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Whitsunday Game Workshops

The Whitsunday Game Fish Club is hosting two more free Tackle and Baitrigging Workshops and everybody is welcome to come along.  

The first is on Tuesday, 5 September at the Marine Club (home to the Whitsunday Game Fish Club and V.M.R) in Altmann Avenue, Cannonvale from 6pm.

The first workshop will deal mainly with tying good knots, making of wind-on leaders, tackle set-up, drag settings and an in-depth look at lure fishing for pelagics, such as marlin, sailfish, tuna, mackerel, GT,s etc.

A demonstration of lure types, how to rig and present them to maximise your chances of success, will also be discussed.

The second night is on Friday, 13 October (lucky Friday) at the Marine Club from 6pm.  

This Workshop will demonstrate the rigging of various baits for tempting a wide range of species as well as tackle set up and lure presentation.

The night will also include a discussion on boat handling when the big fish is being played, and proper tagging procedures as well as where and when to target them in Whitsunday waters.  

There will also be lots of helpful hints and tactics very useful to all levels of anglers.

Both evenings should not be missed by any keen fisho, including anglers planning to compete in the upcoming Ben Doolin Builders’ Light Tackle Tournament being held from 19 to 22 October.

Nomination forms for the tournament will be available at both Workshops and will soon be released on-line.  

This fun event is one of the best on the Queensland coast and will be capped this year at 30 teams, due to catering restrictions.  

WHAT: Whitsunday Game Fish Club Tackle and Baitrigging Workshop

WHERE: Whitsunday Marine Club

WHEN: Tuesday, September 5, from 6pm

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