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Fish City Snapper & Kingi Classic 2017 Results

      Weight
Heaviest Snapper Overall 1st Geoff Preston      11.488
Small Fry Snapper 1st Jesse Dingle         4.770
2nd Beau Mitchell         1.966
3rd Sean Brinkworth         1.710
4th Ivy Brinkworth         1.500
Junior Snapper 1st Isabelle Mellow         2.390
No other juniors weighted fish
Womens Snapper 1st Heidi Preston      10.424
2nd tracey withers         8.014
3rd Renee Doig         4.810
Mens Snapper 1st Geoff Preston      11.488
2nd Rob dougherty      10.016
3rd Mark Ashcroft         9.280
Kingi Open 1st Loren Clothier      11.684
2nd Craig MacDonald      10.330
3rd Katelyn Olsen         8.080

 

Product Of The Month

This month we look at the penguin range of Fish Ice / Cooler Bags, These are great if you are short for room on a small boat and cant fit that large chilly bin on board, These are hand made in Kaitkati  NZ and in a test using a single bag of party ice from the garage, the ice took 74 hours to melt in the cooler bag. The come in a range of sizes right up to Marlin sized bags that fold up small for storage, The best selling snapper bag is 750mm x 500mm and can hold your limit of raglan snapper! All the bags are easy to clean and the high quality materials do not hold smell. you can get these from: http://www.nzoutdoorgear.co.nz/fishing/cooler-bag-range 

    

 

Recipe Of The Month

Simple but Tasty this month, Every body loves a fresh piece of Crumbed fish, Here’s a modern version that adds a great flavor but not overpowering the fish taste.

Salt & Vinegar Chip Crumbed Fish. You need to add a packet of salt and vinegar chips to your shopping list this week so you can make this fish, it is crunchy and super tasty and perfect for fussy fish eaters. It is a great alternative to traditional bread crumbs as it adds more crunch and flavour to the fish. Simply crush the chips on a chopping board to a crumb size texture, follow your usual procedure for crumbing the fish but replace bread crumbs with Chip crumbs, Flour then Egg then Crumb, Then throw in the hot pan with a knob of butter. Serve with fresh white bread, lemon and some tartar sauce.

NZSFC Feedback Draft to NZ Initative

New Zealand Sport Fishing Council feedback to the NZ Initiative – The Future Catch
report – DRAFT
24 October 2017
The New Zealand Initiative is promoting radical change to the way recreational fisheries
are managed. A series of recommendations are included in a draft report called The
Future Catch, authored by Randall Bess. In September 2017 Bess presented the report to Continue reading

Fishing Reports

Raglan

This is my favourite time of year to fish out of Raglan, A good chance to take the kids out on a nice day and tick off a larger snapper for them, We are hoping the weather will play nice and we will all be able to get out west for the snapper kingi classic comp, Boats coming in with good fish after a morning of fishing. The Kingfish fishing will be heating up with the warmer water coming in, The 21 or 23 reefs along with Gannet island will be good fishing with livebaits or jigs.

Firth of Thames / Coromandel 

The fishing has been all or nothing the past few weeks, bit of luck involved with the day you pick, But the fishing is only to pick up, The snapper will spawn when the water temp hits around 18degrees, This will create dynamite fishing inshore, Some good snapper coming in from underneath the work ups out in the middle. Throwing a stickbait around these workshops has also been very productive for kingfish chasing the baitfish, Take a range of stickbaits / poppers, once you have had one follow to the boat they will not chase again, change of colour or style may fool a hungry Kingi.

Buy / Sell / Swap Classifieds

For sale:

Fish City Hamilton are now stocking NZSFC Game tags for purchase. Head down and get a few for the tackle box before next season, These are $5 each. Alternatively we have these for sale at the club ask one of our committee members at the next club night for some.

