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2016 JUNIOR NATIONALS SHELLY BEACH
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2016 GAMEFISH NATIONAL SHELLY BEACH
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SHELLY BEACH INTERCLUB 2016
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The SADSAA Interprovincial was held from 4th -
6th September. Teams from Free State, Southern
Gauteng (3 teams), Natal (2 teams) and Zululand
participated. Team medal competition.
Gold team was Southern Gauteng Green (Neil Coetzer (captain), Adrian Feher and Wessel Grimbeek).
Silver team was Natal White (Charles du Plessis (captain), Wayne Labuschagne and Candice Coetzer).
Bronze team was Southern Gauteng White (Leon Orsmond (captain) Ivor Mathee and Mandy Webster).
Gold skipper was Juley du Plessis (Margate) on the boat Mesteph.
Silver skipper was Elmar Basson (Margate) on the boat Aquaholic.
Bronze skipper was Chris Diedericks on the boat Ros A Lind.
The other skippers were Clinton Barclay – Devocean, Richard Hartley – Father time, Mark Bennett – Tackle Box and PJ Botha – Watt 4.
The biggest fish was caught by Mandy Webster (Southern Gauteng White).
Natal White team had Charles du Plessis (Margate) and the Natal Black team had Mark Brewitt (Shelly Beach) and Kurt Rutter (Shelly Beach)
A huge thank you to the NDSAA committee for giving me the opportunity to fish the Shelly Inter Provincial and earning my first Natal Cap, I am so proud to have received my Natal colours.
To Shelly Beach Skiboat Club thank you for hosting the Inter Provincial, you all made us feel very welcome within your club, a HUGE thank you to the ladies who all helped with the tasty meals for the duration of the comp spending their time from early hours of the morning till later in the evening. To the skippers thank you for your time taking us out to sea and bringing us back safely. To the juniors thank you for all your help.
To Natal White team, wow what can I say, a great achievement by us all which we are so proud of, we fished well together as a team and stuck to our game plan whereby Charles being our Captain put us onto the fish with his knowledge of the fishing grounds, Charles and Wayne thank you for being such wonderful people and friendships will surely grow from here onwards, I hope that I can get the opportunity to fish with you both again. Thank you for all your help and guidance on and off the boat, this was so much appreciated. I truly enjoyed my fishing this weekend.
2015 JUNIOR NATIONALS - SHELLY BEACH
2015 SHELLY BEACH ANNUAL INTERCLUB
Shelly Beach Ski Boat Club held its annual
Interclub Competition over the past weekend.
With 13 teams entered the weekend promised a
strong field of competitors from KZN and Gauteng
however the weather had other ideas. The large
cold front that was forecast for Thursday and
Friday resulted in huge seas and unfishable
conditions for the first day of the tournament.
The Shelly Beach launch site at the Sonny Evans
Small craft harbour remained closed for the day
and the teams were postponed to Day 2. The
conditions on Day 2 were far more favourable and
after a few heart-stopping moments at the launch
all 13 boats headed out to sea by 7.30am. The
lines up time for the day was extended by an
hour to give the teams a full day on the water
to make up for time lost on Day 1. Reports came
in throughout the morning of some good tuna
catches by all teams and the weigh in, scheduled
to start at 3pm promised to be a major
attraction. After lines up the teams all
returned safety to the Ski Boat Club for the
weigh in where the teams presented some good
catches. Shelly Beach and the Protea Banks are
well known for great catches of game fish and
the results didn’t disappoint with some decent
tuna and bonito weighed. Four teams weighed 3
species each and one of the Durban teams weighed
four species, which meant that the final results
were sure to be close. Shelly Beach angler, Piet
Claasen who was representing the Shelly Beach
men’s team weighed in the heaviest fish of the
competition – a Yellowfin tuna of 17,7kg. At the
final prize giving the results were announced
with Nomads finishing in 3rd place, Umkomaas in
2nd place and the Shelly Beach Men’s team of
Charles Du Plessis (captain), Kurt Rutter and
Piet Claasen taking top honours. Top skipper
award went to PJ Botha on his boat “Watt 4” and
Top Angler went to John Watkins who fished for
the Umkomaas team. A mention must be made of the
Shelly Beach Junior Team of Adrian Dela Hunt
(captain), Cameron Palmer and Liam Taljaard who
finished in a very commendable 5th place out of
13 teams. Adrian dela Hunt also took Top Junior
honours. The competition was a great success and
again showcased the excellent deep sea fishing
that is on offer at Protea Banks, this bodes
well for the upcoming Junior Nationals which are
scheduled to take place at Shelly Beach from the
19th to 24th July.
