On Strike wins

Pilbara News - - Sport - Tack­le­word Ex­mouth

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.

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