The Mpumalanga Deep Sea Angling Association is proud to announce the 38th Mercury OET Bill & Gamefish Tournament hosted at Sodwana Bay from 1 to 6 November 2015.
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.
For the first time ever, 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 80 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, no billfish or kingfish can be brought to the weigh-ins. Fish released and gamefish weighed will become eligible to WIN the first prize of the tournament which is a 630 Cobra Cat with 2X115 HP Mercury Fourstroke outboards insured by Cross Country Insurance.
Teams in the top three positions will not qualify for any other main/bonanza prizes. (Please note that this excludes the Calcutta prize monies)
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