Sporting Events

22 Mar 2019 to 30 Mar 2019

This six-day tournament held in the fish-rich waters off Exmouth’s Ningaloo Reef began as a small, local fishing competition in 1969; just two years after the township of Exmouth itself was formally proclaimed. In 1978 this 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 gamefish 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 Major Events Sports

Event Times

22 Mar 2019 to 30 Mar 2019

Annual Event


Ningaloo Centre

2 Truscott Crescent, Exmouth, 6707

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Potshot Hotel Resort, Exmouth, Western Australia

Potshot Hotel Resort


Ningaloo Lodge Exmouth, Exmouth, Western Australia

Ningaloo Lodge Exmouth


Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort, Exmouth, Western Australia

Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort


RAC Exmouth Cape Holiday Park, Exmouth, Western Australia

RAC Exmouth Cape Holiday Park


Exmouth Escape Resort, Exmouth, Western Australia

Exmouth Escape Resort


Ningaloo Bed and Breakfast, Exmouth, Western Australia

Ningaloo Bed and Breakfast


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