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Dust off your fishing gear – the countdown for the Durban Waterproofing and Roofing fishing fun day, in partnership with the North Coast Courier Orphan Fund, has begun!
Hosted at the Dudley Pringle dam on Sunday, April 15, the event will run from 6.30am to 2pm, with prize giving taking place at 11am.
Like last year, the event is not a fishing ‘competition’ and there will be no measuring and weighing of fish.
There will however be loads of excellent lucky draw prizes up for grabs throughout the morning and families are encouraged to bring their braai’s and picnic baskets and make a morning of it.
The focus is on family fun and affording fishermen the rare opportunity to fish the exceptionally productive, untouched waters of the Dudley Pringle dam, which is not normally open to the public, for one day only.
Anglers can target any species of fish in the dam (including bass, tilapia and barble).
Kick boats, paddle ski’s and small inflatable paddle boats are allowed, however no motorised boats or sneaker motors will be permitted.
Space is limited and anglers are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment.
You can enter at Basil Manning Ballito (registration closes Friday, April 13) or online by completing the entry form BELOW (registration closes Wednesday, April 11).
Entries will also be accepted on the day.
The cost for bank anglers will be R100 and R150 for watercraft anglers.
You can either pay via EFT or Zapper.
Please deposit your entrance fee electronically to the following banking details:
• North Coast Courier Orphan Fund
• Bank ABSA
• Branch 630229
• Account No: 9109572488
• Reference: Surname of Angler 1
Please email payment proof to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your entry will not be confirmed until the entry fee is paid.
RULES & REGULATIONS
1. No wading in the water, all bank anglers must remain on the bank and may not enter the water
2. All craft will be inspected to make sure they are “sea worthy” (generally safe to fish from).
3. All craft angles must have a life jacket (to be worn while launching the craft).
4. No anglers will be permitted to fish unless they have signed an indemnity form.
5. All fish in the dam can be targeted (bass, barbel and tilapia) – STRICTLY CATCH AND RELEASE! Anglers may use bait (worms, boilies, etc.) but no live baits at all (live fish
of any kind).
6. All fish must be released safely back to the dam. In the event of a gut hooked fish, please trim the line, so as to ensure no further damage to the fish.
7. No fish may be removed from the premises.
8. Care should be taken not to hold the fish out of the water for longer than a minute. Please keep the fish wet as long as possible and do not allow the fish to be placed on the grass as this removes its protective coating.
9. Each Competitor and guest are to be acquainted with & adhere to the rules of the event. Failure to do so will result in a disqualification.
10. Registration will start from 6.30am look for directions on the road.
11. Fishing will start at 6.30am. Anglers can start fishing as soon as they are registered. Prize giving at 11am, whereafter anglers can continue to fish, braai,
and enjoy the dam until 2pm.
12. Sporting behaviour and respect for other anglers are imperative, please give each other their due casting space.
13. The dam provided is private property and has been sponsored for this event by the land owners. Please respect the fauna and flora and the privacy of the land owners. Any abuse
will see us forfeiting any future use of these facilities.
14. Do not litter, there are refuse bins provided. HEFTY FINES IF YOU ARE CAUGHT LITTERING. Please make sure discarded fishing line is destroyed as birdlife do tend to get caught up and land up with severe injuries.
15. In the event of bad weather the fun day will continue. Please come prepared nevertheless.
Special thanks to our sponsors: Durban Waterproofing, Damp Proofing & Roofing, Tongaat Hulett, Trappers Ballito, Farmer Watercraft and Basil Manning.