Summary of results:
1st Shelly Beach Men – 524 pts
2nd Umkomaas – 462 pts
3rd Nomads – 431 pts
4th Durban Blue – 401 pts
5th Shelly Beach Juniors – 240 pts
1st - John Watkins – Umkomaas - 359 pts
2nd – Shane Dennis – Durban Blue – 283 pts
3rd – Ivor Mathee – Nomads – 235 pts
4th – Kurt Rutter – Shelly Beach – 203 pts
5th – Adrian dela Hunt – Shelly Beach Juniors – 115 pts
MAPELANE INTERCLUB / TROPHY 2015 – 22ND – 23RD MAY
Mapelane Ski Boat Club host the ever popular Mapelane Trophy Interclub every year based at their tented camp in the Mapelane Nature Reserve. This year was their 52nd Mapelane Trophy comp and we entered a team to try and compete for top honours as Shelly beach have won the Interclub twice in the past. The team for this comp consisted of Mark Brewitt (C), Chris Diedericks and Piet Claasen. We arrived safely after a 4 hour drive, the roads are in a shocking condition and a 4x4 or high clearance SUV are a must to get to the camp. We settled into our accommodation at one of the tented camps and unpacked. The briefing was on Friday night where we met our skipper for the next two days – Nico van Straaten on his boat “Catalyst” a 16ft Kingcat. There were 15 teams entered for the interclub and a total of 18 teams for the Trophy. We had a good chat with all the familiar faces and friends and then worked out our game plan for the next morning.
Day 1 - Saturday
At first light we met up at the boat and packed all our gear before towing down to the beach. The boats all launched safely with a pole-push system and made it out into the bay. Once all the boats were safely in the bay everyone went their different directions most boats headed to St Lucia for livebait. Our game plan was to get livebait first and then spend a couple hours working the area around Home Reef. We got some excellent livebaits including mozzies and slender scads. We ran straight back to Home Reef and put out a spread of baits. The water was a bit green and after around 2 hours we had no pulls but heard of a few fish coming out on the Deep Reef and Lighthouse Pinnacle. We headed south around 7km to the Lighthouse area and put out some live and dead baits. Mark immediately got a pull and landed a dorado on a dead redeye. We had two more couta puls but both missed the hooks. Just before lines up we headed back to Home Reef as the 20 knot NE wind arrived causing the sea to turn into a washing machine. Even in these conditions we had a double pull, with couta chopping both baits and missing the hooks! Bad luck. We hit the beach at 2.30 and headed to the weigh in. There weren’t many fish weighed mostly small shoal couta, dorado and one nice Yellowfin of 16kg. The leading team on Day 1 was Albatross who caught the big tuna and some dorado. We were placed 10th out of 15 teams on Day 1.
Day 2- Sunday
We met at the club early again, and repacked the boat. The forecast showed better conditions with a light SW due by mid-morning. We had a safe launch and quickly loaded live bait and ran straight to Lighthouse Pinnacle to get an early chance at a couta or dorado. There were 8 boats already there and we slow trolled in between them for around 20 minutes but the current was pushing around 2 knots and the baits weren’t swimming well. We decided to go onto the drift and started way above the pinnacles. On our first drift Chris got a nice rev on a live mozzie and after a 5 minute fight a nice shoal couta was on deck. We went up on the drift again and Mark also got a nice pull on a live bait, this time a bigger couta around 11kg. On our next drift we got harassed by bottom fish that kept eating our live baits. After 2 hours the SW began to blow and made the drift difficult so we headed up to Home Reef to finish the day. There were only 3 other boats in the area and we heard over the radio that a few fish had been there through the day. We slow trolled around the main reef structure for an hour without a pull. We changed over to dead baits and pulled a bit faster. As the SW wind picked up Piet got a nice rev on his mackerel and landed a nice shoal couta. A short while later Mark got a pull on a surface dead mackerel and landed a rat couta. At lines up we had three decent couta in the hatch. The other boats seemed to have had a tough day so we were interested to see what had come out. After beaching we headed back to camp. At scales there were very few fish weighed, a couple of small couta, dorado and one Yellowfin. Our couta weighed 10,8kg, 8kg and 7.2kg. Just before the closing of scales the Richards Bay boys delivered the killer blow, arriving at the scales with three lovely couta and a dorado, all the couta were between 14kg and 15kg securing their lead. At the prize giving that afternoon it was Richards Bay that placed first, Albatross second and St Lucia third. We caught up some places on Day 2 and managed to finish 5th in the interclub (5/15) and 6th in the Trophy (6/18).
A big thanks to Les, Brad, Gina and Nico our skipper for a well-run comp with a great atmosphere and awesome food. See you next year.
