Events and services

Tournaments

Doubtless Bay Sportfishig Club organises two tournaments each year.

Taipa Tavern Marlin Classic: The next tournament is scheduled for Friday 15th - Saturday 16th March 2024.

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 many local and New Zealand wide companies, in association with Taipa Tavern.

Last date for early bird entries is Thursday 29 February 2024. Last time and date for purchase of tickets is 10am on 11 March 2024.

Entry Fee for the 2024 tournament is $70 per angler. Entrants must be a Doubtless Bay Sportfishing Club member or belong to an NZSFC affiliated club. Tickets available from: Taipa Tackle, phone: 027 486 1019 orTaipa Tavern, phone: 09 406 0757.



Taipa Tavern Ladies Competition: Next competition, t.b.a.

Another great local competition for our ladies.


NZSFC Nationals: Last tournament, 20 - 27 February 2021.

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.

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
Weighmasters:
Keith Kelly, Phone: 027 659 4975
Scott McDonald
Peter Graham
Phil Raxworthy
Andy Olsen

Mill Bay Weigh Station (500kg maximum)
Weighmasters:
Keith Kelly, Phone: 027 659 4975
Scott McDonald
Peter Graham
Phil Raxworthy
Andy Olsen

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

Fishgrid

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.

2022 - 2023 Fishgrid map

2022 - 2023 Fishgrid map

View and download 2022 - 2023 Fishgrid map

Records and Trophies

View and download Club Trophy List 2021

View and download Club Trophy List 2018

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.