Family Fishing Competition 2018/19

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Family Fishing Competition 2018/19

Family Fishing Competition

Guests staying with us over the New Year period are invited to join in the fun of our Family Fishing Competition! To encourage sustainable fishing practices, this year’s “biggest” and “average” prizes will be based on length rather than weight.The fishing starts Saturday 29 December and runs for 4 days, with the presentation celebration starting at 4pm on Wednesday 2 January.

The evening includes drinks and nibbles, treats for the kids and loads of prizes including fishing gear, tour vouchers and much more.

Our kind sponsors have donated some fabulous prizes, including:

  • Family Expedition Pass Aboard Albatross V
  • Pass for 2 adults & 2 children on the Cliffs & Caves tour with Fullers Great Sights
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds family pass
  • $100 voucher for The Gables
  • $100 voucher for Hones Kitchen
  • A "Day in the Bay" yacht trip for two adults from Phantom Yacht Charters
  • One Tandem Parasail with Flying Kiwi Parasail

Categories include:

  • Longest Snapper (Junior, Intermediate & Adult)
  • Longest Other Type of Fish (Junior, Intermediate & Adult)
  • Average Length Fish
  • Scariest-looking fish
  • Most creative picture entry
  • Prettiest fish

Entry prices are:

  • Adults (16 years & over): $6
  • Children (15 years & under): $4
  • Family (2 adults and up to 4 children): $18

Terms and Conditions

  • Purchase entry tickets from Reception between 11am and 8pm on Friday 28th December 2018.
  • To enter your catch, photograph it next to a measure and make sure your competition pass is in the photo (to verify it was caught during the competition dates). You can then release your fish if you don’t plan to eat it!
  • You can submit your photo by email, Facebook or Instagram.
  • Photos must be submitted by 8pm each night.
  • All money collected goes towards prizes.
  • All fish must be caught using a rod and reel, or hand line.
  • All anglers must be staying in the park to be eligible for prizes.
  • All fish caught must comply with MPI Recreational Fishing Rules (

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COVID-19 Level 2 Alert Park Status:

Level 2 Protocols in place from Thursday 14 May 2020 - Recreational Travel Allowed

An update to all our loyal guests during these surreal and uncertain times. As we navigate this situation, we continue to keep the safety and wellbeing of our customers and team members at the forefront of our thinking. We want to let you know more about what we are doing in our park in response to COVID-19.

We understand that the relative uncertainty we are all feeling right now might have implications for your confidence to book a stay with us over the next couple of months and, with that in mind, to give you confidence in booking with us, we have decided to introduce a “Book with Confidence Guarantee” .

What is the Book with Confidence Guarantee?

The Book with Confidence Guarantee is applicable if you are no longer able to travel due to COVID-19 related developments. For example: you become sick with COVID-19 or someone immediately connected to you does and you are forced into self-isolation, or the Alert Level changes meaning travel becomes impossible, or there is a Government mandate for you not to travel in your local area/region or the area you intend to travel to. In these and other similar cases there will be no charges levied to make changes to your booking dates. We will provide a 12-month credit or full refund (in exceptional circumstances, determined on a case by case basis).

Please be aware that where your request to amend a booking is not linked to COVID-19 developments, normal T&C’s will apply.

Who can stay with us?

In Level 2 and below, we are able to welcome all travellers again - excluding anyone who has COVID-19. During these times we have stringent health and safety protocols to keep our staff and guests safe:

- We are offering contactless payment and check-in (or face-to-face on request with social distancing)
- We are employing Best Practice cleaning and sanitisation procedures based on WHO and Ministry of Health guidelines
- We are maintaining social distancing in our communal facilities
- We are employing full contact tracing records management systems

We look forward to welcoming you at our park for some well-earned rest and relaxation (or adventure depending on what tickles your fancy)!

The Russell TOP 10 Team