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Tournament Concept Canal

A fishery as unique as the Mackenzie Country canals requires specialised gear to be consistently successful, and the Tournament Concept canal rods have been built with the one target in mind – monster canal trout! The Tournament Concept series of rods are built using Okuma’s patented Unidirectional Fibre Reinforcement technology. These rods, designed for Kiwi anglers by the team at Composite Developments, are manufactured using a patented process with an outer layer of longitudinal fibres around the rod blank to significantly increase strength and power in the tip section. This offers lifting power and strength up to four times conventional graphite rods. The canal rods in the Tournament Concept range are widely regarded as the best value on the market, packing an incredible amount of performance and technology into an affordable package. They are very lightweight and sensitive with plenty of power through the lower section of the rod, ideal for both keeping in touch with your lure and fighting fish. Designed specifically for fishing the Mackenzie Country hydro canals and with multiple options available, the Tournament Concept canal range is an excellent high-performance option at an affordable price.

  • Toughest graphite rods on the market

  • Patented Unidirectional Fibre Reinforcement technology

  • Lightweight, powerful and durable graphite blanks

  • Available in a range of lengths and weights to suit different techniques

  • Fast action

  • Sensitive tip and powerful butt section

  • Designed by kiwi fishermen specifically for the unique Mackenzie Country Fishery

Tournament Concept 7’9 3-10g 2-piece

Built specifically for softbaiting for canal monsters, the Tournament Concept 7’9” 3-10g is the ideal combination of lightweight, sensitive, durable and powerful. At 7’9” in length it is capable of long casts with light jigheads while retaining an impressive amount of sensitivity allowing you to stay in touch with your lure throughout the water column. The incredibly tough UFR blank makes it much more durable than other light graphite rods keeping mishaps with the tip to a minimum. Once hooked up the powerful butt section has a huge amount of lift for such a lightweight rod allowing you to keep the fish under control and away from snags. While primarily designed for canal softbaiting it is more than capable of rolling eggs during the winter season and is equally at home on any of New Zealand’s other fantasic freshwater fisheries.


Tournament Concept 8’ 4-piece + Tube

Combining both performance and convenience into one impressive package, the Tournament Concept 8’ 4-piece allows you to take a quality freshwater rod anywhere with ease in the safety of its hard travel tube. Despite being a multi-piece rod the action is flawless, retaining all of its sensitivity and power. At 8ft in length it is a great all-round option whether its softbaiting, spinning or rolling eggs, making it an excellent option for any freshwater fishery in New Zealand.


Tournament Concept 8’6 3-15g

Designed specifically for rolling eggs for monster trout, the Tournament concept 8’6” canal rod is a specialised high performance rod at a very affordable price. The tip section is soft and sensitive, allowing you to feel even the softest of takes, while the lower section has huge reserves of power to turn the heads of monster trout when needed. A truly excellent rod designed by expert canal fishermen to fit a specific and unique way of fishing this remarkable piece of water.


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