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#46
Hi Andy
Where will the SA final be held in July?
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#47
Juba Wrote:Hi Andy
Where will the SA final be held in July?

Howzit Juba.
Spoke to Hannes today. Venue hasn't been confirmed yet
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#48
andydejager Wrote:
Juba Wrote:Hi Andy
Where will the SA final be held in July?

Howzit Juba.
Spoke to Hannes today. Venue hasn't been confirmed yet

Hi Andy

This info would be crucial part of many anglers decision making.

Imagine the final at Inanda for example.
Traveling all the way there & staying over would easily add up to a min of
R15 000. not mentioning pre-fishing.

Sorry for all the questions... decision time for me.
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#49
Juba Wrote:
andydejager Wrote:
Juba Wrote:Hi Andy
Where will the SA final be held in July?

Howzit Juba.
Spoke to Hannes today. Venue hasn't been confirmed yet

Hi Andy

This info would be crucial part of many anglers decision making.

Imagine the final at Inanda for example.
Traveling all the way there & staying over would easily add up to a min of
R15 000. not mentioning pre-fishing.

Sorry for all the questions... decision time for me.

No problem at all Juba and I completely understand and fully agree but unfortunately this is not up to me.
We will need to wait for Hannes to give us a answer. Maybe mention this on the FLW SA Fb page. I will also let him know
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#50
Good evening.

As some of you know there have been some format changes in the FLW.

I would like to keep everyone in WC updated.
This is the latest.

There will no longer be Minnow or Lunker league. Everyone will fish under the same league. Each Team will need to choose the 'Boater and Co-Angler' plus reserve angler. The reserve angler is there in case a Angler is unable to compete. Please note the Reserve angler may not be changed once choosen.
The Boater and Co-Angler will fish as a Team. Its a team effort points are not added separately.

The reason for the Boater and Co- angler is if you make it to the USA. The Boater will then get his own Boat fish in his own league and the Co-angler will get drawn onto another boat and fish the Co-angler league.

WP will have six Cast for Cash tournaments.
Entry per Cast for Cash is R700 per team. There will be Cash prizes at each event as well as a Big fish prize. After all 6 Cast for cash Comps. The top 30% Teams will qualify and Fish the FLW champions of champions which will be in July. This is not compulsory but up to the team. (Hannes and Wilma still deciding on the venue). From here the top two teams will go to the USA.

Guys its up to you if you would like to compete in all comps. Obviously the more you fish the better your chances are to qualify for July. In order for the team to fish the Champions of champions in July you must be a FLW member by no later than the 31 March 2017. So those that are serious must please join. (note this is a rule from the FLW USA).
FLW Membership for the year is R800.

Guys, I do apologies for the short notice but I didn't want to post anything until I was 100% sure as a few things have changed since the start.


Dates and venues for the first 4 cast for cash comps are as follows:
Back2Back:
14th January 2017 - Bullshoek ( Ronderberg Resort)
15th January 2017 - Bullshoek ( Ronderberg Resort)
Back2Back:
4th February 2017 - Clanwilliam
5th Feburay 2017 - Clanwilliam

remaining 2 cast for cash to be decided ( water levels)

Hope this helps guys

Andy
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#51
Two 2-day comps at the height of summer in the hottest part of the Cape.

The "Boil at Bulshoek" and the "Cook-up in Clan" are possible tournament names that come to mind.

I'm struggling to tick boxes in the appropriate columns here.
Occasionally I use words I don't fully understand to make myself sound more photosynthesis.
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#52
Just to bring this back on top of active topics.
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BIG FISH EAT LITTLE FISH....
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#53
Hi Guys

Not having fished for Bass for a whole year due to business commitments and reading this topic, I'm confused, not that that is an issue. I think I was born that way, but I believe viewing the debacle from this position may give a little perspective, not that my opinion counts for anything.

To the uninitiated these discussions might just as well have been about the structures of Rugby which we all know is in disarray for exactly the same reasons, sooo many bodies and no legs, all wanting a little space in the sun but all at odds with each other and we all know the ultimate result.

