Club News Club Nights June 2019

Rob Harrison at our May Club Night

A massive thanks to Rob Harrison who came down last week from Auckland on a cold evening to present his knowledge and training on Free Diving and Spear Fishing.

It was a great evening, plenty of new faces and some great banter afterwards.

Club News June 2019 Monthly Catch Report NZSFC

Note from Waihau Bay Club re Bluefin

Bluefin turned up at Waihau Bay today and please take note of the following request from Waihau Bay Club:

“If you are coming to Waihau Bay to fish for SBT please remember to show respect at all times. Keep the road clear for local traffic to get to the shop and Lodge. Do not dump any offal. Weighmasters will be able to help you if possible. Remember the allowance of one fish per person.”

Club News July 2019 June 2019 Monthly Catch Report

Catch cards for end of season

Could we please have all catch cards for the 2018/2019 season received by our Records Officer by 15th July 2019.

We need to start the process of organising the AGM.

Catch cards can be sent in by:

Email: or

Post: WSFC, PO Box 9036, Waikato Mail Center, Hamilton 3204.

Club News June 2019

WSFC 2019 AGM & Prize Giving

The Waikato Sport Fishing Club invites all members, families and friends to attend the 2019 Annual General Meeting and season prize giving on Sunday 8th September 2019.

This will be hosted at our Club Rooms on Grantham Street, Hamilton.

Mark this date in your calendar, more details to come shortly.

Kind Regards,
WSFC Committee

Club News Club Nights June 2019

No June club night

Please note we will not be hosting a Club Night in June.

Club News June 2019 NZSFC

Will you be a LegaSea Legend?


Kia Ora Friend,

Recently we emailed you to let you know about the relaunch of our LegaSea Legends programme at the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show.


LegaSea is committed to rebuilding our fishery and we are campaigning for:

  1. A ban on trawling and dredging in inshore waters.
  2. A comprehensive, independent review of the Quota Management System.
  3. Stopping senseless waste by commercial fishing.
  4. Respect and maximum utilisation of any fish harvested.
Club News June 2019 Sponsors

June 2019 sponsor profile – SIMRAD

Simrad Logo

SIMRAD have been a proud sponsor of the WSFC for a number of years now, in particular supporting the Raglan One Base Tournament.So, a little information about SIMRAD:

Simrad Yachting develops, manufactures and distributes navigation systems, autopilots, marine VHF radios, chart plotters, echo sounders, radars, fish finders and a wide range of other marine technology.

The Simrad name has been in existence for over sixty years. The brand was established in 1947 by Willy Christian Simonsen, who set up his own wireless company called Simonsen Radio. Initially, he focused on the production of radio communications for fishing vessels but a few years later coined the name Simrad to encompass a wider range of activities – namely the design and manufacture of navigation, communication, auto-steering and fish-finding technologies.

We employ over 2,500 team members worldwide, with a team based in New Zealand.

Over the years we have had some key achievements like we developed the award-winning HALOTM Pulse Compression Radar technology and StructureScan® 3D sonar technology for fish finding. These two breakthrough technologies have changed the way we find fish and navigate.

For more information on the SIMRAD product range please visit their website –

Club News July 2019 June 2019 Monthly Catch Report

Trophies to be returned

If you have a club trophy from last years AGM, could you please make contact with a Committee Member as we need to organise them for our upcoming AGM.

Committee contact details can be found by clicking here.

Club News June 2019 Monthly Catch Report

Catches to date – 31 May 2019

Catch cards received to date as at 31st May 2019. 

Please send all catch cards for this season to our Records Officer by 15th July 2019.

Catches to date below:

June 2019 NZSFC

Hooked Up Ezine Issue 20

Hello Everyone 

Please find attached our latest Hooked Up Magazine issue number 18 for your information and circulation. 

Please click here for the web version 

NZ Sport Fishing Council

Club News June 2019 NZSFC

LegaSea joins call to save “kauri forests of our ocean”

LegaSea, as part of the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition, is calling the government to ban bottom trawling on seamounts and other ecologically sensitive areas.

The Coalition, that includes ECO, Forest and Bird, Greenpeace, LegaSea and WWF-New Zealand, is urging the public to sign a petition to the Minister of Fisheries, Stuart Nash, and the Minister of Conservation, Eugenie Sage. The groups argue that Aotearoa’s antiquated legislation on bottom trawling lags behind the rest of the world.



Ancient coral and deep water species are being destroyed by deep sea trawling. See more here.

Bottom trawling is one of the most damaging forms of fishing and can destroy entire underwater ecosystems, which, as evidence suggests, may never recover. It happens when a huge, weighted net is dragged along the sea floor, leaving destruction in its wake. The catch can include ancient coral forest and a multitude of non-target species.

Sign the petition here:

Watch the the video here: