This year we are extremely lucky to have as our major sponsor the Waterline Restaurant, Marsden Cove. Dave & Hope Baker of the Waterline who have sponsored a $3000 travel voucher for a lucky ticket winner.
Tickets are $50 (early bird) up to the 22 March, from the 22 March up to and including the competition tickets are $60. The entrant’s ticket includes a meal on the Saturday.
In addition to the major prize, there is a Mystery Fish Weight prize, a weekend at the Copthorne, Omapere and also very many spot prizes that have been generously donated by the many local sponsors
A new adventure for Wally and Shirley Browning – SPOT ON. Taken from the Bream Bay News – get the news online as well as in your letterbox
Wally Browning, with his bushy eyebrows looks every bit the old sea captain. It’s as if after years in different occupations he has finally found his calling. He started his working life in the car painting business in Dargaville and then purchased several holiday parks – first at Oakura and then another in Takapuna. Of late he and wife Shirley have been living in Orewa but you get the impression Wally isn’t one to let the grass grow under his feet. “We had a bach at Tinopai and Wally had a smaller boat there” explains Shirley. This gave him the idea of setting up a fishing charter business at Marsden Cove. They had a new home built alongside their marina berth where they can watch boats coming and going and Wally commissioned his dream fishing charter boat, which he named – “Spot On.”
Spot On was built and designed by Greg Shine of Blade Runner Boats in Kumeu. She is licensed to carry up to 16 game fishers further offshore. She is a 12 metre long catamaran, built in marine grade alloy with a roomy cockpit and plenty of deck space for fishing parties. In ideal conditions she will cruise at between 26 and 30 knots
To help launch his new business Wally is offering what he calls “a rep deal”. If you can find ten people to make up a fishing party on the boat, you get to come along for free.
Other fishing Charters in Marsden Cove
- Bay Fishing Charters: operating from Marsden Cove and Whangarei MORE “We can take up to 20 people for a fishing trip, 10 people for an overnight trip and 40 people for a harbour, BBQ or sight seeing cruise.”
- Cara J – Bream Bay Fishing Charters - surveyed for 15 passengers
We have worked our way around the wind and rain of winter and spring – and its starting to feel like summer might be on its way. What better way to celebrate that hang out in Waipu and Bream Bay for the October long weekend.
Waipu Street Market – always vibrant and interesting and the pipers parade down the main street about 11am
Sunday 21 October 9am-2pm at Marsden Cove Marina
A special opening and spring fair to celebrate the new season of monthly markets there
The Ruakaka Community Market moved last year to the Marquee at Marsden Cove, and this year has adopted a new name – the Marsden Cove Community Market. The marquee provides an all weather venue which is a great thing in our changable Northland Weather.
Not sure when markets are on in the area?
The home page of Bream Bay website has the upcoming events and markets, and a link to the Events Calendar
Follow Marsden Cove Community Market on Facebook
It is old news now I guess, but I thought some of you would be interested in this link for more information about Team Oracle being based at Northport and Marsden Cove for training next year.
I went to a meeting at Waterline Cafe in which the visit was explained. I think it is going to be fantastic for the area.
Thanks to Olga Fernandez for the link
It begins on 23 February 2012 – the annual arrival in Bream Bay of four wheel drive vehicles towing big boats. Read more
Marsden Point Oil Refinery turns 5o!
To help celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary this year, and to show its appreciation to its neighbours and the wider community for the support they’ve given over this time, the New Zealand Refining Company is opening its gates to the public on 9 October 2011. Read more
There are lots of ways to get involved in the communities of Bream Bay, one of them is to get involved in local business and community groups.
I belong to the Waipu Business and Promotions Group and the Waipu Residents and Ratepayers, and have just become a part of a new group – Bream Bay Business Network which meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the Month at 7am at Waterline Cafe in Marsden Cove. Great breakfast and networking. Come along some time!
Jacqui Taylor – Lynds and Robert Lynds started Bay Fishing Charters Ltd in Tauranga over 5 years ago. Over the years they grew the business to include 4 charter boats all of various sizes and employed Skippers and Deck Hands and took thousands of people out onto the water. Now they are based at Marsden Cove. Here is a bit more about them…. Read more