A update from Spearfishing New Zealand, including results from the World Championships in Spain plus upcoming local events.
World Spearfishing Championships, Laredo, Spain
Congratulations to the New Zealand Spearfishing Team for an outstanding effort at the World Spearfishing Championships.
Alex Edwards, our first ever female Worlds competitor won the first day of the women's and although overtaken by the reigning World Champion, Magdalena Sart Bonnin of Spain, held in their for the Silver Medal. She also caught the best fish of the Women's competition.
Our men's team of Dwane Herbert, Chris Marshall and Rowan Virbickas were a very respectable 6th in a strong field of 23 teams. Dwane came in at 5th on the second day and Chris Marshall came in at 8th on the first day.
A big thank you to Mal Bird for managing the team.
Congratulations to Spain for winning all categories of this years World Champs and to our Tahitian friends from across the Pacific for coming second in the Women's Team event and 3rd in the Men's Team event. They could be the team to beat at next year's Inter-Pacific's in Mercury Bay, New Zealand.
Check out our FaceBook Page for photos and details: https://www.facebook.com/Spearfishing.NZ/
Saturday, 21st October, 2023
Northern Area Champs - Mangawhai
Hosted by Blue Fins Spearfishing Club
Early registrations close this week. Click here to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScJdJnvOGityrc2SO-WEr0UXZ9cyltOS8j_iQgJwHze_9kKAQ/viewform?pli=1
Saturday, 10th February, 2024
Rosemergy Catfish Cull - Motuoapa, Lake Taupo
Details to come. Watch out on our FaceBook page
21st to 26th of February, 2024
New Zealand National Spearfishing Championships, Wellington
Hosted by Ripples Club
Watch out on our FaceBook Page and Website for details
Saturday, 2nd March, 2024
North Island Championship
Hosted by Kapiti underwater Club
proceeds to the Mary Potter Hospice
Keep an eye out for details on
7th to 11th of March, 2024
Inter Pacific Championship - Flaxmill Bay, Mercury Bay
Competition Director, Herb
Other dates to be notified in 2024 for a New Plymouth Competition and the South Island Champs.