Tentative dates for next years Comp are 18/19/20th May 2018
Fishing comp 2017
Overview of the Comp
The weather came to the party this year with excellent conditions all 3 days. On Friday it was 10 knot variable winds with a 1.5mtr swell on the south and pretty much flat on the west coast and harbour. On Saturday it was virtually flat calm. The swell eased on the south and it was close to perfect conditions. On Sunday a northerly got up to 15/20knots by midday and the swell dropped to less than a metre on the south. Stats - We had approximately 215 entrants including 12 kayaks, 32 shore only fishers, 23 kids, 18 juniors, 15 ladies, 48 boat/shore fishers and 67 boat only fishers. Prior to the comp a big southerly may have put some of the fish off the bite with slightly colder water, Snapper were harder to catch in the harbour and out west but some anglers got their limits with one large 8kg fish from Nick Bowden from Kapiti. Only one kingi was weighed in but a few got away. Gurnard, kahawai, tarakihi, bluecod and bluenose were about in good numbers but moki, spotty shark, elephantfish and puka were harder to get onto. Surfcasting was tough going as the south coast was a bit swelly and the water was dirty close into shore. Sunday morning was the best but only one spotty shark was caught. At 11.6kgs it was a big one though, well done Ricky Nunez!
Recon Boat Section Contestant Weight (kgs) Bluecod 1 Mile Le Prou 2.14 Bluecod 2 Byrce Hunter 1.96 Bluecod 3 Ray Marshall 1.62 Terakihi 1 Leigh Page 1.68 Terakihi 2 Steve Brown 1.51 Terakihi 3 Dean Gates 1.466 Elephantfish 1 Logan 5.74 Elephantfish 2 Vinnie Smitts 4.02 Elephantfish 3 drawn Gurnard 1 Kevin Bowden 1.24 Gurnard 2 Jordan Lowndes 1.22 Gurnard 3 Nathan Guther 1.21
Pete Lamb and Tasline Deepwater Bass 1 drawn Bass 2 drawn Bass 3 drawn Bluenose 1 Eli Kapua 9.86 Bluenose 2 John Coffey 7.94 Bluenose 3 Mike Anstiss 6.66 Groper 1 drawn Groper 2 drawn Groper 3 drawn
Penn Shore Section Blue Moki 1 drawn Blue Moki 2 drawn Blue Moki 3 drawn Spotty Shark 1 Ricky Nunez 11.66 Spotty Shark 2 drawn Spotty Shark 3 drawn Red Cod 1 Vinny Smitts 2.4 Red Cod 2 Anthony Sanger Shore 1.96 Red Cod 3 Jordan Cockrane 1.92 Barracouta 1 Anthony Sanger Shore 3.12 Barracouta 2 Vinny Smits 1.56 Barracouta 3 Clayton Pepere 1.372
Gasworks Combined Boat / Shore Snapper 1 Nick Bowden 8.16 Snapper 2 Craig Bailey 3.36 Snapper 3 Steve Brown 2.54 Kingfish 1 Leigh Page 5.98 Kingfish 2 drawn Kingfish 3 drawn Kahawai 1 Luke Cowley 2.88 Kahawai 2 Rowan Wright 2.86 Kahawai 3 Eli Kapua 2.84 Trevally 1 Stephanie Fairweather 3.46 Trevally 2 Steve Brown 2.37 Trevally 3 Damien Georgio 2.3
Southern Bait and Okuma Kids Herring 1 Sebastian Chow Worn 0.240, 2 Alex Randall 0.190, 3 Toby Randall 0.154 Spotty 1 Stella Thompson 0.340, 2 James Pearce 0.280, 3 Coutney Mclver 0.220 Parrotfish drawn
Double Glazing Guys Hardluck Kevin Murphy (fillet blue cod before weigh in) Rob Snows daughter for getting a hook in her finger and having to go to A+E
Kiwi Sizzler Photo We had some great entries and it was hard to pick 2nd and third but the 1st place was a classic 1 Alistair Maher - what a great wgtn harbour fishing shot 2 Stephanie Fairweather - I liked the blue colour and the different angle of the fish 3 Nadine Kapua - A family sossie session at the back of 5 mile reef on the Kapua vessel, this one brought a smile to my face
SPECIES OF FISH Open (boat) section - kahawai, tarakihi, bluecod, gurnard, snapper, kingfish, groper/bass/bluenose shore only - redcod, blue moki, spotted shark, barracouta, trevally kids - spotty, herring, mackerel, parrotfish
Shore fishers may enter the open section and compete for both shore and open species Juniors (up to 15yrs) can fish the boat or shore sections
If you want to fish the main shore or boat prizes you have to pay the $20 or $30 otherwise you can just enter as a kid (1-11yr), a junior (1-15yr), a lady or a kayak fisher and fish that particular section.
