusion of our two open boundary field weekends. It was also encouraging to see a reasonable number of Gurnard weighed this season.
A huge thank you to Peter K as Club Captain for the exciting and innovative calendar he produced for us this year with great challenges and prizes for all members.
Field Weekend 12_17-19 May 2019 Results
Latest Club Points
Latest Species Per Angler
Rivers to Rangers open field weekend twelve kicks off 5pm Friday, note the start time change, with daylight saving now with us, it makes sense to start fishing in daylight, weigh in will be at the fire station 2pm Sunday, being able to fish anywhere in New Zealand may mean you have different daily catch limits to Hawke’s Bay please be aware of these.
Prizes for this weekend are:
The jackpot for a snapper 2.5kg or better must go, the heaviest Snapper over 2.5 will walk away with a prize pack of $230, if we don’t get a fish over 2.5 kg the jackpot will be drawn from all those who weighed in snapper. Total prize value this weekend is over $500 great top fish prizes and heaps of lucky draws.
Tight lines and safe travels