Big Prizes and Game Fish: You Can Be Part of the Shelly Beach Ski-Boat Festival
Four days of awesome game fishing, a new boat and cash prizes up for grabs and loads of entertainment at the Shelly Beach Ski-Boat Festival 2019 from 19 June
Dorado, tuna, yellowfin and maybe some wahoo. You can expect loads of great game fishing and excitement at the scales for four days during the Shelly Beach Ski-Boat Festival, 19–22 June 2019. As well as some awesome entertainment at the Shelly Beach Ski-Boat Club, with a cash bar and even cooking demonstrations. Not to mention great prizes up for grabs at this awesome annual fishing competition.
Here’s all the info and how you can still enter and be a part of the Shelly Beach Ski-Boat Festival 2019.
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AWESOME PRIZES UP FOR GRABS
This year, the first prize, awarded for the heaviest game fish catch of any species, is a brand-new 5-metre powered cat ski-boat with two 60hp four-stroke outboards. Second prize is awarded for the heaviest game fish catch of any other species, and then there are loads more cash prizes for various categories, including ladies and junior angler prizes.
FISHING THE 2019 SHELLY BEACH SKI-BOAT FESTIVAL
It’s all about game fish. But note that only fish that can be weighed qualifies, which means you’re not looking at bill- and sailfish. “The most common fish species you’ll be looking for is dorado, tuna and yellowtail, maybe some wahoo, too,” says Shelly Beach Ski-Boat Club PRO Brenda Johnson.
“Fishing starts from first light, and then weigh-in is strictly at Shelly beach Ski-Boat Club from 2pm–5pm for the first three days of the competition, and 2pm–4pm on the final day, 22 June.”
That said, you should know that you can launch to take part in this competition anywhere between Durban and Port Edward. The northern-most boundary for the Shelly Beach Ski-Boat Festival is the Tongaat River mouth, and you can fish all the way down to the Sikombe River mouth in the south, as long as you still come and weigh-in at Shelly Beach Ski-Boat Club.
Some more fish species to look out for are couta, bonito, Natal snoek, garrick, and prodigal son. Just note that no shark or ray species are allowed to be weighed in this comp.
ENTRY FEES AND HOW TO ENTER
Fishing the Shelly Beach Ski-Boat Festival costs R1100 per angler or R550 per junior angler. And, although pre-entry closed on 13 May, you can still enter up until the opening and registration on 18 June 2019.
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND FAMILY FUN
The Ski-Boat Festival is not just for anglers either. Throughout 19–22 June, Shelly Beach Ski-Boat club welcomes the public to come and join the festivities at their clubhouse on the beach at Albert Meyer Drive, especially during the weigh-ins (very exciting for kids!) from 2pm in the afternoon onwards.
There will be live entertainment, a cash bar and the restaurant is serving delicious meals as per usual. But something extra special: The club has organised to have a pro chef who will be doing live cooking demonstrations on how to prepare locally caught fish for an awesome meal.
SHELLY BEACH SKI-BOAT FESTIVAL
Awesome images via Shelly Beach Ski-Boat Club taken by Justin Klusener
PLUS: SHELLY BEACH LIVE WEBCAM
If you ever want to know the conditions are like on the beach or at the club, you can get regular daily snapshots of the ocean and the slipway with this live webcam.
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