With an increased focus on sustainable fishing, the Furuno Snapper World Cup will have new homes in 2019.
The Furuno Snapper World Cup spawned from the legendary ‘Furuno’ tournament of years gone by. In the past, the cup has been run over a series of fishing tournaments around New Zealand and is awarded to the angler who catches the biggest Snapper over the series.
More recently it has been aligned with the Beach & Boat Tournament, but with that relationship coming to and end, the cup will have a new home and new format in 2019.
“ENL and Furuno is very happy to be involved in a number of tournaments around the country in conjunction with many of our dealers, and ultimately being able to award the Furuno Snapper World Cup trophy to one angler at the end of the season,” ENL Group Managing Director Gareth Hodson.
“Furuno has had a long and successful association with recreational fishing tournaments for decades, and we’re more than happy to continue that relationship and to further support recreational fishing here in New Zealand.”
For 2019, the Snapper World Cup will be up for grabs at the Stabicraft Trailerboat Tournament at the Mercury Bay Gamefishing Club – March 7-9.
And the ITM Trade Club Fishing Competition at Whangaroa - 21-23 March.
ENL who also manufacturer and export the WASSP Multibeam Sonar in more than 30 countries believe the majority of commercial and recreational fishermen are extremely focused on sustainability and the protection of New Zealand’s valuable fishery resource and marine environment.
“We are constantly innovating new technology and sponsoring events that increase awareness and the ability to target the right species. We are in discussions with a number of event organisers that have a long term view on our fishery ensuring kiwi fisho’s and future generations have fun on the water.”
“We will be looking to adopt a length measurement system for future fishing tournaments, utilising digital recording – meaning that more fish will be released back into the ocean.”