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New Zealand Fly Fishing Competitions and Events

See also Childrens' fishing days and Fly fishing tuition.

  Event   Date   Location On the web
  October 2014      
Fiordland Outdoors Company file screening 1 Oct,
5-6pm
Fiordland Cinema Fiordland Outdoors Company celebrate the start of the fishing season with films including Ata Whenua
Okataina Trout Fishing Competition

1-2 Oct 2014

Lake Okataina

Run by Lakes Lodge on Lake Okataina. View more information (pdf entry form and info).

Lake Puketirini Fishing Contest

11-12 Oct 2014

Lake Puketirini
(Weavers Lake) Rotowaro Rd, Huntly

Fish for brown trout, perch, carp, rudd, koi, goldfish, catfish (and possibly tench). A great family day out. Entry free for under 12s, $5 a day for others.

Event poster

Entry form

Lake Puketirini info for competitors

Lake Puketirini general info
More competition info

Email Michael Lynch or contact Sweetmans Reel Fishin', 12 Main St in Huntly on 07 8287 462 or 0800 808 081 with enquiries.

SFFNZ Auckland regional fly fishing competition

18-19 Oct 2014

Whanganui River

See the SSFNZ website or email anythingonfly@gmail.com for details.

Te Anau Manapouri Fishing Classic 25-26 Oct 2014 Lakes Te Anau and Manapouri and the Upper Waiau River

Sponsored by Stabicraft Yamaha.

Includes a kid's fishing event.

Get details and register

  November 2014    
SFFNZ Rod and Reel Pairs Competition 1-2 Nov 2014 Lake Rotoaira

See the SSFNZ website or email or call Tony Houpt on 027 5435 293

Lake Coleridge Fishing Competition

1 Nov 2015

Lake Coleridge

Organised by North Canterbury Fish and Game

Held annually on the first Saturday in November.

SFFNZ Wairarapa Sports Fly Fishing regional champs 16 Nov 2014 Kourarau Dam

See the SSFNZ website

  December 2014    
SFFNZ Taupo Regional Sports Fly Fishing Champs 6-7 Dec 2014 Lake Kuratau

See the SSFNZ website or contact Kyle Melnyk/Aaron Turk, email kylefish@icloud.com or phone 021 573 269

Ngahinapouri School and Community fishing competition Dec 2014 Any legal fishing area - both salt and freshwater. Sponsored by Sand Supplies, Ngahinapouri
Montrose Salmon Release, Open Day and BBQ

TBA

Montrose Salmon Hatchery on the Rakaia River

Canterbury Fish & Game

 

 

  January 2015    
High country fishing day 3 Jan 2015 Kelland Pond near Twizel Central South Island Fish and Game Council's high country fishing day.
Boat Fishing Tuition Seminar Jan 2015 Stony Point, Lake Tarawera

A free fishing seminar to be run covering tha basics of boat fishing. For more details contact msherburn@fishandgame.org.nz

Tel 021 244 1774

Southland Fly Fishing Club TBA   Fly fishing course
SSFNZ Hamilton and Tauranga Regional Fly Fishing Champs 10-11 Jan 2015 Waihou River

See the SSFNZ website or email or phone Sam Bourne/Garth Plank on 027 2424 396

SSFNZ Manawatu Sport Regional Fly Fishing Champs 24-25 January 2015 Manawatu River

See the SSFNZ website or email or phone Craig Anderson on  027 751 4631

  February 2015    
Teviot Angling Competition

Feb 2015

Teviot River, Otago

Registration is at the bridge huts from 8.30am inwards.

Open to members of the Teviot Angling Club.

Weigh in at 5pm at the Beaumont Hotel. 

SFFNZ Hawke's Bay Regional Fly Fishing Champs 7-8 Feb 2015 Tukituki River

See the SSFNZ website or contact Llloyd Struthers, email strutherslcvm@xtra.co.nz or phone 027 290 0184

SFFNZ Rotorua Regional Fly Fishing Champs 21-22 February 2015 Lake Aniwhenua

See the SSFNZ website or contact John Bell for more details jmanbell@hotmail.com  ph 021 737 475

 

South Westland salmon competition

Feb 2015

Lake Mapourika South Westland Lions

Casting for Recovery New Zealand Retreat

CFR

Feb 2015 Turangi, Taupo

Find out more or email Sherrie Feickert

Waimakariri Salmon Fishing Competition ("Rangers Trophy")

Feb 2015

All the Waimakariri River below the Main Road Bridge.

