The Surtees 19th Annual Fishing Competition will take place on the 8th & 9th of March 2024 back in our old fishing grounds – Whakatane.

For 19 years, the Surtees Annual Fishing Competition has brought proud Surtees owners together for an exciting weekend of fishing and fun. The 2024 comp will take place in our hometown of Whakatane and we are looking forward to having you all around and participating in our competition! We are happy to continue to support our fisheries and all fish remain “measure and release”, so we will leave it up to you whether you take your fish home or give him another few happy years in the ocean. 

Thanks to an incredible group of sponsors, who contributed once again to an amazing prize pool! Once again, this year’s catches are not only eligible for Surtees competition prizes, they are also entered into the DB Export NZ Fishing Competition – a year-long, nationwide competition on which our measure-content is based. Prizes for this competition bring the total prize pool to over $100,000.

Rules for this competition are available here.

Entries are open now - so make sure you enter your crew (there will be amazing early bird prizes for grabs again this year) and add another cool Surtees T-Shirt to your collection. 

To stay on top of what's going on and see the variety of prizes check out the events Facebook page here

Download the Whakatane Bar Map here



2909 State Highway 30
RD2 Whakatane
Bay of Plenty 3192
New Zealand