Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Zululand Shore Angling Association

October 29, 2007



Zululand Shore Angling Association

Tim Dunk of Blackfin AC releasing his 70kg Dusky shark

Grey shark vs Transkei coast. Results of the Postal round fished 13/14 October

Barry Tedder

WE couldn't have asked for better weather and sea conditions during this competition weekend.
The competitiveness among the Zululand shore association clubs is still good and healthy and has commitment of high status among its members, some clubs running down as far south as Hole in the wall, Transkei coast, and some opting to run far north to the Kosi area.
Some outstanding catches where taken, and some personal bests.
Majority of the catches were Dusky greys up to 70 kilos, some Hammer heads, one or two Raggies and two excellent Cob of 38 and 40 kilos.
Both these Cob where not gaffed and were returned live to the water. Kwambo angling club must be complimented on their non-gaffing approach, taking into consideration the area 'Hole in the wall' they fished and the size fish they caught.
They hooked 18 fish, biggest 59.7 kilo Grey and smallest Hammer of 6.7 kilo giving an average 25 kilo per fish of which only three were gaffed. I have noticed a strange phenomena when clubs opt to fish the Transkei coastline, and always a gamble when making the decision to fish these waters.
What I'm referring to is, I have noticed with the catch returns from those clubs fishing in these areas that you find only one or two anglers doing exceptionally well and the rest of the team catching one fish if they are lucky.
A gamble none the less.
Top club for the competition was Tugela club totaling 515.4 pts for 66 fish. Top angler went to Rob Kyle of Kwambo club scoring 226 pts for 7 fish, biggest being a Dusky Grey shark of 59.7 kilos not gaffed.
Top lady angler went to Heather Tiltman of uMzingazi club on 109.2 pts also catching a magnificent Cob of 40.8 kilos - a possible SA Record, also being the heaviest edible for the competition. Top junior was Carl-Lyle Young of Mtunzini club on 108.4 pts, biggest fish being a Grey of 51.1 kilo also a possible SA record.
Top master angler went to Julian Pybus of Tugela club on 142 pts biggest fish being a Cob of 38.4 kilos. Heaviest Inedible was a Dusky grey of 70kg, taken by Tim Dunk of Blackfin club.

A reminder that the Zululand seniors will be having their sponsored golf day on the 1st December at the Umfolozi country club Mtubatuba. Your support will be appreciated.

Top 10 anglers for the round
1 R Kyle 226pts Kwambo
2 J Pybus 142.0 Tugela
3 C Singh 139.6 Blackfin
4 H Tiltman (Lady) 109.2 Umzingazi
5 CL Young (Jnr) 108.4 Mtunzini
6 F Sheik Hassan 102.5 Blackfin
7 P Swift 93.9 Mtunzini
8 P Sambiah 92.2 Kwambo
9 B Tedder 80.9 Tugela
10 T Dunk 70.9 Blackfin

Top 10 teams
1 Tugela A 515.4
2 Blackfin A 441.3
3 Kwambo A 419.6
4 Mtunzini A 328.4
5 Umzingazi A 283.1
6 Blackfin B 246.0
7 Umzingazi B 224.1
8 Tugela B 135.0
9 St Lucia A 103.2
10 Kwambo B 92.2

Top 15 anglers on Zululand ladder

1 D Hunter uac 284.38
2 C Hunter uac 267.75
3 M Reddy bac 262.95
4 A Naicker uac 252.87
5 F Sheik Hassan bac 47.23
6 M Vleck bac 223.11
7 B Tedder tac 215.31
8 C Singh bac 206.99
9 N Simmonds tac 198.87
10 R Kyle kac 196.36
11 S Mathura uac 187.47
12 J le Roux kac 184.58
13 E vd Walt (Rooies) mac 174.85
14 D Britz tac 172.48
15 J van Ede uac 159.20






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