Stabicraft Southern 2020 Te Anau Manapouri Fishing Classic

Stabicraft Southern 2020 Te Anau Manapouri Fishing Classic

Thanks to all those who participated in 2020's event. Please CLICK HERE to complete a 2 minute survey and help us determine how much value the event adds to the local Te Anau community. 
WIN this Stabicraft Boat by entering the 2020 Stabicraft Southern Te Anau Manapouri Fishing Classic
The Te Anau Manapouri Fishing Classic is a major fishing competition in Fiordland held annually over Labour Weekend.   

2020 will be the 13th year for the Stabicraft Te Anau Manapouri Fishing Classic and the event is run over the two lakes, Te Anau and Manapouri as well as the Upper Waiau River. The major prize is a Stabicraft 1550 Fisher with a 4 stroke 5-hp Yamaha outboard and trailer package. There are also many other great prizes on offer. For full rules see the Fishing Tournament Rules

The 2020 event has many sponsors but we would like to make special mention of Stabicraft Southern, Yamaha and Navico for the major sponsorship of the boat that is the main prize. Click here to see our 2019 sponsors.

Entries & Registration Fishing Classic

The competition runs from 2pm on the Friday and concludes at 2pm on the Sunday with prize giving at 3pm.

Friday 23rd October: 2pm – 9pm at Te Anau Rugby Club
Saturday 24th October: 7am – 2pm at Te Anau Rugby Club
Note: There will be NO registration at Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn this year.

Earlybird entries, (prior to the 31st of August), shall be rewarded with a double ticket, meaning that if they catch a fish they will receive two entries into the Top 5 Barrel Draw.  Note: only one fish required and Junior and Child Lake entries are not eligible for the barrel draw.

Enter online now

Want to enter manually?  Click here to download the printable entry and indemnity form.

Please note there will be no entries taken after 2pm on Saturday (so no entries taken on Sunday 25th October).
Registration (weigh in card and information pick up) will still be open for online entries after this time but only during weigh in.


Fishing for all!

This really is a fishing competition for the whole family. With both individual and family entries, both adult and child anglers stand an equal chance of catching a fish in either Lakes Te Anau or Manapouri and the upper Waiau River.

Kid fishes at Te Anau Manapouri Fishing Competition - photograph by Cameron Campbell

Cruise Milford 2020 Take a Kid Fishing (run in conjunction with the Fishing Classic but is a separate competition)

This event is aimed at kids 11 years and under to give fishing a go. Held at McGregor's Pond, kids have the chance of landing the big one!
There are experienced anglers on hand to show techniques for fishing. There are giveaways on entering, at the pond, and fantastic prizes up for grabs.
Don't forget to get the kids to do the colouring competition. All the kids can enter, not just the ones entered in the event. Categories are 4 years & under, 5 - 7 years, 8 years & over.
Click Here for the competition page.


Entries & Registration Take a Kid Fishing

The competition runs from 7:30am to 6pm on Saturday with the with prize giving at 2pm Sunday.

Friday 23rd October: 2pm – 9pm at Te Anau Rugby Club
Saturday 24th October: 9am – 4pm at McGregors Pond

Enter online now

Please note Take a Kid Fishing is on the Saturday only this year and no kids rods will be given away.

Weigh In

Te Anau Manapouri Fishing Classic:
Friday 23rd October: 6pm - 7pm at Te Anau Rugby Club
Saturday 24th October: 4pm – 8pm at Te Anau Rugby Club
Sunday 25th October: 11am – 2pm at Te Anau Rugby Club
Take a Kid Fishing:
Saturday 24th October: 9am - 6pm at McGregors Pond (Take a Kid Fishing)

Prize Giving

Te Anau Manapouri Fishing Classic: 
Sunday 25th October approximately 3pm at Te Anau Rugby Club (wet weather option is Fiordland Community Event Centre)
Take a Kid Fishing:
Sunday 25th October 2pm at Te Anau Rugby Club (wet weather option is Fiordland Community Event Centre)

Entry fees

Pre entries cost $15.00 for children at the Take a Kid Fishing. On the day (Friday and Saturday) $20.00.

The individual event entry fees are:
Adult Entry
Early Bird      $35 up till 31 August 2020
Regular         $40 1 September - 5pm 22 October (note online entries will finish on the 22nd October at 5pm)
On the Day   $45 Friday 23 and Saturday 25 

Junior Licence Holder - Online Entry $15.00, Friday and Saturday Entry $20.00
Child Licence Holder- Online Entry $15.00, Friday and Saturday Entry $20.00

Families are automatic with individual entries (must be 1 or 2 adults with 2 or more children)

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STOP the spread of Didymo! YOU can help.

Didymo is present, even if it’s not visible, in Lakes Te Anau and Manapouri. 
Most of the western tributaries are Didymo free.
Trips should start at the highest point and work their way downstream.

Cleaning kits are available the DOC Fiordland Visitor’s Centre.
For more information, go to:


Other details:

This events is organised and run by the Te Anau Community Events Charitable Trust

Contact: or phone Shevaun on 021 250 3401


Event Date: 
Friday, October 23, 2020 to Sunday, October 25, 2020
Te Anau and Manapouri, New Zealand
fb Event Summary: 
A fishing competition for all ages held annually over Labour Weekend (Friday through till the Sunday). People can fish on Lakes Te Anau and Manapouri and the upper Waiau River. Prize giving is held 3pm on Sunday. The major prize is a Stabicraft boat with Yamaha outboard motor. To enter go to
Event Price: 
$15 - $50

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