New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers

The Federation represents angling clubs and anglers throughout New Zealand and is active in lobbying for the protection of freshwater angling and clean water. All of this is encapsulated within the aims and objects of the federation published below.

    • To protect, enhance and foster the sport and fellowship of freshwater angling.
    • To foster the development and strength of angling clubs and like organisations,and to promote unity, liaison and exchange of information between such clubs and organisations.
    • To advocate the protection of New Zealand natural environment and, in particular, its freshwater ecosystems.
    • To advocate the protection of New Zealand wild trout and salmon fisheries and oppose their commercial exploitation, as a commodity, in any form.
    • To advocate the principle of free access to fishing water on which the egalitarian pursuit of freshwater angling is founded.
    • To keep the public informed of any plans or proposals which may have a detrimental effect on the natural environment of New Zealand.
    • To promote public awareness and understanding of New Zealand's freshwater ecosystems and associated fish species, including native species, trout and salmon.
    • To promote continued and undiminished availability of public freshwater angling opportunity.
    • To advocate the rights of anglers to directly participate in the administration of their sport.
    • To promote education of anglers and prospective anglers to enhance their ability to better enjoy the sport, and develop an appropriate sporting ethic.
    • To keep the public informed of any plans or proposals which may have a detrimental effect on the natural environment of New Zealand.
    • To give support to, or work in association with, any other society,organisation or agency, where such support or association is desirable to ensure the better protection of the natural environment and to facilitate achievement of the Federations objectives.
    • To originate and distribute information by any medium which the Federation may think desirable, for the promotion of its objectives.

The Federation is made up of many member clubs and individuals, some of which are listed on the Manic Tackle Project website.

Members of clubs who are affiliated automatically become members.

Individuals who are not club members or from clubs not affiliated are most welcome to join as independent members. Their is a small annual membership fee.

For more information visit our website and Facebook page.

Address For Correspondence Is:

New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers (inc).
C/- Secretary. PO Box 38-777. Howick, Manukau,
Auckland 2145