Upcoming Major Events

Annually Rakaia holds significant events that are participated in by many. Both locals, fellow Kiwis, and those coming from far and wide.
Take a look at what is on offer….. and come and enjoy with us.

Rakaia Salmon Run

19 October 2024


Rakaia Salmon Fishing Competition

23 – 25 February 2024

Rakaia Salmon Run is a multisport event that takes place annually in Rakaia in the month of October.

The event offers something for everyone both of a competitive or non-competitive nature. Along with team events and individual events.

The Rakaia area is rich in agriculture and a paradise for running, mountain biking and multisport events as well as other outdoor recreationists. 

The Salmon Run offers a platform to enable this and bring people together from near and far.

Rakaia River Fishing Promotions have been running a Salmon Fishing Competition since 1983 which makes us the most successful freshwater fishing competition and the only salmon fishing competition in New Zealand.



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