Well done to Joe Burnett, with the largest kingfish caught in our 'Winter Wellington Fishing Comp'. The fish measured 96cm and was caught at Riversdale
That's it, done and dusted for 2019. It was a great comp with some good weather, calm conditions and plenty of fish caught. Our first 'measure only' comp was a success and we will probably run another one, possibly for kids before xmas.
Results 20/21 July 2019
Daiwa shore section
1st - 54cm Chris Scarlett, 2nd - 49.5cm Harry Porebski, 3rd - 44cm Dwayne Joy
Red Cod - kiwi sizzler fish smoker + odorex fish off
Barracouta - kiwi sizzler fish smoker + odorex fish off
kahawai - Daiwa crosscast 6000 surf reel
blue moki - Daiwa Laguna 13ft 3pce surf rod
gurnard - tasline braid and gilles lures
Kids section Spotty - NZ fishing news prize,
Herring - NZ fishing news prize
sea perch - NZ Fishing news prize
Junior section - All Juniors get a prize longest scale fish (not barracouta) - tasline braid/oderex fish off/landing net
MEASURING - At both my Seaview and Rongotai shops any time through the comp untill 3pm Sunday or measure and photograph your fish and email it to [email protected] or text to 0274439750 or facebook to Pete Lamb Fishing Limited (to me by 3pm Sunday). We can supply measuring devices or you can use your own. We will provide a code on friday afternoon before the comp to write on the measureing device which must be included in the photo. You need to get a confirmation from me that I have received your photo entry to make sure it has come through.
PRIZEGIVING - 6pm Sunday - at the Seaview shop, unit 11, 100 Port Rd Seaview.
Petes' putting on a BBQ and a few drinks
Wgtn (Wellington Harbour and south coast)
Sat 20th high 7.26am, low 1.30pm
Sun 21st high 8.11am, low 2.16pm
Sat 20th low 6pm, high 11.53am
Sun 21st low 6.27am, high 12.30pm
On the west coast the tide runs south on the outgoing and north on the incoming.
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 light
MOON – 3 days after full
rules for the comp July 2019
1. The Competition will run 5am Saturday 20th July to to 3pm Sunday 21st July 2019.
2. All fish must be caught on rod and reel, or hand line.
3. No unattended lines permitted.
4. Two hooks per rig and 2 rods per angler permitted to be fished at any one time.
5. Anglers must bring their own fish to the shore/boat un-aided unless in the kids section.
6. Juniors, kids must be entered in the shore or boat section to be eligible for prizes in those sections
7. Fishing may be done off the shore, rocks, boat or kayak.
8. 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 (on the west). Excluding the cook strait cable zone and marine reserves
9. 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.
10. Measuring fish - all fish must be measured, photographed and sent to [email protected] by 3pm sunday the 21st. We are happy to measure any fish at either of our two shops throughout the competition (up to 3pm sunday) if you cant photograph and email them to me. You can also text or facebook you photo to me but make sure you get confirmation I have received the photo.
11. The Competition briefing and updates will be posted on www.petelambfishing.co.nz and on Pete Lamb Fishing's Facebook page
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. Prize list may change on the Fishing Committee's decision.
15. 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.
16. Cancellation of fishing will be on www.petelambfishing.co.nz and on Pete's Facebook page. If Saturday and Sunday are cancelled then the competition will be rescheduled to the next available weekend.
17. Any prizes not struck will be drawn out of the hat to people present at the prizegiving.
18. Anglers may only enter one fish per specie, per day.
19. In the event of a tie the 1st angler sending their fish measurement to us (or measuring at the shop) will win.
20. One fish is only eligible for one prize.
21. Fish can be measured on any reputable measuring device as long as we can see it is legit. We will give a code # prior to the comp to write onto the ruler with permanent marker which must feature in the photo you send us of your catch.
This year we had reasonable weather all comp with 15-20 knot northwesterlies on Friday and Saturday and 5-10 knots on Sunday. It was particularly good for surfcasting the south coast and not too cold (compared to whats its been like lately). There was virtually no swell on the south coast.
On Friday with a nice 5-10 knot forecast in the morning it was all go on the west and south coast. Unfortunately the wind got up straight away to 15/20 knots and it was uncomfortable fishing out wide. No hapuka were caught but some big cod, tarakihi, elephantfish and gurnard were weighed in. Saturday was pretty much the same and a few surfcasters weighed in the odd spotty shark, kahawai and red cod. Steve Brown caught the fish of the comp, a 17.3kg kingfish off Point Gordon. It was a particularly good catch fishing on 8kg line in his 4mtr tinnie in lumpy conditions.
Sundays forecast was again 15-20 knots but it was 5-10 knots most of the day.
On the forcast I restricted fishing (same as Friday pm and all day Saturday) to the harbour and local south coast as well as in the leigh of Kapiti Island.
As the surfcasters came back from the Wairarapa it was obvious the moki were not biting this weekend.
Hokianga Morunga was shore fisherman of the comp weighing in a 3.25kg kahawai, a 2.25kg red cod and 1.45kg moki taking out all three of those sections. He fished the Spit and Corner creek with his mate Mathew Renata.
Steve Brown was boat fisherman of the weekend taking heaviest trevally, kingfish and 2nd heaviest tarakihi.
It was great to have good strong kids and junior sections this year with some nice fish caught there
Here are the entrant numbers
Thanks to all the sponsors - RMR Decorators, REDHOT Marine, Extreme Boats, AJ Bond Construction, Apco Interiors, Southern Bait, NZ Fishing and Leisure (Kiwi Sizzler), Daiwa, Shimano, Nascan, Decoro, Kilwell, Pete Lamb Fishing, Baseline Imaging, Okuma, Halco lures, Tasline Braid, Black Magic tackle, Bite Fishing, Jig Ice Rescue, Burnsco Seaview, Seaview Marina, The Realm Tavern Haitaitai, Alana Estate, NZ Fishing News, Swollo It Bait, Gasworks Miramar
And to my staff for helping out and you guys for entering
Extreme Boats inshore boat section Elephantfish Con OByrne 5.94kg Ben Martin 5.8kg Tom Williams, 4.322kg
Bluecod James Southeran, 2.79kg Rob Schofeild 1.892 Sam Cooper 1.542
Tarakihi Sam Georges 1.51kg Steve Brown, Tarakihi, 1.43kg Ernie Whatarau, Tarakihi, 1.380kg
Kiwi Sizzler Gurnard Section Stephanie Fairweather, 1.390kg Tom Williams 1.31kg Stephanie Fairweather 1.268
Apco Interiors Hapuku Section - none caught
Shimano combined boat/shore section Trevally Steve Brown, 2.020kg Bex Rudolph, 1.370kg Tom Williams, 0.982
Kingfish Steve Brown, 17.31kg
Snapper - none caught
Southern Bait Shore section Spotty shark Nuusa Sionne, 2.740kg Dave Burcher, 2.604kg Sarah Tetau 2.384kg
Redcod Hokianga Morunga, 2.26kg Richard Tetau, 1.748kg John Barnett, 1.450kg