Welcome to the 19th Annual Open Trout Tournament 


The tournament is open to people of all ages and abilities. Since the tournament began, our focus has been to promote fishing and open the club up to all persons interested in fishing.

We would like to thank our generous sponsors, many of whom have helped with tournament advertising, promotion, donations and prizes. The support of our sponsors contributes greatly to the success of the tournament, so please support them!

On Friday evening and Saturday, the BBQ will be fired up cooking sausages and the bar will be open for refreshments. Random spot prizes will be given on Friday 6:30-7:30 pm, Saturday 6-7 pm and on Sunday 3-4 pm. You must be present to collect the spot prize, or it will be redrawn.

Final prize giving kicks off at 4pm on Sunday. 

Remember: you may only weigh in one trout, per angler, per day. Fish must be weighed 4-6 pm Saturday and 1-3 pm Sunday. The weigh station will be in the courtyard in front of the clubroom.


Good Luck and enjoy the weekend!


2020 Open Trout Tournament : 27 ~ 29th March 2020

•    Adults:  $50.00

•    Juniors – 5 to 12 years old: $15.00 (age as at 27th March 2020)

•    Juniors – 13 to 17 years old: $20.00 (age as at 27th March 2020)

$5 discount for Taupo Fishing Club Members  


Early Bird Draw

All entries received by 15th March 2020 will be in the Early Bird Draw


  Sponsored by 

EarlyBird Prize: $600 Grab Bag



Entry forms

Entry forms are available from Taupo Fishing Club. Or Download 2020 Entry Form and Download 2020 Booklet for the details.

Anglers must hold a current Taupo Fishing licence and show the licence at registration.

Licences will NOT BE available at registration. Buy a licence online @ http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/buy-a-fishing-licence-online/

Any queries please email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Direct Credit payments to Taupo Fishing Club Bank Account : 02 0428 0132231 00 (BNZ Bank)


Schedule of Events

Friday 27 March 2020

5.30 PM : Clubroom opens - Registration. All anglers must present their fishing licence. 

6.30 PM : Angler briefing: All angers must attend briefing. Early bird draw & random spot prizes (must be present to collect spot prizes)

Saturday 28 March 2020

5.00 AM : Tournament commences

4.00 PM : Clubroom opens, weigh-in commences

6.00 PM : Weigh-in closes

6.00 - 7.00 PM : Random spot prizes (must be present to collect spot prizes)

Sunday 29 March 2020

5.00 AM : Tournament recommences

1.00 PM : Clubroom opens, weigh-in commences

3.00 PM : Weigh-in closes

3.00 - 4.00 PM : Random spot prizes (must be present to collect spot prizes)

4.00 PM : Final prize giving

All anglers must attend registration to collect Starter Packs and briefing.
 Must be present to collect spot prizes.



Adults (18 years and up)

•    1st to 3rd Place: Heaviest Rainbow Trout

•    1st to 3rd Place: Heaviest Brown Trout

•    1st to 3rd Place: Best Condition Factor (both types of trouts combined)

•    Average Weight & each side of average Trout (both types of trouts combined)

•    "Unlucky" Trout draws (all trout caught that have not won a prize)

•    Lucky Angler Draw (all anglers that have not won a prize) 


Junior Sections (5-12 years old & 13-17 years old)

Special prize for Junior 13 - 17 category, Quality Kayak sponsored by Advanced Plumbing Taupo for the biggest fish! 

•    Aged 5 to 12 years: 1st to 3rd Place: Best Condition Factor in each Section

•    Aged 13 to 17 years: 1st to 3rd Place: Best Condition Factor in each Section

•    Juniors average weight (overall juniors)

•    Juniors "Unlucky" trout draw (overall juniors) 


Angers must be present to collect prizes for the Adults & Juniors "Unlucky" Trout Draws, and Adult Lucky Angler Draw, and all Spot Prizes.


Our Sponsors 

Taupo Fishing Club 19th Annual Open Trout Tournament give Thanks to all our Sponsors for making this event possible. The Tournament is not run for profit but to lift the profit of TFC and encourage more people, particularly our juniors, to get out there and have fun. 

We are grateful to our sponsors for supporting the juniors sections - Special prize of a quality kayak for the biggest fish for 13-17 years old sponsored by Advanced Plumbing Taupo.

Advanced Plumbing Taupo; Bronwyn Wilson; Bunnings Taupo; Canoe & Kayak; Central Trim & Upholstery; Check Clean & Dry; Copy Solutions; Crafty Trout; Dixie Browns; Envirowaste; Fishing & Outdoors; Fleet Marine; Grant Bayley@bayleys; Hamills; Huka Jet; Hunting & Fishing; LegaSea; Liquorland; Lucky Lizard; McHale Hire & Concrete Cutting Ltd; Mercury Energy; Nacsan Products; NZ Fishing News; Pak n Save; Pat Swift; Sail Barbary; Senjo Security; Shed Boss; Sporting Life Turangi; Starlight Cinema; Taupo Bungy; Taupo Float Plane; TaupoITM; Taupo Mini Golf; Taupo Rod & TackleTaupo Times; Terrain; The Bay Bar & Brasserie; The Dive Shack; Trev Terry Marine