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NZ Sport Fishing Council

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

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Legasea – fish for the people

Working together to restore our coastal fisheries

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NZ’s Boating Website

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

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Supporting NZSFC because boatings just better with Club Marine

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NZSFC Nationals 2021

Nationals 20 to 27 February 2021. Fish anywhere in New Zealand, NZ Championship awards at stake

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Fish Care

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

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Marine Customer Fuel Card – Get going with GOfuel

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Hiwi the Kiwi

New Zealand Sport Fishing introduces the Hiwi the Kiwi Goes Fishing programme to New Zealand’s schoolchildren.

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The New Zealand Sport Fishing Council Inc (NZSFC), is a not for profit organisation originally founded in 1957 and incorporated on 3 March 1959. 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.

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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Those operating out of Auckland will no doubt be welcoming Government’s decision to drop to Alert Level 1 alongside the rest of Aotearoa at 11.59pm this Wednesday. As a nation we should once again be proud of having contained the virus by working together and being vigilant. 

Under Alert Level 1 the disease is largely contained in New Zealand, however COVID-19 is uncontrolled overseas, and there may be isolated household transmission occurring. It would be prudent to note that at any time, we should be prepared to change alert levels once more. The COVID-19 safe operating plans you have been successfully implementing should be kept at hand, to use when needed.

Tag Purchases

The New Zealand Sport Fishing Council is the Agent for Game Fish Tags.  Tags can be purchased 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.


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