Kai Iwi Lakes Trout Fishing Competition


Results of the 2018 Kai Iwi Lakes Trout Fishing Competition



Entries for the 2018 Kai Iwi Lakes competition are now open




The wet and windy weather conditions did not deter anglers at the trout fishing competition this year. There were 57 eager contestants who took part in the competition with 73 trout weighed over the two days. The weights and size of the fish were down on previous years but the bigger bags being caught made up for it.

The results from the competition are:

Child Under 12 Heaviest Trout    Stella Allen Ist in Under 12 Child Web Page2Phil Durham presenting the trophy and prizes to Stella Allen              

  1. Stella Allen   1.265kg
  2. Riley Allen     0.95kg

Junior Heaviest TroutJunior 1st Web

Deborah Daniels and Phil Durham

  1. Deborah Daniels  1.015kg
  2. Kalani Snooks      0.92kg
  3. Leo Banicevich & Josh Scott EQUAL    0.865kg

Men Troll, Spin, BaitDon Anton Winner of Mens Troll Bait Spin Web

Phil Durham presenting the trophy to Don Anton

  1. Don Anton          1.39kg
  2. Andrew Dalton   1.385kg
  3. Sean Daniels      1.19kg

Womens Troll, Spin, BaitLisa Dalton Womens Troll Bait Spin Section web

Lisa Dalton and Phil Durham

  1. Lisa Dalton               1.22kg
  2. Christine Goodhue   1.04kg
  3. Janice Peterson       0.935kg

Peter MacPherson Men's FlyNorm Cave Winner of Peter MacPherson Mens Fly Section web

 Rudi Hoetjes, Phil Durham and Norm Cave (Winner) 

  1. Norm Cave          1.32kg
  2. Bruce Ludgate    1.07kg
  3. Russell Daniels    1.045kg                                                

Open Category - Best Condition Factor

Peter Allen       46.57

Open Category - Aggregate Weight

Nigel Slight      5.4kg

Open Category - Mystery Weight

Craig Stevens     0.895kg

Lucky Draw - KAYAK sponsored by Viking Kayaks LtdIMG 3033 web

Rudi Hoetjes presenting the Kayak to Christine Goodhue, winner of the lucky draw.

HEAVIEST TROUT OVERALL - Steve Lloyd   1.40kg

Steve Lloyd Winner of Heaviest Overall Trout 2017 webRod Prins and his daughter Crystal from Hardie Fasteners presenting the trophy and prizes to the winner for the Heaviest Trout Overall, Steve Lloyd.

Northland Fish & Game wish to thank all the sponsors of this event for their outstanding generosity in donating  some fantastic prizes. A special thanks goes to Peter Viskovich for his help in getting more sponsors on board, Derek Taylor for donating 3 saw stools, Bruce Yorke for his donation of two telescopic fishing rods,reels and fish alarms, Janice Peterson and Barbara Hoetjes for the tasty soup, O'Dwyers Butchery for some great sausages,and the Councillors who helped cook the BBQ and clean up after the prize giving.

To view these sponsors, please click on the links below:

Viking Kayaks Ltd


Hardie Fasteners Ltd


Hunting & Fishing Dargaville

Nolas Sports Dargaville


Owens Brakes & Suspension

NZ Trout Fisher Magazine 

Delta Produce Dargaville 

Fish & Game NZ Magazine




The 2017 Kai Iwi Lakes Trout Fishing competition is organised for the 24th and 25th JUNE 2017. 

Ticket sales are now available from the following outlets:

  • Northland Fish & Game Council office, Whangarei
  • Hunting & Fishing OKARA DRIVE, Whangarei
  • McCoy & Thomas, Dargaville
  • Nolas Sports, Dargaville.

 The price of tickets is:

  • Adults                   $50.00
  • Juniors                  FREE
  • Children               FREE

As part of the “Take a Kid fishing” programme, juniors and children will be free to enter the competition but they must register for the competition and be accompanied by an adult.

This year the competition headquarters will be at the old Kai Iwi Lakes Water Ski Club, now known as the Lake Waikare Education Centre. Tickets will be available at these headquarters on Saturday morning, 24th June 2017.

 As always there will be a great selection of prizes up for grabs and a number of spot prizes. A barbeque lunch will be provided at the completion of the fishing competition on Sunday, 25th June.

Viking Kayaks have again sponsored another kayak. This kayak will be drawn as a lucky draw at the end of the competition.

So come along and bring your family, friends and partner and make it a weekend to remember.

To view regulations and sponsors for competition, please click here