Franco Duminy has been doing for years, what many of us can only dream of … catching fish! And to add to this, he does it properly, often and reels in all shapes and sizes!
Getting up at 03h00 in the morning, being wet and cold for most of the day … there is certainly a whole lot more to fishing than just casting and catching!
Selection is usually worked on points (for quantity and size) of fish caught over a three year period. Franco has done it his way; he has received his provincial call up for points accrued in a matter of only two years.
Following the Summer League season, Franco has fished for the Knysna Rock and Surf Club. In the C League, his team came second and received silver medals. Albeit that Franco is only 17, he has achieved a second place in the u21 age group in the Southern Cape League, and this includes the entire Knysna, George and Still Bay area.
For his consistent results, Franco has been selected to represent the Provincial u21 Team (only 6 per team) to take part in Nationals in Struisbaai at the end of the year.
We wish you luck, Franco, we ask you please to take photographs of the fish you catch and … please do not let the big one get away!
Report: Dave Pryke