Call for Nominations – Protea / SADSAA (Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Montenegro, Sodwana)

For administrative and correctness purposes it is necessary to recall the following “Call for nominations”

Those anglers whom have already nominated do not need to repeat the process.

  • Nominations are hereby called for a team of between 3 and 5 anglers to represent South Africa (Protea colours) at the 46th FIPS-M World Boat Angling Championships to be held between 25th September an 2nd October 2010 from Montenegro (on the Adriatic Sea).  This is a Bottom fishing Tournament and provides a rare opportunity for our Bottom fish anglers to represent the country. The Entry fee is shown on the invitations as Euro850 per person which includes accommodation fishing etc but excludes all travel costs.
  • Nominations are hereby called for a team of between three and five anglers to represent South Africa (Protea Colours) at the 51st Hawaiian Billfish Tournament to be held in Kona Hawaii from 2nd – 6th August 2010.  The Tournament is a heavy tackle Marlin tournament fished on 24 or 37 kg line, and whilst we have not yet received the detailed invitation it is estimated that the entry fee will be US$2500 per person which will include all functions, fishing, boats etc but excludes accommodation and airfare.
  • Nominations are hereby called for a 3 person team to represent South Africa (Protea Colours) at the 57th International Billfish Tournament to be held at San Juan Puerto Rico, between 16th and 22nd August 2010. It is estimated that the Entry Fee will be US$2500 per person which will include all functions,fishing boats etc but excludes accommodation and Airfare.
  • Nominations are hereby called for a three person team to represent SADSAA Masters at the Billfish Nationals to be hosted at Sodwana Zululand between 21st and 27th November 2010. This is an own boat competition and entry fees are R6000 per team.
  • Nominations are hereby called for a three person team to represent SADSAA Masters and a three person team to represent SADSAA under 19’s to participate in the Gamefish Nationals to be held at Sodwana between 21st and 27th November 2010. This is an own boat competition and the entry fees are R6000 per team.

Nominations must be received by Lappies Labuschagne on or before Wednesday, 19 May 2010.

Kona, Hawaii produces first Grander for 2010

Blue Marlin - 1104 lbs.

The first grander of 2010 was caught earlier this year off the boat Marlin Magic – a 43 foot custom Allied Marine skippered by captain Jason Holtz.

The female angler Jill Anderson and her husband John flew in from Florida for their honeymoon just the night before…

This blue marlin weighed in at an impressive 1104 lbs.

It was caught from the waters of Kona, Hawaii and fell target to a medium size Marlin Magic Ahi Pussy Bullet.

Call for Nominations – Protea / Sadsaa (Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Sodwana)

The Mpumalanga Deep Sea Angling Association calls nominations for the following tournaments:

Protea Colours:

  • The 51st Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament – Hawaii (Protea Team) August 2-6, 2010 – for more information please see hibtfishing
  • The 57th International Billfish Tournament – Puerto Rico (Protea Team) August 16-22, 2010 – for more information please see sanjuaninternational

SADSAA Colours:

  • Light Tackle Billfish Nationals – Sodwana Bay (SADSAA) November 2010
  • Light Tackle Billfish Nationals – Sodwana Bay (SADSAA U19) November 2010
  • Light Tackle Billfish Nationals – Sodwana Bay (SADSAA Masters) November 2010
  • Heavy Tackle Billfish Nationals – Sodwana Bay (SADSAA) November 2010
  • Heavy Tackle Billfish Nationals – Sodwana Bay (SADSAA U19) November 2010
  • Heavy Tackle Billfish Nationals – Sodwana Bay (SADSAA Masters) November 2010

There has also been a re-call for nominations for a SADSAA U19 team and a SADSAA Masters team for the Gamefish Nationals.

Nominations must be received by Lappies Labuschagne before Friday, 30 April 2010.