Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Northland Sports Fishing Legend Honoured

Northland Sports Fishing Legend Honoured

Legendary Northland sports fisherman ‘Snooks’ Fuller has been internationally recognised for his long career in sports fishing in the Bay of Islands and overseas.

Snooks is to be inducted in the Legendary Captains and Crews Hall of Fame of the International Game Fishing Association at a special ceremony at the association’s Florida headquarters on February 16.

Snooks is the third member of the Bay of Islands Swordfish Club to be inducted, after Alma Baker in 2006 and John Chibnall MNZM in 2012.

Club President Trevor Woolston says: “We are extremely proud of these members and the strong history of the Bay of Islands Swordfish Club, New Zealand’s oldest fishing club.

“These inductions highlight the strong part this club has played in the development of game fishing and the conservation of the sports fishing resource. Our club has been at the forefront of protection of the recreational fishing scene in New Zealand and now works internationally with the IGFA to ensure that the world’s oceans are protected from over fishing and species depletion.”

The Fuller name is synonymous with the Bay of Islands, with Snooks’ grandfather starting the iconic New Zealand marine business in 1886 delivering mail and supplies by boat around the Bay of Islands and picking up cream from the various farms, later to become popular among tourists as the famous Cream trip.

The Fuller family involvement in the marine industry meant that a marine career was always on the card for ‘Snooks’. At age 19, he designed and built his now famous sports fishing boat Lady Doreen, using Kauri trees felled near Kaitaia and milled at a timber mill at Rangiahua. The timber was transported to Deeming Brothers boat building shed at Opua where the Lady Doreen took shape, later going on to become one of New Zealand’s best known sports fishing boats and is still in use 61 years later.

Snooks will be inducted alongside five other international sports fishing legends; Captain Jimmie Albright (USA), Captain Bob Lewis (USA), Captain Frank LoPreste (USA), Captain Gary Stuve (USA) and Captain Laurie Mitchell (USA), who fished in the Bay of Islands with famous American angler Zane Grey.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

The Last Dambuster: Death Of Les Munro

The Governor-General has noted the passing of Les Munro, the last remaining airman from the Dambuster Raid: “In this year where we are marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, it is more important than ever to honour the veterans of that conflict..." More>>

ALSO:

Album Review And Rap Beefs: Tame Impala, Currents.

Tame Impala’s new album Currents has one of the hallmarks of an enduring album. At first listen it seems like good, if somewhat ordinary, pop but as you go back more and more layers unravel revealing deeply rich, expertly crafted songs. More>>

Flagging Enthusiasm: Gareth Morgan Announces Winner Of $20k Flag Competition

The winner of the Morgan Foundation’s $20,000 flag competition is “Wā kāinga / Home”, designed by Auckland based Studio Alexander. Economist and philanthropist Gareth Morgan set up the competition because he had strong views on what the flag should represent but he couldn’t draw one himself. More>>

ALSO:

Books: The Lawson Quins Tell Their Incredible Story

They could have been any family of six children – except that five of them were born at once. It will come as a shock to many older New Zealanders to realise that Saturday July 25 is the Lawson quintuplets’ 50th birthday. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Wartime Women

Coinciding as it does with the movie Imitation Game which focusses on Alan Turing breaking the Enigma code in Hut 6 at Bletchley Park (“BP”), this book is likely to attract a wide readership. It deserves to do so, as it illustrates that BP was very much more than Turing and his colleagues. More>>

Maori Language Commission: Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori 2015

The theme for Māori Language Week 27 July – 2 August 2015 is ‘Whāngaihia te Reo ki ngā Mātua’ ‘Nurture the language in parents’. It aims to encourage and support every day Māori language use for parents and caregivers with children” says Acting Chief Executive Tuehu Harris.. More>>

ALSO:

Live Music: Earl Sweatshirt Plays To Sold Out Bodega

The hyped sell-out crowd had already packed themselves as close as they could get to the stage before Earl came on. The smell of weed, sweat and beer filled Bodega – more debauched sauna than bar by this point. When he arrived on stage the screaming ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news