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Game On: All The Big Fishing Competitions in November

One international, a tuna derby, a bottom species challenge and loads of billfish and gamefish fishing competitions this November

See which prestigious South American marina the Proteas are competing at internationally, where to win yourself a new boat and Suzuki motor, where the tuna boats will be gathering plus all the big game- and billfish tourneys. Here’s what you need to know in SA fishing competitions in November 2018.

Hout Bay Tuna Derby Atlantic Boat Club fishing competition November 2018 by Nauti-tech Suzuki

FALSE BAY INSHORE CLASSIC

2–4 NOVEMBER 2018

Five bottom species, bonus prizes for special catches and Gordon’s Bay Boat Angling Club’s big 50th birthday celebration. This bottomfish competition is open to all anglers – entry R350 – and you’re encouraged to bring your entire family down to beautiful Harbour Island in Cape Town for live music, entertainment, fun and steak and rib nights and braais for everyone all weekend long. Get all the info on the False Bay Inshore Classic.

Gordon's bay Boat Angling Club, Harbour Island, Cape Town Fishing Competition by Nauti-Tech Suzuki
Gordon’s Bay Boat Angling Club | info@gbbac.co.za | +27 (0)21 856 1683 

TWO OCEANS TUNA DERBY, HOUT BAY

5–10 NOVEMBER 2018

We’re off the Mother City for five days of good tuna fishing (hopefully the winds will have died by then). The Hout Bay Tuna Derby takes place 5–10 November and it’s open to all entrants and boats. And as long as you’ve entered, you can take part from any recognised harbour from Cape Town to Gordon’s Bay – although tuna will only be weighed at the Atlantic Boat Club in Hout Bay, so best ensure your berthing spot there.

Hout Bay Tuna Derby Atlantic Boat Club fishing competition November 2018 by Nauti-tech Suzuki

Entry is R1750 per angler and entries close on 5 November, but you can get a R200 early bird discount if you enter before 19 October 2018. But hurry, by September there were already 20 or so boats entered. And note that there’s a special discounted package for under 16s. See more info on the Two Oceans Tuna Derby in Hout Bay.

The main prize is a new boat, so email tunaderby@atlanticboatclub.co.za or phone +27 (0)21 790 2930 to secure your spot.

Hout Bay Tuna Derby Atlantic Boat Club fishing competition November 2018 by Nauti-tech Suzuki

Hosts: Atlantic Boat Club | Hout Bay
Dates: 5–10 November 2018
Contact: tunaderby@atlanticboatclub.co.za | +27 (0)21 790 2930

OET BILLFISH & GAMEFISH

5–9 NOVEMBER 2018

Strictly catch and release on all billfish and kingfish (seriously, there’s a R30k fine if you kill one), this tourney happens 5–9 November 2018 in Sodwana Bay, KZN. Here, you’re after marlin species, which get you 100 points on release only. Sailfish are 50 points on release and all gamefish are 1 point per kilogram. See all you need to know about the 41st annual OET Bill and Game Fish Tournament in Sodwana.

OET BillFish and GameFish Torunament Sodwana Bay NOvember 2018 fishing competition by Nauti-Tech Suzuki

Entry fees are R7 500 per boat and R1 650 per angler and all entries close on 30 September 2018. As always, the competition is hosted by Mpumalanga Deep Sea Angling Association and you can get hold of tournament offer Sam Botha on +27 (0)84 805 3077 or mdssaafishing@gmail.com.

OET BillFish and GameFish Torunament Sodwana Bay NOvember 2018 fishing competition by Nauti-Tech Suzuki

Hosts: Mpumalanga Deep Sea Angling Association
Venue: Sodwana Bay | KZN
Dates: 5–10 November 2018
Contact: mdssaafishing@gmail.com | +27 (0)84 805 3077

ILTTA

11–16 NOVEMBER 2018

The SA Protea fishermen are off to South America for the 78th annual ILTTA’s International Light Tackle Tournament where lots of marlin, sailfish and most of the world’s best anglers are expected.

