2016 VB BLUEWATER FISHING CLASSIC
SATURDAY 20TH FEBRUARY 2016
This event has passed - stay tuned for updates and photos from the big day!
Planning is well underway for this the biggest competition on the fishing calendar in Western Australia. This is an open competition and all anglers in Western Australia are invited to fish in this event. To be run over the weekend of 20th/21st February, the Blue Water Open Classic is held at the MAAC with prizes in excess of $45,000 being up for grabs by successful anglers.
A door prize is available for all who register and fish in the event and are back at the MAAC for the presentations in the evening. This year a 4.27 metre aluminium dinghy, 30 hp outboard, trailer and safety equipment plus licences valued at $11k plus many other great prizes are available and enclosed with this newsletter is the “Entry Form” for this year’s event. Do not wait until the last day to register.
Events and Interclub Competitions
The MAAC hosts and participates in a number of special events and interclub fishing competitions during the course of the year. These are always great fun and an opportunity to bring out the competitive spirit.
Blue Water Classic
The Blue Water Open Fishing Classic is held in February each year at the MAAC and is the largest competition in Western Australia. The competition was first held in 1985 and attracts around 700 competitors who fish for prizes worth over $40,000. It is our only public fishing competition in which non-members can compete.
To view the gallery of the 2016 Bluewater Classic click here.
The next BWC will be held on Saturday 18th February 2017. More information and entry form canbe found on the homepage here.
Wally Lothian Memorial Fishing Competition
On ANZAC Day the club holds the Wally Lothian Memorial fishing competition with the emphasis more on fun and mateship than winning. There is a dawn service and sail past the club at 8am and all boats fish close to shore and the competition is finished by 12noon. Members are welcome to bring a guest to fish alongside them in this social competition.
The fish are then cleaned and a few of the members cook the catch, which is shared amongst the members and with a few drinks a great day is assured.
To view the pictures from last year’s event click here.
Jack Clugston Memorial Open Fishing Competition
The Game Fishing section holds the annual Jack Clugston Memorial Open Fishing Competition each year, which is held in conjunction with the State Game Fishing competition.
The Patron's Cup is a competition between Ocean Reef Sea Sports Club and the MAAC. The competition has been going for over 20 years and the MAAC has only lost on 4 or 5 occasions.
Click here for a copy of the Patron's Cup Rules.
The competition is held twice a year – once in Jurien Bay and once in the Perth metro area.
State Boats is an annual boat fishing competition held on a rotation basis at various clubs around the state. This is the opportunity for boat fishing people to prove their ability against the best in the state. The MAAC has been very successful in this competition over the years.