Hutt Valley Angling Club

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The Hutt Valley Angling Club was established in 1975. We have over 60 members and our membership is growing.

Club objectives
“To establish, maintain and conduct the club for the encouragement and promotion of recreational freshwater angling and all activities pertaining thereto. In fulfillment of the above objective to promote, protect and enhance by all means possible the interests of recreational freshwater anglers, taking into account at all times that the resource must be preserved for the benefit of present and future generations”

What do we stand for?
All of our members are practicing conservationists who value the quality and abundance of trout fishing opportunities in the Wellington region and throughout New Zealand. We predominantly practice catch and release especially as regards fisheries, such as the Hutt & Wainuiomata rivers, that are considered conservation priorities. We are also passionate about the need to guard against the incursion of invasive weeds especially the scourge of Didymo. We have a close involvement with both Fish & Game and the Greater Wellington Regional Council which we see as essential in meeting our objectives.

What do we do?
• Two meetings each month – a club meeting on the second Monday of each month, except December with a range of interesting speakers and a flytying meeting, catering for novices and the more experienced, on the last Wednesday of each month, both commencing at 7.30 p.m. Visitors are welcome to both these meetings. The venue is on our website - address below.
• A monthly newsletter packed with information on club activities, fishing tips, news and views etc.
• Monthly casting clinics catering for both novice and more advanced members.
• A buddy programme designed to improve members’ skills on the water.
• Club trips to a variety of rivers and lakes where having a good time and fishing with new people are just as important as gaining new skills.
• An introduction to flyfishing course that we run in conjunction with the Greater Wellington Regional Council in February/March each year.
• Involvement in other community events to spread the word about the enjoyment that can be gained from our sport.

Website
We have a comprehensive website that is being developed continuously:
www.huttvalleyangling.org.nz

Contact details
See the website or email huttangler@hotmail.com