Look Who Performed at This Year’s Kleinbaai BottomFish Interprovincial
WATCH: All the big winners & final results for the 2022 Kleinbaai Bottomfish Interprovincial at Overberg Boat Club in Gansbaai – it’s Border all the way and the ladies take the cake
The Border boys. The young bucks. And the ladies who took the cake. It was an awesome weekend in Gansbaai. And an even better weekend down at Overberg Boat Club where nine provincial teams competed in the 2022 Kleinbaai BottomFish Interprovincial.
Starting on Friday 30 September all the way through to Sunday 2 October, nine teams of three from Western Province, Eastern Province, Border and Southern Cape competed or the biggest Miss Lucy, Steebras, Carpenter, Yellowtail and more.
But it was a decidedly Border weekend, as the results show – Border took 2 out of the 3 top results. Here are all the final results, plus the top 3 teams at Kleinbaai 2022.
TOP 3 TEAMS AT KLEINBAAI BOTTOMFISH INTERPROVINCIAL 2022
NO 1 BORDER LADIES
Taking first place was Border Ladies – yes! – led by captain Jacky Luef, with Belinda Fish and Jaime Lee Manthe.
NO 2 WP JUNIORS
In second place was the WP Juniors team: Luke Truter (cpt), Sean Cilliers and Hugo Bester.
NO 3 BORDER MEN
In third place, the veterans from Border: John Luef (cp), Everitt van Loggernberg and Fred Clarke.
ALL THE FINAL RESULTS
- Eastern Province Black
- Eastern Province Ladies
- Eastern Province Red
- Southern Cape
- Western Province Seniors
- Eastern Province Juniors
KLEINBAAI BOTTOMFISH INTERPROVINCIAL
Originally planned for August, the comps team at Overberg opted to move the competition out to end-September, start October.
ALL QUALIFYING FISH SPECIES AND BAG LIMITS
Kleinbaai is traditionally one of the most beloved tournaments among provincial anglers, greatly because it’s a remarkable social and networking opportunity. But it’s also an excellent proving ground. Capped Protea angler Wayne Gerber from PEDSAC remarked that Kleinbaai is where he got his start on the road to his national colours.
And, of course, Kleinbaai traditionally produces some excellent bottom fishing. These are the qualifying species for this year’s bottom fish interprovincial:
Red steenbras/copper: min 60cm, limit 1
Black steenbras/poenskop: min 65cm, limit 1
Hottentot: min 25cm or 1kg, limit 5
Carpenter/silver fish: min 35cm or 1kg, limit 4|
Kob/dagga salmon: min 55cm or 1.5kg, limit 5
Miss lucy/red stumpnose: min 35cm or 1.5 kg, limit 1
Snoek: min 60cm or 1kg, limit 10
White steenbras/pignose: min 60cm or 3.5kg, limit 1
Red roman: min 35cm or 1kg, limit 2
White steenbras: min 60cm or 3.5kg, limit 1|
Cape salmon/geelbek: min 60cm or 1.5kg, limit 2
Makriel: min 1kg, no limit
Yellowtail: min 1kg, limit 10
Good luck to everyone taking part in the Kleinbaai Bottomfish Interprovincial 2012!
KLEINBAAI BOTTOM FISH INTERPROVINCIAL 2021
20 September 2 October 2022
At Overberg Boat Club
Phone: 082 929 8688
KLEINBAAI 2018 RESULTS
The overall winners of the competition were Eastern Province who had a total of four teams representing in the competition. Here are the results:
1. GOLD: EP Black
With a total score of 554.41, a hearty congrats to the boys of EP Black: Ben de Bruyn, Ian Peinke and Brian Gerber.
2. SILVER: EP Ladies
What an incredible thing it was to see this all-ladies team take the silver. And a special mention to all three of you who contributed that final score of 495.74. That’s three years finishing in the top three for Sheena Rothner Gerber, who took gold in 2016, silver in 2017 and now silver again in 2018.
Also a stellar tournament by Jen Nelson who’s consistent performance was a pleasure to watch. And then, of course, a mention of Vanessa Gerber who also posted the highest total weight in catches overall in the tournament. You ladies rock!
3. WP Blue
4. EP Red
5. WP White
6. EP Juniors
7. WP Juniors
8. SC Juniors
9. Kwa-Zulu Natal
11. SC Seniors
Congratulations to everyone!
A SPECIAL THANKS TO OVERBERG BOAT CLUB
Of all the feedback we’ve received on the Kleinbaai Bottomfish Interprovincials 2018, overwhelmingly everyone has said what a pleasure it was to be hosted by Overberg Boat Club.
Thanks for having us and see you all again next year.
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