Final Date Confirmed: Yzerfontein Yellowtail Challenge This Saturday
All the latest Yzerfontein Yellowtail Challenge 2019 info: The final competition fishing date confirmed, venue and directions, prizes up for grabs, what to expect at the comp and how you can still book
Lekker yellowtail fishing, one of the most beautiful West Coast fishing spots and loads of cash prizes up for grabs. It’s confirmed: The Yzerfontein Yellowtail Challenge 2019 will take place on Saturday 10 August.
“We’ve looked at the weather conditions and want to keep safety a priority, so it looks like the Saturday is going to give us the best fishing conditions,” says chairman Theunis Kruger of comp hosts Yzerfontein Boat Angling Club.
We bring you all the Yzerfontein Yellowtail Challenge dates, info, what to expect and how you can still book.
YZERFONTEIN YELLOWTAIL CHALLENGE 2019
Just over 130 anglers have entered to take part in this year’s Yzerfontein Yellowtail Challenge. Which means there are still some spots left to enter and still qualify for an official comp T-shirt (first 200 get a shirt, but there’s no limit to entries.
Entries are still open, says Theunis. And you will still be allowed to enter until about 9:00 on the morning of Friday 9 August, when the official opening ceremony will be held at 17:00 that evening at Yzerfontein Boat Angling Club.
Families and the general public are warmly invited to come and enjoy the club’s hospitality. There’s a big clubhouse with an awesome restaurant and bar that’s open to everyone.
FISHING THE YZERFONTEIN YELLOWTAIL CHALLENGE
“Normally, we aim for a 7 o-clock start,” says club chairman Theunis. “But we know that this time of year especially, it can still be dark out at that time. So we’re not going to give an official start time beforehand, we’ll keep safety in consideration and decide on a mass start on the day, based on conditions.”
And to further compensate for light conditions and angler safety, Theunis says that lines-up will be around 15:00 on Saturday, to make sure everyone has enough time to get back safely. You can download a copy of the competition rules here.
As the comp name suggests, yellowtail is the main species you’ll be going after. And there are loads of awesome prizes at this year’s comp.
PRIZES UP FOR GRABS
Probably the most coveted prize everyone will want to go after is the overall heaviest yellowtail catch. That one’s worth R20 000 in cash and all the bragging right for a whole year – just ask previous winners.
TBT #throwbackthursday – Winner of the Yzerfontein Yellowtail Challenge 2015 – Michael Hitchcock. That was a good day and a even a better night at prizegiving! 😁😁😁😁😁 #yellowtailchallenge2019 #R20kcash
But there’s a range of prizes up for grabs, including the top lady angler, top junior angler and the top boat of the day. All and all, the prize money totals around R95 000 up for grabs, thanks to the Yzerfontein club and their sponsors:
We would like to thank our amazing sponsors for making the Yzerfontein Yellowtail Challenge 2019 yet again possible for 2019. Without you it would have been impossible 👈👍🤛💪. You rock!Get your entry form from www.yzerboatclub.co.za or enter in-store Seaport Supply CAPE TOWN or at The Boating Shed and stand a chance to win R20 000 for heaviest Yellowtail with an additional R80k worth of prizes up for grabs! First 200 entries get a custom event shirt made with love by Quiver Outdoor Gear! #enternow #yellowtailchallenge2019
Posted by Yzerfontein Boat Angling Club on Thursday, 25 July 2019
HOW TO ENTER
Entries are still open. And you can still enter up until 9:00 on the day of the opening ceremony: Friday 9 August 2019. The entry fee for Yzerfontein Boat Club members is R200. Non-members pay R250 and juniors are R100.
To enter, look for the caravan that’s parked at the Yzerfontein harbour. It’s there especially for taking entries into the Yellowtail Challenge. Just go up to it and ask the team there for an entry form.
See you there!
YZERFONTEIN YELLOWTAIL CHALLENGE
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