Our club was founded in 1972 and has been inspiring and supporting fly fishers ever since. Welcome.

  We cater for everyone – from those new to the sport right through to experienced anglers representing New Zealand in international tournaments.

Our Mission

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 do this by…

  • 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.

Our Team

Our team is made up of anglers who are passionate about sharing the sport and supporting the community of fly fishing. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Peter Elliott with fish

Peter Elliott President

Brendon Frater

Brendon Frater Secretary

Alan Goldman Treasurer

Treasurer@afac.org.nz 021 0841 0845

John Stevenson

Damon Scott

Stephen Kerr

Owen Johnston

John McCallum with Rainbow trout

John
McCallum

Our Goals

To encourage and promote the sport of fly fishing.

To foster and encourage an appreciation of rivers, streams, and lakes and their environs, and to encourage the provision of open access to these waters for recreational angling.

Developing the knowledge and skills of our members, whether new or experienced, to become safe, 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

Club History

The club was created in 1972 under the name Auckland Freshwater Anglers Club

The initial ‘Aims’ of the club were recorded as:- Opposition to Trout farming for commercial profit, concern about forestry run-off into Waipa & other Waikato watersheds, and access to Hunua catchment.

From its inception, the club has been involved in environmental advocacy and public access. Promoting fly fishing as a recreational and competitive sport. 

The club has supported members in local and international competitions, with several members over the years making the New Zealand fly fishing team, and competing in competitions in New Zealand and internationally.

The club changed its name in 2018 to become the Auckland Flyfishing Anglers club to reflect the growing interest in Saltwater fly fishing. Previously the club was heavily involved in promoting competition angling and although this is still a component of the sport, we are now more focused on the recreational, social, and environmental aspects

Our activities include monthly meetings with speakers from around the country. Fly Tying Classes, Fly Casting tuition and mentoring, river and wading safety, and monthly club fishing trips to different locations around New Zealand.