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The hopes and expectations of members look like they are being answered with plenty of light and medium tackle options at the FADs with other structures holding mighty samson fish.
The Gilligan’s Cruise was a huge success and we’re expecting lots of interest for the Swan River Treasure Hunt and raft-up. The social night aboard Two Seas at Hillarys Marina on the 21st is expected to attract plenty of interest.
Preparations for the Marlin Cup are well in hand. It is just around the corner in February.
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This is the first Hook-Up of season 2020. It is necessarily long as it has been a while since the last one and much has been happening club-wise and fishing too. Read on for a summary of activities past and future and new ideas to make the club even better for members. We’re all looking forward to a great fishing season and early indications are excellent.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Local fishing has been a bit quiet, but Exmouth is turning on yellowfin tuna and mackerel. The FADs have been recovered and a working bee is planned. Two new destinations have been uncovered. The new website is due to be launched and there are updated scores. Valuable membership offer. July’s Social event is planned to be a cracker.
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.
– 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.