Have something you want to advertise? Send it through to newsletter@waikatosportfishing.co.nz

 

 

WSFC Winter Challenge 2017 Results

FirstName FamilyName Species Weight Length Line Wt Date Land/Boatname
Todd Kerr Barracouta 3.26 93.00 10 10-Oct-17 High N Dry
Slade Kerr Barracouta 3.63 92.50 8 10-Oct-17 High N Dry
Tony Thornton Barracouta 0.00 83 6 24-Sep-17 Soprano
Renee Doig Barracouta 0.00 79 15 30-Sep-17 Barbara Dawn
Jesse Dingle Kahawai 0.00 58.50 10 14-Oct-17 Excalibur
Kane Delaney Kahawai 0.00 58 0 19-Oct-17 Tin Lizzy
Baz Ellis Kahawai 0.00 55 0 23-Sep-17 Nek Waka II
Frank Van Vroonhoven Kahawai 2.36 55 15 21-Oct-17 Flying Dutchman
Graham Hubert Kahawai 0.00 51 0 30-Sep-17 Barbara Dawn
Renee Doig Kahawai 1.40 48.6 15 07-Jul-17 Barbara Dawn
Olivia Henderson Kahawai 1.42 48 10 23-Sep-17 Bubbles
Graham Hubert Snapper 0.00 76.00 10 07-Oct-17 Barbara Dawn
Frank Van Vroonhoven Snapper 6.76 73 8 28-Oct-17 Flying Dutchman
Graham Hubert Snapper 0.00 71 10 30-Sep-17 Barbara Dawn
Graham Hubert Snapper 0.00 71 10 30-Sep-17 Barbara Dawn
Graham Hubert Snapper 0.00 70 10 30-Sep-17 Barbara Dawn
Graham Hubert Snapper 0.00 70 10 30-Sep-17 Barbara Dawn
Matt Shaw Snapper 6.90 68.2 37 07-Jul-17 Barbara Dawn
Graham Hubert Snapper 6.70 67.5 37 07-Jul-17 Barbara Dawn
Frank Van Vroonhoven Snapper 5.28 66 8 20-Oct-17 Flying Dutchman
Frank Van Vroonhoven Snapper 5.33 64 8 21-Oct-17 Flying Dutchman
Kane Delaney Snapper 0.00 62 0 19-Oct-17 Tin Lizzy
Tony Thornton Snapper 0.00 62 6 24-Sep-17 Soprano
Ant Higgs Snapper 3.68 61 6 23-Sep-17 Nek Waka II
Baz Ellis Snapper 4.06 60 6 23-Sep-17 Nek Waka II
Renee Doig Snapper 5.30 55.6 15 07-Jul-17 Barbara Dawn
Frank Van Vroonhoven Snapper 1.74 44.5 8 24-Sep-17 Flying Dutchman
Mark Dingle Yellowtail Kingfish 0.00 78 10 14-Oct-17 Excalibur

 

