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Title: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Capt. Hook on July 22, 2010, 08:43:48 am
I wanted to get this thread up and running here as a regular update.
 
This weekend looks like it will be awsome.......
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: FFF on May 27, 2014, 08:33:18 am
ISSSHHH Umpa Lumpa 100% correct. It was me who lost a very big Tuna on my anchor line !!! Must have been 25 kg. Saw it right next to me "nearly on the gaff" and then onto anchor line when panic set in. I fish from an aqua quad so only one up. I nearly gave the rod to Umpa but realised that would not be a sporty gesture.  Lessons learned. This was this first time in years that I have anchored and not even thinking about a floater to release the anchor. Took all my old bait from the fridge and made a very gig chum line on anchor and was rewarded with a big fish only to lose it. After that I hooked onto another two tunas -  only to pull the lines near the boat #@#$ (still sulking) . My shimano drag was never tested like this before. Very frustrating and a big lesson going forward. Will next time "chase" to see if I can land a big tuna. I will be back.

Good to see you on the sea Alfu. I was the skipper with Umpa Lumpa. So close yet so far. Was a nice tuna. Saw it circling under your boat. At least the sharks were not there saturday. Heard at the club they were all at Umhlanga barge. Everyone fishing there got taxed.
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Post by: Hammer on May 27, 2014, 08:36:43 am
Morning Chris, those traces look good  :corrct:. Can I order a few from you and I'll pay you for them.
I need the ones that catch fish please, I'll be down next month to test them. My boat is rusting here in JHB and needs some sea water to sort it out  w;k.
Come down and I will come with you  w;k w;k

Now that's a mighty fine plan mate, I'll keep you posted as to when I'll get down there.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: alfu on May 27, 2014, 08:38:45 am
Hi Umpa agree - lucky to dodge the tax man. I see some very big tuna were caught off tinley this weekend. The kayak chaps are hiding their secrets. Saw photo of 35kg and a view in the 20kg range. Big cuta and Even queen fish at the moment - and no sharks. Must go down there at some stage. The secret is out !!!!
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on May 27, 2014, 09:14:12 am
Alfu, think we need to meet up for a cold drink some time,
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Umpa Lumpa on May 27, 2014, 09:27:22 am
Alfu, think we need to meet up for a cold drink some time,
:corrct:

Hi Alfu, cool, agree with Chris, lets  meet at the club some time have a cold one put a face to a name.
Unlucky on the Tuna bud, perseverance will get him eventually but you will have to land two to balance your quad out w;k
Where  do you launch from DSbC or Umhlanga? Will keep a look out for you on the water  and say howdee bud.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Umpa Lumpa on May 27, 2014, 09:32:44 am
Alfu so you  came right when we spotted the dolphins?/

Chris those snoek traces look good bud, you break into Erics garage?  LOL
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on May 27, 2014, 09:49:51 am
Alfu so you  came right when we spotted the dolphins?/

Chris those snoek traces look good bud, you break into Erics garage?  LOL
  :hyst: :hyst: I need to outsmart the snoek before he does.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: alfu on May 27, 2014, 09:56:22 am
Thanks Gents - will meet up some time when at the club.  Always amazed to see CLS getting lucky with the snoek when others are battling especially on the spoons in the danger zone (good kipper) . I am closely following all tips to get as much info as possible. Still a lot to learn. Got some good pointers from Fritz as well on Saturday. Sad that he is not active on these forums -  what a nice chap and always willing to share his knowledge.



Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Umpa Lumpa on May 27, 2014, 09:59:24 am
Thanks Gents - will meet up some time when at the club.  Always amazed to see CLS getting lucky with the snoek when others are battling especially on the spoons in the danger zone (good kipper) . I am closely following all tips to get as much info as possible. Still a lot to learn. Got some good pointers from Fritz as well on Saturday. Sad that he is not active on these forums -  what a nice chap and always willing to share his knowledge.
:corrct: :corrct:

We also still learning, but slowly getting things right.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: deepblu on May 27, 2014, 10:08:15 am
Yea boet, like you. Have you been to the sea yet?  :dunno:
:rotfl was waiting for that one, well need to get my S number for the boat so hoping to take it down to DSBC for inspection soon :happ:
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Hammer on May 27, 2014, 10:24:03 am
Come now, you got to get your A into G.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Prego on May 27, 2014, 10:31:13 am
Mike long weekend trip this June??  :hnthnt:
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Hammer on May 27, 2014, 11:22:00 am
That's the plan buddy, are you going down as well ?
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: deepblu on May 27, 2014, 01:55:27 pm
Come now, you got to get your A into G.
yes sir ok sir w;k
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: kevf on May 27, 2014, 04:56:59 pm
http://www.news24.com/Green/News/Shark-population-to-be-discussed-in-Durban-20140527 (http://www.news24.com/Green/News/Shark-population-to-be-discussed-in-Durban-20140527)   interested to know if the "taxing" issue will come up at this
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on May 27, 2014, 07:14:10 pm
Thanks Gents - will meet up some time when at the club.  Always amazed to see CLS getting lucky with the snoek when others are battling especially on the spoons in the danger zone (good kipper) . I am closely following all tips to get as much info as possible. Still a lot to learn. Got some good pointers from Fritz as well on Saturday. Sad that he is not active on these forums -  what a nice chap and always willing to share his knowledge.
:corrct: :corrct:

We also still learning, but slowly getting things right.
:corrct: we are always learning which makes fishing so interesting, Alfu thanks for the compliment  :-)
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on May 29, 2014, 06:18:30 pm
Ok, so who fishing when??, I may go Sunday will decide tomorrow afternoon.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Shaun17 on May 29, 2014, 06:25:56 pm
Ok, so who fishing when??, I may go Sunday will decide tomorrow afternoon.

No fishing for me Sunday, my house is on the Comrades route... will be fishing Monday though!!
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Umpa Lumpa on May 29, 2014, 06:52:53 pm
Me out Saturday and Sunday, Bachelors party Sat night, trying to convince FFF to do a week day trip either Tue or Wed when few boats around.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: maganything on May 30, 2014, 07:32:57 am
Ok, so who fishing when??, I may go Sunday will decide tomorrow afternoon.

my plan was to fish sunday, but will most likely have to work, so thinking a Sunday afternoon launch! will see what happens with the weather...
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on May 30, 2014, 02:21:09 pm
Decided to go Sat for a few hours before the east. :fshn:
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: MichaelK on May 30, 2014, 02:31:48 pm
I'm land locked for 2 weeks, i've sent my boat in to have the deck redone and have it recarpeted. Also having a new visor put on and having the heel and toe adjusted.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: alfu on May 30, 2014, 02:36:24 pm
CLS - Sunday a much better day for fishing (if windguru is correct!!!!) You may have to go very early to beat the wind.  Hope we have a kind safety officer on duty to allow us to launch "at first light". I think that night rating is now a priority. Give us a report on that new snoek traces. I am sure you will go and give them a try.
 
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Shaun17 on May 30, 2014, 03:55:46 pm
Change of plan... Scouse will be out on Sunday  :sreel:
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on May 30, 2014, 06:43:00 pm
CLS - Sunday a much better day for fishing (if windguru is correct!!!!) You may have to go very early to beat the wind.  Hope we have a kind safety officer on duty to allow us to launch "at first light". I think that night rating is now a priority. Give us a report on that new snoek traces. I am sure you will go and give them a try.
Alfu, Sat morning looking good till 11, will let you know how it goes, will try for a snoek then heat out to some secret spots to try for a tunny.  :fshn: Shaun glad you can launch on Sun sure it will be worth it.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Shaun17 on May 30, 2014, 07:22:31 pm
CLS - Sunday a much better day for fishing (if windguru is correct!!!!) You may have to go very early to beat the wind.  Hope we have a kind safety officer on duty to allow us to launch "at first light". I think that night rating is now a priority. Give us a report on that new snoek traces. I am sure you will go and give them a try.
Alfu, Sat morning looking good till 11, will let you know how it goes, will try for a snoek then heat out to some secret spots to try for a tunny.  :fshn: Shaun glad you can launch on Sun sure it will be worth it.


