Friday Flash 04.03.2022



Pending Club Record – BlueMarlin 285.3kg on 60kg line for Martin Holmes onboard
True Story, skippered by Peter Bull. Congratulations Team a great effort. Caught in Mark Vernon Memorial


The Girls in the Bay Raffle has been drawn for one of 3 Breville Barista Express Coffee Machines, thank you to all those who purchased a ticket to support our tournament.

The prize winners are:

1: Ticket #3 – Mark Earle   2: Ticket #132 Karen Johansen   3: Ticket #290 Tracey Jones


Early bird entry closes today!  4th March to be eligible for a fantastic prize of $10,000 worth of Raymarine Electronics.

Also, the first 200 anglers entered will each receive a magnificent looking long sleeve shirt that looks great and is well worth having.  Get your entries in a.s.a.p. here

You can pick up your packs and Tshirt from 11am on Wednesday 9th March and we will have briefing  Live on Facebook at 7.30pm Wednesday.


Increased sponsorship from Tristram Marine, generous support from nearly 50 other sponsors, and 184 anglers on 60 boats enabled the prize pool to top $100,000 for the first time!

Fishing was again able to take place on all eight days which amazingly has happened every year.

174 fish were caught of which 75 were marlin, by far the most ever in a MBGFC tournament!

Top team was ‘Tenacious” with “Fyssher” runner up.

Top light tackle team was “Mercy”, followed by “Outahere” and “Blurred Lines”


No Varta Cup this year but we had by far the most teams register points of any club in the country.

Our 14 first placings are the most we have ever achieved.

We were dominant in the billfish section as can be seen from the following placings.

NZ Champion Blue Marlin Angler

1st          Jonathan Frankham        (Tenacious)

2nd          Cam Kennedy                    (Fyssher)

3rd =       Kathy Sieling                      (Sambuca)

NZ Champion Stripled Marlin Angler

1st           Jason Sherriff                    (Pearl Miner)

2nd          Bryce Healey                     (Mad Max)

3rd         Chloe Roberts                   (Mile Zero)

4th =       Tony Croft                         (Mad Max)

Brent Rogers                     (True Lies)

Other members to gain first placings were:

Kathy Sieling (Blue Marlin – T&R),  Cam Kennedy (Blue Marlin – 37kg),  Tony Croft (Shark-37kg) Shane McBarron (Spearfish), Chris Sadler (Mahimahi), Phil Wackrow (Kingfish), Ollie Carruthers (Snapper) and Thomas Joblin (Junior Snapper) and “Mad Max”.

The top team from Mercury Bay was “Tenacious” followed by “Fyssher” and “Mad Max”

Thanks to all the participants who entered the nationals, congratulation to you all.


Congratulations, to those who were successful in your entry in the Kubota Billfish Classic and haven’t already finalised your entry – please provide to us asap all anglers that will be fishing in your team.  For anglers who are not a member of MBGFC, a $15 per day, day membership will suffice.  If anglers are a member of another fishing club affiliated to NZSFC they won’t need a day membership but we do need to see a copy or picture of their membership card at the club.  The onus is on teams to ensure that all anglers are confirmed and that where necessary membership cards have been sited.


There will be 2 separate jackpots.  One of $500 buy in and one of $1000 buy in.  These jackpots are not compulsory and teams may enter either or both.  All money will be returned in the following format:

70% of each jackpot to team scoring most points

20% of each jackpot to team coming 2nd in points

10% of each jackpot to team coming 3rd in points

Every entry into each jackpot will gain one chance in the draw for a Kubota Z231 42” zero turn ride on mower valued at $9,000.  If you enter both jackpots you will have 2 chances.

Now is the time to start getting your jackpot entries in – use your boat name as reference if you deposit the money directly to our account.  03 1578 0038675 00

There will be 175 teams which is a lot of people involved and we simply can’t afford to have everyone leave it until the last couple of days to action these things.


Tight Lines

Alan Proctor



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