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Sat, 03 July


Balla Balla

Bala Balla Bash

Overnight competition with sleep over on a island. 2 days of spearfishing and a social night on the beach will determine who is the best team of the NWSFC!

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Bala Balla Bash
Bala Balla Bash

Time & Location

03 July 2021, 5:00 am – 04 July 2021, 2:00 pm

Balla Balla, Depuch Island, Balla Balla WA 6714, Australia


About the event

                           BALLA BALLA BASH 

Organised by the North West Spearfishing Club

Saturday 19th June 2020 & Sunday 20th June 2020

Dive times: 5am – 4:30pm Sat & 5am – 2pm Sun

Entry Fee

$30 for Members.

Competition entry is restricted to NWSFC members only.

Membership joining fee for the rest of the year: $30 per adult, $15 per Junior (age=<16 years), renewals are $15 for adult & $10 junior.

Anyone wanting to participate must complete a registration form before partaking in the competition.

Comp registration:

Membership joining details:

If you have any queries - please contact


· Every individual participant must sign on from 5am and no later than 9am at the Balla Balla boat ramp. All entrants are to dive in pairs – partner to be nominated during sign-on.

· The QR code for sign in will be display on a sign post at the Balla Balla creek ramp. Once every boat returns back to the ramp, sign off using the same QR code must also be scanned.

· Boats shall only be launched after 5am from the Balla Balla boat ramp with no diving before sunrise.

· All fish weighed in must be taken using a spear gun or pole spear whilst freediving.

· Each teams will enter one fish per species and per divers. Points will be tallied as per the table below. (ex: if both divers shoot 2 blue bone each, choose the biggest of the diver 1 and the biggest of the diver 2)

· The calculation point system has been updated as per the AUF system. See below.

· There is no limit to the distance in which you can travel, provided you leave from and return to the Balla Balla boat ramp.

· All competitors must have weighed in their fish (or be in the queue) by no later than 2pm on the Sunday – no exceptions! This will be held near the boat ramp.

· Competitors must be able to easily distinguish their catch from others within the same boat and not cause delays at the weigh in station.

All fish will be inspected and are to be weighed in whole. Participants may choose to gut their fish but no additional weight allowance will be made. The Weigh Master’s decision is final.

Any accusations or complaints must be formally submitted in writing with a $20 fee and shall be reviewed by the committee and acted on accordingly. The $20 will be reimbursed if the accusation is legit.

The prize presentation will be held immediately after the weigh-in at the campground. If people are not present during the presentation, prizes will be kept at GT Diving until they can be collected.

All participants shall ensure their catch complies with the WA fisheries rules and that they have a current WA recreational fishing licence (crayfish included if applicable).

If weather is unsuitable, the competition will be delayed by a fortnight (i.e., backup date is weekend of Saturday 3rd August).

Tide Times:

Satuday: High tide 04:25 at 5.19m and 16:48 at 5.06m

                   Low tide 10:41 at 2.96m and 12.17 at 2.87m

Sunday:  High tide 05:48 at 5.2m and 18:27 at 4.95m

                   Low tide 12.17 at 2.87m 

Fish Species Points System


Each Fish worth 100 points and each Kilos 10pts.


Spanish Mackerel

Mackerel (spotted/grey/school)


Mahi Mahi




Tuna (Yellowfin/Longtail)

Bluebone (Blackspot Tuskfish)

Red Emperor

Coral Trout (All Species)

Rankin Cod

Barramundi Cod

Mangrove Jack

Spanish Flag


Emperor (All Species Except Red)


Maori Sea Perch

Fingermark Perch (golden snapper)

Junior only:   Trevally (All) and queen fish

All species have points per kilo cap of 150 (15kg)

Any fish under 300mm will not be weigh in.


· Champion Pair

· Runner up Pair

· 3rd Pair

· 4th Pair

· 5th Pair

· Most meritorious Fish (committee to decide)

· Meritorious Juniors

· Heaviest Crayfish

· Lucky door prize


· Marine Rescue Port Hedland 0407 476 096

· Comp Marine Radio: VHF Channel 72


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