Protea Bass Angler Shandon Hawman, started competitive angling for East Rand Bass Masters aged 16. Two years later he got his Southern Gauteng provincial colours and in 1998 was awarded Protea Colours. He’s fished for South Africa’s premier team 10 times, captaining the side in 2010 against Zimbabwe and in the Zone 6 Internationals in Swaziland. Shandon has also fished in the Presidents Team seven times. Apart from his regular job – he runs Bass Boats SA – an online business selling Viper S, Ruffnek boats and accessories, Mercury motors, Lowrance products and more.
Shandon, who skippers for Northerns Division, is also helping his son Slade (13) through the ranks – who hopes to achieve Junior Protea colours in the coming season.
He says, “Club Marine has given me excellent service for the last 10 years- they’re on point with claims and keep me up-to-date with my insurance and other boating industry news. The staff are so friendly and helpful!”