Tuesday, 21 November 2017

November 2017

The author  missed the November 2017 trip and has only a few facts and photos to publish. The following events are the known facts:

  • The trip was held in November 2017
  • The venue was again French Pass
  • Fishing was performed about the Rangitoto Islands and elsewhere
  • The weather was not the best
  • The team has had better fishing days
  • A set line was once again deployed and caught the usual catch - spiny dogfish
  • George came along to provide some speared fish by diving
  • George brought a pig's head and trotters 
  • Brian made some brawn from the pork
  • Peter#2 came along as a new wokker to sample the fare

Peter can catch fish

Brawn - Step #1
STOP PRESS
Some more information is at hand: 
  • The jetty below the bach has been destroyed in a storm one week after the trip

  • The party had the use of Pat Heaphy's boat for the trip. I do not have a picture of this boat, but here is a picture of the late John Brown's "Serendipity", used by the Wokkers when there were still divers in the group (apologies to George Dobson) many years ago.



Some more pics:


















In Memorium.
The wokkers wish to acknowledge the death of  
Andrew Leachman, 
a respected member of the Flying Wok crew who will be fondly remembered  by them all. 







Thursday, 6 July 2017

Winter 2017

The Flying Wok chaps set off for another adventure, this time staying at Two Island Point, French Pass. The road and the launching & retrieving of boats was a bit hairy.
Launching boat
Retrieving boat
The fishing was uninteresting with mostly Blue Cod (and some large Barracouta) until we found a patch of Tarakihi. When we finished catching these, we had about 50 of them. George and his spear gave us some Blue Moki and Butterfish.

Tarakihi by the bucket and the fishcase.
Sunset
We returned to the bach to see the sun setting at the Beef Barrels and for another delicious meal.

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Denis



Denis Creed


Denis became unwell and no longer can come on Flying Wok trips. He will be remembered for his smile and cheerfulness as well as his sous chef duties under Brian plus participation in eating, drinking and card playing. 
Also for introducing golf ball driving to trips plus his exploits of feeding chili to wekas - not knowing that birds cannot taste hot chili, and his attempts to discourage "corky" shags from the fishing. 

Denis Creed

Cooking at the wok

Driving the boat
Cooking

Denis practiced as a solicitor and trade marked the Flying Wok logo (above) to protect it for us. A number of Flying Wok garments and other items have been made and sold to members over the years; all these have had the Flying Wok logo embroidered on them. 


The Sous Chef
Chips on the wok
Seaside eating
At the table with Tom
In the kitchen with Brian

Banquet at Peter's place

Eating!
Fish Pie!
Who needs friends when you have these?
Drinks break
Golfing break



French Pass
Waitata Bay
Waitata 

STOP!

This is the end!






Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Away again!


November 2016


The Flying Wokkers set out on Saturday 26th November for another fishing & socialising trip.  We left Nelson at 10am and lunched (as usual) at The Brick Oven in Rai Valley. Travelled to Anaru (French Pass) with 2 boats, 3 vehicles & 8 persons. 

Current Basin

Anaru. French Pass village.

George swimming for our food - Moki & Butterfish.

Plus some crayfish

Filleting fish
Fish for tea
Looks pretty good for an entree!

To the Pass

Through the Pass.

The Marborough Sounds area is closed for Blue Cod fishing so we tried to avoid catching them, and tried to catch other species. With the exception of George and his spear, the takings were meager but we caught a wide selection of  species - Snapper, Tarakihi, Moki, Butterfish, Blue Cod (though the Pass, out of the "Sounds" area. Also Barracouta, Spiny Dogfish (very plentiful - the prime catch on setline), Carpet Sharks, and Octopi. 

Dividing the spoils of the trip on Tuesday afternoon.