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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
June  2016      
Brass Monkey Fishing Expedition


Lake Benmore

South Canterbury Angler's Club
Email: scacfishing@hotmail.com

  July 2016      
Kai Iwi Lakes Trout Fishing Competition July 2016 Kai Iwi Lakes

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

August  2016      
NZ Fire Service fishing competition Aug 2016 Lake Taupo and local rivers Contact the Taupo Fire Service or DOC for details.
Coleridge Brass Monkey Competition Aug 2016 Lake Coleridge

Usually held on a Saturday in August each year. Hosted by the Ferrymead Fishing Club.

Frosty Jack Shield

Aug 2016

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

Kawerau Big 3 Competition Aug 2016 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 2016    
SFFNZ Waikato Sports Fly Fishing regional champs Sept 2016 Lake Maraetai

See the SSFNZ website or email Mark Clasper

World Fly Fishing Champs 11 - 18 Sept 2016 Vail Colorado View event website
Rise Film Festival

During Sept 2016

Throughout New Zealand and Australia
View details of the Rise Film Festival
The Sika Show

Sept 2016

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

World Rivers Day Sept 2016   A day to get into the outdoors and explore the country’s waterways. Read more>>>
  October 2016      
Okataina Trout Fishing Competition

Oct 2016

Lake Okataina

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

Lower Waikato Fishing Contest

1 - 9 Oct 2016

Lower Waikato River Trout Contest

Fish for brown and rainbow trout and great prizes

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

SFFNZ National Pairs fly fishing competition

Oct 2016

Lake Rotoaira

See the SSFNZ website or email Pual Bakerfor details.

Introduction to Fly Fishing

27 Oct 2016

Wellington High, Wellington

An Wellington High School Community Education course

5 sessions plus two field trips

Cost: $155

Register here

Te Anau Manapouri Fishing Classic Oct 2016 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 2016    
Lake Coleridge Fishing Competition

Nov 2016

Ryton Bay

Lake Coleridge

Organised by North Canterbury Fish and Game.

Free entry

Introduction to Fly Fishing

Starts Nov


Wellington High, Wellington

A Wellington High School Community Education course consisiting of five sessions and two field trips.

Cost: $155

Register here

Oceania Fly Fishing Championships

Nov 2016

Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

See Fly Fish Australia and the SSFNZ website
Totally Fly North Shore Nov 2016 Lake Rotoaira

See the SSFNZ website or email or call Kiyoshi Nakagawa on 021 372225

  December 2016    
SFFNZ Taupo Regional Sports Fly Fishing Champs Dec 2016 Lake Kuratau

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

SFFNZ Wairarapa Sports Fly Fishing regional champs Dec 2016 Kourarau Dam

See the SSFNZ website or contact Graeme Evans on 021 577 476

Montrose Salmon Release, Open Day and BBQ


Montrose Salmon Hatchery on the Rakaia River

Canterbury Fish & Game



 January 2017    
Boat Fishing Tuition Seminar Jan 2017 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

SSFNZ Hamilton Regional Fly Fishing Champs Jan 2017 Punui River

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

SSFNZ Tauranga Regional Fly Fishing Champs Jan 2017 Waimakariri and Waihou rivers

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

SSFNZ Manawatu Sport Regional Fly Fishing Champs January 2017 Manawatu River

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

SSFNZ WEellington Sport Regional Fly Fishing Champs Jan 2017 Ruamahanga River See the SSFNZ website or email or phone Paul Baker on 027 232 0150
  February 2016    
SFFNZ Rotorua Regional Fly Fishing Champs February 201 Lake Aniwhenua

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


SFFNZ Hawke's Bay Regional Fly Fishing Champs Feb 2017 Tukituki River

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

Otago Harbour Salmon Fishing Competition

Feb 2017

Otago Harbour, Dunedin

Weigh in Sat from 4pm, Sun from 3pm 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

Tickets available from sporting shops in Dunedin & Mosgiel

Reel Recovery Feb 2017 Puniu River, Te Awamutu Reel Recovery is a retreat for men experincing cancer.
Waikato Boat Expo Feb 2017

The Base

Te Rapa, Hamilton

See Waikato Boat Expo for more details or email info@waikatoboatexpo.com.
Lake Hawea Family Fishing Classic Feb 2017

Lake Hawea

Supported by Otago Fish & Game.

Email: Geoff Hewson

Rakaia Salmon Fishing Competition

Rakaia Comp

Feb 2017

Rakaia River

See Rakaia Salmon Fishing Competition for details.

  March 2017      
South Westland salmon competition March 2017 Lake Mapourika South Westland Lions
The Rangers Salmon Fishing Competition March 2017 Waimakariri River Contact the North Canterbury Fish & Game office for details on 03 3135728

Taupo Fishing Club’s Annual Open Trout Tournament

March 2017 Lake Taupo

Anglers must hold a current Taupo Fishing licence and show the licence at registration. Registration is from 5:30pm – 6:30pm on Friday 18 March at the clubrooms.

email : tournament@taupofishingclub.co.nz

Lake Tekapo Fishing Competition TBA Lake Tekapo

7am to 3pm

See Lake Tekapo fishing competition

Waimakariri Salmon Fishing Competition

March 2017

Waimakariri River below Railway Bridge excluding Kaiapoi (see competition rules)

Registration closes at 9am.

Competition runs from first light till 3:30pm.

Weigh station at the river mouth closes 4pm.

For more information and entry form

Contact the NZ Salmon Anglers for details or Tony Humphries on 03 383 9141

SFFNZ National Fly Fishing Lake Champs


March 2017 Lake Aniwhenua See the SSFNZ website or contact Johannes Krill by email or phone 021 998 532
Ahaura Hunting & Fishing Competition

Easter weekend


Ahaura, West Coast

Registrations close 5pm Monday 18 MARCH


See the Facebook page

Download an application form

Email: Anton Becker

Phone: 03 732 3576 or 027 2498 341

Lake Arapuni Fishing Competition


Lake Arapuni

(Bulmers Landing)

Organised by the Te Awamutu Fish & Game Club.

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

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

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

 April 2017      

SFFNZ National Fly Fishing River Champs



Tukituki and Manawatu Rivers (Mangatainoka River is spare venue)

See the SSFNZ website

Wanaka Autumn Fly Tying Class April 2017

Lake Wanaka


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

See www.autumnartschool.net.nz

Wanaka Autumn Fly Fishing School

April 2017

Lake Wanaka

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

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



Casting for Recovery April 2017

Owen River Lodge,

Owen River

This retreat is free to any woman who have been affected by breast cancer.

Download a registration form

See webpage

Email Sally Robertson or

Phone 03 528 6289

  May 2016      
Lake Pupuke Challenge Fishing Competition May 2017

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

The Challenge is 0rganised 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.

Weigh-in at the Sylvan Park Reserve.

Starts 7.00am and finishes 3.30pm.


Phil: ph 480 2334

Dennis Smith on 376 3375

Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show May 2017 ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland The Boat Show website

Whakatane Sportsfishing Club Annual Trout Tournament

May 2017


Lake Rotoiti

Open to Whakatane Sportsfishing Club members and guests only.

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