Game On: All The Big Fishing Competitions in November
It’s tuna derby time in Cape Town, ladies in St Lucia and loads of billfish and gamefish fishing competitions on the east coast this November
From a junior offshore classic to all-ladies in St Lucia, and some of the year’s biggest bill and game fish tournaments happening in Sodwana. Plus: The tuna derby in Hout Bay. Here’s what you need to know in SA fishing competitions in November 2019.
JUNIOR INSHORE CLASSIC
2–3 NOVEMBER 2019
While we’re still waiting for the final dates on the seniors’ False Bay Inshore Classic for 2019, Gordon’s Bay Boat Angling Club has moved the Junior inshore comp to November. There’s R15 000’s worth of prizes up for grabs and it’s R500 entry per junior angler. Phone Leonie at 079 516 9155 to enter – hurry, there are still some spots left in the Junior Inshore Classic.
Gordon’s Bay Boat Angling Club | email@example.com | +27 (0)21 856 1683
PIONEER LADIES FISHING COMP
2–3 NOVEMBER 2019
There’s a new all-ladies fishing comp happening in St Lucia this month. With over R100 000’s worth of prizes to be won, it seems worthwhile giving Carman a ring at 082 319 3494 to find out more about the Pioneer Ladies tournament.
OET BILLFISH & GAMEFISH
4–8 NOVEMBER 2019
Strictly catch and release on all billfish and kingfish (seriously, there’s a R30k fine if you kill one), marlin species net you 100 points on release. Sailfish are 50 points and all gamefish are 1 point per kilogram. One of the big game fish events of the year, check out the OET Bill and Game Fish Tournament.
Sodwana Bay | Mpumalanga Deep Sea Angling Association | firstname.lastname@example.org | +27 (0)84 805 3077
TWO OCEANS TUNA DERBY, HOUT BAY
1–9 NOVEMBER 2019
One of the biggest tuna events of the year, the 2019 Tuna Derby takes kicks off with registration on 1 November 2019, with fishing expected between 4 and 9 November. And what’s unique about this comp is that you can launch 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. See more info on the Two Oceans Tuna Derby.
Atlantic Boat Club, Hout Bay | email@example.com | +27 (0)21 790 2930
11–15 NOVEMBER 2019
One of the most popular billfish events in the world, the Dorado Ski Boat Club hosts the BillFish 15000 tournament every year at Sodwana Bay. 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.
Sodwana Bay, KZN | Dorado Ski Boat Club: firstname.lastname@example.org | +27 (0)79 635 4116 | +27 (0)82 654 8542
SADSAA LIGHT- AND HEAVY-TACKLE BILLFISH NATIONALS
18–24 NOVEMBER 2019
These South African Deep Sea Angling Association (SADSAA) comps are for national competitive anglers and by provincial invitation and nomination only. The SADSAA Light-Tackle and Heavy-Tackle BillFish Nationals are both happening 18–24 November 2018 at Sodwana Bay.
Sodwana Bay, KZN | SADSAA: email@example.com | +27 (0)83 284 5969
Note: These are all the November 2019 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also see the family fishing competitions in December.
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