Field Weekend #12

Field Weekend #12 was fished by 9 members, The fish weighed were mostly Kahawai along with two small Snapper and a Baracoutta.
Hamish got the heaviest Kahawai at 2.035kg and the heaviest snapper went to Tareq with a 0.6kg fish.
Local conditions were very rough and most of those that did fish headed north to the more sheltered area’s around Whakaki and Blacks. Even so it was still very hard fishing as the results show.
Hopefully our final weekend on May 13th and 14th will be better.


Field Weekend #11

Field weekend 11 was one to be remembered simply because so many Snapper graced the scales. 
Eighteen Snapper were weighed which is more than the club has seen on one weekend for many years. 
Eleven members made the effort to fish FW11 and all but two managed to weigh fish.
The two best Snapper were caught by Hamish Nichol up at Whakaki, the larger going  5.45kg.
Mark Ives landed a good Kingfish of over 8kg at Awatoto.
Another recent catch of note, although not during a field weekend, was a monster 11.6kg snapper by Duncan Torwick, taken at the Haumoana river mouth.

Good luck to all those members currently fishing the nationals in Wellington in very difficult weather.









Field Weekend #10

A dozen members fished field weekend #10, but the fishing was tough as the onset of autumn and colder weather made is presence felt. 
There were 3 Snapper weighed, the heaviest going to Peter Kilkelly with a 1.7kg fish.
Heaviest Kahawai of 2.4kg went to Mark Taylor who was also the only person to get his 5 limit.
Sue Lawson bagged a nice Smoothhound. No other species were caught.

The next field weekend is April 1st and 2nd. 
Committee members please remember there is a meeting at Yoeys house Wednesday night at 7.30pm.


Casting Results

Well we had all the room you could dream of. All of 600m in any direction. But the wind was non existent and the humidity quite high. Subsequently the Distances were down some 10 plus meters for the Pania Surfcasting Clubs Casting Comp.
Results were
Jim Yeoman 175.36m
Mark Roberts. 172.20
Hamish Nichol 172.01
James Parahi 161.92
Gary Kemsley 153.08
Kane Wrigglesworth 132.16
Ethan Benge (J) 128.76
Trish Yeoman 90.18
Estella Carmichael 76.33
Melissa Benge 65.16
And I need to mention our 4yr old Midget, Xavier Benge, who cast 35.25m on his own.

Field Weekend #9 (Challenge Weekend)

Field weekend #9 was our challenge weekend for this season. The challenge was to catch a weighable fish between Whirinaki and Clifton before heading out of town to catch anything else. With the sea being very rough locally that challenge was more than many could manage.
Fourteen members fished the weekend and four of them weighed fish.
Kane Wrigglesworth got the best haul by first catching a couple of SSH at Gill road early on Saturday morning, then heading north to Whakaki to sort out some Snapper, Kahawai and more SSH.
Peter Kilkelly also went north and got a good haul of SSH and some Snapper as well.
Gary Kemsley stayed local and managed a Kahawai of 2.2kg and Mark Ives was the only other to fish locally and catch something, another Kahawai.

The next Field Weekend is #10 on March 18-19

Field Weekend #6

Field weekend 6 and our annual Hams Weekend, seen 28 anglers brave the seas and wind to catch 61 fish.

For new members or anyone interested in joining our club, our hams weekend is a good no on knows whos going to get what challenge. Members fish for Snapper for a Whole ham. Gurnard, Trevally, Kahawai, Smooth Hound and Other (heaviest of any other unnamed species) for ½ Ham. The 2nd heaviest of these species gets a meat pack. One prize per angler only!!

The results for this weekend are……
41 Kahawai were caught this weekend with weights varying from 1.15kg to 2.73kgs. 
2 Barracuda were weighed with Mark Taylor having the heaviest @ 2.685kg. 
4 Red Cod were put over the scales with the heaviest going to Sue Lawson @ 2.37kg, 2nd heaviest, Gary Kemsley @ 1.23kg followed by Rex Manleys .865kg & .810kg.
8 Smooth Hounds were landed and weighed with the heaviest going to Andy Brooks @ 4.09kg followed by Kane Wrigglesworth @ 4.08kg and Andy again with 3.935kg.

Now for the Bays Rareties…. Kane Wrigglesworth got the only Gurnard weighed @ .68kg.
3 Trevallys were brought Home with the Heaviest going to Andy Brooks of1.465kg, Kane Wrigglesworth’s @ .59kg.
2 Snapper made it to the chilly bins with Andy Brooks once agin having the heaviest of 2.035kg.

The Hams Results are……
Heaviest Snapper – Kane Wrigglesworth .61kg (Whole Ham)
Heaviest Trevally – Dion Jeffares .73kg (1/2 Ham)
Heaviest Kahawai – Estella Carmichael 2.73kg (1/2 Ham)
Heaviest SSH – James Benge 2.485kg (1/2 Ham)
Heaviest Other – Barracuda- Ethan Benge 1.85kg (1/2 Ham)

As there was no eligible gurnard, this prize went to the 2nd Heaviest Kahawai – Hamish Nichol 2.31kg (1/2 Ham)

Meat Packs: as there were no 2nd place for other species apart from Kahawai, results as follows

2nd Heaviest Kahawai – James Parahi 2.3kg
3rd Heaviest Kahawai – Murray Choat 2.18kg
4th Heaviest Kahawai – Mark Ives 1.91kg
5th Heaviest Kahawai – Rex Manley 1.87kg
6th Heaviest Kahawai – Jimmy Beazley 1.825kg

**Hams results and the results of the weekend may differ, due to some members not entering the hams challenge.

For some Mid Season Info, here is who has the heaviest what so far……

Kahawai – Estella C 2.730kg
Snapper – Kane W 9.130kg
Gurnard – Duncan T 1.19kg
Rainbow Trout – Roy F 2.066kg
Brown Trout – Roy F 3.156kg
7 Gill – Andy B 7.860kg
Tope – Andy B 28.580kg
SSH – Kane W 5.150kg
Banded Wrasse – Kane W .590kg
Barracuda – Peter K 2.985kg
Blue Moki – Kane W 3.14kg
Hiwi Hiwi – Duncan T .630kg
Octopus – Mark Ives 2.860kg
Red Cod – Mark Ives 1.950kg
Trevally – Andy B 1.465kg

Field Weekend 7 will be the last one for the year…..17th & 18th December……
Good luck to all and see you then.

Cheers Nikki


Kahawai Competition info

The new poster for this year is printed – you can see it and download a copy on the event page 

Club members your marshalling position list is also here. You will see there are some empty spaces so if you can do so please contact Mark Ives. Marshals: Position Number & Name

We still need sponsored prizes and personal prizes brought in. Give them to Yoey, Trish, Mel or Chris.