Bass Bulawayo winter tournament.
Bass Bulawayo hosted its 43rd annual Bass Winter Tournament over the weekend of 11th and 12th June 2016, at Inyankuni Dam just south of Bulawayo. Despite the low dam levels, the club was able to attract 29 teams to participate, with teams coming from as far afield as Pretoria.
Saturday 11th June dawned nice and clear but very chilly. Most of the fish weighed in at the 11am weigh-in were in the 300-500 gram range. The weigh masters got very excited when one participant brought in a 3.345kg bass, but it turned out this bass was found flapping on top of the water with a 0.58kg nilo stuck in its mouth. Luckily, the bass was released safely.
The end of day one saw a total of 72 bass weighed in, the biggest being 1.965kg, caught by Bass Bulawayo junior, Rhett Fraser, who also caught the second biggest of 1.195kg.
Day two saw the temperature plummet and it brought rain with a bitterly cold wind, making for some very unhappy anglers. Luckily, the second day's fishing was short with the weigh-in at 11am. Only 17 bass were weighed in with the biggest bass of 1.27kg being caught by Bass Bulawayo's Kevin Taylor.
Prize giving that afternoon saw full prize tables again, thanks to our major sponsors, Viking Hardware, Fazak House & Home, and Dabec Fishing.
This is a very social tournament with participants gathering at the Bass Bulawayo clubhouse each night for a hot meal, music and, of course, the bar.
Bass Bulawayo took this opportunity to honour one of its longest serving members, Piet Spaans, who has been a member of Bass Bulawayo since the early 70s. Piet was instrumental in the building of the existing clubhouse at Inyankuni Dam. At the age of 90, Piet and his wife Yvonne (80) still attend every monthly league, towing their boat out to the dam, launching and fishing all day. They are a true inspiration to all members.
The next Bass Bulawayo winter Tournament is scheduled for 10th & 11th June next year Keep it in mind as it truly is a fun, social event.
Bass Bulawayo 2016 Winter Tournament Results Category Weight Junior Team Mark Stockenstrom & Shawn Macklin 1.08kg Junior Individual Aggregate 3rd Riley Mirtle 0.485kg 2nd Shawn Macklin 0.775kg 1st Rhett Fraser 4.315kg Junior Biggest Bass 3rd Riley Mirtle 0.485kg 2nd Rhett Fraser 1.195kg 1st Rhett Fraser 1.965kg Senior/Junior Team Placing 3rd Eric & Daniel Stockenstrom 1.110kg 2nd Tom Oxden-Willows & Riley Mirtle 1.955kg 1st Steve Lea & Rhett Fraser 4.565kg Ladies Individual Aggregate 3rd Tracy Harris 0.815kg 2nd Sherry Van Der Walt 0.94kg 1st Natalie Adlam 2.22kg Ladies Biggest Bass 3rd Natalie Adlam 0.430kg 2nd Biggest Jo Ireland 0.460kg 1st Sherry Van Der Walt 0.565kg Male/Female Team Placing 3rd Vic & Jo Ireland 0.820kg 2nd Ryan & Sherry Van Der Walt 2.055kg 1st Dave & Natalie Adlam 3.375kg Men's Individual Aggregate 3rd Dave Adlam 2.140kg 2nd Don Youngman 2.295kg 1st Kevin Taylor 3.610kg Men's Biggest Bass 3rd Dion Brown 0.710kg 2nd Paul Youngman 0.715kg 1st Kevin Taylor 1.270kg Team Prizes 5th Neville & Shaun Ford 2.605kg 4th Don & Paul Youngman 3.170kg 3rd Dave & Natalie Adlam 3.375kg 2nd Kevin Taylor & James Crawford 3.990kg 1st Steve Lea & Rhett Fraser(J) 4.565kg
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|Date:||Aug 1, 2016|
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