WDSAC News October 2019

WDSAC News October 2019

WDSAC News October 2019

CLUB 75TH – WINE GLASSES ON SALE
As part of our commemorations we have special 75th Anniversary wine glasses on sale for just $10 each. These are beautifully etched (as shown). Be in quick as there is a limited supply of these one off glasses.

MEMBERSHIPS
2018/2019 memberships expired on 30th September so please don’t forget to renew your membership before you go fishing AND if you renew before 31st October you can still take advantage of the full membership discounts!!
Membership fees for the 2019-2020 year, as decided at the AGM, are as follows:
Senior membership – $90 (discounted to $75 if paid by October 31)
Family membership – (2 adults and dependent children 16 years or under) – $180 (discounted to $150 if paid by October 31).
Junior membership (16 years or under as at 1st Oct 19) – $20
Social membership – $40 (Non fishing, Non voting).
HANDLE CLUB
Yes your handle club membership is also due for renewal – just $5 for the year ensures you keep your handle and of course remain in the handle draws!!

DON’T FORGET OUR UPCOMING EVENTS FOR YOU TO ENJOY!
** “TRIVIA NIGHT” FUN!! – NEXT GAME 6:30pm TUESDAY 8th OCTOBER
Every 2nd Tuesday night – Entry fee just $10 per team (maximum of 4 per team).

** RUGBY WORLD CUP & YOUR ALL BLACKS – SATURDAY 12TH OCTOBER
Join us for the Rugby World Cup live on the big screen this Sunday 12 October – All Blacks v Italy 5:45pm. We’re open from 2pm ‘til late so come join us and enjoy a great meal at our Bistro, a little refreshment, and a great game. Sweeps & Prize for best dressed supporter !BackBlack!

** MELBOURNE CUP – TUESDAY 5TH NOVEMBER
Join us for an action packed afternoon on Tuesday November 5th – a great build up to the Big Race! Nibbles, spot prizes and prizes for the best Cup Day fashion.

**KIDS DISCO ++ BEST FISHING PHOTO – FRIDAY 8TH NOVEMBER
Friday 8th November, from 5pm ‘til 8pm, sees the return of our ever popular Kids Disco for children aged 5 to 13 years – this year it’s a nautical theme and features D.J. Si. $5 entry fee, drinks & food available to purchase and kids are in to win a prize for the best dressed “nautical”.
While the Kids are enjoying the Disco, adults can also have a bit of fun – bring along your Best Fishing Photo (a Kids one that is) and you too could be in to win!!

** COCKTAIL NITE – SATURDAY 23RD NOVEMBER
That’s the plan at this stage so keep this date free and watch out for further details

**& DON’T MISS OUR REGULAR FEATURES
 JOKER Draw and Raffles – Friday nites
 Handle Club & Wine Draws – Tuesday & Friday nites
 WDSAC Pool Club – Wednesday nites
 Ladies Afternoon Games – every Tuesday from 3pm
SEE YOU HERE 

June News

June News

June News

End Of Season Trophies & Awards
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 (via your Club).  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 for the most meritorious catch of the season.

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

Volunteer of the Year – this is open to all volunteers who have contributed to the sport of fishing and a story must accompany the nomination.

Club of the Year – this is open to all clubs that have competed successfully, shown an outstanding ability to provide for its members and contributed to the community and a story must accompany the nomination

Angler of the Year – this is open to all anglers who have competed successfully at Club, National and International level, and contributed to the sport of Sport Fishing. A story must accompany the nomination including a list of catches/TR etc, and why this person should be awarded the trophy.

WDSAC Trophies
Nominations for the following WDSAC end of season trophies will close on Monday 8th 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.

**Working Bee – Saturday 13th July
Please come along and lend a hand if you can!! We’re starting at 8:30am !

**Sponsors Night – Saturday 20th July

**AGM & Annual Prizegiving – Saturday 24th 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 !!!!   Are you someone who is prepared to put a little back into the running of your club?

