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Australian Anglers Association, (WA Division) Inc.



2004 State Beach And Rock Angling Championships.


The Australian Angler's Association ran its State Beach Championships for 2003-2004 year from Port Gregory with the boundaries between Bowes River, south of Horrocks to Kalbarri.

The boundaries are wide, but it allows competitors to find their preferred spot whether it be from a beach, rocks or reef.

This association has been running these events for many years. The first entry on the perpetual trophies is 1971 and this was the 34th event.

The event is run on a competitive basis with five divisions - two juniors, mens, ladies and veterans for those over 55 years. There are events for individual and teams competitions across all five divisions. Acknowledging the winners and place getters for all of these at the end of the event takes some time, but is a big part of it all.

But the real attraction for participants is the opportunity to get away with their club, taking in the scenery and enjoyment of the outdoors environment. And catch a few fish while doing all this.

A State Championship Event raises the value of a fishing trip because it is a gathering of many clubs. It is a time to socialise with other clubs during the course of the event and to compare fishing experiences. It is a time when you can expect to renew acquaintances with old friends, make some new friends and improve your fishing knowledge and skills.

There must be some truth in all of this because approximately eighty participants travelled to Port Gregory and participated. Additionally there were a few other non fishing participants.

The event was run over the 27th/28th of September 2003. A long weekend was chosen because most participants came from the metropolitan area and the long weekend allows an overnight stop at Port Gregory before making the long trip home on the Monday. However, the date conflicted with other events for the Northampton club. Agricultural shows start here at this time of the year and the fishing competes with the shows for participants. Additionally the Northampton Football team won the Preliminary fianal the previous weekend and were playing in their first Grand Final for twenty six years.

Heaviest fish of species caught were:-

SpeciesWeightCaught ByClub
Tailor 4.525kg Mark Beauchamp Fremantle AC
Mulloway 7.725kg Tony D'Alonzo Northern Districts AC
Tarwhine 900g Tony D'Alonzo Northern Districts AC
Snapper 4.2kg Mike Harrold Offshore AC
Flathead 400g Ellie Trew Fremantle AC
Dart 850g Joe Horvath Offshore AC
Whiting 250g Peter Stoeckel Surfcasters AC
Herring 250g Janet Hughes Bunbury AC



Individual winners were:-

MenTerry Bell Whitfords Sea Sports Club
LadiesFilomena D'Alonzo Surfcasters AC
Veterans Tony D'Alonzo Northern Districts AC
Juniors Daniel Bell Whitfords Sea Sports Club
Mini Juniors Ellie Trew Fremantle AC
Runners Up
MenPaul Willis Offshore AC
LadiesSheryl WardFremantle AC
VeteransLes McKenzie Offshore AC
Mini JuniorsJordan Bunce Fremantle AC

All the details of individual results are listed in Full individual results.

Winning teams were:-

Winners
Men Fremantle Angling Club
Ladies Fremantle Angling Club
Veterans Northern Districts Angling Club
Juniors Whitfords Sea Sprots Club
Mini Juniors Fremantle Angling Club
Runners Up
Men Offshore Angling Club
Ladies Surfcasters Angling Club
Veterans Fremantle Angling Club


All the details of team results are listed in Full team results.

The Association's events are run at different venues each year, providing variety for the member clubs.

If you have any interest in joining with the AAA on these trips, contact your local club, or contact the Association Secretary and we will have someone contact you with further information. We have many clubs that have different fishing related activities that may be just what you are wanting.

This event was the first major State Championship in the AAA calendar this year. The next event will be the 2003/2004 State Dry Casting Championships to be held at the Yokine Reserve on Sunday 26 October 2003.






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This page last updated 20 October 2003.