It’s that time of the year again, with many interclub fishing competitions on the go. Shelly Beach Ski Boat Club has been working on junior development over the past few months to encourage young anglers to get involved with competitive deep sea angling. As part of this programme two competitions were chosen for the juniors to attend, one hosted by Durban Ski Boat Club and the other hosted by Natal Rod and Reel Club. Over the past weekend the Shelly Beach team of Charles du Plessis (veteran Natal Provincial angler), his daughter Megan du Plessis (14) and Bevan Taljaard (15) attended the Rod and Reel Interclub in Durban. The two day event saw anglers representing clubs from all along the coast competing for top honours. Day 1 got off to a great start on board Exotic Star with Skipper Abhed Khan, with Bevan Taljaard catching and releasing his first Sailfish, followed by Megan catching a magnificent 31,7kg Yellowfin Tuna on 10kg line class. The team finished off the day with a 13,5kg wahoo which Bevan caught on a lure. At scales on Day 1 there were many meritorious fish weighed but it was the Shelly Beach juniors who were top of the rankings on 743 points, more than double the next team. Day 2 was also successful as the Shelly juniors, coached by Charles managed to find two more decent Yellowfin tuna with Bevan’s fish weighing 20,05kg and Megan’s weighing 13kg with only the heaviest of the two counting for points. This fish was enough to maintain the team’s lead. At prize giving on Sunday afternoon Team Shelly Beach emerged as the winners earning the gold medal ahead of team Durban White (silver medal) and Umhlanga (bronze medal). This is a fantastic result considering the juniors were competing against 10 senior teams and 2 other junior teams. Interestingly the three junior teams (Shelly Beach, Pennington and Warnerdoone) all placed in the top 5 overall which is a great indicator of the enthusiasm and skill of the upcoming juniors. Shelly Beach Ski Boat Club is committed to continuing with the junior development programme with the goal of having at least 3 of their juniors competing in the junior nationals competition to be held at Shelly Beach in July.
DURBAN SKI BOAT CLUB INTERCLUB 2015 – 21ST – 22ND MARCH
Durban Ski Boat Club have a great reputation for holding a great annual Interclub with a variety of fishing on offer. This year we wanted to use the Durban comps to help with our junior training programme and the team for this comp consisted of Mark Brewitt ( C ) and two junior anglers Adrian Dela Hunt (17) and Reydon Basson (14). We arrived safely in Durban on Friday afternoon and settled into our accommodation at Waterfront Hotel which was top class and very close to the Ski Boat Club. The briefing was on Friday night where we met our skipper for the next two days – Justin Paynter from DSBC on Frank Syke’s boat “Just Like That” a T-cat 17ft. We had a good chat with all the familiar faces and friends and then worked out our gameplan for the next morning. The Rosebowl had been held there in the week leading up to the Interclub so the skippers knew where the fish were.
Day 1 - Saturday
At first light we met up at the boat garage and after a cup of coffee and a breakfast roll we packed the boat and launched out of Vetches Pier. Once all the boats were safely in the bay everyone went their different directions. Our game plan was to get livebait first and then spend a couple hours pulling lures at the ships off Umhlanga. We stopped at the marker buoy at Vetches where we got some excellent livebaits including mackerel, mozzies and shad. We ran straight out to the ships into a lump NE swell and persistent 10knot NE. The water was a bit green and very cold. We spent an hour pulling lures around the ships before heading inshore to the Barge to try for a tuna or couta. There was no action so we moved to Umdloti river mouth and worked some livebaits. We immediately got a pull and Adrian landed a nice amberjack on a live shad. We were sure we were in the right place and were going to get a few couta. Unfortunately things went dead and we didn’t have any more pulls. We stopped at the barge and fished a mixed drift of dead baits and live baits. We were bitten off on two baits by what can only have been small couta. Unlucky! At scales there were some wahoo, dorado, small tuna and a queenfish but most of the boats had battled. The leading team on Day 1 was Rod and Reel who had found 3 species for the day.
Day 2- Sunday
We met at the club early again, and repacked the boat. The forecast showed better conditions with cleaner water. We had a safe launch and quickly loaded livebait and ran to Virginia to try get a snoek or two. There were a lot of boats and skis there and despite the right conditions we didn’t want to get stuck in the taxi rank. We upped lines and ran deep to the ships to try for a tuna. On the way we found a pod of dolphins and had two pulls near them. Adrian’s fish unfortunately dropped the bait but Mark’s stayed connected and after a 20 minute fight a nice yellowfin was on deck. We tried a few more baits in the area but had no more hook-ups. We ran inshore to Umdloti river mouth to try for snoek. The conditions were perfect and our goal was to teach the juniors how to fish for snoek. We ran a spread of small Strike-Pro lures and two filet baits. We had two pulls in the rips in 4m of water and Reydon and Adrian each got a snoek. We pulled for another 15 minutes trying to upgrade size but got harassed by garfish and needlescales. We the moved out deeper and fished livebats for couta all the way up to Stud Rock and Seabelle. After two hours we moved back to the Barge and had no action. At scales we were surprised by the number of good fish that had been caught. Some of the teams had run up to Tinley Manor (70km) and caught some lovely tuna and couta. The boats that had stayed at the ships the whole day got some nice wahoo and dorado and there were a few tuna from closer to home. Mark’s tuna weighed 16,9kg and unfortunately the two snoek weighed just below the minimum weight so didn’t count. There were a few big yellowfin with the biggest going 30,3kg! At the prize giving we waited out turn and were pleased to hear we placed 9th out of 15 teams. The juniors had a great weekend and learned a lot from their experience, plus they got a few fish in between.
