Anglers get ready for Billfish Shootout
Preparations for major Pilbara fishing competition the Billfish Shootout have officially started, with less than one month remaining until cast-off.
Last Wednesday, Nickol Bay Sportfishing Club held their introductory rigging night at Hampton Harbour Boat and Sailing Club to get competitors up to speed on how the competition will run and lure in new participants in the process.
Competition committee members Ken MacFarlane and Hamish McLeod assured the crowd the shootout was for everyone from beginners through to advanced fishers, before talking them through bait-rigging and tactics to maximise their chances of successfully catching a target species.
“We’re very fortunate here in the archipelago of Dampier to have some of the best billfishing in Australia,” Mr MacFarlane told fishers.
Club secretary James Gorham said they received up to 20 new sign-ups from the rigging night.
The Billfish Shootout competition will be held off the Dampier coast over the three days of the WA Day long weekend, June 4-6.
To download an entry form, visit www.ansa.karratha.com.
Hamish McLeod and Ken MacFarlane at the Hampton Harbour Boat and Sailing Club.