Upcoming Events


0600hrs Saturday 1st – 1600hrs Sunday 2nd June 2019



BRIEFING: 530pm Friday 24thMay SYC/WGFC Clubrooms, Sandspit.
Bar and restaurant open. Questions if you’ve got them. Line tester available (check your knots!), measurers, and entries available too.

0600hrs Saturday 1st – 1600hrs Sunday 2nd June 2019


Monday is Queens Birthday Holiday.

This year’s event is a FULLY MEASURED tournament. Why?

* As rec fishers we too have a responsibility to protect the fishery.
* If you’re onto a session of BIG fish you can catch/photograph/release as many as you like. Carefully.
* When you come to the measure-in station you’re done – no more having rumbos and then having to clean fish. The ones you’re keeping are already processed and chilled for the trip home.

Here’s a tip: take a bucket with a lid and your smoking brine/mixture for heads and frames so you’re ready to light up ol’ smokey when you get home or the following morning.

READ the Rules – they’re in place for a fair and fun event. The 10kg maximum breaking strain line is a good test of your skills. Fishing with anything heavier won’t make you a legend, least of all to yourself. There is scope to use braid lines with the CORRECT minimum leader length: read the Rules!

There’s a briefing at the Club 530pm Friday 24th May. The bar will be open and meals available. Come along and clear up any queries you might have about the new format. Entries, measuring mats, and the line tester will be available. Have a drink and tie your best knot for testing. We can’t test braid though.

Matakana Marine and Mercury are putting up brand new Mercury outboard prizes. This generosity is exceptional – you know where to find them if you’re needing service, parts, or an upgrade.

We’ve had a tech issue with printing tickets, but they’ll be on the street before the end of this week. You were waiting to see what the weather was doing anyway so don’t whinge! To be fair there’s 70 odd (in many ways) anglers that will fish this event regardless of the weather. Just be careful where ever you go! See you out there.

1. Print the Tournament RULES off this website. It’s important.
2. Print a ticket, senior ($70) or junior ($30) as applicable.
3. Pay a Bank deposit to: 03 0481 0064792 00
                                         WARKWORTH GAMEFISH CLUB INCORPORATED
                                         with your name and 10kg as references
4. Give it 24 hours for the payment to show up in our account and phone Louise 0274257224 for a ticket NUMBER.
5. Put your printed ticket in a plastic bag so you can have it in your fishy photographs.
6. Catch something worth photographing!
Buying a ticket online deems you accept the disclaimer you see on the ticket butt. Much easier for us if you buy a ticket locally, but we sure do appreciate the support of you keen fishos from everywhere else. Good luck, see you Sunday. We’ve splashed out on a mega dinner for everyone so don’t miss out!   

Just Been:


Saturday 10th November


Sandspit Yacht Club

Saturday 10th November

WGFC Ladies Fishing Event


Sat June 2nd –  Jun 3rd 4pm
Queens Birthday Weekend


Sandspit Yacht Club

Sat, June 2nd to Sun, June 3rd 2018

WGFC Matakana Marine 10kg Tournament

THE longest running line weight restricted tournament in NZ.

Tickets $70 and $20 for Juniors (tickets include Sunday prize giving dinner).

Catches must be made on 10KG (or less) tested line.

***See the Rule regarding use of Braid Lines.

Awesome prizes, meal included in ticket price, junior section, kick off those ugg boots and come out to play!


Friday, January 26th to Sunday 28th 2018
8 AM  – 10:30 PM


Great Barrier island

Friday 26th – Sunday 28th of January 2018

Great Barrier, One Base Tournament

Monday is Akl Anniv Holiday.
Tickets are available at outlets NOW from Friday 12th Jan and on line.
We encourage participants to enter at the outlets to show their support for our awesome sponsors.
When you enter your team at our outlets you get the GRID, POSTER, and RULES. Having a copy per boat is a condition of entry. If you’re doing it over the interwebby download copies of these at the bottom of this page. We might have a spare A3 laminated one for you if you catch up with us over there.
Serious prize pool including cash and a sumptuous Sunday dinner.
Damn, there’s $7000 travel (you choose the destination) just for turning up and being luckier than anyone else!
Dates to note: Earlybird tickets by 6pm Friday 19th Jan, entries by internet payment close 10pm Tuesday 23rd Jan, and ALL entries close 12pm Thursday 25th Jan. Tickets limited to 150.
Note Kingfish and snapper sections are MEASURED this year (states ‘weighed in Rules, oops!). Get yourself a measurer from Hunting&Fishing Ww or Matakana Marine.

Come out and play!


Feb 17th – 24th


Anywhere inside our 200 mile  economic zone

Sat, Feb 17th to Sat, Feb 24th


For more information go to www.nzsportfishing.co.nz or email secretary@nzsportfishing.org.nz, phone 027 4853 600.


Saturday, November 11th 

Ladies Fishing Competition 

Ladies get your crew together! Lots of spot prizes.



November 11th
6:00 AM EST





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