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 compete to qualify for the NZ National Championships which are held on lake and river venues. From these National Championships teams are selected to represent New Zealand at either the World Championships, Commonwealth Championships or the Oceania Championships.
Latest COMPETITION Results
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BILLY THRUPP WINS SFFNZ NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2023 AFTER CLOSEST EVER FINISH
Billy Thrupp is the SFFNZ National Champion 2023 after the tightest finish in SFFNZ history. It came down to a tie decider with Ollie Bassett who came in second.
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Tim Anderson 3rd, Billy Thrupp 1st, Ollies Bassett 2nd.
OLLIE BASSETT WINS 2023 MANIC TACKLE SFFNZ NATIONAL RIVER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Ollie Bassett has won the 2023 Manic Tackle SFFNZ National River Championships with a comprehensive performance on the Whanganui River.
Sam Bourne was second and Arron West come home in third place.
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Aaron West 3rd, Ollie Bassett 1st, Sam Bourne 2nd
BILLY THRUPP WINS 2023 MANIC TACKLE LAKE NATIONALS WITH RECORD-BREAKING FINAL SESSION.
Billy Thrupp has claimed his second Lake Nationals title with a record-breaking final session.
It was a worthy way of securing the 2023 Manic Tackle Lake Nationals title and, for good measure, Billy also won the biggest fish of the weekend prize with a 58cm horse of a rainbow. Runner-up overall was Tim Anderson and in third place was young Nathan Pollard.
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Peter Scott-Patron, Nathan Pollard 3rd, Billy Thrupp 1st, Tim Anderson 2nd
Brendan Lyon defends title on Lake Whakamaru.
Brendan was successful in defending his title at the Hydro Lake comp on the weekend with a great win from Johnny Bell and Rachel McNae.
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Rachel McNae 3rd, John Bell 2nd, Brendan Lyon 1st
The two young guns take out the Manic Tackle Pairs Comp
Hugo Pearce and Nathan Pollard won the Manic Tackle Pairs comp on Lake Rotoaira in tough weather conditions, there was a big field of 32 anglers.
Ollie Basset was best individual from Nick Lyon and James Fuller.
The young guns, and our 2022 Manic Pairs Champions: left, 18 year-old Nathan Pollard, right, 19 year-old Hugo Pearce
CORY SCOTT WINS AT LAKE KURATAU
Cory got any exceptional 5 points over the 3 sessions with 2 x 2nds and a 1st place to win from Tim Anderson on 11 points and the experienced Neil Hirtzel on 13 points
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From Left, Tim Anderson 3rd, Cory Scott 1st and Neil Hirtzel 3rd
SILVER FLIES TEAM ANNOUNCED FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sport Fly Fishing NZ is pleased to announce the team to compete at the World Fly-Fishing Championships later this year.
The event is being held in the Liptov region of Slovakia on 11-17 September 2023 and will be 4 x 3-hour River sessions and 1 x 4-hour Lake session in drifting boats.
The team has been selected from a development squad that was formed last year with the aim to develop angler skills through training at a high level.
The team is:
- Billy Thrupp
- Cory Scott
- Hugo Pearce
- Ollie Bassett
- Tim Anderson
- Tim Rich (reserve)
- Paul Dewar (captain)
- Jason Pearce (manager)
Congratulations to you all, we have a great team which I am sure will do well.
2023-24 cALendar now out!
Cory Scott 2021-22
Cory Scott 2018-19
Billy Thrupp 2020-21
Cory Scott 2017-18