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New Zealand Fly Fishing Competitions and Events

See also Childrens' fishing days and Fly fishing tuition.

  Date   Location On the web
  November 2018    
1 Nov 2018

Wellington High, Wellington

A Wellington High School Community Education course. 5 sessions plus two field trips starting 1 Nov. Cost: $170

Register here

Nov 2018 Palmerston North at the Centennial Lagoon (Hokowhitu Lagoon).

Contact Matt Kavermann from Fish & Game Palmerston North

Ph (06) 3590409 

wellington@fishandgame.org.nz

3- 4 Nov 2018

Ryton Bay

Lake Coleridge

Organised by North Canterbury Fish and Game.

Free entry

Nov 2018 Hotel Ashburton An online registration and payment page on the Central South Island Fish & Game website is now open for registrations
2 - 3 Nov 2018 Lake Hawea

Adults $20 one day or $35 two days

Children $6 per day

Under 6 FREE

See entry form and conditions>>>

11 Nov 2018 Lake Dunstan Family Fishing competiton

Central Otago Hunting & Fishing and the Rotary Club of Cromwell.

See flier>>>

  December 2018    
Dec 2018 Lake Kuratau

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

 January 2019    
Jan 2019  Lake Tarawera’s Stoney Point reserve

This is a no-nonsense, non-technical talk and demo to help boating anglers better understand some of the keys to trout fishing success. Read more>>>

The event is free, takes about two-plus hours. Booking not needed.

Jan 2019 Ruamhanga River See the SSFNZ website or email or phone Paul Baker on 027 232 0150
Jan 2019 Puniu River See the SSFNZ website or email or phone Paul Baker on 027 232 0150
Jan 2019 Waimakariri River See the SSFNZ website or email or phone Paul Baker on 027 232 0150
  February 2018    
Feb 2019 Lake Taupo

When: Friday 2nd February 2018
Time: 6.00am – 6.00pm
Weigh-in: 4.00pm – 6.45pm at Farmlands Taupo
Entry Fee: $35 for shareholders, $40 for non-shareholders

Download an entry form

Feb 2019 Tukituki River

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

Feb 2019 Montrose Hatchery

Volunteers are reuired to help fin clip salmon at Montrose.

Contact Dirk Barr, Fish and Game Hatcheries Manager, 021 221 8378. or email dbarr@fishandgame.org.nz

Feb 2019

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

Feb 2019 Waihou River

See the SSFNZ website or contact Organiser:Tim Anderson
Email: timanderson@kinect.co.nz
Phone: 021 927 341

Feb 2019

Wellington High School,

249 Taranaki St,

Wellington

An introduction to fly fishing for trout over 5 sessions.

$160. Ph 04 385 8919 to register.

Feb 2019

Lake Hawea

Supported by Otago Fish & Game.

Email: Geoff Hewson

March 2019    
March 2019 Puniu River, Te Awamutu

Reel Recovery is a retreat for men experiencing cancer. It is completely free for participants.

March 2019

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

March 2019 Lake Mapourika South Westland Lions
March 2019 Waimakariri River Contact the North Canterbury Fish & Game office for details on 03 3135728
March 2019 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 23 March at the clubrooms.

email : tournament@taupofishingclub.co.nz

March 2019 Lake Aniwhenua See the SSFNZ website or contact Johannes Krill by email or phone 021 998 532

March 2019

(Easter weekend)

 

Ahaura, West Coast

See the Facebook page

Download an application form

Email: Anton Becker

Phone: 03 732 3576 or 027 2498 341

March 2019

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
Sunday

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

April 2019    
April 2019

Tukituki and Manawatu Rivers (Mangatainoka River is spare venue)

See the SSFNZ website

April 2019

Lake Wanaka

 

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

See www.autumnartschool.net.nz and registration form

April 2019

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 and registration form

 

 

April 2019

Nokomai Station Lodge,

Garston, Southland

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

April 2019

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

April 2019

Rakaia River

See Rakaia Salmon Fishing Competition for details.

Entry forms are available at most tackle retail stores in the region.

May 2019    
16-19 May 2019 ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland

NZ's biggest boat showThe Hutchwilco baot show.

The Boat Show website

May 2019

Lake Rotoiti

Open to Whakatane Sportsfishing Club members and guests only.

View more information

 

June 2019    
June 2019

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.

Contacts

Dennis Smith on 09 376 3375

June 2019 Kai Iwi Lakes

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

June 2019

Lake Benmore

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


     
July 2019    
     
August 2019    

Aug 2019

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

Phone Dave Pope to book. 03 688 8344

Aug 2019

Throughout Australia

View details of the Rise Film Festival in Australia

See venues and dates

Aug 2019

Throughout New Zealand

View details of the Rise Film Festival

See dates for and NZ venues

September 2019    

Sept 2019

Throughout New Zealand

View details of the Rise Film Festival

See dates for and NZ venues

Sept 2019

Dunedin, New Zealand

These fishing classes will be for a maximum of 12 adults per class (2 classes only) and to teach the basics followed by a fishing trip to the Southern Resevoir. There are 3 classes run for 2 hours on each of the evenings. Booking is essential as these fill fast.

Run by Otago Fish & Game

Contact: s.dixon@fish-game.org.nz

Sept 2019 Slovakia View event website
Sept 2019

Rod and Reel

480D Broadway

Newmarket Auckland

A wide range of companies will be represented who will be showcasing their products / ranges, show off anything new, as well as answer questions, demonstarting how things work etc.

 

See information about the Showcase

Sept 2019 Blue Lake

Organizer: Kilwell NZ

See Kilwell for more information and entry form

Sept 2019

Turangi Bridge Motel

Turangi

Organizer: Kilwell NZ

See Kilwell for more information and entry form

Sept 2019 Hagley Park (Lake Victoria) Christchurch

Organizer: Kilwell NZ

See Kilwell for more information and entry form

Sept 2019 Donovan Park, Invercargill

Organizer: Kilwell NZ
See Kilwell for more information and entry form

Sept 2019 Lake Maraetai

See the SSFNZ website or contact Chris Young & Johan Venter

Sept 2019

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

Oct 2019    
Oct 2019 Lakes Rotoiti, Tarawera and Okataina

Fish for Gold Eastern Fish and Game

The new 2018 Fish for Gold promotion allows anglers to catch trout carrying special orange-coloured tags – one of these being a prize of $10,000. See flier>>>

Oct 2019 Glenorchy Fishing competition

The 37th annual fishing competiton on Lake Wakatipu

Entry form and rules>>>

Oct 2019

Lake Okataina

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

Oct 2019 Lake Rerewhakaaitu

See the SFFNZ website or contact Peter Scott & John Rumpf

Oct 2019

Kilwell 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.

Oct 2019

Ohinemuri River

See the SFFNZ website or contact  Brendan Lyon

Oct 2019

Puniu River

See the SFFNZ website or contact  Craig Caldwell & Sam Bourne

Oct 2019 Montrose hatchery

Fin clipping is on for 7,000 brown trout and 20,000 rainbow trout yearlings this Saturday, 27th Oct at 8.30am at Montrose. The clipping will take about 4 hours with a good crew of 25. With this number of helpers it is forecast that the job will be done by about 1pm, finishing with a BBQ lunch. Families welcome.

Contact Dirk Barr
North Canterbury Fish & Game Hatcheries Manager
Phone, 021 221 8378

Oct 2019 Lakes Te Anau and Manapouri Fishing Classic

Sponsored by Stabicraft Yamaha.

Includes a kid's fishing event.

Get details and register

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