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Sorry,  Snapper Bonanza 2021 has completely sold out!

COVID-19 UPDATE

We are wanting to answer all the questions Re: Covid restrictions

Currently, the Snapper Bonanza is still full steam ahead, we cannot plan it any other way we have to be ready to run the event for you.  We have purchased all prizes printed all t-shirts caps etc. There have been challenges with some supplies but we can guarantee the prizes are bigger than ever.

We will be watching and listening to the government regarding alert levels in the next few weeks.

We have a few options:
1: If we can run the event at level 2 with social distancing numbers as per last year we will.

2: If we have to postpone for a few weeks or a month we will. NOTE if we postpone and anglers cannot make the new date we will refund any tickets or they can hold them for the following year.

3: If we have to cancel until 2022 we will again refund tickets. Or anglers could hold them for the following year.

$30,000 Overall Heaviest Weight Snapper

$10,000 Overall Average Weight Snapper

Plus Massive Spot Prizes

16th - 20th MARCH 2021

Ngai Takoto Snapper Bonanza is arguably one of the worlds largest surf casting fishing competitions.

The Far North's Iconic Event

A must do for the surfcasting enthusiast or the social angler.

About The Competition

The Ngai Takoto 90 Mile Beach Snapper Bonanza is arguably the biggest Snapper Surf Casting Competition in the world, a one species fishing competition which runs for 5 days in March on the famous Te Oneroa-a-Tōhē (90 Mile Beach), Northland New Zealand. The cash prize pool exceeds $72,000.00, of course the biggest cash offering goes to the largest snapper of the week a whopping $30,000.00. However don’t think it’s all about size as $10,000.00 is up for grabs for the angler that catches a snapper closest to the average weight of all the fish caught in the competition. The event will still cater for the unlucky angler that doesn’t catch a fish as the lucky draw spot prizes exceed $100,000.00 which includes a $50,000.00 4x4 Ute (RRP). 2018 and 2019 were sell-out’s which attracted 1000 anglers, it is estimated that at each prize giving there is a total crowd attendance of between 1500 and 3000 people enjoying the entertainment.

Snapper Bonanza Event

Darin Maxwell, Te Puke, Heaviest Snapper Record Holder Heaviest snapper record in competition history winner Darin Maxwell from Te Puke with 12.030kg landed Wednesday February 29th, 2012

All poised to give more prizes away in 2020, your organisers Dave and John.

A brief history leading up to the creation of the Snapper Bonanza.

In 1982 the Brijevich family started the competition then called the Snapper Classic they were the owners of The Park -a camping ground just down the road from the current prize giving site. The competition evolved over the next 27 years into a community project that benefited the many local businesses supplying services, supplies, equipment etc. to the many contestants and their entourages. The local economy received a much needed boost and everyone was happy. In 2006 the competition was sold, the new owners ran it in much the same way as the previous owner, but ran into financial difficulties after the 2009 event. So in 2010 the competition was cancelled. However the 90 Mile Beach Surf Casting Club ran an event for those hardy souls who came North anyway. In 2011 the 90 Mile Beach Snapper Bonanza was born, with local businessmen John Stewart and Dave Collard combining their talents to facilitate this Far North iconic event. The bonanza brand has developed into a very strong marketable label and we hope it’s here to stay however without the support of our sponsors the event is not viable, as organisers we urge our anglers and supporters to climb on board and trade with our sponsors as much as possible. Tight Lines John & Dave

Some Of The Prizes Up For Grabs

$30,000.00

Heaviest Snapper Overall & Champions Trophy

$10,000.00

Average Weight Snapper Overall

Massive Spot Prizes Snapper Bonanza Triton

Massive Spot Prizes

Including a Mitsubishi Triton, Haze Real Estate Yamaha YFZ50RM Quad Bike and a Liquor King Oaklahoma Joe’s Smoker

Don't miss out on arguably the largest surf casting event in the world

Registration has never been easier.  Register online now!

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ATTENTION - Vouchers only NOT tickets you have purchased!

Have you scored yourself a Sponsors Voucher?

Please note you must have emailed the address on the voucher or popped into the Printing.com Kaitaia office (across the road from Liquor King in the main street) to register that voucher before 4pm THIS Friday 26th February.

