Welcome to the 2020 Bluewater Tackle World Marlin Cup, to be held in the waters surrounding Rottnest Island between 14th and 16th of February. The three-day tournament begins with a briefing night at Bluewater Tackle World Myaree on Tuesday the 12th of February. At least one member of each crew must attend. The presentation night on Tuesday 19th is a good time for friends and family to come along and join in a Club activity.
This is a WAGFA Sanctioned open tournament with an emphasis on tag and release. All competitors must be a member of a GFAA affiliated club. This event is a standalone event, however, points earned will be included toward the PGFC Club Championship for members.
This heavy tackle billfish event has a minimum line class of 15kg and all scoring billfish need to exceed line class. There are also awards for other gamefish species so competition on light tackle will be keen. Scoring is based on the best two day aggregate scores for each boat and angler. The Marlin Cup will be awarded for the highest point scoring boat – billfish only. Other great prizes are included for other species.
The PGFC Committee has decided to again reduce the entry costs for competitors and in so doing has eliminated any organised meals at the island. Event apparel will not be included but there will be a grab bag of sponsor products.
Pens on the Rottnest Fuel Jetty have been reserved for competitors – please check with the organisers for availability, they must be reserved by 25th January to satisfy the Rottnest Island Authority’s requirements. Camaraderie on the jetty is encouraged and members are free to make their own meal arrangements
One last thing, new members and crews to the Club or the tournament will be welcomed and are encouraged to freely ask any questions they may have before and during the event.
We wish you a safe and exciting weekend’s fishing and look forward to seeing you on the water.
Good luck and good fishing.
LATE NEWS: PRESENTATION NIGHT BONUS
PGFC is pleased to advise that well known and very successful On Strike Charters skipper Josh Bruynzeel will be competing in the event and will be helping out with the awards on the evening. On Strike Charters have been a strong supporter of PGFC for many years and as many members could attest have a great reputation for billfishing.
Josh will then be giving a presentation outlining his experience and knowledge of
game fishing in general and Exmouth in particular.
His emphasis is will be on:
- Rigging and baiting
- Tagging and free release
Adequate time for questions will be allowed. As usual all members and friends are welcome