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New Zealand Fly Fishing Competitions and Events

See also Childrens' fishing days and Fly fishing tuition.

  Event/Competition   Date   Location On the web
August  2014      
Frosty Jack Shield

August 2014

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

Kawerau Big 3 Competition 15 - 17 Aug 2014 Kawerau The weekend starts at 5pm on Friday at the Kawerau Sports & Cultural Club at Firmin Field, Waterhouse Street, Kawerau. Entry form and rules
Coleridge Brass Monkey Competition Aug 2014 Lake Coleridge Contact the Canterbury Anglers Club for more details.
  September 2014      
Waikato Sports Fly Fishing NZ Sept Lake Maraetai

Contact Mark Clasper

Rise Film Festival

Throughtout September 2014

Venues throughout New Zealand
Click here for more information about the Rise Film Festival
The Sika Show

27 - 28 September 2014

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.

The Lake Rotoma Tiger Hunt Sept 2014 Lake Rotoma Telephone 07 362 0722 for further information
The America Cup International Fly Fishing Tournament

September 9 - 14 2014

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
  October 2014      
Lakes Lodge Okataina - Fishing Competition

1 - 2 October 2014

Lake Okataina

Run throiugh Lakes Lodge on Lake Okataina.

More information

Lower Waikato River Trout Contest

October 2014

Waikato River only from below Karapiro Dam to Waikato Heads.
Contact Sweetmans Reel Fishing in Huntly for an entry form.
Auckland regional fly fishing competition

October 2014

Ohinemuri River

Entries close September 15. Email anythingonfly@gmail.com for more information

  November 2014      
Rod and Reel Pairs Competition Nov 2014 Lake Rotoaira Contact Tony Houpt 027 5435 293 Tony.Houpt@xtra.co.nz
Annual S.F.F.N.Z National Pairs Fly Fishing Competition

Nov 2014

Lake Rotoaira
Contact Tony Houpt on 027 543 5293 for more information, or click here to view more information. Entry form available here.
Lake Coleridge Fishing Competition

First Saturday in November

Lake Coleridge
Organised by North Canterbury Fish and Game
Wellington Regional Fly Fishing Champs

Nov 2014

Ruamanaga River

Contact Paul Baker  paulbaker@paradise.net.nz or 027 232 0150

Enries close Nov 1

Taupo Regional Fly Fishing Champs Nov - Dec Lake Kuratau

Contact Kyle Melnyk or Aaron Turk kylefish@icloud.com

021 573 269

Entries close 15 Nov

  December 2014      
Ngahinapouri School and Community fishing competition 16 Dec 2014 Any legal fishing area - both salt and freshwater. For registration form
Montrose Salmon Release, Open Day and BBQ


Montrose Salmon Hatchery on the Rakaia River

Canterbury Fish & Game



  January 2015      
Boat Fishing Tuition Seminar January 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

Tauranga Regional Fly Fishing Champs January 2015 Waihou River Entries close December 27.
Manawatu Regional Fly Fishing Champs January 2015 Manawatu River

Entries close December 14. Contact Steve Brown for more details steve@alterationspecialists.co.nz 027 4424 684

Entries close 10 Jan

  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. 

Hawke's Bay Regional Fly Fishing Champs Feb 2015 Tukituki

Contact Llyod Struthers strutherslcvm@xtra.co.nz Ph 027 290 0184

Entries close December 20.

Rotorua Regional Fly Fishing Champs February 2015 Lake Aniwhenua

Entries close January 10. Contact John Bell for more details jmanbell@hotmail.com  ph 021 737 475

Entries Close 7 Feb

South Westland salmon competition

Feb 2015

Lake Mapourika South Westland Lions

Casting for Recovery New Zealand Retreat


Feb 2015 Turangi, Taupo

Find out more...

Contact: 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


Teviot River, Otago

Registration is at the bridge huts from 8.30am inwards.

Open to members of the Teviot Angling Club.

To join contact

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

National Fly Fishing Champs Lake Competition


March 2015 4 sessions on two of three venues, Kuratau,Rotoaira and Waikato hydro lakes For more information visit the Sports Fly-Fishing website

Introduction to Fly Fishing

March - April 2015


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


Phone 021 2446079

Casting for Recovery New Zealand Retreat

March 2014 Nelson

Find out more...

Contact: Sandra Jermyn

Email: sandra@castingforrecovery.org.nz

Oceania Fly Fishing Championships

March 2015

Rotorua New Zealand

See the Sports Fly-Fishing website for more details
 April 2015      

Casting for Recovery New Zealand Retreat


April 2015 Owen River Lodge Nelson

Find out more...

Contact: Sherrie Feickert

Email: bcbg4therapies@gmail.com

Sports Fly Fishing New Zealand National Fly Fishing Championships river competition


April 2015

Manawatu and Tukituki rivers

Sports Fly Fishing New Zealand

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



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: 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


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
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 2014      
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

Rakaia Salmon Fishing Competition

Rakaia Comp

May 2015

Rakaia River

See Rakaia Salmon Fishing Competition for details.

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