The biggest and best salmon fishing experiences in the country!
Due to their sheer abundance, WA salmon are the biggest in Australia growing up to nearly a metre-long. Every year as large salmon schools migrate up the coast, thousands of West Aussie mums, dads and mates flock to the South and South-west to hook up to one of these iconic southern sportfish on some of the world’s best beaches.
The salmon run is addictive. It’s unmatched – and that’s why the Salmon Slam is the biggest land-based fishing competition in Australia!
Recfishwest CEO Dr Andrew Rowland said, “Salmon fishing off WA’s spectacular beaches is part of West Aussie culture generating $331 million a year for the WA economy every year. The experience of being hooked up to an acrobatic hard-fishing salmon is simply priceless though!
“It’s something we at Recfishwest passionately believe deserves to be celebrated with the salmon abundance that underpins these magic fishing experiences protected forever”
That’s why we’re proud to launch this year’s Awesome Autumn of Salmon, proudly supported by Shimanoand Western Angler.
Upload a pic with your catch and the #SS2023 code written in the sand or on the brag mat and;
Get stuck into the spicy salmon action for your chance to win!
Phase one winners
Tyson Groom scooped the overall phase one winner title for which he will receive a Shimano Maikuro 9ft rod, a surf shoulder bag and Western Angler pack valued at more than $450 – thanks to his four longest salmon measuring 3,260mm in total!
It was a tight battle at the top, with three fishers submitting more than three metres of salmon catches each – which just goes to show how lucky we are to have such rod-bending, heart-racing fishing action on our southern and South-West coastlines.
Like the design of Tyson’s Salmon Slam collectible shirt in the picture below? While stocks last, you can receive this 2022 Salmon Slam shirt for FREE when you order our ‘On the Run’ Salmon Chaser shirt! Click here to go shirt shopping!
A 91cm salmon? Now that’s worth some prizes!
Not only does Western Australia have the largest salmon on offer in all of Australia thanks to their sheer abundance and our pristine conditions – but the catches will frequently cross the 80cm mark and can even break into the 90s!
Adam Pimm and his daughter had a “magic session” with an entire beach to themselves on the south coast which is a fishers’ dream – before they landed this 91cm beauty (pictured below) that put the icing on the cake!
With this great photo and bragging rights of the longest salmon catch of the Slam thus far, Adam took out the Adult Random prize for phase one with a $100 voucher Anglers Fishing World in Fremantle, while his daughter won the Junior Random prize of a $100 Compleat Angler Nedlands voucher!
A picture’s worth a thousand words – and a $250 Halco tackle pack!
Not only did Jas Gibbs catch her first ever salmon on the south coast near Foster Beach recently alongside her partner Tyler Forbes – but this great snap was chosen as the best overall photo in phase one – winning the pair a Halco goodies bag filled with great salmon lures to help them catch even more!
Want to improve your odds of winning a best photo prize and tips on submitting your salmon catches into the Salmon Slam app? Check out the tips in the images below!
Want to know the best rods, reels and lures for catching salmon during the Salmon Slam? Stay tuned for our massive article with all the tips you need to know from the pros on Monday!
Most importantly – now that the salmon have been reported moving along our southern coastline and up into the South-West regions, make sure you spend your time wetting a line!