After this date those vouchers become void and we will be contacting people on our waiting list.

Any questions please flick me a message.
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ATTENTION - Vouchers only NOT tickets you have purchased! 

Have you scored yourself a Sponsors Voucher?

Please note you must have emailed the address on the voucher or popped into the Printing.com Kaitaia office  (across the road from Liquor King in the main street) to register that voucher before 4pm THIS Friday 26th February.

After this date those vouchers become void and we will be contacting people on our waiting list.

Any questions please flick me a message.

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Hi there. I have looked at my mail from you, with our receipt in it and there is no voucher. Please provide more detail of this voucher you have mentioned. We're we suppose to have received a voucher.

Do I send it to printing.com @ Topprint?

Rawke Riddic Day no idea what this means,,, buttttt? 🤔😂

Lena Tapurau we done ours?

Anton Wickens are you on the waiting list?

Virginia Petricevich

Grayson Housham

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As per usual there is a local fishing comp on the Sunday before the Bonanza starts. This year it is raising funds for the Awanui Sports Complex.

So what you can do to get a feel for the beach is.....
1. enter this twilight comp
2. fish for the day
3. come back weigh your fish
4. do you registration bits for the Bonanza at the rego tent before 4pm
5. and then head to the Bonanza bar tent where the prizegiving will be while eating your hot pre-purchased hangi.

You can find details on how to purchase your Twilight Fishing ticket & Hangi in the poster below.
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As per usual there is a local fishing comp on the Sunday before the Bonanza starts. This year it is raising funds for the Awanui Sports Complex. 

So what you can do to get a feel for the beach is.....
1. enter this twilight comp
2. fish for the day
3. come back weigh your fish
4. do you registration bits for the Bonanza at the rego tent before 4pm
5. and then head to the Bonanza bar tent where the prizegiving will be while eating your hot pre-purchased hangi.

You can find details on how to purchase your Twilight Fishing ticket & Hangi in the poster below.

Comment on Facebook

Dean Gulbransen

Byrus Tafunai do you’d hit this g

Wayne

I’m keen

TankzandBarbz PeitaMatthews

Ropi Nathan Cailee Doak

Sharleeza Teivirau

Ika Nui

Rory Attwood

Grant Thompson

Temaru Anderson

Kori Yates

Jaydon Connolly

Bella Evan Lloyd-Morgan

Lisa Howard Akuhata Howard Malo Faamausili Tj Apelu

Jamie Kitzen

Dion Tautari

Hannah Rose Thompson hemi is that us?👀

Trevor Frederick

Jade Wikitera-Wharerau

Adrian Grotius

Antonia Rollinson Jane Rollinson

Andre Zowitzkey

Count me in

Coool. Ill be there

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COVID-19 UPDATE - please read carefully before commenting

We are wanting to answer all the questions Re: Covid restrictions
Currently the Snapper Bonanza is still full steam ahead, we cannot plan it any other way we have to be ready to run the event for you. We have purchased all prizes printed all t-shirts caps etc.
There have been challenges with some supplies but we can guarantee the prizes are bigger than ever.

We will be watching and listening to the government regarding alert levels in the next few weeks.

We have a few options.
1: If we can run the event at level 2 with social distancing numbers as per last year we will.

2: If we have to postpone for a few weeks or a month we will. NOTE if we postpone and anglers cannot make the new date we will refund any tickets or they can hold them for the following year.

3: If we have to cancel until 2022 we will again refund tickets. Or anglers could hold them for the following year.
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Jo Manix

Doesn't get any better than that.

Well done team. Lets hope for the best out come

level 1 outside Auckland Less Go💪👏👏

Sad I know but... Please postpone🤞🏽so I can snap up a cancelled ticket 😆

I'm all good with any decisions you make on my behalf! Rock n' roll!

Awesome news, hope for the best for comp to still take place😉😉

Too easy 💯thanks heaps you guys are awesome 😎 I can’t wait even if we have to 😂💁🏽‍♂️💯

Fantastic guys ... 🤞be seeing you soon 🎣

Awesome 🙂

Lol is it sold out...🙍🙍🤦

Rob Parker true that bro.