Let me know how those spots are working...  :hnthnt:


Tight lines Chris!!
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Happy Dog on May 30, 2014, 08:48:59 pm
Locked in Sunday as on comrades route. Have 2 mates from Jhb staying whom are running so will take them to the start and listen to the anthem and shosholoza been sung by all runners. One of most awesome things about comrades, never show it on TV. Need to be in starting line up. I really miss it. Would love to run another.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: maganything on May 31, 2014, 12:41:04 pm

Change of plan... Scouse will be out on Sunday  :sreel:

Hopefully meet you tomorrow Shaun! I'm not working so will be there for a first light launch!
Tuna time!! Going to try get one on the 12wt tomorrow!
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on May 31, 2014, 01:51:28 pm
Was lucky to find the snoek before the East, enjoyable  mornings fishing , well done Greg great fish you guys got.  (clap)
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Shaun17 on May 31, 2014, 05:19:43 pm
 Well done Chris, you have those snoek waxed!! Hopefully find a couple tomorrow before heading off to the deep.

See you in the morning Scott...
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on May 31, 2014, 11:25:36 pm
Good luck guys
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Umpa Lumpa on June 01, 2014, 12:13:07 pm
Well done on the snoek Chris, i believe Greg and Pooie and Corks got some good YFT yesterday, tight lines Shaun and Scott for today.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on June 01, 2014, 06:21:32 pm
How did it go today ????
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: maganything on June 01, 2014, 07:14:03 pm
Blob for me today! Had a very sick crew, so was back by 9:30.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on June 02, 2014, 06:40:12 am
Blob for me today! Had a very sick crew, so was back by 9:30.
Pity Scott as it was a perfect day, did you hear of anything caught ??, Saw a lot of boats/crotch rockets and skis trying for snoek of the Durban North beaches ??
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Shaun17 on June 02, 2014, 06:44:13 am
We skunked as well, mid reef was dead!! Lot of boats were back early and didn't see anything in the register.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on June 02, 2014, 06:47:27 am
We skunked as well, mid reef was dead!! Lot of boats were back early and didn't see anything in the register.
:shk
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: dodger on June 02, 2014, 08:12:43 am
what's the forecast for next Saturday?
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on June 02, 2014, 12:44:56 pm
what's the forecast for next Saturday?
Couple snoek then a yellow fin or three  :rotfl :rotfl
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: mo-manack on June 02, 2014, 03:24:23 pm
hows Wednesday looking? plotting a half day session..haven't targetted cuda or yft before. should I just put a cuda trace and drift over the marks?
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on June 02, 2014, 04:12:49 pm
hows Wednesday looking? plotting a half day session..haven't targetted cuda or yft before. should I just put a cuda trace and drift over the marks?
If you going for YFT then a single 6/0 straight onto your leader (no wire) pin the mozzie behind the head and drift over the marks. I also down rig one with a 1 oz sinker. If you get an on free spool it so it swims away from the sharks, don't force it as it will be taxed.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: mo-manack on June 03, 2014, 08:05:15 am
thanks CLS,  gonna do that,  i'll be hanging around dbn, not too deep cos we gotta get back to work by 12.30. should I put any dusters or skirts before the hook or just straight ?
wont be going specifically for them but I would to fish for them while the other are bottom fishing.
thanks man!
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on June 03, 2014, 09:36:18 am
thanks CLS,  gonna do that,  i'll be hanging around dbn, not too deep cos we gotta get back to work by 12.30. should I put any dusters or skirts before the hook or just straight ?
wont be going specifically for them but I would to fish for them while the other are bottom fishing.
thanks man!
Straight nylon, no duster.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: maganything on June 03, 2014, 01:49:17 pm
i agree with Chris... Except, i use a circle hook.
 
While you are bottom fishing its great to have a trapstick or 2 out for tuna. The constant bringing up of traces and fish and releasing of fish cause commotion and i beleive attract the yellowfin to the boat and when they see that live mozzie, they cant leave it alone!
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Happy Dog on June 03, 2014, 08:38:20 pm
i agree with Chris... Except, i use a circle hook.
 
While you are bottom fishing its great to have a trapstick or 2 out for tuna. The constant bringing up of traces and fish and releasing of fish cause commotion and i beleive attract the yellowfin to the boat and when they see that live mozzie, they cant leave it alone!
:corrct:
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on June 04, 2014, 08:52:30 am
Looks like the cold weather is on the way, the cold offshore around the river mouth is no fun,  means bringing out the warm gear and a flask of hot soup will be in order from now on.  Have to love this :fshn:
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: tkei on June 04, 2014, 09:06:26 am
Ah shame, you poor guys up there in durbs, what does it get down to, 18 deg????
The best is the beach launch in winter when you have to climb on wet and make the 100m run in the wind whilst freezing.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on June 04, 2014, 09:44:24 am
Ah shame, you poor guys up there in durbs, what does it get down to, 18 deg????
The best is the beach launch in winter when you have to climb on wet and make the 100m run in the wind whilst freezing.
And we keep going back for more, surf launching in winter is not for sissies  w;k
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: mo-manack on June 04, 2014, 01:51:08 pm
hi fished this morning, windguru was all wrong, nothing new :cnfzd
sea was lumpy and between 1.6-1.8m , light offshore blowing.

we trawled around no1 but it was quiet, tried for some tuna but also quiet,  we did manage a nice amber jack of around 7kgs..
fished bottoms for the rest of the day, only few fish, couple of reds, a nice catface and rubber lips. generally a very quiet day.. fishing showing on the finder but not eating.
water is getting cooler and is like an off green colour atm, lots of mozzies at the bait spots..
anyway was a good day out, back at work by 12.

thanks for the help guys!
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on June 05, 2014, 11:58:18 am
Any of you "Binnerlanders" coming down for the long weekend ???
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Hammer on June 05, 2014, 12:25:29 pm
Hi Chris, I was planning to come down but I was told yesterday that I am going to Italy to drive the new car we are launching in September. So I'm planning to come down in July for a long weekend and take you snoek fishing, so I can test drive your traces lol. Also the sard's may be close by in July  :dunno:
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on June 05, 2014, 12:47:47 pm
Hi Chris, I was planning to come down but I was told yesterday that I am going to Italy to drive the new car we are launching in September. So I'm planning to come down in July for a long weekend and take you snoek fishing, so I can test drive your traces lol. Also the sard's may be close by in July  :dunno:
  :corrct: tested some of my traces last Saturday and they worked  w;k
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Hammer on June 05, 2014, 12:57:31 pm
I saw so, well done mate. (clap)
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: MichaelK on June 06, 2014, 10:37:25 am
Ah shame, you poor guys up there in durbs, what does it get down to, 18 deg????
The best is the beach launch in winter when you have to climb on wet and make the 100m run in the wind whilst freezing.


Finally a guy who understands us Durban boys hardships. Thats why we get our Durban operators certificates and then launch through the harbour mouth. We can't be wet and cold, we have to look pretty for all those beautiful blondes when we beach, then running up to our trailers hair blowing in the wind, bodys shinning from suntan lotion, muscles rippling with our surfboards tucked under our arms.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on June 06, 2014, 11:04:42 am
Ah shame, you poor guys up there in durbs, what does it get down to, 18 deg????
The best is the beach launch in winter when you have to climb on wet and make the 100m run in the wind whilst freezing.


