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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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Tuesday Flash 31st August

Tuesday Flash 31st August

The Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club would like to update its members as follows: Committee Elections There are ten members nominated for the eight positions for ‘Committee’, necessitating a postal ballot this year.  The Club thanks the nominees for their commitment to...

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Friday Flash 20th August

Friday Flash 20th August

Operating of ClubroomsWe hope to hear what is happening with our region today at the 3PM media conference, at this stage we are on AL4 until the 24th August.  All going well and if we get back into AL2 or AL1 we will reopen on Wednesday 25th August. Terry FletcherWe...

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Weighmasters Contact details

Weighmasters Contact details

Message from the Weighmasters' Team regarding being contacted If you require the services of one of our weighmasters, please call 021 02562849 (Store this number in your phone). Your call will be diverted to the weighmaster on duty. Please do not text to this number...

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Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club
Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club2 days 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
KUBOTA BILLFISH CLASSIC 16-18 MARCH 2023 ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN!

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

ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS
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.

WAITING LIST INSTRUCTIONS
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
https://www.mbgfc.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Kubota-Billfish-Classic-Waitlist-form.pdf
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
https://www.mbgfc.co.nz/kubota-billfish-classic/
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
KUBOTA BILLFISH CLASSIC TEASER
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
Agrilife
Hakula Lodge
High Flier Sportfishing Kona
Shimano Fishing New Zealand

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