33rd Annual Mornington Peninsula Tea Tree Snapper Fishing Competition.

Hosted by Snapper Point Angling Club

Friday 28th and Saturday 29th October 2016

For entry details visit: spac.org.au

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Did you know, in 2014 one of our Yaringa Fishing Club and Yaringa Boat Harbour members won 1st prize with a snapper of 8.83kg?!

A couple years before that there was a 2nd and a 4th place as well! Both were members of Yaringa Boat Harbour and Yaringa Fishing Club!

 

History of the competition:

In the winter of 1983, the Snapper Point Angling Club Inc. of Mornington Victoria began to plan a public fishing competition that would get anglers to go fishing at the start of the Snapper Season.

The old adage that says – When the Tea Tree Blooms, The Snapper are in the Bay was a key to planning the event.

The Tea Tree usually blooms in the first week of November so the competition date was established as the Saturday before Melbourne Cup Day and has continued on this day ever since.

The competition has grown from small beginnings on the water front at Mornington in 1984 to becoming one of the largest and most prestigious events on the Australian fishing calendar.

The 30th Annual competition was held in 2013. The Snapper Point Angling Club Inc. invites you to enter the competition this year be part of a fantastic experience that brings anglers back year after year.