Appreciate continual update

Will be there no matter what. Nice work guys keep up the amazing work. Much respect

Fuxk... Atleast you guys still tryna make it happen. Keep it up team 🔥👏 #2021winner 😂😂

Izaak Alec Sonni

awesome

ITS ON. Go the south island fisher people.🧐

Thank u 4 updating

Feel for you guys, this must be very stressful, thanks for the updates and of course for doing all you can so this fantabulous event can be held - awesome work ya'll

Let's go fishing

Glad I was too late for a ticket.

Awesome👍🎉 cant wait 💯 thanks organizers 👏👊

Awesome thanks for the update

Perfect 👌 sounds great

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Good morning fishos

Let’s start getting excited, we are just over 5 weeks away from kicking off the 2021 Snapper Bonanza!!!!!

Everything is going well on the organising front.
Any updates will be posted here, with the added Facebook updates panel to the website.

And down the 90 some good fish are being caught.

Here’s a pic of one of the recent 90 Mile Beach Surfcasting Club field days, and one our keen as mustard fishos Cody Lloyd with some big boys 🎣
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Good morning fishos 

Let’s start getting excited, we are just over 5 weeks away from kicking off the 2021 Snapper Bonanza!!!!!

Everything is going well on the organising front.
Any updates will be posted here, with the added Facebook updates panel to the website.

And down the 90 some good fish are being caught.

Here’s a pic of one of the recent 90 Mile Beach Surfcasting Club field days, and one our keen as mustard fishos Cody Lloyd with some big boys 🎣Image attachment

Comment on Facebook

Long shot but Are there anymore tickets ?

Grant Dodunski

Just don't mention the word that shall not be mentioned and we will be good to go. Look forward to seeing you all again soon team 🙂

Have you got your ticket Dave Moses.

Waoooo mantap good morning

ICE TEA TIME FAR THAT CLOSE CAN SMALL. JOHNNY'S GOT HIS GRIN

Joseph William Jeremy Boyles Craig Boyles 😲

WOOHOO 5 WEEKS WOW SO FRIKN EXCITED 👍👍

No going any where my friend xoxo lots of love

Only 5 weeks omg

Can't wait!!! Eion Paton Hamish Paton

Tamsin Carling

Joe Ngaamo

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2 months ago
Introducing one of our new major sponsors. The Awanui Hotel has just been through a huge new renovation and transformed itself back into an iconic establishment in the Far North.

If you haven't sorted your accommodation yet, be in quick with these guys because the rooms wont last!

Not long to go now fishos!!! The countdown is well and truly on!
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Comment on Facebook

They have done a great job doing it up and very friendly staff.

I don’t care where we sleep

WoopWoop Yeaaahhh cant wait to see everyone and catch the big 1 👍♥️👍

Mike Butler next year’s accommodation

Joe Ngaamo

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Hall of Fame

Grant Thompson, Auckland

2020 Winner

Overall Heaviest Snapper Winner 2020 – 8.285kg.

Dave Rameka, Kaitaia

2019 Winner

Overall Heaviest Snapper Winner 2019 – 7.905kg.

Grant Dodunski, Te Puke

2018 Winner

Overall Heaviest Snapper Winner 2018 – 8.945kg.

Chris Spurr, Gisborne

2017 Winner

Overall Heaviest Snapper Winner 2017 – 6.175kg.

James Benge, Hastings

2016 Winner

Overall Heaviest Snapper Winner 2016 – 8.165kg.

Troy Notton, Kamo

2015 Winner

Overall Heaviest Snapper Winner 2015 – 8.315kg.

Neil Sides, Kaitaia

2014 Winner

Overall Heaviest Snapper Winner 2014 – 9.995kg.

Jeremy Alai, Auckland

2013 Winner

Overall Heaviest Snapper Winner 2014 – 9.91kg.

Darin Maxwell, Te Puke

2012 Winner

Overall Heaviest Snapper Winner 2012 and new record holder – 12.030kg

Luke Boyes, Christchurch

2011 Winner

Overall Heaviest Snapper Winner 2011 – 8.89kg

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