ANGLING: League casts off in professional manner

The new angling season cast off last weekend.

The Angling Professional League (APL) kicked off its league season last weekend.

Competition was fierce at VME League One at Richgate Park, despite bitterly cold weather conditions and temperatures below freezing point.

This did not deter anglers from vying for positions from as early as Saturday.

The APL record clerks had an easy day with few catches, yet even that could not stop Ladysmith Angling Club from opening its tally with 32 points.

Breakwaters had to settle for second on 22 points.

Dannhauser scored 12 points, fending off its closest competitor in Challengers (10 pts), Stillwaters on five points and Glencoe without no score.

These results have Ladysmith in top position on 12 points.

The day’s standout angler was Albert van Niekerk of Breakwaters, who scored 11 individual points and attained the orange and green caps, plus his outright trophy and prize money.

Successful anglers for the season have received their awards and trophies:

Preetam Birbal received the Danny Mashlamoney Govinder Memorial Trophy for the heaviest carp, weighing at over 3.6 kilogrammes,

Sikander Amod was awarded the Errol Ramparsad Memorial Trophy for heaviest non-scaled fish, tipping scales at 6.9kg,

Suvyn Budhoo received the Complete Tech Trophy for his rare catch of a bass,

Talia Boodhoo walked away with the Newcastle Funeral Home Floating Trophy of the Junior Angler of the Year,

Veruschka Boodhoo received the Anil Gangai Memorial Trophy for the Female Angler of the Year,

Iqbal Asraff was the recipient of the Asime Sonke Trading and Projects Trophy for Senior Angler of the Year,

Ebrahim Mia earned the AA Tours Floating Trophy for the Angler of the Year, as well as R3 000 in fishing tackle as his prize.

Nadir Chrisenduth and Mohamed Mia ended second and third respectively in this category.

The next fixture for APL is the VME League 2 on October 22 at Sandford, and management believes the best is yet to come this season.

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Bruce Douglas

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