19 Manly Esplanade

Browns Bay, Auckland

19 Manly Esplanade

Browns Bay, Auckland

09 476 4169

Commodore Report April 2017

Ahoy all, a quarter of the year over and daylight saving having already ended, I feel a bit robbed of summer this year with unusually windy weather in the weekends keeping most of us onshore.

There has been some brave souls going out in search of a feed and the common story is lots of small fish around this year, along with the odd decent one as well. Still, the competitive spirit of members is alive and well, with multiple events all running in parallel as listed below.

Monthly Longest Fish Competition

Congratulations to the winners of the monthly longest fish award $20 BBBC Bar voucher –

Jan 2017 – Steven Scrivens 92cm Kingfish

Feb 2017 – Ian Crump 68cm Snapper –

March 2017 – Craig Jennings 99cm Kingfish

To enter the monthly comp –

  • Lay the fish on the tape glued to the concrete step outside the Marine Centre bifold doors
  • Take a photo clearly showing its length – nose against the left hand rail pole to V of the tail.
  • Upload the photo to the Browns Bay Boating Club Facebook page with details on Fisherperson, location caught, etc
  • The Monthly Fishing Competition is for the single longest fish caught during the calendar month, with that fish being either a snapper or kahawai or kingfish or trevally or john dory.
  • The fish can be caught anywhere in NZ waters, and needs to be measured and photographed within 24 hours of being caught.
  • Competition is open for all members of the Browns Bay Boating Club, take a photo on the measure strip and upload to BBBC Facebook page.
  • One prize of a $20 BBBC bar tab will be awarded for the longest fish, awarded at the first Sunday drinks in the new month following the Competition period.
  • Prize will jackpot if winner not present to receive their prize.

Annual Fishing Competition 2nd April 2017

After 2 earlier postponements due to deteriorating weather, we managed to run the Annual Fishing Competition on Sunday 2nd April 2017.

There were 31 Fisher people on 12 boats, with competitors charging out as far as Anchorite in search of winning fish. A total of 82kg of fish was weighed in. A prize winning Kahawai was actually caught in 30cms water at Browns Bay Beach!

Prizes of Fish City Albany vouchers and Trophies were awarded after the event. Our thanks to Mike and Rebecca Graham, owners of Fish City Albany for their generous support of this event by providing the vouchers and offer for a free bag of ice with bait purchase.

Congratulations to all the winners below

Average Weight Snapper 1.3kg –
Michael Scrivens – 1.292

Heaviest Snapper

1st – Dave Hickling 3.068
2nd – Leith Freeman 2.344
3rd – Roger Dallimore `1.86

Heaviest Kingfish/Kahawai

1st – Dale Murray – 7.455
2nd – Keith Russell – 6.79
3rd – Dale Murray – 2.55

Tiddler – Keith Russell – .07kg

Heaviest Other
Ian Crump – 2.214 – JD
Glenn Schmidt – 2.04 – Trev
Chris Crump – 1.912 – JD

Heaviest Fish – u14

Mark Jennings – 2.65 Kahawai
Cameron Schmidt – 2,41 – Kahawai
Rhys McDougall – 1.988 – Kahawai

Continuous Fishing Competition 2017

The BBBC Continuous Fishing Competition runs from 1 June to 31 May, so we have about 6 weeks left until the winners of this event is confirmed. Trophies are awarded according to category, and below Table 1 lists the entries to date.

Table 2 lists the categories and trophies for Competition.

If you wish to weigh in a fish, call any Committee Member to verify. We also have a set of scales available for members use as well.

Continuous Fishing Competiton – 1st June 2016 to 31st May 2017

Name Species Weight(Kgs) Weight(Lbs) Location Caught Date
Phil Smith Snapper 8.29 18.27 Henderson Bay 24th Oct 2016
Warren King Snapper 4.78 10.53 Tiri 30th Dec 2016
Ian Crump Snapper 5.714 12.6 Tiri 6th Feb 2017
Leith Freeman Kingfish 11.34 25 Great Barrier 8th Feb 2017
Ken Freeman Snapper 4.5 9.92 Tiri 8th Feb 2017
Dave Hickling Snapper 7.23 15.93 Flat Rock 30th Mar 2017

Table 1

Heaviest Legal Fish caught outside NZ Territorial Limits (12NM

Continuous Trophy Qualifying Constraints
Snapper Trophy Heaviest Snapper caught within NZ Territorial Limits (12NM) excluding Chart 532
Tamure Trophy Heaviest Snapper caught within area of Chart 532
Farm Services Silverdale Trophy Heaviest Kingfish or Kahawai caught with NZ Territorial Limits (12NM)
Mike Pero Mortgages Trophy Heaviest Legal Fish other than Snapper, Kingfish or Kahawai caught within NZ Territorial Limits (12NM)
International Waters Heaviest Legal Fish caught outside NZ Territorial Limits (12NM)

Table 2


Southern Cross Cable Zone – East Coast Bays

The Auckland Yachting and Boating Association have approached the Browns Bay Boating Club to ask if we are interested in commenting on that Southern Cross Fibre cable that passes just offshore Browns Bay.

Over a number of years, there has been discussion on the Southern Cross Cable and the effects on club activities of the no anchoring zone that it lies in, off the east coast between Takapuna and Gulf Harbour.

With current survey work being undertaken of the cable, it would be an opportune time for clubs who sail, boat and fish in and around this zone to share any current concerns they have over the no anchoring zone and suggestions going forth as to the best solutions for the location of any future cables, route and placement i.e. burying cable.

Your input is important as the key organisations, Spark, the Minister of Communications, Southern Cross Cables need to be made aware of any existing issues and concerns which this cable and its zone and any future cables may cause.

Please send your communications to the following addresses and provide a copy to the AYBA via Tanya Ankersmit email address ayba.secretary@gmail.com

Hon Simon Bridges
Minister of Communications
P O Box 581
Tauranga 3140
email s.bridges@ministers.govt.nz

Ian Gavin from Spark NZ

Dean Veverka
Director Networks & Vice President Operations
Southern Cross Cable Network
email: dean.veverka@sccn.co.nz

Coming Events –

30th April 2017 Mokohinau Charter
17th June 2017 Wine and Cheese at Marine Centre.
July 2017 BBBC Annual General Meeting.

Tight lines all,

Warren King
021 826715

Browns Bay Boating Club - 19 Manly Esplanade, Browns Bay, Auckland 0630 NZ

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