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Tournaments & Events Calendar: March

31 Jan - 29 Mar

Mangawhai Members Gamefishing Jackpot Series

Mangawhai Boating & Fishing Club Inc

Tournament Contact: Isabel Hollis

Phone: 021-685-851



Mangawhai is situated 1 1/2 hours north of the harbour bridge and less than an hour south of Whangarei on the east coast.

The Club was first formed in 1966, then named the Otamatea Boating & Fishing Club and in 1997 affiliated to the NZBGFC with the new name of The Mangawhai Boating & Fishing Club Inc.(now the NZ Sport Fishing Council Inc).

With a total membership of 318, we are on the up and up. We started our clubrooms building project in 1998 and we are still altering the premises today with our third extension, these clubrooms were built with members and friends volunteering time, labour and materials to give us these fine clubrooms we have today.

Two years ago we embarked on an ambitious plan to upgrade the boat ramp facilities on Alamar Crescent, this was completed and now we are part way through the second stage of widening the ramp and extending the pontoon we have.

The harbour offers 2 boat ramps for easy launching and sufficient parking for trailers. Within 30 minutes you can be in the most wonderful fishing spots, including great coastal spots and the famous Hen & Chicken Islands, not to mention Sail Rock. Add another hour and you will reach the Mokohinau Islands, once you have crossed the 'Bar'.

On a normal day, crossing is a breeze, but it is a bar and you do have to be aware of the dangers.

If you have never been out of Mangawhai and need to know where the channel lies, contact the club or just ask any local, and we will show you the way.

07 Mar - 28 Mar

Small Boats

Bay of Islands Swordfish Club

Tournament Contact: Dale Pullen

Phone: 09 403 7857


The second oldest game fishing club in the world! The Bay of Islands Swordfish Club has clubhouses overlooking the water in both Paihia and Russell. Both have bar and meal facilities as well as excellent displays of historic fishing photographs, tackle and memorabilia. The B.O.I. Swordfish Club is a founding member of the New Zealand Big Game Fishing Council Inc. and is affiliated to I.G.F.A., New Zealand Chartered Clubs, The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Royal Akarana Yacht Club, Ponsonby Cruising Club, Opua Cruising Club and the Russell Boating Club. Members of all affiliated clubs are most welcome to enjoy the Clubs facilities when visiting the area.

21 Mar - 28 Mar

Warren Hay Marine/Shimano/Furuno Small Boats Tournament

Whangarei Deep Sea Anglers Club

Tournament Contact: Sue

Phone: 09 434 3818


27 Mar - 29 Mar

Billfish Tournament

Tauranga Sport Fishing Club

Tournament Contact: Ian Thomas 

Phone: 07 578 6203


27 Mar - 29 Mar

Harbourview Marine/Carpet Court 48hr Contest

Gisborne Tatapouri Sports Fishing Club

Tournament Contact: Craig Miller 

Phone: 06 868 4756


28 Mar - 29 Mar

Taipa Tavern Marlin Classic

Doubtless Bay Sportfishing Club

Tournament Contact: Evan Mackay

Phone: 09 408 7374 or 0274 527 608


29 March

Big Fish B&T & HMB RC Annual Fishing Tournament

Big Fish Bait & Tackle / Roatary Club HMB

Tournament Contact: Rod Cooke

Phone: 09 292 8733 or 021 228 5321

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30 Mar - 31 Mar

HOPIN Tournament

Whangarei Deep Sea Anglers Club

Tournament Contact: Sue

Phone: 09 434 3818


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