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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
August  2017      
Frosty Jack Shield

6 Aug 2017

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

Phone Dave Pope to book. 03 688 8344

Rise Film Festival Australia

21 Aug - 12 Oct 2017

Throughout Australia

View details of the Rise Film Festival in Australia

See venues and dates

18th Commonwealth Flyfishing Championships Aug - Sept 2017 TBC

Organiser: Neil Hirtzel

email: flyfish@hotmail.com

Rise Film Festival New Zealand

Aug 28 - 2 Oct 2017

Throughout New Zealand

View details of the Rise Film Festival

See dates for and NZ venues

September 2017    
Rise Film Festival New Zealand

Sept 2017

Throughout New Zealand

View details of the Rise Film Festival

See dates for and NZ venues

Novice adult fishing classes

6, 7, 8 Sept 2017 (3 seperate classes)

and

Fishing trip on 9 Sept.

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

World Fly Fishing Champs 5 - 11 Sept 2017 Slovakia View event website
Rod and Reel Fly Fishing Showcase 16 Sept 2017

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

Kilwell Bring your own rod 16 Sept 2017 Blue Lake

Organizer: Kilwell NZ

See Kilwell for more information and entry form

Kilwell Bring your own rod 17 Sept 2017

Turangi Bridge Motel

Turangi

Organizer: Kilwell NZ

See Kilwell for more information and entry form

Kilwell Bring your own rod 23 Sept 2017 Hagley Park (Lake Victoria) Christchurch

Organizer: Kilwell NZ

See Kilwell for more information and entry form

Kilwell Bring your own rod 24 Sept 2017 Donovan Park, Invercargill

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

SFFNZ Waikato Fly Fishing Champs Dec 2017 Lake Maraetai

See the SSFNZ website or contact Chris Young & Johan Venter

       
The Sika Show

30 Sept - 1 Oct

2017

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

  October 2017      
Okataina Trout Fishing Competition

Oct 2017

Lake Okataina

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

SFFNZ Bay of Plenty Fly Fishing Champs 7 - 8 Oct 2017 Lake Rerewhakaaitu

See the SSFNZ website or contact Peter Scott & John Rumpf

Lower Waikato Fishing Contest

7 - 15 Oct 2017

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 Auckland fly fishing competition

21 Oct 2017

Ohinemuri River

See the SSFNZ website or contact  Brendan Lyon

SFFNZ North Shore fly fishing competition

22 Oct 2017

Puniu River

See the SSFNZ website or contact  Craig Caldwell & Sam Bourne

Te Anau Manapouri Fishing Classic 20 - 22 Oct 2017 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 2017    
Lake Coleridge Fishing Competition

Nov 20167

Ryton Bay

Lake Coleridge

Organised by North Canterbury Fish and Game.

Free entry

Introduction to Fly Fishing

2 Nov 2017

Wellington High, Wellington

An Wellington High School Community Education course. 5 sessions plus two field trips starting 2 Nov. Cost: $155

Register here

Children's Fishing Day 12 Nov 2017 Palmerston North at the Centennial Lagoon (Hokowhitu Lagoon).

Contact Matt Kavermann from Fish & Game Palmerston North

Ph (06) 3590409 

wellington@fishandgame.org.nz

  December 2017    
Montrose Fin Clipping Dec 2017 Montrose hatchery

Volunteers are needed for the Annual Chinook Salmon Smolt fin clipping program which will commence at at 8.30am 3 Dec.

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

SFFNZ Taupo Regional Sports Fly Fishing Champs Dec 2017 Lake Kuratau

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

 January 2018    
Southland Fly Fishing Club Fly Fishing Course

January

2018

Fish and Game, 17 Eye Street, Invercargill

and

Mataura River

Tutor: Mike Weddel from Mosgiel

Cost: is $110

For more information see www.southlandflyfishingclub.org.nz

  February 2018    
SFFNZ Hawke's Bay Regional Fly Fishing Champs Feb 2018 Tukituki River

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

SSFNZ Wellington Sport Regional Fly Fishing Champs Feb 2018 TBC See the SSFNZ website or email or phone Paul Baker on 027 232 0150
Reel Recovery Feb 2018 Puniu River, Te Awamutu Reel Recovery is a retreat for men experiencing cancer. It is completely free for participants.

Otago Harbour Salmon Fishing Competition

Feb 2018

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

Intro to Fly Fishing Feb 2018

Wellington High School,

249 Taranaki St,

Wellington

An introduction to fly fishing for trout over 5 sessions.

$160. Ph 04 385 8919 to register.

Lake Hawea Family Fishing Classic Feb 2018

Lake Hawea

Supported by Otago Fish & Game.

Email: Geoff Hewson

Rakaia Salmon Fishing Competition

Rakaia Comp

Feb 2018

Rakaia River

See Rakaia Salmon Fishing Competition for details.

  March 2017      
Waikato Boat Expo March 2018

The Base

Te Rapa, Hamilton

See Waikato Boat Expo for more details or email info@waikatoboatexpo.com.

Waimakariri Salmon Fishing Competition

March 2018

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

South Westland salmon competition March 2018 Lake Mapourika South Westland Lions
The Rangers Salmon Fishing Competition March 2018 Waimakariri River Contact the North Canterbury Fish & Game office for details on 03 3135728

Taupo Fishing Club’s Annual Open Trout Tournament

March 2018 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 March 2018 Lake Tekapo

7am to 3pm

See Lake Tekapo fishing competition

SFFNZ National Fly Fishing Lake Champs

SFF

March 2018 Lake Aniwhenua See the SSFNZ website or contact Johannes Krill by email or phone 021 998 532
Ahaura Hunting & Fishing Competition

March 2018

Ahaura, West Coast

See the Facebook page

Download an application form

Email: Anton Becker

Phone: 03 732 3576 or 027 2498 341

Lake Arapuni Fishing Competition

March 2018

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 2017      

SFFNZ National Fly Fishing River Champs

 

April 2018

Tukituki and Manawatu Rivers (Mangatainoka River is spare venue)

See the SSFNZ website

Wanaka Autumn Fly Tying Class April 2018

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 2018

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 2018

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 20178      
Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show May 2018 ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland The Boat Show website

Whakatane Sportsfishing Club Annual Trout Tournament

May 2018

Lake Rotoiti

Open to Whakatane Sportsfishing Club members and guests only.

View more information

 

June  2018      
Lake Pupuke Challenge Fishing Competition June 2018

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

Kai Iwi Lakes Trout Fishing Competition June 2018 Kai Iwi Lakes

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

Brass Monkey Fishing Expedition

June 2018

Lake Benmore

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


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