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NEXT: All The Big Fishing Competitions in April

From Durban ski boat festival to SADSAA gam fish nationals and the Tuna Masters in Cape Town, these are all the fishing competitions in April 2019

Just in: PE’s One-day Tuna Derby date announced, plus the big Western Province Tuna Classic. Then there’s the KZN interclubs and Durban Ski-Boat Festival, the Couta Classic and the SADSAA Game Fish National. Here are all the exciting and upcoming fishing competitions in April.


5–6 APRIL 2019

It’s all about bottom fish as the anglers of KZN prep for their next interclub competition at Warnadoone Ski-Boat Club near Amanzimtoti. The area is known for producing fine fishermen. And we’re always especially delighted to see the youngsters perform really well at this club level. If you can, get down to Warner Beach for the interclub tournament at Warnadoone.

Skiboat Club Interclub festival 2018

Posted by Carol Lane on Friday, 20 April 2018

Warnadoone SBC | 1 Warnerdoone Road, Warner Beach, KZN | 072 540 9998 |


6–7 APRIL 2019

One of the species South Africa is famous for: The King Mackerel, also known as the Spanish Mackerel or Couta. They’re found along the KwaZulu-Natal coast all the way up to Mozambique. This April, the big Couta Classic happens off the coast of Mtunzini, north of Durban and near Richards Bay.

Umlalazi SBC | 1 Hulley Ave, Mtunzini | 035 340 1006 |


8–13 APRIL 2019

All species of tuna, off Cape Town’s picturesque coast. The annual Tuna Masters is an international tuna tournament hosted by local fishing charters at Hout Bay. It’s known for producing some big tuna and all-around excellent fishing. Plus: Boat charters are available as well as packages that include your accommodation – they’re really geared to get you on the water and fishing at this comp.

Atlantic Boat Club | Hout Bay | +27 83 4603963 |


12–14 APRIL 2019

Most of the major KZN clubs are heading off to Durban for the interclub competition. It’s one of the prime fishing spots around SA, with great options for both bottom and game fishing. And just one of the big fishing events happening in Durban this month.

Dorado Fishing in Durban, Durban Interclub competition, by Nauti-Tech Suzuki

Durban Ski Boat Club | 1 Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Durban | 031 337 9506 |


13 April 2019

Prizes over R30 000 up for grabs. Only R150pp entry fee. And registrations open until Friday 12 April 2019. Here’s what you need to do to win big at the 1 Day Tuna Derby in PE.

PE One Day tuna Derby by Carry cat and Nauti-Tech Suzuki

PEDSAC | Humewood Extention, Port Elizabeth | 041-582 2701 |


19–21 APRIL 2019

A unique fishing competition in that it’s open to almost all classes of fishing, from true deep sea to bay fishing, from bottom fish to game and even sailfish. Although it’s very popular among KZN locals, entries are open to all anglers – and there are usually some nice prizes up for grabs, not to mention freebies with your entry.

Richards Bay Bonanza, Richards Bay Fishing, by Nauti-Tech Suzuki

Richards Bay Ski-Boat Club | 1 Beach Road, Meer En See, KZN | 035 753 2516 |  


19–21 APRIL 2019

Often called the “richest fishing competition in Southern Africa”, the Durban  Ski-Boat festival is a multi-day, multi-discipline fishing tournament with around R1.5-million in prizes up for grabs. It’s quite a spectacle: Videos and images of the hundreds of boats that attend every year are quite amazing. What’s really cool is the club takes care of all boat security, launches and towing free of charge, and they go all out to accommodate everyone – there’s loads of entertainment for family and the kids.

Note: The contents happens over Easter weekend in 2019.

Durban Skiboat Club during the Durban Ski Boat festival, by Nauti-Tech Suzuki

Durban Ski Boat Club | 1 Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Durban | 031 337 9506 |


27 APRIL–4 MAY 2019

Your share of over half a million Rand’s worth of prizes. It’s a team competition, so your team can assist you in every way, except helping to fight a fish. Each team can bring in four species of fish per day. And there are usually four extremely exciting fishing days. Can you feel it? It’s time for the Gordon’s Bay 2019 Offshore Classic.

Godron's Bay Offshore Classic by nauti-Tech suzuki

Gordon’s Bay Boat Angling Club | Harbour Island | Phone 0795169155 or email:


27 APRIL 2019

It’s the final round of PEDSAC’s Super 6 tournament. It’s open to all anglers and there are some cool prizes up for grabs. Best of all, entry is just R100 (R70 for club members and R30 for juniors). So, if you’re in PE at the time, check out PEDSAC’s Super 6.

PE Harbour from Port Elizabeth Deep Sea Angling Club PEDSAC by Nauti-Tech Suzuki

PEDSAC | Humewood Extention, Port Elizabeth | 041-582 2701 |


29 APRIL–3 MAY 2019

It’s pure competitive fishing as the best of the best gather for the nationals at St Lucia this year. All fishing is done in accordance with IGFA and SADSAA rules, which are quite strict and precise, and only those anglers nominated by their provinces will participate.

SADSAA Game fish Nationals Fishing Competition, by Nauti-Tech Suzuki
St Lucia Ski-Boat Club | St Lucia | 035 590 1376 |  

Discover St Lucia Ski Boat Club.

For a nice family fishing tournament, discover the 21 Species in Richards Bay.

Check out our selection of the big fishing competitions in May. And the fishing competitions in June.

All the big tournaments for 2019? Check out the collection of this year’s fishing competitions in South Africa.


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