FISHING AREA Whangarei Harbour & between Kauri Mountain, Hen & Chicks & Bream Tail.

START & END TIMES Fishing starts Sat 2nd March 3pm onwards until close of weigh-in Sun 3rd March 2.30pm.

WEIGH-IN Closes 2.30pm Sun 3rd March at Taurikura Beach site. You must be in the queue before the weigh-in closes.  Late fish will not be accepted into the competition.

CATEGORIES Adults (male or female), Junior (9-15yrs), Nipper (up to 8yrs).

FISHING Snapper, Kingfish, Kahawai, Trevally, John Dory, Sprat (Nipper), Mystery Weight Snapper, Average Snapper, Catch & Release, Woman Snapper.

DIVING Adults– Snapper, Kingfish, Pack Horse, Crayfish, Junior & Nipper Combined– Snapper, Kingfish

(Diving categories are not eligible for fishing categories).

CATCH & RELEASE Snapper Category. Take a cellphone picture of the fish against a legal fish size guide measure, also capture the release of the fish. Produce the mob photos at weigh-in with evidence of date, time, size & release of the fish checked. The Weigh Master has sole discretion of acceptance of the entry.


  • All persons in fishing party must have a ticket.
  • All fish & crayfish presented for weigh-in must meet legal size and catch limits.
  • Maximum of 1 kahawai per person weighed in.
  • Except for Dive categories, all fish must be caught using rod & reel, no more than 2 hooks per line, no long lines, kites, kontikis, spear guns or nets permitted.
  • All fish presented, must be kept on salt ice/ chilled in good fresh condition, The weigh master has sole discretion to accept fish & has right to gut or open fish for inspection.
  • All fish entered becomes the property of Funky Fishing Competition.
  • The angler must weigh-in their own fish and present category ticket.
  • Each fish can be entered into 1 category only, appropriate to age/category.
  • Nipper, Junior & Adults category fish presented are all eligible for Average & Mystery Snapper prizes.
  • Only 1 prize per fish presented is permitted. If a fish has already won a category, then next weight or redraw will take place.
  • In the event of a tie, the first fish weighed in shall win the prize.
  • Winners must be on hand at prize giving to claim prizes.
  • Draw for the Major Grand Prize Package, the winner MUST be present for the draw or else a redraw shall take place until a winner is found. A form of ID may be requested as evidence of person or sibling status.
  • Purchase of a competition ticket, constitutes acceptance of the rules & regs of the competition and contestants agree to abide by the committee  and Weigh Master decisions.


  • The Funky Fishing Committee has the right to cancel the fishing competition if sea or weather conditions are deemed unsafe.
  • No refunds will be given.
  • If a cancelation of the fishing contest occurs, prizes will be drawn randomly at the prize giving site from 3pm.
  • If extreme weather dictates a relocation of the prize giving site, signs at Taurikura Bay shall advise of any relocation. Our Facebook page shall also advise on the day if the extreme was to occur.

LIABILITY No liability is accepted by the Funky Fishing Committee or Whangarei Heads School for damage or injury to any person or property.

Click here to download  FISHING RULES & REGULATIONS