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.

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.

When: Sunday 26th October
(Labour Weekend)
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)



2 kids and a fish