Gasworks Combined Boat & Shore section Kingfish – $400 Fortune Favours brewery tour 8 ppl Shimano kingfish T& Victory Fillet Knife & Cap Snapper – $200 Wellington Hospitality Voucher 19 Venues to use & Victory Fillet Knife & Cap Trevally – Penn Spin Fish Reel & Victory Fillet Knife Shimano T & Cap Kahawai – Kiwi Sizzler BBQ
Penn Shore section Blue Moki – Penn Spin Fish Reel & Led Headlamp & Cap Spotty shark (Rig) – Victory Fillet Knife & Led Head lamp & Cap Red Cod - Tackle box & Victory Fillet Knife & Okuma Cap Barracouta – Victory Fillet Knife & Led Head lamp & Cap ** All winners receive long casting rigs**
Southern Bait & Okuma kids section – All kids get a prize Spotty – Okuma Rod & Reel & Cap Herring (yellow eyed mullet) – Okuma Rod & Reel & Cap Parrotfish (banded or scarlet) – Okuma Rod & Reel & Cap
Jarvis Walker Canoe and kayak section Best scale fish – Wettie suit & Cap & Scale
Fin Nor Ladies section Best scale fish – Alana Estate 6 pack & Black magic Cap & Scale
Shimano Junior section Best scale fish – Tackle box, Scale, Cap & NZ Fishing News 12 Mths
Double Glazing Guys Hard Luck Prizes
Kiwi Sizzler Best Photo Section
Heaps of Spot prizes
SPONSORS Thank you to these fine companies. They are all run by keen fishermen who are happy to support the Wellington fishing competition. Please support them next time you are considering a purchase. Section sponsors Recon Security – Blair and his team at Recon Security provide commercial security services including professional security alarm, alarm monitoring and security guards throughout Auckland and Wellington, New Zealand. Tasline braid - Manufactured in NZ and is the braid of choice on our charter boat Penn - The GTI 320 and 330 level wind combos are best selling rod and reel sets in both shops. At around $150 they are one of the best value, long lasting sets you can buy. The spin fish Reels are just reliable and been industry standard for years. Shimano - For lever drags it’s hard to go past the TLD 15, 25 and 30 2 speeds for catching big fish. Who hasn’t got a Bait runner another standard setter and must for all anglers Diawa, Fin Nor & Jarvis Walker- Three of the best brands of Rods & Reels around with the covering beginner to Hardcore. Reliable, well made and simply one to be proud to own. Southern Bait - We distribute these products throughout Wgtn. Gasworks- Great venue, fantastic Food & drinks. Managed by Wellington's leading and fastest growing hospitality group, Wellington Hospitality Group. With 19 bars, restaurants function spaces and hospitality venues throughout Wellington. Standard Sponsors Nacsan - NZ makers of gaffs, nets, beach spikes, whitebait nets. Good quality Daiwa & Mustad - two of the most trusted tackle brands in the world. Tough and good quality Decoro - we use their hooks and swivels on the charter boat. Kilwell - one of the oldest, most trusted fishing brands in NZ. They import Tica reels which have been one of the most reliable reels we have used on the charter boat Bite Fishing - For Craypots, Bite jigs and rigs, long lines. Good quality products Alana Estate - is a boutique winery, situated in the heart of the Martinborough township. Owned by Mike Cornish and his family, much of the vineyard work is undertaken by them and they have a strong input in the day to day running of the business. Mike has been involved in the wine industry since the early 90s and has immense passion for the industry Baseline Printing - Contact Graeme Thompson for all your printing needs, top bloke, keen fisherman. Based in Lower Hutt. Ph 021 2441441 Catch Fishing – Get your Mojo with their great range of Freestyle Kabura, Betabug, Squidwings, Micro jigs, Kingfish Lures, fishing tools and Catch Rods Composite Developments – CD Fly rods of the elite and the Okuma Rods & Reels becoming a market leader. NZ Fishing & Leisure – The home of Kiwi Sizzler - I have two of these BBQs, they are excellent for fishing and camping with a great range of rigs and Anglers mate tools. Jiggle Jigs & Lures - Huge range of quality products Black Magic – Flasher rigs and equalizer gimbals/harness’s – world leaders Victory Knives – Our Knife or Choice, well made and lots of styles to choose from JIG Ice – The one we stock in our Bait freezers, grab some salted ice at your Servo or supermarket or our two Shops NZ Fishing News – The best fishing read in NZ
WEIGH INS - At both Seaview & Rongotai shops 4-5pm Friday and Saturday, 3-4pm Sunday
PRIZEGIVING - At Gasworks Miramar restaurant - bar 6-8pm Sunday. 11 Tauhinu Rd. Eat or Drink Friday to Sunday and be in to win a Wellington Hospitality $100 voucher each night
Gasworks Special Eat & Drinks deals all weekend for Fishing Entrants: Friday Fish & Chip & Drink Saturday Steak meal & Drink Sunday Burger meal & Drink ** Complementary nibbles from the BBQ on Sunday with refreshment purchase **
TIDES Wgtn (Wellington Harbour) Frid 16th low 4.01 am, high 9.54 am, low 3.59 pm. Tide Change 0.7 to 1.6 meter Sat 17th low 4.41 am, high 10.37 am, low 4.43 pm tide Change 0.7 to 1.6 meter Sun 18th low 5.21 am, high 11.22 am, low 5.30 pm tide Change 0.6 to 1.6 meter **Karori 2hrs early, Cape Palliser add approx 10 mins
Mana (Karehana Bay) Frid 16th low 7.50 am, high 2.05 pm, low 8.06 pm tide Change 0.6 to 1.5meter Sat 17th low 8.42 am, high 2.59 pm, low 9.02 pm Change 0.6 to 1.4 meter Sun 12th low 9.39 am, high 3.59 pm Change 0.6 to 1.4 meter **Makara less approx 28mins, Paraparaumu Beach approx 6 mins, Fishermans less approx 1.15hour.