Season Catches to Date – 08/11/17

FirstName FamilyName Species Weight Length Line Wt Date Land/Boatname
Megan Bennett Snapper 2.08 10 04-Nov-17 YTARIA
Kate Bennett Snapper 0.81 10 04-Nov-17 YTARIA
Ivy Brinkworth Kahawai 1.36 10 04-Nov-17 Legasea
Sean Brinkworth Kahawai 0.94 10 04-Nov-17 Legasea
Ivy Brinkworth Snapper 0.74 10 04-Nov-17 Legasea
Ivy Brinkworth Trevally 2.31 10 04-Nov-17 Legasea
Sean Brinkworth Trevally 0.81 10 04-Nov-17 Legasea
Kane Delaney Kahawai 1.12 6 04-Nov-17 Tin Lizzy
Kane Delaney Kahawai 0.00 58 0 19-Oct-17 Tin Lizzy
Kane Delaney Snapper 4.60 6 04-Nov-17 Tin Lizzy
Kane Delaney Snapper 0.00 62 0 19-Oct-17 Tin Lizzy
Jason Delany Snapper 3.16 6 04-Nov-17 Tin Lizzy
Mark Dingle Blue Fin Tuna 86.70 37 16-Jul-17 Fish Play
Mark Dingle Kahawai 1.48 15 08-Jul-17 LandBase
Jesse Dingle Kahawai 0.00 58.50 10 14-Oct-17 Excalibur
Mark Dingle Snapper 1.55 15 08-Jul-17 LandBase
Mark Dingle Yellowtail Kingfish 0.00 78 10 14-Oct-17 Excalibur
Renee Doig Barracouta 0.00 79 15 30-Sep-17 Barbara Dawn
Renee Doig Gurnard 0.72 15 07-Jul-17 Barbara Dawn
Renee Doig Snapper 5.30 55.6 15 07-Jul-17 Barbara Dawn
Renee Doig Kahawai 1.40 48.6 15 07-Jul-17 Barbara Dawn
Baz Ellis Kahawai 0.00 55 0 23-Sep-17 Nek Waka II
Baz Ellis Snapper 4.06 60 6 23-Sep-17 Nek Waka II
Collen Ellis Snapper 3.27 6 04-Nov-17 Nek Waka II
Baz Ellis Snapper 2.36 6 04-Nov-17 Nek Waka II
Will Fransen Kahawai 1.40 10 04-Nov-17 Willie Away
Will Fransen Snapper 7.25 10 04-Nov-17 Willie Away
Will Fransen Trevally 3.02 10 04-Nov-17 Willie Away
Olivia Henderson Kahawai 1.42 48 10 23-Sep-17 Bubbles
Ant Higgs Snapper 3.68 61 6 23-Sep-17 Nek Waka II
Graham Hubert Kahawai 0.00 51 0 30-Sep-17 Barbara Dawn
Graham Hubert Snapper 6.70 67.5 37 07-Jul-17 Barbara Dawn
Graham Hubert Snapper 0.00 70 10 30-Sep-17 Barbara Dawn
Graham Hubert Snapper 0.00 76.00 10 07-Oct-17 Barbara Dawn
Graham Hubert Snapper 0.00 71 10 30-Sep-17 Barbara Dawn
Graham Hubert Snapper 0.00 70 10 30-Sep-17 Barbara Dawn
Graham Hubert Snapper 0.00 71 10 30-Sep-17 Barbara Dawn
Slade Kerr Barracouta 3.63 92.50 8 10-Oct-17 High N Dry
Todd Kerr Barracouta 3.26 93.00 10 10-Oct-17 High N Dry
Slade Kerr Gurnard 1.15 10 05-Aug-17 High N Dry
Slade Kerr Gurnard 1.11 10 05-Aug-17 High N Dry
Todd Kerr Gurnard 1.04 10 05-Aug-17 High N Dry
Slade Kerr Gurnard 1.02 10 05-Aug-17 High N Dry
Slade Kerr Gurnard 0.97 10 21-Jul-17 High N Dry
Todd Kerr Gurnard 0.95 8 22-Jul-17 High N Dry
Slade Kerr Kahawai 1.71 8 02-Jul-17 High N Dry
Slade Kerr Kahawai 1.38 10 02-Jul-17 High N Dry
Todd Kerr Snapper 2.80 6 02-Jul-17 High N Dry
Todd Kerr Snapper 2.41 10 10-Oct-17 High N Dry
Slade Kerr Snapper 1.92 10 10-Oct-17 High N Dry
Todd Kerr Trevally 2.38 8 08-Oct-17
Todd Kerr Trevally 0.87 8 22-Jul-17 High N Dry
Slade Kerr Trevally 0.82 10 22-Jul-17 High N Dry
Sammy Madden Kahawai 1.02 8 04-Nov-17 Chasing Tail
Sammy Madden Snapper 1.27 8 04-Nov-17 Chasing Tail
Sammy Madden Snapper 0.56 8 04-Nov-17 Chasing Tail
Ken McDowall Blue Fin Tuna 61.30 37 15-Jul-17 Illegal Weapon
Ryan McDowall Blue Fin Tuna 28.40 37 15-Jul-17 Illegal Weapon
Joy Pitcaithly Snapper 2.64 10 04-Nov-17 Yogi
Rosemary Pritchard Kahawai 2.07 6 04-Nov-17 Tinacious
Rebekah Pritchard Snapper 1.84 8 04-Nov-17 Tinacious
Hannah Pritchard Snapper 1.29 6 04-Nov-17 Tinacious
Kelvin Scown Kahawai 1.43 10 04-Nov-17 Willie Away
Kelvin Scown Snapper 5.53 10 04-Nov-17 Willie Away
Matt Shaw Snapper 6.90 68.2 37 07-Jul-17 Barbara Dawn
Janine Simmonds Kahawai 1.82 6 04-Nov-17 Tin Lizzy
Janine Simmonds Snapper 3.07 6 04-Nov-17 Tin Lizzy
Tony Thornton Barracouta 0.00 83 6 24-Sep-17 Soprano
Tony Thornton Snapper 0.00 62 6 24-Sep-17 Soprano
Frank Van Vroonhoven Bass 18.20 24 31-Jul-17 Flying Dutchman
Frank Van Vroonhoven Blue Fin Tuna 78.40 37 11-Jul-17 Flying Dutchman
Frank Van Vroonhoven Bluenose 7.80 24 31-Jul-17 Flying Dutchman
Frank Van Vroonhoven Gurnard 0.85 45 8 21-Oct-17 Flying Dutchman
Frank Van Vroonhoven Gurnard 0.59 8 24-Sep-17 Flying Dutchman
Frank Van Vroonhoven john dory 0.60 8 24-Sep-17 Flying Dutchman
Frank Van Vroonhoven Kahawai 2.36 55 15 21-Oct-17 Flying Dutchman
Frank Van Vroonhoven Snapper 6.76 73 8 28-Oct-17 Flying Dutchman
Frank Van Vroonhoven Snapper 5.33 64 8 21-Oct-17 Flying Dutchman
Frank Van Vroonhoven Snapper 5.28 66 8 20-Oct-17 Flying Dutchman
Frank Van Vroonhoven Snapper 1.74 44.5 8 24-Sep-17 Flying Dutchman
Frank Van Vroonhoven Tarakahi 1.32 44 8 24-Sep-17 Flying Dutchman

