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Snapper Bonanza 2022 Contest has been postponed to 21st - 25th March 2023

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BEFORE READING FURTHER, PLEASE UNDERSTAND THIS COMPETITION IS TOTALLY SEPARATE TO AND DOES NOT AFFECT YOUR ENTRY INTO THE 2023 SNAPPER BONANZA.

The entry fee covers all 3 days, all 3 venues.

MINI BONZA | 9th – 12th March 2022

To all Bonanza supporters, we are as gutted as the rest of you that we had to postpone the 2022 Bonanza.
However, due to many of our anglers wanting to still fish those dates we have decided to run a Mini Bonza competition.
Unfortunately, this will be under COVID-19 restrictions so tickets are limited to 100 people with Vax Passports.
We have decided to hold prize giving’s at 3 of our sponsors’ venues.
The hospitality industry has been hammered by COVID, we hope this helps a little bit.
You must have a 2022, 90 Mile Beach Snapper Bonanza Ticket to enter these mini comps.
Tickets must be picked up from each venue prior to start fishing, Tickets will be available for collection at each individual venue from Saturday 5th March 2022.
The venues will be responsible for any regulations in terms of their License and Covid-19
Please note these will sell out very fast and there are NO REFUNDS unless we have to cancel the event. So if you are a close contact and have to isolate we cannot refund, but we can transfer the ticket if you have someone else who wants it.
Any transfers will cost $30.00 AND NEED TO BE COMPLETED BEFORE 12PM Tuesday 8th MARCH
There will be a minimum of 10 great spot prizes drawn each night at the venue prize giving, That’s a 1 in 10 chance of landing one of our amazing spot prizes.
PURCHASING TICKETS $250 each – THESE TICKETS GRANT YOU ACCESS TO ALL 3 COMPETITIONS / 4 DAYS
YOU CAN BUY A MAXIMUM OF TWO TICKETS PER TRANSACTION, (so you and 1 mate)
ALL TRANSACTIONS ARE DIRECT CREDIT THROUGH YOUR BANK ACCOUNT AND MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN 48 HOURS OR YOUR TICKET WILL BE ON SOLD (Note no credit card payment available)
Once you have purchased you will receive a receipt in your inbox please check your junk box if you don’t.
Please take this receipt or Photo ID to each venue to pick up your tickets, only available from Saturday the 5th of March.

MINI BONZA COMP DETAILS
The Haze Real Estate and McDonald’s Northland
Mini Bonza Snapper Surfcasting Comp Open to both coasts
3 Venues 3 Separate Competitions

Comp 1: Wednesday 9th March Venue: AWANUI HOTEL Start fishing time is 1.00am Wednesday weigh station is at Awanui Hotel and only open between 2pm and 4pm you must be there before 4pm to have your fish weighed.

Comp 2: Thursday 10th March Venue: COLLARDS TAVERN Start fishing time is 1.00am Thursday weigh station is at Collards and only open between 2pm and 4pm you must be there before 4pm to have your fish weighed.

Comp 3: Friday 11th and Saturday 12th March Venue: WAIPAPAKAURI HOTEL 36 HOUR COMP Start fishing time is 1.00am Friday finish time is 1pm Saturday. Weigh station is at Waipapakauri Hotel and only open between 2pm and 4pm.
You must be there before 4pm to have your fish weighed.

IMPORTANT: WAIPAP 36 HOUR COMP YOU MAY WEIGH UP TO 3 FISH ON FRIDAY AND UP TO 3 ON SATURDAY FOR SATURDAYS FISH PRIZES

THERE IS NO FISH PRIZEGIVING FRIDAY BUT THERE ARE LUCKY SPOT PRIZE DRAWS.
All prize giving’s are set to start at 5pm so long as all the fish calculations have been completed

