By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on April 2, 2020
THE inaugural Albany Salmon Slam and Albany Salmon Spectacular have been postponed until next year.
Despite moving to an app-based competition to encourage social distancing, Recfishwest Operations Manager Leyland Campbell said competition organisers would follow the Federal Government’s latest COVID-19 advice and instead, work to make the 2021 event bigger and better.
“The latest advice from Government has been very clear advising people to only venture out of their homes if completely necessary,” he said.
“On this basis we think postponing the Slam is the right thing to do.
“Fishing will have a huge role to play post COVID-19 in boosting our community’s mental health and wellbeing and rebuilding the regional economy.
“We will continue to work in the background on developing initiatives and programs that will make fishing even better for West Aussies in recovering from this crisis on the other side.”
Regional travel restrictions in effect now also furthered Recfishwest’s decision to cancel.