TSFC OPENING HOURSThurs 4-8pm, Fri 4-8pm, Sat 11-9pm & Sundays for Events Only. Additionally The club will be opened by Little Fish café & Bistro – Tuesday – Saturday 11-8pm Sunday 10am-4pm for the purpose of dining. To ensure we are geared up to provide good service we kindly ask that groups over 10 be booked via the club manager prior to arrival.
Man this weather is the pits! The Hunting & Fishing SNAPPER CLASSIC is now unfortunately cancelled. A big shout out though to the great team from Hunting & Fishing for the amazing support. We have plenty more events planned so check out EVENT CALENDAR HERE.
Our THURSDAY CLUB NIGHTS have been brilliant, its so good to be back and see the Club so busy! Next Thursday the Membership Draw is $700 thanks to Smart Marine Tauranga.
HEADLINES THAT SUPPORTS YOUR FISHING ADDICTION! We all know that going fishing is good for the soul, but scientists now think that salt water may actually help fight Covid 19.Read more here!
WAIHAU BAY – Following the communication relayed by the Waihau Bay Sport Fishing Club (27 May on FB) we ask that all of our competitors in the Bluefin Bust Up respect the wishes of Te Whanau-a- Apanui. The TSFC wishes to work with the Waihau Bay community and respects the intent for looking after the area, fishery and whanau. We look forward to getting back there in the near future, supporting local business and this community. For vessels fishing in the area please log trip reports on Ch65 Coastguard Channel, other wise try to keep this channel as clear as possible.
BRAND NEW TOP GUN CHALLENGE – Firstly welcome back to Marine Reflections Boat Maintenance as our major sponsor for the next 6 months! This years comp has had a make over, with measure rules in place and monthly cash to be won! You choose if you keep or release the fish. Its just $30 for the next six months to enter and YES there is a sweepstake to be won at the end. Very basically add up the total length of your fish and win. Catch any fish anytime to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Catch the longest of the species of the month to win $200! To enter or to find out more either swing by the club or click HERE
WEIGH STATION NEWS – The Buefin Tuna are officially on the chew, and now its level one and even the swords seem to be biting we are here to weigh your fish! Please call Roly 021 702248 or Kane De Raat 021508 833 and we will arrange a weigh master for you. Also remember vhf channel 3 is the Club’s VHF channel and its there to be used to share information and stay in touch with one another and stay safe. TIGHT LINES!
GIANT SQUID IN THE BOP...When the crew of the Margaret Philippa hauled in their fishing nets, they weren’t expecting to see a huge jelly mass amongst their catch of orange roughy. Skipper Roger Rawlison says it wasn’t until it fell out of the net that the crew realised it was a giant squid, around 3m in length and weighing 80kg. Read More…
MOTITI REEFS- SIGN THE PETITION – PLEASE SUPPORT THE PETITION – “That the Government change the law to stop the fishing ban being applied to the reefs around Motiti Island and that the accountability for managing fishing stocks be returned to the Ministry of Fisheries (MPI)” PLEASE SIGN. Read more WE NEED YOUR HELP.If you want more insight and a place to express your views the STOP THE LOCKOUT facebook page is another platform where local concerned fisher people are sharing opinions.
RESCUE FISH AN OVERVIEW
Superb coffee and wonderful cabinet food is now on offer from the Little Fish Cafe & Bistro. Call by for “lunch on the go” or enjoy our dine in menu options.