See Waimakariri Salmon Fishing Competition

Brian Smart: 027 310 5348

Lake Hawea Family Fishing Classic Feb 2015

Lake Hawea

Entry forms are available at Lake Hawea Motors and Torque Marine or you can just turn up.

Supported by Otago Fish & Game.

Contact: Nick Davis
Phone: 64 3 443 7779

  March 2015      

Otago Harbour Salmon Fishing Competition

March 2015

Otago Harbour, Dunedin

Weighing and judging is at 4pm each day at the Wharf Hotel

New Zealand Salmon Anglers Association (NZSAA)

Contact: Peter Coory

Phone: 03-4883272
Mobile: 027 2638616

Adults: $30;
Members: $20;
Juniors under 16: $5

Lake Arapuni Fishing Competition

March 2015

Starts 6am Sat
Close/weigh in 2pm Sunday
Prize giving 2.30pm Sunday

Lake Arapuni

(Bulmers Landing)

Organised by the Te Awamutu Fish & Game Club.

Entry fees: Adults $20, Juniors (under 12) free.

Contact George Brocklehurst on 07-871 3659 or visit the club’s web page

Teviot Angling Competition

March

Teviot River, Otago

Registration is at the bridge huts from 8.30am inwards.

Open to members of the Teviot Angling Club.

Rangers Waimakariri Salmon Fishing Competition

March 2015

Waimakariri River Registration for the competition starts at 11am at Kairaki Beach on the north side of the Waimakariri and must be completed before fishing. For entry forms

SFFNZ National Fly Fishing Lake Champs

SFF

21-22 March 2015 To be advised See the SSFNZ website.

Introduction to Fly Fishing

March - April 2015

7-9pm

Wellington High , Wellington

An Wellington High School Adult Education Class

Cost: $115

Phone 04 477 1118 to book.

Lake Tekapo Fishing Competition March 2014 Lake Tekapo

See Lake Tekapo fishing competition

Kapiti Fly fishing Learn to Fly Fish
March 2014 Wellington Regional Council Depot, Riverbank road, Otaki
Contact

ken-sylvia@xtra.co.nz

Phone 021 2446079

Casting for Recovery Retreat

March 2014 Nelson

Find out more...

Contact: Sandra Jermyn

Email: sandra@castingforrecovery.org.nz

Oceania Fly Fishing Championships

March 2015

Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

See Fly Fish Australia and the SSFNZ website
 April 2015      

Casting for Recovery Retreat

CFR

April 2015 Owen River Lodge in the Nelson region

Find out more or email email Sherrie Feickert

SFFNZ National Fly Fishing River Champs

 

4-5 April 2015

To be advised

See the SSFNZ website

Wanaka Autumn Fly Tying Class April 2015

Lake Wanaka

A twoe day class run by experienced angler Mike Wedell in all aspects of fly tying.

Classes by Mike Weddell.

See www.autumnartschool.net.nz

Wanaka Autumn Fly Fishing School

April 2015

Lake Wanaka

A three day class run by experienced angler Mike Wedell in all aspects of fly fishing.

Classes by Mike Weddell.

See http://www.autumnartschool.net.nz/#flyfishing

 

 

Ngongotaha Trout Festival

Easter 2015

Ngongotaha

Rotorua

A concert and a trout-fishing competition will see Ngongotaha transformed into one big street party during Easter Weekend as part of the first Ngongotaha Trout Festival.
Ahaura Hunting & Fishing Competition Easter 2015 5.00pm 28 (Thursday) to - Sunday 2015 Ahaura, West Coast

Contact Anton Becker for entry forms

Ph: 03 7323576 or 0272 498 341

NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers AGM

April 2015

 

Manawatu and Tukituki Rivers

See www.nzffa.net

 

  May 2014      
Lake Pupuke Challenge Fishing Competition

May 2015

Lake Pupuke, Sylvan Park, Henderson Park and Killarney Park, Milford, Auckland.

