Club trophies

Each year trophies in a number of categories are awarded to club members. 


The Nelson Trout Fishing Club has a long tradition of presenting trophies to members.  The details of fish caught by members going back to the early 1960's provide an historical record of the local fishery as well as the broader fishery in New Zealand.


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Due to the importance of maintaining this historical record of trout being caught by members, the Club will continue to support the awarding of trophies.  Where possible, members are encouraged to practice catch and release.

Our categories

  • Best fishing photograph

  • Gumboot trophy: surprise presentation at trophy masters discretion

  • Best story in Trout Club newsletter

  • Best condition fish

  • For service to the Club

  • Fly tying excellence

  • Fly casting accuracy

  • Spin casting accuracy

  • Heaviest trout taken in Nelson region

  • Heaviest trout taken on fly

  • Heaviest trout taken on spinner

Trophies for 2018/19

Heaviest Fish 0n Fly - Nelson Region

Heaviest Fish Spinning - Nelson Region

Heaviest Trout - Nelson Region

Best Conditioned Fish - All Regions

Best Story For Club Magazine - Mary Bolland

Best Photo Cover For Club Magazine - Jean Willis

Gumboot Award

Fly Casting Accuracy - Don Clementson

Fly Casting Distance - Peter Baker

Spin Casting Accuracy

Service to the Club - Michael Stevenson

Ladies Spin Distance - Mary Bolland

Ladies Fly Distance - Mary Bolland