Fishing News & Events

Entries for the 2019 Kai Iwi Lakes competition are now open


Ticket sales are now available from the following outlets for the 2019 Kai Iwi Lakes Trout Fishing competition on the 6th and 7th of July 2019:

Northland Fish & Game Council office, Whangarei

Hunting & Fishing Okara Drive,  Whangarei

McCoy & Thomas, Dargaville

Nolas Sports,Dargaville.

Ticket prices: 

Adults                       $55

Juniors & Children  FREE 

As part of the kids fishing programme, juniors and children will be free to enter the competition but must be registered for the competition and be accompanied by an adult. 

The competition headquarters will be at the Lake Waikare Education Centre. Tickets will be available at these headquarters on Saturday morning, 6th July 2019 from 7.00am.

As always, there will be a great selection of prizes up for grabs and a number of spot prizes.

A barbecue lunch will be provided at the completion of the fishing competition on Sunday 7th July.  Viking Kayaks have again sponsored another kayak to be won from a lucky draw at the end of the competition. 

As was the case at last year’s competition, all trout weighed in will have the head and guts taken by Fish & Game for research purposes.

Please find attached the flyer and fishing regulations for the competition. Please note the “USE OF BOATS” (9). Anglers MUST abide the ruling on not exceeding 5 knots within 200 metres of the shoreline.

Anglers need to be made aware that the Kaipara District Council has supported a bylaw which will not allow any motorised craft on Lake Waikare.

Anglers can currently use a motorised craft on Lake Waikare but this could change at any time and Fish and Game has no control on when this bylaw will be imposed.

The bylaw has not yet come into effect because it needs to be signed off by the Department of Conservation and the process may take a few weeks or perhaps several months, i.e. the bylaw could be imposed either before or after the 7th July 2019 so anglers who like to troll Lake Waikare may need to adapt their fishing methods accordingly.

Anglers trolling from boats must stay at least 50m from any anglers fishing from the shore.

Powerboating on Lake Taharoa is allowed and all vessels can only exceed 5 knots 200 metres from the shoreline.

We look forward to seeing you and your family and friends at this year’s competition.

To download the flyer click here