Are you heading to the Leigh Fishing Comp?

18 Feb 2019, Honda Marine

Some of the best fishing close to Auckland is accessible from the small town of Leigh. Only an hour's drive from Central Auckland this seaside haven has long been a popular spot with keen fisho's.

Honda Marine are proud to be part of this event as all proceeds go towards the Auckland Rescue Chopper Trust. A fantastic service that services the entire Auckland region, a service that is essential and relies heavily on fundraising. It's a great cause and a great reason to go you really need a reason, right? But should you need another about the chance to win a Honda Outboard? Every ticket sold is eligible for a land man standing prize draw to win a 495 Surtees Workmate, powered by a BF60 Honda!

There's lots of sea life in the close in waters and one of the Hauraki Gulf's 'fishing meccas' is a short motor away. Little Barrier Island is a great spot for fishing and is within reach from Leigh boat ramp.

The super keen competitors head out to Great Barrier, that's a big distance, but those guys tend to have the right motors on their transom so fuel consumption is minimal. Last year, the boys from Fishing and Adventure headed to Great Barrier where one of their guys - not Scott or Mig for the record ;) - caught the winning snapper, a 23.5 pound beauty.

But there's no need to head as far as Great Barrier as there are so many great spots near the shore, so get your tickets today. You can get tickets from the Leigh General Store, Hunting & Fishing Warkworth, or get them online at


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Last year's winning snapper - 23.5 pounds!