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
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.
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
(Full results here>)
From Left, Tim Anderson 3rd, Cory Scott 1st and Neil Hirtzel 3rd
AUCKLAND REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022- OHINEMURI RIVER WON BY BILLY THRUPP
A close comp that came down to the wire, with Murapara born-and-bred Billy Thrupp and Dan Comer taking first and second on equal points, with Billy taking the overall title on countback. (Full report and results>)
From left, Dan Comer 2nd, Billy Thrupp 1st, Nick Lyon 3rd
A DIRTY LAKE DIDN’T STOP CORY SCOTT FROM WINNING ON ANIWHENUA.
Lake Aniwhenua was quite dirty from all the rain for the Rotorua Lakes Regional Champs on the weekend but there were still quite a number of fish caught.
Cory Scott came out the winner from Mark Clasper in 2nd and Billy Thrupp 3rd.
Wendy Lu was the highest ranked woman. (Full results here>)
Podium L-R: Billy Thrupp 3rd, Cory Scott 1st, Mark Clasper 2nd.
Heather Carrington wins on Lake Maraetai
In what turned out to be nice weather but tough fishing Heather came through to claim her first win in a SFFNZ comp. Charlie Abrahams was 2nd and Mark Clasper 3rd.
Full results here>
(from left): 2nd-placed Charlie Abrahams; Winner Heather Carrington; 3rd-placed Mark Clasper
WHIRINAKI RIVER COMP OPEN
Yes, you heard it here first one of the more popular river comps on the calendar is now open for business.
Entry Form and Info here>
SLOVAKIA 2023 WORLDS SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT
Sport Fly Fishing NZ Inc is proud to announce the members of the 2022-23 Development Squad.
The members of this squad have been selected from the top eligible anglers from last season’s competitions and from these anglers the team to represent NZ at the 2023 World Fly Fishing Championships in Slovakia will be chosen.
Congratulations to all those selected.
SFFNZ President & Selector
Ben Henton, Billy Thrupp, Cory Scott, Hugo Pearce, James Fuller, Nick Lyon,
Ollie Bassett, Rachel McNae, Tim Anderson, Tim Rich
2022 Manic Pairs Championship
Final Day for NZ Team guys at the world Champs, Oille Bassett finishes 11th overall
Read the daily reports and results. Day 5 report here>
Minimum Boat Standards
As a result of a number of incidents and complaints over the last several years, the SFFNZ committee decided to introduce a minimum standard for boats, which is to be applied for all SFFNZ competitions.
Read the standard>
Cory Scott 2021-22
Cory Scott 2018-19
Billy Thrupp 2020-21
Cory Scott 2017-18