The Hokianga Big Game and Sport Fishing Club came into existence in April 1993.

A public meeting was held on 6th April 1993 at the Omapere Tourist Hotel attended by 40 people.


Whetu Naera and Bulla Paniora opened the meeting with a prayer.


The meeting was welcomed by Max Lloydd who gave an introduction to the reason for the meeting.

The meeting unanimously agreed to form a Sports Fishing Club and further agreed to affiliate itself with the Bay of Islands Swordfish Club.


Harry Irwin was the first Chairman and Shane Lloydd the first Club Captain.


The Club became an Incorporated Society towards the end of 1997.


In March 1997 the club moved that any members crossing the bar without wearing a life jacket would be liable for a $10 fine payable to the club - at the April meeting 5 members were fined - Alby Ambler, Roger Graham, Max Lloydd, Wayne Billings and Garth Walker.


The club became a member of the New Zealand Big Game Fishing Council in December 1997 and has played an active part ever since .