2018 INTERCLUB REPORT
After the disappointing lost last year there was always a steely resolve among our anglers, that this year would be different. The comment was made by so many anglers that the great prizes on offer from Penn and Decoro were only really a distraction in terms of what was the goal, that being to bring the Shield back to our Club.
The rivalry between the Mount Club and ours is truly alive and well with the competition now into its 24th year. Club dominance has been a hall mark of this competition with early domination from Tauranga then for a long spell the Mount dominated 2007-2014, the Tauranga SFC only picking up in a win in 2015, a cancelation in 2016 and then the loss in 2017.
This year the fishing was tough going, however there were some outstanding results. Notably the sizable snapper this year, with all the top ten being over 5kg and the top 3 all over 9kg. The crew on King Hit were on fire dominating both the Kingfish and Trevally sections. The Tarakihi were also dominated by Tauranga boats as was the Gurnard and John Dory categories. The communication this year among our interclub group was outstanding ensuring no holes in the species schedule were left unplugged.
So…this year I’m thrilled to announce that the Tauranga Club has won back the Interclub shield in emphatic fashion. Turning up with 99 anglers versus 54 for the Mount, it was always going to be a tough task for the defenders. After the dust settled it was a complete white wash with the Tauranga SFC recording 291 points versus the Mount’s 134.
Having so many keen and committed anglers on the water this year was the difference. Now with two trophy victories a piece for each Club over the last five years, the flip flop nature of who wins the Shield only makes the importance grow year on year. The sense of pride among our group was clear on Sunday evening, so well done everyone. So enjoy that well-deserved beer, and let’s enjoy the moment BUT make it a promise to return next year and defend our log’o wood.
|1st||Cody Burdis||22.64kg||Mount||1st||Carey Wilson||9.865kg||Mount|
|2nd||Cody Burdis||16.78kg||Mount||2nd||Mason Achison||9.276kg||Tauranga|
|3rd||Lee Thomson||10.24kg||Tauranga||3rd||Te Pua Russell||9.072kg||Mount|
|1st||Charlie Champness||4.54kg||Tauranga||1st||Adam Harvey||3.07kg||Tauranga|
|2nd||Charlie Champness||4.12kg||Tauranga||2nd||Russell Harvey||2.925kg||Tauranga|
|3rd||Hayden Speed||3.955kg||Mount||3rd||Rod Barnett||2.79kg||Mount|
|1st||Anthony Hedgeman||1.64kg||Tauranga||1st||Steve Vercoe||1.225kg||Tauranga|
|2nd||Marty Saunders||1.56kg||Tauranga||2nd||Murray Wooster||0.994kg||Tauranga|
|3rd||Mark Armistead||1.49kg||Tauranga||3rd||Jason Hamlyn||0.888kg||Tauranga|
|1st||Charlie Champness||23.48kg||Tauranga||1st||Luke Dolman||2.15kg||Tauranga|
|2nd||Michael Wheeler||17.44kg||Tauranga||2nd||Mark Cairns||2.05kg||Tauranga|
|3rd||Michael Wheeler||16.02kg||Tauranga||3rd||Winston Cox||1.985kg||Mount|