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.
The turnout wasn’t flash for our final Field weekend but ok considering the weather forecast. 15 fisho’s braved the rain overnight and bought in 20 fish. One being a new Club record Red Cod of 2.715kg. Also Duncan weighed in a nice SSH weighing in at 11.94kg. There were 9 Kahawai, 3 Blue Moki, 4 Red Cod, 2 Barracoutta and 2 SSH weighed in.
Simon won the Hamills voucher for his fish, Sue Kemsley won the FCO voucher for the ladies heaviest Fish and Jimmy Beasley won the Crafty’s voucher for the Heaviest kahawai.
As the Club captain, I would personally like to take this opportunity to thank our Sponsors for this 2012/2013 Season. Hamill’s, FCO and Crafties from Hastings, Hunting and Fishing and Action Outdoors from Napier. I would also like to take the time to especially thank each and everyone who took time to turn out for our Field weekends, the Pania Shield, the Hams Comp, Mates weekend and my “Yoey” Challenges. It has been a very good season with some very memorable fish caught and weighed. James Benges 13kg Snapper and Sue lawsons 54kg Seven Giller come to mind and I better not forget Simons Red Cod.
I guess my only disappointment has been the new members who haven’t become more involved. On saying that though you all know my opinion on this, you only get out of anything what you are prepared to put in. If you don’t turn up we sure as hell aren’t going to nusemaid you. If you do we will make sure you a well looked after. The opportunity is there for you all. There is a rumour that GK might be shouting at this years Prize Giving. This is because of the amount of “Veritas” rods purchased by Club members. Only a rumour remember.
Once again thanks everyone for your efforts this season, we have a great club. Bring on the Brass Monkey.
The Red Cod proved a little elusive over the last two days of fishing “The Yoey Challenge number 3”. Although a good number of keen fisho’s went hard, only two of them managed to catch the required two.
Jimmy Beasley won the $50.00 Breakers meal voucher with two nice cod well over the kilo mark along with two nice Kahawai.
Gary Kemsley proved he knows the Red Cod spot and weighed in two to take out the $20.00 Breakers meal voucher.
Although Dunkey couldn’t get points for his awesome lemon of 14.07kg it was good to see it on the scales. Well done Bud that was a good fish.
Considering the cold miserable weather on Saturday it was good to have 20 fisherpeople getting out there and doing it.
Well done Gloria for your fishing efforts to date and worthy winner of the FCO Ladies Voucher.
To Dions young Daughter, Paige. Great to see her fishing even though she doesn’t like sharks. She was the winner of the Action Outdoors Junior Voucher and also to Duncan with his Pin Smoothhound, the winner of the Hamills Voucher.
A big thanks to our Sponsors for your support again.
Field Weekend # 10 Results.
Weighed in were :
7 Red Cod
1 Blue Moki
1 Blue Cod
1 Yellow eyed Mullet.
1 Jack Mackerel
Fish of the Day was a 52.0kg Seven gill Shark caught by Sue lawson
Total fish weighed in 127.
Heaviest Snapper Hamills Voucher Hamish Nichol 1.92kg
Heaviest Gurnard Hunting & Fishing Voucher Sue lawson .99kg
Heaviest Kahawai Crafty’s Hastings Voucher James Parahi 2.48kg
Heaviest fish by a lady FCO Hastings Voucher and Hat Sue Lawson 52.0kg Seven Gill Shark.
Heaviest fish by a Junior Action Outdoors Voucher Kahawai 1.88kg
Winners of the Mates:
Kane and Ken Stone 1145 points
James Parahi and Brett Lawson 855 points
Hamish Nichol and Jack Lawson 770 points
Heaviest Snapper of 0.825kg went to Andy Gunn as did the heaviest Gurnard of 0.91kg
Second heaviest Gurnard went to Kevin O’Connor with a 0.655Kg fish.
Ladies top catch went to Sue Kemsley with a Kahawai of 1.850kg.
Unfortunately no fish were caught tonight. Twilight series prize-giving will be at Yoey’s place next Thursday.
Don’t forget the casting competition is this Sunday 🙂