Weigh Master’s Report Field Weekend Two 11-13 October 2019

Field Weekend Two was kindly sponsored by Rivers to Ranges and was the first of our ‘open’ weekends. 25 members fished spreading far and wide from Napier to the Far North with varying conditions and success.

Of those who travelled outside normal club boundaries, Kane and Pete both bought quality Snapper to the scales, with Kane weighing his maximum 10 Snapper. Weights ranged from 2.5kg to 4kg. James B had a notable catch, fishing north of Gisborne landing an Elephant Fish, the first weighed by a Pania member in many years, and a pin for him.
The other pin fish weighed was a Trevally of 2.46kg caught by Dion.

George Fotu took away the Gun City Jackpot prize with his 4.94kg Snapper, nice work George!
As of week two, Kane jumps to top of the table
with an impressive haul of 1705 points, with Tareq sitting in second.
A big thanks to our generous sponsors, remember to get out and support them.

Field weekend three kicks off on 2nd November with a new Jackpot fish of a Blue Moki over 2.5kg.
Tight lines

Kane’s Far North Snapper

Jame’s Elephant Fish

New format for this season, scroll down this table to see links for other spreadsheets, points, species etc.

Rivers to Ranges field weekend two

Rivers to Ranges field weekend two is the first of our open field weekends, fish anywhere in New Zealand (salt water). Start fish time is 6pm Friday with a later weigh in time of two pm Sunday at the fire station. The weather at this stage may actually be better in Hawke’s Bay, with Kahawai being plentiful, Gurnard are here and it’s that time of the year for the big Snapper to make an appearance.
The target Species this weekend are best Snapper, average Kahawai, best Gurnard and best Other, also our chocolate fish award. Thanks to Rivers to Ranges our Total prize value this weekend is over $350.00.
Good luck and tight lines to everybody and those going away safe travels.

Peter K

Fishing jackpot

The first Gun City + Fishing jackpot fish has been cleaned up by Taraq with a impressive Gurnard of .99 kg congratulations to Taraq. The next fish out of the bag is a snapper of 2.5kg or greater, the jackpot will kick off with a $50 Gun City + Fishing voucher and also $50.00 cash, total jackpot for this weekend has a value of $100. 


Club meeting

Club meeting tonight (Wed) 7.30pm at fire station. Come along hear about Pete, Kane and Gary’s trip to Chritmas Island. There will also be reviews of comps that clubbies have attended recently. Looking forward to a great turnout.

Weigh Master’s Report Field Weekend 1 – 14 & 15 September 2019

Field Weekend One sponsored by Streetwise Coffee started with a casting event on Saturday morning. 20 members participated in the casting in fine conditions. Casting accuracy was taken out by Xavier McKenzie with an impressive score of 99. Hamish Nichol recorded best distance of the day with 185.9m. Mark Roberts had the best total combined points of 250. Thanks to those members who made the effort to support the casting event.

Fishing kicked of at midday in reasonable conditions. Most found fishing hard going, but pleasingly several members brought gurnard to the scales, with 12 in total being weighed.

The standouts for the weekend were new member Jason Christensen with 4 gurnard, followed closely by Chris Morris with 3, and another new member George Fotu with 2. Tareq Asaad also managed 2 impressive gurnard, with his biggest of 0.99kg, taking out the first jackpot of the season collecting $50 cash and a $50 voucher from our new sponsor Gun City & Fishing.

Thanks to Gun City & Fishing who have come on board as named sponsor for jackpot prizes for the season.  Congratulations to all those who took out prizes, thanks again to Streetwise Coffee for sponsoring this Field Weekend. Remember to support all our generous sponsors.
Field weekend two starts on Friday 11 th October being the first of our open field weekends with the later weigh-in time of 2pm Sunday.

Tight lines

New format for this season, scroll down this table to see links for other spreadsheets, points, species etc.

Field Weekend 1

This Saturday 7am is the start of our field weekend fishing calendar.
Streetwise field weekend one is a combo of Casting & fishing.
Casting will commence at 7am at Uka flat Kahuranaki road, all points earned from casting will be added to your fishing points.

This is one of the three club casting events that will count towards our casting division champions / trophy’s and you must compete in at least one event to be eligible for the Champion of Champions fishing competition

Casting Venue

If you are not able to attend the casting and only wish to fish, the start fish time is midday (12pm) Saturday, normal boundaries apply and weigh in will be at a later time of 2pm Sunday at the fire station

Streetwise Hastings and Napier are kindly donating prizes for the following
Heaviest Snapper
Average Kahawai
Heaviest other
Heaviest Gurnard

And there will be a return of the chocolate fish prize, high tide is 6pm, with little swell and northwest winds that big snap could be out there just waiting ??

Good luck & tight lines

Peter K

Snapper 1000

The club has had an invite to the Snapper 1000 competition at Thornton in the Bay of Plenty on 28th and 29th of September. Its an overnight contest starting at 3pm Saturday to 8.30am Sunday.
Fish must be weighed in before 9.30am Sunday.
Its an invite-only competition and any members who wish to enter should contact Ray Burton on 027 556 3861

Gun City Jackpot Prizes

This years jackpot fishing prizes have been lifted to another level thanks to GUN CITY + FISHING who have taken naming writes for the season,
This year we will see a mix of Gun City + fishing shop vouchers plus cash.
From our list of
Gurnard over .75kg
Snapper over 2.5kg
Kingfish over 85cm
Kahawai over 2.8kg
Blue Moki over 2.5kg
SSH over 5.0 kg trunked

At our prize giving evening Sharon drew out our first target species of a Gurnard over .75kg and this field weekends jackpot prize value kicks off with a bang $50.00 voucher, $50.00 cash .

Good luck
Peter K