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JOSH TINGEY MEMORIAL COMPETITION – 15th Feb 2020
February 15, 2020
It’s coming around again. I am hoping to make this year bigger and better than the last with all the proceeds going to Josh’s Memorial Fund to support the youth of Tauranga. Ask your mates, family, colleges if anyone is keen for an epic day of fishing, prizes, an evening of banter and maybe some shape cutting later in the evening.
Joshua Tingey tragically lost his life on Mount Maunganui 17th February 2018, whilst enjoying one of his many passions, paragliding, at 28 years young. As well as being a man of many passions including motocross, fishing, paragliding, hockey, hunting, Josh was a loyal fiancé, son, brother and friend to many. He was kind, caring, intelligent, passionate and an excellent sportsman. Josh was a Licenced Cadastral surveyor in Tauranga and was a 4th generation Tauranga resident.
Following the loss of Josh, a group from his university surveying class gave Josh’s family some money. It became the seed to a fund which was established with the Acorn Foundation to create a legacy for Josh (www.acornfoundation.org.nz). The annual distribution goes to support youth in our community. The first distribution was used to support the Youth Encounter Charity (www.youthencounter.co.nz). Josh supported this charity before and had ridden at their fundraising events.
The inaugural Joshua Tingey Memorial Fishing Competition was informally run by and for friends and family in Feb 2019 in honour of the first anniversary of his passing.
To keep the Joshy element we are keeping the open boat policy. If you have a boat with a spare spaces and would love to do a Josh. Let us know and we will find you a few anglers that are boatless. All are welcome.
We are working at creating a sustainable fishing model with most the comp catch and release.
Briefing on Friday 14th Feb at 6.30pm.
START FISHING Continuous fishing following conclusion of briefing until close of weigh-station Saturday 15th February 2020.
WEIGH-IN 3:30pm – 5:30pm Saturday 15 February 2020