At the NZACA Executive meeting 6th July, the “Proposal” was adopted in principle. A Sub Committee has been charged with going through all received documents and concerns. They are to submit a final document re the 2014 Nationals to the full Executive by the 25th July.

The NZACA also has a new Facebook page. NZ Angling and Casting News & Chat. All Members are welcome to join and participate.

Gear for sale?

Notice to all club members, If any of you ‘gear hoarders’ need to sell any surplus equipment, just let me know and I’ll put it in the newsletter and on the website here.

Contact: [email protected]

Coming Events

Brass Monkey competition starts 14th July – $2.00 to enter – Meet at the grass beside the Napier Fire Station at 8am (Club Captain will advise which beach will be fished) – Lines out at 2pm – Weigh-in (at that beach) at 2.30pm.
Prize Giving Dinner 10th August – Trish to be advised of any members wishing to attend (027 316-5454 or 876-6556) by 5pm Wednesday 7th August.
Paid up members will receive a reduced price for their dinner (may be free if that gets voted in).  Fee’s WILL NOT be accepted on the night.


From the AGM: Business as usual 🙂

Club Subs to be paid ASAP.
Senior $40.00
Second senior in family $20.00
Senior joining after 1 December 2013 $20.00
Junior (under 17 on 1 January 2013) $16.00
Junior accompanied by senior family member $11.00
(New Members add $5 to above)

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BRASS MONKEY COMP, yes its that time again so put on your woolies and get down to the fire station by 8am July 14th and find out where we will be fishing.

Welcome to new members, Kelly Nixon, Peter Hamilton, Chris Johns.


Club Captain’s Report

yoeyI would like to take the opportunity to thank all our sponsors this season.
Hammill’s Hastings Heaviest Snapper, Hunting & Fishing Napier Heaviest Gurnard, Crafty’s Hastings Heaviest kahawai, Action Outdoors Napier Heaviest fish for a Junior FCO Hastings Heaviest fish for a Lady. An awesome effort by you all and well appreciated by all our club members.

I would also like to thank everyone of you who put in the mileage and effort to wet your lines this season. We saw some great fish weighed in. James Benge and his 13kg Snapper, Sue Lawsons impressive 54kg Seven Gill Shark just to name two. Thank you also for the support for the Pania Shield, the Hams weekend, the Take a Mate and especially the “Yoey Challenges”

James Benge with his 13.44 kg snapper caught at 'snapper rock'.

James Benge with his 13.44 kg snapper caught at ‘snapper rock’.

I am trying to get some response on how we get you new members wetting your lines alongside us. I would like you to go onto our Website and give an opinion to our survey. If you don’t catch fish or don’t know how to cast I can tell you honestly none of could once upon a time. There is only one way to learn and there are many of us who will help you.

[singlepic id=113 w=320 h=240 float=right]Chad’s Proposal: It is bold and exciting. It is a whole new dimension and a huge challenge. It is still “ONLY A PROPOSAL”, it has not been accepted by the NZACA Executive at this stage and is to be discussed and decided upon on the 6th July. I would appreciate constructive thoughts only.
Roll on the Brass Monkey.


NZACA – Proposal

A FULL PROPOSAL, PLEASE READ and have your say, your feedback is important: So put your NZACA hat on, read it through and send in your constructive thoughts.
Proposal to the NZACA

1 June 2013

Looking from the outside in, it’s very easy to judge and get the wrong impression, so please excuse me if I seem not to give due credit to work the executive have already done. If I had the time to join the NZACA executive and make a better contribution to something I care about, I would.
The NZACA has seen a decline in membership. I’m aware that new people have come onto the executive recently and this is great to see. I believe the NZACA can attract a lot of support and new membership provided the pitch is good and relationships are developed in the right places. Continue reading

Club Meeting

Another great Surfcasting meeting tonight. Three new members. Roll on those winter “Brass Monkeys” where brave fishermen stand on those soggy wet beaches in rain, hail or the warm wintery sun. Whatever, we’re bloody nuts. Oh and Congrats on the guys who received their Certificates from the Nationals. Well done. 


