Upcoming Exmouth billfish comp a chance for young fishers to shine

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A fisher catches a marlin at last year’s Australian Junior Billfish Tournament.
Camera IconA fisher catches a marlin at last year’s Australian Junior Billfish Tournament. Credit: Tackle World Exmouth

The fabulous weather continues, along with sensational fishing and gratitude for the wonderful place in which we live.

The brilliant days have been a blessing for those getting out on the water and wetting a line, while the few ultra-windy days have allowed people to re-group and rest, along with the fish.

Reef species have been on the plates of many this week with reports of great red emperor, big Chinaman fish and Rankin cod.

Anglers fishing in depths of about 50-70m have reported on an abundance of fish and seemingly lack of shark predation.

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The crews have been using single paternoster rigs, which we always recommend to decrease the chances of sharks honing in on your catch.

The running sinker method in shallow waters is also good and fresh bait is highly advised.

Squid has been on the move again in the gulf and it always amazes me how many you can come across in a day.

The various squid jigs these days are almost mind-boggling, but it is interesting to note that certain colours can work better than others, depending on the conditions.

Spear fishing enthusiasts have been getting into the warmer weather and loving it, the clear waters here make it great for being able to target species and choose wisely.

Don’t forget the Australian Junior Billfish Tournament is on very soon.

This event is amazing for teaching kids the importance of team work, boating, safety, fish handling, tagging, catch and release, research and so much more.

Get down to the clubhouse at the marina to find out more information and be involved.

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