10-17 March 2012. WAGFA sanctioned event.
Briefing 10 March 2012,
Fishing 11-16 March 2012,
Presentation 17 March 2012.
Download the 2012 Gamex Brochure REVISED.
Download the Gamex 2012 entry form.
Download the Gamex-2012-Rules Final.
Download the WAGFA Interclub format.
The IGFA Great Marlin Race (IGMR) is a partnership between IGFA and Stanford University that pairs recreational anglers with cutting-edge science to learn more about the basic biology of marlin and how they utilize the open ocean habitat. The goal of the program is to deploy 50 pop up archival tags (PAT) in marlin at billfish tournaments around the world each year.
This effort will increase understanding of distribution, population structure and biology of marlin and engage anglers and the general public in the research process. By increasing our understanding of where these animals go and how they use the pelagic ecosystem, we will provide valuable information to the resource managers and policy makers responsible for ensuring their long-term conservation.
Exmouth has been selected as a participating location in the IGFA Great Marlin Race for 2011/12. There are 10 PAT tags available for organisations, teams or individuals to sponsor and deploy during the Gamex and AIBT 2012 tournaments. The subsidised cost of each tag is $4,000.
The marlin, and sponsor, whose tag travels the farthest of all 50 tags will be recognised at the annual IGFA International Auction and Banquet in January 2013. The angler who tags the winning fish in the Exmouth leg of the 2011/12 Great Marlin Race will receive a free five year membership to EGFC and free entry to Gamex 2013 plus $10,000 cash.
There will be an opportunity to purchase a raffle ticket on the briefing night of Gamex for your chance to win one of these tags and the chance to win $10,000 cash!
This is fantastic opportunity to place Exmouth firmly on the international game fishing map and to support scientific research and marlin conservation. To sponsor a tag please email Exmouth Game Fishing Club at firstname.lastname@example.org . Tags will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Payment in full will be required to reserve a tag.
For more information please go to http://igmr.igfa.org/ or download the official IGFA News Release
Exmouth has been chosen as the only Australian location and Indian ocean location to be chosen for this prestigious event! Be a part of it, be proud, and help with conservation.