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Ladies hook them big at angling event

After weeks of bad weather, the Kwelera Ski Boat Club (KSBC) and Gonubie Marine Club held their monthly deep-sea angling competition recently to a very good turnout. Fourteen boats took to the sea at dawn with some very keen anglers after a lengthy absence due to rough seas.


Apart from top boat “Duthchie” once again showing its class landing a very nice mixed bag of species, it was the ladies who put the men in their place by landing the top two biggest fish on the day.


Trystan Smith landed the biggest fish of over 14kg with Jacky Fantham close behind with a nice fish of over 13kg.


The results were as follows: Top Boat - Dutchie (Kobus Koekemoer), 2nd - Dieu Donne (Michael Johnson), 3rd - White Knuckles (John Luef). Top angler: -Andrew Harris, 2nd - Richard Muller, 3rd - Kobus Koekemoer. Top Lady - Trystan Smith, 2nd - Jacky Fantham, 3rd - Hayley Luef. Top Junior - Keegan Brunsden, 2nd - Jade Clarke, 3rd - Josh Swanepoel. Top E Class - Blaze (Johan van Loggerenberg).


South African Deep-Sea Angling Association Nationals


Border will send a Ladies team to the South African Deep Sea Angling Association Nationals (SADSAA) bottom fish deep sea for the first time. The Nationals will take place in Durban from 12 to the 16 August.


Border have no less than nine anglers taking part. The Border anglers participating are:

John Luef (Captain SADSAA Masters Gold team), Rory Leanard (SADSAA Masters Green team), Kobus Koekemoer (SADSAA).


Border men's team: Everitt van Loggerenberg (Captain), Andrew Harris and Gary Lunt.

Border ladies team: Jacky Fantham (Captain), Belinda Fischl and Adele Lunt.

This is a 10kg line class tournament over four days of fishing. We wish all the BDSAA anglers Tight Lines.


Belinda Fischl pictured right with a fantastic Dageraad of over 5kg. Pictured left is Hayley Luef with a nice 4,5kg Dageraad.

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