Sport Fly Fishing NZ is a not-for-profit organization aimed at promoting sports fly fishing in NZ, we run regional championship events throughout NZ mainly over the summer months from which anglers qualify for the NZ National Championships which are held on lake and river venues.
From these national championships teams are selected to represent SFFNZ at either the world champs, Commonwealth champs or the Oceania championships.
Hawkes Bay REGIONAL CHAMPS - RESULTS:
Kicking off in early Feb 2017 was the Hawkes Bay Regional Champs 2016! The regional will be held on Tukituki River. For full results, and scores click for details.
NATIONAL CHAMPS - UPDATE:
Kicking off in early March 2017 will be the National Champs! The top 20 anglers will battle it out on Lake Aniwhenua, Waihou River and Waimakariri Stream. Keep up to date on this event, and check for venue closure dates HERE: click for details
Wellington CHAMPS - ENTER NOW:
ATTN: SFFNZ MEMBERS & PARTICIPANTS - EVENT CANCELLED
We have been notified by the organiser that this event is now cancelled.
Kicking off in early February 2017 will be the Wellington Regional Champs! The regional will be held on the 18th of February on the Ruamahanga River. For all information, and entry form click for details.
hawkes bay CHAMPS - enter now:
Kicking off in early February 2017 was the Hawkes Bay Regional Champs! The regional will be held on the 4th and 5th of February on the Tukituki River. For all information, and entry form click for details.
Taupo REGIONAL CHAMPS - results:
Kicking off in early December 2016 was the Totally Fly Taupo Regional Champs 2016! The regional will be held on the 10th and 11th of December on Lake Kuratau. For full results, report and scores click for details.
MANAWATU REGIONAL CHAMPS - Results:
Kicking off in November 2016 is the Manawatu Regional Champs 2016! For full results…Click for entry details. SFFNZ would like to congratulate the winners Tim Rich 1st, Mark Clasper 2nd and Tim Anderson 3rd. The regional will be held on the 26th and 27th of November on the Manawatu River.
NATIONAL PAIRS WINNERS:
The National Pairs weekend went off. The weather held and anglers were able to fish both the top and bottom of the lake across the sessions. Special thanks to the organisers (Tim, Lloyd and Billy). SFFNZ also acknowledge our prize sponsors Rod&Reel Tackle and the Park for hosting us. This year the National Pairs title was taken out by Tim Anderson and Dan Comer. For full results and scores click for details.
In brief the winners were:
Pairs title - Dan and Tim 1st (Pictured below with Peter Scott), John and Tarn 2nd, Billy and Tim 3rd.
Individual title - Dan 1st, Paul 2nd, Billy 3rd
Biggest Fish - John Bell 59cm!
Look back at this years internationals, the Commonwealth Champs in Canada, and World Champs in USA, see links below:
Follow the team on Sport Fly Fishing NZ Facebook page, or read the Captain Reports from Neil Hirtzel (Commonwealth Captain) - click for details, and Paul Dewar (World Team Captain) - click for details. Check out the World Champs webpage, download the App and follow the teams.
one of the greats!
With much sadness we offer our condolences to the family and friends of Pat O'Keefe on his passing. Pat was an integral part of SFFNZ in the early years and represented us in five World Fly Fishing Championships, winning bronze in 1999 in Australia, as well as the Oceania Championships in 96. Pat also worked in the trout fishing industry as a shop owner and a guide. He was a much loved and respected member of the NZ Trout fishing fraternity. RIP Pat, may your lines be tight on the other side.
members: keep in touch
SFFNZ Committee meeting in May 2016, keep in touch and see the full meeting minutes attached Click for details.
The Whanganui served up some unbelievable fishing and large numbers of fish with several anglers catching over 50 fish in a 3 hour session, the highest was a staggering 59. Fish sizes w…