Friday Flash 10th September

We are open again:

Now that we are open in level 2 please feel free to come into the Club, we do have restrictions in place of only being allowed 50 people in the Club at one time and also that everyone must remain seated while in here, so we will be doing full table service for you.  Our kitchen is also open, running a special priced menu throughout this time with a roast pork on offer tonight for $15.00.  On Sunday will be offering up as a special a beef curry.  All of our menu can be ordered as a takeaway if you are wanting a quiet night at home so just ring the Club and place your order and we’ll let you know what time it will be ready for you.    Please remember to scan in on arrival or our staff can take down your details as we are required to by law.

It will be great to catch up with you all again as we’ve missed you!!

Subscription due:

All renewal subscriptions for 2021-22 have well and truly been out now for some time, to avoid a late fee of $20.00 subscriptions are due by the 20th September, if you are planning on fishing please pay before you go so club points and fish can be recognised.  If you haven’t received a renewal form please contact the office. (we may not have an updated address for you).

 Voting Papers:

Voting forms for committee must be received by the office no later than 4pm on Friday 24th September. This will mean posting them before Friday 17th September to PO Box 150 Whitianga 3542 or delivering them in person.

AGM and Prizegiving – Sunday 24th October, at 5PM

 Because our AGM & Prizegiving should take place when NZ is at a level one and that everyone has the opportunity to attend and enjoy the occasion, it has been decided in the interests of members’ health and safety to postpone the event until Labour Weekend Sunday 24th October at 5pm

(we hold our snapper tournament on Saturday 23rd October).  It is possible in these uncertain times that a further postponement may be necessary.

SNAPPER TOURNAMENT / SATURDAY 23rd OCTOBER 2021    ** CASH PRIZES **

Mercury Bay Game Fishing Snapper Interclub Tournament – you will be fishing for your club for a trophy contested between Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club, Tairua-Pauanui Sports Fishing Club and Whangamata Ocean Sports Club

Open to Members and Day Members

Fished under IGFA Rules

PRIZE MONEY – 1ST – 47% of Pool, 2nd – 27% of Pool, 3rd – 18% of Pool

ENTRY FEE $20.00 AN ANGLER

SWEEPSTAKE (Optional)  $25 per boat – winner takes all

Click here for the entry form and rules

Entry to be received no later than 4pm Friday 22nd at the office or before the bar closes on Friday night.

 Club Records to date

Bluefin Tuna
Date Angler Boat Weight Line Wgt
05/07/21 Rebecca Trethowen Highline Express 106.18kg 60
20/07/21 Blair Harkin Fyssher    94.6kg 37
23/07/21 Shane McBarron Undertaker 127.4kg 37
23/07/21 Richard Harland Pablo   83.2kg 15
28/07/21 Marty Johanson Fysser 135.2kg 37
Albacore
Date Angler Boat Weight Line Wgt
23/07/21 Tanya Patrick Maximus   18.6kg 60
29/07/21 Ben Pond Fyssher   22.6kg 37

 

Boat Flags:

The club have purchased some top quality boat flags, if you would like to purchase one please pop into the clubrooms/office or give us a call and we can send one to you in the post.  $25.00 per flag.

Closure of the East Coromandel scallop fishery:

The Minister for Oceans and Fisheries, Hon. David Parker has decided to impose a two-year fishing closure of the East Coromandel scallop fishery, in response to a request received from the Ngāti Hei Trust in February this year.

This closure will come into effect on Saturday 11 September 2021.

It will end on Sunday 10 September 2023.

The closure is made pursuant to section 186A of the Fisheries Act 1996.

The Gazette Notice and map can also be found on Fisheries New Zealand’s website, here.

A public notice notifying the closure will be placed in the Waikato Times and Mercury Bay Informer in the coming days.

