G911 Bass fishing competition

2017-12-13 06:00
Andy Mason and Dean Brown (left), on behalf of G911 and UAS respectively, with the prize-winners in the various categories.

Andy Mason and Dean Brown (left), on behalf of G911 and UAS respectively, with the prize-winners in the various categories.

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THE Umvoti Agricultural Society hosted its annual bass fishing competition as a fund-raiser for Golf 911 on Saturday December 2 at the Jondol on the Mispah road. Various dams in Umvozana Valley were kindly opened for the competition by landowners.

This year there were 96 anglers who enjoyed the overcast weather and pleasant conditions for fishing, although the dams have low water levels due to the drought.

First prize - R4 000 - for longest bass went to Wayne Scott, 52.5cm, caught at West End Dam. The second prize was a tie - Ettiene van Rooyen and John Cunningham - 49cm.

The ladies prize went to Hannah Oellerman - 34 cm - and junior boy’s prize went to Jarrod Dukhi - 38.5cm.

The swindle prize added to the excitement again year and the R900 was won by Jacobus Hattingh - 6 290m in total.

Largest carp prize went to Tricia Naicker and heaviest barbel to Mikile Naicker. There were place prizes as well as lucky draw prizes for the competitors. Arcadia and the Catholic Church personnel provided the meals throughout the day.

This year there was a trail run/walk. Twenty people participated in the two distances - five kilometres and the 10km and the trail route enjoyed by all.

First in the 10km was Ntokozo Ndimande in the men’s 10km and Toinette van Rooyen in the ladies 10km. Amy Cotterrell won the five kilometre.

Thanks to Andy Mason for setting the route and Hilary Bruss for her assistance.

The fishing competition was a great success and 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, Charles Haden, the UAS committee and David Odendaal for the huge effort they put into making this fund-raiser such a great event. A Facebook page had 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, and a big thank you to all the participants, and we hope to see you all again next year.

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