Presidents Quill

First Cast August 2019


I think we all agree that the change of venue for our July general meeting to Rod and Reel was a roaring success with more than sixty persons present on the night. This equates to almost triple the people we have been getting to general meetings at Panmure. May we meet at Rod and Reel forever if this is going to be the norm. Mark Worthington, Peter Elliot and Doug Snell did a great job of organising the night with a sausage sizzle beforehand, a great speaker on Saltwater fly with Nick (from Rod & Reel) and an update on the Whanganui River by Peter Scott who is now living on its banks.

Our meeting this Monday night is our Annual General meeting, and this entails the election of office bearers and committee members for the next year. It is an extremely important meeting and I urge as many members as can to attend so you have a say in the running of the club.

John Stevenson has given me a report on the Tauranga Taupo trip which was a great success again. I was jealous because I had a fantastic time last year and due to business could not attend this year. This month’s trip is a day trip to the Puniu River and our mentor will be Sam Bourne. For the new members of the club, Sam is a member of the NZ world team and will be competing in Tasmanian World Championships in December this year. To be shown how to fish a river by Sam is a real education so if you want to be shown how, make sure you attend this trip.

Again, Mark Worthington has been busy at our lodge and has organized new flooring and an updated kitchen which now brings our lodge into the 21st century. I have yet to see it but am looking forward to it. Again, for new members benefit, a night at the lodge only costs members $25.00.

I look forward to seeing you on Monday night.


John Rumpf