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.


Field Weekend #2

Well a pretty crappy week weather wise leading into field weekend 2, nevertheless there were a few brave souls who went out and gave it their all.
There were 14 anglers who fought the weed and muddy waters to bring home 14 fish.
pa022628Kane Wrigglesworth got the only three SSH weighing in at, 2.31kg, 2.515kg and 2.64kg.
Duncan Torwick got 3rd heaviest Kahawai @ 1.53kg, Mark Taylor 2nd @ 1.695kg and New Member Andy Brooks bringing home the Heaviest at 1.98kg.
Mark Taylor got the only Red Cod, 1.125kg and Rex Manley having the Only two Barracuda, 1.64kg and 1.75kg.
New Member Andy Brooks showed us how it was done this weekend, landing an impressive 2.76kg Blue Moki.
7.86kg 7 Gill Shark and 21.73kg Tope. His best for the weekend was a Two Records Tope of 28.58kg. Massive size fish and awesome effort with very little sleep.

Huge congrats to Andy and well done to all those who went out and about and to those who put something over the scales. The next Field Weekend will be 15th & 16th October. Hope to see better weather, nicer seas and more of you then.

Tight Lines & Happy Fishing


Field Weekend #1

Welcome all to the start of the 2016/2017 season. A huge congratulations to all our champs from the 2015/2016 Season, and to all those who got certificates and trophies for various other achievements. Well done.
It was a mediocre start to the season sea, weather and fish wise. 17 fishos got out and about  this weekend landing a total of 19 fish.
Our best for the weekend go to Duncan with 5 kahawai. Landing the 2nd and 3rd heaviest of 1.975kg and 1.97kg. Also the heaviest barracuda of 1.975kg.
And Estella Carmichael bringing home 5 Kahawai, having the heaviest of 2.17kg. Great start to the season Estella, well done.
Gavin Brunskill and Gary Kemsley weighed in the 2nd and 3rd heaviest Cudas at 1.76kg and 1.445kg.
Four SSH were weighed with the heaviest going to Kane Wrigglesworth of 2.66kg also getting 2nd heaviest at 2.64kg while Gary Kemsley and Hamish Nichol landed 3rd and 4th of 2.4kg and 2.39kg.
Peter Kilkelly got the 11th and  final Kahawai weighed and a Pin Tope of 17.55kg. Nice work Pete.

Congrats to all who got out amongst it this weekend and to all those who managed to hook a few. Good Luck for Field Weekend 2. Until then stay safe and happy fishing.
Cheers Nikki

p9181050p9181054p9181055p9181060p9181066 Photos: Mark Roberts


Last Seasons Prize Winners List

2014-2015 Prize Winners

1st- Kane Wrigglesworth (9) – Kahawai, Baracotta, Gurnard, SSH, Red Cod, Octopus, Snapper,
Blue Moki, Hiwi Hiwi.
2nd- Hamish Nichol (7) – Kahawai, SSH, Red Cod, Snapper, Blue Moki, Kingfish, Trevally.
3rd=- Chris Morris (5) – Kahawai, Baracoutta, SSH, Red Cod, Snapper
3rd=- Mark Ives (5) – Kahawai, Baracotta, SSH, Blue Moki, Eel
3rd=- Mark Taylor (5) – Kahawai, Baracoutta, Red Cod, Jack Mackerel, Kingfish.


1st 2nd 3rd Kane Wrigglesworth 1.080, 0.995, 0.860

1st 2nd 3rd Kane Wrigglesworth 3.26, 3.23, 3.115

1st – Duncan Torwick 10.025
2nd- Mark Roberts 7.757
3rd- Mark Ives 3.350

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Kane Wrigglesworth 6.00, 6.00, 5.05, 4.66

1st- Hamish Nichol 2.050
2nd- Peter Kilkelly 1.63
3rd- Alan Park

1st- Steven Field 2.54
2nd- Mark Ives 2.50
3rd- Kane Wrigglesworth 2.49.

Overall Points
1st- Kane Wrigglesworth 5375
2nd- Hamish Nichol 4130
3rd- Jimmy Beazley 3320

Golden Oldies
1st- Mark Taylor 1690
2nd- John Purser 495
3rd- Alan Park 180

1st- Peter Kilkelly 2200
2nd- James Parahi 1330
3rd- Kevin O’Connor 770

1st- Steven Field 775
2nd- Roy Frost 425

New Member
1st- Estella Carmichael 1070
2nd- Tareq Asa’ad

1st- Nikki Middleton 1490
2nd- Estella Carmichael 1070
3rd- Sue Lawson 920

1st- Christian Hurring 210
2nd- Alex Hurring 30

AGM news

For those who couldn’t get to the AGM last night, here’s some info from that meeting.

The Executive and Committee for the 2016-17 season are staying the same as last season.

Subs are now due, and are also the same as last season.
Fees and bank details are here
No membership renewals will be excepted until your member details form (below) is filled out and in the hands of the secretary. This applies to ALL existing members.
Pania Membership Application From

The club captain is looking at having two of our twelve field weekends out of the HB district. Either BOP or west coast so save up some fuel money 🙂

John Purser has stepped down as convenor of the annual Kahawai Competition and will be replaced by a sub committee to take up that job.





Field weekend 12

We have reached the end of our season with some fantastic highs.
Congratulations to James Benge who won the 90 mile Snapper Bonanza, with a nice fish of 8.165kg. making him $30,000 richer.
Congratulations to Kane Wrigglesworth who won the NZACA Surfcasting Nationals at the 90 Mile. There was also Sharon Greene and Estella Carmichael, who walked away with a trophy or two, well done ladies. And to any others who I have forgotten.

kaneFinally an awesome end to our fishing season, beautiful weather, lovely seas and even the fish decided to graced us with their presence. Apart from our mates weekend where 93 fish were caught, this weekend was our best with 21 fishers bringing home 81 fish, and a good mixed bag.
Jimmy Beazley and Kane Wrigglesworth each got an octopus, Jimmy’s being the heaviest at 2.14kg and Kane’s at 1.51kg.
Fish of the winter variety were 6 Red Cod, Jimmy again having the heaviest of 1.06kg, Chris Morris 2nd with .79kg and Kane with .78kg. And 4 Baracoutta with Rex Manley landing a 3.23kg Pin coutta, Rex also got 2nd with 2.80kg and John Purser 3rd with 2.49kg. Chris Morris having the 4th at2.2kg. The rare Jack Mackeral made it to the scales too, with Jamie Nichol’s .52kg specimen. 64 Kahawai were weighed, with Dion Jeffares weighing the heaviest of 2.43kg. Mark Taylor got the 2nd heaviest at 2.3kg and Sue Chambers 3rd at 2.26kg. An honourable mention to our only Junior who caught fish this season Christian Hurring. Well done to you with 3 nice Kahawai caught. The good fish are still around too. Dion Jeffares got a .60kg Snapper. Kane Wrigglesworth got two Gurnard .86kg and .995kg. He also got a nice 2.49kg Blue Moki.

Well done to all those who got out and about and also to those who brought something home.Again congratulations to James, Kane, Sharon and Estella, and any others.

A reminder PRIZE GIVING will be SUNDAY 24TH JULY, at the TARADALE CLUB, please let Yoey know if you are able to attend by the 17th july.
Take care over the Winter, see you at the meetings and prize giving.

Cheers Nikki

Field Weekend 12.pdf