Bass fishing competition, a classic

2016-12-01 06:00
Britney de Bruyn receives a trophy from Manus Erasmus for catching the biggest bass in the women’s division. PHOTO: supplied

Britney de Bruyn receives a trophy from Manus Erasmus for catching the biggest bass in the women’s division. PHOTO: supplied

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DIRTY water and unfavourable fishing conditions didn’t dampen the spirts of anglers who took part in the fifth annual South Coast Bass Association Classic over the weekend.

Anglers came from as far as Pietermaritzburg and the weather played its part in making a great event.

“The fishing was really tough due to dirty water from the recent rainfall we had.

“Some dams produced no fish while others produced fantastically,” said Manus Erasmus, chairman of the association.

“Farmers went out of their way to clean the dams of vegetation and enhance the fishing experience for anglers. We sincerely thank them for that,” he added.

The biggest bass of the tournament was landed by Garreth Freeman weighing 1.81kg.

Freeman had to attend to a work emergency in Mount Frere in the middle of the tournament, and rushed there, but still made it back in time to win the tournament, the prize of which was a three-man Legend kayak.

Ian Logie caught the biggest bass in the men’s division. He won also won a Legend kayak.

Britney de Bruyn won fishing tackle and vouchers for catching the biggest bass in the women’s division.

Joshua Fisher caught the biggest bass in the U18 division and won a Ferral kickboat.

The biggest bass U12 was caught by “LJ” Mitchely, who walked away with a Pisces Predator kickboat.

Every junior angler received a packet of lures, sponsored by Outdoor 365.

“Our main sponsor from Legend Kayaks brought 10 kayaks along for the anglers to use and the juniors thoroughly enjoyed that,” said Erasmus.

“We wish to thank the Kinderstrand Resort for a wonderful venue and all anglers for their support.”

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