ILTTA NOvember 2018 Fishing Competition by Nauti-Tech Suzuki

The tournament is hosted by the Club Nautico De Guatemala at the very prestigious Marina Pez Vela in Guatemala, 11–16 November 2018.

Marina Pez Vela ILTTA November 2018 Fishing Competition by Nauti-Tech Suzuki

BILLFISH 15000

12–16 NOVEMBER 2018

One of the most popular billfish events in the world, the Dorado Ski Boat Club hosts the 32nd annual BillFish 15000 tournament at Sodwana Bay 12–16 November 2018. There are already entrants from all over the world: Finland, Wales, Italy, Australia, England, Germany, Switzerland, South Africa and more, due to it having produced so many world-record marlins in the past. Check out the Billfish 15000 in Sodwana Bay.

Fishing Competitions November 2018 BillFish 15000 Sodwana Bay by nauti-tech suzuki

Strictly tag and release, the entry fee is R8500 per boat and R1700 per angler and all entries close on 30 September 2018. Contact Dorado Ski Boat Club at billfish@dorado-sbc.co.za or +27 (0)79 635 4116.

Sodwana Bay Billfish 15000 November 2018 fishing competition by Nauti-Tech Suzuki

Hosts: Dorado Ski Boat Club
Venue: Sodwana Bay | KZN
Dates: 12–16 November 2018
Contact: billfish@dorado-sbc.co.za | +27 (0)79 635 4116 | +27 (0)82 654 8542

ECM FORD BOTTOM SPECIES CHALLENGE

16–18 NOVEMBER 2018

You can win a new boat plus Suzuki motor and trailer at the 2nd annual ECM Ford Bottom Species Challenger in Port Elizabeth. Unique among bottom species tournaments, where no-kill competitions are mostly rare or non-existent. Out of the 10 species nominated, a record 6 are strictly catch, weigh and release at the conservation-minded ECM Ford Bottom Species in Port Elizabeth. Also read about the unique bottom fish conservation efforts at PEDSAC in PE.

ECM ford Bottom Species Challenge in PE by Nauti-Tech Suzuki

Entries are open to all boats and all anglers at R450 per angler up until 15 October 2018. Thereafter entry will be R950, so get your entries in Denise at +27 (0)41 582 2701 or find info through www.pedsac.co.za.

Fishing Boats in PE, fishing competitions at PEDSAC by Nauti-Tech Suzuki

Read all about that R200k grand prize and the ECM Ford Species Challenge 2018 here.

Hosts: Port Elizabeth Deep Sea Angling Club PEDSAC
Venue: Port Elizabeth
Dates: 16–18 November 2018
Contact: Denise on +27 (0)41 582 2701 | www.pedsac.co.za

SADSAA LIGHT- AND HEAVY-TACKLE BILLFISH NATIONALS

19–23 NOVEMBER 2018

The two last big tournaments on our calendar are not open to just anyone, they are strictly South African Deep Sea Angling Association (SADSAA) national competitive anglers and by provincial invitation and nomination only. The SADSAA Light-Tackle and Heavy-Tackle BillFish Nationals are both happening 19–23 November 2018 at Sodwana Bay.

SADSAA Light Tackle and Heavy Tackle BillFish Nationals South Africa November 2018 by Nauti-Tech Suzuki

This is the big SA billfish event of 2018, and the competitors will all be topflight SA anglers with provincial and national colours. More information via SADSAA on +27 (0)83 284 5969 and info@sadsaa.co.za.

SADSAA Light Tackle and Heavy Tackle BillFish Nationals South Africa November 2018 Sodwana Bay by Nauti-Tech Suzuki

Hosts: SADSAA
Venue: Sodwana Bay | KZN
Dates: 19–23 November 2018
Contact: info@sadsaa.co.za | +27 (0)83 284 5969

Note: These are all the September 2018 fishing competitions currently on our radar from the South African Deep Sea Angling Association (SADSAA). If you know of a competition or think your fishing competition should be on this list, we’ll gladly add it: Drop us an email at hello@nautitechsuzuki.com.

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