The Beach and Boat Fishing Competition does not want you to drink and drive. Local schools (fundraising) will provide shuttle and pro-drive services so you have no excuse. Charges are very reasonable. You can pre-book or phone for the shuttle service to collect you from your accommodation on: (021) 02701710.
All weighed in fish will be sold to competition sponsors Salty Dog with funds raised going to local charities.
The Whangarei Volunteer Coastguard have provided channel VHF 16 for distress calls.
Trip reports and broad range talk is VHF 64.
General talk from boat to boat is VHF 6.
Competition organiser's strongly recommend that all vessels carry a VHF radio or mobile phone.
FUEL AND OIL
G.A.S provides petrol and diesel at Marsden Cove Marina (see Map C) on the water at the floating fuel dock, and is also available at land based pumps located adjacent to the launching ramp. Payment can be made by eftpos, Mastercard and Visa Card (PIN number is required).
MARINA BERTHS / LAUNCHING / PARKING
- Our official competition boat ramp is at Marsden Cove Marina (see Map C) which has 4m deep low tide launching. There are ample parking facilities.
- There are other boat ramps in the near vicinity as marked on Map C and many more in the northern boundaries.
For your safety and protection please ensure if chartering a vessel for this competition, that the boat is a certified charter vessel licensed to take passengers.
| Thursday |
| Friday |
| Saturday |
|LOW TIDE ||HIGH TIDE ||LOW TIDE ||HIGH TIDE ||LOW TIDE ||HIGH TIDE |
|0311 ||0931 ||0354 ||1012 ||0434 ||1051 |
|1538 ||2151 ||1621 ||2232 ||1700 ||2311 |
Special "Comeptition Beach & Boat Dollars" is the only accepted form of payment for the purchase of food and beverages inside the marquee. Cash or Eftpos can be used at the "Money Exchange" inside the marquee to purchase your Beach & Boat dollars. There are no refunds.
If there is an emergency alert the nearest Beach & Boat crew member for assistance, or if at sea alert Coastguard on VHF Channel 16, or follow normal emergency procedures for at sea. On site at the event location there is a first aid kit available in the office and at the bar inside the marquee if required.
BAIT, ICE AND TACKLE
Stanley Marine at Marsden Cove Marina - have a great supply of ice, berley, bait and soft bait.
Security and safety patrols will operate 24hrs at our venue, the Marsden Cove Marina. If you require any help please contact a competition crew member or security.
There will be food caravans on site at the marquee throughout the competition. Marsden Cove Marina also has the Waterline Café, where you can enjoy a coffee, snack or full meal.