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Twilight fish #1 at Awatoto was attended by 10 members. Jimmy Beazley caught the only weighable fish, a Barracuda.
Twilght fish #2 is this Wednesday, 6-9pm at Awatoto again.

Kahawai Comp 2016 poster will be out soon, please keep an eye on the event page for updates.
Don’t forget to hunt down some sponsors and let John Purser know the details ASAP.

There have been good catches of Gurnard and Snapper reported by the boaties, lets hope some of them find their way inshore to within surfcasting range. Until that happens, Blue Moki are a viable target with good catches being reported from areas that hold reef and shellfish.
It could be a good target species for Field Weekend #5 (next weekend 21/22 Nov)
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Field Weekend 4

snapperWell we are a third of the way through our field weekends and yet to have a descent haul…..
19 anglers got out and about with 15 fish landed.
13 Kahawai, with Simon T jnr catching the heaviest at 2.47kg, Hamish Nichol got the 2nd Heaviest at 2.425kg, and Simon again with the third at 2.09.
Mark Ives brought home a PIN Barracuda cricket bat weighing in at 3.11kg. And Lastly
Mark Roberts with a beauty Snapper at 3.195kg.

It was good to see two of our new members at the weigh in, Adrian who got out and about and Paula who popped into the weigh in. Hopefully next Field Weekend may be better.

Well done to all who fished and landed fish. Good luck for our first Twilight fish this Wednesday 11th Nov at Awatoto.

Happy Fishing

Field Weekend 4 results

Field Weekend 3

Estella with some good Kahawai

Estella with some good Kahawai

Well another weekend done and dusted. What was a crappy Saturday morning turned into a stunning Sunday.  Twenty Three fisho’s got out and about over the weekend. One I must mention is Sue Lawson. We, (Dion and I) went for a drive to check out Awatoto on Saturday morning and pull into the carpark to find Sue, dressed in her wet weather gear teeming with rain with her trusty side kick (her dog, and saturated at that) out there doing it tough. You are an inspiration Sue good on you 🙂
With the 23 fisho’s who went out, only 17 fish were caught.
Hamish Nichol got a very nice Blue Moki of 1.635kg,
A total of10 Kahawai were caught,
Three Barracuda were caught, the heaviest going to Kane with a 2.08kg and Mark Taylor bringing the other two home, 2kg and 1.9kg.
Three Red Cod were caught, second heaviest going to Gary Kemsley with a 0.725kg and third heaviest to Kane with a 0.670kg fish.

A special mention too to Estella Charmichael, a new member to the club, who not only did it on her own and showed us how its done, but got the first 3 heaviest Kahawai of 2.345, 2.06 & 1.735, and also the heaviest Red Cod of .825kg.
Nice work Estella!!

Hamish with the first Moki of the season

Hamish with the first Moki of the season

Well done to all those who made it out and to all those who got fish. The next Field Weekend will be the 7th and 8th November…. good luck to all.

Tight lines

Field Weekend 3.pdf

Pania Shield

Ten Pania members fronted up at Tahaenui on Saturday October 10th to challenge Gisborne SC for possession of the Pania Shield. However, the conditions were not ideal for good fishing and only 3 weighable fish were caught between the two teams.
The Gisborne side presented two Kahawai (divided by 6, the minimum number of fishos allowable under the rules). This gave Gisborne the win in the Pania Shield.
Hamish Nichol caught Pania’s only qualifying fish, a smoothhound, which weighed more than Gisborne’s two kahawai but had to be divided by the number of Pania fishos (10 ). So, the shield stays with Gisborne.

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Field Weekend #2

PA040074Well a lovely weekend all around, although a little windy and it was rather fresh.
The sea was rather nice too, 24 casters got out and about with a total of 38 fish being caught.
Two red cod were landed by Roy Frost with the heaviest of .610 going to Tareq Assa’d.
One SSH going to Tareq also.
Thirty five Kahawai were caught, the heaviest going to Dion Jeffares with a 2.43kg fish, 2nd to James Frings with a 2.31kg and 3rd to Mark Ives 2.155kg.

A good effort by all. This coming weekend of the 10th and 11th of October the Pania Shield is being held with a bit of luck fine weather and good seas. Hope to see most if not all of you there. Lets see the shield come home!!
Good luck to all, Tight Lines and Happy Fishing…

Field Weekend #1

Well a very cold and windy start to the season.  Well done to all those who braved the weather and seas,
Nineteen fishos got out and about this weekend and a total of 20 fish (All Kahawai) were caught.
Jimmy Beazley caught the heaviest at 2.125kg
Mark Ives got the second heaviest of 1.93kg
and Hamish Nichol got the third heaviest of 1.88kg.
Crafty’s Rods and Guns sponsored a voucher for the Average Weight Kahawai, which went to Jimmy Beazely who had the closest to average weight.
Field Weekend 2 will be the weekend of the 3-4 October.  Good luck to all, Tight lines and happy fishing (hopefully)
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New season starts this weekend.

Good luck to all the members about to embark on another season of Field Weekends.
This weekend 12th-13th is the first of 12 for the 2015-2016 season.
Weather forecast is not looking too flash though, with a southerly and rain coming through.
September Newsletter will be after this weekend. Hopefully there will be some fish photos and/or good stories in it.

Be in to win a Legasea shirt courtesy of Crafty’s for the average weight Kahawai.
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Calendar of Events

Field Weekends so far ( up to FW6 )

Field Weekend #1 – September 12-13
Field Weekend #2 – October 3-4
Field Weekend #3 – October 24-25
Field Weekend #4 – November 7-8
Wednesday, November 11 – Twilight Fish #1
Wednesday, November 18 – Twilight Fish #2
Field Weekend #5 (hams) – November 21-22
Wednesday, November 25 – Twilight Fish #3
Thursday, December 3 – Twilight Fish #4
Wednesday, December 9 – Twilight Fish #5
Field Weekend #6 – December 12-13
Sunday, February 14, 2016 – Kahawai Competition