Less than one month left for chance to win $9,000 dinghy, motor and trailer package top-prize

More than 1,500 salmon chasers have downloaded the Salmon Slam app and submitted their catches in the three-month land-based fishing competition, coinciding with WA’s annual salmon run.

And, that’s despite it not being the greatest salmon run due to exceptionally warm water temperatures this year.

Many prizes, including Shimano Saragosa 5000 reels and Shimano Coltsniper 10ft rods, have already been claimed by passionate salmon fishers during the FREE competition’s opening four phases.

However, only one fisher can take home the 3.5m Seajay aluminium dinghy, powered by a six horse power, four-stroke Honda outboard and trailer, supplied by Rusty’s Marine in Albany.

Daniel Woodman entered this catch into the Salmon Slam for a chance to win the top-prize!

A random draw will decide the top-prize winner – so all fishers need to do to be in the running to win the tinny-trailer-outboard package is simply download the Salmon Slam app, catch a salmon and enter it in the comp.

For Recfishwest, it has been great to see many salmon chasers join us on the run and celebrate salmon as an iconic southern sportfish during this year’s salmon migration.

“The many salmon caught by fishers keeping the sand between their toes at some of the world’s best beaches this autumn has been fantastic,” Recfishwest CEO Dr Andrew Rowland said.

“To have more than 1,500 salmon fishers take part in the comp so far really highlights the importance of salmon to WA’s recreational fishing community — they’re truly a highly valued sportfish.”

With the Salmon Slam’s fifth phase currently in progress, there’s two fortnightly phases of the seven-phase competition remaining.

So, there’s still time to catch a salmon and enter this year’s Salmon Slam for a chance to win the many fantastic prizes on offer including the dinghy, outboard and trailer package.

Basically, anyone who submits a legitimate salmon entry in the Salmon Slam will go into the draw for the chance to win this awesome top-prize.

And, that’s not the only sensational prize on offer.

A random draw will also determine who wins a Hobie Revolution Kayak valued at $3,150, donated by Getaway Outdoors, and one of two Shimano Stella 5000SW. The two Stellas were donated by Compleat Angler Nedlands and Compleat Angler Rockingham.

One of the Shimano Stella SW5000 up for grabs as part of the Salmon Slam. Picture: Zach Relph / Recfishwest

Want to see what else is up for grabs and how the prizes can be won? Find the full list of Salmon Slam prizes here!

“Although most of the salmon entered in the Salmon Slam have been caught along south coast and South West beaches, more salmon have been caught near Mandurah recently,” Dr Rowland said.

“Unfortunately, warmer water temperatures caused by the La Niña weather event has meant it hasn’t been the greatest salmon run so far this year.

“However, with the mounting reports of catches near Mandurah and beaches south of Perth, hopefully metro fishers will still have the chance to catch a salmon or two this salmon run.

“If you manage to find yourself a salmon school and catch a couple of fish, be sure to submit your catch through the Salmon Slam app in a bid to win these top-quality prizes.”

Want to see who has won the various prizes across the Salmon Slam’s opening four phases? Catch up with all of the competition’s results here: Phase One, Phase Two, Phase Three and Phase Four.

Join us on the run and get Recfishwest’s ‘Official Salmon Chaser’ shirt! Click here to get yours today.

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