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UA Billfish Hall of Fame: 2016/17
« on: August 31, 2016, 08:23:21 pm »



Fellow UAers,

The traditional UA Billfish Hall of Fame is here for another season!

Please post here all billfish caught from 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2017!

Also, check here the historical summary stats of the UA Billfish Hall of Fame.

Pics are compulsory!

 :tite    and remember   :FST:


SUMMARY STATS

# Blue marlin:
8
# Black marlin:
3

# Striped marlin: 3
# White marlin: 0
# Sailfish:
5
# Shortbill spearfish:
0
# Broadbill: 0

TOTAL: 19
   

Release rate:
84.2 % (16/19)


Top boats: Total (Blue marlin/Black marlin/Striped marlin/White marlin/Sailfish/Shortbill spearfish/Broadbill):

Reel Magic Charters                 9 (6/0/3/0/0/0/0)
Fat Girl                                     3 (0/1/0/0/2/0/0)
WARBird                                  2 (0/0/0/0/2/0/0)
Nikao Fishing Adventures        1 (0/1/0/0/0/0/0)       
Ocean Rebel                            1 (0/0/0/0/1/0/0)   
4play                                       1 (1/0/0/0/0/0/0)   
Grande Pe                               1 (0/1/0/0/0/0/0)
Little Hooker                            1 (1/0/0/0/0/0/0)



Boat                                        Species                  Angler                             Released                Date                     Location                              Obs

Nikao Fishing Adventures        Black marlin            Piotr Proniewqicz             Yes                         31 Oct 2016           Durban - KZN

Reel Magic Charters                Striped marlin         Miguel                               Yes                        11 Dec 2016           Richards Bay - KZN
Reel Magic Charters                Blue marlin              Vickus                               Yes                        11 Dec 2016           Richards Bay - KZN
Reel Magic Charters                Striped marlin          Chris                                Yes                        17 Dec 2016           Richards Bay - KZN
Reel Magic Charters                Striped marlin          Jan                                   Yes                        18 Dec 2016           Richards Bay - KZN
Reel Magic Charters                Blue marlin              Dewalt                              Yes                        23 Dec 2016           Richards Bay - KZN
Reel Magic Charters                Blue marlin              Dawie Scholtz                   No                         05 Jan 2017            Richards Bay - KZN
Reel Magic Charters                Blue marlin              Deon Auby                        Yes                        06 Jan 2017            Richards Bay - KZN
Reel Magic Charters                Blue marlin              Mick Gosney                      Yes                       07 Mar 2017            Richards Bay - KZN
Rel Magic Charters                  Blue marlin              Leroy Basson                    Yes                       29 Mar 2017            Richards Bay - KZN

Fat Girl                                     Black marlin            ?                                       Yes                        ?? Dec 2016            Durban - KZN
Fat Girl                                     Sailfish                    ?                                       Yes                        10 Jan 2017            Durban - KZN
Fat Girl                                     Sailfish                      ?                                       Yes                        27 Apr 2017            Durban - KZN

Ocean Rebel                            Sailfish                    CLS                                    No                         23 Dec 2016           Durban - KZN

4play                                        Blue marlin             Prego                                Yes                         06 Jan 2017            Maputo - Moz

Grande Pe                                Black marlin            Dolf Botha                          Yes                        22 Jan 2017            Maputo - Moz     

Little Hooker                             Blue marlin             Sheldon Barnett                 No                         18 Mar 2017           Maputo - Moz

WARBird                                   Sailfish                    Michael Britz/ Russo Retief Yes                        11 Apr 2017           Ponta do Ouro - Moz
WARBird                                   Sailfish                    Aniza Retief                        Yes                        12 Apr   2017           Ponta do Ouro - Moz

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Re: UA Billfish Hall of Fame: 2016/17
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2016, 09:37:46 pm »
Been a long time away but some news at last from RMC.
Released a stripe and blue today off R Bay off Rampage
Anglers Vickus aka Puka no 2 and Miguel aka Puka no 1

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Re: UA Billfish Hall of Fame: 2016/17
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2016, 06:33:47 pm »
Yesterday we got one early and dropped one late. Today we dropped one early and got one later.... All good great two days with Nick, bro and dad, who have been with me many times and have yet to blank on Marlin on a day! Proud record lets keep it that way. Nice pick of Jan's Stripe.
SO 17/12 Chris t/r Stripe R bay RMC
      18/12 Jan  t/r Stripe  R Bay RMC
Chris pics on their camera waiting mail..

