August 3, 2016

2019 New Zealand

Welcome to the opening of the Spearfishing New Zealand 2019 World Freshwater Spearfishing Championships. 

The Competition will take place on the 9th and 10th of March 2019 in Taupo, central North Island of NZ.

It will be a bulk Catfish Competition.

New Zealand is the Adventure Capital of the World and one of the most beautiful countries for you to enjoy.

This will be a boat free Competition which will keep costs down for competitors. Catfish sites can be accessed by car and a short swim.

They range in depth from one metre to 20mts, vizability around 4mts to 10mts. Temperature around 18 to 20 degrees celsius.

Countries that have lodged interest so far are the following:

Northern Island
New Caledonia

We will shortly have up your online register forms and a list of activities and people you can contact to help with that part of your New Zealand adventure!

Please keep checking for regular updates.

Darren Shields
President Spearfishing New Zealand.

March 2019 – Taupo, New Zealand


Introducing John Ross as championships director (BELOW) for the World Freshwater Spearfishing Champs 2019.
John is a wealth of knowledge and an incredible spearfisherman. He first managed a NZ Team to the Cmas World Spearfishing Champs in Gjiorn Spain in 1996 then went on to do the next 5 after that.
John at 76 years old still dives all over the World himself and this year was Champs director for the New Zealand National Spearfishing Champs.