Field weekend 10

Sue Kemsley with a 2.07kg Snapper

Sue Kemsley with a 2.07kg Snapper

Twenty three anglers fished this weekend with a total of 57 fish being landed.

38 Kahawai were landed the heaviest of 2.97 kg going to Kevin O’Connor.
2 Gurnard were found with the heaviest going to Alan Park with a 0.835kg fish.
9 Snapper were caught with Sue Kemsley bringing home the heaviest of 2.07kg
1 Trevally which went to James Frings of 0.97kg
And finally 7 SSH which Peter Kilkelly had the heaviest of 5.48kg
Congratulations to all who caught a good feed this weekend and heres hoping the last two field weekends for the season deliver. All the best for those heading away for the nationals, have a fantastic week.

Casting Champs Results

2015 Casting Champs Results (in no particular order)

    Accuracy   Distance
  60m 80m 100m  
Peter Kilkelly 15.96 14.48 12.58 132.98
John Purser 2.28 17.56 11.2 120.06
Jim Yeoman 12.31 8.28 8.77 162.94
James Parahi 2.5 7.53 17.77 169.5
Mark Ives 15.85 17.48 8.55 194.89
Hamish Nichol 4.42 9.41 6.05 167.22
Simon TeWhaiti Jr 12.35 8.97 19.66 156.17
James Benge 6.75 19.66 7.15 162.45
40m 60m 80m
Carol Murphy 14.8 7.14 7.55 93.15
Melissa Benge 65.46
Ethan Benge 0.94 3.5 9.6 95.15
Xavier Benge 23.03

FCO Club night Wednesday 25th FEB

Hi Guys – Everyone from your club is invited as well even if they are not a FCO club member.  This will be a great way to promote your Clubs to our club members.  There is going to be deals for the night also,

I have attached a copy of the deals for the night also for you and the invite to show you also,
FCO785 Wk35 Hastings Club Night Invite – FCO785 Wk35 Hastings Club Night Flyer

Daniel Storie
Store Manager

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Safety Helmets for ATVs

Ag Hats (Helmets) are required by law on roads & roadsides and the police will stop people who are not wearing helmets in these circumstances.  The Police also require a EB licence plate if travelling on the road frequently.  The police patrol beaches & rivers and they have discretionary powers over these areas.  If a person riding the four wheeler is wearing a helmet, travelling at a safe speed for the conditions and the bike is in good working order (up to WOF standard) they will not have an issue with the riders.  They do not like passengers on four wheelers, but they will look more favourably at the rider,  if both parties are wearing a helmet and they are operating the four wheeler correctly.   The local police are very good at liaising with owners of the four wheelers and their local communities.

Worksafe NZ have different rules,  as employers must make a Work place safe for employees.  Also, employees must take responsibility for keeping themselves safe.  This is why they are issuing fines to four wheeler riders who are ignoring the rules.   In a work situation you must not take passengers, must wear a helmet, have the four wheeler up to WOF standard and operate the four wheeler correctly as per manufacturers specifications.

The above are two separate issues and both is a changing landscape which may change in the future.
I am on the ATV Safety committee for this area which liaises with police, farming communities, insurance companies and event organisers.

We have a number of AG helmets available.  The standard Helmet is similar to the ones worn at the Surf Casting competition.  The pricing is from $99.00 to $148.00 depending on style etc.

Thank you and please give me a call or email if you require any further information.

Kind Regards

Kim Ericksen
Ericksen Honda
15-19 Hill Road
Bayview, Napier 4104
Ph (06) 8366298

Field Weekend #9 (challenge weekend.)

Field Weekend #9 was our challenge weekend. The challenge was to catch a 1kg or better Kahawai. which would qualify you to weigh any other species you might catch.
Unfortunately the rough sea conditions meant that most people couldn’t catch that elusive Kahawai (or anything else for that matter)
Seventeen members fished the weekend but only 2 weighable fish were caught.
Well done to Mark and Xavier Cockburn on saving the club from recording its first ever fish-less field weekend with a Kahawai each. 🙂


Twilight fishing series report.

Well we have just concluded the 10th and final twilight fish for the 2014-2015 season.
Its been very tough going trying to catch fish on local beaches, here’s a breakdown of what happened.

  • Twilight 1: Fourteen members fished, 4 Kahawai were weighed.
  • Twilight 2: Three Barracoutta and 3 Kahawai were weighed.
  • Twilight 3: Six Members fished, 1 Barracoutta was weighed.
  • Twilight 4: Six members fished, no fish were weighed.
  • Twilight 5: Five members fished, no fish were weighed.
  • Twilight 6: Cancelled due to weather conditions.
  • Twilight 7: Five members fished, no fish were weighed.
  • Twilight 8: Five members fished, 2 Lemons were weighed.
  • Twilight 9: Six members fished, no fish were weighed.
  • Twilight 10: Ten members fished, no fish were weighed.

Total fish weighed for the series:
7x Kahawai
4x Barracoutta
2x Lemons.

Beaches fished were, Awatoto, Le Quesne Road, and Te Awanga.

Twilight Prize Giving is at Yoey’s place on Wednesday the 11th February 6pm.


Casting champs

Club casting champs has been added to the calendar for the 1st of March

This is the day that you as a club member can chance your arm to see how far and accurate you can cast.

There are some club trophies up for grabs, you get 3 casts in the accuracy section and 6 casts in the distance section.

Age divisions are:
Midget under 12 years
Junior 12 to 17
Ladies & Men 18 to 54
Veterans- Ladies & Men 55 to 64
Golden Oldies- Ladies & Men 65 +

Midget and Juniors must use a sinker no heavier than 113gm (4oz), everyone else no heavier than 170gm (6oz).

Ladies & Juniors cast at 40m,60m,& 80m one cast at each. All Others cast at 60m,80m,& 100m.
For the accuracy we use an artificial bait made of 10mm dowel 100mm long supplied by the club.

Distance casting is done on a court measuring 200m long by 100m wide, in the shape of a triangle. Your casting line must be no thinner than 0.25mm for all sinker weights

The club has a tool to measure this if you want to check your line thickness out before the day, just ring me at home after 8pm.

Start time 9am.

Bring lots of food and water for a full day.
Mark Ives

Kahawai Competition 2015

winner-smallWell done to Scott Herd on winning this years Kahawai Competition with a 2.070kg fish.
It was a really tough day’s fishing with 450 rods trying to catch the big one but only 15 fish were weighed.
Still a great crowd gathered at prize giving to watch the winners collect the huge pile of sponsored prizes donated by our awesome sponsors.
Many prizes were ‘spot prizes’ or ticket numbers drawn at random and all kids who fished received prizes.
Many thanks to FCO and the other sponsors for making this event possible. Also to the hard working Pania SCC team, especially John Purser (event coordinator) for his tireless work over the last few months.

See you all again next year, and we hope the fish will turn up too! 🙂


Position Weight (Kg) Position Weight (Kg)
1st – Scott Herd 2.070 11th 0.615
2nd – Nick Powis 2.040 12th 0.610
3rd – Clive Jensen 1.735 13th 0.575
4th 1.370 14th 0.455
5th 1.235 15th 0.390
6th 1.010 16th
7th 0.875 17th
8th 0.690 18th
9th 0.675 19th
10th 0.660 20th