Well Done to the WDSAC Junior Team
Harry Lowther (Team Captain), Jessie Lawrie, Jacob Lowther and Jamie Taylor – at the Bay of Islands International (light tackle) Yellowtail tournament.  A huge thank you must go to our Junior Team sponsors and all those who have been involved – and a MASSIVE Round of Applause for Skipper Russ Bennetto, Fish Masters Craig Johnson and Sam Yendell, Team Coordinators Brenda Saul, Pete Saul, Craig Smith and Gael Douglas – what a GREAT TEAM!!!!  Check out the report from Team Coordinator Brenda Saul:-

JUNIOR TEAM REPORT – 2019
We had a very successful Tournament again this year. Our team was a credit to us. We were told they were the best behaved Junior Team up there, and were complimented on their behaviour, so that’s a real feather in our caps.
We were also asked about the contract/code of conduct signed by both the juniors and their parent/s. Other clubs are interested in implementing something similar.
Our team was in the hunt right up until the last day where unfortunately, they didn’t catch any Kingfish at all. However, it’s good they learn they won’t catch fish every day and they also won’t win the tournament every year.
The Aussie juniors won the junior section, but I think we can still claim that, because after all, it was a Tutukaka boat with a Tutukaka crew.
It’s good to see the junior’s from previous years are also supporting the upcoming junior’s as the Fishing Masters. Dylan Mason has volunteered his services as a Fishing Master next year because Sam Yendell wants to fish it himself as a senior. Sam went straight from junior to Fishing Master.
Because we did all of our own smoking of the fish, Sam taught all of the juniors how to fillet a Kingfish. Most of them had filleted Snapper, but had never filleted a Kingy, so it’s good for them to learn that. They also helped to load and unload the smokehouse on the Thursday, so their only real day off was Friday.
Harry Lowther did a great job as Team Captain and with the thank you speech. It’s pretty daunting for a young fellah to get up and speak in front of that many people, so he did really well.
This year our team also mixed with the other Junior Teams. This does not really happen, but our Team made the effort to introduce themselves to the other Junior Teams. It’s also amazing what a pool table can do to help break the ice.
The Junior Team from Whakatane shared the pool and spa pool with our juniors on Friday, and they also spent time down on the wharf with some of the Aussie juniors fishing. They never get sick of fishing!
What was really heartening to see, were 5 of our previous juniors fishing the tournament as seniors. All of them will be going back to fish it again next year. They also joined us on the Friday afternoon before the prize-giving. Awesome seeing all 5 of them sitting there talking to the juniors.
The Tutukaka Teams did extremely well this year. The team on Great White were looking at second or third place until the boat broke down on Wednesday. Once again, all of these boats had seniors on them who started the Tournament representing our club as juniors.
Team Marlure have fished the Tournament every year since Dylan Christie first went up with the Junior Team in 2013. They had the best placing they’ve ever had this year. Conchita also did extremely well and caught fish every day. Lady Jess did their best……

Winter Opening Hours
Your Bar is now open Tuesday to Friday from 4pm and weekends from 2 pm (closed Mondays)
Your Bistro is now open Tuesday to Friday from 5pm and weekends from 2 pm (closed Mondays)
Your Office is currently open seven days from 8am to 4pm

Join us Here At Your Club – We’ll Help you Beat those Winter Blues !!

  • Friday night raffles and JOKER Draw
  • Sports Live on SKY
  • Handle Club Draws – Tuesday & Friday nites
  • Monthly Fun Fishing Contest
  • WDSAC Pool Club Nite – every Wednesday
  • Ladies “Afternoon Games” – every Tuesday
  • Great Bistro Meals!!
Cowboy Currie’s Whangaruru Stayaway 2019

Cowboy Currie’s Whangaruru Stayaway 2019

Cowboy Currie’s Whangaruru Stayaway 2019

What a weekend for our fun “icebreaker” tournament – Cowboy Currie’s Whangaruru Stayaway!!  Awesome weather saw some 17 teams and 44 anglers head up to Whangaruru for the BBQ & drinkies on the beach.  While the overall fish tally may have been small, it was definitely a case of quality over quantity!!

