NZ Sport Fishing Council

NZ Sport Fishing Council

Promoting and providing education, participation and pathways to sustainable marine fishing.

Legasea - fish for the people

Legasea – fish for the people

Working together to restore our coastal fisheries

NZSFC Nationals 2022 sponsored by First Mortgage Trust

NZSFC Nationals 2022 sponsored by First Mortgage Trust

NZSFC Nationals. Next year will be on the 19th to 26th of February 2022. Fish anywhere in New Zealand. Daily angler prizes and club prizes to be won. New Zealand records at stake.

PIC Insurance

PIC Insurance

Great insurance advice that works for you – just a click away

Fish Care

Fish Care

Promoting best practice techniques to help recreational fishers reduce their impact on our marine environment

NZ's Boating Website

NZ’s Boating Website

Essential info for Boaties including great fishing facts, tides, marine events, interactive maps & the latest weather.



Marine Customer Fuel Card – Get going with GOfuel


The New Zealand Sport Fishing Council Inc (NZSFC), is a not for profit organisation originally founded in 1957 and incorporated on 3 March 1959, incorporation society number 223403. We currently have 55 affiliated member Clubs from the top of the North Island to the bottom of the South Island. 53 are Incorporated and 2 are Unincorporated.


To be the leading Sport Fishing organisation promoting and providing education, participation and pathways to sustainable marine fishing.

Over a million Kiwis go fishing annually. Whether it’s children learning to fish from wharves and beaches, or family outings to catch and enjoy a feed of fish through to those who target game fish and test their skills in sport fishing, fishing is an integral part of New Zealand’s heritage, culture and outdoor recreation. Fishing is a social and recreational outdoor activity and New Zealand has world class fisheries with many thousands of tourists visiting to explore our waters.

NZSFC fills a variety of needs and supports the million or so New Zealanders that fish. A key role is to advocate for responsible and sustainable management of our marine environment to ensure future generations are able to enjoy the unique resource we have. The Council conducts education programs, commissions and funds fisheries research projects, and participates in fisheries management.

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Tag Purchases

The New Zealand Sport Fishing Council is the Agent for Game Fish Tags.  Tags can be purchased through your fishing club or by contacting the Administration Officer at or contacting us through the webpage contact us tab. 

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New Zealand Sport Fishing Council Inc has 55 member clubs with over 35,000 members throughout New Zealand as at June 2018. Our latest members are the World Sports Fishing Federation (NZ Charter) who joined the Council in July 2018.


If you have any questions please free to contact us using the form below or call on 027 485 3600