All The Big Winter Fishing Competitions in June
From couta in Mapelane to Snoek in St Lucia, the Junior BottomFish Nationals in East London to the Shelly Beach Ski-Boat Festival, these are June’s fishing competitions
Expect sail- and gamefish interprovincials from Mapelane to Sodwana. Junior development in Port Elizabeth and, of course, the big Ski-Boat Festival in Shelly Beach. It’s a mixed bag of game- and bottom fishing competitions this June, kicking off with several teams from Gauteng setting out for an interclub tournament in Mozambique.
2–7 JUNE 2019
This annual game fish tournament lets you enter a boat and anglers, or with a jet-ski. It’s hosted by the Southern Gauteng Deep Sea Angling Association and the Guinjata Sports Fishing Club (in Germiston) in Guinjata Bay in Mozambique, about 6 hours’ drive north-east from Maputo. And you can still enter at a late fee of R1100 per angler or R1500 per jet-ski. Watch the video and discover the 2019 Guinjata Bonanza.
Guinjata Bay, Mozambique | Guinjata Sports Fishing Club | firstname.lastname@example.org | 083 271 4192
PORT ST FRANCIS TUNA CHALLENGE
3–8 JUNE 2019
R850 per angler, loads of big prizes to be one and the 3 best fishing days will decide who walks away as winners at this year’s Port St Francis Bay Ski-Boat and Yacht Club’s Tuna Challenge. Registration is at the ski-boat club in the bay from 15:00 on Monday 3 June 2019. Suzuki Marine will be the in force. See you there!
Port St Francis Ski-Boat and Yacht Club | 076 689 0422 | email@example.com
MAPELANE CUDA DERBY
7–9 JUNE 2019
Plenty of cuda (couta) and loads of live bait right near where you launch from Mapelane beach. It’s all about catching the biggest predatory fish in this competition. Discover the Mapelane Cuda Derby.
Mapelane Ski Boat Club | Mapelane, KZN | 082 787 6005
RICHARDS BAY INTERCLUB
8 JUNE 2019
We go back again to Richards Bay, this time for a meeting of KZN/Zululand clubs at the Richards Bay Interclub.
Richards Bay Ski-Boat Club | 1 Beach Road, Meer En See, KZN | 035 753 2516 | firstname.lastname@example.org
STOCKFISH DEBRY AT NOORDHOEK SKI-BOAT CLUB
14–17 June 2019
Awesome hake fishing, live DJs, pizza, fish, pancakes, a big Father’s Day spitbraai and free camping for all competitors in this year’s Stockfish Derby at Noordhoek Ski-Boat Club. Skippers’ briefing is at 18:30 on Friday 14 June, and then there’s good fishing and loads of family fun over the long weekend: 15–17 June 2019.
Noordhoek Ski-Boat Club, Schoenmakerskop, Port Elizabeth | 082 320 3945
JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT DAY IN PE
15 JUNE 2019
Falling just a day shy of National Youth Day, the junior development event at PEDSAC is aimed at using the skills and insights of the Port Elizabeth club’s many national and provincial-level anglers to educate and inspire the next generation. Discover PEDSAC’s 2019 Junior Development Day.
POINT YACHT CLUB POWER-BOAT FISHING COMPETITION
15–16 June 2019
With the big SAS KZN Grand Slam of sailing taking place at Zululand over the long weekend, the ski-boat portion of Point Yacht Club in Durban is hosting a power boat fishing competition for all ages on 15–19 June 2019. There are loads of lucky draws, a bring and braai and an awesome spitbraai at the club on Sunday 16 June.
Point Yacht Club, Ski-Boat, 3 Maritime Pl, Durban Harbour | 031 301 4787 | email@example.com
SHELLY BEACH SKI-BOAT FESTIVAL
19–22 JUNE 2019
One of the country’s best-known winter gamefish competitions, this festival enjoys a lot of support – there were over 150 anglers fishing it in 2018 – and there are loads o prizes to be won. Traditionally, the heaviest fish in this comp was usually a yellowfin, amberjack or king mackerel (couta). What will it be at this year’s Shelly Beach Ski-Boat Festival? Discover it at Shelly Beach Ski-Boat Club.
GAMEFISH INTERPROVINCIAL ZINKWAZI
19–22 JUNE 2019
Many of the country’s seasoned gamefish anglers head out to the beach town of Zinkwazi on Natal’s north coast for three days of fierce gamefish competition. Hosted by the Natal Deep Sea Angling Association and SADSAA, discover this year’s gamefish interprovincial.
Zinkwazi Ski Boat Club | Zinkwazi Beach | 072 478 6392 | firstname.lastname@example.org
JUNIOR BOTTOMFISH NATIONALS
24–29 JUNE 2019
One of the big events for June, almost every province will have bright new talent competing in the bottomfish nationals for juniors. It takes place in East London this year, hosted by Border Deep Sea Angling Association. As one of the top international juniors comps for 2019, this one’s an excellent way to show support for the youngster – and also the future of the sport. Discover the Junior Bottom Fish Nationals at East London Ski-Boat Club.
East London Ski Boat Club | Pontoon Road, Harbour | 073 155 7999
24–28 JUNE 2018
There’s another big winter interprovincial sailfish tournament happening in Sodwana in June, and this time it’s hosted by the Northern Gauteng Deep Sea Angling Association. Expect three days of fierce competition at this sailfish interprovincial.
Hosted by NGDSAA at Sodwana | 083 309 9985 | email@example.com
ST LUCIA SNOEK DERBY
29–30 JUNE 2019
Fast-paced and fiercely contested, the annual Snoek Derby in St Lucia is an excellent way to get introduced to fishing in this part of the country if you haven’t been before. There are usually special packages for stays and it falls right in the school holidays, so a great time to bring the whole family along. Discover the St Lucia Snoek Derby.
And, for a family fishing tournament in July, discover the 21 Species in Richards Bay.
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