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Sunday, 10 November 2013
Report # 104 King of Jetskifishing # 8... 3rd of November 2013
After much anticipation it
was time to see who would earn the title of the newest King of Jetskifishing.
With this being the eighth King of Jetskifishing and a bi-annual event, we always
have a diverse field of keen Jetskifisho’s attending. The start format is our
ever popular amazing race format, which sees all anglers starting at a
convenient one base car park start. All entrants were required to attend the early
start with their skis at the new Andrew Simms Experience Centre. On registration
at the Sea-Doo tent, entrants receive their complimentary King of Jetskifishing
Tournament bag with our sponsor’s goodies.
It has become a King of
Jetskifishing tradition, where we catch up the night before for a few drinks
and dinner and meet up our out of town Jetskifisho’s attending the comp. This
year we had the pleasure of our fun personality King of Jetskifishing # 7
coming in theme. It was another great night and was a nice build up to Sunday’s
Once again we were
fortunate with the weather and had a great turnout with over sixty registered
anglers. The competition is continuing to attract nationwide interest with
anglers travelling from as far as the Hawkes Bay and Taranaki, making the most
of meeting others involved in the fun sport. After the early morning briefing,
each Jetskifisho would set off and give it their best at the generous $8,000
Also up for grabs were some
great additional prizes, sponsored by the team at Logitech. We had three of the
cool new Logitech Boom’s, a water-resistant wireless speaker up for grabs.
Entrants were in for a chance to win these with various challenges which we had
included with their registration pack. The first opportunity for winning
recognised the angler who had the most courageous and productive strategy,
catching a legal fish while travelling the longest distance! Each entrant had
to take a pic with a local landmark, showing where they travelled to within the
eight and a half hour fishing window from Auckland.
The winner of the challenge was Peter Jacobsen, who successfully caught
fish with his massive road trip to Tairua and returning in comfortable time,
back in Auckland before the 3:30pm weigh-in cut off.
With the growth of the
sport and large following which we have at the Jetskifshing Store along with
our thriving FaceBook page, it made good sense to take the comp to the next
level. The latest venue allowed us to host all the activities under one roof,
including a casting competition, CanAm Spyder demo rides and kid’s bouncy
castle. There was ample parking, so public could admire the skis along with a
covered area out of the sun for the public weigh-in.
Our casting competition was a big hit with the anglers, with the spectators
enjoying it just as much also!
There was no shortage of
fish to be weighed in, our most successful day yet! We also had a few people
fishing two up, including fathers and sons, husband and wife, also a mum and
son. The comp has a great feel about it with it still based on a fun spirit,
yet with a competitive edge involving the whole family.
The Autosure BBQ was
cranking all day, with sausages and steak being a nice way to enjoy the
afternoon, topped with a few much deserved coldies.
We have plenty more pics on
the Jetskifishing Facebook Page, here is just a few at the weigh-in, with the
elevated stage so the spectators could admire the fish on display.
An amazing range of fish were weighed in and I received plenty of
feedback of how much people enjoyed being part of the event. The ongoing
comments I hear from people who are involved with my events is that the
enthusiasm is contagious, which is a credit to the sport and the growing
community. I have a great team that help with my events and without their
passion and time for Jetskifishing, it would not be possible for other
Jetskifisho’s to learn more and meet other like-minded people.
Thanks again to our
existing sponsors and we look forward to seeing you included in King of Jetskifishing
9, scheduled for Sunday April 13th 2014.
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Great to see another newbie
to the sport taking out the King of Jetskifishing. Craig our winner is only new
to the sport, lives in the Hawkes bay and setup for Jetskifishing at the
Jetskifishing Store in Auckland. Only two weeks prior, had he caught his first
fish on the ski, at our “Goes Wild 3” Jetskifishing Experience! As history
proves, all entrants have as good a chance as each other on the day, you need
to be in to win.
I look forward to seeing
you this summer at the Jetskifishing Store, where I can help you set up and
enjoy the sport to its true potential.
Be sure to share your pics
of your experiences on our FaceBook page, our fans love seeing people hooked on