On Strike wins
What a wet-and-wild weekend it was for those chasing the big fish during the Network Power Solutions Heavy Tackle Tournament.
The three-day event had 45 anglers on 11 teams come from as far as New Zealand, Perth, Karratha and inland areas of WA.
The weather was far better than the previous weekend but got a bit rough for some, particularly on the last day.
The smallest boat in the fleet was a 5.8m boat, while the biggest was more than 50ft.
There were more than 70 fish seen for the competition and 23 tagged.
The heaviest billfish section did not go off, but the all-female team managed to tag an estimated 280kg blue marlin on day two.
Team On Strike II were champion in team tag and release, with a total of three tags. Three other teams also had three tags, but On Strike won after catching their third fish first.
There were plenty of prizes from Hook’em, Platypus and Moldcraft.
Next weekend is the Exmouth Game Fishing Club Christmas party, so remember to RSVP if you haven’t already.
After that, the next fun weekend at EGFC is the Tantabiddi Camp out on January 9 and 10.
If you want to join in the fun, drop into Exmouth Tackle and Camping to grab an entry form, which is $25 and includes dinner and breakfast at Yardie Homestead.
The marina has had a lot of reports lately of mangrove jacks hitting baits.
School holidays is always a great time to get out with the family and catch a fish or two.
Squidding can be great fun for children and there are plenty of areas along the gulf beaches were you can catch them.
This area is also a safe option for the extra little ones, with shallow waters, sandy beaches and productive areas.