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A drawing by Roger Swainston of a blue marlin

​Blue marlin is one of the best-known and most sought-after billfish. Illustration © Roger Swainston/

Tuesday 31 January 2017

Funding for WA premier fishing tournament

The State Government has signed a three-year deal to sponsor Western Australia’s GAMEX game fishing tournament in Exmouth.

GAMEX celebrates its 39th anniversary in 2017 and attracts more than 200 intrastate, interstate and international competitors ranging from novices to professionals. The tournament will run from 17-25 March in 2017.

Exmouth is regarded as one of the world’s best game fishing destinations with more than 40 different game fish species on offer, including all six Australian billfish species.

Fishing is a popular tourism activity, with almost one million visitors in WA participating in a fishing activity during their trip.

In addition to the fishing tournament, GAMEX will also feature family entertainment as well as education sessions, scientific studies and product information to teach people about sustainable game fishing.

More details.

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