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Safire King of the Sea

The 2018 Safire King of the Sea competition took place on 12-13 May.

This popular family-focused fishing event, run in conjunction with Go Fish magazine, is based at the Pumula Beach Hotel on the KZN South Coast, with jet-ski, kayak and boat divisions. There is also a dive-for-crayfish challenge, which results in the highly anticipated crayfish-seafood feast on Sunday afternoon after the final weigh-in.

There are great prizes to be won, and lots to do for the whole family. The weather gods didn’t smile on day one of the 2018 event, but the eager competitors took advantage of the calmer seas on Sunday to bring in some impressive catches.

The overall winner was Michael Wheeler with his magnificent 32.35kg couta. That’s quite a fish to beat in 2019! Make a note for KOS on 18 and 19 May 2019.