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Our most prestigious competition the Dampier Classic, has been run for the last 44 years and is held in high regard by the game fishing community. This is a four day tournament sanctioned by WAGFA.

We welcome all interested teams to compete with categories to suit all anglers. 

Welcome to the King Bay Game Fishing Club

We are located in the Northwest of Western Australia in a diverse region bursting with game fish and small to mid sized billfish in large numbers.

2018 was a very successful year for the King Bay Game Fishing club with 134 fish being weighed in, comprising of 22 different species. Amongst those captures there were 22 potential national records and 11 World records.

There were also 316 Gamefish, 113 Sharks and 189 Billfish tagged and released. A great effort by all concerned.

Some outstanding captures and incredible scores are taking out club awards this year. The hard work and dedication put in by some crews has to be commended. While some categories, such as the tag and release gamefish male, were hotly contested until the final day of the season. Congratulations to all the winners.

At the end of the season only one of our annual awards remained vacant, with the heaviest shark adult going unclaimed. It would be great to go one better in 2019 and fill every category.

It was an amazing year for our junior and small fry anglers who proudly represented the club at the Annual GFAA awards night in Adelaide. Not only did they take out seven of the state awards but all four of the National GFAA Junior Tournament awards, the first time this has ever been achieved by one club.

Our winners were as follows:

 

State Titles

WA Small Fry Female Capture Champion Jessica Hornhardt (King Bay GFC)

WA Junior Female Capture Champion Chloe Hornhardt (King Bay GFC)

WA Junior Male Capture Champion Ethan Moyle (King Bay GFC)

WA Small Fry Male Capture Champion Max Grasso (King Bay GFC)

WA Small Fry Female Release Champion Jessica Hornhardt (King Bay GFC)

WA Junior Female Release Champion Chloe Hornhardt (King Bay GFC)

WA Small Fry Male Release Champion Max Grasso (King Bay GFC)

 

National Titles

Small Fry Capture Champion Jessica Hornhardt (King Bay GFC)

Junior Capture Champion Chloe Hornhardt (King Bay GFC)

Small Fry Release Champion Max Grasso (King Bay GFC)

Junior Release Champion Chloe Hornhardt (King Bay GFC)

 

Some great captures were made by our member for 2017 including 16 Small fry records, 15 Junior, 10 Adults Male and 4 Adult Female. Of these fish, 9 were world records and 9 were from anglers over the Dampier Classic.

Members Scott MacGowan and Jo Riley from the Wench, received two Highly Commended Awards for their achievements in being runner up in Highest Point Scoring Boat for Marlin and Highest Point Scoring Boat T&R for GFAA. Great achievement guys.

Our juniors had a successful year being rewarded with the following at the GFAA Annual Presentation.

Club Junior National and State Success at GFAA for 2017

Our National winners were as follows:

Junior Capture Champion         Toby Mason

Small Fry Capture Champion    Chloe Hornhardt

Our State winners were as follows:

Junior Male Capture Champion                         Toby Mason (King Bay GFC)

Small Fry Male Capture Champion                    Max Grasso (King Bay GFC)

Small Fry Female Capture Champion         Chloe Hornhardt (King Bay GFC)

Small Fry Male Release Champion                    Max Grasso (King Bay GFC)

Small Fry Female Release Champion      Jessica Hornhardt (King Bay GFC)

Chloe Hornhardt was nominated by the KBGFC President and was awarded the very prestigious Shimano John Dunphy Young Achiever Award for outstanding achievements in the sport of game fishing.

Congratulations to all our juniors who won the above awards and also to those within the club who participated throughout the year.

 

Remember to logon to the GFAA Junior Tournament as it’s free and there are great monthly prizes up for grabs. 

 

Small Fry Max Grasso with a Mack Tuna.

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