NEW: All The Big Fishing Competitions In February
From marlin in Struisbaai to billfish at Mapelane – the big fishing competitions in February are finally in swing!
It’s game fishing coast to coast as we prepare for the Two Oceans Marlin Tournament at SA’s most southernly ski-boat club and gun for big billfish at Mapelane on the east coast. These are the big fishing competitions February:
TWO OCEANS MARLIN TOURNAMENT
5–12 FEBRUARY 2021
Struisbaai near L’Agulhas offers some of the Western Cape’s most fertile and biologically diverse oceans, and anglers know you get great fishing here all year round. But February is marlin time. What an awesome way to kick off the year of competitive fishing. Mark 5–12 February 2021 on your calendar, and head out at Suidpunt Deep Sea Angling Club in Struisbaai to discover the Two Oceans Marlin Tournament.
MAPELANE BILLFISH INVITATIONAL
21–26 FEBRUARY 2021
An on the east coast, another part of the country that’s super well-known for especially awesome game fishing. It’s time for the Mapelane Billfish Invitational.
This billfish competition in the beautiful St Lucia region of KwaZulu-Natal is hosted by Mapelane Ski-Boat Club and open to teams and individuals. And it’s also strictly catch-and-release on all billfish species. Check out the Mapelane Billfish Challenge.
Mapelane Ski-Boat Club | Mapelane Region KZN | 082 787 6005
Note: These are all the fishing competitions currently on our radar. If you know of competitions or want your fishing competition on this list, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PREVIOUS YEARS’ TOURNAMENTS
SUPER 6 LEAGUE: ROUND 3
1 FEBRUARY 2020
One of the most exciting local leagues in the country! PEDSAC’s Super 6 enters its round 3 at the start of February – there are six rounds per season, meaning the league is now midway. But, although the tournament is only open to anglers registered with PEDSAC, note that any visiting friends and guests of members can enter too. And the competition’s fierce.
Posted by Richard Donaldson on Saturday, 3 August 2019
There are simultaneous ladies and juniors classes – but everyone’s welcome to enter as seniors – and among the 30-odd species allowed (mostly bottomfish) you’re also able to go after some tuna and yellowtail. So register latest 31 January at 17:30 at the Club for this one-day event on 1 February 2020 (2 Feb reserved as bonus fishing day in case of bad weather) at PEDSAC.
BUFFALO RIVER MONSTER ANGLING COMP
1/2 FEBRUARY 2020
On the light-tackle side, it’s time again for the annual Monster Angling Comp on the Buffalo River. There’s a massive R75 000 up for grabs, plus 3 tagged fish that, if you hook them, are worth R10 000 each. Hosted by Border Light Tackle, tickets are usually available at tackle shops around East London, or phone Mr Gary Schroeder on 083 329 5093 to book your spot.
Border Light Tackle Boat Angling Association (B.L.T.B.A.A.) | 083 329 5093 | or 082 784 4987
INDIAN OCEAN MARLIN CUP
29 FEBRUARY 2020
Big prize money and exclusively marlin weighing over 500 pounds (that about 230kg and up) is the name of the game in this international competition. It’s hosted in Seychelles, but you don’t have to physically go there to compete. Anyone can take part, as long as you fish in demarcated zones inside the Indian Ocean (Including South Africa, North and South Australia and the Arabian Gulf and the Red Sea).
March 2, 2019 the Indian Ocean is featured in the Indian Ocean Marlin Cup. Fish in your own country from Australia to South Africa. Time to hook on one of these is near! Still time to enter Fly Navarro http://www.flyzonefishing.com/indian-ocean-marlin-cup/
Posted by Grant Heyer on Friday, 22 February 2019
You can fish in local time and just call in your catches. It’s a super exciting way to run an international comp. In case you missed it last year, it was a rollover, so there are huge prizes at stake. Discover the Second Indian Ocean Marlin Cup.
Hosted by Seychelles Sports Fishing Club and FlyZone Fishing | Info and registration on their website
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