The Te Anau Manapouri Fishing Classic is a major fishing competition in Fiordland held annually over Labour Weekend. The 2015 event has been sponsored by Stabicraft and Yamaha among others.
This Fiordland fishing competition is run over the two lakes, Te Anau and Manapouri as well as the Upper Waiau river. Teams and individuals compete for the largest fish and spot prizes based on 'mystery' catch factors. There are also some great spot prizes which come up. For full rules see the Fishing Tournament Rules.
In previous years entrants have had the chance to win a Stabicraft boat - fully fitted out and ready to go! The competition runs from 7am on the Saturday and concludes at 2pm on the Sunday with prize giving at 3pm.
Weighing in a fish is all you need to go in the draw to win the major prize boat. The Te Anau Manapouri Fishing Classic fishing tournament winner is found by knockout of weigh in tickets being drawn.
Fishing for all!
This really is a fishing competition for the whole family. With both individual and family entries, both adult and child anglers stand an equal chance of catching a fish in either Lakes Te Anau or Manapouri and the upper Waiau River. Registration begins on the Friday afternoon and is open all weekend up until Sunday morning.
2015 Fish Jet Take a Kid Fishing
This part of the Te Anau Manapouri Fishing Classic event is aimed at kids under 12 to give fishing a go. Held at McGregors Pond, kids have the chance of landing the big one!
There are experienced anglers on hand to show techniques for fishing including the major sponsor Fish Jet. There are giveaways on entering, at the pond, and fantastic prizes up for grabs. Fish Jet Take a Kid Fishing runs on the Saturday from 10am to 3.30pm, and prize giving is at the Te Anau Rugby Grounds at 5.00pm the same day.
The event essentally runs over three days with registration running from Friday afternoon up until Sunday morning. Fishing for the tournament is limited to Lakes Te anau and Manapouri and the upper Waiau. Participents should read the full Fishing Tournament Rules.
Registration and tickets
Friday 23th October: 3pm – 9pm at Te Anau Rugby Club
Saturday 24th October: 7am – 2pm at Te Anau Rugby Club
Sunday 25th October: 7am – 10am at Te Anau Rugby Club
You can also register online for the Te Anau Manapouri Fishing Competition although you will still need to check-in at the event office (Te Anau Rugby Grounds).
Saturday 24th October: 4pm – 8pm at Te Anau Rugby Club
Sunday 25th October: 11am – 2pm at Te Anau Rugby Club
Saturday 24th October: 4:30pm at Te Anau Rugby Club (Take a Kid Fishing event)
Sunday 25th October: 3pm at Fiordland Community Events Centre
Tickets cost $15 for children at the Fish Jet Take a Kid Fishing - this includes bait, hook and goodies.
The individual event entry fees are:
Adult Men - Pre Entry $35.00, Saturday & Sunday Entry $40.00
Adult Women - Pre Entry $35.00, Saturday & Sunday Entry $40.00
Junior Licence Holder - Pre Entry $20.00, Saturday & Sunday Entry $25.00
Child Licence Holder- Pre Entry $15.00, Saturday & sunday Entry $20.00
Family teams are automatic with individual entries (must be 1 or 2 adults with 2 or more children)
This events is organised and run by the Te Anau Community Events Charitable Trust