GAMEX casts its net wide
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.
Novotel Ningaloo Resort will host a luncheon with restaurant owner Eamon Sullivan.