Favourable Classic tides
Anglers are just weeks away from hitting the waters around the Dampier Archipelago for one of the biggest fishing competitions in the Pilbara.
The Dampier Classic, now in it’s 41st year, runs over the FeNaClNG long weekend from 6am, July 29 to 6pm, August 1 with a compulsory no-fish period between 6pm Saturday and 7am Sunday.
Anglers will target a wide variety of species but the big money prize’s will go towards big billfish and gamefish species.
There are big expectations for this years’ event with club members hitting the record books regularly in the past few months, the juniors and small fries accounting for a good percentage of these claims.
This includes seven potential world records and a large number of State and national records. Prizes across the 30 categories include Shimano reels, custom-made Headleys rods, earrings and prize packs and vouchers for various local businesses.
A briefing night will be held on the Wednesday, before everyone hits the water from 6.30pm, at the Tambrey Tavern to provide teams with competition bags and update competitors on weather conditions, rules and procedures.
Favourable tides of between 2.5m to 3.5m in the morning and evening on Saturday and Sunday are ideal for boat launch and retrieval.
The four-day event is billed as a tournament for all walks of life.