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AGM and Prizegiving Annoucement

AGM and Prizegiving Annoucement

19 October 2021  -  updated 20.10.21 NOTICE TO MEMBERS - AGM and PRIZEGIVING ANNOUNCEMENT AGM:   30 October, 5pm PRIZEGIVING:   22 January 2022, 7.30pm At last nights first meeting of the incoming committee it was decided to hold the AGM on the date it was recently...

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Committee Annoucement

Committee Annoucement

  29th September, 2021 Good Afternoon, On Friday afternoon the 24th September votes were counted for our new Committee, listed below for you is the full Committee for the 2021-2022 year, we are very happy to have them onboard and look forward to another busy year...

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Friday Flash 24th September 2021

Friday Flash 24th September 2021

  Clubroom Updates: We are now allowed 100 patrons in our Clubrooms, however the 2-metre distance between tables still applies as does the seated service.  Due to our limited staff numbers, there may be the odd night where we cannot have 100 patrons in our...

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Friday Flash 10th September

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...

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Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club
Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club2 days ago
Kubota Billfish Classic Entries Open!
$800 per boat 17-19 March 2022

$105,000 guaranteed cash payout plus potential jackpots of up to $225,000 plus $60,000 worth of Spot Prizes!

Rules available here

Major Prizes as Follows…

Heaviest Billfish $70,000!

Last Man Standing Gate Prize
Kubota RTV-XG850 valued at $30,000
Thanks to R&R Tractors, Central Motors, Ngatea and Agrilife

Champion Team Billfish Points
1st $20,000 guaranteed plus 70% of Jackpot purse or purses
2nd 20% of Jackpot Purse or Purses
3rd 10% of Jackpot Purse or Purses
*The Jackpot Purse has a potential total value of up to $225,000!

Jimmy Buffit Tuna Section
Heaviest Tuna $5,000

JC Walker Transport High Flier Sportfishing Kona Tagging Prize
$5,000 cash and 4 days fishing in Kona, Hawaii aboard 39 Merritt ‘High Flier’

Walker Barrier Hire Hakula Lodge Last Billfish Tagged in the Tournament
$5,000 cash and 2 days fishing in Vava’u, Tonga aboard 40 Caribbean Monu’ia

Entry Instructions as follows…
Entries are again capped so last years teams will be sent entry packs this week and will have until Wednesday 10th November 2021 to pay and resecure their spots. All remaining spots will then be filled by teams on the waiting list the order of preference on the waiting list will be determined on the order that the teams payment was received by the club. If you would like to be on the waiting list please txt or call Tom Maxwell on 0274165903 with Boat name, Owners name, captains name and contact details and we will reply with details on how to secure your spot on the waiting list.

If you have any queries please contact Tom Maxwell on the above number.
Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club
Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club3 days ago
Congrats to the Bisbees Black and Blue 2021 Winners Pisces Dona Homa Team Braniff, 221 kg Blue Marlin $1,134,000!!!

Other prize winners included…
2nd Place Rantin n Ravin - Team Brass 138 kg Blue Marlin $732,550
1st Place Release Division - Reel Pushy four blue marlin released $110,500
2nd Place Release Divison - Pisces Listo two blue marlin released $38,250
3rd Place Release Division - Bull Rider two blue marlin released $21,250
Top Captain Lupe Gonzalez from Pisces Dona Homa
Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club
Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club4 days ago
Raffle available at the club $10 per ticket.
3 Machines. 300 tickets. Get in quick!
#breville #girlsinthebay #letsgethooked
Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club
Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club6 days ago
We have a new tournament: Cathedral Cove Cruisers Soft Bait, Slow Jig and Sliders Competition 27th & 28th November, 2021

“We at Cathedral Cove Cruises are pleased to be able to sponsor this new fishing Contest. We have been taking tours here now since 2013 and specialise in a providing a unique on water experience. Our tours include lots of fun, snorkelling in the marine reserve and of course some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in New Zealand. If you are looking to have a different experience on the water this summer join us on our CCC cruise for what many of our customers say is the best experience to be had in Coromandel”

Daily Cash Prizes, Minimum $750 for the heaviest snapper overall
Species: Snapper, John Dory, Other (no sharks or stingrays)

Entry Fee: $25 per angler
Optional Boat Sweepstake $20.00 per boat winner take all

Open to members and day members and fished under IGFA Rules (No overlapping hooks)

For more details including Prize Allocation (cash) go to

You can pay online and scan your entry form through to ; Enter at the office from 9am Mon-Fri ; or at the bar in the clubrooms.

Tournament Sponsor
Ken Hindmarsh
Cathedral Cove Cruises
0800 88 86 88
Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club
Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club7 days ago
Labour Weekend Snapper Tournament - Cancelled

Unfortunately, due to the unfavourable weather forecast for this Saturday ( East 20+ Knots, 2.1m swell) the Snapper tournament is cancelled for 2021.

Keep an eye out for up and coming tournaments
Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club
Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club3 weeks ago
Rounding out our trifecta of recently ratified World Records is young Mitch Oliveira with his Blue Marlin World Record caught out near ‘The Hook’

The club now has all the major billfish world records stitched up with Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin and Broadbill Swordfish which is totally unprecedented there isn’t a club on the planet that can lay claim to this well done to all our kids and all their parents for getting them involved in our great sport!

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