THE 2016 EBASS FINAL – DE HOOP DAM
The 2016 EBASS final took place at De Hoop dam over two days (04 & 05 November 2016).
The event fishing hours were extended from 06h00 – 16h30 to give competitors the opportunity to enjoy this fantastic bass fishery to its fullest.
The early post spawn conditions made fishing definitely not a walk in the park, but perseverance, skills and experience was rewarded with some huge bags.
Fishing for Saturday afternoon was severely hampered by a massive thunder storm which hit the dam around 14h00, making conditions rather nasty.
With a few exceptions, to find the bass was a bit of a hit and run affair. To be successful anglers had to find the baitfish first and then apply their knowledge and experience to figure out how the bass will relate to baitfish. For these Bass Masters the rewards were massive and the top five ending up with combined 2 day bags between 17 and 21kgs.
After two long days of fishing it was Shandon Hawman and Izak de Beer of Team Mercury Quantum who turned out victorious with a stunning combined bag weight of 21,12kgs. The winning team was followed in to second place by Darren van Heerden and Danie Cotzee of team Body Glove/ Camjor with 18, 86 kgs and Hennie Schoeman and Ruan Wahl from Cube Design Innovations with 17,35kgs.
The prestigious Team of the Year award was once again scooped up by Team Mercury Qantum and Shandon and Izak winning a once in a lifetime Formula1 Grand Prix Tour to Spain next year
The successful 2016 EBASS series was closed off at Thandabantu River Lodge with an exciting prize giving and sumptuous spitbraai.
EBASS – WITBANK DAM 06 AUGUST 2016
Witbank Dam turn out to be a difficult day for most competitors. The day started out with very cold conditions, but turned into a surprisingly pleasant sunny afternoon.
Fishing was extremely difficult and the event produced a winning bag of only 1,9kg – a record low winning bag weight in the history of the EBASS series.
The majority of competitors did not manage to land any keeper fish. The bite started of very slowly, but seemed to improve just before cut-off time and a shallow grass pattern proved to be
the best producer of the day. The top 5 places for this difficult but enjoyable event was:
1 – Team Merc Carriers – Leon Potgieter and Willem Lubbinge
2 – Team Big Bite – Roy Law and Sean Riley
3 – Team Tribal Boats – Jacques Schoeman and Corne Schoeman
4 – Team Bru Force – Craig Ninaber and Neels Botha
5 – Team Climbing Kilimanjaro – Marco van Veelen and Ralph Connell
August 05, 2016
Final arrangements for our Witbank Dam event:
Gates are open 24 hours – your access code will be send by sms directly by the Bankenveld Estate security company today
Captains meeting at 06h40
Launch fee R 150 – please pay Nikki when he does your live well check
Should you encounter any problems you may contact Charlotte the Yacht Club manager at 08three550775nine
Tight lines and good luck
July 26, 2016
We will launch from the Witbank Yacht Club on the 06 Aug 2016.
Launching fees will be R 150 per boat if we are 20 boats or less or R 100 if we are more than twenty boats, payable in cash at the venue.
NB! E-Mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), Whatsapp or Sms (0825790792) the following details in order to secure a gate access code, once received you will receive a code sms from Charlotte the Yacht Club manager:
It is your own responsibility to ensure that you received a gate access code before the comp date – no access code no entry.
You may also use the yacht club for pre-fishing subject to payment of the entrance fee and an access code being secured
BRONKHORSTSPRUIT DAM REPLACEMENT
Unfortunately Bronkies as voted for as our Aug (Arabie) replacement venue will clash with a Southern Division junior divisional event.
The committee has therefore decided to move the event to Witbank Dam (our back-up venue for the event).
VAAL DAM VENUE CHANGE
We have received numerous concerns regarding our scheduled Vaal Dam event.
We have therefore decided to present participants with 4 possible alternative options, to vote for.
Please login to your anglers profile page and vote for one of these alternative venues.
The event attracting the highest number of votes will replace Vaal Dam.
Please note – voting closes at midnight Thursday 12 May 2016
EBASS CLASSIC FINAL
A final venue has not be decided on by the committee and you will be updated in due course.
The new season is upon us and the venues are up for you to check. The 2016 winners will receive a brand new Bass Boat sponsored by Tribal Bass boats. Thank you Tribal!!
Please read the rules and enter online!! We will only be accepting 60 entries. R6100-00 for the whole season!!
De Hoop bass event
Final arrangements for the De Hoop EBASS event this weekend are as follows:
The Weigh Station will be setup at Launch Area 2 as indicated on the access map attached – you are however welcome to launch
from Launch Area 1 and just cross the small bay to get to the Weigh Station (Launch Area 2).
Should you launch from across the bay – please ensure that you find Nikki van Veelen for a live well check!!
Captains meeting is scheduled for 06h30 next to the weigh station.
Food arrangements at Thandabantu Lodge:
If you are booked in at Thandabantu lodge – the Friday night bring and braai has been cancelled – Awie will have a selected EBASS menu available for both
Friday and Saturday dinners consisting of a choice between 2 starters, 5 main dishes and desert to choose from. (Please note dinner and drinks
are not included in your accommodation package and is an additional charge).
Included in the accommodation however, is a brunch pack for Saturday and breakfast for Sunday (alternatively a brunch pack).
Please arrange a pickup time for your brunch packs with Awie the previous night.
Ice will also be available from Awie by prior arrangement and at an additional charge.
Good luck and tight lines!!
Your EBASS committee
Starting order for EBASS De Hoop Dam
Pos Team name Skipper Co-Angular
1 #30 Mercury Quantum Shandon Hawman Izak de Beer
2 #01 Afri Storage/Strike King Michael Matthee Glen Naude
3 #04 Bark Unlimited Organics Jan Lubbinge Christie Lubbinge
4 #05 Cube Design Innovations Hennie Schoeman Ruan Wahl
5 #28 F1 Grand Prix Tours 2 Ben Alborough Adriana Alborough
6 #13 Espag Auto Pieter Espag Tinus Barnard
7 #21 Imperial Electrical Doug Kennedy Dudley Fourie
8 #22 Climbing Kilimanjaro Marco v Veelen Ralph Connell
9 #19 Bru Force Craig Ninaber Neels Botha
10 #03 Merc Carriers Leon Potgieter Willem Lubbinge
11 #06 Crackleback Neil Barker …
12 #08 Big Bite Roy Law Sean Riley
13 #16 X Factor Fishing Jahnrich Venter Tobie Uys
14 #15 F1 Grand Prix Tours Johan v Veelen Niki v Veelen
15 #26 Hooked on Bass Steven Gebhardt Cornelis Muller
16 #23 No-Break Piet Hattingh Vernon Sheahan
17 #24 Outdoor Pro Shop Andre Henn Carolien v Rooijen
18 #17 Froggin Hogs Graham de Wavrin Marc Schmidt
19 #11 Venom Lures Derrick Peterson Justin Pontus
20 #02 Body Glove 1Camjor Darren v Heerden Danie Coetzee
21 #27 Battlemax Jaco Buitendag Alex Turpin
22 #25 Kwagga Paul de Beer Willie Harmse
23 #14 Crackleback 2 Peter Quadling Dean Barker
24 #12 Cazmick Mike Adshead Carole Adshead
25 #07 Tribal 1 Bruce Engelbrecht Jacques Schoeman
26 #10 MRMS Frik Steyn Jako Steyn
27 #18 Midas Rowan Shrives …
Captains meeting at 06:30 am