Thomsons ITM Raglan One Base fishing tournament

The Waikato Sport Fishing Club is proud and excited to announce that the Thomsons ITM Raglan One Base fishing tournament is organised and ready to go! To be held March 9-11, the Raglan Club in Bow St is graciously hosting the tournament again this year at its great venue.

Thomsons ITM have come on board this year as Platinum Sponsors and there will be some fantastic prizes up for grabs – quality power tools are a certainty.

Fish categories are Marlin, Tuna, Shark (tag and release only), Mahimahi, Skipjack, Albacore, Kingfish, Snapper, Kahawai, Trevally and new addition Biggest Gurnard Overall. Whether you’re a hard-core game fisher pursuing a marlin or dead keen on bottom fishing, aiming for that 20lb snapper, with such a wide range of categories there is something for everyone to target!

This tournament also has a points competition for fish tagged and released or weighed-in exceeding the line weight that they were caught on. For example: a 3.7kg skipjack tuna caught on 3kg line weight equates to 123.33 points. The formula for points is the fish weight multiplied by 100 and divided by the line weight. These points go towards the Top Team Prize of $1000 cash from Voyager Trailers and towards the Top Individual Angler Prize. There are also Top Ladies and Junior points categories. There is also the Lucky Team Draw with 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes up for grabs – all you have to do is register to fish and be present to be eligible!

Registration is at the Raglan Club on March 8 from 5pm and the skippers’ briefing is at 7pm. All anglers entering must be a member of an affiliated club to the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council. Waikato Sport Fishing Club offers club memberships, available to everyone. Visit our website for more information regarding our membership benefits and to join our club.

Visit our website – – for online entries or entry forms to the tournament. Waikato Sport Fishing Club membership is also available online. Entry forms will be available at the Raglan Club also. Early bird entries close on February 28 at 10pm, with all those entries going into a draw to win a GME GX800 Handheld VHF, RRP $299.99.

The Raglan One Base is a tournament that anglers look forward to each year, with its great prizes, great atmosphere and great west coast fishing. All welcome!

Waikato Sport Fishing