On the west coast the tide runs south on the outgoing and north on the incoming. Makara can be an hour early, the Wiaraka rise can be an hour late, and Fisherman’s can be 2 hours early. South end of Mana on the 50mtr mark can be slack at mid tide.
On the south coast the outgoing runs west and incoming runs east, island bay to Karori is normally 2 hours early. Be careful with wind against tide especially around Sinclair hear to Karori and around Baring head
MOON – 3rd¼ on the 16th of June - small tides
1. The Competition will run 5am Friday 16th June to 3pm Sunday 18th June 2017. All fish must be caught on rod and reel, or hand line. No unattended lines permitted. 2 hooks per rig and 2 rods per angler permitted to be fished at any one time. Anglers must bring there own fish to the shore/boat un-aided unless in the kids section.
2. Juniors, kids and ladies must be entered in the shore or boat section to be eligible for prizes in those sections
3. Fishing may be done off the shore, rocks, boat or kayak.
4. Fishing area – Castlepoint to Cape Palliser and along the south coast to Cape Terawhiti, inside Wellington harbour and up to 10 miles offshore. Cape Terawhiti up to Tehoro beach (on the west). Excluding the cook strait cable zone and marine reserves
5. Skippers of boats must check in with Pete Lamb Fishing prior to starting fishing, and must check out upon returning from the days fishing. As a mandatory requirement all boats must carry an operable VHF radio, 1 flare and lifejacket per person, first aid kit and cellphone. VHF radio in kayak is optional.
6. Weighins - Friday 4-5pm, Saturday 4-5pm, Sunday 3-4pm @ Pete's Shops. All fish must be left whole (no gutting) and be in good condition (kept on ice).
7. The Competition briefing and updates will be posted on www.petelambfishing.co.nz and on Pete Lamb Fishing's Facebook page
8. Boating can be dangerous and potentially life threatening. Skippers are responsible for ensuring the safety of their own boats, crew and boating equipment. All entrants, boat owners and spectators participate at their own risk. Pete Lamb Fishing Ltd, its employees, sponsors and volunteers (together "the organizers") accept no responsibility in any respect for personal injury, loss or damage to property arising out of or in connection with the Competition, regardless of cause. Each entrant releases the organizers to the fullest extent permitted by law from all claims or demands of any kind and from all liability which may arise in respect of any incident associated with the Competition. Each entrant also agrees not to bring any action, claim or demand against the organizers in respect of the Competition and agrees to indemnify the organizers for all the costs, claims, demands, expenses (including full legal expenses) arising in respect of their participation in the Competition. The holding of the Competition does not constitute an endorsement by the organizers that the weather or sea conditions are suitable for the boats and/or entrants.
9. The Competition is held in the spirit of amateur fishing and fair competition. If, in the opinion of the Fishing Competition Committee, competitors have breached the spirit of the Competition then the Committee reserves the right to exclude competitor(s). The Fishing Competition Committee's decision is final.
10. Prize list may change on the Fishing Committee's decision.
11. The Fishing Competition Committee reserves the right to designate a restricted fishing area should the weather deem it necessary to do so. The Fishing Competition Committee's decision is final in all matters to do with this fishing competition. It would pay to check prior to the days fishing if there are any restrictions in place.
12. Cancellation of fishing will be on www.petelambfishing.co.nz and on Pete's Facebook page. If all days are cancelled then the competition will be rescheduled to the next available weekend.
13. Any prizes not struck will be drawn out of the hat.
14. Anglers may only weighin one fish per specie, per day
15. In the event of a tie the 1st angler weighing in wins