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The Surtees Boats Fishing Competition is now in its 14th year and would like to welcome new and existing anglers to participate in what is frequently described as one of the best fishing tournaments of the calendar!
The 14th Surtees annual Fishing Competition is back in 2019 and we welcome new and returning anglers to participate in what is frequently described as one of the best fishing tournaments of the calendar!
For 2019 we have moved to "catch & release" for the Snapper category, and have removed Tarakihi from the prize categories. Tarakihi have declined 83% around the east coast of New Zealand, so we want to make sure we take care of our Tarakihi population by giving them time to recover from intensive fishing pressure. If you'd like to read more, head to https://www.legasea.co.nz/tarakihi/.
The fishing from Whakatane is consistently world class and thanks to our amazing sponsors, the prize pool is huge - so sign up now to be part of Surtees 14th annual fishing competition!
Enter before 31 March and you’ll go into the draw to receive the awesome early bird prize and will be guaranteed t-shirt sizing.
Make sure you put the dates in your calendar, so you don’t miss out on a great event with outstanding fishing out from Whakatane, win prizes and catch up with new and old mates.
See the entry form for accommodation options.
When 6th - 7th April 2019
Where Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand