History of the Club

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.

Kindest Regards

Hugh Abercrombie