Contact: Des Addison
Address: Port Road - beside the wharf
Phone: 07 865 8704
Fax: 07 865 8723
Whangamata, on the eastern seaboard of the Coromandel Peninsula, boasts an ocean surf beach of magnificent proportions. A surf break directly in front of our Clubhouse called "the bar" is world renowned and attract surfers from all over the world.
It's not just the Surf that attracts people to this seaside resort township of 4000.
The beautiful beaches and consistently good year round weather attract sun worshipers, holiday makers and sport fishermen and women from all over New Zealand.
The Coromandel peninsula and its waters contain many islands, reefs, bars and cliffs which are home to many aquatic creatures. The sport fishing in this area is often revered as the best in the country.
During the summer months the local population expands from 4000 to over 50000. The town is well endowed in all amenities, restaurants, bars, liquor outlets, various retail stores, B&B stays, motels, camping grounds, plus plenty of off road parking. There are also a large number of charter boats for hire.
The Whangamata Ocean Sports Club is situated at the end of Port Road (main street of town), next to the wharf. The panoramic views from the club are amazing. The Club offers to its 6,000 members a large range of activities, fishing tournaments, social activities, and the quiet brag about the one that got away.
On top of our smaller monthly fishing tournaments we host three major tournaments per year. Our Ladies tournament is now by far the largest and most popular ladies only tournament in New Zealand. The 3 Day Classic is also a huge event, hoping to attract 1,000 anglers this year.
Within the club is a restaurant, showers, weekly members draws, raffles, large TV, a bar (naturally), weather reports, VHF radio, plenty of parking, and a weigh in station. These facilities are open to our members (and affiliated members) 7 days per week, from 4.30 pm.
More info at the club website www.oceansports.co.nz
Club Officers 2013 - 2014
Club Manager - Des Addison
Commodore - Roy Hoskin
Vice Commodore - James Connolly
Treasurer - Renzo Vettori
Secretary - Diane Furze
Karl van Gisbergen
Weighmasters : Barney O'Neill, Roy Hoskin, Maurice Peden, Trevor Christensen, Kevin Lynch, Trevor Butler, Kevin Prout, Barrie Walmsley, Mike Christensen, Richard Oldbury, Steve Megyeri, Dave Mercer
VHF Channel 84
Channel 28 Club Chat Channel
New Year Tournament - 2 January 2014
Nauti Girls Tournament - 8 February 2014
Classic Tournament - 13 - 15 February 2014
Junior Game Fishing Tournament - 8 March 2014