Zane Grey Tournament 2017

Zane Grey Tournament 2017

Bay Of Islands Swordfish Club

Game fishing by rod and reel was first started by a few enthusiasts at the turn of the century. In February 1915, Major A.D. Campbell caught the first ever marlin on rod and reel in the Bay of Islands. It was during the mid-1920s that Zane Grey, the American writer and fisherman came to the Bay of Islands and the Bay became famous as a game fishing.

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Powerbase Tournament 2017

Powerbase Tournament 2017

Bay Of Islands Swordfish Club

Iin 1952, the Club name was shortened to The Bay of Islands Swordfish Club Inc and that is how it stands today. Game fishing by rod and reel was first started by a few enthusiasts at the turn of the century. In February 1915, Major A.D. Campbell caught the first ever marlin on rod and reel in the Bay of Islands. It was during the mid-1920s that Zane Grey, the American writer and fisherman came to the Bay of Islands and the Bay became famous as a game fishing destination through his book “Tales of the Angler’s El Dorado”.

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Nationals Tournament 2017

Nationals Tournament 2017

Bay Of Islands Swordfish Club

The Bay of Islands Swordfish Club is a founding member of the New Zealand Big Game Fishing Council Inc (NZSFC) and is affiliated to International Game Fishing Association (IGFA) , New Zealand Chartered Clubs (Clubs NZ), The Tuna Club of Avalon, The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Royal Akarana Yacht Club, Ponsonby Cruising Club, Opua Cruising Club and the Russell Boating Club. Members of all affiliated clubs are most welcome to enjoy the Clubs facilities when visiting the area.

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Reel Ladies Tournament 2017

Reel Ladies Tournament 2017

Bay Of Islands Swordfish Club

In 1924, members of the Kingfish Club decided that the name kingfish did not demonstrate to the wider community the true size of fish that were being caught in the Bay of Islands and moved a motion to change the name to The Bay of Islands Swordfish and Mako Shark Club.

The Kingfish Club was deregistered and the club continued on without being registered for some years. Then in 1952, the Club name was shortened to The Bay of Islands Swordfish Club Inc and that is how it stands today. Game fishing by rod and reel was first started by a few enthusiasts at the turn of the century. In February 1915, Major A.D. Campbell caught the first ever marlin on rod and reel in the Bay of Islands. It was during the mid-1920s that Zane Grey, the American writer and fisherman came to the Bay of Islands and the Bay became famous as a game fishing destination through his book “Tales of the Angler’s El Dorado”.

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Eldorado Tournament 2017

Eldorado Tournament 2017

Bay Of Islands Swordfish Club

The Club was first registered as an Incorporated Society in 1918 as the Bay of Islands Kingfish Club. In 1924, members of the Kingfish Club decided that the name kingfish did not demonstrate to the wider community the true size of fish that were being caught in the Bay of Islands and moved a motion to change the name to The Bay of Islands Swordfish and Mako Shark Club.

The Kingfish Club was deregistered and the club continued on without being registered for some years. Then in 1952, the Club name was shortened to The Bay of Islands Swordfish Club Inc and that is how it stands today. Game fishing by rod and reel was first started by a few enthusiasts at the turn of the century. In February 1915, Major A.D. Campbell caught the first ever marlin on rod and reel in the Bay of Islands. It was during the mid-1920s that Zane Grey, the American writer and fisherman came to the Bay of Islands and the Bay became famous as a game fishing destination through his book “Tales of the Angler’s El Dorado”.

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Ice Breaker Tournament 2016

Ice Breaker 2016

The Kingfish Club was deregistered and the club continued on without being registered for some years. Then in 1952, the Club name was shortened to The Bay of Islands Swordfish Club Inc and that is how it stands today. Game fishing by rod and reel was first started by a few enthusiasts at the turn of the century. In February 1915, Major A.D. Campbell caught the first ever marlin on rod and reel in the Bay of Islands. It was during the mid-1920s that Zane Grey, the American writer and fisherman came to the Bay of Islands and the Bay became famous as a game fishing destination through his book “Tales of the Angler’s El Dorado”.

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