I agree with Smurf, Jim from Zim and Todee's comments and am left wondering how on earth a competition of this magnitude ends up fishing its first four comps back to back on two dams? Yes we don't have many dams to fish, but TWK, Kwaggas, Misverstand, Brandvlei. The levels in these Dams have never been declared dangerous for boating. Is the objective not to get 4 of South Africa's most qualified anglers to the FLW to showcase the talent in this country??

The anglers compete as a team here but then in the USA the (Non Boater) is expected to be partnered with an unknown every day of the comp. So two of the 4 are cancelled because this is another dynamic all together I think the format of Boater and non Boater has to be retained and I know all the boaters are jumping up and down saying who pays the travelling and fuel expenses?? That's easy the organisers take an average 115HP boat and an average towing vehicle 2.0 TDI and the average distance to a venue and the Non Boater enters knowing that half this average cost is for his/her account. If as a boater you feel more comfortable towing a 28foot boat with a 390HP out board, with a V12 Gas guzzler because you can, that's pretty much your problem. The non boater still pays only the average. The Final can be held anywhere in the country so if you're in Cape Town, plan to fish the limpopo at Beitbridge and if you're at Beitbridge plan for Milnerton Aquatic club Cape town, that way if its held at Gariep everyone scores. I believe the final venue should only be disclosed a week before so that there's non of the Buddy or Paid Pre-fishing taking place either.

The Americans still have a National Bass team (Like our Proteas) they just have nothing to do with Bass or FLW tournaments from a National representation perspective, we have just chosen to have our nationals connected to the Wrangler angler (or whatever its called now). The actual international world championships (Between different countries)was held in Portugal and Justy and them finished a brilliant second I believe (and this after being skippered by a Portuguese national, because of some BS boating regulations). So ultimately as an angler you have to decide the national route or the FWL, Some may be fortunate enough to do both, some may not that's life.

I think we need to look at these opportunities that present themselves from a point of ultimately growing the sport, and even if that means displeasing many people.

Its just my opinion.

regards

Nutt
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#54
Well said Nutt.

"Buddy or Paid Pre-fishing taking place either"
Haha, this really made me smile because we all know it happens but nobody wants to admit it!
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BIG FISH EAT LITTLE FISH....
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#55
@nutt Trying to decipher your post. Are you saying it would be better to have a single series?
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#56
Toadee Wrote:Two 2-day comps at the height of summer in the hottest part of the Cape.

The "Boil at Bulshoek" and the "Cook-up in Clan" are possible tournament names that come to mind.

I'm struggling to tick boxes in the appropriate columns here.

Howzit Toadee,

Which dams would you recommend?
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BWG
#57
andydejager Wrote:
Toadee Wrote:Two 2-day comps at the height of summer in the hottest part of the Cape.

The "Boil at Bulshoek" and the "Cook-up in Clan" are possible tournament names that come to mind.

I'm struggling to tick boxes in the appropriate columns here.

Howzit Toadee,

Which dams would you recommend?

I am, in all probability, not going to enter this tour. So in the spirit of "if you're not in it then shut it" I won't offer any recommendations.

I would however like to express some thoughts:
I'm concerned about the long-term sustainability of this tour, especially in the Western Cape. The deck is badly stacked against you by launching the tour at the very height of summer, in a drought! Admittedly there is no safe bet in the Western Cape in any given year.

Also, with only two rounds you're going to have a large percentage of a small field realistically eliminated after the first round. I would expect a disheartening drop-off in attendees come round 2.

Also, when can the Western Cape expect to host the Championship round? I would guess that not in the first 5 years at any rate. See Juba's earlier thoughts in this regard.

How do you prevent the possible failure? Improve the communication around this event. You're a month away and there's no advertising on the site, inconsistent information and zero excitement.

Make us believe!
Occasionally I use words I don't fully understand to make myself sound more photosynthesis.
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#58
:eusa_clap: best reply I've seen in yonks. :eusa_clap:

Ps: happy belated birthday Grant, may you have many more
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#59
Thanks - appreciate it!
Occasionally I use words I don't fully understand to make myself sound more photosynthesis.
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#60
Hi Guys,

Please go register your teams on Weighmaster.net for the first event.

Please pm me your contacts if you would like to join the whatsapp group
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