 

Trophy Winners

Finding the winners was a more complex exercise than usual this year.  The Club’s interim list of Trophy Winners is listed below:   Please check thoroughly for any error or omissions and let the Office know immediately if you suspect anything.  The cut-off date for your responses is the 14th September.  We definitely wish to avoid any trophies being engraving incorrectly.

TROPHY WINNERS

 

SOMERVELL CUP

First Gamefish of Season

Alan Proctor

4/7/20; 27.86kg Kingfish on 10kg

PEACHEY-GARDINER TROPHY

First Gamefish of Season by Lady Angler

WINTER TROPHY

Gamefish Scoring Most Points during

Winter Season

Kirsten Sherriff

4/1/21; Est 120kg Striped Marlin

Kim Schlaepfer

386pts; 92.66kg Bluefin Tuna on 24kg

FRED FORDE CUP

First Billfish of Season

Rebecca Trethowen

20/12/20; 13.4kg S/B Spearfish

MARJORIE DAW CUP

First Marlin of Season –  Non Charter Launch

Hit’N’Run

3/1/21; Est. 55kg Striped Marlin

PRESIDENTS TROPHY

First Marlin of Season by Lady Angler

Kirsten Sherriff

4/1/21; Est 120kg Striped Marlin

ROWLEY SMITH TROPHY

Skipper of Vessel Catching First Broadbill of Season

Nathan Wilson (Pearl Miner)

6/1/21

TUNA TROPHY

Heaviest Tuna during Tuna Tournament

Craig Scarrott

53.64kg Yellowfin

AMARILLO CUP

Heaviest Tuna during Ladies Tournament

Pamela Harbottle

7.25kg Skipjack

KILWELL TROPHY

Heaviest Marlin during Tristram Marine Open

Tom Maxwell

144.18kg StripedMarlin

STAR TREK & CFM RADIO STATION  TROPHY 

Team Releasing Most Billfish during Tristram Marine Open

 

Pearl Miner & Relief

2 Billfish

 

MISS NEW ZEALAND TROPHY

Lady Angler Scoring Most Points during Tristram Marine Open

Danny Mills

475pts

FRANK BROWN MEMORIAL TROPHY

Skipper of Champion Team in Tristram Marine Open

Tom Maxwell (Mad Max)

1637 pts

CONNIE SIMONS MEMORIAL TROPHY

Most Points Scored during Nationals –

Mercury Bay v Tairua-Pauanui

Mercury Bay

2161 pts

NZBGFC TROPHY

Team Scoring Most Points during Nationals

Mad Max

1637 pts

JACKSON CUP

Champion Team in Light Tackle Tournament

THE CLASSIC CUP

Team Catching Heaviest Billfish during

Kubota Billfish Classic

Mercy

859 pts

Kawailani

249.8kg Blue Marlin

JUNIOR SNAPPER TROPHY

Heaviest Snapper during Junior Tournament

LADIES BLUE TAG & RELEASE TROPHY

Most Tag & Release Billfish during Ladies Blue

 