A big thanks to Hilton, Brent, Angi and Justin for a well-run comp with a great atmosphere and prizes. See you next year.
UMKOMAAS INTERCLUB 2015 – 7th & 8th March
Umkomaas are making a great effort to restore their annual Interclub to its orginal status so we were gald to be able to support them. The team for this comp consisted of Kurt Rutter ( C ) and Mark Brewitt. We arrived at Umkomaas late on Friday afternoon and settled into our accommodation at Blue Ocean Dive resort which was top class. The briefing was on Friday night where we met our skipper for the next two days – James from Warnerdoone on his boat @Mister Twister” a Seacat 510. We had a good chat with all the familiar faces and friends and then worked out our gameplan for the next morning.
Day 1 - Saturday
At first light we met up at the launch site and after a cup of coffee and a breakfast roll we packed the boat and launched out the Umkomaas River mouth. Once all the boats were safely on backline everyone went their different directions. Our game plan was to get livebait first and then spend a couple hours pulling lures on the outside edge of Aliwal Shoal. We stopped at the pencil buoys where we got a few livebaits.The water was a dirty green and very cold. We spent half an hour pulling livies around the pencil buoys before heading to Aliwal to try for a tuna or wahoo. Our lures weren’t in the water long before we got a pull on a tuna feather. The fish was strong and after around 15 minutes Mark boated a good size yellowfin tuna around 14kg. On our next pass Kurt hooked a nice tuna on a Halco which he soon boated. We worked the area hard for the next hour but had no more pulls. We decided to drift for a while and saw another boat release a sailfish which they had hooked on a halco. The wind started to pick up and we moved around a bit but the showings were scarce and we had ony one half hearted pull on one of our livebaits but it missed the hooks. We headed back around 2pm as the wind had picked up and we wanted to make it to the scales in time. At the scales we saw that only a few fish had come out for the day, including some nice tuna. Mark’s fish weighed 13.8kg and Kurts 11.2kg which put us in 5th place. The leading team on Day 1 was Gonubie followed by Durban who both had 3 species for the day.
Day 2- Sunday
We met at the club early again, and repacked the boat. The forecast showed a big SW for the morning starting around 11am. We had a safe launch and decided to not spend any time looking for livebait but rather to run straight to the outside edge to try for another tuna. When we arrived the water was looking much better, clean and blue and very calm. We put out a spread of lures targeting tuna, dorado and wahoo. Within 5 minutes we had a double up of tuna and quickly landed two medium sized tuna. We were sure this was going to be a cracker of a day and kept trolling for another two hours but without another pull. The other boats were also battling with news of one or two tuna around. We went on the drift south of the shoal and set up a chumline – Shelly Beach style. Within 20 minutes Kurt had a pull on a whole sardine and managed a medium yellowfin. Mark had one pull on a couta bait that turned out to be a big shark which we broke off after 10 minutes. By this stage the wind was picking up and with the shortened closing time we moved spots to the Castle to try for a kingie. When we got there the divers were baiting nearby and despite our best efforts, and making sure to stay outside of the Crown area, we couldn’t get a bite. One of the boats got lucky at the pencil buoys and lucked a wahoo and a tuna on lures at midday. We headed back in at 1pm and hit the beach as the tide was too low to go in via the river mouth. At scales we were surprised at the lack of fish and suddeny felt more positive. Mark’s tuna weighed 12,8kg and Kurt’s two weighed 11,2kg and 10,3kg. After a few calculations and re-calculations we figured we may have achieved 2nd place. At the prizegiving we were very pleased to hear that we had placed 2nd overall behind Gonubie who lead the comp on both days with 3 species each day. Kurt also received the dubious honour of “Prick of the Competition” for not hitching the boat trailer properly on the Sunday morning and the boat and trailer slid off the hitch and into the river! Honest mistake…….
A big thanks to Danny, Doug and the Umkomaas committee for a well run comp with great atmosphere and prizes. See you next year.
2013 SHELLY BEACH SKI BOAT CLUB MALLARDS-MERCURY BONANZA RESULTS
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2013 SHELLY BEACH SKI BOAT CLUB INTERCLUB APRIL 2013
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