Finally a guy who understands us Durban boys hardships. Thats why we get our Durban operators certificates and then launch through the harbour mouth. We can't be wet and cold, we have to look pretty for all those beautiful blondes when we beach, then running up to our trailers hair blowing in the wind, bodys shinning from suntan lotion, muscles rippling with our surfboards tucked under our arms.
  :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: MK you dreaming again  :rotfl
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on June 06, 2014, 11:06:01 am
Anyone going to brave tomorrow ??. I am undecided will make the call later when I get home and I see the sea
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Post by: FFF on June 06, 2014, 11:27:53 am
Anyone going to brave tomorrow ??. I am undecided will make the call later when I get home and I see the sea
Also watching the sea, but think it is not going to be nice.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Umpa Lumpa on June 07, 2014, 09:53:49 am
Sea doesn't look to shabby for now, will have to wait and here from Greg and Corks what they got.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Shaun17 on June 07, 2014, 09:55:01 am
Any news on the sards??
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on June 07, 2014, 10:09:46 am
Any news on the sards??


Don't know :dunno:
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on June 07, 2014, 02:38:33 pm
Any news on the sards??


Don't know :dunno:
still no news on the sards, I didn't fish today but went to the club for a look see, looks like Greg and co are the only ones with some success today.Well done guys.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Hammer on June 07, 2014, 04:13:23 pm
Hi Chris, what did the Greg and the rest of the boys catch today  :dunno:
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Umpa Lumpa on June 07, 2014, 04:20:05 pm
Hi Chris, what did the Greg and the rest of the boys catch today  :dunno:


They got a nice Dagga 25kilo
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Hammer on June 07, 2014, 04:53:18 pm
Thanks Denzil  :corrct:
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on June 07, 2014, 05:58:47 pm
Bus Dagga SeanH, Greg and Corks
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Post by: Toppie on June 07, 2014, 07:22:23 pm
That's nice, doesn't happen everyday.

Is it now Dagga time Ump's?
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Umpa Lumpa on June 07, 2014, 07:38:08 pm
That's nice, doesn't happen everyday.

Is it now Dagga time Ump's?


Don't know Toppie, thinking yes as heard of 3 come out in the last week this one included.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Happy Dog on June 08, 2014, 06:01:26 pm
Toppie they start to come out now as well as the bek. All in pattern with sardine run.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on June 08, 2014, 06:39:58 pm
They are master anglers indeed well done guys. My night rating is in progress, watch its space.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on June 09, 2014, 01:39:21 pm
Some of the Iron Candies that have been working for me lately - (Snoek that is)
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Post by: Happy Dog on June 09, 2014, 08:37:26 pm
See Eric caught some awesome fish today. Greg and crew getting some great fish as well. Well more his crew. We have lost some good anglers from here. :dunno:
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Umpa Lumpa on June 09, 2014, 08:46:12 pm
Believe some nice  :yft: from both FFF and Eric today and another Daga 22kilo.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Happy Dog on June 09, 2014, 08:49:09 pm
Correct Denzil, sorry left FFF off that list.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on June 09, 2014, 08:52:34 pm
Correct Denzil, sorry left FFF off that list.


See a Jet Ski also got a YF 30kilo, some serious PT that.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Guppi on June 09, 2014, 08:58:47 pm
 (clap) :geet our durban boys rock!!!!!! well done mr cotton and fff
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Hammer on June 09, 2014, 09:09:07 pm
Well done Eric, FFF and Greg  :happ: I'll be there next month hopefully to have a few catch up  :frid with you DBN boys. HD, Denzel and Chris thank you for the updates  :resp:
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Post by: shagnrelease on June 09, 2014, 11:13:00 pm
Great results there boys awesome stuff.
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Post by: Bwana on June 10, 2014, 08:17:20 am
Nice fish coming out there guys, well done! Keep it up.....  :rck"
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Shaun17 on June 10, 2014, 08:31:33 am
Nicely done chaps!! FFF, you owe us a report and some pics!!!  (bat
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: FFF on June 10, 2014, 10:27:29 am
Decided to take the day off yesterday and took my father in law(Bob) and another friend fishing.
 
The NE had been blowing sunday and the sea was a mess. Launched at first light and had a real fight with the sea to get to the bait marks. Bob was sea sick before we even tryed for bait. Had him standing at the front of the boat watching the horizon.
 
The bait are plentiful and had bait in no time. Put out 2 Mozzies and was not long and :sreel: . Landed a nice bonnie.
 
Tried a bit further north but nothing so decided to go back to were we got the bonnie. Put the lines out again and  :sreel:  once again but this time the reel screamed. Had a really good fight with this fish and put big pressure to get it to the boat. A nice YFT.
 
Put the lines out again and on again. Let my other friend fight this one. Chased and chased it and eventually when saw the number plate. About the same size as my YFT and bang there came the taxman.
 
All in all had a great time out. Pity about the taxman being around so much. Lost quite a few fish in the last couple of trips to him. swr swr
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: SAfish on June 10, 2014, 10:30:16 am
 (clap) Great catch! At least the taxman left one for you.
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Post by: dugong on June 10, 2014, 10:47:38 am
Well done FFF, decent fish that!!
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Post by: Bwana on June 10, 2014, 11:12:11 am
Nice fish, well done, pity about the  :brnz:
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Post by: Shaun17 on June 11, 2014, 09:13:36 am
Awesome stuff Anthony, well done bud  :win:
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Post by: Shaun17 on June 11, 2014, 09:16:31 am
FYI - Received these from the DSBC today, includes the new fishing regs for Isimangaliso.
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Post by: Prego on June 11, 2014, 09:19:07 am
Nice one Anthony, those damn sharks are a problem.

 We will be down the weekend, probably give it a go Sunday. Maybe I should bring my 20k to teach those johnnies a lesson, it has been a while since I felt the deep burn
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Post by: FFF on June 11, 2014, 11:01:35 am
Nice one Anthony, those damn sharks are a problem.

 We will be down the weekend, probably give it a go Sunday. Maybe I should bring my 20k to teach those johnnies a lesson, it has been a while since I felt the deep burn

Weekend weather looking good. Come sort these sharks out. So many of them you cant go wrong. Best bait a nice Tuna.
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Post by: CLS on June 11, 2014, 06:51:39 pm
Nice one Anthony, those damn sharks are a problem.

 We will be down the weekend, probably give it a go Sunday. Maybe I should bring my 20k to teach those johnnies a lesson, it has been a while since I felt the deep burn
Now that sounds like a plan, you catch the taxman while I catch the fish  :happ:
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Post by: CLS on June 11, 2014, 06:53:14 pm
Weather looking good for Saturday lets hope it stays that way.
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Post by: iNdlovu on June 11, 2014, 07:01:10 pm
Major withdrawals happening on this side, how I miss living at the coast.
Those are great fish guys, keep it up and good luck for this weekend.  :envy
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Post by: krissi on June 12, 2014, 07:35:56 am
 (clap) well done FFF nice fish
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Post by: CLS on June 12, 2014, 07:01:32 pm
Whole weekend really looking good  :sreel: will defiantly be launching on Saturday  :fshn:
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Post by: dugong on June 12, 2014, 10:00:47 pm
Me go tomorrow (bat
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Post by: CLS on June 13, 2014, 06:39:46 am
Me go tomorrow (bat
Lucky bugger good luck.
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Post by: M.H.A on June 13, 2014, 03:28:12 pm
will be launching tomorrow, will be on my boat Shayamanzi, going to try for tuna and hopefully the sharks give us a break. good luck and tight lines to all the guys launching  :fshn:
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Post by: MichaelK on June 13, 2014, 03:34:23 pm
You guys have got excellent weather all weekend, I'll be at the club house green with envy. My boats in for some cosmetic surgery ( a nip n tuck ) :-)


I only found out today that monday is a public holiday BONUS, gonna take my fishing rod along to the club and if i get pissed enough. :frid I might just catch one of those big grunter in the Ushaka canal.
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Post by: Mal Hannes on June 13, 2014, 03:41:01 pm
Doing a short tuna trip with Mike from Fishing adventures tomorrow.

Mandy first deepsea trip.

