The 5th Winterfest Skins Fishing Competition will be taking place in Jeffrey’s Bay on Saturday 22 July 2017. This event has seen massive growth over the past 5 years and is now one of the biggest and most unique shore angling competitions in South Africa!
The reason for the Skins fishing competition popularity is many fold.
Jeffrey’s Bay is regarded as one of the top shore fishing destinations in SA. We have a healthy fish population and many species can be caught during the winter months. Species such as Kabeljou, Leerfish, Steenbras, Grunter, Baardman, Zebra, Blacktail, Elf, Musselcracker, Poenskop, Stumpnose, Bronze Bream, and various species of sharks and stingrays are amongst those caught during our previous events.
The ‘skins format’ of the event, means that every hour is like a mini competition that gives many more people a shot at the fantastic prizes. It creates a lot of excitement at the prize giving as no one really knows who will win the various skins. We have had many ladies and juniors winning the main cash prizes over the last few years, making it a fun family event to get hooked on.
The cash prizes will be worth a minimum of R18 000 (R3000/hour x 6)!!!!!! We also have a Penn Power Hour. During a selected skin the top 5 anglers will each win a fantastic fishing reel from Pure Fishing. There will be various other prizes, including holidays, fishing gear, tackle vouchers, hampers, sunglasses etc. Last year our prizes were valued at more than R100 000.
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Just to give a short summary of the event:
The date for our 2017 fishing Skins will be 22 July 2017. Area will be from The Gap at Kabeljous to Kitchen Windows restaurant. The boundaries will be demarcated by two flags. No fishing will be allowed outside of these flags. Fishing times will be from 7am to 1pm. (All weigh cards to be handed in at prize giving tent before 2.30 pm.) There will be 6 skins each worth R3000 each. The highest scoring fish for each hour will be the winner. Edible fish count 10pts/kg & non-edible fish 1pt/kg. There will be many other prize categories such as top lady, top junior, most species etc. plus many lucky draws. In order to involve the whole family, men can cast for ladies and juniors as long as they are all entered into the competition.
Please note that we support catch and release. In order to protect our vulnerable fish stocks and the future of our sport we will have marshals spread evenly along the fishing area to record the catches, fill in the weigh cards and return catches to the water as quickly as possible. Anglers must make sure that they have valid fishing licenses and adhere to MCM regulations at all times.
Tickets will be available soon at all Commercial Marine outlets and other tackle shops.
There will be a limited number of tickets available, so make sure you don’t miss out on a fantastic days fishing and a chance at some of the awesome prizes.