For the Closing Function and Prize Giving of the SADSAA Bottom Fish Nationals held at Suidpunt Deep Sea Angling Club, Marinda, and her team catered a delicious brunch.
All the results were ready and kept a strict secret and there was certainly an air of expectation as the teams dressed in their formal uniforms arrived for the big reveal.
Before the proceedings began I took photographs of some of the teams in their smart provincial uniforms.
DP Burger, Vice Chairman of Western Province Deep Sea Angling Association welcomed the teams, skippers and dignatories and then handed the proceedings over to Chris Schorn, Vice President of SADSAA.
After the results were announced and the prizes were presented by Chris Schorn, Vice Chairman of SADSAA.
Two competitors were presented with certificates for competing in a SADSAA team for the first time.
Emotions ran high when some competitors received their Protea colours. They will be representing their country in Iceland and Denmark.
Appreciation was expressed for the hard work put in by those working in the background.
It was then time to present the medals. The skippers were awarded one point if the team on their boat earned the most points. Each day their points were added up and thus the skipper with the fewest points became the winner.
Brian Haywood was third but was not there to receive his medal.
The competition was divided into a Men’s and Ladies’ division and medals were awarded accordingly. There were just four ladies teams and they did very well indeed.
The Eastern Cape Ladies had the third highest points out of all fourteen teams.
Medals were then presented to the winning men’s teams.
The teams fished four out of the five possible days. The fourth day was called off due to inclement weather and poor conditions at sea. The final results are tabled below.
|Position||Team||Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 5||Total|
|3||SADSAA Masters Green||237.40||197.21||150.09||40.45||625.14|
|10||SADSAA Masters Gold||43.96||52.36||33.59||22.66||153.57|
|1||Eastern Province Ladies||20.13||379.69||70.45||311.55||781.83|
|2||Western Province Ladies||59.55||168.25||140.54||44.60||412.94|
|BoatT||Skipper||Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 5||Total|
|4||Double D||Erik Dahl||2||6||9||6||23|
|5||Zeeman||De Wet Zeeman||6||4||8||10||28|
|6||Booby Trap||Owen Pretorius||3||7||10||5||25|
|7||Tails Up||Harry Botha||7||1||12||9||29|
|8||Wee Nenya||Bryan Fitchat||8||9||5||8||30|
|9||Sea Dodger||Roger Marais||9||10||6||11||36|
|11||Stompie 2||Riaan Swart||12||2||13||14||41|