LOCK THESE DATES IN FOR 2023! AUCKLAND SHOWGROUNDS 18-21 May 2023

Attractions

Fishing and Adventure Kids’ Club Experience

Great fun, great activities & great prizes!

New for 2022 and great fun for kids of all ages, the exciting new Fishing and Adventure Kids’ Club Experience will be a real highlight of this year’s The Rock Fishing Hall. Hosted by TV fishing stars Scott Parry, Mig Rumney and the crew from their hit Fishing and Adventure TV series, the new Kids’ Club Experience has been created to encourage more children to enjoy the outdoors and get into fishing.

Kids will get to hang out with Scott, Mig ad their crew, take part in lots of fun activities and win some great prizes.

And every kid who joins the Fishing and Adventure Kids’ Club at the show (it’s free to join) will go into the draw to win the ultimate fishing trip with Scott and Mig onboard their new Holy Ship, thanks to their good mates at Okuma (some terms and conditions apply).

There will also be some  epic Kids Club offers and the chance to view, and buy, the very latest, new release official F&A merchandise.

Free Fishing Master Classes

Great advice & tips from the experts

Catch more fish and bigger fish more often in the show’s popular series of free fishing Master Classes.

Hosted by some of the country’s most experienced and successful fishing experts, these Master Classes are your chance to learn from the very best. Catch up on the latest techniques, learn clever new tips and get some great practical advice, all for free!

Held on the NZ Fishing News stage in The Rock Fishing Hall and surrounded by some of New Zealand’s very best fishing retailers, this year’s Master Classes will include:

  • Hauraki Gulf Fishing Hot Spots author and straylining expert Bruce Duncan showing how to catch fish year-round in the Hauraki Gulf
  • Multiple world record holder and New Zealand IGFA representative Scott Tindale, demonstrating the latest gamefishing techniques
  • Top fishing author Mark Kitteridge on catching snapper on lures
  • Experienced charter skipper Carl Muir on how to get the most from your sounder
  • Kayak fishing expert Paul Rountree on how to catch big snapper in shallow water
  • Popular fishing personality Daniel Tiria on the highly effective art of slow pitch jigging
  • Expert squid fisherman, Jeremy Troup, showing how to target and catch squid in and around New Zealand’s largest city
  • Drone expert Sagar Thaker on the latest advances in drone fishing
  • The team from popular TV show South Seas Spearo on how to get into and be successful at spearfishing
  • Kai Ika and Legasea master filleter Dave Ahoia demonstrating how to fillet your catch like a pro

The free Fishing Master Classes run throughout the show. Not all speakers are able to present every day so be sure to check out the timetable by downloading below so you can catch your favourites.

There is plenty of seating and each presentation includes an audio-visual display and a helpful question and answer session.

No Reserve Auction to support Coastguard

As part of the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show’s official partnership with Coastguard there will be a No Reserve Auction on the Concourse, outside the main Hall 2 foyer, on the Saturday of the show at 12.30pm.

All proceeds will go to Coastguard and the products being auctioned will be on display, along with a brief description and their usual retail value, in the Hall 2 foyer. They will also be listed on the show’s website: www.boatshow.co.nz. Those who attend the show on Thursday and Friday can also place bids, in the foyer, in a “silent auction”.

Among the items to be auctioned is a beautifully restored 100-year-old kauri clinker dinghy, Sea Settler. Stunningly restored by master boatbuilder, Alan Young, Sea Settler comes complete with authentic oars, two life jackets, waterproof cell phone bags and dry bags.

Other auction lots include a Wireless Nation modem, complete with 12-24v adaptor and a month’s free Coastguard Endless WiFi, valued at over $450; a Century Yuasa $250 voucher; a Marine Deals multi-function jumpstarter valued at $309, a year’s free boat insurance from Tower and much more…

NEW! Take the Haswing Challenge & WIN!

This year, visitors to the show will be able to compete in the new Haswing Trolling Motor Challenge for the first time.

Based in the Hutchwilco Pool, the Challenge will see competitors racing to complete a tricky course as quickly as possible, using a Zodiac inflatable powered by a Haswing electric trolling motor. The person with the fastest time for the completed course will win a great prize pack from Haswing’s New Zealand distributors, Lusty & Blundell Ltd. Valued at $5000 it consists of a 2m Zodiac Cadet Aero Floor, Haswing Gen 1.5 Trolling Motor and Sterling Power AMPS lithium battery, along with two Spinlock Alto Belt Packs and a Raymarine merchandise bag filled with goodies. 

Competitors can register online in advance at either www.lusty-blundell.co.nz (click on the tile on the homepage) or www.boatshow.co.nz (on the Win Prizes page) and select the day and time that best suits. At the show, registrations will be accepted for the remaining times at the L&B/Raymarine caravan, alongside the Hutchwilco Pool.

Innovative amphibious caravan to debut at show

ARVee, an innovative amphibious caravan, will be making its first public appearance at the 2022 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show.

Built by Adrian Rongen and professionally designed using CNC-cut files, the eye-catching alloy vessel is 10m LOA (including anchor roller, tow hitch and outboards), has a hull length of 8.6m and a beam of 2.5m. Powered by twin 50hp ETEC outboards it currently has a top speed of 10 knots and cruises at around 7 knots.

Featuring a “built-in” trailer, it has tandem wheels and a drawbar that all retract hydraulically. Making its first trip to the North Island, ARVee will on display on stand in Hall 8, stand 831.