Williams Hunt PE 2019 Tuna Classic - Results

HOOK, LINE AND SINKER: Anglers from the winning team of the Isuzu Williams Hunt PE 2019 Tuna Classic were (from left) Marcel De Lauwere, Thys Koen and Eric Potgieter.This beauty was caught on the first day of the tournament [Thursday, 23 May] and proved to be the biggest Yellow Fin Tuna caught over the weekend - weighing in at a massive 82.85kg. This year's tournament showed the return of good fish, with many 'big ones' being reeled in, in Algoa Bay over the weekend. The Tuna Classic has for many years been a firm favourite on the South African fishing calendar and is an iconic tournament that is synonymous with the Port Elizabeth Harbour.


AND THE WINNER IS: 2019 Tuna Classic Tournament winner Marcel De Lauwere is congratulated by tournament sponsor Trevor Villet, Dealer Principal of Williams Hunt Port Elizabeth andPort Elizabeth Deep Sea Angling Club (PEDSAC) Tournament Director, Pierre Westerveld.  For the second year in a row Williams Hunt Port Elizabeth was the title sponsor of the 2019 Tuna Classic which took place from Thursday [23 May] to Saturday [25 May] at the Port of Port Elizabeth Deep Sea Angling Club . The Tuna Classic is regarded as one of the biggest premier Tuna tournaments in the Southern Hemisphere - in terms of total number of anglers and boats entered, as well as total prize money on offer. It is estimated that the tournament generates in excess of R2-million for the economy of Nelson Mandela Bay. The Tuna Classic has for many years been a firm favourite on the South African fishing calendar, since the hosting of the first competition in 1991.


WINNING CATCH GETS R30 000: Proud winning team Eric Potgieter, Thys Koen, Keaton Koen, Marcel De Lauwere (winner of the biggest catch) and Pierre Westerveld (Tournament Director).

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Image Tuna Classic (9): Richard Donaldson (Chairman of PEDSAC- PE Deepsea Angling Club), Pierre Westerveld (PEDSAC Tournament Director) and Trevor Villet (Williams Hunt Isuzu Dealer Principal)

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