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Go Bass Fishing for fun with the whole family at the Chevrolet Bass Classic

By Amber Harington - Feb 2, 2016
Go Bass Fishing for fun with the whole family at the Chevrolet Bass Classic

If you are looking for something exciting to do with the whole family, why not give bass fishing a try? You don’t even have to worry about getting your fingers dirty by baiting a hook as fishing lures work wonders in catching bass.

This weekend, Brakkeduine Dam is the place to be, where The Eastern Cape Bassmasters will be hosting the Chevrolet Bass Classic - the Eastern Cape’s biggest bass angling tournament, on the 6th and 7th of February at the dam.

Although this is the ‘big’ bass angling tournament, it is a fun competition and all anglers are welcome.

“You actually do not need to be a professional angler to participate in this tournament – and neither do you need to be a member of the Eastern Cape Bassmasters fishing club. We’re also hoping that even the kids will pick up a rod and enjoy the fishing,” says Chairman, Todd Camons.

“So, we are looking forward to a weekend of great family fun – since fishing also means that families get a chance to get out of the city and experience nature when they camp out at the dam as well as meeting other families.

“That is what fishing is all about.”

2016 marks the third year that Chevrolet has sponsored this fun and family orientated tournament, which is now in its sixth year. Thanks to Chevrolet, the angler who may be lucky enough to catch the tagged fish will walk away with a whopping R50 000 in prize money.

“Last year, was the first time that the fish was caught and Pedro walked away with R50 000,” describes Todd, adding, “That was a good thing because it shows that it can happen and who knows – it might happen again this year to one lucky angler!”

Other fabulous prizes are for the top 10 biggest bass caught; the top lady angler; the top junior angler and other lucky draw prizes as well as a guaranteed R10 000 for the ‘advanced labels biggest bass’!

This competition is different from most other fishing competitions out there because they are usually all about bag weight – that is where you catch fish and they weigh your five biggest fish – these competitions are for the more seasoned anglers who know what they are doing.

“For the normal person, they are just happy to catch a fish. So in this tournament, they just have to catch one big fish in every session – and the first session is from 12pm to 6pm on the Saturday, then from 6am to midday on Sunday. So you just need to catch two fish for the whole tournament,” Todd explains.

“There is a chance that anyone can be lucky!”

Entries into this tournament are fast filling up but why not get involved with this sport that gets you closer to nature and truly appreciating the beauty of our world.

For enquiries about the tournament or the sport, contact James at james.rea@clover.co.za or 082 453 7455; or Todd at todd.camons@gmail.com, todd.camons@gm.com or 082 828 4995.
Find out more about Eastern Cape Bassmasters on their Facebook page.

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