2015 - JUNIOR's ANNUAL FISHING CONTEST
11th April 2015
Surfcasting off the beach at Opononi
Lots more photos-Click on Club Info - Photo Gallery-Kidz above...
Organiser Sam Blaikie, handing out 4 year old Sam Crosbie a 'lucky catch' chocolate fish. It did the job. Sam hooked and landed a nice Kahawai shortly after.
Thank you Sam, for all of your organising efforts.
1st and 2nd prize in the Snapper section was this lovely keen young angler - Shavarn Vickery - awesome...
These lads were very commited and had a great day trying to catch the big one. Good on you boys. Grayson Glasgow and Cameron Horan.
Skye enjoying the Junior Fishing Contest with her Grandparents and their pet dog we have nick named 'Pine Cone'.
Young Skye Hawkins 1.56kg Kahawai took out the prize for the Heaviest Kahawai and the Overall Heaviest Fish. She won the lovely carved Dolphin Trophy kindly donated and presented by Mr. Denis Barnes.
First prize for the Heaviest Fish Overall won Skye a fishing charter worth $400 kindly donated by Linda and John Pattinson of Westerburg II Charters. WOW...
The weather was not very helpful with a strong South Westerlie, but the 30 odd contestants had a wonderful time with many of them taking away very worthwhile prizes.
Congratulations to winners. We hope to see all of you back for next year's contest which will grow in popularity, I'm certain of that.
2014 - JUNIORS
Lots of FUN and PRIZES at the Kids Day
Iain McIntyre off Phat Bastard, an avid supporter of Junior club fishing, recently got a good size Ling. Kene Te Whata’s son – Mrkl, was out on the front lawn with his life jacket on, practicing his cast so Iain whipped over with the Ling and hooked it on to the end of his line. WOW, did his little face light up – nice one Maca.
Several Junior members are shining this season,
not only in the Junior section, but against all competitors:-
Oceania Roberts is again proving a very competitive Land Base contestant - see the Contest page.
11 year old Jack McIntyre was elated to catch his first Marlin which doubled as the first Marlin weighed for our season and first weighed in the current Marlin Hunt contest. At 99.4kg it was a good size on the stand up 24kg gear.
He then caught his second Marlin that he wanted to tag and release, however, the fish was injured, so at an estimated 85kg, Jack landed it. His third and latest catch was a massive 143.6kg Marlin that he landed from a double strike. It was on 37kg gear and proved a huge 1.5hr battle that he won in a very honerable fashion, much to the delight of all on board.
Well done Jack - Awesome. This season at Hokianga will hold lifetime memories for you and your very proud family.
Jack's mate Ben Nilsson tagged and released this 35kg (est) Mako. Junior Jaws was Ben's first game fish fight and he handled it very well. They both love this photo of Junior Jaws smiling for camerman Jack. Well done guys. Maybe a marlin for you next trip out Ben.
Go to our Club Info - Photo Gallery - Kidz to see Hokianga's Future Fishermen in action.