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OUR WINTER SALE IS ON NOW. DON'T MISS OUT ON AMAZING DEALS!
OUR WINTER SALE IS ON NOW. DON'T MISS OUT ON AMAZING DEALS!

OVER $10,000 IN PRIZES TO BE WON!

The Last Cast Land Based Winter Kahawai Measuring Comp is a fishing competition open to all surfcasters in Hawke's Bay. It runs during the winter months, from June till August. Prizes are awarded for the biggest Kahawai. Upload your measuring video and win your share in prizes worth $10,000.

Kahawai are judged by length, not weight, so all you need to do is take a video of your catch using the official competition measure mat (included with your ticket) and upload the video to the Facebook group. Catch and release is entirely the angler’s choice.

Every fish entered is eligible for our weekly average prize so it's well worth entering plenty of catches.

When: 1 June - 31 August 2024
Where: Hawke’s Bay (from Porangahau - Māhia)
1st, 2nd, 3rd Prize

and spot prizes

350mm

Minimum fish size

Hawke's Bay only

Shore fishing only

10% Discount

on buying bait and tackle in-store

Early Bird Ticket Prize

Get your ticket before 1 June to go in to the draw to win an awesome early bird spot prize

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How to Measure

How to Measure

Place the fish on its side on top of the measure mat, the tip of the nose aligned with the left edge of the measure mat.

The fork of the tail is where the measurement will be taken so make sure this is clearly visible in your video.

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COMPETITION RULES

  • Competition runs from 1 June - 31 August 2024.
  • Land based fishing only (includes rock fishing, surfcasting, drone fishing, bait blaster fishing, kontiki fishing & kite fishing).
  • Competition boundaries stretches from Whangaehu Beach (Porangahau) to Mahanga Beach (Māhia), Hawke’s Bay New Zealand.
  • Kids ticket holders must be 16 years or younger.
  • Minimum fish length 350mm.
  • Kahawai only - no other species will be accepted.
  • First, second & third prizes awarded for longest Kahawai.
  • Weekly spot prizes will be drawn on the Last Cast Land Based Winter Kahawai Comp Facebook Group and awarded throughout the competition.
  • If multiple of the same lengths Kahawai are entered, names will be drawn.
    Measuring:
  • Last Cast 2024 measure mat must be used.
  • Fish must be placed on its side on top of the measure mat, the tip of the nose aligned with the left edge of the measure mat.
  • The fork of the tail is where the measurement will be taken from (make sure this is clearly visible in the video).
  • All fish must have gill plates and guts in, fish can be bled by cutting the throat but don’t break the neck as this increases the length so the backbone must be straight.
    Video instructions:
  • All videos must be in focus, blurry videos will not be accepted.
  • Videos must be taken directly from above and not from an angle.
  • Videos must be taken outside with beach sand, rocks or pebbles visible in background. No videos from kitchen table sink or suspicious looking boat decks will be accepted.
  • Every measurement video must show the entry ticket with ticket number clearly visible.
  • Videos must be uploaded to the Last Cast Land Based Winter Kahawai Comp Facebook Group (Scan QR code below) by 31 August 2024 11:59pm to be an eligible entry.