WOOLI FISHING COMPETITION
STARTS SAT 4th AUGUST 2018
and runs for the whole week ending Sat 11th August
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Pete (Pedro) Knight Memorial Snapper Competition
The annual Wooli Snapper Comp is on again commencing with registration on 4th August 2018 up until 10.30pm. The event will run the full week 5.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Thursday and 5.00am to 3.00pm Friday 11th August. The competition will be fished between Sandon River (Southern Headland at the river entrance along a line due east) and Arrawarra Headland (Northern point along a line due east).
A Presentation and dinner along with a live band will follow the final days’ fishing.
Full rules and regulations are available from the attached form Wooli Hotel Snapper Comp Rules 2018. Please familiarise yourself with these rules.
Prior registration is available using the attached registration forms snapper comp registration form 2018 and WOOLI MARINE RESCUE GENERAL INFORMATION accompanied by the registration fee of $150.00 (reduced to $110 if paid by 30th June 2018) – please note both forms must be completed. Forms may be emailed with credit card details for payment (email@example.com) however please note registration is not complete until a return acknowledgement email is received and payment finalised.
As always, the competition is strictly catch and release.
Wooli is famous for Fishing.
The options are endless, from deep sea fishing charters to jetty fishing, you have it all just metres way. Rock fishing, surf casting, river bank and river fishing are all at your door step at Blue River Apartments. You can bring your own tinnie or hire one. Leave it tied up over the road from the apartments for the duration of your stay or have it parked up under your bedroom window, whichever you prefer.
The upper sections of Wooli Wooli River are great for crabbing, set your pots and throw in a line for bream or flat head.
Please take note of the fishing control areas in the upper reaches of the river.
Wooli is an ideal spot to enjoy a deep sea fishing trip to the Solitary Islands, a renowned fishing spot, with parts of the area reseved as Solitary Island Marine Park.ark. With the largest number of fish species present in the waters around the Solitary Island, here you are likely to catch anything from cooler water species, like Snapper, to tropical species like Coral Trout.
Fishing licences can be purchased at Wooli Shop or Wooli Dive Shop.
Recreational fishing fee exemptions
You are required to pay the NSW recreational fishing fee to fish in fresh and salt water in the state unless you are:
- under the age of 18
- an adult assisting a person under the age of 18 to take a fish using a single rod or to take prawns using a single dip or scoop net
- a person fishing in a private dam with a surface area of two hectares or less
- an Aboriginal person
- the holder of a:
- current Pensioner Concession Card issued by Centrelink
- current Pensioner Concession Card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs
- Commonwealth Department of Veterans' Affairs Gold Treatment Card endorsed "Totally and Permanently Incapacitated"(TPI)
- Commonwealth Department of Veterans' Affairs Gold Treatment Card endorsed "Extreme Disablement Adjustment" (EDA)
- letter from the Commonwealth Department of Veterans' Affairs stating that the person receive a disability pension of 70 per cent or higher, or an intermediate pension.
Please note that Senior's Cards, Health Care Cards and Repatriation Health Cards will not exempt you from paying the fishing fee.
Centrelink advises that only the person who signs the card where it reads "Signature of cardholder" is the holder of that card. If an additional person is listed on the card (usually a spouse), this relates to health care benefits and not to other exemptions/concessions available to the pensioner concession card-holder.
Recreational fishers must have these cards in their possession whilst fishing to be exempt:
(source: NSW Government Department of Primary Industries, 4th April 2018)