 

Season Catches to Date – 30/09/17

FirstName FamilyName Species Weight Length Line Wt Date Land/Boatname
Renee Doig Gurnard 0.72 15 7/07/2017 Barbara Dawn
Renee Doig Kahawai 1.4 48.6 15 7/07/2017 Barbara Dawn
Renee Doig Snapper 0 0 7/07/2017 Barbara Dawn
Graham Hubert Snapper 6.7 67.5 37 7/07/2017 Barbara Dawn
Matt Shaw Snapper 6.9 68.2 37 7/07/2017 Barbara Dawn
Mark Dingle Kahawai 1.48 15 8/07/2017 LandBase
Mark Dingle Snapper 1.55 15 8/07/2017 LandBase
Frank Van Vroonhoven Blue Fin Tuna 78.4 37 11/07/2017 Flying Dutchman
Ken McDowall Blue Fin Tuna 61.3 37 15/07/2017 Illegal Weapon
Ryan McDowall Blue Fin Tuna 28.4 37 15/07/2017 Illegal Weapon
Mark Dingle Blue Fin Tuna 86.7 37 16/07/2017 Fish Play
Frank Van Vroonhoven Bass 18.2 24 31/07/2017 Flying Dutchman
Frank Van Vroonhoven Bluenose 7.8 24 31/07/2017 Flying Dutchman
Baz Ellis Kahawai 0 55 0 23/09/2017 Nek Waka II
Baz Ellis Snapper 4.058 60 6 23/09/2017 Nek Waka II
Olivia Henderson Kahawai 1.42 48 10 23/09/2017 Bubbles
Ant Higgs Snapper 3.678 61 6 23/09/2017 Nek Waka II
Tony Thornton Barracouta 0 83 6 24/09/2017 Soprano
Tony Thornton Snapper 0 62 6 24/09/2017 Soprano
Renee Doig Barracouta 0 79 15 30/09/2017 Barbara Dawn
Graham Hubert Kahawai 0 51 0 30/09/2017 Barbara Dawn
Graham Hubert Snapper 0 70 10 30/09/2017 Barbara Dawn
Graham Hubert Snapper 0 71 10 30/09/2017 Barbara Dawn

 

Legasea Future Catch Report

Future Catch Report – Questions & Answers
29 August 2017
New Zealand’s fisheries are owned by the public of New Zealand and managed by the Crown for the
benefit of all New Zealanders. The New Zealand Sport Fishing Council, the New Zealand Angling and Casting Association, LegaSea and its supporters are opposed to attempts to privatise our fisheries. We must restore depleted fish stocks and protect access to our fisheries for future Continue reading

Catch Cards

Reminder to fill out all information correctly on catch cards, We have had a few cards missing line weights that will not quality for points, All catch cards must be sent to the catch card officer, these cannot be left with other commitee members or at fish city or with a weighmaster. Please send promptly to: catchcards@waikatosportfishing.co.nz or post to WSFC Records Officer
P O Box 9036, Hamilton