Raw Cast to host first carp classic in March

Komani fishing enthusiasts will have a chance to get their rods out and compete to see who can land the biggest fish next week at the first-ever local carp classic.

The classic will be hosted by the Raw Cast Fishing Club which will have its first open competition this year at the Wriggleswade Dam at Stutterheim.

Raw Cast chairperson Douw Kruger said the club aimed at making the classic an annual event in which anglers from Komani can compete with bigger clubs from elsewhere.

“People love carp classics. We hope to have 50 or more entrants from East London and other towns. This year it will only be a day, but we want to have it over a weekend in future,” he said.

The prize for the biggest carp will be R1000 while the angler with the heaviest bag will walk away with R500. The angler under 12 who catches the biggest carp will win R500 while the bag takes R250. Entries are R100 and R70 respectively.

This weekend Raw Cast members will be at the Xonxa Dam for an internal club competition. “We have been going for almost a year and the club is doing really well. We have had anglers from Tarkastad and are planning workshops for schools this year to help the youngsters learn all the tricks,” added Kruger.

The carp classic will be on March 8, from 7am to 3pm. For more information about the competition and the club contact Kruger at 083-417 3969.

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