Catch more than a pun at King Brey

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

■ A bot­tom-bash­ing fish­ing com­pe­ti­tion in King Bay will be back next month af­ter a pro­longed hia­tus.

The for­mer King Bay Open has been re­branded as the King Brey Open, and will see an­glers tar­get­ing the likes of coral trout, blue­bone and red em­peror.

King Bay Game Fish­ing Club pres­i­dent Len Ver­ti­gan said the com­pe­ti­tion was open to an­glers of all abil­i­ties, whether mem­bers of the club or not. “The King Brey Open is a show­case of what is avail­able out there for ev­ery an­gler, whether you have a 12ft tinny or 28ft boat,” he said.

“Any­one out there who has a boat and wants to give it a crack can sign up and have a go.

“There will be a 60 nau­ti­cal mile bound­ary from Dampier Har­bour, and all fish must be caught on hook and line.”

Mr Ver­ti­gan said prizes would be awarded across a wide cat­e­gory range at the Tam­brey Tav­ern af­ter the weigh-in.

Tam­brey Tav­ern gen­eral man­ager Danny Blazeski said sup­port­ing the com­pe­ti­tion was about more than just a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity for a good pun.

“The guys had this com­pe­ti­tion they were run­ning some time ago that we wanted to bring back to life, so here we are,” he said.

“We want see the com­mu­nity en­joy more ac­tiv­i­ties.

“Look at the backyard we have, there’s no bet­ter place for it.”

The com­pe­ti­tion is open to the public and will be held on Oc­to­ber 10.

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