Oosthuizen bags main prize at 21 species fishing competition

Angler John Lehman landed this 3.6kg Rubberlip on Saturday at the 21 Species fishing competition PHOTOS: Tamlyn Jolly

DANIE Oosthuizen landed first prize and bagged R25 000 for his efforts when he was crowned 2017 champion at the annual 21 Species Fishing Competition hosted by the Meerensee Boat Club over the weekend.

Ansie van Dyk and her Rockcod

The avid angler landed a Garrick which was closest to the benchmark which handed him the overall win.

Frans Nel who caught a beautiful Rubberlip ended in second spot and took home R15 000, followed by Neels Visagie in third who took home R10 000 for his Stumpnose.

John Moore with his 1.4kg Slinger

Plenty of fish was caught over the weekend and a nice variety of different species.

City of uMhlathuze Mayor Cllr Mdu Mhlongo with angler Jan Haasbroek and a beautiful 20.7kg Couta

Results

• Ladies section – 1 Debbie Hammond, 2 Kobie Gerick and 3 Debbie Hammond.

• Juniors – 1 Mykyle Vermaak, 2 Morgan Farren and 3 Jordan Erasmus.

Local fisherman Ethan Bender landed this 12.9kg Dusky Salmon on Saturday

• Species prizes – Brian Percival (Garrick), Anton van Zyl (Cave Bass), Frik van Dyk (Englishman), Dreyer Smit (Rubberlip), Phillip Nel (Scavenger), Johan Fourie (Slinger), Schalk Exley (Soldier), Julian Brits (Sand fish), Ruan Botha (Pompano), Neels Visagie (Stumpnose), David Jacobs (Queen Mackerel), Corne Kemp (Grunter), Wouter Jansen van Rensburg (Shad), Jan Haasbroek (Cuta), Piet Rall (Catface Rockcod), Wessel Germishuizen (Tuna) and Kobus Bender (Salmon).

• Most Meritorious Fish – Mussel cracker of 26kg. Boat name – Sunseeker.

This 26kg Mussel Cracker gave angler Glen Neill a great fight. City of uMhlathuze Mayor Cllr Mdu Mhlongo was interested in the beautiful species

• Luck draw prizes – Ludwig Erasmus, Danie Oosthuizen, Kenneth Gilmer and Piet Lourens.

• Overall winners – 1 Danie Oosthuizen (Garrick), 2 Frans Nel (Rubberlip) and 3 Neels Visagie (Stumpnose).

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