Snapper Bonanza 2019 Kicks Off

March 12, 2019, 4:01 p.m.

The Ngai Takoto Snapper Bonanza has kicked off today on the 90 mile beach in the Far North.

 Anglers from both New Zealand and abroad have gathered along Te Oneroa a Tohe to take part in what is believed to be the largest surfcasting and single species competition of its kind around the world.

 Co-owner and organiser David Collard said he’s very happy with the turn out so far for day one and said its been a successful year for the organisers who have been busy at work since the last Snapper Bonanza in 2018.

“We have over 900 people on the beach today, that’s great! We have over $135,000 in prizes and money to give away and you don’t need to catch a fish to win either,” said Collard. 

The competition runs through till the weekend with prize giving to be held at the Waipapakauri Domain each night.

To find out more information or to see how you can be involved in the next competition, visit:


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