Fishing with your Honda outboard
Fishing with Team Honda Marine
Event report: Tauranga Trailer Boat Fishing Competition
As the environment is a huge focus for Honda Marine, we ensured we were sponsoring the measure categories for Kahawai, Kingfish and Snapper.
171 anglers entered and the conditions were looking great for the 2 days tournament out of Tauranga. With Hirepool headlining the sponsorship and the family of Fishing & Adventure sponsors involved, including Okuma, Surtees, Black Magic and of course Honda Marine, it was timely that the new Holy Ship 3 Honda BF250D series powered Surtees was set to take its maiden fishing voyage for the 2 days out to Mayor Island and beyond.
Needless to say, Holy Ship picked up the second and largest snapper aboard the vessel for the comp. Team Honda Marine went close with some decent size snapper caught on day 1, but the big fish remained elusive.
Day 2 took a different turn aboard the Honda powered Online II, trolling for some big game fish. The prized marlin never surfaced, but some decent size albacore were caught.
The weather was the main winner of the event with bright skies, calm seas and roaring temperatures - which did result in some sunburnt faces at the prize giving on Saturday evening!
A great turn out and some great stories with great company. A good job from the Tauranga Fishing Club who facilitated the comp. The new date and increased measure categories proved very popular bringing in more boats - and preserved the fishing stocks for the next big trip!