Weigh-in at the Sylvan Park Reserve.

Starts 7.00am and finishes 5.30pm

Organised by Trout Unlimited in conjunction with the North Shore Fly Fishers Club. Tickets (free) from Hunts Sports in Milford.

No entry fee but lots of prizes!

Contact. Phil Gates
Phone: 09 480 2334

or

Dennis Smith

Phone: 09 376 3370

Annual Trout Tournament

May 2015

 

Lake Rotoiti

For more information

 

Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show May 2015 ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland The Boat Show website

Fiordland Big Three Tournament

May 2015 Te Anau

For more information, contact the tournament manager on 027 229 9846

MMSFC Kilwell Trout Fishing Tournament May 2015 Lake Rotoiti Mount Maunganui Sports Fishing Club website

Rakaia Salmon Fishing Competition

Rakaia Comp

May 2015

Rakaia River

See Rakaia Salmon Fishing Competition for details.

June  2015      
Windsor Cup

June 2015
(last Saturday in June)

Waitahanui River

A good-spirited event is celebrating its 51st year. Participants must be guests at Windsor Lodge at the time.

Registration/check-in is on Friday June anytime before 10pm.

New Plymouth Brass Monkey Fishing Expedition June 2015   New Plymouth S & UC
Mike Green
Phone: 027 498 7820
Email: npsuc@xtra.co.nz
Brass Monkey Fishing Expedition

June 2015

Lake Benmore
South Canterbury Angler's Club bus trip


  July 2015      
Kai Iwi Lakes Trout Fishing Competition July 2015 Kai Iwi Lakes

For more information, contact Fay Stodart, Office Administrator
Northland Fish & Game Council
+ 64 09 438 4135

The World of Trout: 1st International Congress 26-31 July 2015 Bozeman, Montana, USA The aim is to assemble an international body for a series of structured lectures and discussions on the relationship between trout and humans focusing on themes that include the diversity and role of trout worldwide. Read the prospectus (opens a pdf)
August  2015      
NZ Fire Service fishing competition Aug 2015 Lake Taupo and local rivers Contact the Taupo Fire Service or DOC for details.
Coleridge Brass Monkey Competition Aug 2015 Lake Coleridge Usually held on a Saturday in August each year. Hosted by the Ferrymead Fishing Club.
Frosty Jack Shield

Aug 2015

Lakes Benmore, Waitaki and Aviemore
Organised by South Canterbury Angler's Club


Kawerau Big 3 Competition Aug 2015 Kawerau

The weekend starts at 5pm on Friday at the Kawerau Sports & Cultural Club at Firmin Field, Waterhouse Street, Kawerau. Get details at the Kawerau District Council website.

September 2015    
The America Cup International Fly Fishing Tournament

TBA

Vail, Colorado, USA
The America Cup is organized and operated to promote US and international competition in the sport of fly-fishing and to provide program and monetary support to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing. Click here for more Information
SFFNZ Waikato Sports Fly Fishing regional champs TBA Lake Maraetai

See the SSFNZ website or email Mark Clasper

Rise Film Festival

During Sept 2015

Throughout New Zealand

View details of the 2014 ise Film Festival

RISE Film Festival

The Sika Show

TBA

Taupo Events Centre

Cost: $15 for one day or $20 for two days. Free for under 16 year olds if accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Mark Bridgman 07-3784593 or mark@nzsika.co.nz

Lake Rotoma Tiger Hunt 25 Sept to 27 Sept 2015 Lake Rotoma

Hosted annually by Rotama Trading Post. Limited to 50 anglers. Briefing on Friday 25th Sept.

Email Rotama Trading or telephone 07 362 0722 for further information and entry forms

SFFNZ North Shore Sports Fly Fishing regional champs TBA Ohinemuri River See the SSFNZ website or email Yoshi for details
Southland Fly Fishing Club TBA Queens Park Casting day
World Rivers Day TBA   A day to get into the outdoors and explore the country’s waterways
       

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