What is it? Who are we? What is it for?

After being founded back in the early 1950’s, the New Zealand Angling & Casting Association has developed into a national body, guiding Member Clubs and being very active in promoting the sport of recreational fishing.

We are the ‘Parent Body’ and ‘National Association’ supporting, encouraging and looking after the interests of those recreational fishers whose prime interest is shore and small boat fishing. Or in other words the majority of New Zealand Recreational Fishers. We are one of New Zealand’s oldest national fishing organisations and since our formation we have seen come into being the NZBGFC and the NZSFC and many others.

We are part of the NZ Recreational Fishing Council, we are members of the International Game Fish Association, the International Casting Federation and associate members of the Australian Anglers Association. We are also appointed members of the Minister of Fisheries Consulting Committee on the Fisheries.

Amongst the activities we have for our members are our National Championships, held in different locations each year, with shore and boat fishing and casting competition.

We run an annual Postal Casting Competition where Casters can compete against others from throughout the country while remaining in their own localities. Our Association Light Tackle Fishing Records recognise meritorious catches by issuing of certificates and pins; and we have a comprehensive range of Annual Awards covering a wide range of fishing situations, fresh and saltwater. In addition to our Association Records we also administer the New Zealand Fishing Records for non-game fish species and unlike other record administrators we recognise shore and boat catches as separate categories. These records are open to any Fisher.

To belong to the NZACA one has to be a financial member of a local Fishing Club as we firmly believe in the importance of local Clubs. For those who for one reason or another can not belong to a Club we have a ‘Postal Club’ – the Kiwi Fishing Club – which caters for such so they can gain the benefits of affiliation with the National Association.

1. To encourage and develop the sports of angling and casting throughout New Zealand as applied to all forms of fresh and saltwater fishing.

2. To help organise and encourage the formation of amateur fishing clubs and associations and to develop the better acquaintance, good fellowship and closer comradeship among amateur fisherpersons.

3. To promote the conservation of fish, marine environment and the natural resources of New Zealand.

If you want to know more, contact :
National Secretary,
358 Pryces Line, RD9
Feilding 4779
Ph 027 230 2491