Field Weekend # 12

The turnout wasn’t flash for our final Field weekend but ok considering the weather forecast. 15 fisho’s braved the rain overnight and bought in 20 fish. One being a new Club record Red Cod of 2.715kg. Also Duncan weighed in a nice SSH weighing in at 11.94kg. There were 9 Kahawai, 3 Blue Moki, 4 Red Cod, 2 Barracoutta and 2 SSH weighed in.

Simon won the Hamills voucher for his fish, Sue Kemsley won the FCO voucher for the ladies heaviest Fish and Jimmy Beasley won the Crafty’s voucher for the Heaviest kahawai.

As the Club captain, I would personally like to take this opportunity to thank our Sponsors for this 2012/2013 Season. Hamill’s, FCO and Crafties from Hastings, Hunting and Fishing and Action Outdoors from Napier. I would also like to take the time to especially thank each and everyone who took time to turn out for our Field weekends, the Pania Shield, the Hams Comp, Mates weekend and my “Yoey” Challenges. It has been a very good season with some very memorable fish caught and weighed. James Benges 13kg Snapper and Sue lawsons 54kg Seven Giller come to mind and I better not forget Simons Red Cod.

I guess my only disappointment has been the new members who haven’t become more involved. On saying that though you all know my opinion on this, you only get out of anything what you are prepared to put in. If you don’t turn up we sure as hell aren’t going to nusemaid you. If you do we will make sure you a well looked after. The opportunity is there for you all. There is a rumour that GK might be shouting at this years Prize Giving. This is because of the amount of “Veritas” rods purchased by Club members. Only a rumour remember.

Once again thanks everyone for your efforts this season, we have a great club. Bring on the Brass Monkey.

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Field Weekend 11

The Red Cod proved a little elusive over the last two days of fishing “The Yoey Challenge number 3”. Although a good number of keen fisho’s went hard, only two of them managed to catch the required two.
Jimmy Beasley won the $50.00 Breakers meal voucher with two nice cod well over the kilo mark along with two nice Kahawai.
Gary Kemsley proved he knows the Red Cod spot and weighed in two to take out the $20.00 Breakers meal voucher.
Although Dunkey couldn’t get points for his awesome lemon of 14.07kg it was good to see it on the scales. Well done Bud that was a good fish.
Considering the cold miserable weather on Saturday it was good to have 20 fisherpeople getting out there and doing it.
Well done Gloria for your fishing efforts to date and worthy winner of the FCO Ladies Voucher.
To Dions young Daughter, Paige. Great to see her fishing even though she doesn’t like sharks. She was the winner of the Action Outdoors Junior Voucher and also to Duncan with his Pin Smoothhound, the winner of the Hamills Voucher.
A big thanks to our Sponsors for your support again.
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Field Weekend 10 (Mates Weekend)

Field Weekend # 10 Results.

Weighed in were :
10 Snapper
12 Gurnard
84 Kahawai
7 Red Cod
3 Eels
1 Blue Moki
1 Blue Cod
1 Yellow eyed Mullet.
1 Jack Mackerel

Fish of the Day was a 52.0kg Seven gill Shark caught by Sue lawson
Total fish weighed in 127.

Heaviest Snapper  Hamills Voucher Hamish Nichol 1.92kg
Heaviest Gurnard Hunting & Fishing Voucher Sue lawson  .99kg
Heaviest Kahawai Crafty’s Hastings Voucher James Parahi 2.48kg
Heaviest fish by a lady FCO Hastings Voucher and Hat Sue Lawson 52.0kg Seven Gill Shark.
Heaviest fish by a Junior Action Outdoors Voucher Kahawai 1.88kg

Winners of the Mates:
Kane and Ken Stone  1145 points
James Parahi and Brett Lawson  855 points
Hamish Nichol and Jack Lawson 770 points

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