Rakaia Salmon Fishing Competition

Rakaia River Fishing Promotions have been running a salmon fishing competition since 1983 which makes us the most successful fresh water fishing competition and the only salmon fishing competition in New Zealand

The 2020 Fishing Comp will be held on the 28th, 29th of  February and the 1st of March 2020

Due to high rain at the head waters, tomorrow will be a no fishing day. This is to keep our competitors safe on the Rakaia river. Weigh in today will close at 9:30pm tonight, this is giving people that are still on the river a chance to weigh in tonight as there will be no weigh in tomorrow. Sunday looks like it will be a non fishing day as well. if this is the case prize giving will start at 12 noon.

To enter the fishing competition, please fill out the form and then go to the Payment Portal to make the payment. 

Step 1 – Please fill out the Entry form

Junior Entry Form – River Salmon Fishing Competition
Senior Entry Form – River Salmon Fishing Competition

Please fill out the form and then go to the payment portal to make payment

Step 2 – Credit Card Payment Portal

Junior Entry – River Salmon Fishing Competition
Senior Entry – River Salmon Fishing Competition

Cheque and Online Banking Entry Forms Available.


Win a $1,000 Fisherman’s Loft voucher, Just enter before Friday the 7th February.

The competition has grown from something that was very competitive to something that is more participative. This means that you do not need to be the best fisherman to win a prize just participating is enough and our aim is for all to enjoy themselves regardless of ability. The major prize is in fact a draw among all the competitors all you have to do is be present to claim it at the prizegiving.

2020 Prize Winners.

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The original intention

Originally the intention of the local businesses that were the instigators was to promote and grow their businesses, but over time our focus has moved to helping defend our precious river and its fishery from demise. There are numerous threats such as intensified agriculture, human and natural interference in the ocean environment and climate change. Some we can do something about others not – but we have to try.