Stabicraft and Yamaha Te Anau Manapouri Fishing Classic

Stabicraft and Yamaha Te Anau Manapouri Fishing Classic

Fishing in the Te Anau Manapouri Fishing Classic
The Te Anau Manapouri Fishing Classic is a major fishing competition in Fiordland held annually over Labour Weekend. 
The event is sponsored by Stabicraft and Yamaha among many 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. Go to our results page to see the 2015 and 2016 results.

Major prizes

Now in the 11th year the Stabicraft and Yamaha Te Anau Manapouri Fishing Classic 2018 major prize is a Stabicraft 1550 Fisher with a Yamaha 50hp 4stroke & DMW Trailer!

The competition runs from 2pm on the Friday and concludes at 2pm on the Sunday with prize giving at 3pm.

Earlybird entries, (prior to the 1st of October), shall be rewarded with a Double ticket, meaning that if they catch a fish they will receive two entries into the Top 10 Barrell Draw.  (Only one fish required.) (Junior and child entries are not eligible for the barrell draw)

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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. Entries open on the Friday afternoon and close 2pm on Saturday. You can register at the registration times below and during weigh in.

2018 Take a Kid Fishing

Kid fishes at Te Anau Manapouri Fishing Competition - photograph by Cameron CampbellThis 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. There are giveaways on entering, at the pond, and fantastic prizes up for grabs. Take a Kid Fishing runs Friday 19th October and Saturday 20st October. It starts at 2pm Friday and runs through until 5pm on the Saturday. Please note there will only be support staff at McGregors Pond on the Saturday.

Don't forget to get the kids to do the colouring competition! All the kids can enter, not just the ones entered in the Fishing Classic and Take a Kid Fishing. Categories are 4 years & under, 5 - 7 years, 8 years & over.

Event details

The event essentially 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

Take a Kid Fishing

Friday 19th October: 2pm – 9pm at Te Anau Rugby Club
Saturday 20th October: 7am – 2pm at Te Anau Rugby Club, 9am - 3pm at McGregors Pond

Te Anau Manapouri Fishing Classic

Friday 19th October: 2pm – 9pm at Te Anau Rugby Club
Friday 19th October: 7pm - 9.30pm at Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn
Saturday 20th October: 7am – 2pm at Te Anau Rugby Club
Saturday 20th October: 7am - 11am at Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn

Please note there will be no entries taken after 2pm on Saturday this includes Sunday 22nd October. Registration (weigh in card and information pick up) will still be open for online entries after this time but only during weigh in.

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Weigh In

Friday 19th October: 6pm - 7pm at Te Anau Rugby Club
Saturday 20th October: 4pm – 8pm at Te Anau Rugby Club
Saturday 20th October: 9am - 3.30pm at McGregors Pond (Take a Kid Fishing) Can weigh in at the Te Anau Rugby Club from 4pm - 5.30pm
Sunday 21st October: 11am – 2pm at Te Anau Rugby Club

Prize Giving

Take a Kid Fishing: Sunday 21st October 2pm at Te Anau Rugby Club
Te Anau Manapouri Fishing Classic:  Sunday 21st October 3pm at Te Anau Rugby Club

Entry fees

Pre entries cost $15.00 for children at the Take a Kid Fishing - this includes rod and reel, (for the first 100) and goodies. On the day (Friday and Saturday) $20.00.

The individual event entry fees are:
Adult Entry
Early Bird      $40 13th August
Regular         $45  1st October - 17th October
On the Day    $50 Online entries will finish on the 17th October 5pm

Junior Licence Holder - Online Entry $20.00, Friday and Saturday Entry $25.00
Child Licence Holder- Online Entry $15.00, Friday and Saturday Entry $20.00

Family teams are automatic with individual entries (must be 1 or 2 adults with 2 or more children)

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Didymo

STOP the spread of Didymo! YOU can help.

Didymo is present, even if it’s not visible, in Lakes Te Anau and Manapouri. 
Most of the western tributaries are Didymo free.
Trips should start at the highest point and work their way downstream.

Cleaning kits are available the DOC Fiordland Visitor’s Centre.
For more information, go to: http://www.biosecurity.govt.nz/pests/didymo/cleaning

 

Other details:

This events is organised and run by the Te Anau Community Events Charitable Trust

Contact:

info@teanauevents.co.nz
 

 

Event Date: 
Friday, October 19, 2018 to Sunday, October 21, 2018
Location: 
Te Anau and Manapouri, New Zealand
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fb Event Summary: 
A fishing competition for all ages held at Labour Weekend. People can fish on Lakes Te Anau and Manapouri and the upper Waiau river. The competition runs on Saturday and Sunday with registrations starting on Friday and prize giving 3pm on Sunday. The major prize is a Stabicraft boat with Yamaha outboard motor. To enter go to www.teanauevents.co.nz http://www.facebook.com/events/1578393082379619/

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