Following the holiday break, the Natal Fresh Waters Angling Association officially cast off with the Devland Impuphu league 4 this past weekend.
Following the recent rainfalls and dam levels picking up, anglers were anticipating in good catches. Their hopes rising even more with the overcast weather conditions offering relief from the recent hot weather.
With the respective teams eager to start reeling in their catches, Itec Freespool were especially keen to secure the win for the day and ensuring one hand on the championship trophy.
Fielding a strong contingent of 25 anglers, Itec Freespool demolished its competitors by scoring a staggering 111 points on the day. The ever-improving Endumeni Angling Club from Glencoe secured 48 points, settling for the second position on the day.
Chelmsford Angling Club ended up with 38 points, followed closely by Riverside Angling club on 34 points. Bringing up the rear with 21 points was Docrats Angling Club.
Marcus Davids of Itec Freespool bagged the heaviest carp, weighing 4.490 kg, while his club mate Prakesh Krishanlal landed the heaviest barbel of the day, weighing 3.470 kg. Both anglers walked away with a trophy and R250 voucher from Devland Impuphu.
While the two anglers were elated about their respective catches, other anglers were ecstatic to see a lot of Kurper being caught, as this is one of the rare species at Chelmsford dam. In total 23 weighable Kurper were caught.
At present, the log standings see Itec Freespool on top with 40 points, Endumeni in second place with 28 points, while Chelmsford stands in at third place with 20 points. Riverside is currently standing at fourth place with 16 points, with Docrats in sixth place, who is also standing at 16 points.
The association would like to thank its sponsors, Devland Impuphu, for their continued support. Well done to all the anglers.