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.

Hams weekend

This weekend is FW6 our annual Hams weekend. Those who wish to be eligible to win hams or meat packs need to pay your $20 per member before Friday. You can pay cash direct to the club captain or do an internet banking deposit. 
If you chose the latter please include your name and what its for in the reference.

HBS Bank – Account Number  03 1355 0774659 00 


Target species and Hams for Heaviest Snapper, Whole Ham.

Gurnard, Kahawai, Trevally, SSH and heaviest other. Half Ham

2nd place meat Packs for the same except Heaviest Other.

$5 Sausage pack for other entrants.

Field Weekend #4

For FW4 20 members fished. A good number of Snapper were landed (11) the three biggest going to Kane with 9.130kg,  7.800kg and 3.630kg specimens. Peter and Hamish also landed snapper in weights from 0.8 to 2.97kg.
The Snapper were caught North of Wairoa.kane
Two Gurnard were weighed with the heaviest going to James Parahi with a .980kg fish.
Plenty of Kahawai were brought in along with some winter over-stayers, Red Cod and a couple of Trevally and Smoothhounds.
Well done to all who managed to weigh fish.

Field Weekend #3

Well field weekend 3 has been and gone and what a gorgeous weekend it was. Alas i didnt get out to fish but enjoyed the days just the same.
16 members got out and about over the weekend with 40 fish and a descent mixed bag of 7 species caught.
Tareq has been crowned our Red Cod king this weekend bringing home 4, with two being the heaviest and 2nd heaviest at 1.585kg and 1.555kg. Kane got the 3rd heaviest at 1.335kg.
5 Cricket Bats were caught …… Barracuda…. with Peter Kilkelly’s being .015gms off of a pin at 2.985kg. Kane got 2nd heaviest at 2.2kg and Mark Ives the 3rd batsman at 2.19kg. Rex Manley and Dion Jeffares finishing the team for the weekend with 2.12kg and 1.545kg cudas.
Kane landed the only Banded Wrasse at 0.59kg. With Peter Kilkelly getting the only SSH at 2.31kg.
23 Kahawai were weighed and again the heaviest only being slightly off a pin by 0.01kg. This was Kane’s at 2.49kg. Jamie Nichol’s was also just under by .025 being 2.475kg. Kane brought home the 3rd heaviest at 2.085kg.
The weekends Honourable mentions goes to Peter Kilkelly, not only for his Pin Tope at 11.26kg. But for his catch of the elusive bay Snapper at .82kg.
Its good to see that the waters are starting to warm up slightly to allow for the nice fish to return.
Duncan Torwick has caught a couple of good 1kg Gurnard over the past couple of months, here’s hoping the numbers increase 😊
A reminder to all that Postal Casting will be on SUNDAY 30th October @ Hastings Polo Grounds, entry to grounds off BENNETT ROAD as they have fenced off the grounds along Elwood Road, 9am start.
Field Weekend 4 will be the 5th and 6th of November, with our twilight fish’s starting on the Wednesday 9th Nov at Awatoto, $2 pp 6-9pm

Have a Safe and Happy Long well deserved weekend. Tight lines and Happy fishing to all who get out for a flick.