Prize pools for 2021-2022 & club records

The 2021-2022 calendar is now online

The club records page has been updated


Field weekends will have sponsored product prizes. The prize allocation may be

  • Heaviest Snapper 35% of prize pool
  • Ave weight Kahawai 25% of prize pool
  • Heaviest Gurnard 20% of prize pool
  • Best (Other) 20% of prize pool Kingfish, Blue Moki,Trevally,SSH

Gun City + Fishing Jackpot

In addition to the sponsored prizes a $50.00 cash or Voucher jackpot per field weekend for a selected fish. The selected fish will be one of the following

  • Gurnard over 1.0kg
  • Snapper over 5.5kg
  • Kingfish over 85cm
  • Kahawai over 2.8kg
  • Blue Moki over 2.5kg
  • Trevally over 1.5kg
  • SSH over 5.0kg (trunked)

The $50.00 Valued prize will continue to jackpot until the selected fish has been weighed in, in the event of two qualifying fish being caught the heaviest will win.

AGM and Season Calendar

Elected Executive Positions for 2021-2022 Season:
President – James Parahi
Vice President – Mark Ives
Club Captain – Peter Kilkelly
Vice Club Captain – Karim Brown
Secretary – Estella Carmichael
Treasurer – Mel Benge
Weigh Master – Hamish Nichol
News Caster – Chris Morris
Industry Liason – Jim Yeoman

Peter Kilkelly – will accept the Captains position only with the proviso that other club members will help out with a few of the field weekends. He needs a few members to take over control of some of the events so please examine the attached calendar and contact him about any of the events you can help with. (027 474-6759)

Field weekend jackpot fish weights will be aligned with the pin weight for that species.

Calendar of fishing and casting events

The Napier Fire Station will be unavailable for meetings for the next few months so alternative places are being considered.
Weigh in will still be in the usual place.

Subs will remain at $40 per adult and $20 per additional adult from the same family, but may be raised next season. Kids are still free.

Prize Giving is to be held at the Puketapu Hotel, August 14th 630pm

AGM Meeting

Our AGM will be held Wednesday 7 July 2021.
We are looking to fill the following positions
* Club Captain
* Vice Club Captain
* 1x Committee Member (at this stage)
If anyone is interested in stepping into one of the Club Captain roles, please let Pete know.
If anyone who holds an Exec or Committee position is planning on stepping down, please let Mel know asap.
Any remitts must be emailed by 30 June 2021


Kia ora,

End of another season, and as usual some of us had good catches of fish, whilst some of us just enjoyed sending time on the beach trying to catch fish!

All in all still a pretty good season.
A big thank you to our sponsors for the donations for all our weigh in days…. Thanks guys.

Because of COVID we more or less had back to back kahawhai competitions, and thanks to Mel and the contest committee they were both great events and a huge success.
Also congratulations to the winners and also our bike riders and all our members who took the time to help out with the contests.

Congratulations to our members who fished the Pania shield challenge and brought
it back to where it belongs.

Club captain Pete and vice club captain Rex are stepping down from these positions so members we need two nominees for these positions. Please think about that for the AGM meeting night.

Thank you to Pete and Rex for the way you have helped organise the programme for the club throughout the last couple of years. It is much appreciated.

As always thanks to everyone for your support throughout the year and we hope that you can all make the AGM (Wednesday 7th – remember to bring a plate).

James Parahi

Brass Monkey One Results

With the call to bring the first Brass Monday fish together forward a day, the sea conditions were looking promising, a little drizzly during the day but all in all very fishable.
One member in particular made the most of the conditions, George cleaned up the sweepstake and first prize with two fish crossing the scales one being a impressive snapper of 7.02kgs, awesome result and a great start to the three Brass monkey fish togethers.
Our next club activity is the AGM, 7.30pm on Wednesday the 7th of July, also please contact Mark Ives if you still need to return trophy’s.

Pete K

Brass Monkey one

Given the current weather forecast for Sunday (absolute crap) we will be holding our first brass monkey fish together on SATURDAY the 19th this Saturday, meet at the toilets on Le Quesne road no later than 8am, we will fish Le Quesne road and have the weigh in back at the toilets at 2.30 pm.
For senior fishos a two dollar entry fee will be payable before we start fishing, junior members have the option to partake or not in the sweepstake.
The sweepstake will be paid to the highest points winner on the day, should points be equal the heaviest bag will win the sweepstake, I’m also working on a sponsor for the brass monkey series so there should also be prizes on the day.

Traditionally the first fish together would determine the singles title, this year the single Brass monkey title will go to the most successful fisher over the three brass monkey fish together events, (combined points over the three days).

Please bring any trophies you may have to the fish together, we need to collect them in preparation for this years prize giving.

Tight lines
Peter K

End of season Weighmasters report

Field weekend 12, kindly sponsored by Rivers to Ranges, was the last of the season and an ‘open boundary’ weekend.

Members spread out far and wide, from Wellington to Auckland, and everywhere in between to escape the big southerly swells that rolled into Hawke’s Bay. Most found fishing reasonably hard but as always, some standouts crossed the scales, none more so than Ivan’s huge pin Gurnard weighing 1.37kg. Other pin fish were weighed by Kane, Kahawai – 2.68kg and Gurnard – 1.08kg. Tim and Jason L both weighed pin Kahawai of 2.51kg and 2.52kg respectively. Well done guys!

Thanks again to Rivers to Rangers for their ongoing support. Prizes went to Ivan for his Gurnard, which also took out the jackpot. Jason L for heaviest Snapper. Tareq for average weight Kahawai. James B for heaviest ‘other’. Xavier B took out the junior prize.

As the 2020/21 season nears an end, I thought I would give you a run down on the last 12 field weekends.

The stats

  • 737 fish weighed
  • Average 61 fish per FW
  • 16 species
  • 267 Snapper
  • 215 Kahawai
  • 153 Gurnard
  • To date 52 pin fish weighed
  • Heaviest Snapper 11.13kg
  • Heaviest Kahawai 2.97kg
  • Heaviest Gurnard 1.37kg
  • Heaviest Kingfish 15.58kg
  • Heaviest SSH 7.31kg (trunked)
  • Heaviest Trevally 3.89kg (New club record!)

Another awesome, successful season. A huge thanks to our club captain Peter Kilkelly for the incredible work he does organising our season and securing amazing prizes for our field weekends! Shot Pete!
I hope all our members can get to the end of season prize giving (date to be confirmed) to celebrate each other’s successes.

Until then…tight lines.

Field Weekend 12 – end of season points

Video of final 2020-2021 weigh in by Mark Roberts can be seen here on Facebook

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

Rivers to ranges field weekend twelve

Friday 5pm is start fish time for the Rivers to Ranges open field weekend number twelve, an open weekend means we can fish anywhere providing you are not late for our Sunday 2pm weigh in at the fire station, prizes this weekend will be for
Heaviest Snapper, Average Kahawai, best Gurnard and heaviest other, also a couple of spot prizes, and don’t forget we have a mystery jackpot fish must go prize.

Tight lines and good luck

Peter K