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Well the 2nd KBT of the season is done and dusted and what a comp it was. There were 43 entries! Thank you to everybody that came through to compete.

Day1 we had sweltering heat (at 4:30pm when we left my bakkie said it was still 40’C) and rather strong gusts of wind towards the end of the day. That being said there still some decent bags weighed in.
There were also a few surprises at weigh station, no smallies but Ben caught a 4.5kg carp on fly that took him the better part of 15-20 minutes to land and Byron also caught a massive carp on his Spro frog!

Day2 was slightly cooler but the wind was around in the morning. Come weigh in time it became apparent that fishing was a lot tougher than Day1. Maybe it was the heat from the previous day or the fishing pressure or that full moon. Whatever it was the numbers were down but still some good fish came to the scales.

From Andrew and myself we would like to thank all the sponsors:

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Outdoors365
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Southern Bass Culture,
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Pisces Predator Kick Boats
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To Roy for setting up the season venues and helping us with finer details of the KBT.
Thank you Quinton for taking photos of the prize giving and Werner for sending me Michael's pictures.

Well done to the Top3 who are as follows:

1st place went to Lambert Fourie with 13.93points (7.93kg bag)
2nd place went to Chris Verreyvne with 13.07points (7.07kg bag)
3rd place went to Michael Swart with 13.03points (7.03kg bag) as well as the big fish prize with a 2.5kg largie.

The only other bass over 2kg was caught by Grant Snowball with a 2.16kg model. Jaco de Wit came close with a 1.98kg on day1 which put him right up the leaderboard. There were also a number of 1.9kg and 1.91kg brought to the scales on both days.

Remember to support the sponsors, without them the KBT wont be the same.

Details for the next KBT will be posted once everything is finalised, hopefully this week.
See everybody there.
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Some more photos
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Well done to the organisers and everyone that placed well.
Regards
Robert Jacobs
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#4
Shot Guys was a lekker comp with a lekker bunch of guys unfortunatly I could not fish the second day due to flu seems the Poortjies curse won't leave me.
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#5
What a great venue. It was tough fishing but I had an immense amount of fun out there. Thanks to the organisers and all the blokes who make this sport so enjoyable.
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#6
The weekend started with picking up Andrew at his house and packing my bakkie as quick as possible to avoid the worst of the Friday afternoon traffic on the N1. We actually made quite good time to Robertson where we stocked up on some food and drinks.

By the time we had booked in at Guano Caves there were a few people already set up and chilling around the campfires. Slowly everybody started arriving and it quickly turned into a late night. Way too quickly my alarm went off and it was time to get ready for the comp.

Registration was quick and painless and we had a briefing before we went through the gate. I could see the guys were itching to get on the water. With everybody set up and waiting Andrew gave the go ahead to start fishing.

I made the kick across the dam and claimed a patch of reeds for myself but not a single bite was had. Floatie was on my right and he picked up a nice fish to start things off. I moved up and down that stretch of bank a few times alternating through some baits. I eventually caught one little one on a spinnerbait when I started kicking upstream and around the corner.

I missed one or two bites, probably males moving the bait away from the fry of which there was plenty. After what felt like an age I picked up a decent one of 1.4kg and soon after that I picked up another giving me bag. Nothing special but still it was bag. Now I had to cull that little one and see if I could maybe get a kicker in my livewell.

Well that didn’t happen and if it weren’t for two late catches at the end of the day my bag would have looked a lot worse than it did.

Sunday I decided I would maximise my fishing time and concentrate on a small area and work it hard. It started off well in that I got a bite early on but he threw my hook, probably a 500grammer, but would have been nice to have it in the livewell. But soon after that I picked up my first one for the day, which turned out to be just short when I asked Andrew to measure him.

Working my way back down the bank I felt the slightest bit of weight on my line, set the hook and after a very strong fight I had her in the net. A solid 1.91kg, that’s better. Soon after that again I felt some weight, repeat of the previous fish but this time a 1.4kg. I now had a good couple hours to cull that little one but try as I may I didn’t get another fish. And that ended up hurting me badly ending 1 fish down and 900grams behind Lambert in 1st.

