AMCAP hooked on fishing!
Congratulations to the winners of the AMCAP Social Club “Fishing Day Out” raffle!
Departing Hillary’s Yacht Club at a leisurely 9am on Sunday May 7, our lucky winners were welcomed aboard “Legendre”, a 43 foot Westcoaster ex-cray boat for a day of fishing by Skipper, Neil Thomson, Client Services/Subaru Divisional Manager. Perfect weather conditions were enjoyed on the day with the sun shining and a moderate easterly breeze promising to drop off to produce crystal clear conditions.
The girls from the warehouse were the first off the mark with Bec Bateman landing a cuttlefish which was graciously allowed to live another day. Next up was Deb Clarke catching her first ever fish which might have been a wrasse that was also returned to the ocean. It was clear that the girls had fishing skills which encouraged everyone else to perform.
Finally, the men started to tighten the drag bringing up wrasse, scorpion fish, butterfish and all manner of non-keepers. Eventually, Phil Pledger (STP) reminded everyone what we were there for landing a massive King George whiting. The game was on and then it was Richard Creed (whose wife Kay is in Accounts) catching a flathead, Marc Russo (Holden) whiting, Paras Shah (Admin) whiting but it was Wayne Clarke who took out the honors of Catch of the Day landing a size Baldchin Groper on whiting tackle! Great job Wayne and hopefully Sandra (canteen) will convert that into some tasty fish and chips for you both to enjoy!
Not everyone is born to be a fisherman (or fisherwoman) and it didn’t take Karan Freysen (Charl from IT’s wife) long to find a relaxing beanbag in the sun whilst enjoying a glass or two of bubbly!
So, with the business side of the day completed, the group headed for “Little Island” surrounded by happy water to enjoy a delicious BBQ burger lunch.
A great day was had by all with each of the winners going home with fish they caught plus a rod, reel and tackle box courtesy of Martin Watts, Divisional Manager, Coatings.
Pictured L-R: Richard Creed , Paras Shah, Marc Russo, Rebecca Bateman, Phil Pledger, Wayne Clarke , Karin Freysen , Charl Freysen , Debbie Clarke and the Skipper, Neil Thomson on the top deck