They also spent time testing the new HDS Carbon 9 – which Marc says is so fast- and the live mapping was amazing on the Gen 3 units. World of Fishing in Northcliffe, Johannesburg stocks everything from famous brand tackle, lures and lights, to nets and reels, bait, outdoor accessories and of course, Lowrance electronics. He was also very impressed with the SolarMax screen which you can see clearly from all angles on the boat even wearing polarized glasses! The following units can be viewed on their demo stand: HDS 12 Gen 3, HDS9 Gen 3, Hook 4 - and their sales team offer professional service and advice on all our ranges. All Lowrance products can be viewed at : www.bass.co.za 011 782 6969 LOWVELD BASS TRAIL Ben and Frank Gottschalk from White River won Lowrance’s R1000 Big Fish cash prize in the March leg of this very popular series – which was held at Vygeboom Dam (Komati River, Mpumalanga). Ben weighed in the biggest Bass of 2.215kg (caught between one and 2pm) using his Green pumpkin purple weightless Zoom fluke. This was the only fish over 2kg’s to be weighed in for the day. (heavy rains resulting in red mud conditions had forced the organisers to change venue). Committee member Etienne Carey says they’ve had issues with water levels at different dams but the next event is scheduled for Injaka Dam at Bushbuck Ridge in Hazeyview. He added that around 37 of the 48 boats taking part were Lowrance-equipped! He took full advantage of their Elite-9 unit, as the pair focussed their efforts and time on a shallow bank with flooded grass in the 3-6ft range. If you have a valid skippers ticket (and your boat is waterworthy) you can join in the fun at this Cast- for-Cash event - every 2nd weekend of the month! This big catch trumped the efforts of the 87 other anglers who were fishing the Vygeboom Dam for the second time For more information call Etienne Carey at: 082 388 4240 lowrance south africa 21 35