2018-19 SFFNZ NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
The culmination of this years SFFNZ calendar is the National Championships. The top 20 anglers from the regional champs are awarded a place in these championships. The scores to qualify are from their best River points (to qualify for the River Champs) and best Lake points (to qualify for the Lake Champs).
This year anglers were to fish 4 River sessions as part of a River Nationals on the Whanganui River, and 4 Lake seasons (2 sessions on Lake Aniwhenua, 2 sessions on Lake Kuratau) part of a Lake Nationals. 8 session in total. The events will crown both the National River Champion and National Lake Champion, and at the end the Overall National Champion. Points from the nationals are then combined together with regional points to name the NZ National Fly Fishing Team (the Silver Flies) for the follow year.
Overall National Championship Cory Scott
Overall nationals result (L-R): Billy Thrupp 3rd, Cory Scott 1st, Lloyd Struthers 2nd,
TOTAL SUMMARY OF 2019
RIVER CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019
National River Championship 1st Cory Scott, 2nd Billy Thrupp, 3rd Ollie Bassett (Young Gun/NZ Youth Team), SFFNZ President Gareth Godfrey
LAKE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018
(L-R) Cory Scott 1st, Tim Anderson 2nd and 3rd Lloyd Struthers