Events and services


Doubtless Bay Sportfishig Club organises two tournaments each year.

Taipa Tavern Marlin Classic: The last tournament was scheduled for Saturday 6th - Sunday 7th March - BUT POSTPONED TO 13th - 14th MARCH 2021 DUE TO COVID-!9 LEVEL 2 PRECAUTIONS.

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 7 March 2021 went into the Early Bird draw to win up to the value of $1000 Tyres.

Entry Fee for 2021 tournament was : $50 per angler. Entrants must be a Doubtless Bay Sportfishing Club member or belong to an NZSFC affiliated club. Tickets will be available from 4 January 2021 until 12 March 2021 from: Reel Rods, Karikari Peninsula, phone: 027 486 1019, Taipa Tavern, phone: 09 406 0757 and Taipa Bait & Tackle, phone: 09 406 0110.

Dates for the 2022 tournament are to be advised.

Download 2021 Poster

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 – To be confirmed
Keith Kelly, Phone: 027 689 4975
Peter Smith, Phone: 021 254 3073
Ian Griggs, Phone: 027 290 6363
Rex Roberts, Phone: 021 214 0619

Mill Bay Weigh Station (500kg maximum)
Keith Kelly, Phone: 027 689 4975
Peter Smith, Phone: 021 254 3073
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.

2020 - 2021 Fishgrid map

2020 - 2021 Fishgrid map

View and download 2020 - 2021 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.