Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club Friday Flash

Friday Flash 09.12.22

by | Dec 9, 2022 | Friday Flash


A couple of pinfish weighed in on Wednesday, congratulations to Wayne Macfarlane and crew on Mile Zero for a 42.58kg Yellowfin Tuna and Jarrad Hill and Mark Phillips on Relief for a 10.62kg Shortbill Spearfish, also Jarrad’s fish is the first billfish of the season.

Girls the Bay Ladies Tournament Announcement

Its official –   the tournament convenors are thrilled to announce the Last Girl Standing Prize thanks to Landmark Homes Coromandel.      “The Landmark Homes Ultimate $10k Appliance Upgrade”

Early bird closes 14th December for the chance to be in win $1000 cash and is only $100 per angler. Entries after this will be $120 per angler.

Also the first 250 anglers will received a Stoney Creek Tshirt! And the first 100 boats will get a starter bag.

Entry forms on the website, at the bar, or in the office

Suzuki Top Ten Tuna Tournament

The Tuna are on their way !!

This is an 8 day tournament which starts on the 31st December 2022 until the 7th January 2023. Cash prize pool of $10,000 and 5 lucky anglers will be drawn for one of 5 Suzuki DF2.5 outboard motors.

Entry forms on the website, at the bar, or in the office

Courtesy Van
Thanks to Walter and Tania Christensen of Peninsula Rent a Car who have kindly offered a van to be used as our Courtesy Van for tonight (Thursday 8th) and the following Thursday 15th December while ours in need of repairs.
Courtesy Van # is:   028 4183025 to get a pickup/drop off

Caulerpa seaweed – Divers’ online workshop

Biosecurity NZ is offering an online workshop this coming Wednesday 14th December at 5.30pm for divers to help you identify pest Caulerpa seaweeds, and help prevent its spread.

Caulerpa is in the waters off Aotea Great Barrier Island and Ahuahu Great Mercury Island. The biggest risk of spread is via fishing and diving gear. In this workshop you’ll learn about Caulerpa, how to identify it and how to prevent its spread.

To register your interest, please email Biosecurity NZ at and they will send you a link to the online session.

Kitchen  – Roast Night this Wednesday 14th December

To celebrate Christmas, we will be having Ham and all the trimmings, with a small dessert for our roast night this coming Wednesday. $15.00 per person.

Club Draw

#197                    $1100                   Kay Burgess N/C

The Jug

$250 per draw

#1           #10        Lisa

#2           #36        Carl

#3           #117      Hanna

#4           #140      Lisa

Complimentary meal at House of Chang Thai    #7   Peter

 Chuck a Chook – Guest Tosser  –    Eric (and Fiona) 32nd Wedding Anniversary, congratulations!

#41        John O                 far too easy

#135      Marie                   got sucked in with the easy throw

#161      Oz                         side-stepped it!

#42        Lee                        how did you drop that ?!

#31        Ryder                    no chance of dropping it

#53        Carol                    great catch

#2           Hillbilly                 too easy

#137      Craig                     straight through the hands

#131      John O                 straight through the legs! (some tampering involved)

#109      Shirley                  this is one munted chicken!

#125      Lisa C                    finally shown how its done


Tight Lines

Caroline / Office





Related Articles

Friday Flash 30.06.23

Friday Flash 30.06.23

Fishing summary, unfortunately, not a lot going on – especially inshore.  The few reports I have received weren’t really that positive. 

Friday Flash 16.06.23

Friday Flash 16.06.23

FISHING The weather’s been a little bit better this week but there hasn’t been an awful lot of fishing going on.  They’re getting pretty good results when out there though, so it’s definitely worth the effort.  There were a lot of snapper caught last weekend although...

Friday Flash 09.06.23

Friday Flash 09.06.23

FRIDAY FLASH 09.06.23  Fishing There seem to be plenty of snapper out there at the moment with some excellent fish caught all up the eastern side of Great Mercury Island, both sides (north and south) of Korapuki, outside Ohinau and the Black Rocks.  Soft baiters are...

Friday Flash 02.06.23

Friday Flash 02.06.23

FRIDAY FLASH 02.06.23  Fishing There hasn’t been a lot of fishing over the last week but there was some - particularly last weekend.  Feedback was generally pretty good, with a couple of exceptions.  Several types of fishing were getting good results – softbaiting...