Snap­per seem shy in D Bay

The Northland Age - - Sport -

The Doubt­less Bay Light line and Rod Fish­ing Club re­cently held com­pe­ti­tions for two com­bined tro­phies over a re­cent week­end, the Dive Shed Tro­phy for heav­i­est snap­per, and Richard Fox Memo­rial Tro­phy for av­er­age weight snap­per.

Club re­porter Liz Virgo said a to­tal of six snap­per were weighed in at the event, along with three de­cent-sized ka­hawai but oth­er­wise, the fish­ing wasn’t par­tic­u­larly mem­o­rable.

“Sev­eral an­glers had tales sim­i­lar to my own, in that snap­per were quite shy bit­ing, and it was cer­tainly dif­fi­cult to find larger ones.”

Trevor David­son won the Dive Shed Tro­phy for catch­ing the heav­i­est snap­per at 3.06kg, forc­ing Allen Parker to set­tle for the run­ner-up prize with a 2.08kg snap­per.

The av­er­age weight snap­per was 1.80kg, with Gary Nears’ 2kg spec­i­men clos­est to this earn­ing him the Richard Fox Memo­rial Tro­phy, while the heav­i­est ka­hawai at 2.44kg was weighed in by Jean Nears.

On be­half of the or­gan­is­ers, Virgo con­grat­u­lated all the prize win­ners.

She also thanked club stal­wart Frank King for bring­ing along two rods and reels as lucky draw prizes.

Th­ese had been do­nated by a lo­cal lady, Mrs Be­govic (the rods had be­longed to her late hus­band), who wished for club mem­bers to have them.

They were won by John Wy­att and Abi Baer.

The club’s next com­pe­ti­tion will be held on the week­end of April 6-7.


Frank King pre­sent­ing John Wy­att and Abi Baer with ‘new’ fish­ing rods at a re­cent Doubt­less Bay Light Line and Rod Fish­ing Club prize­giv­ing event.

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