Fishers angling for a grand prize in Marmion Angling and Aquatic Club’s Blue Water Classic

Marmion Angling and Aquatic Club vice-president Peter McHugh, club manager Robert Weir and past captain Terry Couldridge with Mal Atwell from the Mal Atwell Indoor Leisure Group. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d490180
Marmion Angling and Aquatic Club vice-president Peter McHugh, club manager Robert Weir and past captain Terry Couldridge with Mal Atwell from the Mal Atwell Indoor Leisure Group. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d490180

DUBBED the largest fishing competition in WA, the Blue Water Classic will hook northern suburbs anglers on February 16.

Hosted by the Marmion Angling and Aquatic Club, the competition was first held in 1985 and attracts about 700 competitors fishing for prizes worth more than $42,000.

The boat-only event, which is the club’s only competition where non-members can take part, will see anglers launch from either Hillarys or Ocean Reef marinas, with the competition running from 6am to 3pm.

Anglers can enter one fish of each of the 12 listed species to be weighed: whiting, herring, break sea cod, baldchin groper, tailor, flathead, dhufish, harlequin, skipjack, pink snapper, king george whiting and queen snapper.

There is also a door prize for all who register and fish in the event and are back at the club for the presentations in the evening.

Registrations are $35 and close February 14.

Visit www.maac.com.au for more information.