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Re: UA Billfish Hall of Fame: 2016/17
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2016, 09:30:25 am »
Had a torrid few days at sea before yesterday losing two very nice fish after massive runs with the hooks pulling on consecutive days. Some good fish around but the fish have been feeding only for an hour or so on the high tide and if you miss that window its all over. Yesterday I predicted the bite for around 10am and we hooked up exactly then with a very nice fish that came back at the boat underwater with slack line even on the plane. Thought we had dropped another and was about to throw my toys when we came tight again and released a very good 600lb Blue after 40 min. Some class fish out there as we had another come up on the shotgun shortly after the first that simply turned away and cruised on the surface. Estimated same size as the one we released. Pity the weather is looking dog for the next week so will have to force out when we can.
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Re: UA Billfish Hall of Fame: 2016/17
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2016, 09:33:30 am »
RMC good 600lb Blue release R Bay angler Dewalt.

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Re: UA Billfish Hall of Fame: 2016/17
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2016, 12:00:44 pm »
 :shk Beautiful Marlin!!  (clap)

Now is not a good time to go fishing... said nobody... EVER!!

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Re: UA Billfish Hall of Fame: 2016/17
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2017, 04:00:29 pm »
Thursday and last week was out on Rampage and hooked a good Blue that unfortunately tail wrapped and took an hour to get back up after going down deep. Unfortunately it could not be revived so it was weighed and taken for consumption with a large portion donated to the local charity in R Bay.
Angler Dawie Scholtz
Friday we hooked a fiesty young Blue that also tail wrapped but due to shorter fight time we managed to release after some deft work on revival.
Angler Deon Auby.
Unfortunately thats it for me for now as its been a torrid weather season and time for some home fires...tight lines all!


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Re: UA Billfish Hall of Fame: 2016/17
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2017, 07:58:41 am »
Sorry correction angler Dawie Kotze!! My bad!


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Re: UA Billfish Hall of Fame: 2016/17
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2017, 01:18:02 pm »
Boat. Grande Pé
Angler. Dolf Botha
Skipper: Dolf (Keith Marx)
Species. Black Marlin
Line Class. 24Kg
Location. Inhaca
Date. 22/01/2017
Release. Yes

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Re: UA Billfish Hall of Fame: 2016/17
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2017, 06:39:26 pm »
Sublime last week for us with great waves over the weekend and then a quick fire strike to R Bay to connect with a few barrels down there. Couple pics of the fish on Tuesday. Almost a home run bases loaded had we landed the one that got away yesterday. Great show around the boat and exactly why we do this. Very lekka trip. Back in J Bay ...
[/size]Angler Mick Gosney T/r blue R Bay 7 March RMC[/color]

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Re: UA Billfish Hall of Fame: 2016/17
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2017, 11:15:47 am »
Bit of a late report, but snuck back up to the bay a week ago and spent a few days out , four to be exact, raised 6 and only released one!!!
The one that didnt fall off was on 29/03/2017 belonged to Leroy Basson for a nice release on a day we raised another that didnt stick.
Nother release for RMC!

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Re: UA Billfish Hall of Fame: 2016/17
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2017, 10:00:14 am »
Boat. Little Hooker
Angler. Sheldon BArnett
Skipper: Sheldon Barnett
Species. Blue Marlin
Line Class. 50lb
Location. Inhaca
Date. 18/03/2017
Release. No , DOA

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Re: UA Billfish Hall of Fame: 2016/17
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2017, 05:55:48 am »
Boat. WARBird
Angler. Michael Britz/ Russo Retief( had to help the little man )
Skipper: Werner Retief
Species. Sailfish
Line Class. 30lb
Location. Ponta do Ouro
Date. 11/04/2017
Release. YES
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Only dead fish go with the flow...

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Re: UA Billfish Hall of Fame: 2016/17
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2017, 06:02:07 am »
Boat. WARBird
Angler. Aniza Retief
Skipper: Werner Retief
Species. Sailfish
Line Class. 30lb
Location. Ponta do Ouro
Date. 12/04/2017
Release. YES
Only dead fish go with the flow...