Reeling in the big one at Umvozana

2019-10-30 06:00
photo: supplied Winning fisherman Vernon Hohls with his catch.

photo: supplied Winning fisherman Vernon Hohls with his catch.

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THE Umvoti Agricultural Society(UAS) hosted their annual bass fishing competition as a fundraiser for Golf 911 (G911) on Saturday, October 19 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 turnout of 115 entries for the competition. The weather was hot but, luckily, this did not deter the fishermen.

First prize of R4 000 for longest bass went to Vernon Hohls (62,5cm) caught at Umvozana Dam, the second prize was won by Ettiene van Rooyen and third place went to Julian Bhagdath. The swindle prize added to the excitement again this year with the R1 400 being won by Lukas Potgieter (676,5cm in total).

The largest carp prize went to Leonardo Chetty (who is a junior) and heaviest barbel to Eric Redinger. There were place prizes as well as lucky draw prizes for the competitors. Arcadia and the Catholic Church provided meals throughout the day.

There was also a trail run/walk of two distances — 5 km or 10 km. This event was organised by Arcadia and was very well-attended, with over 60 people taking part.

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 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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