Results for the 2017 event: The Billfish Bonanza had 10 teams with 30 anglers, 2 juniors and 3 small-fry hit the water to target some sailfish and marlin. Both the Exmouth Gulf and west side of the cape had been producing some awesome statistics for billfish and the teams that entered were excited about the prospects. Sailfish in the gulf at this time of year can be extremely exhilarating as they harass the masses of bait that moves in to the gulf through spring. To watch this feeding frenzy is quite incredible and through this tournament many fish have been tagged over the years. Some have returned to the same grounds, while others have been recaptured further north. This year 3 anglers caught their first billfish, including 7year old Tahlia Mossman, who was very proud to have handled the fish from bite to tag. (so were her Mum and Dad!) In fact, Tahlia caught two sailfish that helped her to win the Champion Small Fry section. Champion Junior angler was taken out by Jake Fitzgerald with 4 sailfish. Champion Team Marlin was won by Team Valiant with 4 marlin tagged. Team Valiant also took out Champion Team mixed with a sailfish, as well as black and striped marlin. Champion Team Sailfish went to On Strike with 19 sailfish. The team aboard On Strike were from Kalgoorlie, Perth and Texas. Other teams came from various regions of WA, while all teams enjoyed the event with over 60 billfish raised and 40 tagged. Thanks of course, go to the people behind the scenes that make it all happen, from the event coordinator to the radio operator, the various volunteer members and sponsors that help make the event for the anglers who come to fish. Book yourself in for next year! Oct 26-28. 2018
2017 Billfish Bonanza Oct 19th-22nd Entry form here and below Rules here and below
Angler/Skipper looking to join a Boat Hi EGFC I am a young lad looking to jump on a Boat for the Bill fish bonanza. I hold Master 24meters COC and great on deck, Fished WINORA and JUDE. Currently living in Carnarvon. email@example.com 0487972174 Regards Kale Wells If you need a skipper/angler, please contact Kale above.
2016 BILLFISH BONANZA RESULTS The Billfish Bonanza was one of the slowest on record! In 2015 on day 1 there were 48 billfish tagged. This year on day 1 there were a just 4 tagged. The fishing was weirdly slow for Exmouth standards, but it beats being at work! Champion Boat Sailfish was won by On Strike with 2 tags and 800points Champion Boat Marlin was won by Inn Keeper with 3 tags and 1500 points Champion Boat Combined was won by Winora with 700 points Champion Boat Overall (HPS) was won by Inn Keeper This is also the first time we recall a boat targeting marlin has taken out the overall section. There were some big marlin among the stats including an estimated 270kg blue onboard Winora. It's shaping up for the next big event of the Heavy Tackle Tournament in December.