19 March 2015
Of the three opportunities to contest the Cup this year the heaviest fish were caught at the Beach and Boat and the Stabicraft Trailer Boat Tournament in Whitianga. However Alastair Gair's winning 12.34kg fish at the Beach and Boat was narrowly beaten over the weekend.
Nathan Wilson, a Whitianga local cleaned up with a 12.45kg snapper caught on the vessel "Lured".
All of the Snapper World Cup contenders went home with a new Furuno Fishfinder but the honour of the Cup ultimately goes to Nathan.
The Snapper World Cup will be on display at the Mercury Bay Gamefishing Club for the next few months.
See our Snapper World Cup Hall of Fame here for previous winners.