2023 BONANZA - NOW WAITANGI WEEKEND
It is confirmed that the Bonanza will be held Waitangi weekend on Sunday 5 February 2023.
All 2023 tickets are valid for the new date and tickets are still available.
Look forward to seeing all competitors next weekend.
TICKETS ON SALE !!!!
This iconic annual fishing competition on the glorious Matata Straights has been held every Auckland Anniversary Weekend since 1969. This fabulous summer tradition attracts surf fishers from all over NZ to the beautiful Bay of Plenty. It is limited to 1000 rods fishing 6:30am to 1pm only.
There will again be Beach Wardens and competitors will need to take their fresh catch to a Warden for checking and tagging. Size and species restrictions for children have been brought into line with MOF rules.
A huge thanks to our family of Bonanza sponsors. This event is only possible thanks to the generosity of our supporters and ticket sellers and we urge you to support them in return. Thanks also to the thousands of people who have competed in the last 53 Bonanzas. We look forward to welcoming returning and new entrants to the 54th Bonanza on Sunday 5 February 2023.