FF 27th December
Most people are still getting pretty good results as far as snapper fishing is concerned although we expect it to slacken off around the bay over the next few weeks with all the water traffic which seems to move the fish on for a while. They’ll still be around though but you may have to try different areas. It was good to hear that there are plenty of pannies in the river too for those that don’t want to head too far for a meal. Out wide things are just starting to spark into life too, with 6 yellow fin tuna weighed this week and several more caught while I was writing this. There was a good size striped marlin weighed at Tairua yesterday and I’ve heard that someone else dropped a marlin in our waters so things are looking positive at this early stage of the season.
KIDS WHARF COMPETITION
This big event is taking place tomorrow across the road at the wharf. Club members can enter between 5pm and 7pm tonight at the club, otherwise be on the wharf any time after 8.30am tomorrow. Fishing starts at 9.00 am with prizegiving around 10.30am. The organisers have ensured heaps of prizes will be given away and it will a great time for the kids.
PACIFIC COAST MARINE TOP TEN TUNA TOURNAMENT
It’s only a week and a bit away now for the Pacific Coast Marine Top Ten Tuna Tournament and it’s great to have 6 yellow fin tuna already weighed this week and more being caught today. The tournament is spread over 8 days so there’s bound to be one or two good weather windows so we can all head wide. If you are going to fish this tournament, please get your entries in asap so we don’t end up with big queues next Friday.
LIQUOR LICENCE REQUIREMENT
Our Club licence allows us to sell alcohol to members, their guests and members of other clubs affiliated with the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council. If you have friends or family that are not members of our club or another fishing club, you must accompany them and bring them as your guest. We’re getting an increasing number of people who are not members coming along at the recommendation of members who are not with them. As much as we like the business, we must obey the conditions of our licence and we want to avoid putting visitors from out of town in an awkward position.
To Louise Wilson, fishing on Stingray on Christmas Day, who caught a 14.24kg yellowfin tuna on 10kg line and a 3.22kg albacore on 3kg line. Both of these will be pinfish and the albacore will be a Ladies club record – well done Louise.
SEACAVE ADVENTURE GIFT CERTIFICATE
# 1956 Hank Golaboski Contact us by next Wednesday to claim your prize
#1121 $800 Lynette Skeet N/C
#01 $250 #50 Richard
#02 $250 #16 Bruce
COMPLIMENTARY MEAL AT THE HOUSE OF CHANG THAI
CHUCK A CHOOK – Guest Tosser – Stuart – Carma’s brother over here from Aus.
#33 ? Very safe hands
#62 ? Dropped young fellow – good effort, couldn’t hold on to it
#100 ? Dropped – straight through her hands
#36 ? Solid throw, good catch
#76 ? Dropped, hands were too slow
#32 Connor Well taken
#99 Mary Safe enough
#95 ? Dropped – misjudged the chook
#52 Mary Another safe one.