Thursday, 03 December 2020


Fishing Report - 10 November 2020

Unfortunately the weather hasn’t been conducive to boating very often in the last couple of weeks and the fish have been given a break. We are still getting a few fish being caught though, with a couple of club records tumbling in the last fortnight.

A week or so ago we had junior member William Yeeles catch a 9.04kg snapper while fishing on Black and Black, which is a pending junior club record on 37kg line. This weekend just gone we had Michelle Farac catch a 3.22kg kahawai while fishing on Rosa, which is a pending ladies club record on 10kg line. Both these fish are very noteworthy fish and the anglers will be pleased to have their names recorded against them.

Although there hasn’t been a lot of actual fishing going on, it’s still a busy time at the Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club with a lot of maintenance being undertaken and the format and rules for next season’s tournaments all being finalised. We are very fortunate to have a number of members who are happy to volunteer their time (and in some instances materials) to get maintenance completed around the club and to ensure that other members and people involved in our club activities and tournaments have an enjoyable experience.

Although we were heavily impacted by COVID-19 earlier this year with firstly an outright closure and then at Alert Level 2 with reduced operating ability, the club is being well supported by members and we have been tracking quite well, which gives us the confidence to plan ahead for upcoming tournaments and ensure our assets are well maintained.

While this is all going on, there are many of us watching to see when we can start heading out wide for the next wave of tuna as they pass through our area.

Tight lines,


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