Tightlines  all of you.
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Post by: CLS on June 13, 2014, 06:39:16 pm
will be launching tomorrow, will be on my boat Shayamanzi, going to try for tuna and hopefully the sharks give us a break. good luck and tight lines to all the guys launching  :fshn:
Will be there, see you in the morning
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Post by: CLS on June 13, 2014, 06:41:04 pm
You guys have got excellent weather all weekend, I'll be at the club house green with envy. My boats in for some cosmetic surgery ( a nip n tuck ) :-)


I only found out today that monday is a public holiday BONUS, gonna take my fishing rod along to the club and if i get pissed enough. :frid I might just catch one of those big grunter in the Ushaka canal.
Leave my stash alone,  :hehe: will be there tomorrow, come say hi
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Post by: Happy Dog on June 13, 2014, 09:35:27 pm
Not coastal but heading up Sani, and into Lesotho for 3 days. Hopefully get to throw a fly into one of the rivers.
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Post by: kevf on June 14, 2014, 05:34:35 am
Not coastal but heading up Sani, and into Lesotho for 3 days. Hopefully get to throw a fly into one of the rivers.

HD don't forget the ob's, we are at the bottom of the hill and have been minus 4 most mornings the last week, id hate to know what they sitting on up there
enjoy :trout:
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Post by: Mal Hannes on June 14, 2014, 01:32:27 pm
will be launching tomorrow, will be on my boat Shayamanzi, going to try for tuna and hopefully the sharks give us a break. good luck and tight lines to all the guys launching  :fshn:
Will be there, see you in the morning
fun morning 3 bonnies 1 was nice size 4.5kg.
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Post by: REEFMAN on June 14, 2014, 01:57:35 pm
will be launching tomorrow, will be on my boat Shayamanzi, going to try for tuna and hopefully the sharks give us a break. good luck and tight lines to all the guys launching  :fshn:
Will be there, see you in the morning
fun morning 3 bonnies 1 was nice size 4.5kg.
Submit the Bonnie in the UA Saltwater records... the Record is still vacant.
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Post by: Shaun17 on June 15, 2014, 05:33:49 am
will be launching tomorrow, will be on my boat Shayamanzi, going to try for tuna and hopefully the sharks give us a break. good luck and tight lines to all the guys launching  :fshn:
Will be there, see you in the morning
fun morning 3 bonnies 1 was nice size 4.5kg.
Submit the Bonnie in the UA Saltwater records... the Record is still vacant.
Missed that... Some decent bonnies have been caught by some of our members in the past year or so

How was the fishing yesterday chaps?
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Post by: CLS on June 15, 2014, 09:55:43 am
Some really nice tunny caught yesterday, unfortunately I was not amongst them. Well done to those who found the fish.
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Post by: AQUAFAN on June 15, 2014, 10:27:55 am
We finally got snoek onto the boat yesterday - got 2 around 3kg each. Also got.a.few small bonnies and a queenfish.
Trolled feathers to Umhloti hoping for a tuna but nothing - swam a few live shad for couta as well in the 30m mark but no takers.
Went down for bottoms and got some nice slinger and rockcod - sea turned nasty and we headed back!
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Post by: Shaun17 on June 15, 2014, 01:24:18 pm
Congrats Aqua, sounds like an awesome day on the water!!  (clap)
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on June 16, 2014, 08:14:17 am
Nice Aqua, eeish i need to fish again soon been a month now.
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Post by: dugong on June 16, 2014, 09:13:22 am
Fished Friday and ended up with one snoek and was bitten off by one, fish came on only after 9........none boated early on the spring high.
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Post by: alfu on June 16, 2014, 07:41:56 pm
Fished on Sunday and got some big macs for bait. Tried for tuna and got 3 nice runs only to get the live baits back without any signs of tooth matks and still alive? Can someone advize if this is common to tuna? Very strange. Managed to get hooked in something big. Followed it for some time only to be cut off near the hook. Think it was a big cuta as it had a very good run. Need also some info for durban. Till when can we try for cuta and tuna? Not sure when they leave our waters. Thanks
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Post by: Lofty on June 16, 2014, 08:15:33 pm
Isn't it nearly Leerie(Garrick)time there in Durbs...?Couldn't that be the reason your livies "took runs"but returned without toothmarks and alive...?
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Post by: CLS on June 17, 2014, 08:39:54 am
Fished on Sunday and got some big macs for bait. Tried for tuna and got 3 nice runs only to get the live baits back without any signs of tooth matks and still alive? Can someone advize if this is common to tuna? Very strange. Managed to get hooked in something big. Followed it for some time only to be cut off near the hook. Think it was a big cuta as it had a very good run. Need also some info for durban. Till when can we try for cuta and tuna? Not sure when they leave our waters. Thanks
Hi Alfu, when you fish for the Tuna allow for a very light drag so the fish can run and swallow the bait, sometimes what I have found is that soon as the tunny feels some resistance it will drop the bait. The croc couta well who knows if you don't try you will never know. The Tunny should be around for awhile still.
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Post by: CLS on June 17, 2014, 08:43:34 am
Isn't it nearly Leerie(Garrick)time there in Durbs...?Couldn't that be the reason your livies "took runs"but returned without toothmarks and alive...?
Hi Lofty, our garrick (Leerie) season starts around now and we get them right on the back line, we on the boats normally only start getting fish around the end of September  - what we call the return shoals.
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Post by: Sea Dweller on June 17, 2014, 10:50:57 am

Fish on Sunday and had the same problem, had nice big macs on circle hooks, let the tuna run for a long time and then tightened up, had the fish on for a few seconds only to have the macs spat out. Happened 3 times, very frustrating. I thought it may have been the circles twisting up, but I have since heard that a good few boats had the same problem!



Fished on Sunday and got some big macs for bait. Tried for tuna and got 3 nice runs only to get the live baits back without any signs of tooth matks and still alive? Can someone advize if this is common to tuna? Very strange. Managed to get hooked in something big. Followed it for some time only to be cut off near the hook. Think it was a big cuta as it had a very good run. Need also some info for durban. Till when can we try for cuta and tuna? Not sure when they leave our waters. Thanks
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Post by: alfu on June 17, 2014, 08:19:44 pm
Thanks for the replies. Will definitively go for Garrick this year as I have never caught one. Will see if I can get those tunas!!!
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Post by: CLS on June 17, 2014, 08:38:57 pm

Fish on Sunday and had the same problem, had nice big macs on circle hooks, let the tuna run for a long time and then tightened up, had the fish on for a few seconds only to have the macs spat out. Happened 3 times, very frustrating. I thought it may have been the circles twisting up, but I have since heard that a good few boats had the same problem!



Fished on Sunday and got some big macs for bait. Tried for tuna and got 3 nice runs only to get the live baits back without any signs of tooth matks and still alive? Can someone advize if this is common to tuna? Very strange. Managed to get hooked in something big. Followed it for some time only to be cut off near the hook. Think it was a big cuta as it had a very good run. Need also some info for durban. Till when can we try for cuta and tuna? Not sure when they leave our waters. Thanks
The fish you were loosing could have been Queenfish  :dunno:
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Post by: Sea Dweller on June 19, 2014, 12:42:11 pm
Hi guys


I have a stack(about 150) of fishing mags to give away, The complete fly fisherman, Fly fishing, Ski Boat, ESA and some others, I'm leaving SA for a while and can't take them with me. If anyone wants them please let me know and I will either drop them at the club for you or you can come collect them, they date back to about 2002.


Cheers,
Mike.
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Post by: dugong on June 19, 2014, 03:34:18 pm
 :hehe: thats one of the reasons that I suscribe to all the mags on my iPad :-)
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Post by: MichaelK on June 19, 2014, 03:45:22 pm
Drop them off at Durban ski boat club. I'm sure the guys would enjoy reading them down stairs at the couches or upstairs around the bar
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Post by: Sea Dweller on June 19, 2014, 03:57:02 pm
Cool, will drop them off at the club.


