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TAIRUA PAUANUI SPORTS FISHING CLUB

Tui Terrance
PO Box 62
Tairua
(07) 86 48361

The Tairua Pauanui Sports Fishing Club is loacted within the tranquil harbour between the towns of Pauanui & Tairua. Spectacular fishing is at the doorstep with Shoe and Slipper Islands within a couple of short miles of the harbour entrance and provide fun safe fishing year round for both the family and the seasoned serious angler. The Alderman Islands area is within 11 miles of the coast and provides challenging populations of fish species whilst the big game pelegics flow in and around this area from around late December. World class diving is avalible in countless spots nearby and spearfishing also has a reputable name out of Tairua.

Facilities and Amenities


The clubrooms sit above the main Tairua wharf on Tui Terrace and offers the best views in town out along the harbour. The club house is fully licenced with meals avalible Friday-Sunday during the busy weekends. Ample car parking is avalible at the club and the Tairua Ferry is close at hand for those needing to get to and from Pauanui.
Mooring for larger boats is avalible in the harbour with diesel avalible at the main wharf. The system for payment of diesel requires contacting Murray at Tairua Ferry services beforehand - great rates avalible.
Trailer boat lauching facilites can be found at both Paku by the Dive Shop and the main wharf in Tairua and at the jetty in Pauanui. Petrol and diesel can be purchased from the Tairua BP in the main street and all the food and drink supplies you'll need are simply across the road at the Tairua Four Square.

Club Memberships

(NZBGFC affiliated)

Registration Fees
Full   $ 67.50 
Couple  $ 90.00
Social   $ 33.75
Day   $ 20
Juniors  $11.25 (under 16 as at 1st July)

Membership Application

New anglers must be registered at the Clubhouse or contact Club Secretary Tina Larsen on 07 8647585 prior to leaving the harbour. Alternativly before you go fishing put your name, address and conatct details in an envelope

with the appropiate funds and deposit it at the clubrooms (after hours) in the brown security box on the ground level attached to the pillar in the basement.

Wieghmasters

For members, when you catch a fish you would like weighed please phone one of our weighmasters:

Arthur Larsen (07) 86 47585
Steve Singer (07) 86 49377
Margaret Norman (07) 86 48652
Or call the Club Rooms (07) 86 48361

Up & Coming

  • Saturday - 6th January 2007 - BBQ Breakfast

          9:00am onwards - BBQ Breakfast at the Club Rooms and open to EVERYONE. Perfect before you head off to the annual Tairua School Food & Wine festival around the corner.  The club rooms are right by the wharf making it on the way to the festival for both people arriving on the fairy from Pauanui and those coming from the Tairua Township. From 7am onwards and only $10 each the meal includes the full monty.

Tournament Calender 2006 / 2007

  • January

4th - Kids Fishing day at the wharf

7th - New Years One-to-One

27th & 28th January - Stand Up Tournament

  • February

10th - Tuna and Light Tackle Contest

17th - 24th NZBGFC Nationals

  • March

10th - Ladies Day

  • April

7th - Snapper Classic

  • June

2nd - Kahawai Classic

For further information about these tournaments please contact our clubrooms on (07) 86 48 361, or see below.

  • Sunday - 7th January 2007 - One-to-One

       New Year One-to-One Contest where club members compete for the Fred Dixon trophy which is awarded to the heaviest fish regardless of line weight. A great earlybird contest that can be won with any of the recognised species, from Kahawai through to Marlin.

  • Saturday & Sunday, 27th & 28th January 2007 (Auckland Anniversary Weekend)

        Stand-up Fishing Tournament

     Stand-up Fishing Tournament -  Don't miss this one. Briefing Friday Night at the clubrooms on Friday Night the 26th. Fish the regions premier Stand-up fishing Tournament and be in to win your share of $1000's worth of prizs and lucky giveaways.Open to members and non-members - SEE SEPARTE ADVERTISER FOR FULL DETAILS.

  • Saturday 10th February 2007 - Tuna and Light Tackle Tournament

Breifing at the clubrooms on Friday the 9th to register for this light tackle and tuna bonaza. Prizes for tunas, and a seperate set of prizes fro other species caught on light tackle. Spot prizes and giveaways!

  • Saturday 17th - 24th February - NZBGFC Nationals

Our club finished a repectable 17th equal in the 2006 Nationals with Whangarei Deep sea Anglers Club and the Whangaroa Big Game Club. Our club's top two teams tied with four Striped Marlin a piece! Lets take another step in the 2007 Nationals. You can fish one day, or all eight, a huge range of species to chase.Contact Club Secretary for entry details.

  • Saturday 10th March 2007 - 'Fish n Chicks' - Ladies Day

A popular tournament which sees a huge turnout of ladies for what is a great fun filled day on and off the water. Loads of prizes, giveaways and of course, fancy dress at the prizegiving on Saturday night. Weigh in between 5:00pm and 6:00pm on Saturday. Briefing at the clubrooms on Friday Night the 9th. Proudly sponsored by Robert and Erin Adams at the Tairua 4 square.

  • Saturday 7th April 2007 - Snapper Classic

Fancy yourself as the snapper king? Put yourself against the best in this great snapper tournament. Giveaways, spot prizes and an average weight prize pack also features. Briefing Friday night the 6th of April.

  • Saturday 2nd June 2007 - Kahawai Classic

An all rounder tournament over Queens Birthday weekend. Briefing Friday Night.  

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