Bruce Willingale



My first introduction to fly fishing was on the Mataura in 1981. I was working long hours at Tiwai Point and needed a diversion. That break came when my neighbour said he was the President of the Southland Flyfishing Club. and they were running a casting tutorial.For practice on most Sundays found us on the banks of the Mataura, Oreti, or the Makarewa. A short trip in the UK found us regularly crossing the Pennines to fish the Derwent. Back in NZ with a growing collection of rods and tackle I joined the Auckland Freshwater Anglers Club were since I have gained fascination for small stream fishing. And can be found regularly fishing the Waikato Spring Creeks with an ever increasing selection of rod and tackle and now my own flies.

Our Committee
 Committee Contact Names:
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Club President - Ian Rodger


09 5347104 027 4996000


Club Secretary - Bruce Willingale


09 5346010 027 2892066


Club Treasurer - Robyn Arrowsmith


09 5282468 021 899279








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Bookings - Laurence Oliver


09 5759763 027 4978874


Library - Ron Holmes


09 5358872 021 661812 


Fly-tying - Stephen Kerr


027 2941493


John White


021 1416578


John Rumpf




 Nandor Mago


 09 5353527 027 6180336