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Sundays river/Swartkops river
« on: October 25, 2017, 02:35:36 pm »
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I moved to PE 3 months ago and recently fished the Sundays and Swartkops rivers.Both lovely places and I covered a lot of water with my little duck.I struggled to catch anything decent though.I found the smallies killing my bait so quick that i thought that i will never catch anything at that rate.I had the same problem in both rivers high and low tide.I tried all the available baits around and same problem.


What am i doing wrong?

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Re: Sundays river/Swartkops river
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2017, 08:44:38 pm »
Put a legal sized "smallie" on da hook :) See what eats them..

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Re: Sundays river/Swartkops river
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2017, 11:11:07 am »
Whats harassing you? Stumpies?

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Re: Sundays river/Swartkops river
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2017, 02:48:40 pm »
yes,them what you call stumpies here are driving me crazy.My son hooked a few of them and a pretty little fish but after 79 of them and feeling like i am baiting more than fishing .I try deep ,shallow,sand banks ,mud banks,but they follow me everywhere.Coming from Durban I am still learning about the local conditions but the only thing up there that worried me this much were the small shad.At least they mad good live bate.

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Re: Sundays river/Swartkops river
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2017, 02:59:23 pm »
Take 2 sand or mud prawns and wrap them around with unmalleted chokka. Will help a lot. Also in the EC try look for holes in the rivers. ~Fish the sand and mud banks on high tide. Generally you will see the Grunter tailing, so otherwise fish the holes  :-)

Also try bucktail jigs, paddle tails and diving lures opposed to bait. A lot harder but you will get some reward, a lot of species you can catch on those.

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Re: Sundays river/Swartkops river
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2017, 03:24:32 pm »
Hi, they are problem,why not use them as a live bait,maybe a garrick or 2..

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Re: Sundays river/Swartkops river
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2017, 03:27:44 pm »
Mullet, Pinky and even Stumpies will work as live bait, just make sure they are size...

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Re: Sundays river/Swartkops river
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2018, 11:19:28 am »
So it has been a while since this last reply but I think with every bodies help I am starting to catch on.My wife,son and I went for a little throw on Monday and the results were not to bad.My son had a field day with the little stumpies and a reasonable Grunter came out.


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Re: Sundays river/Swartkops river
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2018, 11:33:27 am »
My son having a go at the Grunter.He has only really fished bass so it has been a bit of a experience.




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Re: Sundays river/Swartkops river
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2018, 11:33:41 am »
Excellent Attie! Nice fish!  (clap)

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