The second season of the New Zealand based Moana Nui Fishing Club has recently been completed.
And those Kiwi blokes out there currently travelling the world will know what I mean when I mention a good Kiwi fishing day. The sun is shining, the weather is clear, the fish are biting, you catch a few Snapper, if you’re lucky a Kingfish; somebody has been for a dive and gathered a few scallops and hunted out a few crays. It makes for a great day and the afternoon of filleting while having a few beers and then the feast that follows is second to none. The kids take it all in and want to get involved. A good cycle.
Enter the genesis of the Moana Nui Fishing Club. Last year, a couple of really keen fishos who have recently returned to New Zealand from overseas got together and worked out some loose rules around a fishing club.
They were pretty simple – it involved mates going fishing together over summer (families in tow), with a prize going to the person at the end of the Summer who was judged to have caught the biggest Snapper and Kingfish.
Results for the season were:
Winner: Winston Cowie (22lb Snapper and 50lb Kingfish)
Runner Up: Tim Scott (15.6lb Snapper and 32lb Kingfish)
Third Place: David Brodie (15.6lb Snapper and 28lb Kingfish)
A big highlight of this season was six Snapper being caught over 15lb, all of which were released. Other notable fish were two giant Crayfish gathered by James Marshall, a large Porae caught by Darren Poole, a 32lb Wellington Kingfish caught by Dion Ahern and a 20lb Snapper caught by George Gordon, judged ineligible on a technicality.
A lot of fun was had with some great days out on the water. Tena Koe he Taonga o Tangaroa.
A Flame Flickers in the Darkness and……..the upcoming release of Greenstone Trail by Winston Cowie
And there are only circa 40 out of 500 copies left of A Flame Flickers in the Darkness, New Zealand author Winston Cowie’s New Zealand historical fiction novel or book set during the New Zealand Wars or Maori Wars or New Zealand Land Wars of the 1860s. You can grab a copy from Whitcoulls, independent bookstores and online on PublishMe and Fishpond. Get one today as no more copies of A Flame Flickers in the Darkness will be printed. It will be re-released later this year as two different books, the first of which will be called Greenstone Trail….. Watch this space……
Grab one of the last ever copies of A Flame Flickers in the Darkness, today!