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Posted: 14-Oct-2021 |

The annual Southpac Trucks Truckers and Loggers fishing tournament run by NZ Truck & Driver and NZ Logger magazines will celebrate its 20th birthday next year.

The popular three-day tournament, run out the Bay of Island Swordfish Club in Paihia, is set for Thursday March 24 to Saturday March 26 2022.

Over 40 teams and 120 anglers participate each year and the tournament offers a prize table worth in excess of $40,000 featuring appliances, power tools, barbeques and Shimano fishing gear.

Southpac Trucks CEO Maarten Durent is a regular participant in the tournament as well as the title sponsor.

“It’s a fantastic couple of days. There’s something about fishing which seems to get all the good buggers together in one place,” he says.

Keith Andrews Trucks, has recently joined the list of 2022 tournament sponsors alongside Southpac, Castrol, CrediFlex, SI Lodec, Patchells, Auckland Oil Shop and Cummins.

Registration for the Southpac Trucks Truckers and Loggers fishing tournament is now open at

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