Grand Slams

NZSFC Grand Slam Clubs

The NZSFC introduced grand slam clubs for it anglers fishing in New Zealand some time back. They are unique to New Zealand and serve as a supreme award for a life time of angling. To qualify for a slam club an angler must catch one of each type specified for each of the awards and meet the minimum weight requirements for each fish. All fish to be eligible to qualify towards your grand slam must be caught in accordance with angling rules for IGFA and NZSFC. You must have proof of capture (certificate, club year book, or photo of your fish with weigh board information included). All claims must be endorsed and verified by your club secretary. Your club must have been affiliated at the time of capture. These are life time awards and retrospective captures count provided the requirements are met. There are 5 different slam clubs which are listed below. To see who have won Slam Awards to date, please scroll to the end.

THE BILLFISH SLAM & Minimum Weights

  • STRIPED MARLIN - 100 kg
  • BLUE MARLIN - 150 kg
  • BLACK MARLIN - 150 kg
  • BROADBILL - 110 kg
  • SPEARFISH - 10 kg

THE SHARK SLAM       

  • THRESHER - 120 kg
  • WHALER - 120 kg
  • MAKO - 160 kg
  • HAMMERHEAD - 100 kg
  • BLUE - 100 kg

THE TUNA SLAM

  • YELLOWFIN - 35 kg
  • BIGEYE - 25 kg
  • BLUEFIN - 100 kg
  • ALBACORE - 10 kg
  • SKIPJACK - 5 kg

 Tuna slams claims the fish must also exceed the line weight.

THE INSHORE SLAM

  • SNAPPER - 10.00 kg
  • KINGFISH - 25.00 kg
  • KAHAWAI - 3.00 kg
  • TREVALLY - 5.00 kg
  • JOHN DORY - 2.00 kg 

The Inshore Slam includes a land based section

THE SOUTHERN SLAM

  • MAKO - 40 kg
  • THRESHER - 40 kg
  • PORBEAGLE - 40 kg
  • BLUE SHARK - 40 kg
  • ALBACORE - exceed line weight
  • BLUEFIN TUNA (Northern Pacific or Southern) - exceed line weight
  • SLENDER - exceed line weight
  • KINGFISH - exceed line weight

For the Southern slam all qualifying fish must be caught in the South Island Fishing Grounds. 

BILLFISH TAGGING SLAM Species

  • STRIPED MARLIN
  • BLUE MARLIN
  • BLACK MARLIN
  • BROADBILL
  • SPEARFISH

To qualify the following criteria will apply

  1. All fish must be caught and tagged in New Zealand Waters (200 economic zone)
  2. The slam must be applied for, the application must be endorsed and verified true and accurate by the club secretary whom the applicant belongs to and endorsed by the appropriate Fishing Committee (if applicable) of that club.
  3. Proof will be by an official catch card recognized by the NZSFC, by verification from a club year book or magazine. The club must have been affiliated to the NZSFC at the time of capture.
  4. IGFA & NZSFC rules are to be observed.
  5. A plaque or certificate will be issued if the slam is awarded.
  6. The recipient is to be honoured in the Council’s annual yearbook.

To apply send details of your qualifying fish to the NZSFC secretary at PO Box 54-242, The Marina, Auckland 2144. Inquiries can be made to secretary@nzsportfishing.org.nz