ROUND UP – Well it’s just the start of things but the early signs are pointing towards one heck of a season already with numerous Yellowfin and Big Eye Tuna caught and the Blue Marlin showing up early this year up north as well as a nice one from Mercury Bay. For those fishing locally, be patient guys our time is coming. One more northerly push and it will be all on…standing by at the weigh station! Hope you had a great Christmas and had a great break. Enjoy your New Years celebrations tomorrow night!!! NEXT TOURNAMENT – Hirepool TRAILER BOAT TOURNAMENT, Next Fri/Sat 6th-7th January 2017. GET YOUR ENTRIES IN NOW!
CONGRATS TO THE TEAM ON AURORA !
Triple strike of Yellowfin tuna!!! Congratulations to Bill and Vicki Webb. Courtesy weigh thanks to the Mercury Bay GFC. Details on the catch board.
WHAT A GREAT DAY OUT GUYS!
OUT OF WHANGAROA SFC – Wow – a fantastic catch for the launch Satisfaction II skippered by Kelvin Cruickshank. His angler Graeme Wiggins played a Blue Marlin for 10 hours, with the fish dying during the play and a concerted effort between skipper, angler and crew planing up the fish and boating it. The fish was caught on a Hooker lure in 550m at the back of Stevies, and weighed in at 332.3kg. The angler is entered into the Hooker Lures Marlin Jackpot with the result pending a line test.
The latest record submissions from around the globe
New world record applications have recently been submitted for this dogtooth tuna from Mauritius, a huge southern bluefin tuna and a fly-caught landlocked Atlantic salmon from Tasmania, and a blackfin seabass from Japan.
Jovanna Pillay has been chasing those records again. This time she has weighed a 3.06kg Kahawai on 8kg line. This should be a NZ record for a junior subject to NZSFC ratification. Well done Jovanna! Doing your Club proud!
ONE BASE PRIORITY ENTRIES ARE DUE BY THE 31st JAN 2017. If you fished the event last year your team captains should have received the Priority Entry Form. If you have not received it please let us know GET YOUR ENTRIES IN NOW!!!
Things have been slow to kick off for us at the TSFC so here’s some NEWS FROM THE NORTH…
FROM MERCURY BAY GFC. Congratulations Thomas. Fantastic effort. Big Eye Tuna. 46.16 kilo. Details on the board.
FROM MERCURY BAY GFC Congrats to Sergei Corfield nailing a couple of nice Yellowfin Tuna of Su-Reel on Boxing Day.