Icebreaker more than just a name!



“Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean your boat, or you, should be tucked away until summer.”
That’s the view of Counties Sport Fishing Club’s Bob Hilton, who is one of many local fishers looking forward to the upcoming Icebreaker fishing competition held over the first weekend of July.
An annual event hosted by the Counties Sport Fishing Club, the event celebrate the new fishing season which starts on July 1 each year.
“Often people’s perception of a sportfishing club couldn’t be further from reality,” Bob says, “it’s a bunch of like-minded people enjoying the great outdoors with their friends and family catching a few fish and sharing a yarn.
“We welcome all anglers, young or old, to come and join us for this competition and see what we are about.”
Although there are some great prizes on offer with cash prizes for the kids, Bob says this competition is more about the tactics and execution of cunning plans to claim the more coveted bragging rights for the early season bash.
Some cover great distances and spend all three days chasing the big one, while many will stay local and fish for a day on the Manukau, chasing the large kahawai and gurnard that reside there.
Categories include snapper, kahawai, gurnard, hapuka and kingfish and a special category of crayfish for the hardy.
Tickets are available now from DKM Fishing and Marine in Waiuku or Counties Locksmiths in Pukekohe.

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