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Billies of all varieties in the West – Grand Slamming


Now we’ve all heard about the fabulous fishing at Gamex in Exmouth this year (yes 100 billfish tags a day!), and the planning is already going full steam ahead for Gamex 2015, but there are still a several events on their billfish calendar for the year (coming up in the next month, the Australian Masters Billfish Tournament 12th-14th Sept and the Betta Billfish Bonanza 31st Oct –2nd Nov). And the fishing is HOT HOT HOT!

EGFC’s Jeni Gates shared with me some fantastic fishing that Eddy Lawler from Peak Sport Fishing has been enjoying this week which was *three grand slams in three consecutive days of fishing!*

The scores were: Day 1 – 1 stripe, 1 blue and 4 black marlin! Day 2 – a black, a blue and a stripe and Day 3 – a black, a blue and two stripes. As Capt. Eddy says, “(This is) some of the best fishing we have ever seen in Exmouth. The water looks great, the fishing is incredible, blue marlin season is just around the corner and we can’t wait for it. If winter is fishing this well what does the summer period hold in store?” Awesome!

Meanwhile off Dampier, Blue Lightning’s Capt. Chad Mills is back after a trip out to the sea mount off Montebello Islands and reporting lots of yellowfin in the 12 kg bracket as well as some very aggressive sails! They went 11-10-8 including a 5 way hook up all – with all 5 successfully released.  They sails were in the 25-40 kg range.

On the last day they did half a day off Dampier on the way back in, ending with a 1-11 sailfish and 4-3-2 on black marlin with the weather in the 0-5 knot range rounding up a great trip (photo).


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