Story: Recreational sea fishing

A $50,000 snapper

A $50,000 snapper

Rob Parker of Houhora won the 2005 Snapper Classic with this 7.6-kilogram catch. He also won the 2000 competition, and admitted to spending 200 days a year fishing. Started in 1981, the event, held at Ninety Mile Beach, has become a Northland institution.

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The Northland Age
Reference: 1 March 2005

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Carl Walrond, 'Recreational sea fishing - A rewarding pastime', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7807/a-50000-snapper (accessed 18 October 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006