Field weekend eight combined with the Pania Shield challenge was held within the boundaries of Blacks beach in the north through to whakamahi in the south, thirteen members fished the weekend with some great results, seventy one fish crossed the scales, 42 Snapper, 20 Kahawai, 6 smoothounds and 3 gurnard. One pin fish was landed, a Kahawai of 2.53kg, caught by Kane, he also took home the average Kahawai prize( 1.61 kg) Best Gurnard was once again taken out by Andy Gunn, (.64 kg) Hamish secured the other category with a Smoothound ( 2.70 kg). And Peter K rounded off the prize table with the heaviest Snapper (1.77 kg).
The Pania Shield was contested between the Gisborne, Wairoa and Pania clubs, a total of 32 people represented the three clubs, fishing commenced at 3pm Saturday and concluded at the weigh in time of 11.30 Sunday. The results were:
A total catch bag of 33.84 kgs divided by nine fishing members = 3.76 kgs pp
A total bag of 20.07 kgs with ten members fishing = 2.07 kgs pp
A total bag of 87.43 kgs divided by thirteen members fishing = 6.72 kgs pp
Well done to Pania in winning back the shield, a great effort by all those who participated, special thanks to Gisborne who are in the process of rebuilding their club, and to Wairoa for sharing their beaches.