April 2019 Club News Monthly Catch Report NZSFC

Current Lines March – Issue 1

– by Paul Batten

Monday 18th March 2019

Firstly sorry to Crosby, Stills & Nash for butchering their great song;

“Got out of town on a boat goin’ to Southern Tuna waters, 
Trolling a reach before a followin’ sea, She was makin’ for the Knowles on the outside
And the downhill run to Whanga ma ta.”

Whakatane Sport Fishing Club N.Z March 8 at 12:35 PM  Results from the 2019 Bizzy Buddyz Annual Ladies Tournament. Well done to all the lady anglers, skippers and deckies who made this tournament a great one!

Bay of Islands Swordfish Club (Inc) 1 hr  Wow what an incredible tournament the Mainstream Reel Ladies was, and it is, all thanks to you ladies for coming to fish it. Congratulations to all our prize winners, the results were as follows: Top Team most points: Defiance, click the title link to see the full results.

Waihau Bay – angler Craig Braithwaite landed an 86.2kg Big Eye Tuna off the fizz boat “B-CAUS” caught on 37kg line in sponsors grid AA Smart Fuel. This fish was caught on 10-03-2019.

Whangamata Ocean Sports Club 10 hrs · check out the date on this one, or follow the link and see the photo. Well where do we start from yesterday, how about this awesome Black Marlin 
DATE: 9.9.19, ANGLER: Mike Stevens, SPECIES: Black Marlin, WEIGHT: 107.8kgs, TACKLE: 24kg, BOAT: Lara, SKIPPER: Mike Stevens, GRID: Unknown (if you do please let me know!) We don’t see many of these so well done!

Ocean-Spirit Fishing Charters is attending Warren Hay Marine & Shimano Tutukaka Small Boats Fishing Tourny at Whangarei Deep Sea Anglers Club4 hrs · Northland · Bloody top effort team!!! They didn’t take out the win missing it by 200grams CONGRATULATIONS to Lars Christensen, but did get first place tagged marlin section; 2nd place team most points over all.  Annette’s tally for three days fishing this week; *3 Striped Marlin (1 T/Y), *4 Mako Sharks T/R & *1 Hammerhead Shark T/R. what a week.

Bowentown Boating and Sport Fishing Club Yesterday at 3:06 PM  Congratulations Sam Morton!. 140.6kg striped marlin caught this morning on the vessel “Take it to the Limit”

Your Solutions MegaFish March 8 at 10:26 AM Hawkes Bay SFC Member, Brent Hogg getting it done at the Tauranga One Base onboard Valhalla with a 171.6kg Stripey. Also, on day one, a 300kg Blue was landed.

Manukau Sport Fishing Club – MSFC March 6 at 11:38 PM MARINE DEALS WESTCOASTER 2019, Over the 1st – 2nd of March, 85 crews came together to fish the Marine Deals Westcoaster out at Little Huia and this year was another successful tournament organised by the MSFC. Firstly, a big shout out to all of the volunteers and sponsors who make this tournament what it is. The Lynch family especially put their heart and soul into this tournament and the club in general – your efforts are not unnoticed and are much appreciated. The list of people involved goes on – THANK YOU TO YOU ALL! Follow the link for the whole story

Manukau Sport Fishing Club – MSFC March 6 at 6:53 PM ”REEL SCREAMER” WEIGHS 197 KG BLUE MARLIN OFF THE MANUKAU, Congratulations to angler Ken Poulton and Mark Sokolich on the wheel who landed this blue wide of the Manukau bar today.

Waihau Bay Sport Fishing Club March 5 at 4:28 PM ·Still some good catches happening. Here are some highlights; 30.2 Shortbill for Mat Cave fishing on Fred in Erin Dickson- Coastal Sales Expert- Harcourts Opotiki, Runaway Kat with a nice blue for Aidan Teesdale caught in Height 4 Hire, Over the last few days four striped marlin have been caught and five blues in AA Smartfuel Top Catch Takapuna Erin Dickson- Coastal Sales Expert- Harcourts Opotiki Top Catch

Counties Sport Fishing Club March 4 at 9:05 AM ·Fish ‘n Chicks was another successful event thanks to the hard working ladies behind the scenes. The coast was quite lumpy by late morning, with many crews choosing to head back inside the Harbour in search of a more comfortable fishing spot. Some of those to brave the conditions out wide were well rewarded; Caitlin Hunt on “the Tinne” T&R a nice Stripey and Tracey Burns on ‘Barmaid’ weighing one at 118.2Kg.

Muriwai Sports Fishing Club is with Susan PotierMarch 3 at 11:55 AM Club members getting amongst it. Congratulations team Tasman fishing the Whangaroa ladies comp on “Back in black”. Winning the tournament as well as the Calcutta. Debbie Green was the angler with a nice 119.9kg stripey.