2021 Fishing Competition

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who helped make the Fishing Competition weekend possible, another Successful year!!

This years winners are:

Adults winners: Average weight
Blue Cod: Gary Phillips
Gurnard: Karen Stevens
Terakihi: Peter Hamilton
Kahawai: Dion Mytton
Kingfish: Chris Clelland
Snapper: Chris Ray
Crayfish: Tyler Cox
Other went to the heaviest overall Craig Hodgkinson 10.45kg for his 7 Gilled Shark

Children’s Winners: Average weight
Blue Cod: Kye Bateup
Gurnard: Addison Ray
Terakihi: Nixin Ray
Kahawai: Finn Climo
Snapper: Braxdyn Ray
Spotty: Taimaine Uhrle
Other: Penina Uhrle

Weber BBQ Donated by
Golden Bay Hammer Hardware
winner: Craig Hodgkinson

A big Thank you also to Judy, Laurie, Helen & Diane for weighing in all the fish.
Naill for filleting fish for a donation to the rescue helicopter, & to Chris Ray & Kim Bourke for helping wherever needed over the weekend.
Mark for collecting all the prizes in from our generous businesses around the bay. Thank you to all the businesses for donating them, with out your support this wouldn't of been possible. You can find the businesses who supported us in our fishing comp 2021 photo album, please support them the way they support our community.

Finally a thank you to everyone who entered and to anyone i have missed thanking.

Keep Waitangi weekend 2022 free for our next one!


This is the 4th year running the Fishing Competition, when it started it was to raise money towards the purchase 6 O'Pen bic boats, this is where the name open fishing competition came from. Over the years the club has continued to run this competiton for general fundraising needs the club has, to keep our membership fees low, in doing so we have kept it as an open competition where anyone and everyone is welcome to enter, you dont even need a boat, fishing from shore is also allowed.

Here you will find all the information relating to the Fishing Competition, Including Entry Forms, Terms & Conditions etc.

The next Fishing Competition is held on Waitangi Weekend, Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th February 2022.

Prize giving will be at approx. 5pm on Sunday. Everyone is welcome.

Online entry is now closed. For late entries please contact Amy on 0278741525

Children are from 12 and Under, Adults are 13 and above

Entry from is located in the link at the bottom of the page.

Terms & Conditions:




  • Entry fees must be paid before due date (Thursday 4th Feb at 4pm), all crew must be registered to be on board.
  • Multiple entries of the same fish are NOT permitted by either the same or multiple persons.
  • Commercial boats must have proof of deregistration.
  • All entrants, boat owners and spectators participate at their own risk. The organisers, promoters, sponsors or any other party connected with the event accept absolutely no responsibility in any respect for personal injury, loss or damage to property, regardless of the cause.
  • All prize-winning anglers must attend prizegiving to receive their prize. Any prize-winning anglers not in attendance will forfeit their prize.
  • Weigh in can be done Saturday, and anytime Sunday Afternoon, final cut off is at 4pm Sunday. You must be lined up by 4pm to weigh in or you miss out.
  • Prizegiving starts approx. 5.00pm on Sunday 7th February. All kids guaranteed a prize.
  • Each boat must carry at least the minimum safety equipment and it is essential that all boats carry either VHF radio or cell phone. Life Jackets must be worn.
  • The competition is held in the spirit of amateur fishing and fair competition. If, in the opinion of the organising committee, competitors have breached the spirit of the competition then the committee reserves the right to exclude the competitor(s). The committee’s decision will be final.
  • Species Categories: Blue Cod, Gurnard, Terakihi, Kahawai, Kingfish, Snapper, Crayfish, Other
  • All fish are to be gilled & gutted before weighing in, a gutting station will be set up by boat wash if required.
  • Catch limit of 2 fish per species per person per day only
  • The use of longlnes/kontiki's is being disccued by the committee, these rules will be updated when a decision is made.
  • Children must carry there catch to the weigh in table