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July 2014 Competition - Sponsors > K-Labs and Top Catch Whangarei

Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:50 am
by Mental
Hi Everyone,

Ok things are changing a little this month, we've ran the old format for over five years so it's time for a change, two in fact :y:

Firstly we are moving away from the public vote to a judging panel, the panel will be made up of the sponsors, the moderators, and myself. This change is to try and remove any swaying of the votes by popularity of the angler.

The second change is also quite dramatic, we are dropping the requirement of the need to catch a fish to enter, we are aware that depending on the month, the weather, or your physical location, that not everyone is in a position to catch that "monster" fish to out fish everyone else. There are some anglers who given where they fish have no ability to catch a 20lb Snapper but they can haul in that beast of a Blue Cod, or may be your may be you are ecstatic about your first Gurnard from the kayak even if it's barely legal you did it and you are proud of it - and so you should be! As I said you don't even need to land a fish, just enter the photo you took of that sunrise / sunset / perfect oily sea / birds working / kayaks lined up on the beach / what ever it is that gives you the pleasure from kayak fishing and share it with the rest of the community :y:

The Rules:

Competition Dates: July 1st to July 31st

1. Only one entry per member

2. Multiple entries are allowed over the month but only your last entry will be put into the pool for judging, this means that the Snapper you catch on the 5th you put up, then on the 20th you catch a bigger Snapper and you post that, and on the 30th you manage to catch a bigger one still, the panel will only judge your entry from the 30th.

All entries should include any or all of the following information (along with a picture)

Name / Username of Angler:
Fish Type:
Length:
Date/Time of Capture/Photo:
Location of Capture/Photo:
Type of Lure/Bait used:
Comments: (optional)

The judging panel is made up of the sponsors, KFNZ moderators, and KFNZ owner Mental.

The prize for the best fish this month is again a great prize from K-Labs
The runner up will receive a selection of goodies from Top Catch Whangarei

These are excellent prizes, so lets show our support and lets see how many entries we can put in between us this month, remember it's not always size that counts!

Good luck everyone!

Re: July 2014 Competition - Sponsors > K-Labs and Top Catch Whangarei

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:45 pm
by paddlesnap
Great escape from house maintenance and poor weather , mid winter paddle with four seasons in one day , hail storm, catch a feed then Pod of Dolphins coming in like old buddies -massive reason to partake in Kayak fishing year round -
date 1st July
catch limit on Snapper and 1 ky kept
all caught on same Z-Man 5" shad

First this-
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then this-

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-Peaceful reverie on the beach with a reasonable catch to take home for a feed
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Got to love what we have so handy in New Zealand :y:

Re: July 2014 Competition - Sponsors > K-Labs and Top Catch Whangarei

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:38 pm
by shadowfire
Lance / Shadowfire
Snapper
78cm 18 pounds
caught 13/7/14
flasher rig / mullet bait
jarvis walker volcano reel

by far the most rewarding days kayaking i've had.

Re: July 2014 Competition - Sponsors > K-Labs and Top Catch Whangarei

Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:03 pm
by Whitenero
Name / Username of Angler: George Tunstall / Whitenero
Fish Type: Red Cod
Length: 43 cm (600grams)
Date/Time of Capture/Photo: 19/07/2014 4:30pm
Location of Capture/Photo: Fall Cove, Cable Bay, Nelson New Zealand
Type of Lure/Bait used: Penn Rod n Reel 2 hook dropper rig with cut salted bonito.
Comments: First Red Cod ever caught and new :beer: PB!

Posted a photo of the actual fish for reference.

Good luck guys!

Re: July 2014 Competition - Sponsors > K-Labs and Top Catch Whangarei

Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:12 pm
by Jazza
Name / Username of Angler: Jazza
Fish Type: John Dory
Length: 46cm
Date/Time of Capture/Photo: 26/07/2014 2.00pm
Location of Capture/Photo: Pukehina, BOP
Type of Lure/Bait used: New Penny Curly Tail
Comments: (optional) Was rapt to get my first John Dory and a gurnard on the same day - this one went a healthy 46cm!
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Re: July 2014 Competition - Sponsors > K-Labs and Top Catch Whangarei

Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:23 pm
by MadMike
Guys I would like to make a bit of a comment on what I know is being looked for in this monthly comp now it has changed from a big fish.

Try to take photo's of what Kayaking is about to you.
Try to get on water shots that take in the kayak and surroundings
If this includes a nice fish then cool all the better.
if its on the beach then a cool shot including the kayak and the water scene behind.

what I'm trying to say is get inventive and get out there. Hell even destin could do well with his Banana shot :P (sorry destin), Make yourself the star in that Kayak scene rather than a dead fish the star...

Re: July 2014 Competition - Sponsors > K-Labs and Top Catch Whangarei

Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:33 pm
by Hainesy
Yep your onto it MM.... That's the thrust behind the new format .... Hopefully it will open the comp up to include people who just don't have the opportunity to chase or catch big fish !
I'm sure we did have a rule that excluded bananas though :rofl;



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Re: July 2014 Competition - Sponsors > K-Labs and Top Catch Whangarei

Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:50 pm
by GHOST RIDER
MadMike wrote:Guys I would like to make a bit of a comment on what I know is being looked for in this monthly comp now it has changed from a big fish.

Try to take photo's of what Kayaking is about to you.
Try to get on water shots that take in the kayak and surroundings
If this includes a nice fish then cool all the better.
if its on the beach then a cool shot including the kayak and the water scene behind.

what I'm trying to say is get inventive and get out there. Hell even destin could do well with his Banana shot :P (sorry destin), Make yourself the star in that Kayak scene rather than a dead fish the star...
so something like this MM :lol: (not a entry photo )

Re: July 2014 Competition - Sponsors > K-Labs and Top Catch Whangarei

Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:12 pm
by MadMike
Yeah GR, thats a great shot

Re: July 2014 Competition - Sponsors > K-Labs and Top Catch Whangarei

Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:37 pm
by awondering
They an improvement on jellied eels from the UK that's for sure :!:

Re: July 2014 Competition - Sponsors > K-Labs and Top Catch Whangarei

Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:53 pm
by Ruff as Gutts
Shadowfire's smile and beard is the winner for me! Great pic!

Re: July 2014 Competition - Sponsors > K-Labs and Top Catch Whangarei

Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:49 pm
by Mental
Congrats guys, was some good pics in there this month, the winners are

1st shadowfire
2nd Whitenero

Congrats guys, can you please PM me your addresses and I'll organise getting the prizes in the post :y:

Cheers, Mental

Re: July 2014 Competition - Sponsors > K-Labs and Top Catch Whangarei

Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:14 pm
by shadowfire
wwhooooppp!! thanks heaps. just made my monday! :rock:

Re: July 2014 Competition - Sponsors > K-Labs and Top Catch Whangarei

Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:46 pm
by Whitenero
:y: Awesome Congrats Shadowfire! Great looking fish mate.

Many thanks to the sponsors Top Catch (http://www.topcatch.co.nz" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) and K-Labs (http://www.klabs.co.nz" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) for providing the prizes and for KFNZ, Mental et al for hosting the competition.

I will definitely make use of them over the next few months and i will try and get some photos up as soon as i have something decent to post.

Cheers,