An­glers brave blus­tery con­di­tions in fish pur­suit

Pilbara News - - Fishing - ■ Tom Zaun­mayr

The State’s premier fish­ing com­pe­ti­tion has well and truly be­gun, with an­glers brav­ing blus­tery con­di­tions in pur­suit of GAMEX glory.

Once again the weather gods de­cided GAMEX was a good time to kick up a breeze, though not as se­ri­ous as last year when the event was can­celled be­cause of a cy­clone bear­ing down on the coast.

The week-long fish­ing tour­na­ment was launched with a con­cert night at the Ex­mouth Game Fish­ing Club where Min­nie Marks, Pop Standen and Phil Em­manuel got the crowd on their feet.

Ea­mon Sul­li­van’s long ta­ble lun­cheon was hosted the next day be­fore the wait was fi­nally over as lines went in on Sun- day morn­ing de­spite the strong winds.

More than 50 boats are out on the wa­ter tar­get­ing a wide va­ri­ety of species in­clud­ing bill­fish. The fi­nal weigh in will be from 6pm this Fri­day, with pre­sen­ta­tions to be held the fol­low­ing night.

Pic­tures: In­dian Ocean Im­agery

Peter An­der­ton and Paul Worstel­ing from IFish TV at GAMEX.

Cal­lum Hol­lock with an 18.9kg nar­row-barred Span­ish mack -erel.

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