Sporting Events

13 Mar 2020 to 21 Mar 2020

This 6 day tournament held in the fish-rich waters off Exmouth’s Ningaloo Reef began as a small, local fishing competition in 1969 – just 2 years after the township of Exmouth itself was formally proclaimed. In 1978 the tournament was officially named GAMEX and rapidly grew in popularity to become the most prestigious sport and game fishing tournament in Western Australia.

In its 50 year history, GAMEX has been responsible for more state, national and world records than any other Australian fishing tournament. This is a direct reflection on the truly world-class sport and game fishing available in Exmouth waters, where over 40 game-fish species are regularly encountered and the fishing grounds lie within very close proximity to shore.

First time participants can now apply for the GAMEX incentive, an introductory initiative which offers new entrants valuable local guidance on how and where to fish as well as discounted entry fees.

In addition to world-class fishing, the week-long event incorporates social evenings, educational activities, scientific studies, product information and displays. There are kids fishing clinics, filleting demonstrations, along with opportunities to meet renowned captains and anglers.


Disabled access available Family Fishing Major Events Sports Walks

Event Times

13 Mar 2020 to 21 Mar 2020

Annual Event


Ningaloo Centre

2 Truscott Crescent, Exmouth, 6707

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