Billfish Bash tournament gets underway in Exmouth

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Pre-GAMEX competition the Billfish Bash has started in Exmouth.
Camera IconPre-GAMEX competition the Billfish Bash has started in Exmouth. Credit: Australia's Coral Coast, Australia’s Coral Coast

We are very pleased to say that Hunter Anderson, aged 3, and his mum Jodie won two new Penn rods and reels from a recent national Tackle World competition.

Hunter is obsessed with fishing, which his parents are pleased about, because they both love fishing too. They also won a bag, cooler, towel and hat.

The hardest part about it all is that Hunter’s dad missed out; however, we are sure he will be teaching Hunter how to cast well with his new gear.

The pre-GAMEX Billfish Bash tournament started with 21 fish caught among seven teams on day one.

The weather was calm enough to allow Scott Turrel to get his seven-year-old son and five-year-old daughter out on the water.

This paid off, with the young fella getting a black marlin and putting the team on the score board.

Team Azura tagged seven fish on day one, while team Bush Chook tagged five.

Full results can be found on egfc.com.au.

Catching whiting on poppers along the shore of the gulf beaches is becoming more and more popular, especially for families with young kids.

These tasty critters are easily found in schools cruising the shoreline or congregating in one big area.

If you use very light outfits and the tiny poppers, it can be great fun.

The kids love the excitement and ease of it all, while the parents love it because whiting can be easily handled with no bad spikes like other fish.

It is always great to eat them fresh, so remember to just take enough for one dinner, rather than target your limit.

The Recfishwest scientists will be here throughout GAMEX and we encourage anyone interested in marine biology to get down to the weigh station of an evening next week to see what has been caught.

The crew takes samples of fish brought in to weigh and can assist with the filleting and fish information.

The big event will start with a pro clinic evening to help anglers learn more from experienced skippers and crew.

Last year, this night was packed, so get in early, especially if you intend to dine that evening.

There will also be a live Facebook feed on the night to ensure those who cannot make it do not miss out.

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