Lake Te Anau Fishing Classic

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Lake Te Anau Fishing Classic

Date and time: Fri 20th Oct 2023, 2:00 pm – Sun 22nd Oct 2023, 2:00 pm NZDT

Location: Te Anau Rugby Club Inc , Dusky Street, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand


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The annual Labour Weekend tournament is fast approaching, and Trev Terry Marine is a major sponsor this year. We are proud to be involved and we are looking forward to the waters and weather being kind to the hundreds of fishos heading there for the weekend.


Many will be ‘old hands’ at the Tournament, but we expect many fresh faces to be coming along to test their skills and throw the gauntlet down to challenge the oldies.


Apart from checking out your rods and tackle kits, it is super important to make sure your boats and trailers are up to standard and ready for what may be changeable conditions. If you are unsure or not confident about your gear being fit for the weekend, reach out to our teams in Wanaka or Invercargill for some advice.

If your boat and trailer have been ‘resting’ for the winter, take it for a run and make sure the fuel, batteries, water pumps, bungs and communications are all go in advance.


Let’s also make sure our fishing licences are in order and, if you are a visitor, be familiar with the local Southland Regulations with regard to bag limits and zones.

Now that we are ready to fish it will not hurt to prep your kit in advance with your favourite lures and flies. We all want to avoid that sinking feeling (sorry about that one) when you open your tackle box to find you left your rigs at home.

The locals will have their own favourites known as the only ones that work but we think the visitors should consider making sure they have some of the following ready to rock:

  • If you are trolling, have some Toby patterns on hand including the Black and Gold (Zebra) and Traffic Light. Tassie Devils and the rare Cobras are also great go-tos.
  • Spinning with Tobies in the more protected stretches along with some of the more prominent streamers like beaded Green Orbits and Yellow Ladies will mix things up.
  • For the hardy fly fishers, sling some Pheasant Tails and Hare’s Ears around the river/stream entries. A sly Woolly Bugger in the half-light conditions might prove to be a winner too!

Best of luck to everyone heading to the Tournament and keep safety and care at the forefront of everything you do. Enjoy the excellent Southland hospitality and we would love you to share your moments of triumph (or something like it) with us and send some pics and videos of the weekend.


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