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RISE Fly Fishing Film Festival returns!

The RISE Fly Fishing Film Tour Returns to New Zealand & Australia in August & September and Manic is SUPER STOKED to be backing it.

There's a bunch of great folks also on board, like Hunting & Fishing New Zealand, FlyLife Magazine and all of the brands we supply.

The Fly Fishing Film Tour, the original and largest fly fishing film event of its kind in the world, is back and better than ever. The tour will feature a selection of the best fly fishing films from around the globe, as well as live music, giveaways, and loads of folks talking about fly fishing!

At this stage the tour will stop in five cities across New Zealand: Auckland, Wellington, Palmerston North, New Plymouth, and Tauranga. Tickets are on sale now at More venues are planned for New Zealand so stay tuned to the Manic Socials for updates.

Rise film festival

In Australia, the tour a huge range of venues. There are screenings in Cairns, Melbourne, Bowral, Ballarat, Canberra, Brisbane, Burnie, Sydney, Hobart, Belrose, Thevenard Island, Perth, Avoca Beach, Blue Mountains and Adelaide

Head long here and grab your Australian tickets

The Fly Fishing Film Tour is a must-see for any fly fishing enthusiast. The films are visually stunning and inspiring, and the live music and giveaways add to the excitement. The tour is also a great way to meet other fly fishing enthusiasts and share your passion for the sport.

About the Fly Fishing Film Tour

The Fly Fishing Film Tour is the original and largest fly fishing film event of its kind in the world. The tour has been bringing the best fly fishing films to audiences for over 20 years. Each time the tour has featured a selection of new and award-winning films from around the globe. 

Manic Tackle has been a partner with the festival for many years and we are really proud to be able to have an opportunity to continue to support it.

2023 Official Selection 

Here are some the current official selection previews to give you a brief taste of what you can expect. 

4 of a Kind


After You’re Gone

The Belt Buckle

Cape York

Bleed Water

The Selfish Generation



New Zealand Screenings

Wellington, NZ - Penthouse Cinema & Cafe - September 15

Rotorua, NZ - September 15

Christchurch, NZ - Lumiere Cinema - September 20

Auckland, NZ - Event Cinemas Queen Street - September 21

Hamilton, NZ - Lido Cinema - September 21

New Plymouth, NZ - Event Cinemas - September 21

Taupo, NZ - Starlight Cinema, September 21

Nelson, NZ - The Suter Art Gallery - September 23

Dunedin, NZ - Rialto Cinemas Dunedin - September 25

Tauranga, NZ - Event Cinemas Tauranga Central - September 28

Palmerston North, NZ - Event Cinemas - September 28

Arrowtown, NZ - Dorothy Browns Arrowtown Cinema - October 4

Napier, NZ - Globe Theatre - October 5

Greymouth - Regent Theatre - October 7

Wanaka, NZ - Cinema Paradiso - October 13


Australian Screenings

Cairns, QLD - Tropical Sportfisher - Cairns - August 18

Melbourne, VIC - Classic Cinemas - August 21

Melbourne, VIC - Sun Theatre (Yarraville) - August 23

Bowral, NSW - Empire Cinema - August 22

Ballarat, VIC - Ballarat Flyfishers Club Rooms - August 24

Canberra, ACT - Dendy Cinemas - August 24

Brisbane, QLD - New Farm Cinemas - August 29

Burnie, TAS - Metro Cinema - August 31

Sydney, NSW - Ritz Cinemas - September 02

Hobart, TAS - The Peacock Theatre - September 02

Mackay, QLD - September 8

Sydney Northern Beaches, NSW - September 13

Belrose, NSW - Glen Street Theatre - September 13

Bright, Victoria - Sunbright Cinema - September 14

Canberra, ACT - Dendy Cinemas - September 14

Albury Wodonga, VIC - September 14

Thevenard Island, WA - Mackerel Islands Lodge - September 15

Perth, WA - Luna Leederville - September 19

Avoca Beach, NSW - Avoca Beach Theatre - September 21

Blue Mountains, NSW - Mount Vic Flicks - September 23

Port Macquarie, NSW - Majestic Cinemas - October 10

Sawtell, NSW - Majestic Cinemas - October 10

Jindabyne, NSW - Regent Theatre - October 12

Adelaide, SA - The Regal Theatre - October 13