2019 Mercury OET Bill & Gamefish Tournament Announcement

The Mpumalanga Deep Sea Angling Association is proud to announce the 42nd Mercury OET Bill & Gamefish Tournament hosted at Sodwana Bay from 4 to 8 November 2019.

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.

2019 OET Bill & Gamefish Tournament Entry & Indemnity Form

Please note that the release of all billfish, greater barracuda and kingfish is compulsory: under no circumstances may any billfish, barracuda 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.

We are privileged to have sponsors on board that have been with us for many fine and fruitful years. Some of the committed sponsors include Mercury Outboards, Big Catch, BuCo Middleburg, BuCo Nelspruit, Camp Ross Ramos, Certainty Lodge & Charters, Close Up Mining, Cross Country, Diageo, Dolos (Oom Attie), Eventus Sitrus, Fishing Pro Shop, Flametech – Trichardt, Garmin, Grip Hooks, Grimbeek Taxidermy, Heineken, Highveld Mall, Isimangaliso, Japie & Jason Strydom, Jeep, Jessor Point Boat Lodge, Jormid Electrical, KZN Ezemvelo Wildlife, Leatherbacks (Sodwana Bay Lodge), Makita, Mallards Marine, McGee Ford-Lydenburg, Mega Lube, MCon Construction, Mojo and Squidnation Teazers, National Luna, Nemo Dive Charters & Accommodation, Nico Zaayman, Pencox Auto Air, Penn Fishing Tackle, Pienaar Bros/UVEZ, Piet Retief Olie Depot, Pro Rig Sport Fishing Tackle, Pulsator Lures, Rooikat Wholesale Liquor, Seevarkie Guesthouse, Ski Boat Magazine, Star Brite, STIHL Vryheid, Stinus Breedt, Specialised Security Services, Success Maintenance & Lifting Services, Sunset Boats, Super Winch, T-Line, Team Zaen Mari, Tropical Dream Tackle, Turbo Panel Beaters, Two Summers Electrical, van Dyk Pharmaceuticals, Vodacom, Wild Coolers, Willem Pretorius, Wokini Guest House & Game Farm and many, many other exciting sponsors.


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