Fishing Coordinator’s Report February 2023

It was a stunning day on Saturday 4 February and 194 fisher people, and 59 boats got out safely over a pretty lumpy bar.  On the other side of the bar the sea was calm, and every boat came back with a wonderful catch. It was just one of those dream fishing days!

Every person who entered received a Lure Lock clip in their skipper’s pack. This device clips onto your rod and keeps tackle from swinging around. Over 200 of these were donated by Philip Wilson who was also the radio operator on competition day. So, a big thank you to him! (

Big thanks also to Peter Rankin and Brendan O’Brien for their fabulous work on the breakfast BBQ (and providing a sausage sizzle for all at the Kids Fishing Competition the next day.) David and Poppy Clapperton from ITS provided amazing snacks from 2.30pm onwards and a wonderful dinner menu after 6pm.

Thanks again to our carpark team, weigh station team and Alma Lucas for preparing the sponsors’ platters. Thank you to Jo Roberts, our new secretary, for all her work with registrations, skippers’ packs and weigh-in entries. Lyal Brenton did an awesome job as MC and Brendan entertained with another money or the bag for spot prizes.

The Coastguard were great at assisting boats when needed and as always, the fishing committee and helpers worked well as a team to ensure the event ran smoothly.

We wouldn’t have a competition without the support of all our sponsors at all levels. So huge appreciation for all these sponsors and please support their businesses whenever you can.


Manawatu Hunting & Fishing,

McIntosh’s Farm Machinery & Cranes,


GH Engineering,

Manawatu Security Fencing,

Buy Wholesale Vehicles,

Tanenuiarangi Manawatū Incorporated 


JDS Roofing, Max Wilson Jewellers, Coast to Coast Blinds, OK Fish,  ITS,  GR8NZlife,  Team Davenport Property Brokers, Foxton Storage – Rent a Shed, Marine Services Whanganui.


Adamson & Holland, Wells Builders, MMBC, Metalcraft,

Tenua Engineering, NW Foxton, Vortex Electrical, Flax Gift Gallery, DB Breweries, Burnsco, South Foxton Motors, Roberts Contracting.


Repco Levin, Leighton Judd The Joiner, Water & Beyond, Rimu Box Art, Quirky Creations, Longburn Drainage, KP Contracting, Hands of Health, Mr Grumpy’s Takeaways, Pioneer Outfitters,

Foxton Beach 4 Square, Odyssey T-Shirts, Turners Sports,

Peter Jamieson Builders, Tim Cook Harcourts Real Estate,

Aqua Café & Bar, Yatai Restaurant, Tony Huisman Wooden Crafts, Steve’s Tyres, Team DH, W D Adin Truss Manufacturers, A1 Homes, Beauty & the Beach, Reg’s Takeaways.

Results and Photos to come.


Place Weight Winner Boat
1 0.930 Karen Dykstra Horizon
2 0.920 Lyal Brenton Wilpowa
3 0.870 Zed Fisk Ebb
4 0.830 Brent Clothier Searenity
5 0.820 Peter Carrington Luxury Liner
6 0.810 Andela Greig Liquid Asset
7 0.800 Carl Griffin Sea Eagle
8 0.790 Otop Dykstra Horizon
9 0.770 Cody Barnett Ebb
10 0.650 Chris Chamberlain Head Office


Place Weight Winner Boat
1 2.920 Danielle Harris Tauira
2 2.780 Sam Whiteman Gin Palace
3 2.640 Thomas Green Snapper Trapp
4 2.610 Carl Griffin Sea Eagle
5 2.550 Keith Lewer Kotuku
6 2.550 Clive Duffy Latis
7 2.390 Don Walford Gotta Go
8 2.390 Donna O’Brien Hookum 2
9 2.390 James Petrie Terrabite
10 2.360 Brett McIntosh Head Office


Place Weight Winner Boat
1 4.010 Len Watson The Smila
2 3.980 Lance Davis Snapper Up
3 3.970 Scott Bassett Black Current
4 3.920 Keven Clement Gotta Go
5 3.860 Brent Clothier Searenity
6 3.750 Keith Lewer Kotuku
7 3.600 Jade Huria CBoss
8 3.560 Don Laursen Ski Waka
9 3.520 Robyn Bishop Terrabite
10 3.440 Chris Chamberlain Head Office

Featured Fish: Trevally (T), Mackerel (M)

Place Weight Winner Boat
1 2.85 Bryon Algie (T) Blue Stabi
2 2.10 Matt Whiteman (T) Double Strike
3 2.06 Charlie Tibble (M) Tauira
4 1.91 Dion Pene (T) Tauira
5 1.91 Gary Manning (T) Sea Eagle
6 1.89 Dani Harris (M) Tauira
7 1.89 Carol Adams (T) Sea Eagle
8 1.87 Bruce Culley (M) Rainbird
9 1.84 Carter Roberts (T) Hometown Girl
10 1.78 Brendon Russell (M) Tapanui II

Thanks to our sponsors: