23 June 2017

End Of Season Trophies
There are a number of end of season trophies for the Whangarei Deep Sea Anglers Club (WDSAC), and for the NZ Sport Fishing Council (NZSFC), that are decided each year following nominations from Club members.

NZSFC Trophies
Nominations for NZ Sport Fishing Council end of season trophies must be submitted to the Council by the 7th July.  If you think you would like to nominate someone please let us know now !!  NZSFC Trophies up for grabs are:-

Old Man & the Sea Cup – a story must accompany the nomination for this trophy

The Hart Trophy – best live Marine photograph taken by an amateur photographer (obviously needs a photo!!)

Top Junior Angler Cup – a story must accompany the nomination for this trophy

 WDSAC Trophies

Nominations for the following WDSAC end of season trophies will close on Tuesday 11th July:-

 Sandy Mackenzie Memorial Trophy – awarded for the most Meritorious Catch of the Season by a Junior Angler

 Weighmasters’ Trophy – awarded for the most Meritorious Catch of the Season

 Nominations for these trophies should be accompanied by a story and include the reasons why the particular catch should be considered the most meritorious. 

Annual SuperClub Competition

The Oakleigh Fishing Club has invited members to take part in the annual SuperClub Championship event on 22nd & 23rd September 2017.  You may recall that we hosted this contest last year and Oakleigh were not only the winners but also won the draw to host the event this year.

If any member/s would be interested in representing our Club at this event please let us know as soon as possible – a great opportunity for a little “interclub” rivalry and perhaps an opportunity to promote our Club!!   If there are 3 or more members who would like to take part then the Club would be happy to meet the $200 fee for the Event.

Dont Forget the Happenings Around Our Club

“All Black Nite” – Saturday 8th July

Help us cheer them on !!!

Sponsors Night – Saturday 15th July

Always a great night at the Club when we pay tribute to our many wonderful Sponsors with a light meal, a few quiet beverages and of course our infamous Gridmap Auction.


Working Bee – Saturday 22nd July

Lend a hand if you can!!

Agm & Annual Prizegiving – Saturday 19th August

Our annual prize giving is held on the same day as our AGM and once again it’ll be a special day and an excellent night!!  Your Club needs you to put your hand up and be counted !!!!

Tutukaka Coast Winter Festival – 4th to 26th August

A range of fun festival activities for all to enjoy throughout the month of August with our own Take A Kid Fishing (Sunday 20th August) and Beerfest nite (Saturday 26th August).

Congratulations to the Wdsac Junior Team

Amazing results for our Junior Team – Kyle Johnson, Toby Clayton, Caleb Lawrie and Sam Yendell – at the Bay of Islands International Light Tackle Yellowtail tournament.

  • Great fishing for Sam Yendell and Kyle Johnson saw them in 5th and 6th place respectively in the overall Junior Angler most points section
  • Caleb Lawrie took out second place in the Junior Angler Most Points section with a terrific total of 1504.1 points
  • Toby Clayton claimed First place in the Junior Angler Most Points section with a massive total of 1540.947 points and tagged a yellowtail to boot!! – well done Toby!
  • The WDSAC Junior team took out First place in the Junior section with a grand points tally of 4340.7548

A huge thank you this year must go to our Junior Team sponsors and all those who have supported their fundraising efforts – and a Massive Round of Applause for Skipper Russ Bennetto, Fishing Master Craig Smith, First Mates Craig Johnson and Kurt Bennetto, Team Coordinators Brenda Saul, Gael Douglas, Pete Saul and Craig Smith and “Camp Mother” Tracey Thorpe – what a GREAT RESULT!!!!


Tutukaka Light Tackle Yellowtail Kingfish Tournament – 3rd to 5th  June

Queen’s Birthday weekend lived up to its usual reputation but the hardy competitors still took to sea in the Tutukaka Light Tackle Yellowtail Kingfish tournament.

Sam Yendell fishing on “GPS”, a member of our Junior team this year, took out the Junior Angler Most Points prize for his fine catches – a 9.22kg Kingi on 4kg line and another weighing in at 9.66kg on 6kg line.  Two anglers each tagged a Yellowtail setting up a draw for the most tagged prize and the winner of the draw was Kyle Johnson, another member of our Junior team this year!

Dan Marsland on “Team Split” landed a fine 17.4kg Yellowtail on 6kg line earning him 983.97pts and the Tutukaka Coast Electronics Shield for the “Full member with the Most Points for a Single Fish”.

The prize for the angler with the “Most Points for a Single Fish” went to Bayley Taylor-Mackie on “GPS” for his 13.44kg Yellowtail on 3kg line with Josh Brandso on “Team Split” in second with his 17.84kg Yellowtail on 6kg line.  Josh also picked up a second placing for the “Angler Most points overall landed” with a total of 2018.33 points, and another first went to Bayley Taylor-Mackie on “GPS” with a massive 3370.65 points!!

Dylan Pullman on “Tribal” with his two yellowtail weighing in at 16.64kg and 9.84kg on 6kg line earned him 1214.57pts to take out the WATCO Plumbing Trophy for the “Full member gaining Most Points overall” and a great jacket courtesy of WATCO Plumbing!

It was the “GPS” team who reigned supreme with a grand total of 12 Kingfish and 6171.56pts – winning Skipper Hayden Wright, Bayley Taylor-Mackie, Sam Yendell, Brad Batterton and Kyle Johnson – taking out the much coveted Conchita Trophy for the Team with the Most Points Overall”.

Tournament Calendar for the 2017/2018 Season

For those of you keen to make plans for the upcoming season – our Tournament Calendar dates for the 2017/2018 season have been finalised – check it out on our website.

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