All in all it was a great weekend, always fun being around like minded people.
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Southpaw Wrote:Way too quickly my alarm went off and it was time to get ready for the comp.
That is no lie...
Sat I attempted to race off to the opposite bank to secure a section of reeds that produced some good fish in my practice,but found Piek camping on it,but he was chucking a spinnerbait,and I was trying to move along to fish the spots slower and deeper.Picked up a kg model,then moved to the reeds that I found the better fish.Plucked a good 1,78kg from it,then a few meters further,almost in a foot of water,I noticed a swirl happening around a ball of fry.Pitched the weightless bait and got smashed immediately by a feisty 2,1kg ...brilliant,two good fish and a dink that needs to be culled.Another half hour without a bite,so I moved back down the reeds that gave the two good fish...another on,slightly bigger than my dink,placed that in the livewell (as you are able to hold 4) and tried for another bigger one,fishing the reeds painfully slowly in the heat.At last,another better one,just over a kg.I pull the livewell onto my legs so as to open the lid and to my horror,I see the two big fish slide out a big hole in the mesh.I frantically try to stop the two small ones from baling out as well and in the process,the one in my hand gives a kick and bids me farewell. As I watch that one sink into the depths,a few flaps are heard from the livewell and the last two keepers are swimming to freedom...five fish lost in ten seconds.I think I swore loudly !I just paddled back to the car,sat around talking dejectedly to young Jason Fraser who was racing a remote boat along the banks.Well,this young dude was an inspiration..he was scratching around for bits of wire,string and used cable ties on the bank and eventually,we patched the gaping hole in the mesh.Now the big trek ,with young Fraser,to the opposite bank to try get three keepers again,but that did not happen.Got a fat blank for day one.Day two I almost joined Roy going home,but was convinced to give it a go and get at least 3 on the board (thanks GT for the loan of your net),which was done but I was hurting from the day before.
Well done to the guys in the money,it was not easy fishing.Thanks to Malcholm and Andrew for the weigh in.Look forward,I think,to the next one with a livewell that stays intact !
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#8
Was a lekker comp!

Nice for me to put some faces to the names.

Roy, like I said before. Check that life insurance bru!!

And Thanks to the guys that supported my store. Much appreciated gents!!!
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#9
Guys i just wanna say it was awesome to be back at a KBT and being our first time at Poortjies we really enjoyed it. Was good to meet some of the new members and look forward to a great season.
Thanks to Malcolm and Andrew for organising and to all the sponsors.
We had a very rough first event between my farther in laws tube splitting (anyone that has a second hand tube to sell or contact for pontoons please shout) and my one new reel packing up(managed to have it replaced) but that aside we caught some bass and really enjoyed it.

See you all on the 8th.
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#10
Lekka report, pics and results guys. Well done.
Smurf - what were you thinking dude, I'm crying for you.............., eish!
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Eish Smurf that was a bad one, I feel for you. It was a well organized comp, thanks gents. For me the day started easy, made a bag very early with two good fish.
Unfortunately both were hooked very bad and was bleeding to death so I gave them to a bank angler, form there on it was not easy but lost another two good fish just as I was ready to net them. O well that's fishing and that is why I love it so much. At the weigh in I let my only fish free and did not weigh it. For me it was not fun from 11:00 as my legs were cramping so much. If tm's are out I will not fish these comps anymore. My health just don't allow that anymore. Fighting the big c last year and the medication I use just make the kicking very difficult for almost 8 hours.
Gongrats for all the gents who were in the money.
Ai Roy I think there is something in the air at Poortjies that just don't like you. :blue-biggrin:
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breedesmallie Wrote:Ai Roy I think there is something in the air at Poortjies that just don't like you. :blue-biggrin:

Yes I think its called fresh air hahaha!! Not sure what it is but my health has been a mess the last 4 months and it got worse after taking strong antibiotics and cortisone don't think that stuff is good for you my honest opinion it does more harm than good.
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Thanks Malcolm & Andrew for another well organised event.Enjoyed the fishing.
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Roy Wrote:
breedesmallie Wrote:Ai Roy I think there is something in the air at Poortjies that just don't like you. :blue-biggrin:

Yes I think its called fresh air hahaha!! Not sure what it is but my health has been a mess the last 4 months and it got worse after taking strong antibiotics and cortisone don't think that stuff is good for you my honest opinion it does more harm than good.

Ek dink dit is daai jong vroutjie van jou wat jou so besig hou... :blue-biggrin:
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