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.
EVENT: The 2020/21 SFFNZ Competition season continues with event number two the Bay of Plenty Lake Champs on the 15th&16th Augist. This upcoming event will be held on Lake Rerewhakaaitu. It is a small, shallow lake located 30 kilometres to the east of Rotorua, and immediately south of the active volcano Mount Tarawera. The geography was substantially altered by a major eruption in 1886... This will be a loch-style lake competition. As with the first event of the season SFFNZ will be trialling a new initiative where you enter as an individual and will be paired up on the day with boat owners. Entry form link and all the details on the event including closure dates for comp anglers CLICK HERE! Cheers SFFNZ
EVENT: The 2020/21 SFFNZ Competition season is about to start again after an interrupted year due to the Covid-19 virus. Our first comp of the upcoming season will be held on Lake Maraetai at Mangakino on the 1-2 August. This will be a loch-style lake competition held out of drifting boats. SFFNZ will be trialling a new initiative where you enter as an individual and will be paired up on the day with boat owners. Therefore you do not necessarily have to own or have access to a boat. This may be restricted to a first in fist serve basis when allocating entry with the number of boats available. Lake Maraetai is a Waikato River System Hydro Lake which holds a good population of stunning brown trout as well as rainbows. Entry form link and all the details on the event including closure dates for comp anglers CLICK HERE! We look forward to seeing you there! SFFNZ
NEWS 2020/21 Season Ahead. The competition schedule has been set out thanks to SFFNZ's Nick Langdon and Chris Young our competition co-ordinators. These event will be loaded up shortly on the website and entries available a few weeks before each champs.
Note: Please do not book until each event is loaded on our events page and details are confirmed.
NEWS: COVID-19 and SFFNZ All SFFNZ competitions including the 2019-20 National Championships have been postponed due to covid-19. Stay safe be kind make flies... We will post the upcoming seasons calendar as soon as possible. Take care Aotearoa/NZ from SFFNZ
NEWS: SFFNZ board members, We have some exciting new SFFNZ have a great new board and president full details coming soon!
NEWS: Gareth Godfrey steps down as president, Gareth has stepped down from his position as president of SFFNZ as planned following the successful completion of the 2020 Commonwealth Fly-Fishing Champs. Johannes Krill has taken up the position of president. We wish Johannes well and thank Gareth for his service. Tim Anderson is Vice president, Chris Young and Nick Langdon have kindly offered to take over from Tim as Event Coordinators.
Commonwealth Champs. The competition was a great success and feedback from the competitors was extremely positive. The organisers did a fabulous job in trying conditions and despite various setbacks managed to pull off a great event. Thank you for all the time and effort you put in to make it happen. Also, thanks to the people who volunteered their time to control, drive busses, take photos and more. It would not have been possible without your help. The two NZ teams performed well and came away with a 3rd and 7th. Tim Anderson and Ollie Bassett were our best placed individuals with a 5th and 6th, both a hare’s breath away from a medal. Full results can be found here:
LINKS/ Fly Fishing COmmunity
2019/20 National Champs called off due to COVID-19, stay safe be kind NZ!
National Champion 2018/19 - Cory Scott (3x National Champion)
National Champion 2017/18 - Cory Scott
National Champion 2016/17 - Cory Scott
Oceania Champion 2017 - Sam Bourne
National Champion 2015/16 - Johnny Bell