Competitive Angling

What is Competitive Angling?

Competitive angling is defined as catching or attempting to catch fish with a rod, reel, line, and hook as outlined in the international angling rules, also known as IGFA. Until 1940, there was no universal code of sporting ethics to guide anglers in their pursuits. The first steps in this direction were taken in the late 1930’s by members of the British Tunny Club, who hoped to formulate rules for ethical angling. However, the looming threat of war interrupted their plans. Shortly after IGFA was founded in 1939, its officers immediately set to the task of establishing angling guidelines and requirements for world record catches.

The following angling rules have been formulated by the International Game Fish Association to promote ethical and sporting angling practices, to establish uniform regulations for the compilation of world game fish records, and to provide basic angling guidelines for use in fishing tournaments and any other group angling activities.

Our Aims

  • Impart knowledge onto members of DSBC
  • Promote Junior and Lady angling
  • Get our anglers to the level that they desire
  • Continue to achieve high honours on the national circuit
  • Never bring the clubs name in disrepute
  • Host a Prize Giving end of 2020

Requirements

  • Submit your nominations for the year on the excel spreadsheet.
  • If you are selected for a competition, you must fish. If you pull out for ANY reason, you are out for the rest of the season. Selectors decision will be final.
  • Captains report must be submitted within 5 working days of the competition.
  • Disciplinary action will be taken against any transgressors
  • First year fishing interclubs. You pay R250 and you get a golf shirt, cap, two pairs of fishing shorts and two fishing shirts.
  • Must all wear golf shirt and jeans for evening briefings
  • Prize giving short chinos’ golf shirt and shoes/slopes
  • Mapalane and Zinkwazi is an expectation. Short chino’s too both
  • The captain or team manager will be held responsible for incorrect kit.
  • To represent your Province, you are required to submit your CV to myself and Bruce via email a week before nominations close.
  • Each angler is responsible for a R3000 sponsorship for the interclub, or put your boat in or help both days.
  • Each competitive anglers will participate in two social comps (date dependant)

HOW DOES A COMPETITION WORK?

Inter-club Event

A club will host an event know as an Inter-club. All clubs around the province and surrounding provinces are invited to attend.

Club representatives

Clubs will then select 3 “man” teams to represent them at this competition which is held over a Saturday & Sunday.

Arrival @ Club

The team/teams will arrive at the hosting club on a Friday night for the brief and boat draw

Competition day

Saturday/Sunday morning you arrive and fish during the allocated time given and then all fish are weighed at the weigh-in.

WHY FISH FOR DSBC?

Competitive angling is defined as catching or attempting to catch fish with a rod, reel, line, and hook as outlined in the international angling rules, also known as IGFA. Until 1940, there was no universal code of sporting ethics to guide anglers in their pursuits. The first steps in this direction were taken in the late 1930’s by members of the British Tunny Club, who hoped to formulate rules for ethical angling. However, the looming threat of war interrupted their plans. Shortly after IGFA was founded in 1939, its officers immediately set to the task of establishing angling guidelines and requirements for world record catches.

Fishing is a funny sport. Everyone has their own opinion on what works and what doesn’t work What to use and what not to use? This is what makes fishing so interesting. To fish competitively, you learn new techniques from the different anglers you are teamed up with. You learn from the local skippers you fish with in the area you are fishing. You are able to fish areas you wouldn’t normally fish. And most importantly, you make new friendships with fellow anglers who share your passion.
So please, put up your hand and/or encourage your junior to put up his or her hand and get involved. Your fishing abilities and techniques will improve and new friendships will be formed.
I leave you with these wish words two of our Protea Anglers once told me when I started out.

“No matter which boat you climb on you will learn something new, so observe, listen and take note.”

“Steal with your eyes, if everyone else is catching fish and you not. See what they are doing and change to what they are using.”

The road to PROTEA ANGLING COLOURS

Some guidelines to achieve Protea Colours in angling

2020 dsbc festival

We all know the latest regarding the coronavirus and the national state of disaster as stated by the President. This impacts on everyone’s life to a lesser or greater degree, and the way forward is to make sure we are not only safety conscious, but put in place an action plan that will combat the spread of this virus.

As importantly we have a responsibility to you the angler, our members and guests, our staff, and of course our sponsors. As such we have taken the decision to cancel the DSBC Festival for 2020, and please note all those that have paid will be refunded their entrance fee.

Already we have 80 boats entered which equates to over 220 anglers.
In reaching this decision we debated the following:

  1. It is unlikely that the President will reverse this decision in the next 6 weeks.
  2. Even if we were given the go-ahead, we have to be out of our existing premises by end May, and our new club house will not be “battle ready” to host this event.
  3. We looked at a possible June date, and besides our new home being nearly finished, the cuda, around which our rules are based, have thinned out by then.
  4. Some of our Platinum and Gold sponsors have already committed budgets, in fact some have already paid, and given the “new state of play” we have no doubt you will be happy to be refunded. Having said as much we once again thank you all for always supporting this event. We know we can rely on you next year.In closing, a few interesting points: In our mix of 80 boats we had 22 clubs, besides the guys from DSBC. This in itself is a record!
    They are Shelley Beach, Warnerdoone, Rod and Reel, Fynnlands, Bluff, Westbrook, Umdloti, Tongaat, Richards Bay, Hibiscus Coast, Midlands, RNYC, Blythedale/ Ballito, Harrismith, Nambithi, Tongaat, PYC, Newcastle, Umhlali, Platinum NW, and Noordhoek. Thank you all!

I urge you to google Noordhoek——-some interesting info———-a town of just over 30,000—their draw card is the Juice Bars, and “rustic / chic dining is the in thing. We were really looking forward to welcoming Joshua and Tania Gernetzky who were fishing on their boat Tumbles, and herald from Noordhoek! If you are coming up anyway, we will look after you.
Other mighty trekkers are Otto Lessing, Sakkie Linde, and Griffin Madden from Platinum NW who were fishing on BRUID—-Likewise with you guys, if you are coming down you are welcome.

We appreciate some of you have booked and paid for accommodation for the festival. We look forward to welcoming you at the club, festival or no festival! Please note we have fenced off secure parking for your boats, with day and night security. Just enjoy the long weekend with us.

Please let us know that you will be coming so we can roll out the red carpet, and arrange cards so you can buy at club prices. Once again, we thank you all and look forward to hosting you at our new premises in 2021.

Tight Lines—-from your Conveners

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