Mark Colman with a 7.5kg snapper he caught during last year’s event.
Mark Colman with a 7.5kg snapper he caught during last year’s event. CONTRIBUTED

Snap to it, Woolis ready

THE Wooli Snapper Challenge is fast approaching and the coastal town is gearing up for the big event.

Keen fishermen are coming from far and wide with a view to snaring themselves a share of the $15,000 worth of prizes.

While the town is filling up ahead of the competition, which runs from August 11-17, accommodation is still available for those keen on taking part.

Wooli resident and business owner Jan O'Neill said she and her team at Solitary Islands Resort are predicting a great week of fishing, even if the swell and wind forecast isn't looking too favourable at this stage.

"The whole town will come to life for the weekend and we are definitely praying for good weather, but even if it gets windy, our guests will have a great time regardless," she said.

Despite some places in town being full, Ms O'Neill and a number of other accommodation providers still have some vacancies for the much-hyped weekend.

"It's just great to see little Wooli get a go and at Solitary Islands Resort we'll be serving our $8 pizza special, a lovely scotch fillet with home-made chutney and a lot of other things from our extensive menu. Also if people book for two nights, we'll give them their third night for free."

Event organiser Ian Rees enthused that there have been some big snapper caught in the area over the weeks leading up to the event.

Defending champions Jay Cochrane and Daniel Saye are excited to defend their title on their newly-bought boat, purchased for the occasion. .

Entries close August 10, at 10pm, at the Wooli pub.



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