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Euro City Master Classes

Free tips and advice from our experts

Improve your fishing success with clever new tips, techniques and great practical advice in our free Euro City Fishing Master Classes.

Held in The Rock Fishing Hall, surrounded by loads of retailers, both large and small, the always-popular Master Classes are a non-stop series of free fishing seminars, featuring some of the country’s top fishing experts. They will share their experiences, offer fresh insights and show off some of their favourite techniques on the NZ Fishing News stage.

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Live Auction

Boat Show partners with Coastguard

To support the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show’s new partnership with Coastguard, there will be a live auction, outside the Hall 2 foyer, at 1pm on Saturday, May 15 with all profits going to Coastguard.

There will also be an opportunity for those attending the show on Thursday, May 13 and Friday, May 14 to make a tender bid at the show.

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Retro, Quirky & Amazing Boats Display

Be sure to check out the show’s unique display of retro, classic and quirky boats, both old and new.

There will be a wide variety of very different vessels in the display, celebrating those who have beautifully restored some of the classic powerboats of days gone by, as well as those imaginative Kiwis who have created some of our more unusual floating oddities.

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World records contributing to science

Scott and Sue Tindale, founders of the Tindale Marine Research Charitable Trust are internationally renowned anglers. Together they have ranked in the IGFA world top ten 38 times and have accumulated hundreds of New Zealand sportfishing records and a total of 252 World angling records!

At their stand in The Rock Fishing Hall you can find out how IGFA world records (including the Tindales’ multiple world records) are contributing to science.

Learn about their exciting inshore tagging program, their world-class marine research — and how they are promoting citizen science as a way for everyone to contribute meaningful data for a better understanding of our marine environment.

Play time in the Hutchwilco Pool!

Want to play? Want to have a go? Check out the 20-metre round Hutchwilco Pool. Bring your togs and a towel, have a go on the inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard or just have fun on the slide.

Surtees celebrity chats

Join Scott & Mig from hit TV show Fishing & Adventure on the Surtees stand in Hall 3. The expert pair will run two Q&A sessions each day, at 11am and 2pm and be happy to answer any questions about fishing, catching, adventures and consequences.

And each day at 3pm, Built to Fish’s Ben Brown, one of NZ’s most successful game fishers will be on hand to offer advice, share his experience and answer questions.

Free lifejacket servicing demos

The show’s principal sponsor Hutchwilco will be offering free lifejacket servicing demonstrations on their stand in Hall 4. The demonstrations run throughout the show so pop in, have a look and have a chat about what are the best lifejackets for you and your family.

Marco hosts Nathan & Milan

The Lateral Line’s Nathan and Milan will be on the Marco Boats stand each day answering questions and promoting both Marco Boats and their Lateral Line YouTube channel.

Meet them at stand 525.

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