Dugongboy, you are 100% right, I have now suscibed online.
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Post by: Mal Hannes on June 20, 2014, 08:28:57 am
will be launching tomorrow, will be on my boat Shayamanzi, going to try for tuna and hopefully the sharks give us a break. good luck and tight lines to all the guys launching  :fshn:
Will be there, see you in the morning



Hannes gets into a stubborn Bonnie Fishing on Light Tackle off Durban (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDtCinPdDWo#)
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Post by: AQUAFAN on June 20, 2014, 12:25:07 pm
Anyone fishing tomorrow?
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Post by: Happy Dog on June 20, 2014, 09:17:21 pm
Got my sons rugby game tomorrow at 08:00. If possible Sunday, depends,how much I get done tomorrow.
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Post by: FFF on June 27, 2014, 09:09:33 am
Sunday is my son Kierans birthday. He turns eight.
For his birthday i am taking him and 3 of his friends deepsea fishing, so should be pretty exciting for his friends as they have never beeen to sea before.
I must say a big thank you to CLS  :tkx: as he is taking 2 on his boat and the other 2 with me and Umpa Lumpa.
So lets hope Kieran can get a good  :sreel:  tomorrow and a pic for the UA junior comp.
 
We launching at first light tomorrow so if any other members are around please join us afterwards for cake (Should beach about 12:00)
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Post by: Shaun17 on June 27, 2014, 09:14:35 am
Tight lines Anthony, what a way to spend your birthday!! Awesome stuff helping out there Chris  :+ cred:
 
Looking forward to the report and pics....
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Post by: Toppie on June 27, 2014, 09:22:37 am
Unpredictable sea conditions this weekend.

Take care with the tricky DSBC launch this weekend!

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Post by: iNdlovu on June 27, 2014, 10:27:42 am
This has to be funny friday, great chirps all over the forum.
Say howzit to young Kieran for me Ant and  :tite  Bud
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Post by: CLS on June 27, 2014, 03:41:28 pm
Just arrived back after spending a relaxing week in the berg with my wife (no fishing) sight seeing, walking and having tea and scones in the berg sun. I haven't launched for two weeks and I am really looking forward to taking the two boys out tomorrow and hope we can get some fish,  :sreel: :fshn:


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Post by: dugong on June 27, 2014, 03:54:23 pm
Chris theres lots of mackrel around - give the lighties light rods and they will have a ball trying to see who can catch the most w;k
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Post by: CLS on June 27, 2014, 03:57:51 pm
Chris theres lots of mackrel around - give the lighties light rods and they will have a ball trying to see who can catch the most w;k
shot thanks, are you launching tomorrow?
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Post by: isivuba on June 27, 2014, 05:58:17 pm
Chris always there to help  :+ cred: FFF hope the boys have an awesome time at sea. Oh give Kierans a big  :hpybthd:  from  :ult: .
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Post by: maganything on June 27, 2014, 06:58:14 pm
 
havnt put the boat in the water for a month now..
Knee seems to be holding up,so will launch tomorrow afternoon after work..
Wont be running far,cause of the pounding on my knee,but heading to my daga spot around the corner...
 
Taking our my crews mate, in exchange for a hunting trip in July...
 
Frothing to get back into the big blue!
 
Goodluck tomorrow blokes!
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Post by: CLS on June 28, 2014, 07:23:15 pm
Had a great day on the water today, fishing was hard but accomplished what I set out to do, I am sure FFF will do a report. It was great catching up with all the banterers (Fritz, Gareth, Greg, Richard, HD, Ant, Denzil, Sean H, Quintin, Scott, and all the wives and kids) and enjoying a few cold ones and talking some real BS. Great bunch of guys and girls, till next weekend cheers.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on June 29, 2014, 09:46:40 am
Very nice day indeed on the water yesterday, only got Shad Dad, but the kids landed them all, it wasn't about size or species, they caught and they chuffed. I echo Chris report, good to see all the nutters at the club. Chris took some brilliant pics of the two wipper snappers on his boat, so lets wait for FFF report.


Have a super Sunday everyone.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on June 29, 2014, 09:57:15 am
Here some after pics, hijacked from Mrs FFF facebook page. The look on their faces say it all.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on June 29, 2014, 09:59:32 am
Before anyone asks, yes the Shad all made the grade of 30cm
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on June 29, 2014, 10:01:01 am
Will let FFF post the pic od the B-day boy and his Snoek when he does his report.
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Post by: FFF on June 29, 2014, 10:25:27 am
Took Kieran and 3 of his friends deepsea fishing for his birthday.
 
We headed to DSBC at 05:00 and the kids were really excited. Had to drive with 3 kids in the bakkie, well the talking did not stop from when we left the house till we arrived at the club. Excitment was to much for them.
 
Met CLS at the club and Kieran and Hanu fished on his boat. Keaten and Evan fished on our boat. Launched early and ran to Blue lagoon to try for snoek.
We caught a lot of shad, but catching fish was the what we set out to achieve and you could see the excitment in the kids ever time they landed a fish.
CLS and the 2 boys were also picking up shad on the snoek traces and evertime we went past each other you had the kids shouting to each other how many they had.
Watching from the boat i saw CLS had put Kieran onto a decent fish and Kieran stood there fighting away. Shame when the fish got close to the boat you could hear Kieran shouting its a snoek. Watched as the boated the fish and then the shouting really started. It was Kierans first snoek so i think the whole of Durban heard him shouting.
We had 2 good pulls but both times the hooks pulled halfway through the fight.
 
We then decided to try for a tuna and caught a couple of nice mackeral which we swam by the marks but had no takers. Time flys when you having fun and before we new it it was 11:00. Had planned to beach at 12:00 so we headed back. Just before we had left CLS had said it was time to go as the throat was dry. Shame Keaten tells me we got energades give him one. Only to explain CLS needed a beer.
 
After we beached met up with all the guys. I must say it was good to see all the old faces again. Like a shelter meeting almost as everybody was there.
 
Weighed Kieran snoek and it was 3.1Kg.
Also like to say a big thankyou to CLS. What a great man. :+ cred:  You made the kids day so great. Think Kieran going to jump ships soon. He catches fish on your boat.
 
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Post by: CLS on June 29, 2014, 01:32:31 pm
Great report Ant, was a pleasure anytime.
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Post by: iNdlovu on June 29, 2014, 02:15:39 pm
Well done guys, those youngsters look over the moon. I can just imagine the exciting stories that will be told at school on Monday.


CLS, you're the man.  :+ cred:
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Post by: Nikao on June 29, 2014, 03:09:42 pm
Hahaha Mike... those school stories are going to have to wait about 3 weeks or so...kids are on school holidays..  duh :crzy
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Post by: Peter Gordon on June 29, 2014, 04:11:31 pm
Hahaha Mike... those school stories are going to have to wait about 3 weeks or so...kids are on school holidays..  duh :crzy
Hahahahahahaha "MIKES" name is TONY  :hehe: :rotfl :hyst:
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Post by: REEFMAN on June 29, 2014, 04:32:52 pm
Great stuff CLS and FFF! Some happy campers! :+ cred: 
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Post by: dodger on June 29, 2014, 05:16:45 pm
Hahaha Mike... those school stories are going to have to wait about 3 weeks or so...kids are on school holidays..  duh :crzy
Hahahahahahaha "MIKES" name is TONY  :hehe: :rotfl :hyst:




whoopydooo  :hehe: :rotfl
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Post by: iNdlovu on June 29, 2014, 05:20:07 pm
Haven't they had enough holidays this year? :hehe:


Not to worry Nikao, I answer to any name, sometimes I forget my own. :hyst:
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Post by: Happy Dog on June 29, 2014, 06:56:03 pm
 :+ cred: To CLS he is great with the kids. Also put my son onto his first yft
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Post by: CLS on June 29, 2014, 07:17:42 pm
I heard some nice fish were caught today
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on June 29, 2014, 07:27:17 pm
I heard some nice fish were caught today


