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November Newsletter 2017

Hi all, a great big lot of thank yous to you all, the members, for fishing and coming along, the committee for doing such an awesome job and last but not least, our wonderful group of sponsors for making it all possible. Swaps Contractors were our major sponsors and were joined by no fewer than 40 others. Please make sure you read your newsletter and acknowledge every one of them. A special thank you to the McDonald family who every year supply free of charge, those three sheep that are hand cra...

November 20, 2017

October Newsletter 2017

Hi all, “put it on and people will come” they say, so we did and they did. Sunday October the 8th was not a nice day weather wise but due to our awesome sponsors, Daltons, Chookys Auto, Allenco Marine and Directional Drilling, the prizes were lined up in abundance and the members turned out in numbers to enjoy the spoils, many thanks guys. On the fish scene there was a lot to be admired, kids like the Henderson girls heading out to Mayor Island with dad and granddad, full of smiles at the we...

October 20, 2017

September Newsletter 2017

Hi All, Wow what a great way to start the new season, the weather was not good but we still got one hundred people to our weigh in for the September competition, it was so good to see. The really cool thing was that many hadn’t had the opportunity to go and fish, weather etc, and yet they still came along to enjoy the festivities of the evening. I would also like to comment on the fact that 30 of them were kids, and in many cases they had “told” Dad & Mum, hey we want to go to the fishing ...

September 19, 2017

July Newsletter 2017

Wow, the Sheriff would have been proudof you all. Shocking weather for theweekend and yet we still had over 70 turn up for our July Comp, the last of theseason.The July Comp has a very interesting make up of sponsors. I would like to takethis opportunity to thank them all very much: Matamata Tractors and Machinery,Bell & Graham Solicitors, Install Tech Kitchen, Joanne Prevett Travel, and ofcourse yourselves for supporting the travel voucher raffle.September the 2nd and 3rd is our next comp and i...

July 15, 2017

June Newletter 2017

Wow here we are, the last comp for our season is upon us and it should be another good one. Wasn't June a beauty, lots of nice fish weighed in and an awesome array of prizes thanks to our wonderful sponsors, Harry Fort Decorators, Allenco Marine, and of course our new man Arrum Ali from AA Farrier Services. Lots of fun was had by all including a heap of very happy kids, the smiles on their wee faces when they came up to get their spot prizes was classic. July is the Kerry McKinley Memorial comp ...

June 19, 2017

May Newsletter 2017

Isn't it great that we have such a consistent group of sponsors in place for each competition, trust me we are the envy of many clubs. So where you can please support them in return. May turned out to be another very good competition with over 50 anglers weighing in fish, and course with awesome sponsors, AMI, Fairview Motors, Paul Jones Contracting and the Laurent Brothers, there were plenty of great prizes. Well done to Hughy for another big snapper over that magical 20 pound mark, and ...

May 19, 2017

April Newsletter 2017

Hi all and thank you. What for? Well, for making our April Competition another fun filled family weigh in. The day saw nearly 40 kids turn up and they even brought along over a hundred adults with them, mums, dads, grandparents and friends made for a great evening. There were a lot of very nice fish weighed in and anglers ranged from the very young like Isaak Crosland with a beautiful Kingi to the very experienced like Arrum Ali with the heaviest snapper. Congratulations to all the anglers, you ...

April 21, 2017

March Newsletter 2017

Hi, wow where did summer go, or did we have one? Believe it or not here we are planning the April competition, and yes my friends that is autumn. I hope you had a chance to get along to the March competition; it was another beauty, lots of fish, lots of anglers, and lots of kids, forty three of them in fact. I have to say it is really great to see more and more kids coming along and thank you to the parents and Grandparents that take the time to get them out on the water. March was a three day c...

March 19, 2017

February Newsletter 2017

Hi all, wow another comp has come and gone. It was a good one aye. Without a comp in January of course February is our kick off for the year. We had a great turn out with heaps of kids, parents and grandparents coming along to show off their catches. Once again we had an amazing line up of prizes. A top one for each category and of course what we all love, heaps of spot prizes and lucky member draws. A special thanks must go out to our awesome sponsors. I hope you all realise how very fortunate ...

February 21, 2017

December Newsletter 2016

Hi all and a great big Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas to you, WOW what a December competition we ended up having. There was an excellent crowd, heaps of fish weighed in and kids everywhere, really putting family back into Matamata fishing family club. A very special thanks to the Matamata Fire Brigade for picking Santa up from the South Pole and bringing him down to the club, the kids loved it ah. Another very special thanks must go out to our sponsors, J Swap Contracting, Viking Kayaks, Comag, Golden...

December 21, 2016

November Newsletter 2016

Hi all, WOW here we are almost at the end of another year, but not our season of course. A very special thanks to J Swaps and all of our sponsors for the November competition. Please take note of all of our Sponsors listed in the newsletter, without them we wouldn't enjoy the awesome line up of prizes that we fish for. Once again Batesy and the team at Glass and Joinery came up with a stunner of a lucky member prize, that rod holder looked fantastic, and went to a much deserved person and great ...

November 21, 2016

October Newsletter 2016

Hi all, has anybody seen spring anywhere? It seems to have gone missing, yes the trees are now green and the grass that's not under water is growing but wouldn't it be nice to get a bit more warm sun on our backs. If you were at the club for the October competition you would already know what a great evening it was. Many thanks to you all who could get along and enjoy the time together. Even with the wet conditions we had over a hundred people there, 34 of them being children. A lot of thanks mu...

