This year our jackpot prize of $50 per week accumulating until won was to be drawn from one of the following:
Gurnard .75kg or over
Snapper 2.5kg or over
Kingfish 85cm or over
Kahawai 2.5kg or over
Blue Moki 2.5 or over
SSH 5.0 kg or over
Well,Trish from both the Corner Cafe and also Creative Landscape and Design drew our first jackpot fish and it was the KINGFISH 85cm or over.
Streetwise Coffee field Weekend one kicks off this weekend, normal boundaries apply.
( Mahunga in the north through to Herbetville in the south ) normal start time 5am Saturday with weigh in at the fire station 12pm Sunday.
Just fantastic north to northwest winds with a swell of between .50 to .80 of a metre all beaches will be fishable.
I know some will be targeting Awatoto through to Te Awanga reef, all that shell fish washed up over the past week !!! Not sure any of the rivermouths will be producing but you never know. Heading north or south take your pick it all looks great.
Last year our first weekend produced 105 Kahawai with the odd gurnard, barracuda, and smoothhound, and of course the infamous red cod.
Good luck everybody please support Streetwise and grab a coffee if you are passing one of their carts in Napier or Hastings.
As most of you are aware the council have installed a gate to block access to the grass for parking and weigh ins.
They have very graciously given us permission to still use that area for parking and the weigh ins. So going forward it will be open for those times and locked again when we finish. Please use the area accordingly and avoid parking at the firestation itself
Reminder, Final Brass monkey tomorrow: Sunday 26th 8am at the Fire Station Bring along $2.00
The end of another season and for some a pretty good season. Toward the end it was good to see snapper and gurnard being caught on our local beaches.
At this time l would like to thank all our sponsors as well as our members for your support during the season.Our kahawai contest was very successful with a big thanks to our conveners, Trish and Melissa with help from Chris, Jim and our weigh master Hamish. Also thanks to all our members on the beach especially our two guys on the bikes, Mark and Peter K who did a great job.
To those members who made it to the Pania Shield challenge, well done catching enough fish to bring the shield back to Pania.
Congratulations once again to Kane winning top fisho of the year ,as well as the other winners of their respective sections.
Our meetings over the last 4 months have been very poorly attended, l know that we are into the colder nights but at times there are important issues to be discussed and decisions to be made.
If you are not there for a vote then you have to go with what ever decisions are made.
l would to thank Chris Morris who is standing down as our news caster. Thanks for all your work to date Chris, and well done.
We have our AGM coming up for he first Wednesday in August, s0 please pencil this in. If you have remits that you would like to submit send it in to our secretary Trish ASAP, or bring it to the July meeting.
Once again l thank our executive, our committee and all our members for your help and support throughout the year.
This winter’s brass monkey dates are in the calendar.
Brass Monkey 1 – Sunday July 1st
Brass Monkey 2 – Sunday July 29th
Brass Monkey 3 – Sunday August 26th
As always, meet at the Napier fire station 8am. Entry is $2 per person. Heaviest fish takes the pot.
Field weekend 11 sponsored by Rivers to Ranges was our final one for this year, 21 members fished. Thirty five Kahawai were weighed, the biggest being a 2.55kg fish caught by Dion.
Six Snapper were weighed, 1.31kg was the heaviest caught by Andy Gunn.
Fourteen Gurnard were weighed, the heaviest was 0.98 caught by Dion.
Six Moki were weighed, James Parahi got the largest one at 3.45kg.
Kane got a 7.9kg Kingfish. Two Redcod and a Barracouta were also weighed.
Field Weekend 11 Points 12-13 May18
Well done to all who caught fish this season, whether it be primarily for points or for the table. Overall the fishing has been better this year than previous years. More of the sought-after species such as Gurnard and Snapper were caught.
The latest points and species totals can be viewed at the links below.
Big thanks to all of our sponsors for looking after us during the season.
Field weekend eleven is our second open weekend, once again kindly sponsored by Rivers to Ranges, fish anywhere in Nz just be safe and be back for weigh in by 2pm Sunday. The forecast looks great for the early part of our weekend however it may be a little damp come Sunday, so make the most of our start fish time of 5am Saturday.
Prizes will be for heaviest Snapper, average Kahawai, heaviest other and best Gurnard.
A total prize pool of around $400 this weekend.
The jackpot is at $50 and must go, if not for the heaviest qualifying Gurnard, then it will go to the heaviest Kahawai.
This is our last field weekend for the 2017 / 2018 season, last chance to improve your place on the points table and species tallies, take care, tight lines