Another good field of boats registering for the February competition with again with nine boats registering for the first competition including new boat Praising and all weighing in.
Thank you to Australian High Commission for their generous sponsorship of the day including nibbles and drinks for the members.
In weigh in order the qualifying fish weights were:
Praising - 26lb Wahoo, 25lb Yellowfin and 26lb Mahi Mahi
Tangaroa -33lb Wahoo and 26 lb Trevally
Christine - 18lb Barracuda and 18lb Wahoo
Lady Mary - 13lb Barracuda, 29lb Wahoo and 32lb Yellowfin
Escape - 11lb Yellowfin, 14il Mahi Mahi and 11lb Red Bass (Not counted in the Tally)
Blue Dog - 69lb Sailfish (equalling board record but not beating it), 20lb Barracuda and 28lb Wahoo
Off to Work - 22lb Wahoo, 11lb Yellowfin and 23lb Mahi Mahi
Kiman - 16lb Wahoo and 15lb Dogtooth
Wia Raoi - 52lb Sailfish, 28lb Barracuda, 40lb Wahoo, 16lb Yellowfin and 11lb Trevally (plus 5 Species Weight Bonus Points).
Board records awarded for this competition were as follows:
Baeke Peter, Praising for 26lb Mahi Mahi
Bill Newton, Escape for 11lb Red Bass in the Other category.
Points awarded on the day were as follows Off to Work 1 point, Tangaroa 2 points, Lady Mary 3 points, Praising 4 points, Blue Dog 6 points and Wia Raoi 10+1 Bonus points.
With Wia Raoi shooting out to an early lead the competition ladder looks as follows:
Boat Current Points
Wia Raoi 22
Blue Dog 9
Off to Work 6
Lady Mary 4
Nei Toitoi -
Thank you so much again to our sponsors the AHC .
We look forward to seeing everyone at the next fishing competition on 11 March 2017. Sponsor for the event is CCB Envico. And let's hope that the strong turnout of boats competing continues.
Registration will be Friday 11 March 2017 from 5pm to 7pm at Betio Lodge and as usual competition weigh in at Betio Lodge starting at 5pm sharp, 11 March 2017.
Please be reminded that the Awards night is set down for 18 March 2017. The venue to be confirmed is planned for MTC.
From the Committee