October 19, 2016

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September 21, 2016

September Newsletter 2016

We are off on another season. September the EVENTS 4th saw our first competition for the new year get under way with 84 people there, it was a good one. September of course is sponsored by our very own Mitre 10 and has been for many years. This year however we have been very lucky to welcome a new sponsor, SignTint, Craig and Cherie Osbaldiston, they have a relatively new business in town and can help you with all sorts of sign writing, tinting, screen printing etc and of course Mitre 10 can...

September 18, 2016

July Newsletter 2016

Hi, wow who can believe it, another one of our club seasons has come to an end and what a beauty it has been. A big thank you must go out to you all for being part of such an awesome club.Just to name a few things; we have had record numbers at our competition weigh-ins and we have got on board some excellent sponsors. Let's hope we can keep it up for the new season. I would like to take this opportunity to thank your committee, most of them were new to the job and they have continued on th...

July 19, 2016

June Newsletter 2016

Hi, wow who can believe it, here we are at the end of our club season. Just one comp to go and to many a very important one. The points are close in some categories so the Kerry McKinley Memorial weekend could make all the difference. Don't forget if you would like to donate to the prize pool (big or small) every little bit helps and it all goes in to the prizes for you to win. The now famous ROD and REEL donated by Hayden from Begovich Builders was raffled and won by Hugh McKean. Hugh has very ...

June 18, 2016

May Newsletter 2016

Wow here we are only two competitions to go before the end of the season, the neat thing too is that the points are very close in some sections and the last competitions could make the difference, exciting ah? I'm very pleased to say the May competition was another very good one, we ended up with over 40 anglers weighing in fish and the clubrooms were full for the prize giving, and what great prizes they were thanks to our very generous sponsors, AMI Insurance, Fairview Motors, Paul Jones Contra...

May 15, 2016

April Newsletter 2016

Hi all, hope all good with you and you have had a chance to cast a line or two, Autumn is such a good time of the year to fish, it would be a shame to only take advantage of it on the competition weekends. However they are great excuse to get out there. I'm very pleased to say our April competition was another beauty, the weather wasn't great unfortunately but we still managed to have over eighty people at the weigh in. A very special thanks to our wonderful long time sponsors Gibson and Val fro...

April 20, 2016

March Newsletter 2016

Hi all, another comp is nearly on our doorstep, can you believe we are up to the fourth month of the year already. Thankyou to all those that fished the March Big Fish comp, and helped make it a very successful and exciting one. There was over a hundred and forty people there and the place was abuzz with who would take out the Big Fish prize, in the end it went to Michael Autridge, with a very rare these days, yellow fin tuna, very nice fish. A very special thanks must go out to our wonderful g...

March 19, 2016

February Newsletter 2016

Bungey's a Granddad again 7lb.8oz Carter Christopher Bungard born in Perth Australia 15/02/2016 So it's up to the girls to write a report: Hi to you all, well the February comp was a great success with 176 adults and 47 kids turning up for the first competition for 2016. I'd like to thank those of you who came along, and those of you who went away with prizes and spot prizes with an added bonus this year of meat packs donated by Terry, Carol Holmes and family. Very many thanks to our o...

February 19, 2016

December Newsletter 2015

Hi all, wow, what a comp December turned out to be, thank you all for coming along and making the evening such a success. The final head count was 174 adults and 43 children, making for an excellent atmosphere for both the members and of course our sponsors. On the sponsors side of things, a special thanks to Comag, Viking Kayaks, Swaps, Golden Flow, and of course young Chad McDonald, without their continued support the club would not be what it is today. Please, where you can, show you...

December 18, 2015

Message from Nigel

Nigel Kittow 12:30am Dec 8 Hi Matamata Fishing Club. We have been members from Day 1 of the club and wish to retain our membership though we now live in Vanuatu. Sort have fallen out of the loop but if you can email us our subscriptions we would love to continue our club connection. We are out fishing here on our boat Mamma Mia most weeks and can file a bit of a report every now and again if people would be interested. We mainly game fish for Marlin and YFT but ha...

December 8, 2015

November Newsletter 2015

Wow, what a November Comp we had! Hi all, I'm sure if you were there on the night you will agree with me when I say it was a great night and a lot of fun was had by all. Once again, I make a special mention of our committee, as president, I have a great team to work with, so thank you to you all. Like a lot of clubs, we rely heavily on sponsors and I would like to take this chance to say a great big thank you. As you will see in the newsletter we have over forty of them for the November Comp, s...

November 20, 2015

October Newsletter 2015

Hi all, wow, what did you think of the EVENTS October comp, what a beauty. We had a great crowd with over a hundred people in attendance. The atmosphere was great, the weather good, and thanks to our sponsors, Daltons, Murray Wilcox, Allenco Marine and Directional Drilling. The prizes looked awesome, many thanks must go to Pauline and Lippy for the hard work in organising and presenting the goodies. On that note I would like to say how well all the new committee members have slotted into their n...

October 19, 2015

September Newsletter 2015

Hi, well the new season has got off to a great start. Most of you will know by now that I am back at the helm as President of our great club. I am really excited about the season ahead and have an excellent team working with me. We have virtually kicked the season off with a new team, the only remaining committee are Keith and Muzza, but, I tell you, if the Mitre 10 sponsored September comp is anything to go by, we have some very real fun and excitement to look forward to. A very big thanks...

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