monthly newsletter of tsc deepsea fishing club

June 2011


 Don’t forget this week’s Smoker. 7pm, Friday, June 3 at the TSC Clubhouse, Ernest Ullman Park, Morningside.


TSC Closed Competition runs from June 16 – 18th at Shelly Beach.

For all the latest news and views, go to the TSC website on
If you would like to introduce new members to the club, please download the membership application forms here.

There are two types of fishermen – those who fish for sport and those who fish for fish. ~Author Unknown



12 boats, 37 anglers so far … 8 juniors! It’s not too late to enter –  




Welcome to the brand new monthly newsletter for TSC! Established in 1959, the club boasts more than 100 members, all of whom share one thing in common – a passion for the sport of deep sea fishing.



Recent competitions have once again proven the great fishing ability of our club.

Richard Hartley (TSC Chair) captained the Southern Gauteng team of Rory Eidelman and Neil Coetzee (ERBFC) in the Natal Interprovincials in May. Richard deftly guided the team home with an embarassing lead and showed the Natal boys just what it takes to catch some good sized fish in their home waters. Natal was placed second in the comp. Mark Warner (Capt), Gavin Webster & George Niewoudt fished the Umhlanga Interclub in May doing well on the first day but taking a pounding after that.


Next up will be the Zinkwazi Interclub from 11 – 12 June. Richard Hartley, Roger Benn and Kevin Hodgson will be flying the TSC flag high again.

Please nominate through Peter Rindl to fish for TSC in competitions – see here for more info.



  Rory, Neil and Richard in Southern Gauteng colours.

No less than four of our TSC junior anglers have been selected for the SADSAA Junior Nationals in Richards Bay in July, three of them captains!

Patrick Dittberner has been selected to captain the SADSAA u19s, Cameron Third captain of the Southern Gauteng u19 team, with Nic Clasen also being selected for u19. Keegan Third has been awarded his first cap as captain of the u16 Southern Gauteng team. Well done boys!




 Getting the most from your skipper

A true story … why fishing with TSC is so much fun
Hi Paul, Breakfast doesn’t have to be over the top either. Freshly squeezed orange juice (or granadilla, I am not too fussy), toast, eggs, bacon, kidneys, beans, bangers and maybe a dash of mushrooms will be splendid. I assume that there is cell phone signal so you can call me when the boat is warmed up and tied off on the jetty. How many deck hands will I have? Oh, one last thing, I prefer prego steak rolls to ribs as boat lunch. I find that the ribs can be a bit messy if they have too much basting. Best you stick to nice clean food for our boat lunches; I hate it when my hands slip when you pass me the rods. Cans of Coke are always preferable to bottles because they don’t rattle around in the cooler as much and won’t disturb my siesta while you run us out to the tuna grounds.

This should be a wonderful trip, I can’t wait!!!


Captain “Catch-a-lot”

(aka Doug Fear)

I don’t really mind what kind of accommodation we choose, as long as my room has air conditioning, a sea view, is 50m from the beach, has a firm (but not too hard) king size bed, on suite bathroom, coffee machine (I prefer freshly ground beans) and breakfast in bed each morning, I think

we shouldn’t be too picky…
new memberS – Barney Holtzhausen & family

We also welcome Gary Watt and Barry Miller, and families. We’ll introduce them to you in the next edition.
Glad to have you all aboard, wishing you tight lines with TSC.


Welcome to Barney, Estelle and Ewan Holtzhausen. Barney has been fishing for four years. Ewan loves fishing with his Dad, and has a PB of an 8kg Geelbek already. Ewan, you will fit right in with our Juniors!  Barney owns a 8.4m Butt Cat that he fishes from in Port Alfred.

Congratulations to the new SGDSAA committee, chaired by Friedel Kirstein from Nomads!
TSC will be hosting the SGDSAA Rosebowl next year. Please help us find sponsors. Contact Jasper Ward for further details
We ask a simple questionAnd that is all we wish:

Are fishermen all liars?

Or do only liars fish?

~William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954

TSC Deepsea Fishing Club, Ernest Ullman Park, MorningsideGauteng.


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