Fritz got two decent  :yft:
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Post by: AQUAFAN on June 29, 2014, 07:37:07 pm
There are few words that can describe the feeling of witnessing the elation of kids getting onto the fish - genuinely priceless moments - big ups to you guys for your efforts!
Im sure theses kids will be talking about this experience far beyond school!  (clap)
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Post by: isivuba on June 29, 2014, 07:40:33 pm
Fritz's tuna ( I ask him if I could  post this)  :hnthnt:
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Post by: isivuba on June 29, 2014, 07:49:36 pm
Oh what the heck just one more, I know Fritz uses Racetech Yamaha and Kingfisher so big ups to them. (clap)
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Post by: Fluffy Bird on June 30, 2014, 06:27:01 pm
I heard some nice fish were caught today


Fritz got two decent  :yft:
the man is a real master
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Post by: CLS on June 30, 2014, 06:42:24 pm
I heard some nice fish were caught today


Fritz got two decent  :yft:
the man is a real master
:corrct: and gentleman
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Post by: Zetti on July 01, 2014, 06:39:09 am
I heard some nice fish were caught today


Fritz got two decent  :yft:
the man is a real master
:corrct: and gentleman

The man is a machine, puts in a lot of effort and getting results.
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Post by: CLS on July 03, 2014, 07:13:55 pm
So who is fishing on Saturday? I will be out so see you there.  :fshn:
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Post by: Hammer on July 03, 2014, 07:49:15 pm
Not me mate (I wish) :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Post by: FFF on July 04, 2014, 07:23:42 am
So who is fishing on Saturday? I will be out so see you there.  :fshn:

I am being brave and taking the wife out tomorrow. See you there bright and early.
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Post by: Shaun17 on July 04, 2014, 07:25:34 am
So who is fishing on Saturday? I will be out so see you there.  :fshn:
28 days... Tight lines chaps, hope you smash those beeg  :yft:  that seem to be around!!!
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on July 04, 2014, 08:31:15 am
Not me mate (I wish) :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Mike you need to have a quiet word with your doctor, tell him salt air and water will remedy all the aches and pains, att least twwo wweeks worth.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on July 04, 2014, 08:34:09 am
I am sacrificing fishing for a late sleep in for a change, watch TripF and Mrs FFF go and land some good fish.

Will be down at the club though when the boys return and see what i missed out on, have a brekkie and a cuppa java whilst i wait.
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Post by: Hammer on July 04, 2014, 08:43:10 am
 :hehe: Thanks Denzil, will you send me a doctors note booking me off, Just check the dates for good weather and then send it mate.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on July 04, 2014, 08:59:08 am
No problem sorted :corrct:

LOL my initials are in fact D R olivier, couple times i have been to Makro the cashiers have said DR Olivier  :hyst: wish i was w;k

Always tell people i am a practising Gynea, not qualified but will take a look  :hehe: :hehe:
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Post by: Hammer on July 04, 2014, 09:10:23 am
You ain't looking at anything I got mate  (bat  :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst:
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on July 04, 2014, 09:13:43 am
You ain't looking at anything I got mate  (bat  :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst:

Whahahahaha OOPS i should have been more specific eeish, you know what i mean duh
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Post by: Hammer on July 04, 2014, 09:15:36 am
You worry me bud, have you been potting this morning ? :dunno:
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on July 04, 2014, 09:24:10 am
Nope not yet, but it is Friday and the thought is there, Captains is whispering softly!!!
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Post by: CLS on July 04, 2014, 11:57:59 am
I am sacrificing fishing for a late sleep in for a change, watch TripF and Mrs FFF go and land some good fish.

Will be down at the club though when the boys return and see what i missed out on, have a brekkie and a cuppa java whilst i wait.
Big D so kind of you, please swop the java for a Hansa, see there. :fshn: :beer: :beer:
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on July 04, 2014, 01:09:34 pm
I am sacrificing fishing for a late sleep in for a change, watch TripF and Mrs FFF go and land some good fish.

Will be down at the club though when the boys return and see what i missed out on, have a brekkie and a cuppa java whilst i wait.
Big D so kind of you, please swop the java for a Hansa, see there. :fshn: :beer: :beer:

Chris no hassle, what time you plan on beaching? Will have some cold ones on hand. :bow: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:
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Post by: AQUAFAN on July 05, 2014, 10:31:08 pm
Launched at 5h30 this morning - got some bait and then headed first to the snoek grounds - was fortunate to land a nice snoek within 5min of deploying our baits - landed a few small queenfish on the strikepro's before heading to the deep and drifting a few livies for tuna - no takes! Packed up and headed back.
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Post by: CLS on July 06, 2014, 05:55:45 pm
Launched at 5h30 this morning - got some bait and then headed first to the snoek grounds - was fortunate to land a nice snoek within 5min of deploying our baits - landed a few small queenfish on the strikepro's before heading to the deep and drifting a few livies for tuna - no takes! Packed up and headed back.
Well done Ashan, saw you at Lugs and getting your snoek then you went North. We dropped Two snoek then tried for tunny without luck. Sea was not nice and swell 3m, till next week and we try again.
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Post by: AQUAFAN on July 07, 2014, 07:25:16 am
Thanks Chris! Yep swell was nasty - till next week!
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Post by: Shaun17 on July 07, 2014, 07:28:09 am
Congrats on the snoek Aqua!! Hopefully they're still around in a couple of weeks.
 
Any news on the elusive sards??
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Post by: FFF on July 07, 2014, 07:47:20 am
Well done Aquafan on the snoek.
 
Also fished on sat morning with the wife. Maybe you saw me as i was also at LUGS next to CLS. Boat is Strike Craft. Not sure which is your boat else would have said hello.
 
The surf was rolling and had to keep a good eye on it sat. We pulled up and down but had no good pulls. Couple on off and that was it. The paddleski guy next to me got 2 so who knows.
 
Did not take long before the wife was not feeling to good on that lumpy sea and had to switch to rapala's. Drove over the bait spots and got 2 very small bonnies.
 
weather looking good for sat so lets hope it holds.
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Post by: AQUAFAN on July 07, 2014, 08:07:43 am
Thanks FFF - I did see the boat but didnt know it was you - Im on Shoal Stopper - also had my cew go green.
Also hoping Sat is good - owe my boys a day out!
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Post by: FFF on July 07, 2014, 08:28:41 am
Thanks FFF - I did see the boat but didnt know it was you - Im on Shoal Stopper - also had my cew go green.
Also hoping Sat is good - owe my boys a day out!

Yes i did see you too. Shall say hello next time i see you.
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Post by: Shivaan on July 11, 2014, 07:05:30 pm
Spread this warning to sailors/ski boat fishermen approaching Durban Harbour from the South: A sand spit
has developed off the Southern Breakwater with breaking waves being a regular occurrence even in
moderate swell conditions as seen in this image taken from North Beach.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Shaun17 on July 12, 2014, 08:09:45 am
Anyone fishing this weekend?
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Post by: dugong on July 12, 2014, 01:29:49 pm
Boat prepped for tomorrow but I see a west is coming.
I see two wahoo were boated off Durban yesterday!!
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Post by: CLS on July 12, 2014, 04:59:26 pm
I will be fishing tomorrow
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Post by: PH on July 12, 2014, 06:47:31 pm
I will be fishing tomorrow

 :tite See you guys on the water one of these days.
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Post by: Hammer on July 13, 2014, 08:00:56 pm
How was the fishing today boy's  :dunno:
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Post by: FFF on July 14, 2014, 08:41:30 am
How was the fishing today boy's  :dunno:

Well sat was the day to fish. Had Kierans R&S comp at winkle so had to fish Sunday.
Umpa Lumpa, Kieran and i Launched at first light and headed to get bait round the corner. The sea was on its head. We had planned to do bottoms south. We managed to pick up some mackerel's so had good bait. Some of the biggest macks i have ever seen. Couple were in the 40cm range.
 