OFFICIAL RULES

1. Competitors must fish off the beach only, and no closer than 500mtrs on either side of rocks.
2. No rock or Boat fishing.
3. The Fishing Zone is from Ahipara south end of 90 Mile beach on the West Coast to south end of Tokerau Beach on the east coast
4. One Rod and Reel or Hand line only per competitor (max 2 hooks per line).
5. Lines must be hand-cast. NO Drones, torpedo’s, kites etc.
6. Snapper must be a minimum of 35cm, the weigh masters decision is final
7. Competent casters are permitted to cast for not so competent casters but both must have a ticket of their own.
8. IMPORTANT: Tickets must be picked up from each venue prior to start fishing, Tickets will be available at each individual venue from Saturday 5th March 2022
you cannot turn up to the venue with fish to weigh and you haven’t picked up your ticket the day before. Tickets are not transferable.
9. Wednesday 9th March Venue: AWANUI HOTEL Start time is 1.00am Wednesday weigh station is at Awanui Hotel and only open between 2pm and 4pm you must be there before 4pm to have your fish weighed.
10. Thursday 10th March Venue: COLLARDS TAVERN Start time is 1.00am Thursday weigh station is at Collards and only open between 2pm and 4pm you must be there before 4pm to have your fish weighed.
11. Friday 11th and Saturday 12th March Venue: WAIPAPAKAURI HOTEL 36 HOUR COMP Start time is 1.00am Friday finish time is 1pm Saturday. Weigh station is at Waipapakauri Hotel and only open between 2pm and 4pm you must be there before 4pm to have your fish weighed. IMPORTANT: WAIPAP 36 HOUR COMP YOU MAY WEIGH UP TO 3 FISH ON FRIDAY AND UP TO 3 ON SATURDAY FOR SATURDAYS FISH PRIZES
THERE IS NO FISH PRIZEGIVING FRIDAY BUT THERE ARE LUCKY SPOT PRIZE DRAWS.
No one is permitted to fish before the start time and weigh in will be only between 2pm-4pm daily. NO EXCEPTIONS
12. All prizes are for Snapper only, Average Weight is calculated from all fish weighed in each day, except the 36-hour comp where the average is over the 2 days.
For the heaviest prize if of equal weight, the prize will be shared. For average weight prize if equal weight prize will be shared.
13. Each Competitor may weigh in only 3 Snapper per day including the Friday but there is no fish prize giving Friday, However there will be spot prizes.
14. Tickets must be presented with fish at weigh in.
15. Official Weigh Master decision is final.
16. All prizes not won will be drawn at weigh in from ticket numbers. Winners must be present to collect drawn prizes.
17. If the organizers have to cancel the competition prior to start fishing you will be refunded the ticket cost minus $10 admin fees.
18. All MAF Fish and all Waka Kotahi regulations apply.
19. Organisers and Sponsors will not be liable for any damage to persons or property (you enter this contest at your own risk).
20. All fish must be whole and complete when weighed in.
21. Any Competitor deemed to be in breach of any of the above rules, Instant disqualification by the Official Weigh master applies.
22. ALL FISH WEIGHED IN WEDNESDAY THURSDAY AND FRIDAY WILL BE KEPT FOR CHARITY AUCTION.
IF YOU WISH TO KEEP YOUR FISH THEN DO NOT WEIGH THEM IN.
PLEASE HAVE PLENTY OF ICE ON YOUR CATCH. YOU CAN KEEP YOUR FISH THAT YOU WEIGH IN ON SATURDAY

FISH PRIZES

WEDNESDAY AT AWANUI HOTEL
HEAVIEST SNAPPER
1st  $1500
2nd $700
3rd  $600
4th  $300
5th  $200
AVERAGE WEIGHT $2200.00

THURSDAY COLLARDS TAVERN
HEAVIEST SNAPPER
1st $1500
2nd $700
3rd  $600
4th  $300
5th  $200
Average weight $2200.00

SATURDAY WAIPAPAKAURI HOTEL
HEAVIEST SNAPPER
1st  $2000
2nd $1400
3rd  $1000
4th  $400
5th   $200
AVERAGE WEIGHT $4000.00

PLEASE REMEMBER TO SIGN IN AT ALL OF THE VENUES, HAVE YOUR VAX PASSPORT READY, WEAR A MASK WHERE REQUIRED AND PRACTICE SAFE DISTANCING WE WANT TO KEEP YOU AND OUR COMMUNITY SAFE

BIG THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING SPONSORS, PLEASE SUPPORT THEM WITHOUT THEM OUR EVENTS DO NOT HAPPEN

HAZE REAL ESTATE
MCDONALDS NORTHLAND
CARTERS BUILDING SUPPLIES KAITAIA
LION NZ
AWANUI BP
CROMBIE LOCKWOOD
RIDERS SPORTS
COASTAL VALET
SHACKLETONS CHEMIST
ARCHIBALD MOTORS
LIQUORKING KAITAIA
FOLDERS
COLLARD TAVERN
AWANUI HOTEL
WAIPAPAKAURI HOTEL

Unfortunately, the Mini Bonza competition has sold out.