Current Lines December 2016 Issue 1

The boys are back in town, the boys are back in town. That jukebox in the corner blasting out my favourite song. The nights are getting warmer, it won’t be long, it won’t be long till summer comes  Now that the boys are here again, The boys are back in town.

02/12 – from Mercury Bay – Jason Sheriff fishing from the “Sol – E – Mar” landed the first Yellowfin Tuna for NZ weighing in at 17.66kg. 

3/12 – Finn Holmes a junior, fishing from “YOGI” landed a very nice Albacore weighing 10.7kg caught on 10 kg line. They were fishing out from Mercury Bay. 

4/12- former Counties stalwart now residing in Whitianga Mark Franklin went out for a day trolling with Mercury Bay stalwart Warren Harris on the “WAZZUP” and came home catching the first Big Eye, weighing in at 48.66kg and the lure was a green one.   It was caught outside the Footprint in 1000+ Metres. 

4/12 – from Whangaroa a pair of Yellowfin Tuna were caught from the vessel “SATISFACTION”, where anglers Dawn Coleman and Gay Thomson caught one each weighing 53.5kg & 51.1kg, with both caught on 24kg line. 

4/12 – from New Plymouth Sportfishing and Underwater Club at the recent snapper bonanza fishing competition, a new club and competition record weight snapper was caught by local member “Mike” and the snapper weighed an impressive 14.035kg. 

For a limited time trade in your old lifejacket for a latest generation Hutchwilco lifejacket at a fantastic discounted price! For details visit www.coastguard.nzCoastguard is excited to announce the launch of the Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade for 2016, a popular and highly successful boating safety initiative which for the first time this year is going nationwide.   The ‘Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade’ van, kindly supplied free-of-charge by Giltrap Group and laden with lifejackets, will be visiting over 35 major boat ramps and locations throughout the country on weekends and key days throughout the busy summer holiday period. The Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade is simple and effective: bring your old or damaged lifejacket to the Old4New team at one of the many pre-advertised locations, and receive a discount on a quality, modern and fit-for-purpose Hutchwilco lifejacket. Boaties and members of the public are encouraged to visit the van and trade in their old lifejackets, where they can also get advice about boating and water safety from the friendly team on site at each location. 

2017 NZSFC SIMRAD ITM Nationals are coming fast, please book in now at your club, book your leave from work, and make sure “SWMBO” has been asked to join the crew.  The dates are, start fishing 8.00am Saturday 18th February continuous to 6.00pm Saturday 25th to find out who are the next NZ Champions. 

As the year slowly comes to a close, let us take time to reflect on those who are volunteers, those who sponsor, and those who have gone to the great fishing competition in the sky.  Time is short, family values are the strongest tie we have, and a family that fishes together is one of pride and beauty.  This brings to mind a famous quote from the roll call on “Hill Street Blues” “let’s be careful out there.” 


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