Hook Up E-News

The PGFC Hook-Up electronic newsletter is published regularly throughout the year when there are items that are of interest to members.

PGFC Members receive their emailed copy of Hook-Up on the day of publication. It is published on the website immediately during winter, but from November, as the fishing season approaches, its appearance on the website will be delayed 7 to 10 days. It may be available on request via contact@pgfc.com.au .

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August 2019

August 31st

Tuna everywhere, snapper and kingfish too. Snapper Comp results. New Membership Fee structure for 2020, Sangeeta Menon joins the Committee, Coming events. 2020 Important dates. FAD Working Bee.

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August 3rd

Snapper aplenty, YTK at Rottnest and marlin at Exmouth. Latest water temperature observations for 2018-19 FAD season. Upcoming events. 2020 Important Dates.


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July 2019

July 9th

July Social night a success with concerns raised over the FAD program’s future. PGFC members recognised by WAGFA. No Brains team outline their recent activities. Tag cards and Capture Form changes. FAD working bee.


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June 2019

June 15th

Local fishing, FADs recovered, record presentations made, Electronic gear theft. Big Social night in July. Links to Newsletters. 


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May 2019

May 14th

Local fishing, Ladies and Juniors Day results, black marlin research paper released, FADs and what’s coming up.

April 2019

April 23rd

The Shimano WA Open Edition – all the news and the images from a great event.

April 10th

Testing the water at Jurien Bay ahead of next weekend’s Shimano WA Open was very positive. The Caribbean boats expo in April allowed members to evaluate the quality of these craft. A great yarn from Dundee. Ladies and Junior’s day less than a month away.

March 2019

March 8th

Optimism is flowing for a bumper Shimano WA Open in April whilst the scarcity of billfish in the metro area continues. Bluewater Tackle World Marlin Cup is wrapped up and we look forward to the Caribbean boats expo in April. A link to a report commissioned by Recfishwest is included.

February 2019

February 13th

Looks like the Marlin Cup has gone off over the weekend as well as the Ian McCarthy Trophy. New member’s boat. Discussion of the Marlin Cup. Notes on an Exmouth trip from a club member.

January 17th

The new year presents light tackle fishing experiences. The raft up in Matilda Bay and the Marlin Cup are almost upon us.

December 2018

December 5th

A successful Christmas Party / Opening day event. 2019 Marlin Cup has a complete refresh. FAD news. Planning well advanced for events in the coming year.

November 2018

November 20th

Lots happening at the club in the next few months, first up is the Christmas Party, click on the items in the right-hand panel. Even more planned during the year. AGM has come and gone, FADs are deployed. 2019 Marlin Cup has a complete refresh.

October 2018

October 27th

As the sun sets on the 2018 season with the Annual Presentation Dinner, it has now risen on the 2019 season, hopefully with prospects for better metro pelagic fishing than the past 12 months. The first scoring fish of 2019 was logged on 1st October.

October 5th

The new season has begun, hopefully with prospects for better metro pelagic fishing than the past 12 months. Hook-Up has taken on subtle differences in appearance with the new year and is will include useful and engaging items throughout the next year.

September 2018

September 11th

A long time between each of the last few Hook-Ups, but this issue catches up with what has been going on and what’s ahead.

August 2018

August 6th

Plenty of good fishing activity, except in Perth waters. Snapper comp coming up on 18th and 19th. Some good gear for sale and a clarification of procedures to follow when claiming a record.

June 2018

June 19th

This issue of Hook-Up is to keep in touch with all in a quiet part of the club year. It includes information on what is being caught in the metro area and Abrolhos Islands and information about the final FAD recovery.

May 2018

May 26th

Lots of FAD news including the All Marine Services FAD captured in the western Indian Ocean. Snapper going off locally.

May 11th

Ladies and Juniors Day results. Cervantes fishing. The winning Shimano WA Open photo. The latest on the FADs. Update on All Species Competition.

May 3rd

Ladies and Juniors Day tomorrow. Significant changes to Club Championship scores. Local fishing hotting up. The Club loses a Long standing member.

April 2018

April 21st

Shimano WA Open Issue, Ladies and Juniors Day coming up soon.

