It was true brass monkey weather this time, wet and miserable.
Even so, 13 hardy souls turned up to brave the elements. We fished at Napier’s Westshore as it was the location with the least amount of swell.
Only one weighable fish was caught, a 2.075 Kg Kahawai by Mark Ives. One Lemonfish of about 75cm (and therefore too small to weigh) was caught and that was it.
Well done to all those who turned up to give it a go.
A commercial net full of undersize Snapper
If we don’t do something about it, snapper limits in Bay of Plenty, Auckland and eastern Northland (Snapper 1 fishery) will be reduced to three per person per day by October this year.
To tell the government we don’t agree with this plan, please, please send your submissions to Inshore Fisheries Management, Ministry for Primary Industries, PO Box 2526, Wellington 6011 or email to [email protected] by 4pm on Friday, August 23.
NZ Fishing World is in the process of organising a public meeting, in conjunction with other fishing media, so that you can air your views. Nathan Guy MP is the minister for primary industries. He’ll make the call.
We’ve invited him to a meeting but his office has, so far, not given us a reply to our invitation. Please post and share this. Together we can stop this ridiculous proposal from becoming law.
You can also help by supporting Legasea http://www.legasea.co.nz/
At the NZACA Executive meeting 6th July, the “Proposal” was adopted in principle. A Sub Committee has been charged with going through all received documents and concerns. They are to submit a final document re the 2014 Nationals to the full Executive by the 25th July.
The NZACA also has a new Facebook page. NZ Angling and Casting News & Chat. All Members are welcome to join and participate. http://www.facebook.com/groups/178590175650767/
Notice to all club members, If any of you ‘gear hoarders’ need to sell any surplus equipment, just let me know and I’ll put it in the newsletter and on the website here.
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Brass Monkey competition starts 14th July – $2.00 to enter – Meet at the grass beside the Napier Fire Station at 8am (Club Captain will advise which beach will be fished) – Lines out at 2pm – Weigh-in (at that beach) at 2.30pm.
Prize Giving Dinner 10th August – Trish to be advised of any members wishing to attend (027 316-5454 or 876-6556) by 5pm Wednesday 7th August.
Paid up members will receive a reduced price for their dinner (may be free if that gets voted in). Fee’s WILL NOT be accepted on the night.
From the AGM: Business as usual 🙂
Club Subs to be paid ASAP.
Second senior in family $20.00
Senior joining after 1 December 2013 $20.00
Junior (under 17 on 1 January 2013) $16.00
Junior accompanied by senior family member $11.00
(New Members add $5 to above)
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BRASS MONKEY COMP, yes its that time again so put on your woolies and get down to the fire station by 8am July 14th and find out where we will be fishing.
Welcome to new members, Kelly Nixon, Peter Hamilton, Chris Johns.
I would like to take the opportunity to thank all our sponsors this season.
Hammill’s Hastings Heaviest Snapper, Hunting & Fishing Napier Heaviest Gurnard, Crafty’s Hastings Heaviest kahawai, Action Outdoors Napier Heaviest fish for a Junior FCO Hastings Heaviest fish for a Lady. An awesome effort by you all and well appreciated by all our club members.
I would also like to thank everyone of you who put in the mileage and effort to wet your lines this season. We saw some great fish weighed in. James Benge and his 13kg Snapper, Sue Lawsons impressive 54kg Seven Gill Shark just to name two. Thank you also for the support for the Pania Shield, the Hams weekend, the Take a Mate and especially the “Yoey Challenges”
James Benge with his 13.44 kg snapper caught at ‘snapper rock’.
I am trying to get some response on how we get you new members wetting your lines alongside us. I would like you to go onto our Website and give an opinion to our survey. If you don’t catch fish or don’t know how to cast I can tell you honestly none of could once upon a time. There is only one way to learn and there are many of us who will help you.
Chad’s Proposal: It is bold and exciting. It is a whole new dimension and a huge challenge. It is still “ONLY A PROPOSAL”, it has not been accepted by the NZACA Executive at this stage and is to be discussed and decided upon on the 6th July. I would appreciate constructive thoughts only.
Roll on the Brass Monkey.
A FULL PROPOSAL, PLEASE READ and have your say, your feedback is important: So put your NZACA hat on, read it through and send in your constructive thoughts.
Proposal to the NZACA
1 June 2013
Looking from the outside in, it’s very easy to judge and get the wrong impression, so please excuse me if I seem not to give due credit to work the executive have already done. If I had the time to join the NZACA executive and make a better contribution to something I care about, I would.
The NZACA has seen a decline in membership. I’m aware that new people have come onto the executive recently and this is great to see. I believe the NZACA can attract a lot of support and new membership provided the pitch is good and relationships are developed in the right places. Continue reading
Another great Surfcasting meeting tonight. Three new members. Roll on those winter “Brass Monkeys” where brave fishermen stand on those soggy wet beaches in rain, hail or the warm wintery sun. Whatever, we’re bloody nuts. Oh and Congrats on the guys who received their Certificates from the Nationals. Well done.