The Kaikoura Boating Club held it’s inaugural Easter Fishing Contest on Saturday 24th April 2011
A prize pool worth $15,000 was claimed on the day. The weather was not great, and 49 vessels with 158 people entered.
The major prize – for the closest to the average weight of 3 blue cod, 3 perch and one other fish was claimed by skipper Ben Stevenson.
2nd by skipper Rob Ellis
3rd by skipper Tony Kelly
4th by skipper Kevin Williams
The individual prizes in the senior classes went to
Heaviest blue cod
2.75 Chris Sowden
1.86 Bob Adams
1.75 Colin Tennant
1.74 Wayne Poulsen
Heaviest Sea Perch
1.28 Kevin Williams
1.2 Bernard Hailes
1.15 Brian Ashley
1.07 Mason Murphy
3.20 Brendan Stewart
2.88 John Ross
2.57 Nigel frost
2.50 Alister Holdum
Heaviest Blue Cod
1.12 Ansley Preddy
1.07 Tamara Dick
0.90 Lachie Henderson
0.83 Axel McMillan
Heaviest Sea Perch
1.00 Jake Osikai
0.66 Jake Carmody
0.48 Tamara Dick
0.27 James Small
Plus many other prizes. A great time was had by all the anglers and boaties who entered, even if some were a little green around the gills on returning to shore.
Kaikoura Hunting & Fishing New Zealand is run by Anton, Janene and Kevin who are longtime hunting and fishing enthusiasts. They offer friendly advice and local knowledge and have every base covered when it comes to the outdoors!
The shop is fully stocked with top brands and gear and the team can provide all the advice you need to make the most of the outstanding fishing and diving opportunities along the Kaikoura coast. The RodFather provides fishing and dive charters year round or if you prefer hunting, Anton can take you on hunting expeditions targeting the highly prized red deer sought after for their massive antlers.
130 Beach Road, Kaikoura. Phone 0800 763 328
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