Women’s Section - 1 st Snapper Helene McCullough - 1 st Kahawai Janene McIntyreKids Section – Snapper 1 st Jack Moses, 2 nd Callum Millar - Kahawai – 1 st Callum Millar, 2 nd Vinnie WallworkOpen SectionHeaviest Snapper 35 – 60cm - 1 st Peter Besley, 2 nd Damon Bryant, 3 rd John Peraua, 4 th Glen Wilson,Over 60cm Snapper (photo only) - 1 st Pete Bell, 2 nd Callum MillarHeaviest Kahawai - 1 st - Dave Burrett, 2 nd Paul Rountree,Heaviest Trevally - 1 st Bryan JonesJohn Dory - 1 st Alex McLeod, 2 nd Scott MclarenKingfish - 1 st Dave Burrett, 2 nd Alex McLeodMystery Catch - 1 st Damian Trownson (species bronze whaler), 2 nd Paul Steffensen (species squid)Heaviest Fish Overall - Dave Burrett Kingfish 12.82kgAverage Weight Snapper - Scott McEwen 1.82kgMystery Weight Fish (Phoenix Kayak) - Peter BesleyOpen draw prize Ocean Kayak Trident 4.3 - Tony Millar
- All who contacted us one way or the other with the positive feedback and words of appreciation for the event – makes all the hours spent with the organizing worthwhile.
- Everyone who contributed to the BBQ and evening meal.
All the helpers in the kitchen, John for supplying and takings photos on the water and at the event,Mike and Pete Bell for their effort with the spit roast and BBQ cooking, Robyn and Nigel for supplying the pie warmer,Annita and Arkwright for the facilities at Papa Aroha Holiday Par and the sponsors.
The friendly non-competitive nature of this event is designed for everyone no matter what kayak you paddle it’s all about the sport of kayak fishing and meeting like-minded people. If you are reading this and have yet to come to this event it well worth the effort.
Next year’s event – 4th November 2017. Many have already booked their accommodation a year in advance so don’t leave it too late if wanting a place to stay close by.