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UPDATE: See All the Junior Bottom Fish Nationals Results and Winners

All the anglers (in pictures), all the results and the ultimate u19 and u16 winners at this year’s SADSAA Junior Bottom Fish Nationals in East London

45 of SA’s best junior anglers, 15 provincial teams and 5 days of awesome national-level competitive angling. We bring you all the final results of the 2019 SADSAA Junior Bottom Fish Nationals took place 24–29 June at East London Ski-Boat Club.

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SADSAA JUNIOR BOTTOM FISH NATIONALS 2019

Our country’s top junior anglers had it all to do – often in very challenging conditions! – over the five brutal fishing days from Monday 24 to Saturday 29 June 2019. Border Deep Sea Angling Association hosted the South African Deep Sea Association (SADSAA) and 7 provincial angling bodies for the Junior Bottom Fish Nationals for under 16 and under 19 anglers at East London Ski-Boat Club.

Both under 19 SADSAA teams showed why they earned their national colours, taking both first and fourth place in the competition.

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But don’t overlook the stellar performance by the lads from Natal, though. NDSAA teams took both first place at under 16 level and the second spot in under 19. The home team, Border, took a convincing second place in the under 16 competition, while Western Province took third in both u19 and u16.

RESULTS: JUNIOR BOTTOM FISH NATIONALS

There were 8 provincial bodies and the national SADSAA anglers, making up 15 teams, seven under 16 teams and eight under 19s. That’s 45 young anglers in total, all with their provincial or national colours in deep sea angling. Here are all the final results in the competition:

UNDER 19

GOLD: SADSAA BLUE

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Seth van den Berg (C)
Graham Burdette
Josh Olivier

 

SILVER: NATAL

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Jan Harm du Plessis (C)
Reydon Basson
Chais Gaul

 

BRONZE: WESTERN PROVINCE

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Werner van Zyl (C)
Stefano Baschiera
Marja Penninkhof

 

4th: SADSAA WHITE

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Barend Boshoff (C)
Rorke Anderson
Gus de Bod

 

5th: BORDER

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Keegan Brunsdon (C)
Ben Steyn
Barend Potgieter

 

6th: EASTERN PROVINCE

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Grayson Darlow (C)
Janhu de Bruyn
Ruben Barnard

 

7th: FREE STATE

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Phillip Papachristoforou (C)
Xavier Truluck
Danielle Steyn

 

UNDER 16

 

GOLD: NATAL

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Ryan Pellew (C)
Owen Barclay
Mohammed Abdul

 

SILVER: BORDER

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Jade Clarke (C)
Tara Roux
Taygon Mauer

 

BRONZE: WESTERN PROVINCE

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Karla Rautmann (C)
Christoff Dahl
Divan Burger

 

4th: GAUTENG

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Ruben Pretorius (C)
Franco Pretorius
Ruben Els

 

5th: FREE STATE

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Francois Rossouw (C)
Dewandre Smith
Jahnru Janse van Rensburg

 

6th: EASTERN PROVINCE

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Connor Gerber (C)
Zandre de Bruyn
Kimberly Burdett

 

7th: MPUMALANGA

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Ruan van den Berg (C)
Jay-Jay Naude’
Jaden Harding

 

ALSO: SOUTHERN CAPE

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Henrico Scholtz (C)
Morne’ Crouse
Mieke Myburgh

 

QUALIFYING FISH SPECIES

“Down here in East London, the most common species by far is copper steenbras,” says Border Deep Sea Angling Association chair Tyrone Gower, “but you’ll find yellowtail, geelbek and a whole range of species here, too.”

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These are the species, min sizes and bag limits that applied in the Junior Nationals:

  • Bank Steenbras: 40cm–3kg, bag limit 5
  • Black Steenbras/MusselCracker/Poenskop: 50cm–5kg, limit 1
  • Butterfish/Blue Hottentot: 0–1.5kg, limit 5
  • Carpenter/ Silver Fish: 35cm–1.5kg, limit 4
  • Kob/Dagga Salmon: 50cm–3kg, limit 5 (only 1 kob over 1.1m allowed per angler)
  • Copper/Red Steenbras: 60cm–5kg, limit 1
  • Dageraad/Stump: 40cm–2kg, limit 1
  • Englishman: 40cm–2kg, limit 1
  • Miss Lucy/Red Stumpnose: 30cm–3kg, limit 1
  • (Brown / Spotted) Rockcods 40cm 3 kg, limit 5
  • White Steenbras: 60cm–3kg, limit 1
  • Red Roman: 30cm–2kg, limit 2
  • Cape Salmon/Geelbek: 60cm–3kg, limit 2
  • Scotsman: 40cm–2kg, limit 1
  • Silver Steenbras/Brusher/Cracker: 60cm–3kg, limit 2
  • Soldier/Santer: 30cm–2kg, limit 5
  • Yellowbelly Rockcod: –3kg, limit 1
  • Yellowtail: 0–2kg, limit 10

 

Congratulations to all the young anglers who took part in the 2019 SADSAA Junior Bottom Fish Nationals!

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JUNIOR BOTTOM FISH NATIONALS 2019

Organised by SADSAA
Hosted by BDSAA at East London Ski-Boat Club
Pontoon Road, Harbour, East London
073 155 7999

Also see the seniors and masters at the 2019 SADSAA bottom fish nationals.

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