U’hage father and son angling duo wins boat

2017-05-04 06:00
=Sean Camons and Todd Camons with their winning fish total bag for day one.                                    Photos:SUPPLIED

=Sean Camons and Todd Camons with their winning fish total bag for day one. Photos:SUPPLIED

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The annual Amatola Bass Classic was held at Wriggleswade Dam recently, which attracted some 75 boats and 170 anglers.

Many of the anglers travelled from all over South Africa including a good number of the country’s top anglers and Protea Team members, all with the aim of winning the Crackle Back Boat & 115 Mercury 4 stroke outboard valued at R240 000 and many more fantastic prizes.

This amazing prize went to Uitenhage anglers Todd and Sean Camons from Team Chevrolet.

“We feel so blessed, as winning a classic together has been a lifelong dream of ours as we have been fishing together from almost before Sean could walk,” said Todd Camons.

They held the lead after day one with a decent bag which included the heaviest fish of the day, a 1.710kg bass.

Hot on their heels were Ian Versveld and Joubert Ficke from the Western Cape.

Camons commented that their fish weight was by no means safe as Wriggleswade is home to many large bass, some having topped the 5kg mark.

At the day two weigh-in, fate and favour was such that the Camons duo stole the glory which included a further three big fish prizes. Local anglers Jonathan Behnke and lady angler Sam Edmunds came very close to topping the 1.710kg fish.

Camons said their win comes off the back of what has been a wonderful season for them.

“Sean missed 1st place at the Chevrolet Classic by a scant 6 grams held at Brakkeduine. I was tying for 1st at a provincial fish-off at Impofu Dam and claiming the R2 500 purse which enabled us to enter the Amatola Bass Classic,” said Todd Camons.

(-Heilie Combrinck)

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