Bonanza Surfcasting Competition in Matata this weekend

The Bonanza Surfcasting Competition and festival is back again this weekend.

Celebrating 50 years of success the event is set to bring hundreds of sport fishers to Matata straights over the Auckland Anniversary long weekend.

The competition kicks off at 7 on Sunday morning with final weigh in at three in the afternoon.

Event organiser and Rotorua Fishing and Casting Club president Graeme Dawber says the event brings hundreds to the region

Sam Gardner