February Newsletter 2018

President's Report

Hi, what a great start to 2018, not our first competition for the season of course but the first for the new year. Sunday evening saw over 100 people in attendance at the weigh in and over 30 of them were children, great to see the juniors enjoying themselves so much ah.

While there was not a huge number of fish weighed in there was still plenty donated for the cooking. Many thanks to those who consistently give forth their prize catches. Phil and Chooky have that cooking down to a fine art, Wil has taught them well ah?, and thanks to a reconditioning job on the cooker by Comag, the fish quality was awesome. I would like to acknowledge and thank the team for donating their time for fixing our cooker, cheers guys.

The competition had prizes galore thanks to our excellent sponsors, Begovich Builders, Matamata Sportsworld, Splice Construction, and wow that meat from the Holmes family processed and packed by Matamata Butchery went down a treat, a great big thankyou to you all.

Next competition is a beauty, THE BIG FISH COMP it is called and last year it lived up to that, with Hayden Begovich catching a marlin. Let’s hope someone can do that this year.

The Comp is sponsored by a great team of people, Matamata Marine, Challenge, Matamata Vets, Plumbco, and King Electrical, and a huge kids section sponsored by Waharoa Transport. This comp is a very good one.

The game fish can be caught from midnight Thursday, while all the other fish categories are under the normal rules of starting midnight Friday night. Make sure you have a look at the prize list, it is well worth going out for a fish, and getting the kids out there.

The weigh master has pointed out to me that there seems to be a wee bit of confusion at times at the weigh station. It appears that sometimes people are not sure who caught what fish. Please make sure as you land your fish on the boat that you clearly identify them as yours, this will obviously save time and confusion at the scales. Ways to mark fish are eg: Coloured rubber bands; cut off top of tail; cut off bottom of tail, side fins etc.

Sadly, Team Leander lost one of their crew last month, Paul Baker (Motor) was a much-loved team member and will be sadly missed.

Happy Fishing, Bungey

Make every day count my friends.