2018 Dave Irvine Memorial Snapper Classic


IT is that time of year again for the Dave Irvine Memorial Snapper Classic (DIMSC) – it’s only a couple of month’s until this year’s event, which will be held on August 10 – 12.

The DIMSC is a catch and release angling event that draws anglers from around Australia. The event was original created by several of Dave Irvine’s close friends, to pay tribute to his larger than life character and is in recognition of his life’s passion of catch and release angling. The event has been held annually since Dave passed away suddenly in 2007.

Dave was a pioneer in the catch and release fishing movement. He was an advocate for catch and release angling and helped develop many of the current practices that are used today. His most prominent contribution to catch and release angling was the development of the “Enviro-net”, which is now a necessity for participants in many catch and release angling events around Australia and other parts of the world. In keeping with this, the DIMSC was one of the first offshore lure only catch-and-release angling events in Australia that targets snapper with a unique point scoring system. The competition requires the anglers to take a photograph of their catch on a brag mat, before safely releasing the fish into the water.

“A big thank you to all of our fantsatic sponsors who are back on board once again – Shimano, Simrad, Film Fish Reef Science, Squidgies, Mako Eyewear, Fishing World Magazine, Coffs Harbour Marine, Mo Tackle, BCF, Gamakatsu, Coffs Camera House, Coffs Harbour Yacht Club, Coffs Marine Rescue, Paint Smart, Great Northern Lite, Maven Dental, Viking Kayaks and Tohatsu”, say Chad Miller from the rganbising committee.

“Don’t forget there is again an early bird special to all that are keen. The Early Bird special will finish on the July 12, so you have so time to get those entry forms back to me to save you guys some money.”

For further information, please see the Facebook page or email, or to view the rules and access an entry form, click HERE.

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