G911 Bass fishing competition

2016-11-23 06:00
Winner Julian Bhagdath with the winning fish of 60.7cm caught at West End dam.

Winner Julian Bhagdath with the winning fish of 60.7cm caught at West End dam.

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THE Umvoti Agricultural Society hosted its annual bass fishing competition as a fund-raiser for Golf 911 on Saturday 12 November at the Jondol on the Mispah road. Dams in the Umvozana valley were kindly opened by various landowners in the area.

Considering the rain before the event, there was a great turn-out of 141 entries this year, which was more than last year.
The sun came out Saturday and great weather was experienced by the eager fishermen and woman, who made the most of a great day, in spite of the low water levels in the dams.

First prize of R3 500 for longest bass went to Julian Bhagdath (60.7cm), second prize went to Devon Hamilton (49cm), who also won the best dressed fisherman prize of the day, and third prize to Joel Chetty (48.5cm).
The ladies prize went to Mandy Balzer (24cm), the junior boy’s prize went to Christian Hattingh (40cm) and the junior girl’s prize went to Shannon Meter (23cm).
The swindle prize added to the excitement this year, which was R1 500, was won by Jonni Willis (297.5cm in total).

Largest carp prize went to Lavesh Chetty (2.35kg) and heaviest barbel to Christo van Tonder (3.37kg).
There were place prizes as well as lots of lucky draw prizes. Arcadia and the Catholic Church provided meals throughout the day.

This year for the first time there was a trail run-walk. Thirty participants took part in the two distances - five kilometre and 10km. The trail route was enjoyed by all. First place in the 10km went to Kwenza Ngubane, 39.28 minutes in the men’s and Elzare Slatter in the ladies run.
The fishing competition was a great success and the UAS and G911 are pleased with the generous amount of funds that were raised from the various donations and entrance fees for the competition.
Many thanks to Neale Harman, Matthew Crowe, David Odendaal and his team for the huge effort they put into making this fund-raiser such a great event.
A Facebook page has been created for this event this year; Golf 911 Fishing Competition.

The UAS looks forward to seeing G911 go from strength to strength as it continues to improve and better the service it provides to all in our community.

G911 would like to thank all the sponsors for the generous donations made and a big thank you to all the participants - hope to see you all again next year.

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