The Fremantle Sailing Club Game Fishing Section is hosting the 39th Platinum Plant Hire & Equipment Blue Marlin Classicon the 3rd, 4th and 5th March 2018.

Prizes to the value of  $10,000 will be spread over a number of categories covering those seeking to chase Marlin or smaller game fish species on light tackle, maintaining fairness and motivation to all types of anglers. The competition plays hard on tag and release especially for Billfish

The Platinum Plant Hire & Equipment 2018 Blue Marlin Classic is a WAGFA sanctioned event with the winning team receiving a prestigious invitation to compete in the 2019 Offshore World Championships held in Costa Rica.

Previous winning teams representing FSC have all enjoyed spectacular fishing in this event, which is widely regarded as the ultimate experience in world game fishing tournaments.

 

Blue Marlin Classic

Event Dates: Saturday 3rd March 2018, Sunday 4th March 2017 and Monday 5th March 2018.

Download Event Program here

Entry Fee $200 per Angler; Junior Anglers under 16 years FREE. Entry fee includes embroidered Tournament shirt, finger food at briefing and a Presentation dinner meal on Saturday 11 March 2017, commencing with pre-dinner drinks at 1900hrs, followed by dinner and Trophy Presentation. Briefing night is Friday 3 March commencing at 1900hrs. Drinks at Rottnest Lodge on Saturday 4 March and Sunday 5 March from 2030hrs for approx 2 hours.

** Please note that each entrant who is not a WAGFA member needs to add $25 to their entry fee below. If a WAGFA Member please indicate below to which Club you are affiliated.

 

Download the Registration form here

The Tournament is a sanctioned West Australian Game Fishing Association (WAGFA) event, fished under the rules governed by the Game Fishing Association of Australia (GFAA). All Billfish tagged should be verified with a photo of the tag being placed in the shoulder of the fish. All tagged fish must be revived and then released; the retrieval of hooks and lures must be attempted but the loss of will not disqualify a Tag and Release. If a Billfish is tagged and released the same lure may be reused; in the event of that lure being lost, a statutory declaration will need to be supplied. The first Tag and Release will not be disqualified.

All tag cards must be submitted to the Weigh Master no later than 2000 hours each day. A Tag and capture card incorrectly filled out or submitted on the incorrect card will result in a capture being disqualified

For more information please contact event organiser Graeme Allen via phone 0413 202 262 or email billabongpools1@bigpond.com