2016 Dave Irvine Memorial Snapper Classic wrap

Image: Dom Thorneley

THE 2016 Dave Irvine Memorial Snapper Classic was run in Coffs Harbour over the weekend and there were plenty of good fish caught.

The catch and release only event delivered some quality snapper although total numbers were a bit lower than usual.

Total amount of Legal Snapper caught & released was 867 with an average size of 49.9cm.

Champion team was TOR with 5429 points, with Garner Catch Em With Cliffy (4164) and Squidgy (4122) in second and third.

Andrew Burke was the champion angler with 2752 points in the opens category while Chloe Laurence was champion in the womens with 2253 points.

The biggest snapper caught was 91.7cm by Andrew Talbot, with honourable mentions for Morgan Rose, Josh Batterson and Tony Luu who all got a snapper over 90cm.

The total amount of anglers was 221 with 90 Teams including 6 kayaks teams. There were 11 juniors, 17 kayakers and 5 ladies that entered the competition.

Team Placings List

TOR 5429
Garner Catch Em With Cliffy 4164
Squidgy 4122


Andrew Burke 2752 TOR
Dom Casarotto 2677 TOR
Andrew Smith 2165 Chubby Bream


Chloe Laurence 2253 Simrad Tomahawk
Gina Cleaver 1641 Ofishal
Hayley Bonnici 565 Simrad Evinrude

Biggest Fish

92cm Andrew Talbot
91cm Morgan Rose
90cm Josh Batterson
90cm Tony Luu


Angus Clem 380 Tin Pis
Sonny Bootland 325 Hells Bells
James Munro 290 Hoo-Kares


Paul Pallet 727 Wet Nutz
Tim Bennett 615 Havo Yak
Jason O’brien 549 Infront Outback

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