Rock and Surf an­gling in per­fect weather

Talk of the Town - - Sport -

THE ninth round of the Claude Pit­t­away Round Robin, spon­sored by Hillscapes, took place last Satur­day in per­fect weather con­di­tions.

“The wa­ter, the waves and the wind all just played ball and great fish­ing was had all round,” Port Al­fred Rock and Surf chair­man Gary du Randt said.

“We only had a 43% turnout from our mem­bers for the day, with a to­tal of 66 fish be­ing caught and a to­tal weight of 86.8kg recorded,” he said.

“With this said, we had a 100% re­lease rate yet again and I must con­grat­u­late the an­glers on this.

“We also caught only six dif­fer­ent species on the day.”

Du Randt thanked Dar­ian and Clare Kee­ton for open­ing their home for the prize­giv­ing.

The fol­low­ing achieve­ments were recog­nised: Big­gest in the species: bronze bream – 4.1kg Melissa du Randt; black­tail – 1.0kg Brian Wright and Adrian Bezuiden­hout; ze­bra – 0.7kg Len Tit­muss; kob – 3kg Bruce Amos; stee­nie – 3.4kg Bruce Amos; and a galjoen – 1.2kg Tom Tit­muss.

Top In­ter­na­tional Game Fish­ing As­so­ci­a­tion team (weight con­verted to points) for the day: In first place was team five con­sist­ing of Dar­ian Kee­ton, Josie Hil­lier, Brian Wright and Rus­sell Dales on 127 points; sec­ond place on 117 points was team one con­sist­ing of Paul Knight, Terry Ste­wart, Don Mur­ray and Bruce Amos; and in third place was team three con­sist­ing of Gary du Randt, Melissa du Randt, Bren­dan Marais and Scott Knight on 101 points.

The sealed weight was won by Don Mur­ray for his 1.7kg bronze bream/stee­nie.

Terry Ste­wart walked away with top hon­ours, catch­ing 19.8kg of fish, Bruce Amos was sec­ond with 16.8kg of fish and Don Mur­ray on 9.5kg was third.

The Paint Fac­tory Catch of the Day went to Melissa du Randt for her bronze bream of 4.1kg, which also won her top lady an­gler for the day.

Joshua de Vos won the Un­der 16 di­vi­sion, with Bruce Amos be­ing the masters win­ner. A few mem­bers also won lucky-draw prizes.

Af­ter prize-giv­ing, the mem­bers who at­tended en­joyed a braai and chat around the fire.

Du Rand thanked the spon­sors: Hillscapes, BUCO Main Street and Al­bany Road, Buck­land’s Private Re­serve, Feath­ers Farm, GBS Mu­tual Bank, Kekkel en Kraai Gra­ham­stown/Port Al­fred, Kowie Toy­ota, Palms Video, Multi Se­cu­rity, Ocean Bas­ket, Pick n Pay, Penny Pinch­ers, Rosehill Su­perS­par, The Bed Store, Seas­tar Ac­com­mo­da­tion, R72 Sa­loon, Set­tler City Toy­ota, JJ Butch­ery, Sotheby’s, Aloe Oils, Speedy, Sport’s ‘n All, The Frame­works, The Wharf Street Pub, The Lit­tle Brew­ery, Sirac, Ken­ton Phar­macy, Wimpy, The Paint Fac­tory, The Bed Store, Phil’s Car Wash and Tyre­mart.

The next fix­ture is on Oc­to­ber 7. It is the Round Robin Seven, which the club had to post­pone. The venue is Birha, start­ing at 7am.

KISS AND RE­LEASE: Melissa du Randt with her 52cm, 4.1kg bronze bream caught in the lat­est Rock and Surf round robin

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