Once again the Lady anglers were to the fore with a tag and release Stripey estimated at 95kg to Wendy Robbins fishing on Riv One and another estimated at 115kg to Lisa Noble on Harlequin.  Massive Congratulations to Shelbie Barrett fishing on Incommunicado who landed a beauty Blue Marlin weighing in at 230kg – for the second year in a row Shelbie took out the Steve Currie Memorial Trophy for the Angler Most Points Overall in the Whangaruru Stayaway.

A big thank to the Currie Family for their sponsorship, and special thanks to Keith and Chris Wellington for once again taking all the gear up to Whangaruru, cooking the BBQ and dealing with all of the “aftermath”.

RAMSETREID Tutukaka One Base tournament in conjunction with Air Vanuatu & Furuno 2019

RAMSETREID Tutukaka One Base tournament in conjunction with Air Vanuatu & Furuno 2019

RAMSETREID Tutukaka One Base tournament in conjunction with Air Vanuatu & Furuno 2019

The RAMSETREID Tutukaka One Base tournament in conjunction with Air Vanuatu & Furuno turned out to be a reel awesome affair!!

Taking out the “Overall Most Points Billfish” section and the Tag and Release Billfish section with their two tagged Stripeys was the team fishing on “Reel Awesome” – Skipper Dave Renall, Gary Bosley, Gavin Gower and Mike Thompson who will be winging their way to Vanuatu with air fares courtesy of Air Vanuatu and 7 nights accommodation at the Guest House in the beautiful Havannah Harbour, Vanuatu courtesy of the ramsetreid, Havannah Harbour Fishing Charters  and WDSAC – Vanuatu here they come!

Air Vanuatu Nautigals Tournament 2019

Air Vanuatu Nautigals Tournament 2019

Air Vanuatu Nautigals Tournament 2019

The Air Vanuatu Nautigals tournament finally got underway on Friday 5th & Saturday 6th April.  While numbers may have been a little down due to two postponements we certainly had a load of fun!!

Taking out the “Overall Most Points Billfish” section and the Heaviest Billfish section was the team fishing on “Tribal”  – Skipper Dylan Pullman, Kylie Pullman, Paige Pullman, Ayla Witehira and angler Maree Hemingway who landed a beauty 149.4kg Stripey!!

The Tribal team will be winging their way to Vanuatu with air fares courtesy of Air Vanuatu and 7 nights accommodation at the Guest House in the beautiful Havannah Harbour, Vanuatu courtesy of Havannah Harbour Fishing Charters  and WDSAC – Look out Vanuatu here they come!

Thanks so much to all of our contestants and our fantastic Sponsors – let’s do it all again next year.

“Relive” the Air Vanuatu Nautigals tournament – check out the great photos taken by Brendan from Langwoods Event & Commercial  Photography at  http://www.langwoods.co.nz/galleries/563–air-vanuatu-nauti-gals-tournament-tutukaka-2019

Asmuss Combined Trades Tournament 2019

Asmuss Combined Trades Tournament 2019

Asmuss Combined Trades Tournament 2019

Conditions were near perfect for the ASMUSS Combined Trades Tournament here at Tutukaka on 26th & 27th January – the only problem was no one told the fish!!!

With some 70 boats entered in the tournament expectations were high but sorry to say there were only 6 qualifying fish.

BUT…………..despite the lack of fish it was a WOW of a tournament – an excellent meal laid on free for all contestants on the Saturday night (great food thanks Alfies!), Lucky Draws all round for some of the top prizes not won, great entertainment from the amazing 5K band on Sunday night and of course best of all some great company and some believable fish stories!!!

Neville Draffin on Black Jack took out the Heaviest Mahimahi prize with his fish weighing in at 9kg.

Ryan Stewart on L’Espadon won the Heaviest Shortbill Spearfish prize with his 18.2kg Spearfish.

With four teams equal on 120 points each for their tag & release Stripeys, it came down to the team who accumulated their points first.

Third place in the tag & release Marlin section went to Andrew Samuels on Meerheim with his Stripey estimated at 80kg, Second went to Doug Lambert on Time N Tide with his fish estimated at 90kg and first place to Thomas Dunn on Lethal Weapon for his tagged Stripey estimated at 95kg.

