Keen fishermen and women are being encouraged to get their rods or kontiki out and get their entries in the Te Puke Fishing Club's big competition.

Held over Labour Weekend, the fishing tournament is in its 21st year and has some fantastic cash prizes up for grabs.

Committee member Stan Steel said entries were open with $1000 for the heaviest snapper, $1000 for the heaviest trout as well as cash prizes for all winning fish including kingfish and kahawai categories.

Mr Steel said entries cost $50 per angler and there was also a fantastic spot prize of a brand new Hounds cabin valued at $10,000, or alternatively $5000 in cash.

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"They will have the choice of the cabin or cash."

But Mr Steel said in order to take out that prize the winner must be present at the prizegiving which starts from noon at the club on Sunday, October 21.

"There will be live music, a bar and food available."

An angler briefing would take place on Thursday, October 18 with the final entries to be received by 9.30pm.

Fishing was scheduled for October 19 and 20.

Tickets could be purchased from the Te Puke Club on 573 9709 or Sportsworld Te Puke.
Mr Steel said the competition could not go ahead without support from its generous sponsors.

"We have many sponsors and we will be promoting their goods and services over the weekend."