Due to the increasingly popular method of targeting snapper with artificials, it’s no wonder the inaugural South East Queensland Snapper Challenge has been scheduled for 14-15 July.
Hosted by the Bribie Island Sport Fish Club, the Snapper Challenge will be run over four divisions: Offshore, Moreton Bay, Brisbane River and Canoe/Kayak.
The heaviest snapper weighed in each division will win a trophy and a separate champion team trophy will be awarded in the first three divisions. This trophy will be won by the team with the highest average total length of snapper, calculated by dividing the total metres of snapper caught by the team by number of anglers in the team. A separate tagging trophy will be awarded to the angler who tags the most snapper over the duration of the tournament. Other prizes will be awarded on a lucky draw basis.
The Redcliffe Coast Guard Headquarters at the Scarborough Boat Harbour is the venue for the event, beginning with a briefing on Friday 13 July at 6pm. The Coast Guard will provide a bar and barbeque during the weekend as a fund raising exercise and all participants are encourage to support their efforts.
Snapper can be caught on any form of artificial including soft plastics, hard-bodied lures and flies. Both casting and trolling will be permitted with these artificials. Membership to the Australian National Sportfishing Association is required to fish this event (for insurance purposes), but anglers who are not current members of ANSA can gain temporary membership for the weekend for an additional $10, on top of their $20 nomination fee.
The inaugural South East Queensland Snapper Challenge will be an event not to be missed by any angler who likes targeting snapper on artificials. For more information or an entry form, contact Jeff Sorrel on 3284 2632 (after hours) or 0400 886 652. Hope to see you there! – Gordon Macdonald
Catch a quality snapper like this during the SEQ Snapper Challenge.Reads: 1321