FF 16th August
Thanks to those that did let me know how they got on this week when they went fishing. There hasn’t been an awful lot going on but we’ve had a couple of good mornings and yesterday was pretty flat all day. It seems that making the effort to head out definitely paid off with every bit of feedback I received being positive.
Snapper, being the dominant species were in excellent condition and people were able to catch their limit (or less if they chose) in reasonably short time. I didn’t hear of any monsters but fish up to 50cm long were not uncommon. Surprisingly, most weren’t that deep either with fish being caught in less than 20m around reef structure.
Once again the area north of Ohinau was popular for good reason and Korapuki is always a good spot to head. Reports suggest that the water is very clear as expected at this time of year. We’ve had confirmation that the first scallops coming ashore are nice and fat and I’ve been told when the recreation scallop season kicks off in a couple of weeks that it would be worth it to check out the cracks and holes for crays as well.
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It is with regret we advise that one of our members passed away this week. Kevin Harvey was a keen fisherman & hunter and was well known in the local boating community. Our thoughts are with Kevin’s family and friends.
A couple of acknowledgements are in order – Julz (Julie Pearson) and Glen Clark have been working in the Blue Lagoon for the last couple of weeks or more, cleaning, painting and generally tidying things up and though there’s still a bit to be done they’ve done an excellent job and have spent a lot of time on the project.
Scott Farrell does a lot of work behind the scenes including (with the help from his wife Debbie) taking all our glass bottles and other waste to the dump – a big job in itself. This week he replaced all the shelving in our chiller which was neatly finished and painted – thanks Scott.
Other committee members are busy with the repeater station for Channel 65 – either installing the repeater or working on our policy. A couple of others have been reviewing our accounts prior to them being sent to the auditor. It’s been a pretty busy period for most of our committee members and though most club members don’t get to see this stuff going on we should appreciate the time and effort these volunteers devote to the club.
The All Blacks will be taking their revenge against the Wallabies at 7.35 on Saturday night and we’ll be showing the game here on the big screen. There’ll be a sweepstake running, pop down & enjoy some refreshments while watching the game and a meal just before hand.
SEACAVE ADVENTURE GIFT CERTIFICATE
|#1964||Richard Krauts||Contact us by next Wednesday to claim your prize|
|#402||$500||Jim Byrne N/C|
COMPLIMENTARY MEAL AT THE HOUSE OF CHANG THAI
CHUCK A CHOOK – Guest Tosser – Ed Gardien – We’ll make him work for the $1800 he won last week.
1st – throw fell short
2nd – pretty easy throw
|#57||Bea||Another easy throw|
|#30||Hayden||Good catch on his knees|
1st – Jacko copped it whilst giving advice
2nd – dropped never got close enough
|#43||Michelle||Dropped an easy one – fell out|
|#92||Kevin||Good quick catch|
|#67||Thomas||Good catch down low|