Tauranga Regional Championship
Fished on the Waimakariri, this was an extremely close-run contest with Billy Thrupp, current SFFNZ National Champion, finishing just one place point ahead of Hugo Pearce in second. Billy was very consistent across all three sessions while Hugo had a slow start but won the second and third sessions to push Billy all the way in an exciting finale. Sam Bourne, a podium finisher at the recent River Nationals, was third and Ivy Carter-Morrison did brilliantly, competing in her first-ever regional championships, to finish as top lady.
Hugo Pearce 2nd, Billy Thrupp 1st and Sam Bourne 3rd
Hugo Pearce looking angelic in the early morning light