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Date registered: October 16, 2016

Latest posts

  1. 2020 Houhora One Base – 1st-4th April — February 26, 2019
  2. Marion Andrew Memorial Ladies Fishing Day — February 5, 2019
  3. The Barrier Arm is operational from October 2018 — November 26, 2018
  4. 2019/2020 Membership – get yours now! — July 25, 2018
  5. Thank You Te Hiku Community Board — May 1, 2018

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Feb 26

2020 Houhora One Base – 1st-4th April

26th Houhora One Base is only a couple of months away! Prizes for striped marlin, heaviest other billfish including broadbill, tuna, snapper and kingfish. $150 per angler Register a minimum of 2 anglers now and go in to win $500 cash courtesy of Crombie Lockwood NZ Insurance brokers. Click here for early bird form – Quick, …

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Feb 05

Marion Andrew Memorial Ladies Fishing Day

On Saturday we had a great day out for the annual Ladies Fishing competition. This year was extra special as is was in memory of Marion Andrew, a devoted club member and friend. Thank you to all the lovely ladies, skippers and crew that took part and supported the club, and a special thanks to …

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Nov 26

The Barrier Arm is operational from October 2018

The Houhora Big Game and Sport Fishing Club wish to advise all club members and boaties the club barrier arm will be in operation this summer season. There will be a total charge of $10.00 to launch and retrieve a boat ($5.00 each time you pass through the arm). There is no charge to exit the …

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Jul 25

2019/2020 Membership – get yours now!

Submit your membership for 2019/20 and receive: The best location around with supreme harbour views Two bars with the cheapest bar prices around Free Weighs Great parking facility Game fish gantry Reciprocal rights of entry to other clubs all over the country Cheaper competition costs Preferential room or function hire pricing Members deals and discounts …

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May 01

Thank You Te Hiku Community Board

The Houhora Big Game and Sports Fishing Club committee and members, would like to thank the Te Hiku Community Board for the funding allocated to repairing and resealing access to the St John Ambulance Station, Rescue Helicopter landing pad, public toilets, boat parking, car park, and the fishing club. Along with funding this project we would …

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Jan 18

The Curse of Line Over-Run

There is a time when the dreaded reel bird’s nest strikes with more venom than most other times or at a time when fish have come on the bite, being fully focused on getting your line in the water the finer points of casting left behind, a lovely cast is interrupted by the unmistakable sound …

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Jan 09


In order to fly flags correctly, we need to understand the various types of flags and where they should be displayed on the boat. There are national flags, signal flags, burgees and pennants. With a focus on sport-fishing boats, which, over the years, have adapted the naval and yachting protocol of signal flags, such as …

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Oct 17

Radio Smarts

  Seven tips for optimizing your VHF radio’s performance. SHOP SMART As with most purchases, you get what you pay for. A bargain-priced VHF might perform well in the beginning, yet age, vibration and saltwater corrosion can degrade a radio’s ability to transmit and receive. Premium VHFs withstand such punishment better than bargain-priced models. Also, …

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