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,
The Browns Bay Boating Club Annual Fishing Competition scheduled for tomorrow Sunday 2nd April is all go. Latest weather forecast is as follows -  
For the Waitemata Harbour
Sunday : Variable 5 knots. Northeast 10 knots developing around midday, easing to variable 5 knots again in the evening. Sea slight, but choppy when wind opposes tide. Poor visibility in occasional showers, some possibly heavy.  
For the Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville
Sunday : Variable 5 knots. Northeast 10 knots developing in the morning, rising to northerly 15 knots in the afternoon, then easing to northwest 10 knots in the evening. Sea slight. Fair visibility in occasional showers.
Committee recommendation is to fish in the Waitemata Harbour, it will be more sheltered that the Gulf.
Please listen Channel 6 for any announcements that could call for an earlier weigh in if weather suddenly deteriorates.
Competitors are also advised they can park cars and trailers (with boat on) on the beach between 3pm and 6pm, please take care when manoevering to avoid other beach users. Low tide 6pm, so plenty of room for vehicles.
This is the big one with trophy's at stake along with bragging rights for the year we also have Fish City vouchers at stake thanks to our sponsors at Fish City Albany .
Forms will be available in the tractor shed and on line at our web site www.bbbc.co.nz please be sure to fill in the form and pay the entrance fee per person ,  Envelopes will be available in the tractor shed please place in the Howie box before you leave
Regards

The Organising Committee


2) 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.

3)  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!

4) 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!