21 March 2012
Herewith my recollections of the early days of the NDAC. Regrettably my memory is rather vague about the distant past. However, for what it is worth, the following:
I came to Nelspruit in the late 1948. There was no fishing club here, and so we joined the Barberton Angling Club. About 1949 Maurice Streak and I founded the first club. Streak, a legal man, wrote the constitution. This was a freshwater club as sea fishing was then limited to a very few people. The club was later reformed and I passed on the documents to the clubs secretary.
Our first group activity to Mozambique took place in 1950 to San Martinho. The following went: Attie Bester & family, Izak Greyling, Piet & Danie Ehmke and myself. Afterwards I regularly visited San Martinho and later Inhaca Island with Des Naish, Jannie Viljoen and George Bushney ... later also with Peter Wiids' skiboat.
In 1965 I was captain of the first NDAC International competition at Bazaruto. I believe we were the first NDAC team to release a gamefish (sailfish). The team members were me, self captain Corrie van Vuren, Kokkie van Staden and Bob Price. Unfortunately I can no longer remember the names of the chaps I knew in the club. The problem was that we did not diarize events in those days.
I enclose some photos, perhaps they land meaning to the past.
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