GAMEX casts its net wide

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

GAMEX 2016 will of­fer more events for those who do not want to get out on the wa­ter.

The move is aimed at mak­ing the event ap­peal to a wider au­di­ence.

Fine food events, mar­ket stalls, talks and hands-on ac­tiv­i­ties have all been planned to com­ple­ment the tour­na­ment.

Ex­mouth Game Fish­ing Club pres­i­dent Jeni Gates said the in­clu­sion of events around the com­pe­ti­tion equated to a large eco­nomic in­flow to the com­mu­nity.

“We have done sur­veys in the past which show (GAMEX) in­jects more than $2 mil­lion into the com­mu­nity,” she said.

“You don’t have to be a pro­fes­sional an­gler with an ex­pen­sive rod and boat to… en­joy the week.”

Among events to be held dur­ing GAMEX will be a con­cert night at Ex­mouth Game Fish­ing Club spon­sored by the Pot­shot to open the com­pe­ti­tion and a fam­ily fun day with for­mer Olympian Emma Ge­orge and iFish pre­sen­ter Paul Worstel­ing. Novo­tel Nin­ga­loo Re­sort will host a long ta­ble lun­cheon with Bib and Tucker Restau­rant owner Ea­mon Sul­li­van.

A fancy dress gourmet reef and beef bar­be­cue evening will be held at Ex­mouth Es­cape Re­sort.

Pic­ture: Ex­mouth Vis­i­tor Cen­tre

Novo­tel Nin­ga­loo Re­sort will host a lun­cheon with restau­rant owner Ea­mon Sul­li­van.

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