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October 15 Presidents Report

Scallop season is open.

Coromandel scallops are fat, juicy and plentiful. Reports are, dive down and fill your bag (get your limit) and back to the boat in 15 minutes. Tauranga and Motiti aren’t as good and the scallops are not in as good condition. I haven’t been out of a dive this season off but reports are the fish are in at 54 metres – you will catch a feed but they are not in great condition, but edible all the same.

Club night last month was interesting, with Ray from Stelth Lures telling us about how he hand makes all his lures. He custom makes lures to your specifications and requirements. Several charters boats are even getting their lures made by Ray to the special colour arrangements they run. Then Ray offered great prices on his selection. Ray works from home in Tauranga and you are welcome to call in to see his operation and get a great deal.

Julie has now taken over the Catch Card Officer role. If you are emailing your catch cards in, just keep using the same email address. Please remember if you tag and release a fish, don’t forget to send a photo with your catch card – NO PHOTO AND THE CATCH WILL NOT WILL NOT BE ENTERED.

Mid Winter Challenge closes 20th October 2015. Bring your photos and catch cards if we haven’t already received them on the night. Remember if you keep your fish, have it weighed, fill out a catch card and have it signed off by the weigh master, so it will also count towards club records, awards and trophies.

The Club now has a Weigh Station at the Coromandel. The scales are based at Oamaru Bay Tourist Park with the manager Les, as the Weigh Master. Thanks Les.

Shelley Beach Family Fishing Weekend is on 7th November 2015. Please contact Mark Olsen for any accommodation enquiries – 021 582 000. Burnsco are on board as our major sponsor again for this season. Thank you Burnsco

Cheers, Roger.

 

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