04/09/2009 at 4:20 am #6787PierMasterParticipant
Anyone keen on having a forum comp?
Just decide on a place and a day….
Say $5 per rod winner takes all?
or maybe a limit of rods for $10?
or 50% prize most fish caught and biggest?
or target species comp?
any ideas?04/09/2009 at 6:31 am #13542
Maybe at Birdlings Flat? Would save travelling to far for people in chch, but then again to far for people further North. I see the sea temps are warming up so other species should start to show up by the end of October.04/09/2009 at 7:39 am #13543
How about Conway flats, halfway between Blenheim and Christchurch.
Although, we do have members spread from Picton in the north all the way down to Dunedin…. Date, I would be keen for it to be in early november… Decent chance of having a few elephant fish about.
171km from Blenhim
149km from Christchurch
228km from Ashburton
305km from Timaru04/09/2009 at 8:41 am #13544
Yeah that might be an idea. Waiting till November would probably be the best idea to make it more worthwhile. It’s still a bit of a trip from Ashburton. From Ashburton to Kaikoura and back is about $100 or more in petrol, and even just to New Brighton and back is $30. I was going to try take it easy when driving and see if it makes a noticeable difference in petrol use. Could always buy one of those 800cc Hatchbacks.04/09/2009 at 10:03 am #13545
That seems like quite bad fuel economy. I can drive from Blenheim to Christchurch (310km) and it would cost me less then $60 and I drive a Toyota Surf. Would even be less if I drove slower.
I plan to be in Canterbury on the weekend the high country lakes open (1st Saturday of November) for fishing…. So that is a potential option for me. I am planning to go trout fishing in the Ashburton lakes, but might be able to find time to do a little Surf-casting one evening, maybe Sunday afternoon…04/09/2009 at 10:08 am #13546
Well Ashburton to Pier and back is 192.8 km, and has been costing nearly exactly $30 I think. Is your Surf Petrol or Diesel?04/09/2009 at 11:39 am #13547
Diesel, would be extremely expensive if it was petrol… I think mine could be slightly more thirsty then yours. Mine roughly costs 17c per km, while yours is more around 15c per km.
If I monitored my fuel usage I would be to concerned to drive anywhere. I just keep ignoring how much my fishing trips cost. Just calculated that I spend around $3,400 a year just on diesel based on current prices.05/09/2009 at 4:35 am #13548
Ahh the joys of having a company vehicle, spend on petrol….$0.00.
Now I just have to work out how to get them to replace my current vehicle with a 4WD.
Might be keen, maybe us marlburians could all share a vehicle?05/09/2009 at 11:50 pm #13551elmo22Participant
yep sounds like a good one, i drive a hilux diesel but one night out on the booze costs over $100. so a days fishing is cheep and i feel much better the next day lol06/09/2009 at 12:11 am #13552gismoParticipant
now that sounds like a good day out. the wife and I will be keen. when are we thinking.
will be good to catch up with St Paul for a fish insteed of just talking about it.
dame work never seem to get up there at the right times.06/09/2009 at 6:29 am #13554
Ha Ha Gismo, yup, you need to let us know when you’re comin up so I can get the burley made.06/09/2009 at 8:23 am #13559YakkamanParticipant
I’m keen on a comp sounds good idea, what’s Nape Nape like?07/09/2009 at 3:09 am #13563
crap on anything other than a norwest. is also about 15 k drive from the turn off. Conway flat looks like the best option.15/09/2009 at 8:27 am #13580
This thread seem to have slowed right down.
I would like to propose Saturday the 24th of October at Conway flat for the Comp.
High tide is around 10:11am, so a productive morning could be on the cards… The afternoon could be a touch slow with low tide around around 4:16pm…. So the comp could run between 8am-4pm.
High tide at 10:30pm would be perfect for anyone who decides to head to Kaikoura for a night Moki fish after the comp.17/09/2009 at 5:34 am #13590
That sounds alright, can decide to change it closer to the date if the weather or sea conditions arn’t suitable.
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