On the weekend commencing Friday 12th of July 2019 the Desert To Reef Fishing Tournament was held in Point Samson to raise funds for WA Police Legacy. The event was part of the 2019 Bloody Slow Cup fixture and was organised by Constable Kiel Hebden of the Newman Police Station.
The event was a huge success raising just shy of $15,000. This year's event registered 56 competitors and 15 boats, the competitors ranged from 12 to 65 years of age.
Unfortunately the weather was less than ideal, but fun was had by all and there were a few success stories at days end.
The Heaviest Mackerel @17.6 kilos was caught by Lee Marlow.
The Heaviest Rankin Cod @ 3.2 kilos was caught by Thomas Blackshaw.
The longest Red Emperor @ 66cm was caught by Barry Grosse.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank those who sponsored the event. As always without sponsors these events would not be such a success.
Tackle World Exmouth
Coral Coast Helicopters
East Pilbara Tyre Service
Newman Lions Club
Newman Sports Power
Cove Holiday Village
Royal Life Saving WA
WA Field Mining Service
Newman Home Hardware
Samson Beach Tavern
James Curry Photography
Next year promises to be bigger and better, with bigger prizes and more competitors. Hopefully the weather is also in our favour. We look forward to seeing your there