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The last day was pretty much a repeat of the earlier two days, the SA Ladies did very well for the total for the day. However, they all fished hard and worked diligently to catch fish, and apart from a couple of ladies most had very respectable scores by the end of the tournament.

My wife got pipped on the last day, her luck just didn't seem to be with her, she did get a single shark on the last day, and that secured her 6th place overall, 2nd Nam lady, so for the oldest competitor in the event, she received a lot of praise for her achievement. The Nam lady that pipped her had a reasonable day and had a very nice Bull ray - about 30+lbs.

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To give an indication of the slightly rougher conditions on the last day, and that the type of fishing is somewhat different to UK or European style competitions. A load of the ladies and guides on a mark towards the end of the day where a few very nice sharks came out, including a 55lb Spotted Gully shark to one of the Namibian ladies.

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Definitely not pegged and tripods fishing!!!!!!!!

The final analysis of the event was pretty spectacular across the 12 teams, and Namibia did beat their respective South Africans in 4 out of the 6 categories, so overall a win for Namibia.

595 fish and sharks caught across the 3 days, total weight just short of 6000kgs - or 6 tonnes.

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Hope this has been interesting reading of something a little different.
 

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Very interesting report, and great photos, cannot blame them fishing behind that reef for some protection, how did they not get tangled lines, was it a case of fish on others had to reel-in, in that situation , not knowing the rules?.
 

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Well done to Mrs Bronzhii , that is certainly a lovely bull Ray.
That wasn't my wife, that was the Bull ray that pushed from 1st Nam lady down to 2nd. On the last day, she ran out of luck or something and only had a 10lb Smooth hound. But, she was still very happy to get placed 2nd, given that she is somewhat over 60!!!! Her total weight for the competition was just short of 80kgs, all of which were rays or sharks.
 

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Very interesting report, and great photos, cannot blame them fishing behind that reef for some protection, how did they not get tangled lines, was it a case of fish on others had to reel-in, in that situation , not knowing the rules?.
The reef is just a ridge, but with all the sand inside it is easy at the lower states of the tide to just stand there...…… it gives access to some quite deep water, which is why it is such a popular spot. Tremendous side current there though, but it does pull big sharks away to the right of the picture. Standing on the ridge would just mean an imminent fall.

In those sorts of situations, people duck and dive as the watch the lines and any hooked sharks run away. Usually the sharks will run with the current, and head north, so eventually they will come out of all the lines to one side, and then the angler follows the fish...………. quite civilised.

In amongst that crowd, one of the ladies had a 55lbs Spotted Gully shark, and that came out without incident, and my wife had a 10lb Smooth hound, same result.
 

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A bit like the “good old days” at Dungy :)
Nice bit of surf...
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A bit like the “good old days” at Dungy :)
Nice bit of surf...
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That was a calm day at that spot, and I think looking at the pictures - the anglers and the guides had 'brain fade'...….. they could easily have stood 10-15 metres further back and avoided getting dumped on!!! :confused:

The same spot, with slightly less surf was producing Bronzies at the weekend, I think 8 came out of that particular spot across low tide; best was 75kg+.
 

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Only fished Dungeness once, and that was a first and last - launching down the shingle in a boat was fine, coming back to the shingle with an afternoon swell - less so...………… :(:(

But we did catch Cod, so not too bad.
 
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