The Catch

The Catch

A dark comedy based on a true event – cheating in a fishing contest up north. Set in and around the tiny picturesque village of Paparoa on the Kaipara harbour in northern New Zealand, we follow best mates Brian and Wiremu as they make desperately foolish decisions, threaten the town’s future and mainly, test their friendship. The Catch is an eco-drama – dealing with the very current issues of 

over-fishing and the future of sustainable fishing as we know it. But told with a laugh.

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quotes and reviews

“Fishing is a cruel and stupid waste of time. I love it.” 

Jeremy Clarkson


“I was entertained but shaken… a scandal this big could blow the entire fishing competition business wide open.”

Neil Finn


“Now the Kaipara’s rustic beauty has been captured in a charming film – The Catch”.

Mike Hosking TVNZ

“The Catch is the best fishing film I’ve ever seen… In fact it’s the only one I’ve ever seen.”

Tim Finn 

“Those who enjoy broad comedies a la Waking Ned Devine or Kiwi campground sitcom Sunny Skies will get a kick out of the Māori-Pakeha needling, fishing japes and local references.”

James Croot – Stuff

behind the scenes

seven sharp story