Surtees Boats One Base Fishing Tournament underway

Any fin is possible in this years Surtees Boats One Base Fishing Tournament -- with 135 thousand-dollars in prizes up for grabs.

Getting underway today -- the three-day tournament sees anglers compete for the best catches today, tomorrow and Sunday.

A major rule change for 2019 is if anglers are "hooked up" just prior to the official stop fishing time, they can radio and advise they are hooked up, and the fish will be counted in the next days tally.

Whakatane Sport Fishing Club Manager Wayne Hunt says great prizes are on offer.

Sam Gardner