There will be more ways to win with the legendary Furuno Snapper World Cup expanding its reach with a new initiative launched for 2020.
Traditionally the trophy was up for grabs at key fishing competitions around New Zealand, however for 2020 an angler can now submit an entry, having caught the fish anytime outside of an organised event – The Furuno Snapper World Cup partnering with the DB Export Fishing Competition through its website www.fishingcomp.co.nz to enable online entries.
The Snapper World Cup will be be won by any angler now, via a new online format for measuring and recording catches. Steve Williams won the legendary trophy in 2019 with his 80.5cm Snapper.
Like in 2019, there will be an increased focus on sustainable fishing with entries based around fish length and not weight.
All entrants have to do is photograph the fish caught on the official measure and upload it to the website. Official measures can be purchased from the fishingcomp.co.nz website, Furuno stockists and Burnsco stores.
There is no entry fee to the DB Export NZ Fishing Competition and anglers can first catch their fish and enter after the fact. All fish entered in the Snapper section of the site after September 26 will automatically be eligible for the trophy.
ENL Managing Director Gareth Hodson says the aim is to open the event to as many anglers as possible in a way that fits in with the company’s conservation ideologies.
“The Furuno Snapper World Cup has a proud history dating back to the major multi-day event our company hosted annually, so we are keen to see as many people given the chance to get their name engraved on the trophy as possible,” says Hodson.
“It’s an exciting time for the Furuno Snapper World Cup.”
ENL and Furuno will still be supporting a number of key tournaments that either solely or incorporate a measure section such as the recent Trifecta Contest in Tairua held in September, which is where the Furuno Snapper World Cup kicked off.
The Furuno Snapper World Cup will conclude on March 31 where the trophy will be presented at the 2020 Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show in mid-May. The following year the Furuno Snapper World Cup will be contested over the full 12-month period.
As well as the iconic Trophy, ENL is putting up $2000 worth of Furuno merchandise up for grabs as well as a day’s charter with a top charter operator.
The 2019 edition of the Snapper World Cup was won by Steve Williams, who’s 80.5cm Snapper was enough for him to clinch the much sought after prize.
Caption: The Snapper World Cup will be be won by any angler now, via a new online format for measuring and recording catches. Steve Williams won the legendary trophy in 2019 with his 80.5cm Snapper.