Events and services


Doubtless Bay Sportfishig Club organises three tournaments each year.

NZSFC SIMRAD ITM Nationals: Next tournament, 22nd - 29th February 2020.

Our annual nationwide fishing competition. The Nationals competition runs for 7 days and is a great chance for you and your team to get out there and have some fun and spend a whole week fishing! There are a range of species included from inshore to offshore and some great prizes up for grabs. This is a great opportunity to mix up your line classes and target species that you may not have before.

As with any competition there are a large set of rules and the full set can be found on the NZSFC website.

So what are you waiting for? Gather up your team (minimum of 2 People) and start planning your full on week of fishing. Fill out your Entry form and email this to DBSFC at

Taipa Tavern Marlin Classic: Last tournament, 6th to 8th February 2020.

This is one of the main events for our club each year and is great local competition with some great prizes to be won. Sponsored by Steve Taylor Tyres, in association with Taipa Tavern.

All entries received prior to 28 January 2020 will go in the Early Bird draw to win up to the value of $1000 Tyres.

Entry Fee: $50 per angler. Entrants must be a Doubtless Bay Sportfishing Club member or belong to an NZSFC affiliated club. Tickets are available from 15 December 2019 until 3 February 2020 from: Reel Rods, Taipa and Karikari, phone: 027 486 1019, Taipa Tavern, phone: 09 406 0757 and Coopers Beach Sports, phone: 09 406 0592.

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Taipa Tavern Ladies Competition: Next competition, 28th March 2020.

Another great local competition for our ladies.

Weigh Stations and Weighmasters

Use our Google map to find out where your closest weigh-station is. We have Weigh Stations throughout Doubtless Bay with our own club Weighmasters available to verify your catches by appointment.

Weigh Stations and Weighmasters

Please use the contact information below to get in touch with a Weighmaster if you have a catch you would like to have weighed. Most weigh-ins are by appointment only; so please arrange Weighmaster ahead of schedule.

Reel Rods Weigh Station (200kg maximum)
Weighmaster: Keiron Olsen, Phone: 027 486 1019
1032 Inland Road, Karikari Peninsula

Taipa Tavern Weigh Station – To be confirmed
Keith Kelly, Phone: 027 689 4975
Tony Paget, Phone: 021 176 0050
Ian Griggs, Phone: 027 290 6363
Rex Roberts, Phone: 021 214 0619

Mill Bay Weigh Station (500kg maximum)
Keith Kelly, Phone: 027 689 4975
Tony Paget, Phone: 021 176 0050
Ian Griggs, Phone: 027 290 6363
Rex Roberts, Phone: 021 214 0619

Times by appointment for all Weigh Stations.

To radio your catch and estimated arrival time from offshore, please use the FAR NORTH RADIO radio channel:
East Coast: VHF channel 60, Far North Radio (Annette Hall -phone: 027 206 7139 )
West Coast: VHF Channel 02


We also use Fishgrid for our tournaments, so you can use the Fishgrid Map and join up to the Fishgrid website to see the whole country's sponsored grid sections.

View and download 2019 - 2020 Fishgrid map

2019 - 2020 Fishgrid map

Records and Trophies

View and download Club Trophy List

View and download Catch Records

View and download Ladies Competition Catch

Click or tap an image to start a slide show and display captions of some of our trophies. Click or tap on > or < to scroll through the slideshow.