WAUC Beagles club competition

We had awesome pancake flat conditions on Sunday for the WAUC Beagle Islands spearfishing competition.

14 pairs weighed in at the 2pm deadline. An average of 4 species per pair with 6 species the winner. Mackerel were thin on the day with only 3-4 fish landed and not many more seen.

1st Ben Coy and Michael North

2nd Jack Moss and Dave ‘Ocky’

3rd Gavin Duncan and Dave ‘Stabby’

Most meritorious prize goes to Michael Bretagne with a pending Australian/World record Golden Trevally!

Great effort by all and a sensational day on the water was had by all with a nice social catch up afterwards.… Read more

Mackerel1000 competition opens

Registrations have opened this week.

For all the details on the Mackerel1000 go to:

www.waundersea.com/mackerel-1000

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New fishing rules, effective 1 February 2013

New WA state wide fishing rules come into place on 1 February 2013. The purpose of the new rules is to simplify the rules across all bio-regions and bring all WA state rules into one easy to follow booklet.

To examine the new fisheries limits, please review the below:

www.fish.wa.gov.au/Documents/recreational_fishing/rec_fishing_guide/rules_guide_statewide.pdf

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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

2013 WAUC calendar of events

Monthly WAUC meetings
2nd Tuesday of every month, rotating NOR & SOR

Mackerel 1000 (heaviest mackerel wins $1000, open to all)
3rd Feb – to 31st July

Bunbury Spearfishing Comp (club members only)
3rd Feb 2013

Beagles weekend away (club members)
16/17 March 2013

Glynn Dromey Spearfishing competition (open to all)
6th April 2013

Albany Spearfishing comp (club members)
27th April 2013

Abrolhos Islands Spearfishing charterTrips (club members)
TBA

Rotto Crayfish Comp (club members)
30th November 2013

Committee Meetings – 4th Tuesday of the month

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New Fishing rules to take effect 1st Feb 2013

From the 1st of February, Fisheries WA will implement new rules. Find the new, simplified rules below:

http://www.fish.wa.gov.au/Documents/recreational_fishing/rec_fishing_guide/rules_guide_statewide.pdf… Read more

WAUC offers subsidised freedive courses!

Shallow water blackout is by far the main cause of fatalities from freedive spearfishing.

The WAUC is providing all members with the oppurtunity to apply for a subsidized freedive course run by Erez Beatus of Apnea Australia.

www.apneaaustralia.com.au

Cost to successful applicants will be $225.00, normal cost $550

There are 22 places up for grabs.

The knowledge gained from the course will assist in the awareness of the dangers of freediving. The aim is to develop and foster a culture and practice of safe freediving. Graham has emailed all members the application forms, if you haven’t received your copy, message me and I will pass it on.… 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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New Rock Lobster rules! :)

Recfishwest delivers early Christmas present for recreational rock lobster fishers

Recreational fishers will benefit from dramatic changes to western rock lobster fishing rules which will come into effect before thestart of this year’s season.

The new rules, which include an increaseof the daily bag limit of rock lobster from six to eight are the result of successful negotiations between Recfishwest and the Department ofFisheries.

In addition, the revised set of ruleswill allow three licence holders to fish for rock lobster from one vessel.

This means that when three or more licence holders are on board, six pots can be pulled each trip and the boat limit increases to 24.… Read more

2012 Mackeral 1000

June 2012 has the West Australian Undersea Club introduce a brand new exciting spearfishing competition.

The Mackeral 1000 concept is simple, shoot the heaviest Spanish Mackeral and you win $1000 cash. The competition runs for 1 month (June 18 – July 18, 2012) and is open to WAUC members only (to join WAUC prior to entering comp is $30 for non members), entry fee into the competition is $20.

Further competition details and forms are below:
2012 mackeral 1000 18 June

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