Every February since the early 90s, a unique event has been held off the pristine waters of the Coromandel Peninsula.
Whangamata Ocean Sports Club proudly promotes their Nauti Girls fishing competition as “the largest ladies only fishing competition in NZ… probably”.
Up to 500 anglers compete on approximately 200 boats chasing a prize pool hitting $45,000, with the after-party evening event attracting more than 1000 people in the marquee.
The fishing area is between Mercury Island (north), Motiti Island (south) and unlimited to the east.
A social highlight of the celebrations is the Fashion in the Field competition with many of the teams dressing up for the occasion.