Club News October 2018

Presidents Report

Presidents Report

Hello fellow fishers.  I want to give you an update on what your new committee has been up to since being elected at the AGM.

Firstly we would like say congratulations to Bob Gutsell on his appointment as the newly elected president of the New Zealand Game Fishing Council and we would like to thank him coming back on the committee as his knowledge and experience has been invaluable with helping the new committee get up to speed with the workings of the club.

Manu Bay Boat Ramp update

Bob Gutsell and myself attended the Manu Bay Working Group on the 17th of September, along with the Raglan Sports Fishing Club as well as Iwi, Waikato District Council, Waikato Regional Council, Manu Bay Board Riders Club and other interested parties. It was a very positive and interesting afternoon.

The options discussed on the day were:

  1. Do nothing and leave it as is.
  2. Just maintain the boat ramp by removing the rocks that end up on it.
  3. Removing the rocks placed in front of the wall that have created a ramp for water to go up and over the break wall.
  4. Build a concrete cap on top of the break wall to stop water going over the break wall.

By end of the day majority agreed that approaching Council to look at the feasibility of Option 3 was the preferred starting point. We are still waiting on the workshop notes to confirm the next actions.

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.

Tournament Updates

We are all set for Shelly Beach family fishing comp on the 3rd November with Fullon Fishing as the main sponsor.  We are looking forward to seeing you there.

Snapper Kingi Classic

The Committee agreed there will be no Snapper /Kingi Classic in November this year due to conflict with many other tournaments on in November.

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.


Tony Thornton