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I hope the fishing is going well and you are managing to get out at this busy time of the year with Xmas just around the corner.
Shelly Beach Family Fishing comp report.
The Shelly Beach family fishing comp was held on the 3rd of November and despite the weather we had a pretty good turn out with 68 entrees and some nice fish weighed in. The heaviest snapper was caught by Jason Delany at 3.84Kgs and taking out the Shelly beach trophy.
We also presented for the first time the Ken Monk trophy which was hand Carved by Kens friend and Montage staff member Fred Hodge and this was presented to one of our juniors Cormack Bentley with a Snapper weighing at 3.390. This trophy will be presented to one of our Small Fry or Junior anglers each year at shelly Beach.
We would also like to say a special thank you to Kens family and the team at Montage kitchens for providing the trophy and allowing the fishing club to honour Ken at the Shelly beach family comp as Ken has been a long time supporter of the fishing club.
We would also like to say thank you to Mike from Fullon Fishing for sponsoring the Small fry and Junior prizes and also thanks to all the other sponsors for there support with prizes which help make the prize pool very impressive.
Shelly Beach Top 10 Holiday Park
Adept Interiors Ltd
Driving Creek Railway
Pepper Tree Restaurant and Bar
I would also like to thank the Tony Greene and the rest of the committee and there partners and families that helped out with organizing and running of this comp.
Club Rooms upgrades and tidy up
We will have a working bee to clean up the club rooms exterior and interior and also to start painting the internal entrance and bar area.The date is the Sunday 2 December from Noon. Please come along if you can. It would be much appreciated. Bring step ladders, sanders, sanding poles, painting rollers, brushes and trays. We will have a BBQ and free refreshments for all that turn up to help.
We have also been applying for grants to put in a Disabled Toilet and a ramp access to the clubrooms as well as paint and new lighting. We will keep you posted on how we get on with the grants.
Raglan One Base
The Raglan One Base dates are confirmed for the 28th February to 2nd March 2019
The Big Four Competition 2019
The Big Four Competition dates are confirmed for the 25th to the 27th April 2019.
Barbara Dawn Gurnard Challenge
We would like to thank Graham Hurbert the crew for sponsoring the Barbara Dawn Gurnard challenge and we look forward to seeing lots good size gurnard weighed in this season.
Please refer to this newsletter and the website for the rules and the prizes for this challenge.
We will have a working bee to clean up the club rooms exterior and interior and also to start painting the internal entrance and bar area. The date is the Sunday 2 December from Noon. Please come along if you can. It would be much appreciated. Bring step ladders, sanders, sanding poles, painting rollers, brushes and trays.
We will have a BBQ and free refreshments for all that turn up to help.
The best time of year to be fishing for big snapper out west is now! if you want some tips and techniques on how to catch the big one out west make sure you come along to our November club night and see how Graham Hubert does it!. Many great fish are being caught with alot of anglers entering that 20lb club, Good numbers of gurnard are around the shallower 20-30mtr mark, Kingfish at Gannet and the reefs are still fishing well, Jigging can be a bit hit or miss so its worth spending the time to catch livies.
Coromandel / Firth of Thames
Chasing workups is the current fashion trend out of Coro, fishing the edgeswith microjig and softplastics is producing a great bin of tasty snapper. King fish are also patrolling the edges so don’t be afraid to run a wider circle around the work up towing rapala’s or slow livebaits. The Mussel harvesting is in full swing so great time to get the young ones out for some exciting fishing in the mussel berley trail. Its hard to miss this time of year in the harvesting berley so keeps them interesting and keen for another trip on the water.
Check out the latest issue of Hooked up, (issue 17) from the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council, If you haven’t read an issue before head over to see what your missing out on!
Report: LegaSea Governance and Advisory activity for the
period August – October 2018
For: New Zealand Sport Fishing Council club delegatee, Zone
meetings and AGM, October 2018
By: Sam Woolford and Louise O’Sullivan
Date: 24 October 2018
1. Supporter Engagement
a. Events. LegaSea presented at 12 events over this period including the Gisborne
November Club Night With Graham Hubert
Tuesday 20th November 2018 @ 7:30pm
at the WSFC Club Rooms, Grantham St, Hamilton
This month we have the pleasure of hosting a very experienced Raglan local and WSFC Club Member – Graham Hubert.
Graham Hubert aka the Raglan Wharf Seagull from the good ship Barbara Drawn and Bubbles has fished inside and outside the Raglan bar for over 55 years. He was the area reporter for a National Fishing magazine for 15 years so he has plenty of experience to pass on and stories to share.