The following pages schedule current Fishing Records and include both Official NZ Fishing Records and Association Light Tackle Records. World Records for catches in NZ waters are recognised as NZ Records, unless exceeded by a NZ one. Also included are the records administered by the NZSFC.
For applicable Rules and Regulations and how to make Record Applications refer to previous Sections in this Manual
The Association recognises almost all species as eligible for records. The NZSFC administer NZ Records for those generally thought of as Game Fish species. The NZACA will issue “Association Records” where appropriate for these “big game species” to its Members.
The Association no longer issues, except for some species, “Association Records” as the system of “NZ Records” has now taken the place of these. However existing Association Records are shown for historical purposes and remain relevant until surpassed by a NZ Record.
Each month there is sent out to Member Clubs updates of Records. It is recommended that Members may like to insert in this Section of their Manuals copies of these updates for those species, which are of the most interest to them. This will provide the latest information on those species and make the Manual a more current reference to records.
See your Club Secretary or contact the Association Secretary for further information regarding these monthly updates.
These Record Pages will be updated in full at appropriate times throughout each year. Web pages will be updated regularly.