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Friday Flash 12.08.22

Friday Flash 12.08.22

Fishing I’ve only heard a couple of reports from people snapper fishing and they were out around Great Mercury Island.  They managed to get their limited (their own limit, not the maximum allowed) but it took a bit of time.  I haven’t heard from anyone fishing inside...

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Kubota Billfish Classic 2023 Logo Scholarship

Kubota Billfish Classic 2023 Logo Scholarship

      $5,000 SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE REGISTER NOW!!! Calling all creative young students living on the Coromandel here is your chance to design the official clothing logo for the biggest fishing event in the Southern Hemisphere the Kubota Billfish...

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Friday Flash 22.07.22

Friday Flash 22.07.22

Fishing I haven’t heard a lot about the fishing this week but there were quite a few boats out last Sunday.  Once again there was no problem catching the in-shore species with plenty of snapper and a few kingies caught.  Further out a few southern bluefin tuna were...

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Friday Flash 15.07.22

Friday Flash 15.07.22

Fishing Nothing to report this week due to the poor weather, hopefully a better forecast for the next few days will give people the opportunity to get out and we will have something to report next week. Waikato Regional Coastal Plan We’ll be sending more information...

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Marine Biodiversity WRC Submission from MBGFC

Marine Biodiversity WRC Submission from MBGFC

Waikato Regional Coastal Plan Review Mercury Bay Game Fish Club was formed in 1947. We have over 3000 members and employ 14 staff. One of the objects as per our constitution is the protection of fish and their food supply. Most of the townships down the east coast of...

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Friday Flash 1st July 2022

Friday Flash 1st July 2022

Fishing Some good news for fishers prepared to rug up and head out between squalls with plenty of fish being caught in close.  Snapper, kingfish and a few john dory are all being caught around the Mercury Islands, around the edges of the bay and along the coastline...

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Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club
Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club1 day ago
First Leaderboard updated for the new season!

A big thank you to our lead board sponsors for the 22-23 season:

🔹 Whitianga Richardsons Real Estate
🔹 Gameon 2 Contractors Ltd
🔹 Paton Kitchens
Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club
Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club4 days ago

Major Prizes are as follows…

Heaviest Billfish $200,000!

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

Champion Team Billfish Points
1st 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 $875,000!

Jimmy Buffit Tuna Section
Heaviest Tuna $10,000
Thanks to Jimmy Buffit Yacht Management!

Shimano Tagging Prize
1st Billfish tagged each day thanks to Shimano Fishing New Zealand!
Day 1 - 4 x Tiagra 50W combos
Day 2 - 4 x Talica 50 combos
Day 3 - 4 x Stella combos

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

Plus over $100,000 worth of spot prizes!

Entry Fee $1,000 per boat unlimited anglers

Entries will be capped, if you entered last year you get first preference and will be sent an entry pack today. You have until Monday 26th September 2022 to pay and resecure your spot. All remaining spots will then be filled by teams on the waiting list.

The waiting list is starting from scratch, to join the list simply fill out and send in the waitlist entry form along with your payment in full.
Waitlist entry forms are available here
The order of preference on the waiting list will be determined on the order that the teams payment and entry is received by the club BE QUICK AS THIS TOURNAMENT ALWAYS SELLS OUT FAST!
Any teams remaining on the waiting list after the tournament is sold out are able to get a full refund or they may decide to stay on in case of any teams pulling out.

Tournament Rules available here
Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club
Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club6 days ago
Southern Bluefin action for a few club members yesterday!

Well done to Dirk and Chris on Switchblade, weighing in two nice tuna caught in Sponsors Grid: Whitianga Waterways!

Also a congratulations to Reed and the team onboard Beerly Legal, weighing in a 57.86kg SBT last night, caught in Sponsors Grid: Sagerbird!
Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club
Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club1 week ago
🚨 Mark it in your calendars 🚨

The MBGFC annual ‘Girls in the Bay’ Ladies Tournament is back for 2023 🤩

🏆 Early Bird Entry: $100 per angler and entry into a $1000 cash draw! Closes on the 14th of December 2022

🏆 First 100 boats entered receive a starter pack!

🏆 First 250 anglers receive a Stoney Creek T-shirt!

🏆 $30,000 Prize pool!

🏆 Last girl standing prize!

More details to come… get excited!
Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club
Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club1 week ago
Well done to Mark and Jarrad on King Harold today, weighing in a couple nice SBT and an Albacore!

Sponsors Grid: Mobil Whitianga
Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club
Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club1 week ago
March 16-18 2023

As usual one lucky team will walk away with the Kubota RTV!

Heaviest Billfish will walk away with $200,000 cash!

The Jackpots will have a potential maximum purse of $875,000!

Stay tuned next week we will be announcing many more prizes as well as details on how to enter…

Thanks to all our extremely generous sponsors for bringing you the biggest fishing event this side of the equator!
Kubota New Zealand
Jimmy Buffit Yacht Management
JC Walker Transport
Walker Barrier Hire
R&R Tractors
Central Motors, Ngatea
Hakula Lodge
High Flier Sportfishing Kona
Shimano Fishing New Zealand

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