Join Recfishwest on the run and enjoy the 2023 Slam’s salmon sportfishing
To celebrate West Aussie salmon as the iconic southern sportfish they are, Recfishwest are hosting the fourth annual Awesome Autumn of Salmon in partnership with Shimano and Western Angler – which will see the return of the Salmon Slam from March 1 to May 1.
This smartphone-based app comp is the biggest in Australia each year and 2023 will see the competition span for two months during the peak salmon run along the WA coastline, with four individual two-week phases all containing some impressive prizes.
There are also amazing overall prizes up for grabs, including a Shimano prize pack valued at over $3,000 awarded to one random competitor!
This top Shimano prize pack includes a Twinpower SW 5000 Reel valued at $899, a Coltsniper BB S100H rod priced at $375 and 17 other individual Shimano goodies, more than you can poke a rod at – simply for catching a salmon and entering it into the 2023 Salmon Slam app!
Over the last two years, more than 2,000 salmon chasers have taken part in the annual Slam, catching salmon and simply submitting photos of their catch via the official app for a chance to win many great prizes.
To be in the running, catch a salmon, take a photo of the fish on a brag mat with the ‘SS2023’ tournament code visible and log your catch via the Salmon Slam app – it’s that easy!
How to enter the Salmon Slam 2023 comp – one of Australia’s biggest!
It’s quick and easy to get set up, simply download the Salmon Slam 2023 app from your iPhone or Samsung device on the links below:
How can I win prizes in Salmon Slam 2023?
It’s easy – here’s all you need to know:
- The competition will run exclusively through the ‘Salmon Slam’ smartphone app, available through the Google Play and the Apple stores.
- The competition runs from 1 March to 1 May 2023.
- Entry is FREE.
- The competition is divided into four phases. Each phase has its own prize pool, as well as an overall prize pool at the end of the competition.
- An angler can only win phase prizes once. For example, if a fisher wins the longest four fish in the opening phase, they’re ineligible to win any categories in phases two, three and four, but can still win overall prizes at the competition’s conclusion.
- Competitors can register at any time during the competition; however, competitors must be registered before they start fishing.
- All fish entered into the competition must be caught in Western Australia.
- Competition entries must be in the format of a photo of your salmon on a suitable measuring device.
- All photos of a salmon entered into the app on a brag mat or ruler must have the tournament code of ‘SS2023’ present.
- Entries for the ‘best photo’ category must be of an angler holding a salmon that reflects Recfishwest’s responsible fish handling practices (linked below).
- To be eligible for the prize of first salmon caught measuring 77cm in phase four, a brag mat photo showing the 77cm measurement must be uploaded into the app with the ‘SS2023’ tournament code present, along with a photo of the participant holding the fish reflecting Recfishwest’s responsible fish handling practices.
Give me the best salmon fishing tips!
Don’t worry – catching an iconic WA salmon is much easier than you think and people of all ages can have a crack!
For all the best advice on how and where to catch salmon, along with rules, regulations and cooking advice – click here!