The Exmouth Game Fishing Club is holding its inaugural Spearfishing competition on December 11th and 12th. Briefing for the comp is Thursday December 9th at the clubhouse at 630pm. The Freediving Fiesta (as it is called) is designed to bring awareness to the positives of Spearfishing including fitness, selectiveness and skill. It is also to help people understand where you can and cannot spear in the waters around Exmouth. For further information, go to http://www.egfc.com.au/
The film crew from 'Just Add Water' were here during the week to film for several episodes that will air on the Nine Network during the one-day matches between Australia and England in Summer. Host Mike 'Thommo' Thompson brought with him his two sons to do a follow up story from when he fished here with his sons many years ago for a show. During their stay the crew stayed at Wilderness Island and got into some big queenfish, mudcrabs, coral trout and tuna in the gulf. They also headed out in the gulf to get onto some billfish with local boat In Deep. The two boys have never caught a billfish before and Thommo had only caught a marlin on the same boat for another fishing show two years previously. The crew headed out in the gulf and, much to the delight of the cameraman and whole crew, they managed to get a triple hook-up on sails! They landed all three fish and we can't wait to see the footage aired on TV in Summer. Thommo will be here for the Australian International Billfish Tournament in March to MC for the event.
Exmouth Game Fishing Club is grateful for the assistance from Thommo and we look forward to seeing him again in March.
Shore based anglers targeting spanglies on the west side this week have been rewarded, especially those who are there for the early start. Daylight starts creeping up around 430am! Apparently the hour following this has been prime time for the spanglies. Onn the eastern side, baitschools are still prevalent along town beach as the sun rises and the queenies and trevally scatter the bait, while terns, seagulls and pelicans have been hanging around to pick up any leftovers.
The Exmouth Game Fishing Club is holding its annual end of year presentations and Christmas party on December 18th. If you are a member, you will need to RSVP asap! This is the first year that they will be holding it in the new clubhouse and Santa will be visiting for the special occasion. If you are not a member and would like to attend, contact Kath Ryan on 9949 1086.
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