Take a Kid Hunting and Fishing Competition

Competition Headquarters and Weigh Station: The Point Alehouse, beside the Black Sheep bar and Grill, Plumbers Point Road, Whakamaramara

Registration/Entry: Must be paid no later than the start of briefing.

Cancellation: There will be no cancellation of the competition.

  • Briefing: 6.30pm Friday 22nd March. Parents/guardians of entrants are asked to attend the briefing at the Point Alehouse to hear any last minute rule changes and to collect starter packs.

Hunting and fishing times: Friday night 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March

Hunting and Fishing is permitted from the end of the briefing until the weigh-in starts. Entrants must be at the event in person to claim any prizes.

Prize Giving: Sunday 24th March from 3pm

Final weigh in time: The weigh in time is 12.30pm to 2pm. No fish/game will be weighed or measured after 2.00pm unless entrants are in line at the weigh station by 2pm 

Specified species: The following are the only species and minimum weights/ lengths accepted for weigh in:

Snapper: 30cm minimum length
Kahawai: no minimum length
Trevally: 25cm minimum length
Eels: eels are no longer allowed to be entered in this competition in the interest of protecting the resource
Heaviest Rabbit
Heaviest Possum
Entrants are only permitted to weigh/measure in one of each 'specified' species of fish, or game – except no limit to the numbers of possums. Entrants and/or guardians to remove their animals and fish after weighing, with the exception of possums – please bring along all the possums shot.

Prize categories:


Snapper: 1st, 2nd, 3rd longest 

Kahawai: 1st, 2nd, 3rd longest 

Trevally: 1st, 2nd, 3rd longest 

Rabbit: 1st, 2nd, 3rd heaviest

Possums: 1st, 2nd, 3rd heaviest


10-15 YEARS OLD:

Snapper: 1st, 2nd, 3rd longest 

Kahawai: 1st, 2nd, 3rd longest

Trevally: 1st, 2nd, 3rd longest 

Rabbits: 1st, 2nd, 3rd heaviest

Possums: 1st, 2nd, 3rd heaviest


Possums: 1st most possums


Capture and condition of fish and game:

Fish measured for the competition must be caught in the Tauranga harbour only (from Mount entrance to Bowentown entrance), by rod or hand line only (no other methods).

Game to be 'despatched' humanely and legally.

All fish to be measured must be gutted prior to measuring and must be in a fresh edible condition (chilled or kept on ice but not frozen). Bait fish do not need to gutted,

No wet rabbits, possums, or magpies will be weighed.

Variation to Rules:The competition organiser reserves the right to vary these rules up to briefing. Where any part of the rules are varied, the changes will be announced at the briefing.

Disputes:The competition weigh masters decision will be final. No correspondence will be entered into.

Disclaimer:Te Puna Hunting and Fishing Club, its members, or any of the event organisers are not responsible for the safety and wellbeing of entrants/parents during this event.

It is expected that the guardians of entrants will take full responsibility for their own and the entrants safety and will at all times adhere to the laws and regulations governing the taking of fish and/or game (and firearm use) within New Zealand.

Good luck: Have a great few days fishing and hunting. No fish/game is worth risking your life or well being, so apply all the water and boating safety rules, and ensure entrants under supervision are kept safe where firearms are involved.

Remember - Entry Fee is $20 per child

Unfortunately no competitions are currently available