December 31, 2009



History Report Submitted by Marilyn Henson, Historian

On January 15, 2005, the Harbour Rod & Reel Club held its 1 ih Annual Awards and Installation Brunch at the Huntington Harbour Yacht Club. There were around 90 members and guests for the brunch, which was organized by Dan Ward. Outgoing President, Mike Raemer, thanked the members and the board members for a great year. Norm Huniu installed incoming President, Dan Ward and the Elected Officers and Board Members for 2006 were installed as follows:

Following the installation of the board members, Kristin Potter and Dan Ward awarded the trophies to the 2005 top anglers of our club.

February 24th was the annual Chili Cook-off with the Huntington Harbour Yacht Club. There was a great turnout of both HHYC and HR&RC members and friends and lots and lots of chili at the joint event. Jeff and Sharie Sneddon hosted this event with the Yacht Club’s Rear Commodore. Once again our own Max Fellows came in 2nd Place and Mark Zimmerman’s Aunt 10 took 3rd Place with their fabulous chili. Way to go Max and Aunt 10!

On March 4th and Ith, the third annual Bill Woodard Butts and Bagels fishing tournament was held with Ron Levin as the event captain. 12 boats and 39 anglers participated and five legal halibut were caught. The l” Place Halibut was caught by Tony Sabatino and it weighed 19.6 lbs. AnneMarie Ward caught the 2nd Place Halibut weighing 15.3 lbs. and the 3rd Place Halibut was caught by Ken Jones. The participating boats were: BreaKaway, Smokin’ Reel II, Wee Beastie, Coho II, Lady Diana, Shangri La, Retriever, Fish N Fun, Two Un-Reel, Juscor, Second C and Extremist. Thanks to all of the captains for entering their boats. After the second day of fishing, 50 members enjoyed the Butts and Bagels Awards Banquet and Burger Bash, hosted by Jeff and Sharie Sneddon.

On March 15th, Maw Matt gave one of the best-attended seminars to date in which he spoke on how to fish for halibut and bass. As always, Mako Matt donated lots of fishing stuff for the raffle and the club took in $330.00. Thanks Matt!

Michael Fowlkes, the producer of insides port fishing. com entertained the crowd on how to capture the perfect fishing photo at the April 13th seminar. Seminar chairman, Terry Richardson was also very entertaining that night!

April 29th – 30th was the Calico and Sand Bass Tournament. Mako Matt Potter was the event chairman and another Sneddon Burger Bash was served on the 30th.

The annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, which is a joint activity with the Huntington Harbour Yacht Club, was actually held on Cinco de Mayo this year. Approximately 160 fiesta goers were in attendance for all of the festivities. The music was courtesy ofD.J. Brad Willingham and Taco Surf catered the party.

From May 11 th – 15th 58 club members, family and friends made their way to Palm as de Cortez for the annual fishing trip on the East Cape. For the three days of fishing, 52 marlin, 61 sailfish, 14 dorado to 45 lbs., 24 tuna to 66lbs., 1-501b. Wahoo, 7roosterfish, 4 triggerfish, 5 pargo and 3 cabrilla were caught by 51 anglers. Thank you Norm and Jessica Parker for again chairing this event.
On June 15th Dave Brackmann, gave a seminar on marlin fishing. Around 20 members were in attendance and appreciated the seminar.

The HRRC Community Outreach fishing trip was held on June 28th. Ten members from our club and fifty-six kids, counselors, foster parents and mentors from the Olive Crest Abused Children’s Homes shared a great day of fishing aboard the Nautilus out of Newport Landing. Special thanks to Kathy Bayless, Dave Casey, Frank Cooley, Bob Hetzler, Cinta & Bruce Masterton, Norm Parker, Terry Richardson, Dan Ward and Bill Woodard for being the deckhands and handing out trophies that were much appreciated.

On July 15th the club had its annual Sand Bass Fishing Tournament and the Family Fishing Event was held on July so”. About 35 members and friends regrouped at the yacht club for another Burger Bash dinner on the 30th.

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