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Shelly Beach Ski Boat Club hosted its annual Gamefish Interclub this past 10 – 12 May 2019. This year featured 12 club teams from across KZN and Gauteng. The weather played its part with all teams fishing both the Saturday and Sunday. The fishing was difficult however some notable catches were made and a meritorious fish on Day 1 included young Owen Barclay’s 26,5kg Greater Amberjack caught on the boat Watt4 with skipper PJ Botha. This is a phenomenal catch on the 10kg line class will certainly be a pending record. Several decent sized yellowfin tuna were caught by the teams with the best tuna of day 1 being 18.1kg caught by the Imbelu team. Overnight the top teams were Imbelu(1st), Rod and Reel (2nd) and Durban Seniors (3rd). Day 2 started with calm seas but later the north-east wind picked up making conditions very tricky for the teams. By the 1pm lines-up there were reports of a few fish but not as many as Day 1. There were reports of some yellowtail, kingfish and a couple of tuna. The Shelly Beach team, fishing home waters had a great day releasing two decent giant kingfish including Bevan Taljaard’s fish which was estimated at 22kg. At the weigh in there were good catches weighed by Richards Bay, Durban Juniors, Shelly Beach and Day 1 leaders Imbelu. It was clear that the top three placings may change and teams had to wait for the prize giving to see who had cracked the top 3. At prize-giving the results were presented and the top three teams were as follows:

Imbelu – 1st
Rod and Reel – 2nd
Richards Bay – 3rd
Top skipper – PJ Botha (Watt4)
Top angler – Christo Potgieter (Imbelu)


Congratulations to our Shelly Beach team of PJ Botha, Mark Brewitt and Adrian dela Hunt who placed second out of 21 teams in the Umkomaas Interclub this past weekend. Despite some windy conditions the guys caught some decent yellowfin tuna. Well done. Thanks to Umkomaas Ski Boat Club for hosting a well run event, we hope to see you at our Shelly Beach Interclub from the 10th-12th May.


South Coast angler shines in Junior Game Fish Nationals

Shelly Beach Ski-Boat Club was once again a stellar host for the South African Junior Game Fish National Championships 16 – 20 July.

Hot on the heels of the senior nationals at the same venue, this year's South African Deep Sea Angling Association (SADSAA) junior competition took place from Monday to Friday in descent conditions.

A total of 21 teams - 13 Under-19 and eight Under-16 sides - vied for national bragging rights. Yellowfin tuna was plentiful throughout, with a few jobfish, bonnies and skipjack also weighed over five full days of fishing.

In the Under-19 category, Mpumalanga shot into a big lead after two terrific days before their fortunes changed.

The single best day belonged to SADSAA, who made a major haul on Wednesday that moved them into the lead.

This talented team, consisting of KwaZulu-Natal trio Seth van den Berg (captain), Tristan Schreiber and local angler Bevan Taljaard, were the most consistent side and went on to take top honours in commanding fashion.

Taljaard had a dream tournament that culminated in not only victory for his team, but individual honour as well as the Top Under-19 Angler of the Tournament.

The South Coast star’s top catches weighed 21.6kg – the third heaviest of the competition – 20kg, 19.40kg, 18.30kg and 17.90kg, all yellowfin tuna.

Eastern Province were the runners-up with fast-starting Mpumalanga ended up taking bronze.

They were followed by Gauteng, Southern Cape, Natal White, Border Blue, Free State, Southern Gauteng White, Natal Black, Southern Gauteng Black, Border White and Zululand.

Southern Gauteng Blue won the Under-16 competition, with Zululand and Free State securing second and third respectively.

They were followed by Natal, Eastern Province, Gauteng, Southern Gauteng Yellow and Southern Gauteng Red
The top skipper awards went to locals Faith Lategan (Mesteph - Under-19) and Anton Gets (Bliksem - Under-16).

Photos by Justin Klusener Photography


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The Shelly Beach Ski Boat Club hosted the inaugural Natal Deep Sea Angling Association Junior Interprovincial fishing tournament from Friday 29th September to Sunday the 1st October. In total 11 teams of juniors between 11 and 18 years old were entered for the tournament, with teams from Mpumalanga (1 team), Zululand (3 teams), Southern Gauteng (5 teams) and Natal (2 teams). Day 1 was delayed due to rough surf conditions and eventually the day was called off by 11am leaving Saturday and Sunday for the teams to compete. Saturday saw far better launch conditions and all teams were on the water by 6am. The day was eventually extended to allow maximum fishing time for the teams and, with lines up called at 3pm, the anglers made their way to the scales with some impressive catches. Numerous good-sized yellowfin tuna were weighed as well as Cape Yellowtail, Amberjack, Bonito and Dorado. The most notable catches for the day were a 19.6kg Yellowfin Tuna caught by Luke Nielsen of the Natal Black team, a 14.9kg Cape Yellowtail caught by Jan Du Plessis also of the Natal Black team and a 9.6kg Dorado caught by Luc Doffay from Zululand. The weather on Day 3 also allowed all teams to launch safely and the day ran to full time despite a persistent strong northeast wind which created cold and choppy conditions. Fewer fish were caught on day 3 but teams still managed to weigh in some respectable yellowfin. At the final prize-giving on Sunday night the junior teams were eager to see the final team placings. Eventually Southern Gauteng Yellow received the bronze medal for third overall with 94.9 points, Natal White received the silver medal for second overall with 194.3 points and Natal Black took the gold medal with a massive 507 points. The skippers who played a major part in the success of the tournament also competed for medals and it was Zululand skipper Shaun Aspden who took bronze medal, local skipper Chris Diedericks took silver medal and Watt4 skipper PJ Botha took the gold medal overall. Natal Black team captain Luke Nielsen took the Top Angler accolade for his 231.2 points. The tournament was a great success and provided a platform for junior development ahead of next year’s Junior Nationals which will be held at Shelly Beach Ski Boat Club in July 2018.


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