SADSAA Bottom Fish Nationals Day 5 Afternoon Report

The weather and sea conditions were not the greatest today and the anglers went to sea with the understanding that they might be called to safer areas if the wind got up and that early lines up would be called if conditions worsened even further. By 11:00 the call went out for everyone to move from the deeper waters to an area closer to the harbour and lines had to be up by 12 noon. In spite of the shortened day, some good fish were caught by some of the teams. There are likely to be some surprises at tomorrow’s prize-giving!

Jen Nelson from Eastern Province Ladies has a possible record gurnard
Jaqueline Luef (Border Ladies) with potential record hake.
Eastern Province Ladies Vanessa Gerber, Jennifer Nelson, Sheena Gerber
Barbarian Ladies Michelle Richards, Mable Liebenburg, Bronwen Singleton
Border Ladies – Jacqueline Luef, Belinda Fischl, Sue Botha
Western Province Ladies Karla Rautmann, Adelle Palmer, Amanda van Staden
Eastern Province Men Ian Peinke, Kevin Clark, Ben de Bruyn
Western Province Iaan Viljoen, DP Burger, Colin Joubert
Free State Andrea Papachristoforou, Martin du Plessis, Ruan Coetzer
Natal Sayed Cassim, Riaz Hussain, Jan Harm du Plessis (Snr)
Southern Cape Chris Schorn, Johann Crouse, Johan Slabbert
SADSAA Louis Becker, Abed Khan, Kobus Koekemoer
SADSAA Masters Green John Luef, Wayne Gerber, Gary Truluck
SADSAA Master Gold Allen Ford, John Watkins, Francois Beukes
SADSAA Under 19 Werner van Zyl, Chais Gaul, Jan Harm du Plessis (Jnr)
The Border Boys escaped my camera today – so here is one from a few days ago!
These are their names but I don’t know whether I have the order right or not.
Andrew Harris, Gary Lunt, Everitt van Loggerenberg

After the weigh-in and recording of the catches, there was a lively spirit at the clubhouse as the teams mingled and discussed the wonderful week of fishing they had enjoyed together. Having four out of five potential days was just awesome and so nobody minded the gusting winds, darkening skies, and later a downpour of rain. They were back safely onshore and the competition was over!

Marinda, manageress of Suidpunt Deep Sea Angling Club, and her amazing staff have catered excellent boat packs and dinners during this week and tonight we are all looking forward to her famous lasagne! Then tomorrow the prize-giving and closing function will take the form of a brunch. All results will be posted thereafter.

3 thoughts on “SADSAA Bottom Fish Nationals Day 5 Afternoon Report

  1. Mary Craig

    I’ve seen such a big gurnard..Wow going to taste good…It’s a good fish to eat…Enjoy your good time tonight and glad you all had such a fun time together.

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