Super 32 Business Challenge – Hartbeespoort Dam
Bigtime Angling once again hosted their annual Business Challenge where companies and businesses from all over South Africa can get involved and compete for R80 000 Prize at Hartbeespoort Dam. This year the event took place at the renowned Kommando Nek Resort which has a really nice bank area with great facilities.
Specimen and Conventional Anglers from all over the country competed for a Prize fund of R80 000. It was great to see these facets go head to head to see who has what it takes to be the best at Harties. One of the highlights for me was the peg draws that took place on the big Party Boat from Harties Boat Company which launched from Kommando Nek. Everyone on board the boat really enjoyed the scenery and cruising over the beautiful Dam while drawing your spots really was a winner.
The comp kicked off on the Friday morning and very soon we had fish on the bank – It started withe smaller fish making their appearance but later on the sizes increased dramatically. That first night we saw a magnificent Mirror come out of 13.45kg amongst a whole bunch of big 11-12kg fish being weighed in.
On the 2nd day we had the biggest fish of the competition caught by well known angler Pieter Erasmus – who is no stranger to catching the big boys. Pieter’s Common weighed in at 13.55kg and bagged him a nice bait boat from Arrow Bait boats. We also a little interference from the Hyacinth that day but nothing major and all the teams were able to continue fishing hard for that top spot. It was Apie and the team from Peg 11 who were leading early on and kept hauling big fish of between 8kg and 11kg on a regular basis. The guys had found a nice drop off in from of their swim and milked it for all its worth.
By sunday morning they were leading the comp and at 12pm were declared Winners of the S32 Business Challenge 2018