South West Fishing Comp. What and where would members like?

A few of us here in the South West have been thinking now for sometime about organising a Fishwrecked fishing comp.
Who would be interested?
When would you like to see it held?
All input is welcome and will be digested. Lets get the ball rolling so you can voice your ideas and we can organise what you want.


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i would be

Tue, 2009-09-15 22:38

i would be interested......offshore or landbased or both?? anytime really...... where from?


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bloody great ... im in in

Tue, 2009-09-15 22:40

bloody great ... im in

in summer would be nice ... im over this rain :)


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i second that, apparently we

Tue, 2009-09-15 22:45

i second that, apparently we have only had 1 day this month with no rain, bring on summer and skimpy clothes lol


if im available i wouldnt mind coming down for a fish

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Aren't we all over this

Tue, 2009-09-15 22:54

Aren't we all over this rain!
At the moment it would be good to get as many thoughts on whats wanted as possible and then decide on the best outcome.
I personally couldn't care less how many different categories we have whether its a section for catch and release, shore base, offshore etc.
We want to organise a South West Fishwrecked event that will cater for all and be fun.


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Im in, probably would be

Tue, 2009-09-15 23:50

Im in, probably would be awesome a few weeks prior to the start or summer, although, i dont wanna see matto in skimpys nomatter what lol. Maybe it might be different to hold a comp that must consist of a certain amount of members per team, maybe a team comp. Would be different. But either way, i'd be in for sure.
Maybe have a long running comp like swanfish so it gives guys busy during certain times to entertain the idea of participating. Or... Have it at a small area. Would be a challenge for sure to see so many members in same area, like north mole comp lol. Would definately take out the disadvantages the less experianced of not knowing good spots and such. Also a good way to spend time getting to meet others during time there.
Just a thought

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We would come down from Perth

Wed, 2009-09-16 00:25

If an appropriate amount of notice is given.... Cheer's Darryl




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I would be keen if work

Wed, 2009-09-16 07:52

I would be keen if work doesn't get in the way. Where south west are you thinking Bluetonic. Personally I wouldn't mind offshore but would do land based if the weather wasn't friendly. Some nice areas land and offshore around Dunsbourgh. Hope we get some decent weather before the closures come in.



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Il throw this out there....

Wed, 2009-09-16 07:55

Il throw this out there.... but what about a fresh water river comp?? trout & redfin?

Thought it could be an idea since the season isnt far away.

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SW Comps

Wed, 2009-09-16 08:00

The comp is primarily aimed at members meeting fellow members and fishing. It is a social event. It will be open to anyone who wants to participate. The social events here in the SW have been very popular and a fantastic opportunty for fellow members to meet each other. This is really just a natural progression as we all fish..... 

There will be a small entry fee but this is recycled via category prizes so no profit will go to organisers and as usual when we have a social event a fishwrecked donation jar will be available.

It will encompass all aspects of fishing so both landbased and boat. We will organise suitable categories. We could even incorporate a freshwater category if people are interested.

The rules and regulations will be simple. Most likely be the length of each fish species as opposed to individual weight. Strong enphasis on catch and release so looking at brag board length with accompaning photo as proof of catch. If you wish to keep your catch then no problem just observe the fishing regulations, but at this stage we may not weight the fish (still deciding). Don't think anyone will cheat as this is a social comp and well you only cheat yourself...... 

There may be opportunity for deckies to jump aboard but that decision is the skippers.

All Boats will pass a safety check which is mandatory anyways.......

The first comp, for example, may be at Busselton. This is a good start as there is choice facilities at Geograph Marina and the area also caters for landbased. You can fish freshwater, inshore and offshore, off the marina itself and chase bream etc within the marina. No matter how you fish there is ample habitiat. Best of all good facilities for boats and a Bar for an after fish social drink (promote sensible drinking....). Likewise plenty of accommodation and service options and with the new highway open not far away.

Once we get up and running then we can move around and I would certainly travel south/north.

Most importantly this will be a social event so dont come without a smileSmile

We are looking at starting around mid October (unless this rain doesn't stop)......and yes there will be ample notice by posting a thread on fishwrecked. 

Hope you can all attend.

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Wed, 2009-09-16 09:06

Maybe we could standardise the FW Exxy comp rules so they could be adapted to comps up and down the coast.  Just adjust the fish species.  Will do some thinking and see how it can be worked.

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Very good idea Adam

Wed, 2009-09-16 09:27

Then no mucking around, and easier to organise.

Yes the rain........................ 

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Team Sea word would be keen

Wed, 2009-09-16 09:44

Team Sea word would be keen for sure...

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I'm In

Wed, 2009-09-16 10:44

Wherever, whenever..

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Sounds good

Wed, 2009-09-16 11:27

Sounds great. Maybe start throwing a few dates around, so people can leave that weekend free.

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*thumbs up*   i am up for

Wed, 2009-09-16 11:48

*thumbs up*


i am up for it just need dates so i can get off work and work on my fly fishing :P


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Yep I'm in depending on work

Wed, 2009-09-16 11:54

Yep I'm in depending on work commitment's

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We hope to be able to put

Wed, 2009-09-16 13:33

We hope to be able to put some date suggestions up over the weekend.
Adam, Damo or myself will PM you re rules after our Friday night S/W meet.


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Wed, 2009-09-16 15:59

just a view of school kid like me,

summer hols would be great?

even these enxt coming but a bit soon it think,

i would try and get down with a mate and cahse some fish arounde the jetty though



happy fishing

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There will be numerous comps throughout the year

Wed, 2009-09-16 17:19

We are just starting this october.

Once we iron out the comp rules with Adam we will obviously post threads advertising the dates.

Unlike Exmouth and seeing the population is Perth/SW orientated then these comps will be more regular for obvious reasons.

But with Adam we are standardising the comp rules for ease of organisation and the comps will predominatley be aimed/promoted at sustainable fishing. This does not limit anybody keeping lawful bag limits though.

As mentioned these comps are social comps and hopefully the same enthusiasm that transpires in exmouth will avial in the SW comps. 

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sounds sweet im

Wed, 2009-09-16 20:01

sounds sweet im interested.

ill ask my dad haha


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im in for sure! also putting

Thu, 2009-09-17 15:49

im in for sure!

also putting my hand up for a deckie spot ;)

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I'm up for it also. Can take

Thu, 2009-09-17 20:29

I'm up for it also. Can take a couple of others without boats too as well if I'm able to make it. Barren Bay??



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SW Fishing Comps

Thu, 2009-09-17 20:04

Great idea and keen to get involved. Will the recent bans influence the timing or will you simply adjust target species etc?