A Big Club in a Small Village!!
Home of the 'Big 3' Fishing Competition - the largest in the lower North Island
Formed on 1st July 1991 with a membership of 20. This was quite an effort for a small fishing village, but what better place to start up a fishing club than on the most southern coast of the North Island.
A large variety of fish can be caught in the area with the club having trophies for blue cod, groper, tarakihi, trumpeter, kingfish, tuna, kahawai, snapper and billfish. Although the Club has not weighed in a billfish, a broadbill of 300kg was netted by a trawler off the Ngawi Coast and was taken to Wellington for weighing.
The Club has 10 monthly Club Days for members, with prize money jackpotting for any species not caught or a cancelled club day. Many a yarn is told after a day on the water over a drink with food and prizegiving at the end of the day.
The Club has purchased two John Deere tractors for its members to use when launching and retrieving their boats. A fee of $120 per year can be paid for use of the tractors in our financial year for Ngawi financial members.