THE 2017 ANNUAL KAYAK FISHING CLUB GET TOGETHER
It was another fantastic event with the social gathering proving popular attracting 140 kayak anglers plus around 25 family members. Despite the less than ideal weather Coromandel still provided some areas to get on the water in the kayak and plenty of fish came in to the weigh station in this year.
This was our 10th get together and it was great to catch up with our regular members plus we had many new comers to the sport. Everyone enjoyed the fishing competition that is designed around friendly participation with a section for the younger upcoming kayak anglers with a great turn out.
This year we had even more help with Ken and Jeannette doing the weigh in allowing Rob and Janet more time to socialize with everyone. Once again the event proved to be more than just a kayak fishing competition with everyone enjoying each others company. The quality of the people who attend this event is something special with young and old creating a special atmosphere.
With some great company enjoyed during the afternoon prior to the evening meal this year we had so much amazing food with Mike and Pete Bell once again producing a fantastic spit roast. They even had a char grill BBQ that did a nice job of the chickens and a big thanks to them for all the effort. Everyone enjoyed the banquet of food on offer then it was time for prize giving.
This year we had a massive amount of prizes that meant most took home something with the winners getting a whole bunch of items in the prize packs thanks to the sponsors who gave to the prize pool. The following companies supported this event and the fishing competition wouldn't be possible with them.
Aquanaut NZ – Sharkskin/Neptune
ARM – Phoenix Kayak
BLA – Humminbird
Composite Developments - Okuma/Savage
EBOP Kayak Fishing Club
Fog Dog – batter and spices
GME - Marine radios/dry box speaker
Outdoor Connection – Camping Gear
Papa Aroha Holiday Park
Pure Fishing – Berkley
Kayak FishingNZ - Grand Slam Prize Pack
Vision Fresh - Fruit and Vegetables
BCS – Zest/Jigstar/Gamakatsu
Brittain Wynyard – Daiwa
Craig Daw – Snips/Gulp/lures
Color Cote - Cooler Bags and Thermal Cups
NZ Bay Fisher Magazine
NZ Fishing News Magazine
Outdoor Sports NZ - Ocean Kayak
RA Conaghan – Halco /Plano
Rob Fort Series
Sharkerz Lures - Skutes
Wholesale Marine Direct – Salt-Away.
CKA CLUB KAYAK FISHING COMPETITION RESULTS 2017
Women’s Section - Snapper 1st Andrea White - Kahawai 1st Robyn Cavanah
Kids Section – Snapper 1st Jack Moses, 2nd Matthew Krukerink - Kahawai 1st Dion Wallwork, 2nd Vinnie Wallwork
Heaviest Snapper 35 – 60cm - 1st Kevin Symons, 2nd Boydie Cowley, 3rd Heath Prescott
Over 60cm Snapper (photo only) - 1st Nick Burton, 2nd Jeremy Clark
Heaviest Kahawai - 1st - Pieter Noeth, 2nd Jordan Hall, 3rd Peter Jessup
Heaviest Trevally - 1st Ian Jonkers
Gurnard- 1st Daniel White, 2nd Grant Mitchell, 3rd Jordan Hall
Mystery Catch - 1st Mike Palmer (goat fish), 2nd David Symons (blue cod)
Heaviest Fish Overall - Kevin Symons Snapper 3.525kg
Average Weight Snapper - Martin Thorpe 1.895kg
Mystery Weight Fish (Phoenix Kayak) - Heath Prescott
Open draw prize Ocean Kayak Nalu Paddle Board - TBA
Kayak FishingNZ Forum Grand Slam - Jordan Hall
Coromandel Kayak Adventures - Shop Prize - Karl Drent
Nick Burton with the biggest snapper over 60cm caught and released.