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Old 01-16-2008, 06:50 AM   #1
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Cape Town Yellowfin Tuna Open Tournament

Thought there may be some interest in this upcoming tournament in May (May 6-10).

An "open invitational team" event for teams of three spearos has been scheduled for Cape Town (diving the legendary waters off Cape Point) later this year. Entry fees are ZAR4200 (less than $700) per team of three with an additional boat fuel deposit of ZAR4000 (about $600). Boats and skippers are to be provided by the Cape Boat & Skiboat Club as well as an opening function and all meals during the tournament for this money. The diving days will be the best 2 days of May 7,8,9 or 10. May is typically regarded as the month with the biggest tuna in these waters, and is late autumn in Cape Town. This is unbelievable value as for about $1300 (divided between 3 divers!) you get two days of tuna spearing as opposed to the one day normally available for this cost.

Plus the meals etc and camaraderie of meeting other spearos from around the world.

It is expected that Cape legends such as Tommy Botha, Miles Sonday and Louis Hattingh (Mr Rabitech) wll be there and a huge number of prizes are on offer. The best 10 tuna per day for each team will be counted at the weigh-in.

For more details contact ajr001@mweb.co.za or craig@hdpbrokers.co.za.
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:19 AM   #2
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Re: Cape Town Yellowfin Tuna Open Tournament

Thanks for the information, I will try and put together a team for this tournament
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:23 AM   #3
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Re: Cape Town Yellowfin Tuna Open Tournament

Great compet! Unfortunaly I'll stay in South Africa in June taking part to a sardin run. I'll put the info on my website. Got some pics from S.A.

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Old 01-16-2008, 11:42 AM   #4
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This is going to be great. I can't wait.


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Old 01-16-2008, 12:22 PM   #5
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I might have to see if Team redNeCk is interested.
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Old 01-16-2008, 03:13 PM   #6
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Re: Cape Town Yellowfin Tuna Open Tournament

I would love to go if I wasn't going to Vanuatu...
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Old 01-16-2008, 06:04 PM   #7
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Re: Cape Town Yellowfin Tuna Open Tournament

...this sounds like the most hardcore tournament ever
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Old 01-16-2008, 07:07 PM   #8
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Re: Cape Town Yellowfin Tuna Open Tournament

if they supply the boats for the tournament, doesn't it really come down to the captain being able to put you on good fish. While spearing a yellowfin tuna is a formidable undertaking, if your competing in this tournament you prolly have the know how to be successful. Also how does this work out for the locals?

looks like a pretty sick tournament, good luck to those going.
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Old 01-17-2008, 04:02 AM   #9
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Re: Cape Town Yellowfin Tuna Open Tournament

They supply the boats, which will be drawn for on a daily basis - no team will go out on the same boat twice. All the captains are regular fishers in the tuna grounds, and finding the fish is generally not too difficult if they are around.
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Old 01-17-2008, 02:31 PM   #10
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Re: Cape Town Yellowfin Tuna Open Tournament

wow :O i hope someone makes a dvd of this one
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This is going to be THE ONE.
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Old 01-18-2008, 04:52 AM   #12
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Re: Cape Town Yellowfin Tuna Open Tournament

Would be great if Speargun Hunter would come and make an episode from it... How about it Sheri, Terry?
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Ok Daryl. I'm in. Me, you and Zak. See you in May!!!!!!
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Ok Daryl. I'm in. Me, you and Zak. See you in May!!!!!!
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Old 01-21-2008, 12:13 AM   #15
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Re: Cape Town Yellowfin Tuna Open Tournament

Hi Guys
Just a quick word from the organizers. I just want to emphasize that this comp will be held to improvement the image and knowledge that the local public have of our sport. All fish will be donated to Unite against hunger.
Do bring digital cameras along. There will be a Rodman available for media coverage and anyone interested to come film it, if you can get yourself to Cape Town we will give you a spot on either the media boat or and participating team's boat. Media representatives will be randomly selected to boats before teams get to randomly select a boat so there will be no unfair disadvantage. There is no financial or business goal to this comp. We would just like to get some hardcore spearo's to come have some fun in the Cape of Good Hope. We will organize some local entertainment on the days off like visiting Table Mountain and maybe go on a famous Stellenbosch wine tour. You do not have to be crazy to participate, but it will help!
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