2011 Mercury OET Bill & Gamefish Tournament Announcement


The Mpumalanga Deep Sea Angling Association is proud to announce the 34th Mercury OET Bill & Gamefish Tournament hosted at Sodwana Bay from 7 to 11 November 2011.

Once again this prestigious tournament is proudly sponsored by Mercury Outboards.  This tournament has grown from strength to strength since its inception in the late seventies, hence the timeous announcement.  Our field has been limited to 75 boats, so it is vitally important to make use of this early reminder to register straight away.

The tournament will be fished on 10Kg and 37Kg line (line class to be nominated daily) and we will once again have four categories, namely, Marlin, Sailfish, Tag & Release Billfish and Gamefish. The SADSAA scoring system will apply and IGFA rules will be applicable. Teams must consist of not less than two (2) persons and no more than legally permitted on a boat.

The most meritorious fish caught during the tournament will win a MALLARDS 630 Cobra Cat fitted with two 125hp MERCURY OPTIMAX outboards on a TRAUTECH trailer. The winner will also receive insurance cover for one year by Vanguard Marine & Leisure.

2011 OET Bill & Gamefish Tournament Entry Form

We are privileged to have sponsors on board that have been with us for many fine and fruitful years. Some of the committed sponsors are the likes of Captain Morgan, Windhoek Lager, Highveld Outdoor & Marine, Mallards Boating, Mercury Marine, Ski Boat Magazine, SSS Security, Warn-Off Road Products, Rapala, Rani Resorts, McGee Motors, Penn Fishing Tackle, Trautech Trailers, Rothman Motors Ermelo, Leatherbacks, Lowveld Construction, Malelane Toyota, Snomaster,  Cross Country, Tally-Ho Game Farm, Zavora Lodge, Vanguard  Marine & Leisure, Wynn Oil SA, Pulsator Lures, Sodwana Angling Club, Swazi Roof Masters, Seevarkie Guest House, Tony’s Art and Certainty Charters.

We also have some new exiting sponsors that have come aboard, these will be revealed during the opening ceremony and skippers briefing.

Member clubs within the province also contribute to the sponsorship and Sodwana Angling Club, Albatros, Dagga Boat & Angling, Hoedspruit Deep Sea Angling , Seapike, Taratibo & NDAC needs to be thanked for their support.

We support Tag & Release!!!