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    'THE BARBLESS HOOK' - 19 February 2012

    THE BARBLESS HOOK Welcome to our first newsletter for 2012 It’s been a hectic season on the competition front with us sending a total of five teams offshore to compete. Despite our best endeavours the Australians took out the Oceania competition, now we have two teams competing in the Commonwealth Championships in Tasmania which have just finished. Congratulations to Nigel Juby who finished 6thindividual and Tim McClew who finished 8th. (A full list of results can be found at http://flyfishaustralia.com.au/cms/) The team to represent us at the World’s is also busily preparing for their competition which is fast approaching. The team will be leaving from NZ on the 23rd of May and are going to Slovakia for practice on Grayling fishing before going on to Slovenia for the World Champs C…

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    "THE BARBLESS HOOK" - 13 September 2012

    What a wet winter it’s been! However, the days are now getting longer and the weather a little warmer so the time has come to start thinking about the season ahead. This is a good time to get your new licenses, check out your gear and start tying those new and not so new patterns for the upcoming competitions. SFFNZ National Pairs Competition Entries have now closed for the Manic Tackle Project SFFNZ National Pairs Competition to be held on the 27 and 28 October 2012 at Lake Rotoaira. This event is once again sponsored by Manic Tackle Project and The Park Travellers’ Lodge.  Please support our sponsors. Hopefully the weather plays ball and volcanoes keep calm. Anyone with contacts for prizes or sponsors for any of the teams or regional competitions should contact one of the committee. …

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    Results: 2016 River Nationals

    The Whanganui served up some unbelievable fishing and large numbers of fish with several anglers catching over 50 fish in a 3 hour session, the highest was a staggering 59. Fish sizes were excellent with a few over 50cm, and 60cm being the biggest.The predicted heavy rain held off for the event. The little rain that did fall was enough to lift the river level slightly with some colour coming in, but not enough to unduly affect the fishing during the last session.Sam Bourne came out the winner with 12 points (and 155 fish in total), comfortably ahead of John Bell in second with 17 points and John Gummer in 3rd on 18.  Full Results >

  • RESULTS: 2016 NATIONALS (OVERALL)

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