Fishing

Buckley Jr reels in back-to-back wins at Gordon Murray Memorial

Tuesday 20 February 2024 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Fishing, Other Sports, Sports

Seasoned fisherman Buckley Buckley Jr, the champion of last year’s Gordon Murray Memorial Fishing Competition, has done it again, taking out this year’s trophy as well.

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Youngsters reel in fun and prizes at Tamariki Reef Fishing Competition

Tuesday 13 February 2024 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Fishing, Sports

The popular Rarotonga 2024 Tamariki Reef Fishing Competition held last month saw 61 children between the ages of five and 14 years head out to sea, armed with their bamboo rods.

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The year in sports 2023

Sunday 31 December 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Boxing, Cricket, Cycling, Fishing, Football, Golf, Handball, League, Netball, Pacific Games 2023, Paddling, Rugby league, Rugby Union, Running, Sailing, Sports, Swimming, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball

2023 has been a testament to the dedication and talent of Cook Islands athletes across various sports. Cook Islands News’ Losirene Lacanivalu delves into some of the most remarkable sporting achievements that made headlines in 2023.

Athletics


Shark chase adds drama to Marsters’ winning catch in final fishing comp

Tuesday 12 December 2023 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Fishing, Sports

Despite the rough weather conditions, fishermen set out to sea early Saturday morning for the last fishing competition of the year, the CITC Liquor Corona fishing competition, held in partnership with the Cook Islands Game Fishing Club (CIGFC).

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A reel deal: Participants get hooked on fun at Annual Reef Fishing Competition

Tuesday 31 October 2023 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Features, Fishing, Sports, Weekend

Despite unfavourable weather conditions, 74 participants took part in the popular Mama Reef Annual Bamboo Rod Fishing Competition held a week ago on Saturday, October 21.

Features


Teariki reels in big bucks at annual fishing competition

Tuesday 28 February 2023 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Fishing, Local, National, Sports

Teariki (Buck) Buckley Jr walked away $1000 richer on Saturday after winning the 2023 Gordon Murray Memorial Fishing Competition.

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Thrills and spills at Atiu fishing comp

Thursday 8 December 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Fishing, Local, National, Sports

There were plenty of thrills and spills at Atiu Fishing Club’s inaugural five-day ocean fishing competition which saw 11 boats competing.

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Tairi reels in 58.2kg yellowfin tuna to win annual fishing comp

Thursday 17 November 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Fishing, Sports

An impressive haul of yellowfin tuna dominated the species of fish weighed in at the CITC Liquor and Woodstock Fishing Competition held over the weekend.

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Aitutaki hosts ‘Paru’ Fishing Competition

Wednesday 9 March 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Fishing, Sports

Aitutaki Fishermen have hosted the 2022 Platinum 1000 ‘Paru’ Fishing competition last week.

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237 kilo blue marlin wins top spot in fishing event

Wednesday 24 November 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Fishing, Sports

With just under an hour to go for the final weigh time at 6pm, Gordon Heather pulled up to the Cook Islands Game Fishing Club (CIGFC) with a 237.2 kilogram blue marlin to win the heaviest fish section of the annual CITC Liquor and Woodstock fishing competition held on Rarotonga on Saturday.

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