Kawerau Big 3 2014

Date published: August 21, 2014 at 9:01 am | Comments

Eastern Bay hunters got competitive over the weekend as they took part in the Big Three Competition.

The hunting competition involved either a team of three, or individuals alone competing for the biggest Snapper, Stag or Boar.
Sunday was the big day for teams to bring in their catches to be weighed in Kawerau.

However Big Three Coodinator Moana Rangiaho says some hunters struggled with finding their catch this year.

She says not all the teams turned up for whatever reason it was very slow in terms of catch we had a total of 13 individuals come in and five teams come in so not all teams were able to catch.

Only five of the 28 teams and 12 of the 62 individuals were successful in the bush or out on the water, she said.

The K’Roa Poachers, made up of Connor Henry, Chris Johnson and Matiu Taia took out the team competition with their snapper, boar and stag reaching a combined weight of 134.1 kilograms.

Heaviest individual boar went to Andrew Gardner, whose catch weighed 59.2kg. The heaviest snapper, at 5.54kg, was caught by Geoff Black, and Kallus August caught the top stag, 59.1kg.

In the children’s division, Rongomai Peters brought home the heaviest eel, 4.42kg, followed by Te Ua Hoskins, 3.92kg, and Te Koha Hunia, 3.40kg.

The top possum belonged to Amanda Burgess with her entry weighing 4.58kg. Second was Kupe Ohia, 4.38kg, and Ethan Howe, 4.3kg.

Source: 1XX FM