On New Years morning all bach holders with a dinghy would meet at the wharf for a fishing competition. You had to go out fishing for a certain amount of time and be back at the swimming pool area with your catch. Then every boat would have their fish counted and there would be a prize for the greatest number of snapper, the largest snapper, the longest fish and so on.
he booby prize was the lid of an old dunny. It was a lot of fun. The fish were raffled off. For the longest fish, a flag was made by the previous years winner. That was a marvelous day - there was a wonderful community spirit. (Andrew Sharp 1993)
Would any one like to make this years pennant for the longest fish? We have a the Buchanan Trophy for the longest snapper donated already.
In 2002 it is open to any body that is a Trust Member and especially children.
Sunday 26th October
10am to 12.30pm
Where: At Rangitoto Wharf, from Target Point to Iliomana Light, landbased or from boats or dinghies.
Rules: (Just as they were years ago)
ARC Bylaws regarding lifejackets must be followed.
More details to follow in next newsletter re:- ferry times, what to bring, who to contact etc. Put the date on your calendars for a great day out.
Pictures from the Trust archives; credit Cox(R) and Andrew(L)