FF 5 Oct
Once again, some very mixed reports. There are still some people going out and catching plenty of good size snapper well over the 50cm mark but other, experienced fishers not having much luck and/or being plagued by juveniles. Remember to try not to catch too many of these little guys as they often struggle to survive the ordeal. We find that using size 8 hooks we can still pick up pannies (and bigger ones!) but very few undersize and often nothing at all under the limit. There are pockets of Kahawai around the bay which are a magnet for all sorts of activity under the surface. I had one report of something very large (bigger than a kingfish) smashing up one kahawai school inside Ohinau yesterday. A few calm spells in the last couple of weeks have given anglers plenty of opportunity to get out wide and load up with bass, hapuku and blue nose. The scallops look like they’re on the verge of spawning and a bigger swell forecast for the weekend might set this off. There are still heaps of them around and if they do lose condition in the next few days it won’t be too long before they’re back in top shape.
AGM & PRIZEGIVING
A very busy night for the club last Saturday with our AGM & prizegiving. Congratulations to everyone that won awards and a big thankyou to Jason Sherriff of Sherrriff Drainage for his generous sponsorship of the Sherriff Drainage Tagging Club. Tony Alsemgeest was very happy to pocket the $5000 cash. Also many thanks to Alistair and Emma of Pinnacle Boats for their $500 sponsorship to the Junior Tagging Club won by Daniel Wilson.
ICE SKATING & CURLING
The ice skating rink has been set up in the Blue Lagoon again this year and will be here until Monday. Bring the kids or grandkids down between 10.00am – 5 pm sometime over the next few days for something a bit different. They’re also holding the Whitianga Curling Cup at 5pm on Saturday night. We’ll be opening the bar and there will be music playing while the games are taking place. No skating experience necessary but please register your team of up to 4 people with Robin on (021) 390 510. Further details on our noticeboard and the club website.
LABOUR WEEKEND SNAPPER TOURNAMENT
Keep Saturday, October 20th free so you can fish in this one day, cash tournament for the heaviest snapper. Then we can show Tairua-Pauanui and Whangamata where they’ll have to fish if they want to catch a big one. Our three clubs will be vying for a trophy for the heaviest snapper caught during our respective tournaments.
SEACAVE ADVENTURE GIFT CERTIFICATE
|#1953||$500||Jarden Ngatai N/C|
COMPLIMENTARY MEAL AT THE HOUSE OF CHANG THAI
CHUCK A CHOOK – Guest Tosser – Cameron from Ararimu Transport – another generous sponsor of the club.
|72||Karyn||Dropped – bounced off her head!|
|42||Jacko||Dropped – the return throw almost took out an unsuspecting member!-|
|85||Kyan||Even better – off his feet this time|
|84||Jacko||1st throw – the Broadbill on the wall took a hit
2nd throw – finally picked one up
|32||Jacko||Dropped – didn’t even get to touch it – too slow|
|2||Laura||Another good effort|
|80||Mark||Good catch to finish up|