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Message music to her ears

Courtesy of Te Awamutu Courier

Catherine PeakeBy Dean Taylor

Many people know the Peake children love music, but the farming family from Tiki Road are also mad keen on fishing. So when teenager Catherine (13) was told she won the Fish the Primetime Dream competition for a four day charter valued at $13,500 it was music to her ears.

NZ Fishing News readers between the age of 10 and 16 were asked to write in no less than 400 words why they would like to fish on one of the country’s top charter vessels, Primetime, what they would like to catch and who they would take and why.

Primetime’s owner operators John and Samantha Gregory, along with NZ Fishing News editor Grant Dixon, agonised over the selection of the best five entries to go forward into the final draw.

“We trimmed it down to six but could not eliminate another one so they all went into the draw with Catherine’s name the first out of the hat,” Mr Gregory says. “Catherine was a worthy winner and her short but interesting story covered all the entry criteria. She showed a great deal of originality in sending in a painting of
Primetime.”

The judges were impressed with the large number of
entries as well as the high standard of work submitted, especially some of the artwork. “We would have loved to have given all the entrants a trip but there could only be one winner.”

The five runners up as well as the winner will each receive a Primetime backpack, cap and pen set along with a 12 month subscription to NZ Fishing News.

Catherine's PaintingCatherine, her father Geoff, sister Gabrielle and brother Tony take the trip from January 14 to 17 next year.

Primetime set a new record last season of 168 marlin, and skipper Mr Gregory believes the January trip will see the family get into marlin, good yellowfin tuna, kingis and hapuka.

Catherine says it will be the trip of a lifetime.