GAMEX gears up for 2018

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Team Razorback from Karratha and Dampier won the champion boat overall at GAMEX 2017.
Camera IconTeam Razorback from Karratha and Dampier won the champion boat overall at GAMEX 2017. Credit: Tackleworld Exmouth.

Dates for the 50th anniversary of GAMEX next year have been announced.

Exmouth’s major week-long sport fishing competition will be hosted from March 16 to 24.

This six-day tournament held off Exmouth’s Ningaloo Reef began as a small, local fishing competition in 1969.

In its 50 year history, GAMEX has been responsible for more state, national and world records than any other Australian fishing tournament.

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Exmouth Game Fishing Club president Dennis Bryan-Smith said competitor, visitors and residents could expect the best competition yet.

“GAMEX is a very popular and important fixture on the sporting calendar of the Ningaloo region, attracting participants from around the country and even overseas,” he said.

“The event’s autumn timeslot is the best time of year for fishing off Exmouth, and the many fun and educational activities surrounding the event this year will make GAMEX 2018 one not to be missed.

“GAMEX is one of north-western WA’s most popular and well renowned events.”

First time participants can apply for an introductory initiative which offers new entrants local guidance on how and where to fish, as well as discounted entry fees.

In addition to fishing, the week-long event incorporates social evenings, educational activities, scientific studies, product information and displays.

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