The Team entered for the NZ Nationals Competition held in the last week of February 2012 on MV Tracker II consisted of Ray Phillips, Tony Gale, Phillip Prater and Scott Prater.
Fishing was good and highly competitive in this year's contest drawing good entries competing for the prestigeous awards and prizes on offer organised by the New Zealand Sportsfishing Council Inc.
The Tracker II Team managed great overall results coming in as:-
- Top Team for the Warkworth Gamefishing Club.
Personal results included:-
- 2nd Place Section 3 NZ Line Weight Anglers - Snapper on 8 kg Line Section (6.85kg)
- 2nd Place Section 3 NZ Line Weight Anglers - Yellowtail on 8kg line Section (11.057kg)
Another fun day out for the crew of Skipper Ray and Deckie Sue aboard MV Baring Up with the Host of the Indian television's prime channel, NDTV, departing Westhaven Marina and embarking on afishing trip out on the Waitemata Harbour. Camera crew fhooking a snapper or two and showing the good old way that kiwis like to eat - on the Barbecue!!
This show was brought to New Zealand and episodes filmed around the country in top restaurants - culminating in the final episode showcasing Auckland's Best - lunches at Bees on Line in Waimauku and the Sky City's spectacular revolving restaurant at the top of the Sky Tower, before the third and final part actually catching fish to be eaten and cooked on the barbecue amidst the fabulous backdrop of Waiheke Island.
Ray's running commentary about fishing methods covered all the basics followed by a lesson on how to cook on a barbecue!!
Hopefully we will be able to load this episode shortly on the Video's section of this website.
Not having any expectations of extra business during the Rugby World Cup despite the hype - NZ Fishing Safaris kicked off to a real fun start on the opening night.
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