Living Water Freedivers are a spearfishing and freediving club based in Charlestown, NSW. Each year they hold their annual Big Fish Competition in Nelson Bay which is located a comfortable 3 hour drive north of Sydney with this years challenge set to take place on Saturday 26th February 2011.
The Nelson Bay area is renowned for its ability to produce large game fish and other species in the clear warm waters from January to June each year as the East Australian Current pushes warmer water down from more subtropical areas up north.
This year marks the 12th year they have been running the Nelson Bay Challenge and is set to be the biggest one yet. The Big Fish Competition was designed to limit each competitor to one fish at weigh in which helps limit the overall catch of competitors and normally the weigh in is much more spectacular due to people hunting for larger fish.
The format for the comp is one fish per diver to be weighed in, a Species List will be made available on the day for all divers to have, this is not a pelagic only comp, however the species list may be more restricted than some clubs are using.
With plenty of cash and prizes up for grabs it is set to be a lot of fun. For more information or to sign up and compete, head on over to website http://www.livingwaterfreedivers.org