The Mpumalanga Deep Sea Angling Association is proud to announce the 41st Mercury OET Bill & Gamefish Tournament hosted at Sodwana Bay from 5 to 9 November 2018.
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, so it is vitally important to make use of this early reminder to register straight away.
The tournament will be fished on an open line class, with the maximum line class being 37kg. A line tester will be available at the marquee tent during registration and during daily weigh-in and teams are encouraged to test their lines before the first days fishing.
Point scoring will be 100 points per release of all Marlin species including Shortbill Spearfish. Sailfish will score 50 points per release and 1 point per kg on Gamefish, irrespective of the line class. Remember only two gamefish per angler per day allowed to be weighed at the scales. IGFA and SADSAA rules will be applicable. Teams must consist of not less than two (2) persons and no more than legally permitted on a boat.
Please note that the release of all billfish and kingfish is compulsory: under no circumstances may any billfish or kingfish be taken out or brought to the beach. Should this rule be ignored, the team may be responsible for a fine of R30 000 imposed by iSimangaliso. Both billfish released and gamefish weighed will be eligible to WIN the bonanza prize for the tournament.
Teams in the top three positions will not qualify for any other main/bonanza prizes. (Please note that this excludes the Calcutta prize monies)
We support Tag & Release!!!