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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I fish from my Kayak or as a Surfcaster?


Sorry No.  This is a boat only tournament

Q: Can I leave from the Thornton river mouth?


This is the Hamertons Whakatane Charity Fishing Tournament – all boats must leave from and return to the Whakatane river.

Q: We entered a while ago but now we have another mate that wants to join our crew, is that ok?


The more the merrier!  Email us at and we will see what we can do for you.

Q: I entered the tournament but now I can’t make it, can I get a refund?


Only in exceptional circumstances and at the discretion of the tournament committee.  On the plus side your entry fees are going to a great cause!  Email us at and we will look at your individual situation.

Q: I’m involved with a great charity that would be a worthy recipient of some funds.  How do we get them in the mix to be a recipient charity for this awesome fishing tournament?


Flattery will get you everywhere!  Get them to drop us a line at and tell us what they need funds for and how we can help them, and we will take it from there.

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