THE South Coast Bass Association chairman, Thys Hoffmann, recently organised for club members to visit a five star game lodge in Eston on a private game farm.Members said the trip was a special as they received VIP treatment for the entire trip, which took place from September 28 to September 30. “We were warned of extreme weather conditions but were willing to face off against nature and were not prepared to miss out on such a wonderful opportunity. “The bonus was also that special permission had been obtained for us to fish some very private farm dams on Saturday and Sunday. Wonderful views and great accommodation,” said spokesperson JJ Eales. “Game fish were seen right in front of the lodge in spectacular fashion,” said Eales.He said just about every lure put out was smashed and an obscene amount of bass was caught. The biggest fish was landed by Boet Stewart and weighed at 1.4kg. That evening the weather changed and, on Sunday morning, mother nature derailed the enthused members’ ambitions to fish for the entire weekend. “Needless to say, we only lasted a few minutes after it became clear that the fish were not responding. We gave up and returned home. Our sincere appreciation to our chairman for making this trip an unforgettable experience,” said Eales.