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Ballots Bay
« on: October 17, 2010, 04:05:53 pm »
I just arrived back home from a wonderful weekend at Ballots Bay. I invited my parents to join us and we arrived at the house round about 5pm on Friday afternoon. We quickly unpacked and then went down to the beach to scout out the sea conditions.
We went back to the beach on Saturday morning and I got a Black tail of 35cm on my first cast! It was my Dad's turn next with a Galjoen of 38cm. I went on next with my very first Banded Galjoen. I landed another Galjoen of 33cm and My Dad got one of 35cm. All fish were released as the Galjoen season closed on Friday. All the above fish were caught on red bait and in about 25 minutes but after that the wind picked and the fish went off the bite. We wanted to go for another session on Saturday afternoon but the wind was pumping and we decided to call it a day. My parents went home later and we had a quiet afternoon.
Later my Dad phoned and told me he accidentally took the red bait with him to Still Bay!! :shk
This morning I went for a cast but only managed a smallish Black tail on my son's little rod. The SE wind of the previous day cooled the water down substantially and that was it, nothing else.
Although we did not get any big fish we still had a lot of fun and it was great to be able to spend some quality time with my family.
I am already planning my next trip.....!
Here are a couple of photos:


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Re: Ballots Bay
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2010, 04:10:28 pm »
Mooi Man!!
Ek wens ek was daar  fshg

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Re: Ballots Bay
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2010, 04:27:08 pm »
Die toe seisoen is vir die (gewone "swart") galjoen Dichistius Capensis. MCM noem net daai een vir die geslote seisoen wat 15 Okt begin..... Die bandgaljoen is Dichistius multifaschiatus.

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Re: Ballots Bay
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2016, 01:50:32 pm »
I know this an old topic - but I've also had a wonderful time fishing Ballots Bay over the holidays and caught my first Kob!  It's such a beautiful place and we were also lucky enough to stay in the Tree House on the hillside.  Another holiday maker who was fishing with me also caught Kob, Blacktail and Elf. 

I'm not sure how much better Rock n Surf fishing gets, but it's a really special place - to me at least.

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Re: Ballots Bay
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2016, 02:40:19 pm »
 :welc: Soupcan. There has to be  a story behind that name :blush::dunno: do share . :toppie:
My wife allows me to keep all the fishing tackle I can hide.

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Re: Ballots Bay
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2016, 02:58:13 pm »
There is, but it's a very long story and not very interesting.  Just an old gaming name born from a bunch of nerds in an office in London playing half-life...

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Re: Ballots Bay
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2016, 03:01:08 pm »
 :welc: anyway :lolo: :toppie: :toppie:
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Re: Ballots Bay
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2016, 03:17:03 pm »
 :welc: :hehe: 
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Re: Ballots Bay
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2016, 04:19:44 pm »
Once was a gamer - swapped that to be a Daddy. Sometimes Daddy needs a break so he goes fishing. But not as often as he would like!

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Re: Ballots Bay
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2016, 07:12:25 pm »
 :welc: soupcan. I have moved to Cape Town and miss the magic of Ballots a lot. One day I will return and I can't wait.