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2017 WAUC Annual General meeting

The 2017 WA Undersea Club Inc AGM was held at Allegro Pizza l’Hermitage in Claremont on Tuesday the 11th of July.  There was a great turn out with over 40 members in attendance to review the WAUCs achievements over the past year and elect a new committee for 2017-18. Not to mention announce the winners of the Mackerel1000 and Yellow Tail Kingfish competitions.

WAUC AGM 2017 - Audience 3

 

Up for grabs were some amazing prizes supplied by our fantastic sponsors. Just for attending the meeting you were in the running for one of two $200 Spear West vouchers supplied by Adam Bushby. In addition, one of our lucky early bird financial members could win an Andre roller gun valued at $1000 supplied by Wayne from Andre Spearguns Australia.Read more

2016 Glynn Dromey results

PHOTOS!

The day started before first light with the organisers setting up a gazebo next to the main jetty in Lancelin. Rain and grey skies from an early morning storm greeted competitors but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm for the 20th annual Glynn Dromey, Western Australia’s biggest spearfishing competition. The rain continued during sign on but as the sun rose it eased and we were presented with flat seas, variable wind and low swell.

Thirty two (32) pairs signed on and at the diver’s briefing the competitors received their competition tokens, safety information, rules and new sign off procedures. The horn sounded at 7:00am and a sea of nervous competitors gunned their engines and the fleet of boats scattered to all points of the compass.… Read more

Dampier Spearfishing Classic report

The Dampier spearfishing classic was organised by the WA Undersea club and sponsored by GT Diving, Our Exmouth House and Rob Torelli Down Under. We aim to foster a competitive spirit between spearos and promote the virtues of selective hunting. The competition lasted 11 hours but there was months of work for the organisers. The process of putting together a competition isn’t easy, it takes a committed team with large amounts of energy to do all the background tasks required to put on such an event.

Our day started by waking up before dawn, the excitement built as we spoke of plans and tactics for the day, we loaded gear, prizes, weigh in equipment and laptops.… Read more

WAUC feature video

WAUC’s own Caleb Moore shows some great diving in this video and shoots an elusive Mu along with other great species such as Dogtooth Tuna.

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Jurien Bay FAD’s by WAUC and Recfish West

West Australian Undersea Club is extremely proud to present a new group of FAD’s off Jurien Bay to the WA Spearfishing and Fishing community.

The FADs were deployed 15 January 2013 after WAUC member Jamie Moir successfully secured a grant through Recfish West (www.recfishwest.org.au)

The FADs are at the following coordinates:

WAUC North
30° 13.0576′ S
114° 34.6623′ E

WAUC Central
30° 17.5194′ S
114° 36.1417′ E

WAUC South
30° 21.6075′ S
114° 37.2768′ E

Please respect the FAD’s as alot of time, effort and money was invested in them. Do not tie your boat onto the FAD and drift dive the FAD’s only.… Read more

Demersal fishery closed from 15 October-15 December 2012

A friendly reminder to all spearo’s and fishermen that the West Coast (From Kalbarri to Augusta) demersal scalefish season closure is effective from 15 October-15 December 2012

For further information, please view:

http://www.fish.wa.gov.au/Documents/recreational_fishing/rec_fishing_guides/rules_guide_west_coast.pdf

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Crab season in Cockburn sound opens 15th December!

As the weather warms up Blue Manna or Blue Swimmer crabs start emerging from the depths around Perth. You may take 10 per person or 20 per boat if 2 or more persons are on the boat.

However, please note the closures below, outside of these closure zones and times, the taking of crabs is permitted anytime.

Happy hunting 🙂

CLOSED SEASON FOR BLUE SWIMMER CRABS

Peel-Harvey Estuary – closed season, 1 September to 31 October

Fishing for blue swimmer crabs is prohibited in the Peel Inlet and the channel entrance, Harvey Estuary and Dawesville Cut from 1 September – 31 October.… Read more

Western Rock lobster/Crayfish season

Crayfish/WA Rock Lobster season opens on the 15th of November 2011 and runs to the 30th of June 2012. You must have a licence to collect crayfish and you are limited to 6 per person or 12 per boat

New size limits are in place this season, namely 76mm

Check the fisheries website for further information:

http://www.fish.wa.gov.au/docs/pub/FishingRockLobsters/FishingforRockLobster2011-2012.pdf

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2011 Glynn Dromey Spearfishing Results

We had 18 pairs enter the Glynn Dromey Memorial Spearfishing Competition – 2011 on Saturday morning. The wind was gusting 20 knots from the east and the swell was 1.2 to 1.5 metres, pretty much as forecast. The viz varied from 2 to 15 metres depending on dive location and water was 22-23 degrees. Of the 18, 14 pairs weighed in.

The results:

First Place:
Rob Higgs
Ross Bulluck
7 fish and 1187 points

Second Place:
Darren Gebbetis
Brendan Bright
5 fish and 1144 points

Third Place:
Troy Eggins
Rik Weekes
3 fish and 732 points

Fourth Place:
Graham Gould
Joe Petrovich
3 fish and 660 points

Fifth Place:
Ben Coy
Michael North
3 fish and 586 points

Best Junior: Jack Moss
2 fish and 367 points

Mystery Fish: Nick Extract

Thankyou to all the sponsors.… Read more

Fisheries: Illegal Shark Bay snapper haul

A commercial fisherman caught in possession of more than 1,348 kilograms of pink snapper over his licensed allowable quota was hit with $83,073.90 in fines and costs at Geraldton Magistrates Court.

For further info, click below

http://fisheries.wa.gov.au/docs/media/index.php?0000&mr=748

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