Angling events 2018-19

Events including childrens' fishing days are held by Fish & Game across New Zealand to support and encourage fishing participation. See below for current event information.

North Island


Waikato comp Dylan with Dad Steven FarrarKilwell Lower Waikato River Trout Contest

Saturday to Saturday, October 6th to 13th 2018

Entry: Adults (18-plus) $35, Juniors (17 & under) $15

Fishing Area: Waikato River only from below Karapiro
Dam to Waikato Heads.

28 main prizes including heaviest rainbow and heaviest brown, a total of more than $6,000 in fishing packages.

To enter, go to Sweetman’s Reel Fishin’:

Or phone 07-8287 462, ask for Sharon or Margaret.


Tokoroa Take a Kid Fishing Competition

To be held at Lake Moana Nui November 2 to 4th. 

Lake Moana Nui is stocked by Fish & Game annually and it’s a great place for kids to fish with good walkways and playground equipment next to the lake. 

Kids can enter the competition at the lake on the day. You don’t have to attend all three days, the prize-giving is worth attending. 

For more information contact Cath MacPherson on 07-8867059, or 027-5034486, or check out the Tokoroa Sports Fishing Club's Facebook page.

Auckland/Waikato Fish & Game would like to thank Pure Fishing NZ for kindly supporting this event.


Need some handy tips with boat fishing?

Fish & Game staff are running a boat fishing talk and demonstration at Lake Tarawera on Sunday, January 6th , 2019.

Watch the Eastern website pages for more information or contact:

Kids fish out days at the Ngongotaha hatchery have finished for another year. Keep an eye on our website for details of 2019's itinerary.

This fun opportunity is run by the Rotorua Anglers Association who show children six to 14 years of age how to catch a fish.


The final kids’ trout fishing day will be held on Saturday December 15 at the Scout Den pool in Stratford’s King Edward Park.

Kids fish out dates

Saturday 15 December 2018

For more information click here, or email

South Island

Central South Island

Twizel Kids Salmon Fishing Day

RLoct18CSI2the Davis Family had a successful 2017 Kids Salmon Fishing Day

The Davis Family had a successful 2017 Kids Salmon Fishing Day.

Our Kids Salmon Fishing Day is fast approaching and once again we'll be holding the event at Loch Cameron near Twizel.

Anglers aged 3-11 will have the opportunity to fish for hundreds of salmon that we will be releasing into the pond for the event.

The event will be held on Saturday, November 17th .

Click here to visit our website and find all the details.


There will be a series of events in the region starting in November 2018 and running through into the new year to finish in autumn 2019.


A variety of take a kid fishing (TAKF) activities and competitions are being run by clubs and groups.

18 November              Upper Clutha Anglers TAKF at Lake Hawea

Late November           Lakes and Coastal Fishing Club TAKF, Lake Tewa Queenstown 

For information, contact or phone 03-4779076.


A childrens' fishing event will be held at McGregor Pond,  Te Anau, on the Friday afternoon and Saturday of Labour Weekend (2018). Fish & Game has reared 300 fish for the event, which were donated by Sanfords.