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

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! 

Rules and entry form below.

Download Comp Details

Competing Boat Details:

Entry Fee Only $30 PP Free Surtees shirt with every entry

Entry Form Including Skipper: Tee Size

Total to pay: $0

See below for payment details.

Safety Rules:


  • Please be aware of the safety rules that are in place for the Surtees Fourteenth Annual Fishing Competition.
  • These rules can be downloaded below and must be read as a condition of entry to this tournament.
  • Complete the details above with your boat name and the skippers or a crew members signature.
  • Failure to complete these details will result in disqualification.

Click to read the full safety rules

By entering your name below, you assert that you have reviewed and agree to all of the rules of this competition.


Payment can be made by cheque or direct deposit.

Post Cheques To: Surtees Boats Ltd, 2909 State Highway 30, RD2, Whakatane

For direct deposit payments please use your surname and “Fishing Comp” in the reference field

Surtees Bank Account: ANZ Tauranga 01-0434-0313733-00



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