- NZ Sportfishing -

NPSUC is affiliated to the New Zealand Sportfishing Council (NZSFC). Legasea and the NZ Marine Research Foundation (NZMRF) are the public outreach and research organisations wholly owned and managed by the NZSFC.

The NZSFC is the peak national body for sportfishing and has 56 affiliated member clubs around NZ and more than 30,000 affiliated members. It covers all sportfish species including bottom fish, across line classes from 1 kg to 60 kg.

Each adult club member pays affiliation fees to NZSFC ($9) and a donation to the NZMRF ($2). Junior affilitation fees are half the adult fees.

NPSUC's delegates to the NZSFC

Ian Steele (also Waikato/Taranaki Zone 6 rep.)

Pete (Sauce) Saunders

Whats fishing worth?

Legasea, as the public outreach arm of NZ Sportfishing, has set up an assessment on the value of recreational fishing in NZ. The Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy recently announced a major review of the Fisheries Act.

Watch this video

Benefits of affiliation with NZ Sportfishing

The benefits to NPSUC and it's members for being affiliated to NZSFC include:

  • national consistency on records, rules, policies, history and matters of interest (>30,000 anglers are members)
  • Public outreach arm Legasea - visit www.legasea.co.nz
  • NZ Marine Research Foundation (NZMRF) - latest satellite tagging, fish stock analysis and information
  • Advocacy to politicians and government departments as a single nationwide voice
  • access to weighing and reporting facilities of other affiliated clubs around NZ
  • NZ nationals - ability as an angler to compete at a national level. More information here

Visit NZSFC's website (click here) for more information including NZ records (click here)