Welcome to our club
Our club was founded in 1972 and has been supporting those interested in fly fishing ever since. With around 100 members, it caters for everyone whether new to the sport or experienced anglers who have represented New Zealand in international competitions.
We aspire to be the premier fly fishing club that advocates for, and encourages the participation, enjoyment and wellbeing of, salt and freshwater fly fishing.
We will do this by:
- Promoting and raising awareness of fly fishing as a sport and lifestyle.
- Developing the knowledge and skills of our members, whether new or experienced, to become proficient fly fishing anglers.
- Encouraging camaraderie and being welcoming to anyone who is interested in, or wants to learn about, fly fishing.
- Advocating for inclusivity and diversity within the sport.
- Respecting our environment and advocating for sustainable fishing practices
… in order to protect this lifestyle and sport for future generations.
The Club offers a number of activities that will allow you to share in the comradeship of fly fishing as well as the opportunity to enhance or share your skills and knowledge.
- Monthly Meetings: The Club meets every month (except January). The meetings normally include a guest speaker and an update on the Club’s activities. They are held on the second Monday of the month at 7.00 pm at the Rod & Reel Clubroom, 480d Broadway, Newmarket.
- Monthly Magazine: All members receive, by email, the Club’s monthly magazine – Riffles – which gives an update on club activities as well as other useful information.
- Fishing Trips: The Club organises monthly fishing trips throughout the year. These trips are normally held on weekends and, depending on location, are either day trips or require you to stay overnight.
- Club Lodge: The Club owns a three-bedroom house in Turangi, which is available for club members to hire at very reasonable rates.
- Puniu River Hut: The Club has access to an angler’s hut on the Puniu River.
- Tips, Advice and Mentoring: Come and learn from some of the best anglers in New Zealand.
- Discount: Your Club membership card entitles you to a discount at Rod & Reel.