Nine hardy (insane) members attempted to fish at Awatoto tonight. The sea was dirty but not excessively rough. Steady rain made things uncomfortable, but the drifting weed made fishing all but impossible.
You know when you cant wind in your line because of the blobs of thin hair-like weed jamming in the guides, its time to call it a day.
No fish were caught.
I good turnout of members entered the competition chasing Hams and meat packs.
Most headed north of Napier trying to find clean water. Alas clean water was all some found.
James Benge and Kane Wrigglesworth were the two stand out anglers each with a good collection of species including Tope sharks, Smooth hound, Snapper, and Kahawai.
Luckily for the rest of us, only one prize could be won per person, so even those who didn’t fair that well at the weigh in still managed to win meat packs etc.
Well done those who did manage to win hams, your efforts, skill and knowledge paid off.
Nine members braved the cold blustery conditions at Awatoto tonight. The swell was quite large and the water somewhat murky. Nobody caught a weighable fish. The next Twilight fish is Wednesday the 20th November in the same place.
Field weekend #3 was tough going for most participants. Southerly winds combined with an Easterly swell made things pretty uncomfortable on the beach for most. It also seems to have put the fish off as well.
Thirty three members fished, but only 9 successful members weighed fish. There were 19 fish weighed.
James Benge caught the heaviest fish, a 7.8kg Tope shark as well as 4 snapper to 1.06kg, and two Lemons to 2.9kg.
There were 9 Kahawai weighed in, along with a Conger eel of 2.1kg and a Redcod of 0.98kg
Well done to all who gave it a shot.
Field weekend # 2 was attended by a great turnout of 30 members, who landed a total of 30 fish.
Not that everyone landed a fish, far from it. Fishing was very tough for most people and 17 of us failed to catch any weighable fish.
Of the 30 fish weighed there were 21 Kahawai, with the heaviest being 2.495kg caught by James Benge.
James also caught two Snapper, one Gurnard, one Smooth-hound and 13.425kg Tope Shark.
Other species caught were a Blue Moki of 1.37kg by Kane Wrigglesworth, a Barracuda by Gavin Blunskil and a Red Cod by Ryan Bond.
Who caught what -> Field weekend 2 catch list
Pania Shield has been postponed and it will now be an open field-weekend for Pania club members.
A brilliant turnout of club members started the season of with a bang for the first field weekend of 2013.
Seventy fish in total were presented to the weigh-master, the star of the show was a huge 13.485 Kg Snapper caught by Jimmy Beazley.
6 Spotted Smooth Hound
3 Banded Wrasse
1 Conger Eel