GAMEX 2018 – Exmouth Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Game Fishing Tournament

Stripe marlin Exmouth Gamex

Set the lines, polish the reels and oil the lures … GAMEX 2018 is gearing up to celebrates the 50th tournament anniversary!

Exmouth Game Fishing Club’s (EGFC) game and sport fishing tournament will be an event not to be missed, held on the 16th – 24th March 2018.

Western Australia’s premier game fishing event will once again be hosted in the warm waters off Exmouth’s Ningaloo Reef.

The once small local fishing event started in 1969 and today is one of Western Australia’s prestigious game fishing events bringing in around 300 people from all over the world for the 6 day long competition.

GAMEX has broken more state, national and world records than any other Australian fishing tournament.

With over 40 game fish species on offer the event showcases more diverse fishing action than any other sports fishing event in Australia.

The fishing event has 25 different prize categories targeting over 35 different species, including all six Australian billfish species.

Main GAMEX Fish Targets Species

Billfish, on average around 280 hooked and 120 tagged and released.

  • Black Marlin
  • Blue Marlin
  • Sailfish
  • Striped Marlin.

Other Fish Species Caught at GAMEX

  • Queenfish
  • Mackerel (Spanish, School and Shark)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin, Mack, Striped and Longtail)
  • Golden and Goldspot Trevally
  • Barracuda
  • Spangled Emperor
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin Fish
  • Wahoo

GAMEX Mahi Mahi Fishing

“The event’s autumn time slot is the best time of year for fishing off Exmouth, and the many fun and educational activities surrounding the event this year will make GAMEX 2018 one not to be missed!” – Exmouth Game Fishing Club President, Dennis Bryan-Smith told Fishingworld.

For all the first time participants GAMEX has introduced an introductory initiative incentive offering up to 50 new participants with free entry, and also offering existing anglers a reduced entry fee. Valuable local guidance on how and where to fish in Exmouth waters will also be offered to new participants. Find out more information here.

GAMEX will have a range of Exmouth based activities on for all ages, interest and fishing abilities throughout the six days, including:

  • Social evenings
  • Ladies functions
  • Fun and educational kid’s clinics
  • Educational activities
  • Scientific studies
  • Product information and displays
  • Kids fishing clinics
  • Filleting demonstrations
  • Meet renowned captains and anglers
  • Ocean to the outback celebrity chefs
  • Cooking classes
  • Family fun days
  • Dress-up evenings

GAMEX Fishing Facilities

All GAMEX Exmouth fishing spots are close to boat launching facilities, moorings or marina pens. For more information check out the Game Fishing Club’s website.

Join a GAMEX Team

If you’re interested in joining a GAMEX team, here’s a list of boat charter companies in Exmouth that might have spots available. Please contact them directly to discuss details.

GAMEX Accommodation

Exmouth Holiday Homes have a range of places on the Exmouth marina with boat mooring facilities. There’s also homes with boat parking available.

Here’s a list …

Our Pick of Marina Homes with Moorings

Whaleshark
Four bedroom, two bathroom home on the Exmouth Marina sleep up to 8 people. Features include boat moorings, boat parking, BBQ and a swimming pool.

Gecko
Four bedroom, two bathroom home on the Exmouth Marina sleep up to 8 people. Features include boat moorings, dual driveways, BBQ and a swimming pool.

Wave
Three bedroom, two bathroom home on the Exmouth Marina sleep up to 7 people. Features include boat moorings, upright freezer, drinks fridge and lockable storage shed.

Dugong
Four bedroom, two bathroom home on the Exmouth Marina sleep up to 8 people. Features include boat moorings, fish cleaning bench, full sized second fridge.

Desert Rose
This four bedroom, two bathroom home on the Exmouth Marina sleep up to 8 people. Features include a pool, BBQ and fish Cleaning bench.

Our Pick of Marina Homes with Boat Parking (ie no jetty or tie along side marina wall) Facilities

Wobiri
This three bedroom, two bathroom home on the Exmouth Marina sleep up to 6 people. Features include a BBQ and boat parking.

Best Views
Perfect for group accommodation, 5 Bedroom luxury marina home, sleeps up to 10 people. Features include boat parking and BBQ.

Seaviews
Four bedroom, two bathroom home on the Exmouth Marina sleep up to 8 people. Features include a BBQ and boat parking.

Fern
Four bedroom, two bathroom home on the Exmouth Marina sleep up to 8 people. Features include 7mtr swimming pool, BBQ and boat parking.

10% DISCOUNT FOR ACCOMMODATION BOOKINGS for MARCH 16th to 24th

Like to sponsor the GAMEX event?

Surveys estimate that the event directly generates over 1 million dollars in revenue. Promote your business at GAMEX with advertising in magazine, radio, television and social media.

Check out the GAMEX sponsorship form for more details.