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Angling Newsletter #008: 29 March 2019

PLEASE REPORT ANY/ALL SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY TO SECURITY OFFICE

DIRECT LINE 021 781 0256

Gus Rautmann is the clubs Inshore and Offshore Tournaments Officer should you wish to contact him with questions or need any further information about events etc.

gus@pbs.co.za, 083 270 7305

CLUB REMINDERS & NOTICES

Reminder to support our bar by not bringing your own alcohol on to the premises.
Corkage is on offer for personal wine not in stock in the bar at R 15 per bottle.
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MEMBERS' DRAW

R4300

Fri, 29 Mar 2019

Winner of last week’s draw was,

ALLISON READ, R4200.00

- roll over as member was not present.

Remember you have to be there to win. Draw takes place at 19h00.
Neptunes-Galley-all3
OPEN EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING- the a-la-carte menu plus a delicious selection of pizzas.
WPDSAA Nomination Forms as well as the WPDSAA Code of Conduct.

Please be sure to use these versions of the forms when nominating.

A signed copy of the Code of Conduct should accompany all WPDSAA Nominations (Initial each page and sign the last page).
Meerensee Ski Boat Club Marlin Cup.
28 March - 01 April 2019, Meerensee
SADSAA Nomination calls for the 2019 Bottom Fish National to be held in Durban, The 2019 Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament to be held in Hawaii and the 2019 Billfish Nationals to be held in San Juan.

THE ABOVE NOMINATIONS CLOSE AT 21H00 ON MONDAY, 1 APRIL 2019.
Please get your entries in, and remember the skipper and crews of the first 50 boats will be given 3 lucky tickets each and will participate in a draw of your own competing with the other lucky skippers and crew that make up the 50 boats.

Already there are 20 boats entered. Once we hit 50, we will hold the draw, and all of you will be invited to witness the draw and outcome.
19 - 21 April 2019, Durban
Boats are welcomed to be parked at the DSBC from Wed 17th April.
Invitation to the 22nd Guinjata Bonanza from the 2 to 7 June 2019.
Please find attached the latest SADSAA Tournaments Calendar for 2019.
Please find attached the latest WPDSAA Calendar for 2019.
Kindly note the correction below of the Bottom Fish Nationals dates.

The correct dates are 11 to 16 August 2019 and not 15 to 19 August 2019 as previously stated and included on the call for SADSAA nominations.

The Australian population of the southern bluefin tuna (SBT), once considered near-extinction, is in recovery according to a government report.

According to the latest Status of Australian Fish Stock (SAFS) report, released by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) on Thursday, SBT stocks have been rated as recovering.'
The recovery of the species, which remains critically endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List of Threatened species, has been attributed to Tuna Champions, a program that encourages fishers to reduce unnecessary SBT deaths and teaches them how to catch, handle, keep, prepare or release the tuna so that it isn't wasted.

An initiative of the Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation (ARFF) and the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), Tuna Champions is funded by the government through the FRDC.

"It's about making sure they have the best information, based on the research, to fish responsibly and to respect the animal whether it's to catch a feed, or to enjoy the experience with friends and release the fish in a way that gives it the best chance of surviving," IMAS researcher Sean Tracey said in a media release.

After more than twenty years SBT moves from depleted to recovering. Recent assessments have shown clear progress towards the rebuilding target set by the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT) to guide the recovery of the biological stock to 20 per cent of unfished biomass by 2035. We are not there yet, but from all accounts we are well on our way to achieving that target before 2035.
Southern Bluefin Tuna
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