Change of plan and headed north. Tried a couple of the new spots but nothing.
Kieran was getting bored so decided to head to the bait marks and let him catch some shad. Put out a live bait and Kieran and Umpa Lumpa started getting some nice shad.
 
Eventually the live bait was picked up and Umpa lumpa had his turn for a Decent fish. We chased it for a long way to try get away from the dreaded taxman. Umpa asking can i start fighting yet me telling no just wait. Eventually i decided we were far enough away and Umpa started his work out. He did very well and managed to get the fish to the boat as quick as he could. I gaffed it and on the boat before the usual taxman arrived. So a big smile as can be seen in the photo.
 
Well done Umpa Lumpa.
 
 
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Post by: Bwana on July 14, 2014, 08:44:20 am
Well done guys! Nice tunny there Denzil, congrats  (clap)
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Post by: Hammer on July 14, 2014, 08:50:37 am
Thanks for the report FFF and well done Umpa on your  :yft: .  :envy
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Post by: isivuba on July 14, 2014, 08:53:24 am
Lekker Umps  :rck"


Oompa tells us more on the "crotch rocket"  :dunno:
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Post by: Charles on July 14, 2014, 08:54:43 am
Congrats Denzil, nice tunny.
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Post by: dugong on July 14, 2014, 09:01:18 am
Nice fish.....................BTW I like the sticker on the back of your boat!! :-)
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on July 14, 2014, 09:10:48 am
Nice fish.....................BTW I like the sticker on the back of your boat!! :-)

Thanks chaps, broke the dreaded duck so to speak, now got no bad things to say about my skip LOL

Dugong, talking about the sticker, LOL being a big person, i was bending over  putting the tailgate on the trailer etc and that little bugger FFF junior turns to Fritz and sais look Fritz little Denzil pointing out the sticker and big denzil point out my ass, little buugger is lucky he can run faster than me  :hyst: :rotfl
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Post by: CLS on July 14, 2014, 04:25:38 pm
Lekker Umps  :rck"


Oompa tells us more on the "crotch rocket"  :dunno:
  :hyst: :hyst: Well good ol Fritz convinced me to jump on the "crotch rocket" on Sunday to go try for some yellow fin. Was a good morning out but with the SW pumping it is not very accommodating while sitting on that thing and nowhere to hide and getting a wet ass. Unfortunately the fish didn't join our party but fun was had. I must admit the breakfast and beers afterwards were great.(only got home after 14h00)
Oh and by the way "I will not be converting"  To Fritz  :udman: and we will be trying for Garrick :hehe: :hehe:
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Post by: dodger on July 14, 2014, 04:29:09 pm
Nice fish.....................BTW I like the sticker on the back of your boat!! :-)


where is a photo of the sticker  :dunno:
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Post by: AQUAFAN on July 14, 2014, 04:36:55 pm
Well done there Denzil - lekker fish that!
I fished r&s at Port Edward so didn't launch!
Very sporting of you Chris! Well done!
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Post by: iNdlovu on July 14, 2014, 07:05:12 pm
Good one there Big D and 3xF. How long are the Tuna going to hang around Durbs?
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Post by: CLS on July 14, 2014, 07:33:59 pm
Good one there Big D and 3xF. How long are the Tuna going to hang around Durbs?
we get them almost all year round, just not in the numbers like now
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Post by: iNdlovu on July 14, 2014, 07:35:32 pm
Spoiled buggers hey Chris :hyst: :rotfl
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on July 14, 2014, 09:12:33 pm
Spoiled buggers hey Chris :hyst: :rotfl


Tony, you must make a plan and come visit soon, bring your crew from the festival, will be good to have a few cold ones and talk some BS again.
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Post by: iNdlovu on July 14, 2014, 10:20:05 pm
Soon, bud, soon
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Post by: CLS on July 15, 2014, 06:48:41 am
Soon, bud, soon
The boys are longing to see some of the old faces and catch up with some BS in the shelter. Some of the guys have had a really good season of yellow fin so far this season, like wise with me and the snoek. - so pull in guys.
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Post by: Happy Dog on July 15, 2014, 07:07:37 am
Launching Thursday. With Dbn hooker as crew and with FFF on his boat. Taking  the kids out for a day before back to school. .
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Post by: FFF on July 15, 2014, 07:40:36 am
Launching Thursday. With Dbn hooker as crew and with FFF on his boat. Taking  the kids out for a day before back to school. .

Good To see you always make the time to take the kids fishing. Think we shall put them on the fish Thursday.
 
@ Dodger. This is the sticker on the back of our boat.
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Post by: FFF on July 15, 2014, 07:57:32 am
Soon, bud, soon
:cgrts:  on the new tow Vehicle. Now there is a good excuse to come fishing .
 
Shall be good to see you guys again. The  :yft:  are calling you.
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Post by: dugong on July 15, 2014, 08:21:12 am
Thursday looks like the best weather wise, possibly taking my daughter and a mates son - hopefully some  :cout: and then some  :shd:
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Post by: L Hooker on July 15, 2014, 08:30:20 am
Congrats on some nice YFT guys! Making me jealous.
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Post by: FFF on July 15, 2014, 08:31:16 am
Thursday looks like the best weather wise, possibly taking my daughter and a mates son - hopefully some  :cout: and then some  :shd:

Going to be a good day. Shall keep an eye out for you. Tight lines
Shad are plentiful at the moment. Also some big mackerel around. plenty fun on the bait stick.
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Post by: dodger on July 15, 2014, 09:08:40 am
Launching Thursday. With Dbn hooker as crew and with FFF on his boat. Taking  the kids out for a day before back to school. .

Good To see you always make the time to take the kids fishing. Think we shall put them on the fish Thursday.
 
@ Dodger. This is the sticker on the back of our boat.
Ah' I thought it was something like that  :hehe:
 
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on July 15, 2014, 09:20:59 am
 :yipeeg:
Thursday looks like the best weather wise, possibly taking my daughter and a mates son - hopefully some  :cout: and then some  :shd:

Going to be a good day. Shall keep an eye out for you. Tight lines
Shad are plentiful at the moment. Also some big mackerel around. plenty fun on the bait stick.

Hopefully you only taking your half of the boat fishing.......HD hold on tight!!!!!
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Post by: CLS on July 15, 2014, 07:04:54 pm
Good luck guys, please think of us working class while you  :fshn:
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Post by: Shaun17 on July 16, 2014, 07:10:26 am
Good to see the duck is broken Denzil, going to see plenty of bloodied decks now!! Good report as always Anthony...  :udman:
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Post by: Happy Dog on July 16, 2014, 07:14:21 am
@dogongbuoy give us a shut at the club on WATR Boyz will have a beer in Thursday. Can have a beer at the club, sorry working class. We have same game plan.
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Post by: dugong on July 16, 2014, 07:48:10 am
Will do, beer always sounds good :-), not going to be taking the lightie if its as bumpy as this morning, so it will be my daughter and myself, will check the sea out later today.
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Post by: FFF on July 16, 2014, 08:59:07 am
Will do, beer always sounds good :-) , not going to be taking the lightie if its as bumpy as this morning, so it will be my daughter and myself, will check the sea out later today.

Will be a little bit of chop in the morning but will flatten out nicely tomorrow. Going to be a nice day on the sea. Sea you's there. Tight lines.
Tomorrow Kieran wants to have a go with a big Tuna so should be exciting.
Going to take one of the paddleski rod leashes and tie it to him so i dont say goodbye to my rod.
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Post by: jaenswart on July 16, 2014, 09:10:41 am
Some new snoek traces I made up and will be trying (Elastic bands are there for packing only) Have to try different tactics to fool them  w;k


Looking really good CLS, sure if the fish are around they wont let those pass
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on July 16, 2014, 09:35:43 am
Will do, beer always sounds good :-) , not going to be taking the lightie if its as bumpy as this morning, so it will be my daughter and myself, will check the sea out later today.

