Wooli Snapper Challenge – 10-16 August 2013

Wooli Snapper Fishing Competition Winner of 2012 Greg Wilson

Greg Wilson of Coffs Harbour took out the 2012 Wooli Snapper Challenge with his record fish with a cleaned weight of 8.93kg. Photo credit: The Daily Examiner

Wooli’s always great for fishing – but for one week in August each year, it’s busier than any other week in winter and fishing is all anyone talks about.

The annual Wooli Snapper Challenge, now in its 7th year, is an increasingly popular fishing competition that draws anglers from far and wide.

Most holiday houses are booked long in advance, and the owners of holiday units, cabins and caravan parks recommend booking early to secure a place.

Run by local publican Ian Rees of the Wooli Hotel-Motel, the Wooli Snapper Challenge started with just five local anglers in 2007 and has grown to a field of nearly 200 entrants in 2012.

Fishermen keen to do some serious snapper chasing, who would enjoy spending some time in the laid-back coastal town of Wooli – and wouldn’t mind a slice of the attractive prize money on offer! – shouldn’t miss this fishing competition.

Wooli Snapper Challenge – Competition details:

Entry deadline:
Participants have to be signed on by 10pm on Friday 9 August 2013

Saturday 10 August to Friday 16 August 2013, from 5am to 5pm daily

Friday evening 16 August 2013 at the Wooli Hotel-Motel

Info & registration:
For further details, ring the Wooli Hotel on (02) 6649 7532


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  1. Shaun Hay says:

    Is it catch and release or is it like last year ?!!!

    • admin says:

      Hi Shaun, we don’t have any information other than what we’ve included in the post. For further details, please call the phone number at the end of the post. Thanks!

  2. Shaun Hay says:

    would you be able to send a entry form for the snapper classic 2014 PLEASE