FOUR local U21 anglers represented their province at the National Rock and Surf Fishing Competition in Langebaan from Tuesday, 16 January to Thursday, 18 January where they hooked some impressive placings.
The avid anglers placed extremely well, with one being awarded his Springbok colours after placing third overall.
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Keagan Murgatroyd, who captained the U21 team, joined Thomas Konig, Kegan Lloyd and Sian Pretorius as they set off Cape-bound on Saturday, 13 January, allowing themselves time to adapt to the different waters of the Cape before the contest.
In preparation for the champs they tested their skills on a secluded beach in the front of their accommodation. Slippery rocks saw members land themselves with stitches and other injuries, but nothing that prevented them from soldiering on.