Wednesday, January 16, 2008

SA Spearfishing Team selected for World Champs 2008

I got the SA World Champs Spearfishing Team selection from Mark Jackson this morning. They will have the competition in Venezuela this year. The following team was chosen:

1. Jaco Blignaut

2. Alan Fraser

3. Gyula Plaganyi - Team Captain

4. Angelo Spada - Travelling Reserve

5. Mark Jackson - Travelling Reserve

6. Ryan Burmester - Non travelling Reserve

It was a tough and hard-core spearfishing competition held south of Durban, second only to the qualifier in Spain - Mark kept me informed and he encoutered numerous sharks in the competition: A great white, two tigers, Zambezies and hoards of blacktips.

I teased him saying next time we dive on a spot full of big raggies he will go down, not me. He asked if I had take leave of my senses - he considers raggies in dirty water a far greater threat as they are "too Doff" - the whites, tigers and zambezies are at least a bi more intelligent. I largely agree.

Anyway check out the full post Mark has on his website - it gives a good description of the competition day by day and results of each day expressed as percentages.

Go check out the pics in the gallery and article on http://www.saspearoranking.co.za

Here is one of mark with two fish taken in the Sprinbok Trial:



The reddish one is an eelskin rockcod and the other is a rubberlip

Well done Guys!

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