I haven’t had a lot of feedback this week about fishing since I’ve been out of circulation for a week but the few stories I have heard are very positive. It very much sounds like if you can’t catch a snapper out there at the moment, you need to have a good long look in the mirror and think about what you’re doing wrong. There are some good size snapper being caught pretty much around all the islands and in the bay. Even with the discoloured water inside Centre Island there are mackerel schools with the attending kingfish and there are also john dory being caught along the north western edge of the bay. There are several reports of Southern Bluefin Tuna being caught off Waihau Bay now so hopefully it won’t be too long before we can get to them a little closer to Whitianga.
Subscription notices for the season beginning 1st July are in the process of being posted out now so you should receive one in the next week or so. If you don’t receive one, please contact the office so we can check your current address.
The new fishing season starts on July 1st and many of our members will be out there catching southern bluefin tuna, broadbill swordfish and all of the in-shore species.
PLEASE NOTE: In order for any fish caught to be recognised by the club (eg: for pins, trophies, records), you need to have paid your subs for the 2022-23 season before you go fishing.
WINTER TUNA TOURAMENT
This tournament also starts on July 1st and runs through until the end of August. It’s a cash in – cash out tournament with additional high quality fishing and boating equipment sponsored by OKUMA, Kermadec Marine, Lusty and Blundell (Raymarine Voucher), Red Gill Custom Lures and Whitianga Plumbing and Drainage. Total prize pool including cash and goodies will be over $20K!
Eligible species are Southern Blue Fin Tuna and Albacore. Entry is #300 per boat and there are 5 Red Gill Lure packs to be drawn for all entries in before 15th July.
SNAPPER COMPETITION RESULTS
Thanks to all the anglers who went into the Queens birthday Saturday competition, some great fish were caught. Congratulations to the 3 top prize winners: Mark Phillips 8.91kg , Mark Franklin 8.17kg and Vance Fulton 8.15kg. A total prize pool of $2130.00
Next Wednesday’s roast will be beef. Only $15 per person, make sure you get here early enough for a table.
Club Draw: $1200 #219 Matthew Turner-Sheath N/C
3 Jug Draws – $250 each draw
- # 71 Kate
- #138 Shaun
- #124 Linda
Complimentary Meal At House Of Chang Thai #85 Lisa
CHUCK A CHOOK Guest Tosser – Daryl Bradley – Whangaroa GFC President
- #22 Puggy Good throw, good catch
- #67 Kevin dropped – straight through
- #59 Puggy another good throw – safe catch
- #136 John dropped – bounced out
- #14 Puggy dropped – third time no good
- #84 John thrown straight at him, couldn’t miss
- #123 John ditto
- #106 Puggy once again, top throw, nearly knocked him over but well taken