Reeling in for charity

2018-12-05 06:01
Some of the fishermen at the competition.photo: supplied

Some of the fishermen at the competition.photo: supplied

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THE Umvoti Agricultural Society hosted their annual bass fishing competition as a fundraiser for Golf 911 on Saturday, November 17 at the Jondol on the Mispah Road.

Various dams in the Umvozana Valley were kindly opened by various landowners in the area.

This year saw a turn out of 104 entries for this year’s competition. The weather was overcast with pleasant fishing conditions for the fishermen.

First prize of R4 000 for longest bass went to Alan Knott (60cm), caught at West End dam; the second prize was won by a junior, Tyrik Davids (59cm); and third place went to Leon Padayachee (56cm).

The swindle prize added to the excitement again this year, with the R900 won by Sean Callawal (646cm in total).

Largest carp prize went to Tricia Naicker and heaviest barbel to Andre du Preez.

There were place prizes as well as lucky draw prizes for the competitors.

Arcadia, the Greytown Conservancy, and the Catholic Church provided meals throughout the day.

This year there was a trail run/walk.

Twenty-nine participants took place in the 5km and 10km categories and the trail route was enjoyed by all.

First place in the 10km event went to Kwenza Ngubane in the men’s 10km and Estelle Fouche in the ladies 10km. Christopher Nunan won the 5km race.

Thanks to Andy Mason for setting the route.

The fishing competition was a great success and the UAS and G911 are very pleased with the generous amount of funds that were raised from the various donations and entrance fees for the competition.

Many thanks go to Neale Harman, Matthew Crowe, Avela Mana and the UAS committee, and the Jondol for the huge effort they put into making this fundraiser such a great event.

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.

— Supplied.

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