2023 Joyce Krane Estuary Challenge
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.
With the 2020 game fishing season being interrupted with a couple month suspension due to Covid and then not running our major tournament of the year, scores were a little down on previous years. However, the club and its members still experienced some fantastic success.
We had 55 Fish weighed consisting of 15 different species. Of these five were potential IGFA world records, 16 potential GFAA national records and 12 state records.
Members also tagged 108 Billfish and 161 other Gamefish made up of 14 species.
At the annual GFAA awards night the King Bay Game Fishing Club was awarded Runner up in the Rob Lowe trophy for the most meritorious tag & release achievement by a GFAA affiliated club. Team the Wench was Runner up Highest Point Scoring boat tag & release.
While our junior anglers continue to dominate taking out three of the four national titles along with a swag of other awards as listed below.
Jessica Hornhardt –WA Champion Junior Female angler capture and Australian Champion Junior angler capture.
Chloe Hornhardt – WA Champion Junior Female angler release.
Hornhardt Sisters –Highly commended in the John Dunphy Young Achiever award.
Mia Grasso – WA Champion Small Fry female angler release and WA Champion Small Fry female angler capture.
Max Grasso – WA Champion Small Fry male angler release and WA Champion Small Fry male angler capture. Australian Champion Small Fry male angler release. Australian Champion Small Fry male angler capture. Peter Bennett Trophy, most meritorious tag and release achievement by a junior angler. Runner up Neil Patrick trophy, most tagged other gamefish in Australia. Runner up Grahame Williams trophy, most tagged sharks in Australia. Highly commended in the John Dunphy Young Achiever award.