Quiet times, teem­ing wa­ters

Pilbara News - - Sport - Tack­le­world Ex­mouth

Fe­bru­ary is one of the qui­etest months for busi­nesses in Ex­mouth, but a great time for fish­ing with plenty of op­tions and empty boat ramps.

It can be a bit hot and some­times even wet if low-pres­sure sys­tems come close, but it is all worth it when you have a day like John Guthrie had re­cently.

John has bought a boat re­cently and has taken the fam­ily out many times, but on the week­end de­cided to go out with a mate and got on to some co­bia, job­fish and mack­erel.

An­other bloke, Daniel Blun­dell, on his first time chas­ing bill­fish in Co­ral Bay aboard Ben­rie Vales’s new boat, man­aged to raise a black mar­lin, blue mar­lin and sail­fish in one day.

Spearfish­ers have been hav­ing good luck too, with good re­ports of a mixed bag of co­ral trout, blue­bone and job­fish in the gulf.

One young spearo, Alex Wruck, 13, was in Ex­mouth re­cently and bought a heap of gear and had a ball.

He re­turned re­luc­tantly to Perth, but man­aged to spear him­self a 12.6kg sam­son fish from the beach in Fre­man­tle.

It was such a great ef­fort that we thought you would love to see the pic­ture. Alex is keen to get back up in Ex­mouth again, but mean­while is en­joy­ing the Perth sum­mer.

It is only a few weeks un­til the town will be abuzz with boats and an­glers for the Aus­tralian In­ter­na­tional Bill­fish Tour­na­ment and GAMEX.

The new an­gler in­cen­tive this year that of­fered free en­try to the first 50 new an­glers reached its tar­get by early Fe­bru­ary, and it is great to know plenty of new an­glers are com­ing for the event.

This year the Ex­mouth Game Fish­ing Club are con­cen­trat­ing on the great fish­ing, the an­glers and spon­sors.

There will still be fil­let­ing demon­stra­tions each day for the pub­lic to come and view (and take sam­ples home) as well as univer­sity stu­dents tak­ing sam­ples for re­search.

The fancy dress this year is your favourite team shirts and we hope the weather and fish­ing is fir­ing.

Pic­ture: Tack­le­world Ex­mouth

Alex Wruck, 13, with his 12.6kg catch.

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