Rotorua Fishing and Casting Club was founded at a public meeting of seventy-six keen anglers on the 27th June 1956 and named "Rotorua Casting Club". The club was formed to foster the sport of Casting in all its forms and applied to both fresh and saltwater fishing in the early days. Not a lot has changed since then, we are still passionate about fishing and casting. These days however, we also focus on the future of our young anglers and improving their angling skills on the beaches, rivers and lakes of the Rotorua region.
In 1969 the first-ever monster BONANZA fishing competition, that is held on Auckland Anniversary weekend every year, was organised allowing the public to compete for prizes. Since then the competition has continued annually to this day. To help the club get started, a local farmer Richard Shearer leased a piece of land to the club, overlooking the sea, for a 100-year term. With considerable help from volunteers and club members. A Club House was purchased and officially opened in 1977. We are exceedingly grateful to the foresight and enthusiasm of the original members who set the foundations and have made the RFCC one of the top surfcasting clubs in the country. Long shall that continue and we encourage new, like-minded members to join our club.
We welcome any inquiries regarding membership and our activities and invite you to take a look at our site and see when the next Club Day event is on. Come along and join in the fun! We are associate members with the Rotorua Anglers Association and we support the strengthening of ties between our two Rotorua clubs. So if you like both Beach and Freshwater fishing we are able to cover both modalities with combined years of knowledge and know-how we are keen to pass on. We are also affiliated with the National Organisation - NZ Angling & Casting Association Inc.
Over 60 Years!
August 2016 saw the club celebrate its 60th Anniversary and a desire to go forward as a club honouring the memory of those who first established the club and the past Officers, Committees and Members who have made the club what it is today and with the best surfcasting club clubrooms in the country.