Dave Irvine Memorial Snapper Classic results

As earlier reported, Fishing World attended the 2010 Dave Irvine Memorial Snapper Classic held at Coffs Harbour over the June long weekend. Competitors battled strong south-westerly winds and large swells during the event which this year attracted a record number of 86 boats and 218 entrants.

Fishing World again entered a team in the comp this year – on board the new Bar Crusher 620C project boat – but despite enjoying some excellent pre-comp snapper fishing team Fisho couldn’t produce when it counted – see full report HERE. Like many competing teams, we found the going tough and failed to get on the scoreboard.

The total number of snapper caught and released in the lure only event was 320, 5 fish down from the ’09 event total, when around 20 less boats competed. The average total of around 3.7 fish per boat for the event was an indication of how quiet things were for many teams. Others though fared quite well, with two teams tallying a total of 18 snapper each for the event.

In the individual placings, 1st place overall went to Samuel Gilchrist from Team Trapper. Last year’s most successful female angler Hayley Bonnici again took out the honours, pipping Pam Featherstone who caught the biggest fish on day one, an 84cm approx. 8kg model. The biggest snapper eventually went to Jo Gorton with an impressive 92cm fish. Gorton beat a trio of 90cm snapper caught by Geoff Triplett, John Smith amd Jim Hughes, to take out the honours.

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Pam Featherstone and her solid 84cm red caught on Day One.

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Official DIMSC results can be downloaded here: Download team placings HERE and individual placings HERE.

Full credit to the organisers and sponsors of the 2010 Dave Irvine MemorialSnapper Classic, which is growing in popularity each year, in no smallpart due to its laidback feel and the friendly camaraderie amongstcompetitors.

The Fisho team will be back next year!

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