Special Prizes for the first and last tagged Marlin each day of the tournament – custom made BONZE Lures no less!! – went to Tom Dunn and Andrew Samuels with angler Simon Vongphachanh fishing on DTF Kaimana winning two of these impressive lures for the first and last tagged Marlin on Day Two with his Stripey estimated at 85kg.

So it was on to the big one (after all of the Lucky Draws for prizes not won!!). Congratulations to the team on “Lethal Weapon” – Richard Wilson and Thomas Dunn – a tag & release Stripey estimated at 95kg to Tom early on Day one of the tournament saw them take out the top prize of $10,000 courtesy of our amazingly generous sponsors ASMUSS.

Check out the great photos at

http://www.langwoods.co.nz/galleries/554–asmuss-combined-trades-tournament-tutukaka-2019

Warren Hay Marine & Shimano Tutukaka Small Boats Tournament in conjunction with Furuno 2019 Results

Warren Hay Marine & Shimano Tutukaka Small Boats Tournament in conjunction with Furuno 2019 Results

Warren Hay Marine & Shimano Tutukaka Small Boats Tournament in conjunction with Furuno 2019 Results

Back to its two day format, the Warren Hay Marine & Shimano Tutukaka Small Boats Tournament in conjunction with Furuno promised to be a beauty!!!  Sadly the weather gods did not deliver and neither did the fish!!
Despite the weather some 47 boats braved the conditions on Day One and most even stayed out the whole day!  It was Annette McFarlane fishing with husband Glenn on “Ocean Spirit” who was first on the board for the day (and last for Billfish as it turned out!) with a tag and release Stripey estimated at 100kg.
The only other fish for Day One went to Cameron Duckmanton on “Marlure” with a Yellowtail KIngfish on 8kg line, just squeaking over the line weight mark at 8.98kg.
Day Two promised so much more………….there were definitely a few more fish seen & hooked but unfortunately also a fair few dropped, and a number who turned out to have sharp teeth so were released!!
First on the board for Day Two was Lars Christensen with his 120.2kg Stripey on “Game Time” followed by Dennis McComber fishing on Aquatical with a Stripey weighing in at 82.4kg. And sadly that was it for Day Two !!
So it was that the Top Prize came down to just .2 points (yep that’s not 2 but .2 !!).  For the second year in a row it was the “Game Time” team who will not only be winging their way to Vanuatu courtesy of the Whangarei Deep Sea Anglers Club and Air Vanuatu, but will be staying 7 nights at the Guest House in the beautiful Havannah Harbour, Vanuatu courtesy of the Whangarei Deep Sea Anglers Club and Havannah Harbour Fishing Charters.
While the fish may not have come out to play, the Anglers certainly did with some great fun and of course some great lucky draws, including all of the sections not won!!
A huge thank you to all of our generous Small Boats sponsors and especially to Warren Hay Marine & Shimano and Furuno – another great tournament!!
Team Most Points Overall Marlin

1st

Game Time

120.2pts

Jon Christensen, Lars Christensen

2nd

Ocean Spirit

120.0pts

Annette McFarlane, Glenn McFarlane

3rd

Aquatical

82.4pts

Dennis McComber, Jamie Erceg,

Tag & Release Marlin

1st

Ocean Spirit

Striped Marlin

est 100kg

Annette McFarlane

Tag & Release Marlin Draw – $250 courtesy of Tutukaka Marina Management Trust

Annette McFarlane

Striped Marlin

est 100kg

Ocean Spirit

Heaviest Marlin

1st

Lars Christensen

Striped Marlin

120.2kg

Ocean Spirit

2nd

Dennis McComber

Striped Marlin

82.4kg

Aquatical

Heaviest Yellowtail

1st

Cameron Duckmanton

Yellowtail

8.98kg

Marlure

Trophies

Pips McCoy & Thomas Small Boat Trophy – Full member most points single fish

Lars Christensen on “Game Time”

Striped Marlin 120.2kg

 

 

Arthurs Emporium Tutukaka Junior Tournament 2019

Arthurs Emporium Tutukaka Junior Tournament 2019

Arthurs Emporium Tutukaka Junior Tournament 2019

WOW !! What a start to the 2019 Whangarei Deep Sea Anglers Club’s tournament season! A grand total of 75 Junior and Small Fry anglers joined the Arthurs Emporium Tutukaka Junior Tournament on 12th & 13th January.  Once again providing a great incentive for the kids to get out there and give fishing a go, our ever generous Sponsors Arthurs Emporium put up not one but two iPhone8 plus Cellphones and a Quad bike!!

