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19th annual Fishing Competition

We had a great turnout at our 19th Surtees annual Fishing Competition! 270 anglers and over 79 boats went out of Whakatane on the first weekend in March and enjoyed a great time together. 

For the first time since 2019 we were hosted again by the Whakatane Sport Fishing Club - the bar behaved, the weather was fishable and the Prizes stacked up to the amazing amount of over $78,000. 

The largest Kingfish was an impressive 117cm, whilst the winning Trevally measured 58cm! Even with some harsh conditions on the first day, most anglers sent in some fish and had a great time. 

We are already looking forward to the 20th annual Fishing Competition - back in Whakatane!