Quick change of plans seeing there were so many people coming to look. The police closed down the area which ment we could not get to the carparks. Frank van der Zande started ringing around to locals to gather some advice for a new venue. Within and
hour an new venue was decided and Frank Koop was on his way to check it out. Afteral we only had 3 hours left before the 3rd and last match was planned to start. We had to inform the anglers, get bait handed out , explain once again that the
neighbour is the steward who had to sign the score cards and explain where the new venue is.
Seeing there was just the one carpark and a long walk we had agreed that we would start once everybody was complete. All anglers were at their pegs on
time so the match started at 15:30. We could also fish the full 5 hours again due to a favourable weather forecast
Oost Kapelle can be very patchy because of the sandbanks. This also means it can get dangerous once the tide cames back in because of the water coming back up behind you. Clarinda in E zone had all anglers squeeze in a bit. That way the last 3 pegs could
get onto the bank and have a fair match. From the first cast, fish were coming in left right and centre. 38 flounder , 43 cod , 35 seabass. Just before dusk set it we had our first shower. It was hard work for most anglers who had to move their gear constantly
with the down going tide. In the dark the uneven ground proved hard to walk.
Ranking after 2 days : Arjan Rijnberg 30 – Paull Curtice 30 - Haydn Cole 29 – Remi Lindhout 29 - Björn Burhardt 29 – Gianmaria Reneiri 29 points.
It’s anyones game!
Andreas Burkhardt was lord and master in A zone with 46 fish 11.72 m. Nicola Savio came in second with 17 fish just 4.16 m. 3rd place was for Maurits Keur 18 fish 4.07m
B zone – game set and match
for Arjan Rijnberg. His 3rd zone win and 3rd overall day win with 56 fish 14.47m. Björn Hansen had 57 fish , slightly smaller 14.20m Angelo Rubino came in 3rd with 36 fish.
Michael Schramm had
his 1st zone win with 56 fish 13.61m. Peter Mesie 2nd with 43 fish 10.93. Gianmaria Ranieri 3rd with 42 fish 10.55m.
Zone D saw Haydn Cole achieve a second win 41 fish 10.25m. Runnerup was Olivier Folcke
9.62m 3rd place went to Hans-Jürgen Gläser 37 fish 9.02m
During the last part of the match Frank Koop stayed in E zone which was the most dangerous at that time. Water was coming in fast and it was touch and go for a while.
Clarinda started off with a 10 fish catch-up behind Antonio Addotta because of all the safety issues in E zone which needed to be addressed. By 20:30 when the last cast was retrieved it was 32 Antonio Addotta and 31 Clarinda van der Zande. 3rd place
was for Volker Claus with 30 fish.
Needless to say a lot of counting was done on the way back to the car park. Some end results were very close and an addition mistake could have been made.
End result : Gold Arjan Rijnberg 45 points 58.19 m Silver
Haydn Cole 44 points 50.70
Bronze Björn Hansen 43 points 51.66m
GOLD : Germany B Volker Claus -Hans-Jürgen Gläser – Anderas Burkhardt – Michael Schramm – Björn Hansen . 165 points 182.15
Silver : Philip Franke – Arjan Rijnberg – Remi Lindhout – Eddy op den Brouw – Jan van Pieterson. 148 points 156.78m
Bronze : Francesco Intini – Angelo Rubino – Arthuro Montagnese –
Nicola Savio – Antonio Addotta. 130 points 128.41 m
Gold Linda van de Velde – Silver Clarinda van der Zande – Bronze Ines Birnstiel