Kahawai Competition Results (live)

Welcome to the Pania Surfcasting Club, Kahawai Competiion 2014.

Throughout the day today we will update this page with current heaviest fish weights. This info will also be posted on our Facebook Page.

Top 20 Fish Weights

1st – 2.230 kg 6th – 1.870 kg 11th – 1.610 kg 16th – 0.835 kg
2nd – 2.130 kg 7th – 1.765 kg 12th – 1.315 kg 17th – 0.720 kg
3rd – 2.030 kg 8th – 1.755 kg 13th – 0.920 kg 18th – 0.710 kg
4th – 1.980 kg 9th – 1.725 kg 14th – 0.900 kg 19th – 0.700 kg
5th – 1.945 kg 10th – 1.720 kg 15th – 0.840 kg 20th – 0.655 kg



Kahawai Competition 2014

This weekend, Sunday the 16th is our annual Kahawai Competition.

Will be held on Marine Parade Napier and is open to everyone.
Tickets are available at your local sports shop, or fishing gear supplier.
$1000 for the heaviest Kahawai sponsored by FCO.

During the day the weights of the top few fish will be posted on this website. The info will be updated as fish are caught and weighed.
You will be able to view this website on your smartphone and see if your fish is worth weighing.
If not perhaps you might want to release it 🙂

We would like to thank the following prize sponsors, please support them 🙂

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Twilight #10

Catch of the day...

Catch of the day…

The final twilight fish for this season was attended by 9 members. Conditions at Awatoto were challenging with lots of floating weed fouling the lines and a decent size swell.
No weighable fish were caught.
Twilight prizegiving will be at Yoey’s place (map) next Wednesday night.



Field Weekend #7

IMG_7758Field weekend number 7 was also our designated ‘mates’ weekend. The idea was to take a mate fishing, and show him or her how the club works.
The weather gods were having none of it, and provided us with 2-3 metre swells and 20-30 knot southerly winds. Very few members were able to convince their mates that fishing in these conditions would be fun or productive.
Twenty four members braved the weather but only three managed to catch fish.
There were two Thresher sharks caught, weighing 8.13kg and 5.85kg. Three Spotted Smooth Hound weighing 8.135kg, 5.23kg, and 4.1kg. One snapper of 0.735kg completed the somewhat brief weigh in.

IMG_7769There will be a re-schedule of the mates weekend later on this season.

February Newsletter

Twilight Fish # 8

Nine members turned up at Awatoto to fish Twilight Fish # 8. Clumps of drifting weed made things very difficult for a while but once the tide turned the weed disappeared and fish turned up.
No Kahawai were caught but those who used Prawns or Cray for bait found the Lemons to be hungry with 5 being weighed in between 3 anglers.

Whole raw prawns do the trick on Lemons.

Whole raw prawns do the trick on Lemons.


Twilight fish #7

Twilight fish #7 was attended by 9 members. Te Awanga provided lots of baby sharks (mostly Tope) and some undersize Lemons and assorted baitfish. Only one weighable fish was caught, a 1.2kg Kahawai for Yoey.

Field Weekend #6

It was a tough weekends fishing for most people, the southerly swell restricting the members to local sections of beach protected by headlands. The water was somewhat murky in most places but still 40 members turned out to wet a line.

James Benge was the outstanding (and furthest travelled)  angler again, returning from Mahanga with a bag of Snapper, and Kahawai.


Dion Jeffares with a new NZ record Blue Shark of 38.20kg

The best fish caught locally was a new NZ Record Blue Shark of 38.20Kg weighed in by Dion Jeffares. Taking the existing record from another Pania member Alan Park.

Total fish weighed in: 24.
Kahawai: 9
Lemon Shark: 9
Snapper: 4
Conger Eel: 1
Blue Shark: 1

Fieldweekend 6.pdf