Annual Fishing Competition.
From the archives:
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.
The 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)
No more than 2 lines per person
Undersized fish or too many, automatic disqualification.
Judges decision is final.
Everybody must cross the start after the start signal and be back before the time up.
All fish to be at judging point before judging commences, 30mins after fishing finishes.
All fish are to be auctioned off.
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)