SADSAA Nationals 2010 – The Return of Tetrapturus

Nationals 2010

“Beach Control, Beach Control… Little Joey…” the exited and adrenalin rushed voice of skipper Peter Wiid echo’s over the 29 MHz radio as the Mpumalanga heavy tackle team reports their 4th strike on the first day of the tournament.  The 2010 SADSAA Nationals is in full swing and the realization dawns on every angler that this is going to be an extraordinary tournament.  In 2009 the Heavy Tackle Billfish Nationals saw only three marlin released by the entire fleet in 5 days fishing… something has changed… the ocean is alive!

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2010 Mpumalanga Team Anouncement

On behalf of the Mpumalanga Deep Sea Angling Association I would like to congratulate the following anglers on their selection to represent Mpumalanga in the following tournaments:

Rumbley Bay Tuna Interprovincial – Association Team
Rumbley Bay – October 2010
Stef Bester (Captain) – Albatros
Ferdie Brits – Albatros
Andri Bester – Albatros – (Junior)

Gamefish Nationals – National Team
Sodwana Bay – November 2010
Attie Ackerman (Captain) – NDHK
Edwin Freeman – NDHK
Johan van Wyk – Albatros
Nico Jordaan – NDHK – (Substitute)

Light Tackle Billfish Nationals – National Team
Sodwana Bay – November 2010
Sybrand van Vuuren (Captain) – Hoedspruit
Leon Potgieter – NDHK
Jaco Jordaan – NDHK
Jan Strydom – Taratibo – (Substitute)

Heavy Tackle Billfish Nationals – National Team
Sodwana Bay – November 2010
Chris Rothmann (Captain) – Sea Pike
Kobus Sutherland – Sodwana
Hanro Swart – Albatros

Light Tackle Billfish Nationals – Masters Team
Sodwana Bay – November 2010
Wayne Wiid (Captain) – NDHK
Henry de Pradines – NDHK
Kobus Engelbrecht – Taratibo

Heavy Tackle Billfish Nationals – Masters Team
Sodwana Bay – November 2010
Jan Joubert (Captain) – NDHK
Wian Terblanche – Sea Pike
Willem Pretorius – Albatros