The Eastern Bay of Plenty is well known for deep sea and big game fishing. There is a large fleet of charter boats based in Whakatane and regular competitions (where numerous national and world record catches have been achieved). You can head out for half a day’s inshore fishing for snapper, or take a three day charter out to the Ranfurly Banks in search of your own personal trophy fish. Target species include Yellowfin, Skipjack, and Albacore tuna, along with sharks and Marlin.
For more information about Fishing Tournaments visit the Whakatane Sport Fishing Club website.
20K 4Way Tournament. Sponsored by Extreme Boats 25/01/2013 - 27/01/2013
Annual Ladies Tournament. Sponsored by Ocean Sports Marine 08/02/2013 - 10/02/2013
NZ Sport Fishing Club Nationals. 16/02/2013 - 23/02/2013
SCA Hygiene Tournament. 22/03/2013 - 23/03/2013
Surtees Boats Only Tournament. 20/04/2013 - 21/04/2013
Annual Trout Tournament. Sponsored by Haddock Spray Painters & Panel Beaters. 11/05/2013 - 12/05/2013