Galjoen Derby Results

140 Anglers took part in this year’s Galjoen Derby. Photos: Melkbosstrand Angling Club

The recent Melkbosstrand Galjoen Derby attracted a shoal of anglers. 140 Anglers took part. This is in comparison with the 120 that took part in 2016.

The anglers were able to fish along a long strand of beach between Cape Town Harbour and Yzerfontein.

According to the secretary of the Melkbosstrand Angling Club Wayne Pratt the day started bright and early, at 6 o’ clock. “The weather was great. However, the water was reasonably strong and the fish were very scarce.”

The winning catch.

The result was that only two galjoen made it to the scales at weigh-in:

• 1st prize – heaviest galjoen — 42.5 cm / 1.86 kg (this fish also won the lucky angler the prize for the heaviest bag)
• 2nd prize – 2nd heaviest galjoen — 36 cm / 0.87 kg

The prize-giving and social were held at the Melkbosstrand Angling Club’s clubhouse in Robben Road that evening. Thanks to a shoal of sponsors every participant received a gift during the lucky draws.




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