Easter Weekend comp Rules

                                     Easter WEEKEND SWEEPSTAKE



PRIZES       JETTY Prizes for 1ST 2ND and 3RD (10 & under) All children receive a small gift.


JUNIORS (16 & under) Four Prizes  Snapper measured

                                                                                                                              Heaviest tarakihi

                                                                                                                          Heaviest kahawai measured


                    OPEN LAND BASED One prize each for species

Measured kahawai

Measured Snapper

Misc scaled fish weighed


OPEN             1st  2nd, 3rd  and average weight/length

Snapper Measured

Terakihi weighed

           Kahawai Measured           

*Juniors may enter either the Junior or Open section but not both 

FISHING TIMES   Start fishing when emtry completed. Final weigh in time shall be the end of the contest.

WEIGH IN TIMES   Friday and Saturday     4pm to 5pm

     Sunday 2 pm until 3 pm (Final) 

BAR  open Saturday and Sunday from 5.30pm


PRIZE GIVING Sunday 6.30PM Sharp at the Clubrooms followed by buffet meal



   COASTAL FISHING CHARTERS - STRICTLY FISHING                                    

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 KITCHEN KHAOS                                                 GAME GEAR


Hazards etc

It is the skippers/boat owners responsibility to ensure they are competent in operating their boat in a

safe manner and have all necessary safety equipment on board.

There is a large hole at the bottom of the concrete boat ramp. Avoid this area at low tide. If you

are not familiar with the Waihau Bay haven please study the map at the top of the ramp before proceeding. There

are rocks in the channel and to the sides.

Launching and retrieving – please take care on the ramp and show consideration to other users.

Poor weather – check the weather before leaving and be sure you have the skill to safely handle your boat

in the conditions. 

Observe the 5 knot speed restriction within 200m form shore. 

A disclaimer must be signed by all skippers who have boats entered into a competition prior to leaving

shore.  If the disclaimer is  not signed by the skipper / owner the competition entry will not be valid

                       Make a trip report on CH65 to local Coastguard.                            


Equipment all boats must carry

Sufficient life jackets for all on board.

A VHF radio.

Preferably an epirb and/or mobile phone as well.



Non-offset circle hooks must be used when using live or dead natural baits when targeting any billfish. This rule has been made by the NZ Sport Fishing Council as it is seen to be the responsibility of all recreational anglers to ensure the long term conservation of billfish. 

  1. Each angler must present their own fish for weigh-in, and produce their catch card when presenting their fish to be weighed.
  1. Each fish will only be eligible for one prize.  There will be one prize only per angler per species.
  2. Only one fish of each species per angler per day will be accepted for weigh-in.  The following are the species and sizes eligible for the tournament;
  3. Kingfish   1m                        Kahawai n/a             Snapper  35cm                 Tarakihi  30cm                 
  4. Catch Cards are to be in the weigh masters hands by the specified time.
  5. The boundaries of the fishing area are Waikawa Point and Lottin Point out to the twelve nautical mile limit.  All boats must return overnight.
  6. All fish presented for the weigh-in must be in a fresh condition, i.e. green and ungutted.  Frozen  fish will not be accepted.
  7. In the event of two or more fish having equal weight, the first fish weighed in will be deemed the first for recognition in all prize categories.
  8. No longlines, nets or craypots to be used. No electric reels to be allowed on a competing boat. Kingfish may be bled and still qualify for prizes and club records however they will NOT qualify for NZ or world records so this is done at the anglers discretion.
  9. In the event that the tournament is shortened or postponed there is no refund of entries paid.
  10. In the interests of safety, the committee reserves the right to delay, shorten, cancel or postpone the tournament.

             Entrants will be notified of any changes.

  1. To collect any spot prizes the winner must be present.  If not present the prizes will be redrawn until struck.
  2. Any protests relating to the weight of, or manner of weighing a fish must be made to the official weighmaster before the fish is removed from the weighstation.  The decision of the weighmaster shall be final.
  3. Any disputes must be reported to the disputes committee in writing before 9pm of the day of the catch.  The decision of the disputes committee shall be final.
  4. The committee reserves the right to inspect or test the line, rods and reels used.  The maximum line weight to be used is 60kg.
  5. Radio communication shall be on VHF Channel 65. There is now one sked at 9.15 only. Waihau Bay cover the channel from 9.15 am until 6 pm. Outside those hours please respond to ‘Coastguard Radio’.