Dear Members

Two weekends ago saw some of our competitive anglers taking part in the Natal Zonals at Pennington.  Ryan Dalton (DSBC) in the team of Hannah Anderson and Jan Du Plessis took top honours.  Our very own Kieran McKay (DSBC Jnr) managed to catch a bonito of 9,68 kg on 10kg line. This is a Pending Junior World, All-Africa and South African record.  We look forward to hearing the outcome.

This past weekend we sent teams up to the Mapalane trophy.  We sent up 3 teams to this prestigious event.  Fishing was difficult, with not many fish caught.  I know our Masters’ Team Captain –  THE Hilton Kidger, found it extremely difficult, not weighing in any fish.  Mr Kidger did inform me that they wanted to give the other teams a chance and he was saving himself for the Mapalane Junior competition.  He has been top skipper for 2 years in a row and hoping to make it 3 in a row this year, so he didn’t want to let any of his secrets out.  The team of Dave Hewison (Capt.), Joe Frates and Darryl Milne managed some nice fish and even managed a sailfish.  Thank you to Shaun Lavery for putting them on some fish.

3 teams were also sent up to the Zinkwazi Interclub this past weekend.  Our juniors team was unchanged from last year, as they managed to get a 2nd place in 2018.  Our teams fished hard and some nice queenies were caught by the Durban Pink Team.  Our Durban Juniors did the job and managed 2 yellowfin, 2 couta and a snoek to win the competition.  This is a great achievement as a Durban team hasn’t won it for many years.  It is pleasing to see our Junior division is so strong.  A big thank you to Bruce Jackson for managing the team this weekend.  Charles Kayter from Zinkwazi was our skipper and a huge thank you to him for putting the juniors on the fish.

Natal Selection:

The following Anglers have been chosen to represent our province at the following competitions:

Alain Kahn (Capt.) Gamefish Interprovincal 19 – 22 June 10kg
Dennis Van Der Westhuizen Gamefish Interprovincal 19 – 22 June 10kg
Ross Ferreira Gamefish Interprovincal 19 – 22 June 10kg
Frank Sykes (Capt.) Natal Masters Gamefish Interprovincal 19 – 22 June 10kg
Brent Egling Natal MastersAlain Kahn Gamefish InterprovincalSailfish Interprovincal 19 – 22 June24- 28 June 10kg
Ryan Dalton Sailfish Interprovincal 24 – 28 June 10kg

We wish them the tightest of lines.

Kind regards
Justin Paynter
DSBC Club Captain