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Well we were blessed finally with a fine weekend that co-insided with the Hunting & Fishing Snapper Classic giving the 75 anglers a good couple of days on the water.
The teams headed out far and wide as well as some targeting the coastal shallows. Both Motiti and Mayor were reasonably tough going until a late afternoon bite opened the flood gates on plenty of 2-3kg fish. On the coast it was the kayaking duo named “Downtown” using nothing but paddle power who secured all of the biggest snapper, the biggest 7.715kg for the comp. 1st, 2nd and 3rd places all went to Michael Brown and average weight toRoss Brown in what commonly known as a white wash!…well done fellas. Just goes to show you don’t need a big flash boat to catch quality fish.
Also well done to Mitchell Tombleson releasing the biggest snapper for the event, a 75cm beauty, great to see so many released fish this year.
Off shore, the deepwater bluenose cleaned up the wreck fish section. Well done to Vaughan Craven and Graham Burns placing first and 2nd with Trevor McLaughlin taking out the terakihi section with a 1.55kg fish.
Thank you to all of our incredible sponsors that turned out to our Sponsors Evening last night, it was a great opportunity to recap the past year as well as enjoy a some great food and a few drinks. The money raised last night was another record high, so we are looking forward to the 2018-19 fish year ahead.
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