Lexi Ford

9.25kg

Bounty Hunter

2 Striped Marlin

LADIES BLUE HEAVIEST TUNA TROPHY

Heaviest Tuna during Ladies Blue

Fin & Tonic

2.25kg Albacore

LADIES BLUE OVERALL TROPHY

Champion Team in Ladies Blue

Bounty Hunter

900 pts

HOLLINS CUP

Last Marlin of Season

Rebecca Trethowen

19/4/21

COLLIER TROPHY

Last Marlin of Season in Local Waters

Rebecca Trethowen

19/4/21

JOHN BURNS TROPHY

Heaviest Gamefish of Season

Daniel Wilson

282.8kg Broadbill

WISEMANS CUP

Launch Catching Heaviest Gamefish of Season

Pearl Miner

282.8kg Broadbill

LADY JOCELYN CUP

Heaviest Gamefish of Season by Lady Angler

Kirsten Sherriff

150.4kg Broadbill

McGEADY CUP

Heaviest Gamefish of Season Caught on Light Tackle

Alan Proctor

27.86kg Kingfish on 10kg

PAUL BARRETT MEMORIAL TROPHY

Heaviest Broadbill of the season

Daniel Wilson

282.8kg Broadbill

STEVENSON TROPHY

Heaviest Billfish of Season Excluding Black or  Striped Marlin

Daniel Wilson

282.8kg Broadbill

WINSTANLEY CUP

Heaviest Marlin of Season by Local Angler

Warren George

249.8kg Blue Marlin

ARTHUR TAYLOR MEMORIAL TROPHY

Heaviest Striped Marlin of Season

Lewis Bodman

170.8 kg Striped Marlin

TISDALL CUP

Heaviest Striped Marlin of Season by Lady Angler

Rebecca Trethowen

118.7kg

LISTER DIESEL CUP

Striped Marlin Scoring Most Points

SUNBIRD TROPHY

Heaviest Tuna of Season

Tom Maxwell

961pts; 144.18kg on 15kg

Kim Schaepfler

92.66kg Bluefin

HOWARD MADILL MEMORIAL CUP

Tuna Scoring Most Points

Kim Schaepfler

386pts; 92.66kg Bluefin on 24kg

ROKSTAD CUP

Heaviest Yellowfin Tuna of Season

Daniel Wilson

78.6kg

JP CRAWFORD CUP

Yellowfin Tuna Scoring Most Points Caught on Light Tackle

Geoff Dunn

253pts; 25.28kg on 10kg

MURRAY FAMILY CUP

Heaviest Kingfish of Season

H.F. ALLOWAY CUP

Kingfish Scoring Most Points by Lady Angler

Alan Proctor

27.86kg

Tiana Smith

77pts; 7.66kg on 10kg

HAROLD BEALE MEMORIAL TROPHY

Kingfish Scoring Most Points Caught on Light Tackle

Alan Proctor

279pts; 27.86kg on 10kg

MAHIMAHI TROPHY

Heaviest Mahimahi of Season

Dave Couper

12.36kg

WHITIANGA HOTEL TROPHY

Kahawai Scoring Most Points

Peter Lee

235pts; 2.35kg on 1kg

ROY DALE TROPHY

Heaviest Snapper of Season

Shayna Maiden

11.49kg

HUGHES JUNIOR CUP

Heaviest Gamefish of Season by Junior Angler

Daniel Wilson

282.8kg Broadbill

VERCOE CUP

Most Meritorious Catch by Junior Angler

Daniel Wilson

282.8kg Broadbill on 37kg

DR. MACKERETH CUP

Gamefish Scoring Most Points by  Junior Angler

Daniel Wilson

764pts; 282.8kg Broadbill on 37kg

TEMPEST CUP

Heaviest Tuna of Season by Junior Angler

Masen Schaepfler

81.18kg Bluefin

MATTHEW WHITFORD MEMORIAL TROPHY

Heaviest Snapper of Season by Junior Angler

Lexi Ford

9.25kg

KERR TROPHY

Small Fry Angler Scoring Most Points for Season

Liam Clothier

478 pts

CORBANS WINES TROPHY

Launch Catching Most Billfish

Mad Max

19; 5 Broadbill, 14 Striped Marlin

TICKLE PINK TROPHY

Launch Releasing Most Billfish

Undertaker

13; 2 Broadbill, 11 Striped Marlin

SHIRAZ CUP

Skipper of Launch Scoring Most Points  in

Local Waters on Heavy Tackle

Tom Maxwell

6798pts

HUGHES & COSSAR TROPHY

Non Charter Launch Scoring Most Points for

Season

Undertaker

6245pts

FRANK SCALE CUP

Mercury Bay Based Charter Launch Scoring

Most Points for Season

Mad Max

8526pts

 

HOOPER CUP

Angler Scoring Most Points for Season

Tony Tucker

3997pts

 

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