The Lake Hawea Fishing Classic

One of the most highly anticipated family events on the Hawea calendar is almost upon us. The Lake Hawea Fishing Classic is an event anyone can enter and possibly win. Whether you’re fishing from the shore, a dingy or a serious fishing boat set-up, anglers test their skills along with a dose of good luck. Sponsor, Harcourts Agent Gavin Vize, doesn’t rate himself a skilled fisherman, although loves the competitive banter this local day provides. He says ‘The Hawea community is a special bunch of people, and the comradery of this lakeside town becomes so evident at events like these”. What he loves most is the fact the whole family can participate, and anyone could win the glory and a prize on the day, no matter what age they are or skill level they may have. They just need to hook the big one.

Funds raised from the day go back in to local community groups, so we encourage as many people to enter from far and wide around the country, as its not only a fantastic day out around the water, but the more participation, the more the community benefits.

Gavin’s also going to throw a bit of extra fun in on the day, offering to refund an individual entry to the person who posts up the best action shot from the day. So keep an eye on Gavin’s Facebook Page ‘Gavin Vize – Wanaka Real Estate’ for more details.

Entry to the Fishing Competition is easy, simply call in at ‘The Camp Lake Hawea’ between 5pm -10pm on Friday the 10 th of February or 7am – 9am on Saturday 11th February (competition day).

So if you’d like to be part of the fun and maybe hook a trophy trout or salmon (there’s even a prize for the best genuine hard luck story) head to for information.