Fishing Skins contest

In Winterfest 2015 by Kev

Small surf and water discoloured from the previous day’s southeasterly greeted anglers down at Kabeljous hub for the Fishing Skins contest. The early hours proved slow, but the notable catches that did come out were, as to be expected for the tide (low) and conditions, were cob.

There was a brisk northwesterly early on, which strengthened during skin two and three, but some good catches were still made with a Cow Shark of 26.2 kilogram being the biggest.

The wind went near gale force toward the afternoon as the bottom fell out of the barometer and the temperature plummeted. Long, quiet patches were interspersed with good catches still and the biggest fish of the day came out tin the Penn Power Hour, a Cow Shark of 36.9 kilograms.

R2000 Skins:

Winner D Claassen Cob 5kg
2nd D van Breda Cob 5kg

Winner J Herbst Cow Shark 26.2Kg
2nd M Fourie Baardman  4.3kg

Winner M Enslin Cob 3.7kg
2nd W Bosch Steenbras 3kg

Winner A vd Poel (Lady) Cob 4.4kg
2nd B Kurten Cob 1.9kg

Winner P Bester Cob 4.8kg
2nd H Nel Cob 4.2kg

Penn Power Hour

Winner B Nel Cow Shark 36.9kg

2nd J Kruuse Steenbras 2kg
3rd J Hardiman Eagle Ray 9kg
4th J Botha Striped Catshark 5.4kg

Top points for the day:

Junior – J Meyer  1 Bronze Shark 2.6 pts

Lady – A vd Poel 1 Cob 22pts

Men- M Enslin 3 Cobs 50.5 pts