And did the Kids show us all how it’s done – with new records galore and an awesome overall tally of 5 tagged Yellowtail Kingfish, 15 tagged Shark (including 1 Bronzewhaler, 3 Blue and 11 Mako Shark), 6 Shortbill Spearfish, 2 landed Striped Marlin, 2 tagged Striped Marlin and 2 landed Blue Marlin.  Not to mention the “drops” and the Fish that unfortunately did not qualify for the tournament

Second equal in the most points Gameshark section went to Small Fry angler Alexis Pulham on Tutu Iti and Fraser Donaldson and Taine Donaldson both fishing on Bwana II – all with 90 points.  Taking out First place in this section was Blake Hay on Bwana II with a grand total of 180 points for his 5 tagged Mako and 1 tagged Bronzewhaler estimated at 250kg!!  Blake very happily stepped up to receive his iPhone8 plus cellphone (& latest fish phone cover from Salt Water Connection) for the Junior Angler most points in the Shark Section, kindly donated by Arthurs Emporium.

In the tagged Yellowtail section (for Small Fry Anglers only) second place was shared between Kye Mackinnon fishing on Tribal and Dylan Bot on “TNT” each with one tagged Yellowtail but it was Alexis Pulham fishing with Dad on Tutu Iti who took out first place with 3 tagged Kingis – an excellent weekends fishing for 8 year old “Lexi” who has been a member of our Club since the day she was born!!

The Shortbill Spearfish section saw Cameron Pattison on Lady Jess take out sixth with his 13.80kg fish, fifth went to Dylan Bot on TNT with a 15kg fish (a pending Small Fry Club and NZ record and fourth place went to older brother Kurtis Bot on GPS with his 17.8kg Shortbill (a pending Junior Club record on 15kg line).  Amelia Attwood continued her great fishing weekend coming in third with a 20.4kg fish, runner up was Joel Collinson on Ikanui with a fine 22.2kg specimen ( a pending Small Fry Club record) and taking out first place was Caleb Taylor on Voi with a mighty 26kg Shortbill Spearfish (a pending Junior Club record).

The tag and release Marlin section was won jointly by Junior Anglers Jacob Lowther fishing on Ngaio and Layne Collinson on Ikanui – each tagging one Striped Marlin.

And then came the Heaviest Marlin section……..Fourth place went to Small Fry angler Lynx Attwood fishing on Keeper with a 78kg Stripey and third place went to Kurtis Bot on GPS with a nice 97kg Stripey.  Second place belonged to Small Fry Angler Riley Gibson with a beautiful Blue Marlin on 24kg line tipping the scales at 173.2kg.  This fish earned Riley 173.2 points to ride away with the Quadbike for the Small Fry Angler with the most points Marlin, Shark and Yellowtail so kindly donated by Arthurs Emporium – well done Riley on your excellent effort and your pending Small Fry Club Record.

First place in the Heaviest Marlin section went to a mighty Blue Marlin landed by Madison Ross fishing on GPS – a pending Junior Club, NZ and World record fish no less!!  Madison’s fish, landed on just 15kg line, weighed in at 302kg.  A mighty fish and a mighty effort by 16 year old Madison who of course took home the second iPhone8 plus for the Junior angler most points in the Marlin section and was deservedly awarded the Barbara & Fred Cotterill Trophy for the most meritorious catch!!

Once again this year, a very special Fishing Rod kindly donated by Offshore Custom Sportfishing Rods, was awarded by way of a lucky draw.  It was a very happy Junior Angler Craig Scott who stepped up to receive this amazing Rod and Reel – many thanks to Graham and Dianne Case.

It was also Spot prizes all round making sure that every angler went home with a little something for their efforts, thanks to all of our great Sponsors.  As always it has to be a very Special thanks to our very Special Sponsors Toby & Arthur Brasting from Arthurs Emporium!!