Catch more than a pun at King Brey
■ 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.