The Northland Age
Few fish to go around in overnighter
But strong turnout for new 14-hour event
There were not a lot of fish caught for such a big turnout of club members in the 90 Mile Beach Surfcasting club’s Hunting and Fishing Twilight sponsored overnight field day.
This is a new event dreamt up by Roger Hall, fishing from 6pm Saturday evening till 8am Sunday morning which was held from October 15-16, fishing over a 1am, 2.6-metre high tide.
There were also two trophies up for grabs — the Blue Worthy Trophy for the heaviest snapper and the Keith Smith Memorial Trophy for the heaviest kahawai.
There were 35 club members and two visitors fishing, weighing in 11 snapper, nine trevally and 29 kahawai.
Gareth McKenzie took out 1st prize with the heaviest snapper of the day — 6.37kg, 2nd prize with the heaviest trevally was Henry Smith — 2.81kg and 3rd prize with the heaviest kahawai was female angler Moira Rogers — 1.58kg.
Other prize winners were: 4th Milton Arnold — snapper 5.08kg, 5th Kurt Lunjevich — trevally 2.67kg, 6th junior angler Oscar Parlour — kahawai 1.56kg, 7th Issac Lloyd — snapper 4.47kg, 8th Phil Sauer — trevally 2.59kg, 9th female angler Ursula Williams — kahawai 1.53kg, 10th female angler Sandra Mickell — trevally 2.55kg.
Gareth McKenzie won the haggle of a 2.31kg trevally with his 2.33kg trevally and also won the Blue Worthy Trophy with his snapper of 6.37kg.
Moria Rogers won the Keith Smith Memorial Trophy with her 1.58kg kahawai and the most active fisherperson was Milton Arnold reeling in 14.70kg of fish.
A big thank you to our sponsor Hunting & Fishing coming on board this year and providing some nice fishing prizes which were much appreciated by all the winners — Logan Craig, Isaac Lloyd, Dave Hallett, Moira Rogers, Jo Arthur, Phil Sauer, Corey Williams, Gareth McKenzie and Daniel Lloyd. Also a big shout out to Logan and Eileen Craig for providing a very welcome breakfast barbecue.
For further information on the club, contact Jack Rogers during working hours on 09 408 2660.