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.
Kicking off in November 2016 is the The Rod and Reel National Pairs Competition 2016!
Click for entry details. SFFNZ welcomes anglers to sign up for this events. The Pairs will be held on the 5th and 6th of November on Lake Rotoaira. This year a briefing will be at the lake on the Saturday morning. This is a great chance to introduce new anglers to our sport and a great weekend to catch up with old fishing buddies.
Notice of AGM: The weekend will also be used to hold the SFFNZ AGM (at 8pm on 5th of November) at the Park Hotel. We encourage all members to attend the AGM as there are a number of important issues that members will need to vote on. Plus positions to fill on the SFFNZ Committee. An Agenda will be sent out in the coming weeks. If you would like anything added to the agenda please email firstname.lastname@example.org
On the 24th-25th 2016 SFFNZ held the Waikato Lake Champs 2016/17! Click for details. The weather held off for a great event on Lake Maraetai, Waikato. Thank you to the organisers Mark Clasper, and those who assisted Mark. Please see attached below the provisional place getters. Full details coming soon. Congratulations to Tim Rich (1st), Gareth Godfrey (2nd) and Lloyd Struthers (3rd).
NZ TEAMS: keep up to date with the latest from 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.
Kicking off in September 2016 with the Waikato Lake Champs 2016/17! Click for entry details. SFFNZ welcomes anglers to sign up for these events. This seasons events calendar will be out in full soon so keep an eye out and look through the events calendar for other regional champs.
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.
On the 6th & 7th August 2016 SFFNZ held the Rotorua Champs 2016/17! Click for details. In what can only be described as a battle against the elements. Lake Aniwhenua provided a very testing experience with heavy rains turning the lake chocolate, and a wintery blast cutting out on the lake with sub zero wind chills, Sunday morning even dawned to snow on the surrounding hills. Thank you to the organiser John Bell. Congratulations to Cory Scott (1st), followed by Paul Dewar (2nd) and Johnny Bell (3rd), all NZ Team members who will represent us at the World Champs in Colorado in September. Special thanks to Rod and Reel Tackle ltd for the continued support for these events. Full details coming soon.Paul Dewar (2nd), Cory Scott (1st), Johnny Bell (3rd)
On the 16th & 17th July 2016 SFFNZ held the Auckland Champs 2016/17! Click for details. The weather held off for a great event on the Waimakariri & Waihour Rivers near Putaruru, Waikato. Thank you to the organisers Tim Anderson, Nigel Juby and Dan Comer. Special thanks to those who assisted in marking the beats. Please see attached below the provisional place getters. Full details coming soon. Dan Comer (3rd), Cory Scott (2nd), Brooklyn Rundstrom (4th), Sam Bourne (1st)
Kicking off in August 2016 with the Rotorua Champs 2016/17! Click for entry details. SFFNZ welcomes anglers to sign up for these events. This seasons events calendar will be out in full soon so keep an eye out and look through the events calendar for other regional champs.
SFFNZ Committee meeting in May 2016, keep in touch and see the full meeting minutes attached Click for details.
Looking back at the nationals, Johnny Bell crowned overall National Champion 2016. Following the National Lakes and National River Championships we'd like to congratulate John as the overall winner! Click for full results.
Mark Clasper (3rd), John Bell (1st), Sam Bourne (2nd)
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