Yellow Fin Tuna Tango

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2012 International Tuna Tournament set to rock Cape Town!Dust off those reels, and mark your calendar as anglers from Australasia, Africa, United States, Europe and the Caribbean will be coming together in Cape Town for the first-ever SADSAA International Tuna Offshore Tournament Series during April 2012.

Lee explained: “On fishing days,youhavetosimply show up at the South African MarlinandTunaClubin Simon’s Town, enjoy some

said Lee.the region with no hassles,”tofishwiththeverybestin enjoythisVIPattention,and breakfast and fish in a comfortable boat assigned to you every morning and on a daily basis”.

For companions, the Western Province Deep Sea Angling Association offers unparallel entertainment. ‘Fishing Widows’ enjoy a busy agenda with special events and gatherings prepared by the Ladies Committee. “We strive to be the best fishing tournament for companions,” said Lee.

Various top-notch social activities are also included. This year’s main party will be themed “The 80s are back,” hosted on the Saturday evening at the Cape Boat and Ski-Boat Club at Rumbly Bay, Simon’s Town.

The best way to enter the tournament is to be invited by one of the many “ambassadors”of the Western Province Deep Sea Angling Association, who are the representatives of the Conveners Organising Committee who are members working throughout the year to orchestrate this memorable event.

Tuna TangoInternational anglers can also register on the or andcommunicate with Sally Swanepoel (WPDSAA secretary) or other committee members. Alternatively,contact Lee Wiid (WPDSAA chairman) at or Phillip Kuypers (tournament consultant)

Chairman of the WPDSAA (Western Province Deep Sea Angling Association) Lee Wiid is the brain child behind the tournament and said that approximately 20 battle wagons and 60 of the world’s best deep sea anglers will compete in this international tournament.

The competition, which is a hunt for Yellow fin Tuna, is a four-day fishing tournament where participants fish with 15kg test line with one weather day in hand.“You don’t need to charter a fishing boat,” said Lee. Visiting anglers are invited to fish on board the tournament’s Armada boat, and rotate every day to meet new skippers with a local deckhand at their disposal.

“Each team draws a boat for everyday of the tournament so that you fish on a different boat every day,” said Lee. This will make the competition more competitive and give all anglers an equal opportunity to fish those monster tuna.

“International anglers love this system! It promotes information sharing, sportsmanship and camaraderie. Truly, a uniqueness characteristic of this event,” explains Lee.

Other highlights include transportation from the airport to the hotel(pending previous arrangements with the organising committee) and assistance with any challenges participants may experience.“Our aim is to allow anglers to


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