Grab the family and make a day of it. We encorage family fishing participation however if fishings not your caper, then we still have plenty of reasons for you to come along and support the Whangarei Heads School and Community Library.

The festival site at Taurikura Bay will open from 11am Sunday 3rd March providing:

Fishing Contest Weigh-in Base

Public Fish Auction

Great Food & Refreshments 

Live Entertainment

Licenced Bar

Stalls By Our Sponsors

Kids Activities


Grand Prize Draw

For The Kids

Funky fishing competition is for kids, too. Children are eligible to buy a Nipper Ticket (up to 8 years old) or a Junior Ticket (9-15 year old). There are a wide number of categories for you to enter and heaps of spot prizes just for you, so you could win something even if you don’t catch a fish! Just make sure you are present at the prize giving to collect your prize.

Kids Fish Categories- Snapper, Kahawai, Trevelly, John Dory, Sprat.

Funky Fishing is a family competition & fun festival and we always have heaps of activities for kids. After the family returns from fishing to the weigh-in festival site at Taurikura Bay, there will be lots to do.

Bouncy Castle

Spot Prizes (even if you dont catch a fish)

Face Painting

Games and activities

Lots of food, refreshments and treats