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Mc Gregor’s Pond proved to be a
successful addition to the event
with 23 fish caught – more than
the numbers traditionally caught
in the boat harbour, despite being
stocked for the occasion. Six trout
were caught at Lake Henry.
Of the remainder, 324 fish were
caught in Lake Te Anau and 70
at Lake Manapouri. The most
impressive fish to be weighed in
was caught by Larry Dougherty, of
Aubern, weighing 3.716kg.
With more than $40,000 worth of
prizes up for grabs, a large crowd
gathered for the prizegiving on
Everyone who weighed in a fish
was in with the chance to win
the overall prize – a week-long
all-expenses-paid fishing trip to
Alaska, courtesy of Stabicraft
and Yamaha. That went to Kevin
McNatty, an Invercargill sheet
metalworker, who ironically used
to work for Stabicraft. Full results
are on page 11.
Adding to the atmosphere at the
Te Anau rugby grounds, where
the festivities were based, was
the first Fiordland Timbersports
Festival. This was well supported
and is likely to become an annual
The inaugural competition was a
South Island Championship which
Te Anau hopes to be able to host
every four years from now on.
Mr McFarlane said organisers
were thrilled with the weekend
but had already identified
improvements to be made for
next year. Top of that list was the
relaunch of the Kids’ Fishing.
“We’ll reinvent it for next year and
make sure it’s back bigger and
better than before,” he said.
The Te Anau Club also hosted its
21st annual fishing competition
over the weekend with more than
100 fished weighed in – about 25
percent more than last year. See
page 14 for full results.
Many of the fishing families
stayed on after the prizegiving
where there was entertainment by
Forbidden Fruit and the screening
of the Rugby World Cup final
making it the busiest night there
in at least four years.
Fishing aside, there was plenty of
other action in Fiordland to keep
locals and visitors entertained
throughout the weekend.
Exhibitions by the Fiordland
Embroiderers’ Guild, Manapouri
Art Group and Fiordland Arts
Society all attracted strong
attendances, with good sales
reported and keen interest in the
The Lions Club’s annual Steptoe
Auction was, as usual, another hit
with bargain hunters with a huge
variety of goods on sale at the
Fiordland Events Centre.
Right next door in the Luxmore
Hall was the largest ever Te Anau
Community Market with crowds
jostling to get close to the goods
Fiordland’s weekend of record catches (Continued from Page 1)
Te Anau Yoga is dishing up another
opportunity to get balanced and
centred with a workshop by the
editor of the online yoga magazine
The Yoga Lunchbox (http://
Ms Grant will present a three-
hour workshop in Te Anau from
6pm-9pm on November 11 titled
The Power of Presence. She will
examine the ideas, stories and
beliefs participants have about
yoga in general, about their
bodies, and about their practices.
A yoga practitioner since 1995,
she began her yoga teaching
career in 2006 in Queenstown.
She is now based in Wellington
where she teaches private clients
Yoga has gained a strong presence
in Te Anau since Kerri-Anne
Edge started teaching yoga here
in 2007. Teaching the majority
of the classes, with support
from Helen Bell, she was also a
driving force behind the forming
of an Incorporated Society that
transformed a group of people
passionate about yoga into a
registered organisation. Since its
establishment in December 2009,
Te Anau Yoga Inc. has grown from
strength to strength, attracting
50 members and creating many
exciting opportunities for yoga
teachers and students alike.
With workshops taught by visiting
teachers both from New Zealand
and around the world, Te Anau
yoga followers have been given a
taste of different flavours of yoga
and different styles of teaching.
Two other aspirants will soon
join the ranks of qualified yoga
instructors in Te Anau. Nick Hight
and Alina Suchanski are currently
completing their yoga teacher
For more information email
Te Anau’s taste for yoga
Kara-Leah Grant, will lead a yoga workshop in Te Anau on November 11.
A family fun night out is being
planned to celebrate the season’s
opening of the Takitimu District
Pool (‘The Ohai Pool’) on Saturday,
November 5, from 7pm till late.
People are asked to bring their
own seats and rugs and enjoy
free swims courtesy of the Ohai
Golf Club. There will also be a
bouncy castle, lolly scramble
and $1 sausage sizzle provided
by the Takitimu Pool Committee.
A free fireworks display is being
sponsored by the Ohai/Nightcaps
Lions Club which will be lit by the
Ohai Volunteer Fire Brigade and
there will be a competition for the
best dressed Guy Fawkes.
Prizes and transport are being
donated by Takitimu Community
Development Trust which is
offering free transport leaving
from outside Nightcaps Medical
Centre 6.45pm and returning at
10.30pm. To book a seat phone
Judy on (03) 225-4522. All other
inquiries can be made to to
Cinnamon Levett (03) 225-4947.
Ohai plans pool party
Music and Movement is coming to
Balfour, with classes starting on
The sessions will run for five
weeks on Mondays from 10.30am
until 11.30am at the Balfour RSA.
The cost for the block is $15 per
child or $20 per family with casual
attendance $5 a session
Further information is available by
calling Jules on (03) 201-6224.
Tuatapere remains unbeaten in
the Gilmour Rose Bowl ladies golf
competition, winning its challenge
from Gore on October 3. Club
spokeswoman Christene Dennison
said while the Tuatapere women
won four games to one, it was a
very tense encounter with games
that could have gone either way.
The next challenge comes from
the Te Anau team and will be
played in November.
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