FISHING REPORT  8th March 2017 (for Hauraki FM, Radio Sport, Talkback and the Hits)

Last week was all about the 2017 A1 Homes ONE BASE. With a full house of 100 teams we had 370 out there in mostly beautiful conditions. All of these anglers were searching for the biggest fish that Bay of Plenty had to offer.  Congratulations to all of our contestants especially Lawrence Flude from the boat Gulfseeker landing the biggest fish for the event, a 225.8kg Blue Marlin taken out of the Orange Corporation sponsors grid.  The largest Striped Marlin of went to Cobar II with Aaron Paku the angler here, Tidal light in second and Bacchus a close third.

Solid kingfish again came of the team Wai Whare boat and the largest Tuna going to Matt Miller off Night shift with a plump 23.8kg Yellowfin Tuna.

This year 9 anglers were rewarded handsomely for tagging and releasing their marlin. Also it was great to see the measure and release king fish and snapper hotly contested. Thankyou to all of our wonderful sponsors especially A1 Homes and Bay Insurance Brokers and the Port of Tauranga.

Coming up and not to be missed is Mount ITM Billfish Bonanza on the 24th-26th March. And after all of these easterlies it could just be prime time for our local gamefish. Entries and details for this one at tsfc.co.nz