Border Open Spearfishing Challenge 2010 - Report

The Border Open Spearfishing Challenge was held on the weekend of 2nd October.
Driving over the last hill to Hole-the-Wall, potholes were soon forgotten at the sight of the beautiful Wild Coast and pristine sea conditions.

28 divers took part with 9 boats being launched and the day went off without a hitch.
A wide variety, 22 to be exact, of fish species were weighed in (only 1 per specie allowed).  Following the weigh-in, juicy steak rolls and salads were enjoyed around the
Hotel pool bar area.  Stories of the day included close encounters with whales, fish being mauled by sharks and poensies bumping divers.  All entrants received prizes.  A number of fish were donated to the local community.

Thanks to Gerhard of the Hole-in-the-Wall hotel for providing the venue and weekend
away prize.
Thanks also to main sponsers, Freedivers and Rob Allen, as well as Dive n Leisure and Rabitech, Alpha Pharm and Target Line.

The Challenge was won by Borders own Greg Audie whose bag included the biggest fish, a poensie of 13.41 kg (gutted)

POSITION

NAME

POINTS

1

Greg Audie

31.24

2

Carl Werner

26.02

3

Angelo Spada

23.86

4

Corrie Versluis

23.48

5

Tony Swart

22.26

6

Martin Victor

20.98

7

Mike Constantino

20.31

8

Guy Le Meme

19.19

9

Jean Greef

18.03

10

Gary Uys

17.84

11

Joe Mulder

17.82

12

Darren Hanner

17.73

13

Garrick Morris

17.55

14

Richard Bruno

17.15

15

Warren Mulder

16.33

16

Robert Renald

16.21

17

Ryan DeBeer

15.92

18

Gareth Staats

15.79

19

Herman Lehay

14.68

20

Mark Ahlin

11.21

21

Trevor Harris

10.86

22

Justin Lindsay

9.79

23

Paul Toich

9.65

24

Johan Stone

8.65