Clin­ics of­fer valu­able tips for an­glers

Pilbara News - - Sport - Tack­le­world Ex­mouth

Bait schools in the gulf have cre­ated a frenzy for long­tail tuna and mack tuna over the past week.

This can be a great op­por­tu­nity to get among the ac­tion on light spin gear, es­pe­cially for chil­dren.

Small metal slices work well, and if you are keen to try fly fish­ing, this is a great way to test your gear, not to men­tion your cast­ing.

Fly fish­ing guides are of­ten seen teach­ing peo­ple how to fly­cast, and if you are keen to learn, then get your­self to the Fam­ily Fun Day on March 19 at the Ex­mouth Game Fish­ing Club for GAMEX.

Rec­fish­west will be here for the event and so will guest fil­leter Peter An­der­ton.

Rec­fish­west will hold free clin­ics to help teach young­sters (and us oldies) some good fish­ing prac­tices, in­clud­ing knot ty­ing, sim­ple rigs, lure fish­ing, good fish­ing ethics, and stay­ing sun smart.

Rec­fish­west will also hold fish­ing ses­sions in front of the club­house with the aim of catch­ing a bream, jack or pass­ing quee­nie.

The day starts at 11am with a sim­ple meet and chat, fol­lowed by some in­tro­duc­tions and clin­ics.

The club­house will be open for lunch and there will be fish fil­let­ing demon­stra­tions, clin­ics and then ev­ery­one’s favourite, the crab rac­ing.

Af­ter this will be the weigh- in for the first day’s fish­ing.

With such hot au­tumn weather and wa­ter tem­per­a­tures from some very ex­tended pe­ri­ods of calm weather, it is a bit of a re­lief to feel a breeze.

The wa­ter tem­per­a­tures have al­ready de­creased and we hope this will help turn on the fish even more for the Aus­tralian In­ter­na­tional Bill­fish Tour­na­ment and GAMEX.

The AIBT fin­ishes to­day and there will be a break on Thurs­day, with a meet-and-greet night on Fri­day from 5pm.

This is an ex­cel­lent op­por­tu­nity to meet up with some of the an­glers, skip­pers and crew and talk fishy tales

Any­one is wel­come to come down and see what is in store for the week, with ac­tiv­i­ties, so­cial func­tions, clin­ics, sci­en­tific re­search, and, of course, the fish­ing. EGFC sup­ports other sport­ing groups in Ex­mouth through this event with the funds gained through sup­port from the 100-plus spon­sors

It is a big event on the Ex­mouth cal­en­dar, as well as the recre­ational fish­ing cal­en­dar in WA and Aus­tralia.

Ev­ery year there are peo­ple who travel from other States and even over­seas to take part in the event.

For more de­tails on GAMEX, visit or get down to the club dur­ing the week-long event.

Easter and the school hol­i­days are not far away now and the tem­per­a­tures will be per­fect for camp­ing.

West side has had some good re­ports of span­gled em­peror of an evening when the waters are a lit­tle cooler.

Small pop­pers have been suc­cess­ful for span­goes in the early or late hours of the day.

Late-night fish­ing tends to re­sult in sharks a lot of the time, and once these guys move in, it is time to move on.

On an­other note — tur­tles are still hatch­ing in var­i­ous places.

Picture: Tack­le­world Ex­mouth

A mack tuna caught in the gulf by Sylvia Lerch with Cathy Ca­toni on the deck.

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