Scheepers reels in first prize at Blacktips event

Big catches on Kiwane coast

THE RASSPL Border Blacktips rock and surf angling team hosted their sixth competition of the season and final for the year along the beautiful Kiwane coastline on the weekend of November 25.

WHAT A CATCH: Derek Nicholson shows off his black steenbras he caught in the RASSPL Border Blacktips rock and surf angling competition at Kiwane. The catch gave him second in the Heaviest Edible section Picture: SUPPLIED

The weather and sea conditions were very favourable resulting in almost a half-a-ton of fish caught on the day among 55 participating anglers. Heaviest Edible went to none other than member Colin Scheepers with a 4.8kg pignose grunter, second went to long-time member and cracker king, Derek Nicholson with a black steenbras of 3.5kg and third went to new member John Tarr with a very decent size galjoen of 3kg.

Heaviest non-edible for the day went to member Bernard Hagemann with a raggy of 10.1kg.

Top points went to our champion of the day and most quirky member, Greg Timm with a massive total of 1058 individual points, second on points went to member Colin Scheepers on 735 with third going to visiting angler Quinton de Swardt on 726 which was also Quinton’ s first ever RASSPL event.

Nadia Radcliffe ended the day on top for the ladies with a decent Bluefish of 2.5kg

The Ladies came to the party as well, with some good catches, namely member Nadia Radcliffe who ended the day on top with a decent Bluefish of 2.5kg and second going to member Lizel Smit with a Eagle Ray of 2.4kg. Top junior went to young Madden Openshaw with an impressive Eagle Ray of 3.5kg.

“A whopping total of 294 fish were caught between the 55 entrants weighing in at a total of 434.2kg – with all fish being safely released to swim another day. We are a 100% catch-and-release fishing league on which we pride ourselves very much,” said Blacktips spokesman, Shane Smit.

Join us at our next competition to be held on the East Coast Resorts on February 3, 2018. The fishing area for this competition will be between the Gonubie River mouth and the Kwenugha River. Anyone can enter our events,” said Smit.

Please do not hesitate to contact me on shane.rasspl@gmail.com or give me a call on 083-500-9654 for any further info.

Border Blacktips wish all their anglers and their families a blessed holiday season and prosperous new year, stay safe on the roads and we hope to see you all on the beach in 2018.

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