Upcoming Events

Note: CHANGE OF DATES for 2021 ONE BASE to Thursday 4th - Saturday 6th March 2021

DATE: Saturday 7th November 2020


WHERE: Sandspit Yacht Club

Saturday 7th November

from dawn ’til mid arvo

2020 Ladies Event

Details out soon – but the usual shinannigans – snapper/kahawai/kingfish length categories, average or random length main prize. Now the good stuff, the after party is WILD WEST theme yeeeeehaw!


DATE: Thursday 4th – Saturday 6th March 2021


WHERE: Great Barrier Island

Thursday 4th – Saturday 6th March

ie NOT Akl Anniv. wkend

2021 One Base

Details will be out soon as we’ve got some! Typically 6 weeks or so beforehand.



As advised on this website and our Facebook page, changes monthly


SYC/WGFC Clubrooms, Sandspit.

As advised per this website and our Facebook page – date changes each month.

Sunday Snapper Slap


Just Been:


Saturday 22nd – Saturday 29th February



22nd – 29th February 2020

NZSFC Nationals 2020

Get into this! Fish a day, a couple of days, or a week!
Awesome spot prizes. Boost your Club’s result by contributing a good snapper on light line, or tag some kingis. Just get out there. And support our highly competent and super motivated parent body, the NZ Sportfishing Council.



Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st May 2020


Held ‘electronically’ this year – ref Rules and Poster

10kg 2020 notification of the OBJECT THAT MUST APPEAR IN YOU MEASURE PICS:
*** a closed fist***

Download the RULES.

Also, here they are in pics:


Saturday 30th/Sunday 31st May 2020
(Monday is Queens BD holiday)

10kg ’20 ReportWwGFC 10kg Tournament 2020

The weather is looking dodgy az, so please keep this in mind when choosing your destination and travel times.
No fish or prize is worth more than your life.

2:40pm Friday 29th: Notification of the object that must appear in you pics, per below.

See previous years reports and pics for how we roll.
It will be a little different this year because of Covid-19, nothing we can’t deal with, right?

But it’s the same fun with big baits and skinny line.
We run these events on the smell of an oily rag, more entries = more prizes to share around.

Read the Rules to get the most out of your event.
Thank you to our sponsors of previous years. We thought we’d give you a break, since the virus has already given you a financial hiding. This years event is cash in/cash out. Electronically of course.

Get your crew together, break out that mono and the bendy sticks. This event has been running for decades and relies on you being honest with your gear. Join us (at a distance) for the longest running Hauraki Gulf light line tournament, and one of (the?) longest successively held fishing events in the country.

Covid-19 update 26/05: Okay so now gatherings of up to 100 are acceptable. We weren’t to know that while we were organising the event, so there’s still no ‘official’ gathering after the comp. Might be a few pockets of after match good times around the place though, so keep your ear to the ground…

The object that must appear in your measure pics is a CLOSED FIST.
You are advised to text in your measure pics immediately after capture, because in the [likely] event of a tie the first fish sent to us will win that prize.

R E P O R T  O U T  N O W:



Friday 24th, Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th JANUARY 2020.


Fitzroy Boating Club on Sunday

The grid in your boat pack is to be included in pics of measured snapper and kingfish to qualify for those sections.
This interwebby copy is for reference and another promo for our awesome sponsors.

Friday 24th, Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th JANUARY 2020.


Note: Saturday night is also a stay away night this year.

WwGFC 2020 One Base at Great Barrier

Here we go again!

Auckland Anniversary Weekend (Monday) is 27th January so our comp is Friday – Sunday before.

Note this year Saturday is ALSO a stay away night – so we only catch up on Sunday night. The previous years grid fishing area will still stand, have a look at last years one – basically the Knights to Cuvier. If you can’t catch a fish in that area there’s nothing we can do for you!

The superb mix of stunning sponsorship and generous prizes will be on offer.

We’re working hard on establishing a decent Sunday dinner (like in the olden days) because like you we haven’t been impressed with recent efforts.

It’s an excellent shakedown event for the pending season and Aotea is such a cool place to fish for everything northern waters have to offer.

Tickets, rules, posters, etc will be sorted in due course (we’ve got dayjobs you know!) but if you haven’t fished this comp before check out our previous years reports. If you want some first hand info join us at the Clubrooms for a jar on the last Sunday of each month 5 – 6pm.


Sunday 8th December.

330 – 5pm


SYC wharf, Sandspit

Sunday 8th December 2019

or as revised by the eventual rules.

WGFC/SYC Kids Fishing Event

A fun rather than competitive outing for the littlies off the main SYC wharf.

Catch and measure for release back into the water or dads (grandads) bait bin.

Prizes sponsored by SYC/GFC/Hunting & Fishing Ww.

The bearded fat guy might turn up too. No no, the one in the red suit.

Daniel & Renee will have the kitchen humming, so grab a lager and a snack and watch the chaos from upstairs!

Open to kids of SYC/GFC relatives, friends. No age restriction and older kids are welcome to help their younger family members even if not fishing.

If it’s raining bring a raincoat. Only extreme weather would see this event postponed.


starts 0600 Saturday 9th November, til around 1600 then dinner and prizegiving


SYC/WGFC Clubrooms, Sandspit.

Saturday 9th November 2019

or as revised by the eventual rules.

WGFC Ladies Event 2019 – it’s a paaaarty with some fishing!

As in the past this will be a fully measured fish event.

An awesome meal will be included in the ticket price.

This years dress up theme: 1970’s Disco! Stayin’ alive could be the biggest challenge of the afterparty.

Details shortly.

Open to female fishers only. Males are only attending as crew/slaves.

See previous years reports and photos.

Open to ladies of all ages and abilities, that know a WGFC/SYC person.

There’s a sweet travel prize (drawn from anglers), a similarly awesome average length snapper prize, and loads of other prize categories and goodies.

Make sure you stay on the boat that night or have a nominated sober driver!

Incredible sponsor support – tell ’em how much you love them: Archibald&Shorter Jaguar, Hunting&Fishing Warkworth, Southeys Group, Advanced Concrete Pumping, World Travellers Warkworth, Mason Contractors, Streamline Electrical, McDonaldAdams Optometrists & Maui Jim Sunglasses, Fuchsia Hair Design, Sandspit Yacht Club Kitchen & Bar.


Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June 2019 (Queens BD wkend)


Sandspit Yacht Club

Download 2019 10kg TOURNAMENT REPORT

Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June 2019 (Queens BD wkend)

WGFC 10kg Tournament 2019


Saturday 10th November


Sandspit Yacht Club


Friday 25th – Sunday 27th January 2019

WGFC One Base Tournament 2019




click here to check out where to get hooked up this season.