Kia ora firstly l want to say a very big thank you to our sponsors for their continued support throughout our fishing season as well as our Kahawai contest. Attending our club fishing weekend weigh in, is always exciting because we get to see some quality fish being weighed. Because the weigh ins have been sponsored over the last two years it’s been more interesting because even those members that don’t catch fish are eligible for a prize from the lucky draws. A big thanks to our club captain Peter K and his team for obtaining sponsors for our weekends. Cheers guys.
I am pleased to say our Kahawai contest was a huge success even though l was worried about it being put back to April. Sometimes during life we have to try something different and the old saying “You don t know until you try’, if it works, great, if it doesn’t, well you tried. I have to say what a great day. Seems it doesn’t t matter the time of year, if the sea and day are great fisho’s will turn up to try their luck in a fishing competition. The whole day as well as the prize giving was a well run program thanks to our convenors Mel, Chris, Hamish and everyone else at headquarters. Congratulations guys. A big thank you to Ross Holden for a very professional presentation of prizes for our contest. Thanks Ross. Hope to see you next year. Thanks to our two men on the bikes, Mark and Peter K who did a marvellous job as usual collecting all the fish. Cheers boys.
Our team that went to the ninety mile nationals did very well representing our club by coming second over all. By all accounts if we had fisho’s in the boat section perhaps things could have been a bit different between first and second. However, our man Kane won top fisho of the tournament making him winner of the last two nationals held up at the ninety. We also had success in the midget section with young Xavier Benge taking out the fishing section and young Xavier McKenzie taking out the casting section. Well done boys.
At the end of our club season Kane has once again scored the most points in the open section. Well done Kane. Congratulations to all those who have also won their own respective classes.
Mark Ives has set a new club casting record of 203 plus meters with a first cast at one of our casting days. Great effort Mark.
Last but not least, our A.G.M is our next meeting next month so get your remits in to our secretary at least a week before. Once again thanks for all your support though out the 2018-2019 season.
Tena koutou katoa