G911 Bass Fishing competition

2017-10-25 06:00

THE annual G911 Bass Fishing competition fund-raiser, organised by the Umvoti Agricultural Society (UAS) is being held on Saturday, December 2.

Registration is from 5am at the Jondol Bridgeford dam, on the Mispah road near Greytown (S29 6’13.5” E30 41’42”). Lines in will be at 5.30am. There will be seven dams available within a 9km radius, 13.5km of dam frontage and 115ha of water to fish.

Entrance is R120 for seniors and R70 for under 12 year olds. Lines up at 3.30pm and the scales will close at 4pm.

First prize is R4 000 for the longest bass. After the popularity of the swindle entry last year, this will again be an option, for an extra R30 the longest bass bag will win the swindle.

The competition is open to carp and barbel and there are numerous other prizes, including junior prizes, up for grabs.

There will again this year be a fun trail run/walk with a 5km and 10km option. Registration is at 7.30am and the start is at 8am. Entry is R40 per person for the 5km and R60 for the 10km.

This is an interesting and fun event for angler family members and anyone who enjoys being out in the fresh air and exercising.

On the food front Arcadia will be selling bacon-and-egg rolls for breakfast and wors rolls for lunch. The Catholic Church will be selling curry and rice for dinner, and for rugby fans the Wales versus Springbok rugby game will be screened in the afternoon.

Over the past few years, this annual fund-raiser has raised a generous amount of funds from donations and the entrance fees from the competition for the G911 centre in Greytown.

The planned use for the raised funds over the past couple of years, is to install a licence plate recognition system in the Greytown area­. This is an integrated security surveillance system that incorporates military- grade applications.

The intention is for this system to be placed on all major roads entering and exiting our district.

It is felt this system will benefit the community by detecting, through licence­ plates, undesirable vehicles entering or leaving the Umvoti district.

Through the support from the Umvoti community, the UAS has been able to meet a large portion of the budget; and are hopeful with another successful fishing competition, they will be able to meet their target and implement this long-awaited project.

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.

Inquiries for the fishing competition to uas@umvoti.co.za or Neale Harmon on 082 332 7085. G911 inquiries Charles Haden on 082 865 4785. Details on the following Facebook page: Golf 911 Fishing Competition.

This event is a worthwhile fund-raiser and we would like to encourage the Umvoti community to support this event.

G911 offer an invaluable service to our area­ 24/7, 365 days a year, and is run solely on donations (see report on page 3).

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