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South African Deep Sea Angling Association

Race Updates

The South African Deep Sea Angling Association (SADSAA) launched the Fourth Columbia Billfish Classic tournament on February 22, 2012 and this marked the beginning of the first IGFA Great Marlin Race to be held in the Indian Ocean, as well as the first in the southern hemisphere! Read more >>

Tag Data

IGMR Race Tag Data
 

Team 1: Big W sponsored by Wayne Ritchie, Ivan Hartley (Ritchie Auto, A Ford Motor Dealer)
Tag distance: 1,018 nm

Team Name: Big W
Sponsor: Wayne Ritchie, Ivan Hartley (Ritchie Auto, A Ford Motor Dealer)
Species Tagged: Blue Marlin
Species Size: 150 kg (330 lb)
Angler: Riaan Charmers
Tagged By: Darren Grey
Deployment Date: February 22, 2012
Pop-Up Date: April 5, 2012
Distance Traveled: 1,018 nm

Team 2: Enigme sponsored by Eric Visser
Tag distance: 174 nm

Team Name: Enigme
Sponsor: Eric Visser
Species Tagged: Blue Marlin
Species Size: 75 kg (165 lb)
Angler: Eric Visser
Tagged By: Eric Visser
Deployment Date: February 24, 2012
Pop-Up Date: May 4, 2012
Distance Traveled: 174 nm

Team 3: Mitsufishi sponsored by Herman Olivier (Ultra Gear)
Tag distance: 13 nm

Team Name: Mitsufishi
Sponsor: Herman Olivier (Ultra Gear)
Species Tagged: Blue Marlin
Species Size: 120 kg (265 lb)
Angler: Divan Coetzee
Tagged By: Hansie van Wyk
Deployment Date: March 28 ,2012
Pop-Up Date: April 1, 2012
Distance Traveled: 13 nm

Team 4: Ocean Explorer sponsored by Ryan Williamson (SADSAA Initiative)
Tag distance: 636 nm

Team Name: Ocean Explorer
Sponsor: Ryan Williamson (SADSAA Initiative)
Species Tagged: Blue Marlin
Species Size: 200 kg (441 lb)
Angler: Malcolm Buchanan
Tagged By: Ryan Williamson
Deployment Date: March 28, 2012
Pop-Up Date: May 14, 2012
Distance Traveled: 636 nm

Team 5: Hlatikulu sponsored by Marius Vermaak, Erwin Bursik (SADSAA Initiative)
Tag distance: 301 nm

Team Name: Hlatikulu
Sponsor: Marius Vermaak, Erwin Bursik (SADSAA Initiative)
Species Tagged: Blue Marlin
Species Size: 220 kg (485 lb)
Angler: Peet Grobbelaar
Tagged By: Marius Vermaak
Deployment Date: March 28, 2012
Pop-Up Date: April 29, 2012
Distance Traveled: 301 nm

Team 6: Little Joey sponsored by Chris Rothmann
Tag distance: 441 nm

Team Name: Little Joey
Sponsor: Chris Rothmann
Species Tagged: Black Marlin
Species Size: 100 kg (220 lb)
Angler: Hardus Rothmann
Tagged By: Chris Rothmann
Deployment Date: April 28, 2012
Pop-Up Date: August 25, 2012
Distance Traveled: 441 nm

Team 7: Proxima sponsored by Casper Walker, Jan Hofman, Bradley Padoa, Kuhn, Padoa, Garth McGee, Danny Fisher
Tag distance: 223 nm

Team Name: Proxima
Sponsor: Casper Walker, Jan Hofman, Bradley Padoa, Kuhn Padoa, Garth McGee, Danny Fisher
Species Tagged: Black Marlin
Species Size: 100 kg (220 lb)
Angler: Lizette Walker
Tagged By: Casper Walker
Deployment Date: May 2, 2012
Pop-Up Date: August 30, 2012
Distance Traveled: 223 nm

Team 8: Ocean Commotion sponsored by Jan Hofman
Tag distance: 92 nm

Team Name: Ocean Commotion
Sponsor: Jan Hofman
Species Tagged: Black Marlin
Species Size: 95 kg (209 lb)
Angler: Jan Hofman
Tagged By: Elize Smith
Deployment Date: May 5, 2012
Pop-Up Date: September 2, 2012
Distance Traveled: 92 nm