How good are you at Spearfishing?
Do you fancy yourself against the best spearos in the country? Make the effort to get down to the Australian Spearfishing Titles at Kangaroo Island for you chance to have your name up with the likes of Rob Torreli, Ian Puckeridge and Andy Ruddock.
Kangaroo Island Species List
Kangaroo Island is arguably one of the best temperate water spearfishing spots in Australia. With such a diverse range of species it’s possible to target anything from Nannygai, Harlequin and Boarfish to Kingfish, Pink Snapper and Bluefin Tuna.
You Can Download the full species list below.
Australian Spearfishing Titles General Information
Selected locations for Open Heats & Interpacific swim offs are Emu Bay, Stokes Bay, Cape Cassini, Western River cove & Snellings beach.
Fin swim & Film fishing locations (yet to be disclosed)
All locations are effected by similar prevailing conditions and as such unless for special or unforeseen circumstances locations will be randomly drawn the day before heat commences.
Registration will take place on the 12/1/14 at the Ozone Hotel in Kingscote (Cnr Commercial St & Chapman Terrace) between 4pm-7pm. Schedule of proceeding events & Random draw of location of first heat (weather permitting) will be advised.
Please note that all nominated teams & pairs or any other applicable category’s MUST be registered at the sign on. This does not include Interpacific pairs which are dependent on final results.
An overview of the week ahead will be provided and there will be opportunities for competitors to ask any questions or raise any concerns.
Competition fee $350 per competitor. Includes BBQ and soft drink on all Open individual spearfishing days and includes presentation dinner.
Junior and Sub-Junior competitors 50% discount $175.
A further $25 discount is offered to all competitors who register and pay by 30th November 2013.
-Schedule of events
Please note this is a guide only, the events may possibly have to be shuffled around due to weather or other circumstances.
Mon 13/01/14 Day 1- Open individual Spearfishing + State nominated pairs. Tues 14/01/14 Day 2- Open individual Spearfishing + State nominated 4 person
teams Wed 15/01/14 Day 3- Open individual Spearfishing or possible rest day.Thurs 16/01/14 Day 4- Open individual Spearfishing if rest day taken day 3, or rest day if not.
Fri 17/01/14 Day 5- Interpacific pairs swim off, only open to those who commit to attend if successful in swim off (Interpacific in Tahiti, probably April, May or June 2014). Limited funding available for competitors to Tahiti & requires about 8 days overseas.
Sat 18/01/14 Day 6- Film fishing & Fin swim events (locations yet to be disclosed). Presentation Night- at the Ozone Hotel in Kingscote 6pm- late (Neat dress attire required)
Presentation night will take place at the Ozone Hotel in Kingscote from 6pm-late in the private function room (Neat Dress attire is required). A two coarse meal will be provided & drinks will also be available but not included with dinner.
Trophies and prizes will be awarded after dinner. Wining international competitors will be acknowledged but perpetual trophies must not leave Australia. Local Taxi service and mini busses will be available and contact information will be provided at presentation night.
Extra family members are able to be catered for at the presentation night at own cost. However please state how many extras you will be bringing when registering for the competition. There is a space allocated for this on the competition registration form.
Aoura Ozone Hotel – (08) 85532011
Competition Convenor(s) Dave Scholefield – 0409598470 Sam Dawson – 0401143570
AUF National Chair Adrian Wayne – 0418282696