In 2016 a simple 1.08kg snapper resulted in the winner receiving a brand new Surtees 4.85m Workmate, complete with trailer and powered by a 60hp 4stroke outboard, which he drove away
from the event just that evening.

The 'average weight' competition means there is a chance for everyone - everyone who weighs in the average weight snapper will have a chance to win. If there are multiple contestants with the same weight, we play a lucky draw game on stage to determine the winne.

We also have a range of great prizes for the heaviest in each category to ensure the proud anglers out there get to have their moment in the sun.

Thanks to Surtees, Honda, Top Catch, Okuma and Garmin we have some of the best prizes for any fishing competition in New Zealand.

Westpac Rescue

Auckland's Westpac Rescue Helicopter services the largest catchment area in New Zealand that includes the Rodney district and Leigh community.

Without this valuable service many community members would not have access to the care that they need in a medical emergency.

This rescue helicopter service is not centrally funded and relies on the generosity of the community to keep flying. Through direct donations to the trust as well as community events such as this the service can continue to maintain sustainable funding for its rescue operation.

Fun For The Whole Family


This year we have increased the number of kid's tickets to keep that family atmosphere. Not only do we have some fantastic kid's prizes across the board, we will also have a great variety of family and kid's entertainment at the event afterwards. 

All children anglers will receive a welcome pack full of local goodies to help with their day fishing, and of course they're all trying to win big prizes just like Mum & Dad. 

There is a huge variety of food and drink available for purchase on the day. Come and relax with us under the big marquee and enjoy live music, fish auction and prize giving.