Fishing Organisations & Clubs in New Zealand

The primary organisations that promote the interests of non-commercial fishing for all New Zealanders are:

The New Zealand Sport Fishing Council (NZSFC) 
The site contains a homepage with recent news and updates on current issues facing the council. New Zealand records and IGFA rules are detailed and the site also hosts pages for all of the council's affiliated clubs. The annual Nationals Tournament rules and results are also published on the Council website.

The Angling and Casting Association (NZACA) 
The site contains a homepage and their latest newsletter. It also has the NZ records for non gamefish species and another link to the IGFA rules. Their site also contains the home pages for all of their affiliated clubs. Here's a link to the Angling and Casting Association (NZACA) Facebook page.

Fishing Organisations & Clubs in New Zealand

New Zealand has a number of organisations that promote the interests of non-commercial fishing for all New Zealanders. The primary organisations are:

 

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The New Zealand Sport Fishing Council (NZSFC) site contains a homepage with recent news and updates on current issues facing the council. The monthly newsletter is also published, as is the Nationals Tournament details. The NZ records and IGFA rules are included and the site also hosts pages for all of the council's affiliated clubs.

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The Recreational Fishing Council (RFC) site contains their most recent newsletters including interim reports. It has an introduction of the council, including its objectives and a listing of organisations represented, as well as its constitutuion and the latest consultation issues. The council members are included and we have provided a subscription page for potential members looking to join.
 
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The New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers (Inc.), NZFFA
The Aims Of The Federation Are
o protect, enhance and foster the sport and fellowship of freshwater angling - [more]

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