Friday Flash 19 November, 2021

by | Nov 19, 2021 | Friday Flash


There’s been a lot more wind around this week so understandably a lot less fishing. The fishing has also been a bit harder according to most people.  They’re still catching some good size snapper out there and all the fish are in excellent condition.  A bit of current around the Mercury Islands seems to helps with some good catches around Korapuki and Stanley Islands. With the fishing on rod and reel a little slower, some are resorting to long lines with good success.  There are also a few rookies out there with artificial lures/baits practicing for the Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises Soft bait, Slow Jigs and Sliders competition due to be held in a week and a bit.  There have been plenty of kingfish caught on live baits but no updates from further out this week.  Some nice weather forecast today and tomorrow may prove tempting… ?

Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises Soft bait, Slow Jig and Sliders Competition:

This new tournament is now just over a week away with plenty of cash prizes for Snapper, John Dory and heaviest ‘other’.  Entry is only $25 per angler and there’s an optional $20 boat sweepstake.  It’s still early days but the long range forecast is pretty good so keep it in mind.

Z-Man, Gulp and Shimano have come on board as sponsor.

Rules and entry forms are on the bar or our website.

Hawaiian Night:

We’ll be holding our annual Hawaiian night in a fortnight on December 2nd to celebrate the onset of summer.  There’ll be a few cocktails available and a couple of themed additions to the kitchen menu.  Wear your loudest Hawaiian shirts and even a lei or flowers in your hair.  Expecting another good night, hope to se you here.

Fish, Chips and Salad:

With more people venturing out on the water as it gets warmer, it’s timely to remind you that the club will batter your own cleaned and filleted fish and dish it up with salad and chips for just $5.00 per person.  Platters and other seafood POA.  Unfortunately this service is not available on Thursdays or during tournaments due to how busy the kitchen is.

Kids Wharf Fishing Competition:

Unfortunately this event has had to be cancelled due to the government restrictions around       Covid 19.  With the competition not taking place on our premises (its on the wharf which is a public place), it is not practical for us to enforce rules around vaccination certificates.

Radio Operator:

We are very fortunate that Bill Skinner has offered to help with gamebase during the tournament season.  Anne McIvor has also said she will assist as required.  Thanks to you both, this is an important role during our tournaments and its great to know we virtually have it covered.  It would still be great to get one or two more volunteers to help if someone is unavailable. Please contact the office if you are available to help

VHF Radio:

It is a legal requirement that anyone using a VHF radio (except in emergencies) must hold a maritime VHF Operator Certificate.  We encourage anyone wishing to use a VHF radio to complete the course which can be done on-line through Coastguard’s boating education programme.  Other relevant boating courses are also available.  To enquire or book, please contact Coastguard directly on 0800 408090 or

Club Manager:

As advised last week, Alan Proctor had assumed the role of temporary manager following Louise’s resignation.  After the committee meeting earlier this week, we can confirm that Alan has been appointed manager with a 12 month fixed term contract.

Committee Changes:

Following Alan’s appointment as manager and subsequent resignation from the committee, the remaining committee members have co-opted Graham Van de Laar to the committee in accordance with clause 9(f) of the constitution.  The committee and management agree that Graham will be a great addition and we all look forward to working with him over the next year and maybe many more.


24 Raffles:
Club Draw: $600.00   # 162 Pat Hale   N/C
2 Jugs draw:
55 Peter
45 Ross
Chuck a Chook:      Tosser:  Evan – the South African Chook Chucker
                                   from the team getting the marina fuel dock
      up and ready for the opening on Saturday
26 Ross Quick lob, just spotted and caught
33 Sue Too easy
94 Kate Too slow, dropped
54 Peter Too easy again
85 Bea Dropped
91 ? Looking after his mate so they could
enjoy dinner
76 Carolyn Reluctantly stood and caught it after
it rebounded off the roof



Tight Lines


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