March 2018

March 30th

In this issue of Hook-Up we look at Jurien Bay firing up and the FADs being deployed offshore. PGFC members excelled in tournaments held at the Abrolhos Islands and Exmouth.

March 23rd

In this issue of Hook-Up: Quiet in local waters, but saved by a big mahi mahi day. FAD movements, AIBT results. Visitors, events and scores.

February 2018

February 22nd

In this issue of Hook-Up: Marlin Cup results, FADs working well, Shimano WA Open. Loss of an old mate. IGFA Rule clarification, Scores and more.


February 7th

In this issue of Hook-Up: marlin reported at the trench just in time for the Marlin Cup, successful social day on the river and plans well advanced for the Shimano WA Open. Scores and more.

January 2018

January 11th

In this issue of Hook-Up are items including macro weather forecast, SST and currents, two FADs out of service, It’s time to get Marlin Cup entries in, there’s an odd spot on broadbill swordfish. All Species Competition is active and a repeat of the successful 2017 Family Day is a week and a half away.

December 2017

December 20th

In this issue of Hook-Up are items including SST and currents, A FAD out of service, the All Species Competition is detailed. A repeat of the successful 2017 Family Day is planned.

December 7th

In this issue of Hook-Up are items including Opening Weekend coming up, local fishing, AGM and the new club Committee, and the FAD deployment for the 2018 season

November 18th

In this issue of Hook-Up are items including Opening Weekend coming up, local fishing, AGM and the new club Committee, and the FAD deployment for the 2018 season

October 2017

October 27th

This issue of Hook-Up is a bumper edition with items including: Local and nearby deep dropping success. Presentation Night. Lots about FADs. A comment section. Annual General Meeting coming up. GFAA rule check.

September 2017

September 6th

Items in this issue include: Not much local fishing but plenty of billfish activity in the north. Jamo takes delivery of the new boat in Hobart. 2018 calendar of events.

August 2017

August 8th

Items in this issue include: results of the weekend’s snapper comp, scores and Commonwealth Marine Reserves announcement.

July 2017

July 17th

Items in this issue include: Big SBT around, important membership item, local snapper action and snapper comp coming up, scores, member’s immaculate boat for sale and a tagging update.

June 2017

June 1st

Items in this issue include: FADs recovered. Important membership items. Snapper comp coming up. Latest scores..

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

January 24th

Local Fishing, River social day, New arrangements for membership at tournaments, Roaming FAD, Bluewater Tackle World Marlin Cup, Shimano WA Open, Tagged fish recapture

January 13th

Local Fishing, Roaming FADs, Mandurah and Cervantes hotspots, January Family Day, Marlin Cup, Tag Times.

December 2016

December 16th

Local Fishing, Currents affecting FADs, A Haines Hunter refit, January Family Day announced. RIP Colin Parks.

November 2016

November 30th

Opening Weekend, Christmas Social Night, FADs, Vale Rachel Tees, Offer on Tiagra 130s.

November 11th

Annual General Meeting, FADs, Opening Weekend coming up.

October 2016

October 24th

Annual Presentation Dinner, FSC Snapper Day, Recapture, AGM, FADs and Opening Weekend coming up.

September 2016

September 20th

FSC Snapper event next weekend – Recaptures – Presentation night – CMR progress – National Gone Fishing Day -FADs and Opening Weekend coming up.

August 2016

August 31st

Snapper locally, billfish in the north-west. Latest club calendar. Social night, presentation night, National Gone Fishing Day and Opening Weekend all coming up.

July 2016

July 20th

A very successful members only event. Local and Pacific Islands fishing. Rottnest Trench water temperatures. Blast from the past. Tried and true recipe. ARFF Media Release. Scores

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

March 19th

Local fishing has been quiet since the last Hook-Up although mahi mahi are beginning to show up. Marlin have been the subject of unconfirmed reports. The Shimano WA Open is less than two weeks away, so get your entries in.

March 8th

– This edition of Hook-Up is dedicated to the Shimano WA Open which is now only a little over three weeks away. Much of the content is background material that will be of benefit to those who have not participated in the event before as well as updates which will be useful to those coming back after enjoying prior events.