Cruise Milford 2021 Take a Kid Fishing competition

Cruise Milford 2021 Take a Kid Fishing competition

The 2021 Cruise Milford Take a Kid Fishing is being held on Saturday 23rd October at McGregors Pond (note, no Friday again this year).

This is a chance for children aged 11 years and under to give fishing a go. The competition is held on Saturday only this year, beginning at 7.30am through till 6pm. There are expert anglers on hand to help with setting up rods and lines and to give a few tips on how to fish. They will also help to pull in the big one! The pond is stocked with fish in the days leading up to the competition giving everyone the best chance to bag a fish.

Entrants recieve a goodie bag of snacks for the day (note, no free fishing rods this year sorry).

McGregors Pond is just out of Te Anau and the Take a Kid Fishing is well sign posted making it easy to find.

Don't forget to get the kids to do the colouring competition (will be loaded very soon). All the kids can enter, not just the ones entered in the Fishing Classic and Take a Kid Fishing. Categories are 4 years & under, 5 - 7 years, 8 years & over.

Take a Kid Fishing - Rules and Conditions
  • This event will take place 7.30am and 6pm on Saturday 23 October 2021. 
  • The venue will be advised to entrants when they register.
  • Note: All entrants must register prior to beginning fishing.
  • Only children aged 11 years and under as at the 1st of October 2021 are eligible to enter this section of the Tournament.
  • Participants must have a current fishing licence. Licences for Children (under 12 years on Oct 1) will be available at time of registration.
  • All children entering this event must have a parent or guardian accompany them during the event. This event is not to be treated as a baby sitting service.
  • A number of experienced fisherman will be on hand to advise, assist and supervise.
  • Prizegiving will be held at the Te Anau Rugby Club at 2.00pm Sunday 24 October (in the case of wet weather, prize giving will be moved to the Fiordland Community Event Centre).
  • Only 1 fish per entrant is to weighed in.
  • Weigh in will be available at McGregor's Pond between 9am and 6pm on Saturday 23 October.
  • Any child that lands 2 fish, kept or not, must retire as per the Fish & Game regulations for McGregor Pond.
  • While we will be encouraging “Catch & Release”, no injured fish are to be returned to the water.
  • No fish caught in the Take A Kid Fishing competition may be entered in the Te Anau Manapouri Fishing Classic competition.
  • Children are encouraged to pre enter on our website, but may also enter at the Te Anau Rugby Grounds on Friday 22 of October between 2pm and 9pm or on Saturday 23 of October at McGregor's Pond between 9am and 4pm.
  • Any dispute regarding the interpretation of these rules shall be decided by the organising committee whose decision shall be final and no correspondence shall be entered into.
Please consider a Catch and Release policy for any fish you will not be weighing in.
Entries & Registration 
Friday 22nd October: 2pm – 9pm at Te Anau Rugby Club
Saturday 23rd October: 9am – 4pm at McGregor's Pond
Online entries will be open very soon
Weigh In
Saturday 23rd October: 9am - 6pm at McGregor's Pond 
Prize Giving
Sunday 24th October 2pm at Te Anau Rugby Club (wet weather option is Fiordland Community Event Centre)
Entry fee
Pre entries cost $15.00 (until 5pm Thursday 21 Oct).  On the day (Friday and Saturday) $20.00.
Event Date: 
Saturday, October 23, 2021
McGregor's Pond, Te Anau
fb Event Summary: 
Fishing at McGregor's Pond (look out for signs on your way into Te Anau) on the Saturday of Labour Weekend. A chance for kids aged 11 years and under to give fishing a go!
Event Price: 
$15 - $20

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