SFFNZ use a points system based on the number of anglers in a Regional Competition to award points towards qualification for the National River and Lake Championships and also for international team selection.
The minimum number of competitors required to run a competition to qualify for regional points is 6.
A min of 3 x 2hr sessions or 2 x 3hr must be run for a competition to qualify for regional points.

Click here to view the points system; Regional Points System.pdf

Overall New Zealand Championship Placing System

For Clarification the system we will use to determine the Overall NZ Champ for the nationals is as below.

  • Session placing points from each session of the River and Lake Nationals will be added together to give a total.
  • The person with the lowest points total will be the winner of the SFFNZ National Championships.
  • If there is a tie for positions between individuals, the first tiebreaker will be the largest number of fish points received totaled over both events, the second will be the largest number of valid fish caught totaled over both events.
  • To be eligible for an overall place in the NZ Championships you must qualify for and fish in both the River and Lake Nationals

National Championships Qualification Criteria.

The top 20 anglers and ties from their best two regional points will qualify for the NZ River or Lake championships. 
If an angler doesn't enter their place will not be filled by going down the list.

Overall Points System & Trophy's

To find the winner for the Presidents Trophy the anglers best two points for Lake and River regionals are added together. Highest points is the winner.

For the top placed Woman, Masters and Junior for the season the anglers best two points for Lake and River regionals are added together with double points for the River & Lake National Championships.

This points table is also used as part of the teams selection for international competitions.

The SFFNZ team Selection Criteria has been updated AS BELOW.

The SFFNZ board has appointed a panel to oversee the selection of the NZ team to participate in the 2023 world champs.
The selection panel is;
Johannes Krill - SFFNZ Board Member
Paul Dewar - SFFNZ Board Member
Peter Scott - SFFNZ Member

NZ Worlds Selection Process 2020.JPG

Selection Criteria to be taken into account (in order of ranking) when picking team.

• Type of event being selected for (i.e. River, lake, dry fly etc)
• Results of current and year prior regional and NZ champs
• Experience and results in previous years international competitions
• Team captains reports from previous competitions
• Ability to work as a team member
• General behaviour
• Their contribution to the organisation

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