We are an enthusiastic group of Boaties, consisting generally of families who live on the North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand.  
 
Our aim as a club is to foster safe and enjoyable water activities, mainly centred around boating as our club name suggests.  
 
We launch and retrieve our boats from the northern end of Browns Bay beach and enjoy the use of two boating club tractors to make life easier when launching and recovering our boats. We call our tractors C-Mantis (large) and C-Squirt (small) 
 
On our door step is the Hauraki Gulf, providing the bounty of the sea, teeming with snapper, kahawai, kingfish and scallops, world class reserves of flora and fauna and billion dollar views at every turn.   
 
Over time this site will grow in to a resource for members and non-members. Keep checking back to get updates on the latest activities, photos and handy links. 

LATEST NEWS

1) Ahoy all, this coming Saturday night, 25th Feb, we are holding our inaugural "Ribs" night at the Boat Clubrooms. $15.00 per head, bar will be open and music to sing and dance along too. Doors open at 6.30pm, eating from 7.30pm.
Should be a fun night with plenty of rib's to munch into.
See you there............

2)The Browns Bay Boat Club Annual Fishing Competition is scheduled for Sunday 5th March. Down load a copy of Annual Fishing Comp 12 Feb 2017 entry form and rules from the "Events TAB" on our website. www.bbbc.co.nz or from the Files tab on our facebook page.We have some great prizes on offer including Fish City vouchers $300 heaviest Snapper, $300 heaviest Kingfish or Kahawai along with spot prizes. We’ve also got the longest fish of the month comp running as well, and already some serious fish have been caught, photographed and uploaded to our Facebook page.

Many thanks to our sponsor Fish City Albany, who are helping out with the Fish City vouchers, and have offered Competition entrants one free bag of salt ice when purchasing bait from their store. Just show your entry form as proof of entry.

The new Fish City owners Mike and Rebecca Graham will be along to see the weigh in.

Good luck everyone and stay safe on the water.

Regards
The Organising Committee


3) A reminder to all to please fill in the Tractor Log before launch and after retrieve when using the Club Tractors. This is a requirement of the Club and also has a safety aspect where others can check if you have returned to base.

4)  Happy New Year all..........
With a new year, comes a new initiative – a Monthly Fishing Competition.
The observant ones will have noticed a Fish Measuring Tape permanently glued to the concrete step outside the bi-fold doors of the Marine Centre. 
Simply lay your fish on the tape, take a photograph clearly showing length, and upload to BBBC Facebook page to be in the Comp.
Here’s how it works –
The Monthly Fishing Competition is for the single longest fish caught during the c...alendar month, with that fish being either a snapper or kahawai or kingfish or trevally or john dory.
The fish can be caught anywhere in NZ waters, and needs to be measured and photographed within 24 hours of being caught.
Competition is open for all members of the Browns Bay Boating Club, take a photo on the measure strip and upload to BBBC Facebook page.
One prize of a $20 BBBC bar tab will be awarded for the longest fish, awarded at the first Sunday drinks in the new month following the Competition period.
Prize will jackpot if winner not present to receive their prize.
Watch out for an update later on tomorrow's (Sunday 15th Jan) beach picnic event, the weather looks like it will turn bad again
Happy Fishing!

5) Incase you missed the media blitz, our local VHF Channels changed effective 1 Oct 2016.
Channel 80 has moved to 64 and Channel 82 moved to 60. Channel 16 has not changed.
More info on this Channel change, and the reasons for it can be found at -
http://www.rsm.govt.nz/projects-auctions/current-projects/changes-to-the-maritime-mobile-repeater-allocations


 Tight lines boaters!