Kayak Fishing SNAPPER Soft-bait Challenge

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Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:37 pm

Wasn't much better in Tutukaka harbour or Whangaumu Bay either :(

Started in the harbour, stuck it out for about three hours then chucked the kayak back on the car for the short drive to Whangaumu for a few more hours of uneventful fishing...
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Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:40 pm

Such a great forecast up until the day, I'll need to make up for it next time

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Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:37 pm

Met connect northport had it gusting 24 knots averaging 19 for a few hour this morning, felt for you guys out there!
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Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:39 pm

Sorry to hear that (genuinely!). It looked s*** as I drove in to work this morning.
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Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:41 pm

I'm interested to know who caught, and size. Nice country but real hard work

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Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:43 am

Yeah weather was pretty rough although not sure if it was as bad as last year? Nevertheless a great event and well run by John and his team. I can fess up to picking up one good fish which ran 775mm which is a new PB. Think there were a bunch of PB's from others too. Yup was pretty stoked.
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yup time for a bigger net. i had his head just about in there then had to go for the tail grab...
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yup super stoked.

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Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:53 am

nice fish owaldock well done on the pb :rock: was good to catch up mate
ill do a t/r when i get a few photos ;)
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Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:21 am

nice fish in lumpy conditions, well done on toughing it out. Congratulations on 775 too, that's a whale.
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Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:03 pm

Hi Guys, sorry about the wait, but I will get a full report with pics at the Measure station, the fish auction and the prize giving by the middle of the week... :o:
Yup, I know, not very prompt, but it will be thorough, with photos of all the prize winners, thanks to our photographer Rose Tantau :y:
Annette & I have not long been back from Tutukaka, and have just "crashed" for the afternoon.
I swear I'm more knackered than after a hard days kayak fishing.
Just quickly though, A huge thank you to our team: Aaron & Tanika who run the store so I can run this event. :clap:
Annette, who records the catches, helps set up and take down our displays, but most importantly manages yours truly. :clap: :^: :beer:
This year was also great as we had Stephen Tapp representing our major sponsor Viking kayaks, help us set up and observed our competition with invaluable feed back. :clap: :clap:
An unexpexted bonus for us was our Pro Fisherman Jason Clendon's early return from fishing (I'm sure you will figure out why he was back so soon), and Jason also lent a hand setting up our Prize display. :clap: :clap:
In the report I will send out, I will hint at a few minor changes we are considering for the competition next year, which should enhance the comp. ;)
Any feed back from you guys would be appreciated. We are thrilled at the positive comments we received at the comp. - Thanks for that guys :y:
Thank you to all entrants for participating, and travelling from Auckland, New Plymouth, Tauranga, Coromandel, & Russell. :clap: :clap:
This year our local contestants did very well. (sounds like a challenge eh) ;)
Cheers. :beer:
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Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:02 pm

Well done to all you competed and John and his team for putting on. great comp.
First time I've ever been to Tutukaka and I had a blast....my fishing was cr@p but had a good time all the same.
Was great to see the local community getting behind the event, especially the Oceans Hotel...
Look forward to next years event already !
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Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:05 pm

Missed this years one damn it, Due to work also thanks to you guys that visited me today at Ngunguru today, Sorry for not being able to talk longer to all involved as it starting to get busy and the queues started to build.

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Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:02 am

Softbait Challenge WINNER Jason Clendon, with Stephen Tapp - Viking kayaks - Major Sponsor, and Organiser, yours truly - John Waldron. First Prize was a Viking Profish 400 Lite Kayak package valued at $2133.00
Photo: Rose Tantau.
More to follow in a day or two. :o:
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Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:30 pm

Thank you John and team, and everyone else who made the event happen. Had an awesome time (bit biased as broke my PB twice!) and can't wait for it again next year.

Good to meet some new faces, owaldock that was an awesome fish :y:

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Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:51 pm

Good to meet Dave and we'll done on the Double P/Bs :rock:
Cheers jason
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Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:07 pm

Hi Folks. We have posted our Competition report and photo album with full results on our face book page.
It is quite extensive so thought it best to just put the link here for those that want a gander at it.
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Thanks again to those that travelled from out of the district to fish our Competition.
It's was great to catch up.

Cheers :beer: :beer: :beer:

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