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GAMEX 2018 – Exmouth Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Game Fishing Tournament

Set the lines, polish the reels and oil the lures … GAMEX 2018 is gearing up to celebrates the 50th tournament anniversary!

Exmouth Game Fishing Club’s (EGFC) game and sport fishing tournament will be an event not to be missed, held on the 16th – 24th March 2018.

Western Australia’s premier game fishing event will once again be hosted in the warm waters off Exmouth’s Ningaloo Reef.

The once small local fishing event started in 1969 and today is one of Western Australia’s prestigious game fishing events bringing in around 300 people from all over the world for the 6 day long competition.

GAMEX has broken more state, national and world records than any other Australian fishing tournament.

With over 40 game fish species on offer the event showcases more diverse fishing action than any other sports fishing event in Australia.

The fishing event has 25 different prize categories targeting over 35 different species, including all six Australian billfish species.

Main GAMEX Fish Targets Species

Billfish, on average around 280 hooked and 120 tagged and released.

  • Black Marlin
  • Blue Marlin
  • Sailfish
  • Striped Marlin.

Other Fish Species Caught at GAMEX

  • Queenfish
  • Mackerel (Spanish, School and Shark)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin, Mack, Striped and Longtail)
  • Golden and Goldspot Trevally
  • Barracuda
  • Spangled Emperor
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin Fish
  • Wahoo

GAMEX Mahi Mahi Fishing

“The event’s autumn time slot 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!” – Exmouth Game Fishing Club President, Dennis Bryan-Smith told Fishingworld.

For all the first time participants GAMEX has introduced an introductory initiative incentive offering up to 50 new participants with free entry, and also offering existing anglers a reduced entry fee. Valuable local guidance on how and where to fish in Exmouth waters will also be offered to new participants. Find out more information here.

GAMEX will have a range of Exmouth based activities on for all ages, interest and fishing abilities throughout the six days, including:

  • Social evenings
  • Ladies functions
  • Fun and educational kid’s clinics
  • Educational activities
  • Scientific studies
  • Product information and displays
  • Kids fishing clinics
  • Filleting demonstrations
  • Meet renowned captains and anglers
  • Ocean to the outback celebrity chefs
  • Cooking classes
  • Family fun days
  • Dress-up evenings

GAMEX Fishing Facilities

All GAMEX Exmouth fishing spots are close to boat launching facilities, moorings or marina pens. For more information check out the Game Fishing Club’s website.

Join a GAMEX Team

If you’re interested in joining a GAMEX team, here’s a list of boat charter companies in Exmouth that might have spots available. Please contact them directly to discuss details.

GAMEX Accommodation

Exmouth Holiday Homes have a range of places on the Exmouth marina with boat mooring facilities. There’s also homes with boat parking available.

Here’s a list …

Our Pick of Marina Homes with Moorings

Whaleshark
Four bedroom, two bathroom home on the Exmouth Marina sleep up to 8 people. Features include boat moorings, boat parking, BBQ and a swimming pool.

Gecko
Four bedroom, two bathroom home on the Exmouth Marina sleep up to 8 people. Features include boat moorings, dual driveways, BBQ and a swimming pool.

Wave
Three bedroom, two bathroom home on the Exmouth Marina sleep up to 7 people. Features include boat moorings, upright freezer, drinks fridge and lockable storage shed.

Dugong
Four bedroom, two bathroom home on the Exmouth Marina sleep up to 8 people. Features include boat moorings, fish cleaning bench, full sized second fridge.

Desert Rose
This four bedroom, two bathroom home on the Exmouth Marina sleep up to 8 people. Features include a pool, BBQ and fish Cleaning bench.

Our Pick of Marina Homes with Boat Parking (ie no jetty or tie along side marina wall) Facilities

Wobiri
This three bedroom, two bathroom home on the Exmouth Marina sleep up to 6 people. Features include a BBQ and boat parking.

Best Views
Perfect for group accommodation, 5 Bedroom luxury marina home, sleeps up to 10 people. Features include boat parking and BBQ.

Seaviews
Four bedroom, two bathroom home on the Exmouth Marina sleep up to 8 people. Features include a BBQ and boat parking.

Fern
Four bedroom, two bathroom home on the Exmouth Marina sleep up to 8 people. Features include 7mtr swimming pool, BBQ and boat parking.

10% DISCOUNT FOR ACCOMMODATION BOOKINGS for MARCH 16th to 24th

Like to sponsor the GAMEX event?

Surveys estimate that the event directly generates over 1 million dollars in revenue. Promote your business at GAMEX with advertising in magazine, radio, television and social media.

Check out the GAMEX sponsorship form for more details.

Fishing Spots in Exmouth

Fishing Spots in Exmouth

Fishing spots in Exmouth are spectacular both for beach fishing (including spearfishing in designated areas) and boat fishing.  It does not seem to matter what size boat you have or what beach you go to.  If you know where the fishing spots in Exmouth are you are generally guaranteed a catch.

Popular beach fishing spots in Exmouth are Learmonth Jetty, Pebble Beach and the Marina and Canals on the Gulf Side where you can use both lures or bait depending on species you wish to catch.

Popular beach fishing spots on the West Side are Five Mile Beach, The Oysters Ledges off Mildura Wreck Road short walk to the right and Trisel Access just a short distance past the Lighthouse Caravan Park. The West Side does have sanctuary zones so check with Department of Parks & Wildlife https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au located at 20 Nimitz Street Exmouth.

Popular fishing spots in Exmouth for boating in the Gulf is in any area with bombies (reefy coral structures) maps of these spots are available from the tackle shops Exmouth Tackle and Camping and Blue Water Tackle You can anchor or drift over these areas where many species of fish thrive.  There are plenty of spots close to the shore and further afield if you want the bigger deep water fish.

Popular fishing spots in Exmouth for boating on the West Side are behind the Ningaloo Reef accessible from Tantabiddi Boat Ramp again you need to check where the sanctuary zones are.

Other excellent fishing spots in Exmouth is by boat from Bundegi or the Marina out to Murion Islands (just over an hour) where boat, beach and spearfishing are good.

Ladies can also enjoy the Fishing Spots in Exmouth the

above photo shows how proud this lady was to catch an elusive bluebone on her first time out just 5km offshore in the Gulf.