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Save the date for Waitangi Weekend 2022 - Sat 5 Feb

It all started from a conversation at Cocksy’s final send off over a beer or three. Many who were there, had never actually

met each other so exchanged stories on how they knew him. Through laughter and tears, we all asked, why is it that

people seem to only catch up at funerals? Something good had to come from this day and we decided

this eclectic bunch of “good buggers” needed a better reason to stay in touch.

That light-bulb moment has now become a fully-fledged charity fishing competition open to anyone.

February 2022 will see the 3rd Cocksy Classic take place in Tairua, Coromandel.

From a reason to stay in touch and connect, to a fishing competition with a purpose, the Cocksy Classic is an event not only about remembering a legend or our mate, it’s about getting people talking & sharing their own stories, it’s a platform of support with the gift of bonding with like minded people, to give back to a worthy charity that Cocksy spent many years supporting.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to The Trek Kids Charity.

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Briefing: 7.00pm Friday 4th Feb at the Tairua Rugby Club. Club open from 6-9pm.

Fishing day: From 12.01am (yes, you read that right, Cocksy loved night fishing) till 4pm Saturday 5th Feb. 


Weigh in at the Tairua Rugby Club: 3.30pm - 5.30pm

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In true Cocksy style, this isn't a normal fishing competition.

The event will encompass some of his humorous fishing antics and will include some of his rules, one being, “if you don’t have someone to eat it, then don’t bring it home! No wastage allowed!”

Participants should prepare themselves for a day of fun and humour inspired antics.

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Although prizes are included in this event, it should not be the reason you attend. As Cocksy would say, "it's not about what's in it for you mate, it's about what we can raise for the kids". Remember, this is a fishing comp WITH a difference, to MAKE a difference. There will be no overall "individual" winner. In the spirit of the yellow jersey concept, it will be a team that are awarded the coveted “Golden Fleece” for 2022.






Species for the competition are Snapper, Kahawai, Kingi and Crayfish.

Some will be by length and some by mystery weight. Hook and spearfishing are allowed. 


Kids aged 14 and under can participate for free in the Kahawai Kids section.

Kids can register

on the day.


There are loads of great prizes, auctions and raffle prizes thanks to our  

generous sponsors!

Watch this space for further details later in the year.


$85 per person

Includes: Entry fee,

Cocksy Classic tee -shirt,

BBQ dinner at prize giving, plus donation to the

Trek Kids Charity.

Dinner & function tickets also available at $35pp. 

See entry form.


If you can't make it this year but still want to contribute to the cause.


Place a one off donation by following the payment details on the entry form.

It all goes to help Kiwi Kids!

Proceeds from this event go towards supporting The Trek Kids Charity

The Trek Kids Charity is a charity with the purpose of helping kiwi kids no matter what their situation. Be it kids with cancer, cerebral palsy, physical disabilities, learning disabilities or kids who may just need a helping hand, Cocksy believed in helping kids in our own back yard first and The Trek does exactly that.


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