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UPDATE: Meet The Teams Fishing This Year’s Junior Bottomfish Nationals

10 Teams, 7 provinces, and 30 anglers over 3 days, our team brings you all the tournament info and what to expect at the 2022 Junior Bottomfish Nationals.

This week Sunday signals the start of a three-day top-level fishing competition. Set in the idyllic harbour of Port St. Francis, the top 33 anglers from 7 provinces will be competing for national colours at the Junior Bottomfish Nationals, from 27 March to 1 April 2022.

And here are all the dates, contacts, programme, teams and what to expect at the tournament:

JUNIOR BOTTOMFISH NATIONALS DATES AND PROGRAMME

Sunday 27 March 2022

14:00 – 16:00 Registration
16:00 Welcome and Opening Function
17:30 Boat Draw, Rules and Briefing
Boat Auction
Dinner

28–1 April 2022

04:30 – 05:30 Breakfast at Port St. Francis Ski Boat Yacht Club
06:00 Launch and fishing day starts
15:00 Lines up
17:00 Scales close (fish to be at the designated area at weigh station)
18:30 Dinner at Port St. Francis Ski Boat Yacht Club

Saturday, 2 April 2022

11:00 Prizegiving and Closing Function

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MEET THE COMPETING ANGLERS AND TEAMS

There are 30 anglers in total – 10 three-man teams – representing seven regional angling associations. It’s 10 teams all and all:

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NATAL U16

Jethro Doman (Captain)
Mathew Shepard
Matthew Thompson

NATAL U19

Owen Barclay (Captain)
Alex Tydlesley
Connor Wood

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FREE STATE U16

Francois Rossouw (Captain)
Dewandre Smith
Jahnru Janse Van Rensburg

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EASTERN PROVINCE U16 BLACK

Nathan Barris
Gavin Peinke
Daniel Lindhorst

EASTERN PROVINCE U16 RED

Jovan Coetzee
Logan Moolman
Mathew De Beer

EASTERN PROVINCE U19

Rubin van Aswegen
Clayton Senekal
Jason Donaldson

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WESTERN PROVINCE U19 BLUE

Divan Burger (Captain)
Karla Rautmann
Christof Dahl

WESTERN PROVINCE U19 WHITE

Luke Truter (Captain)
Sean Cilliers
Hugo Bester

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BORDER U19

Jade Clarke (Captain)
Tara Roux
Charne Smith

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SADSAA U19

Jan Ham Du Plessis (Captain)
Zandre De Bruyn
Xavier Truluck

 

SOME JUNIOR BOTTOMFISH NATIONALS RULES

For fish weigh-ins, the first fish killed, up to the bag limit, by any angler will be the fish presented to the scales at the end of the day’s angling. And in terms of hooks, only one single hook may be used and no off-set circle hooks may be used.

For more information, check out the SADSAA Tournament Rules. Tight lines to everyone!

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JUNIOR BOTTOMFISH NATIONALS

27 March–1 April 2022
Hosted by the Port St. Francis Ski Boat Club
Triton Ave, St Francis Bay
Phone: 084 383 7098
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Also see the seniors and masters at the 2019 SADSAA bottom fish nationals.

Discover all the upcoming fishing competitions in July as well as the whole year’s big fishing tournaments.

And discover all the ski-boat clubs of Eastern Province.

 


 

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