Wall plaque



Cliff and Lyz Soanes, hosts of our recent Ohope club trip, have donated a wall plaque to be hung in the clubrooms.

This Rimu plaque, featuring a Brown Trout hand-etched by John Hooker of Wanganui and a recipe for cooking it, once hung behind the bar at the Ohope Beach Resort, a well-known watering hole.

The recipe reads:

Wash & clean fish.

Dry well with cleane cloth.

Dip fish into flour with salt & pepper.

Have ready an egg beaten on a plate.

Rollin trout, & then into breadcrumbs, frye on a hot plate ‘till golden browne.

Garnish with chips.


Kids fishout November 2011

The last kids fishout for 2011 was held today at the Fish and Game Hatchery fish out pond. It was a fine hot day and 297 young anglers learnt how to cast a fly and catch a rainbow trout, some for the first time. We also had some parents, who went through the programme many years ago, bring their own children.

Below are some of the images captured on this awesome day.

Kids fishout July 2011

The first kids fishout at the Eastern Fish and Game Hatchery was held on a cold frosty day on the 17th July 2011. Nearly 500 young anglers learnt to cast a fly and, for a large number, catch a trout for the first time. Each fish was weighed and each young angler received a certificate to celebrate their achievement.

Below are some of the images captured on this day.


Tukituki River Trip April 2011

Larry, Brian, Rod, Ron, Martin, Gerry, Piet and Rika all left tha RAA clubrooms for the annual Tuituki trip. Accomodation was again the Hastings Anglers Club rooms. Fishing that afternoon revealed lots of scappy small fish that gave a good account of themselves on light 5 wt rods. Weather was changeable over the three days but 35 fish still hit the net. Highlights included Ron getting his truck stuck (4 wheel drive next year) , the flounder at the local pub and  we had our Scots member Martin Smith with us.

On the way back to Rotorua the Ngaruroa and Rangitaiki Rivers were all fished successfully.

Over all a very social trip and one for the calender next year.

A big thanks to Larry Ware.

Below are some of the images captured on this trip

Tukituki trip 2011