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Welcome to the home of the Big Red

It’s all go at Snapper HQ!

Behind the scenes preparations are well underway for the 24th Australian Snapper Championship event to be held in 2015. The organisers of this iconic event are always looking to improve and ad value so the weekend has something for everyone. This year there will be more prizes for visitors, more random draws and the acceptance of last-minute entries, these are just some of the new initiatives announced for Whyalla’s nationally regarded annual three-day event.

Championship organisers have been working hard under new co-ordinator, but “old” snapper comp hand, Gail Rostig, to come up with fresh incentives to attract hundreds of enthusiastic snapper fishers to the home of the nation’s Big Red.

Returning during April 3-5 for its 24th championship, the event will feature a special Top 10 leader board with extra prizes just for visitors.

We know from continuous feedback and listening to competitors that they like the way we run the championship, so we are always looking at that little something extra to still make it an event with a difference every year.

We are also planning a big, fun start on the eve of the championship with the re-introduction of entries being accepted right up to 10pm, just like the old days, plenty of live entertainment to relax everyone, a special briefing session involving the latest fishing and boating regulations, and an official opening with plenty of giveaways.

Sponsors and prizes are still being finalised, but competitors can be assured the usual 100 plus prizes will be up for grabs, including the popular team section. It is hoped entry forms will be out just in time for anglers to sit back over Christmas and plan their fishing Easter weekend at Whyalla.

Although the main focus of the championship is on snapper fishing by boat, youngsters keen to throw in a line from the jetty are still catered for at a very low entry fee, making the event a family-friendly occasion.

So earmark next Easter to attend Whyalla’s famous championship. All promotional materials and general information are currently being updated ready for public release as soon as sponsorship negotiations have been completed.

We encourages enthusiastic fishers to become a facebook friend with the championship, which already boasts more than 2,300 friends, make sure that everyone keeps in touch with this website where you will find the most up-to-date information as it comes to hand.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for the 2015 comp please call Gail on 8640 3444.

Or if you require information on sponsorship packages you can also call Gail or email gail.rostig@whyalla.sa.gov.au.