Entries open for Surtees Boats Fishing Competition

A 57-thousand dollar prize pool is up for grabs in this years Surtees Boats Fishing Competition.

Now in its 14th year, new and existing anglers are encouraged to participate.

The event will be held on the 6th and 7th of April.

There's a few changes to this years competition to help sustaining our oceans, the Snapper category is now a "catch and release" -- with the Snapper caught, measured, photographed and released.

Surtees Boats Isabel Zitzelsberger says the competition is a big draw card for Whakatane.

To take part head to surteesboats.com

Sam Gardner