Will be a little bit of chop in the morning but will flatten out nicely tomorrow. Going to be a nice day on the sea. Sea you's there. Tight lines.
Tomorrow Kieran wants to have a go with a big Tuna so should be exciting.
Going to take one of the paddleski rod leashes and tie it to him so i dont say goodbye to my rod.

Lose your rod and my reel you mean?
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Post by: dugong on July 16, 2014, 03:27:38 pm
Got 2x emergency site meetings for tomorrow :unhap so giving it a miss, pissed off as the boat is locked n loaded :-(  next week I plan to take a day or three, hope the weather plays ball :-)
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Post by: MichaelK on July 17, 2014, 02:44:39 pm
Yay i get my boat back on saturday morning after sending her in for some cosmetic improvements. Now the old girl wont be so hard on the eye anymore after her nip n tuck. I might launch on sunday weather permiting and if my crew are not playing golf again
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Post by: MichaelK on July 17, 2014, 02:47:24 pm
Will do, beer always sounds good :-) , not going to be taking the lightie if its as bumpy as this morning, so it will be my daughter and myself, will check the sea out later today.

Will be a little bit of chop in the morning but will flatten out nicely tomorrow. Going to be a nice day on the sea. Sea you's there. Tight lines.
Tomorrow Kieran wants to have a go with a big Tuna so should be exciting.
Going to take one of the paddleski rod leashes and tie it to him so i dont say goodbye to my rod.


Ants you might want to put a leash on his leg aswell and secure him to your boat, if he hooks into a big boy.
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Post by: REEFMAN on July 17, 2014, 02:47:47 pm
Yay i get my boat back on saturday morning after sending her in for some cosmetic improvements. Now the old girl wont be so hard on the eye anymore after her nip n tuck. I might launch on sunday weather permiting and if my crew are not playing golf again
Where are the pics?! Love nipped and tucked ladies...
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Post by: dugong on July 17, 2014, 02:57:56 pm
What you have done??
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Post by: MichaelK on July 17, 2014, 02:59:17 pm
I think the poor boat builder got a little peeeved with me checking over his shoulder every 10 minutes. So i have'nt been around there for a whole 2 days. I've had a new deck put on, 3 new consol doors put on, a sticky accelerator control fixed and a new visor with a splash lip put on. Also had small bunding ridges placed at the rear of the deck to prevent any water from wetting the deck whilst drifting. Had the cracked gearbox housing behind the 1 prop, aluminium welded. That cracks if the lock nut is not changed regularly, leason learnt the hard way.
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Post by: dugong on July 17, 2014, 03:32:18 pm
Gonna be like a new boat :-)
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on July 17, 2014, 04:27:02 pm
Nice Mike

Post pics bud, we might see you on Sunday weather and head permitting after club and Sharks rugga.
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Post by: dugong on July 17, 2014, 04:36:41 pm
So how was the fishing, spoke to a mate and he blanked except for stocking up on mackerel at the sh1t pipe.
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Post by: CLS on July 17, 2014, 06:21:53 pm
Please tell us whay you caught
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Post by: Happy Dog on July 17, 2014, 08:06:08 pm
Got 4 silkies pulling for snoek. They were hiding very well today. Went the barge and tried for tuna no joy.  Kids had great day on small shad sand soldiers and some mackere . Great day with FFF an Fluffer. Thanks guys.
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Post by: FFF on July 18, 2014, 08:49:04 am
Well we launched yesterday morning. Being the end of school holidays i decided to take Kieran and his mate fishing.
 
The bait were showing of the finder but not biting so struggled to get bait.
Eventually decided to try for snoek after we had only got 3 mozzies.
 
Pulled up and down at Lugs but the fish had lock jaw. The spoon however did produce a bit of fun with both kids getting small bonnies, a couple of silkies but no Snoek.
 
Went to the bait marks and let them fish bottoms while i put out a live bait for a YFT. The mozzie was not working. Could see that there were fish around but no takers. Eventually managed to get a mack on a shad trace and swam that.
The kids managed to catch quite a few shad but all were just undersize so was quite frustrating.
 
When we eventually decided that it was beer time started packing up and the live bait got picked up. Good hook up started chasing and bitten off. The sharks again.
 
Anyway was good to have the kids out having fun on the sea even if it was only small fish biting.
 
 
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Post by: maganything on July 18, 2014, 05:02:59 pm
 
who is fishing this weekend? Im planning to launch on Sunday.. Been off the watertoo long! dying to get pressed again!
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Post by: AQUAFAN on July 18, 2014, 06:21:07 pm
3F hardluck on the fish but sure beats being at work!
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on July 20, 2014, 09:08:46 pm
Had a good day on the water today, launched with 3xF and his son, pulled pink rapala rattlers around which did the trick, 2  :yft: landed, a 16.2 caught by FFF junior with only slight help from myself and FFF senior and 6 kilo, dropped a third at the boat. Changed to plan B and search for a Bek or Dagga, only thin landed and the biggest was myself, managed to imbed a 6o big gun in my right leg, tossed my bottom trace out, felt my leg jerk forward sinkr broke off look down to see my new piercing.


One two calls to Greg and we met him on the water, they managed 2 nice YFT and a Dagga, so followed them a bit and managed a Ziggy fish, a nice Spotted Grunter 2.3 kilo. Called it quits at 13h30 headed back for a  :beer:


Good to See, Greg, Corks and Justin on the water, Fritz on his rocket with ST also Maganything and crew.


Have a brilliant week everyone


Pic 1 FFF Junior with his  :yft:


Pic2
Corks, Greg and Justin with their  :yft: and Dagga.
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Post by: iNdlovu on July 21, 2014, 06:34:31 am
What a nice fish for the lighty. Well done lads, must have been super enjoyable. Sorry about the hooked leg D, take care of it.
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Post by: Shaun17 on July 21, 2014, 06:43:47 am
Well done Denzil, the duck has been broken properly (going to need crew from next week  :hnthnt: )... looks like the new boat has some good mojo!! Cracking fish by Kieran, well done bud!!  :win:
 
Where the pic of the hook in the leg...
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Post by: CLS on July 21, 2014, 06:50:15 am
Well done guys great catches. Will defiantly be on the water next weekend  - weather permitting
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Post by: FFF on July 21, 2014, 08:09:34 am
Well Umpa Lumpa has done the report for us already, Just wanted to say thanks to all that fished yesterday, was a great day on the sea.
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Post by: Bwana on July 21, 2014, 08:25:47 am
Well done guys! Looks like a great day on the water  (clap)
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Post by: Hammer on July 21, 2014, 08:41:35 am
Well on the great fish boys and Denzil look after that leg boet.  :envy
Well done Kieran, that's a great fish. It's almost as big as you  :bow:
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on July 21, 2014, 09:29:52 am
Well done Denzil, the duck has been broken properly (going to need crew from next week  :hnthnt: )... looks like the new boat has some good mojo!! Cracking fish by Kieran, well done bud!!  :win:
 
Where the pic of the hook in the leg...

Only after all the drama, thought, damn should have taken a pic, but thought never crossed my mind at the time. Lesson learnt, now have proof that the trick to removing hooks works, and a few bite marks into the batton.

Leg is good today, tender around the puncture hole but good, no infection so far.
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Post by: dugong on July 21, 2014, 10:09:49 am
Now thats a pic to show your mates at school :rck"

We did a late8 launch on Saturday, lots of guys gave launching a miss thinking the SW was going to pump but when we came back into it it was only 12-15kts - got strings of mackerel (bait stock is up) at the barge and did some drifts  :brnz:  :brnz: :-(
On the way home got a snoek of about 2.5kgs and dropped one - stoopid mistake with the drag too tight and the hook pulled, not too bad because not too many fish came out. :-)
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Post by: L Hooker on July 21, 2014, 10:36:24 am
Well done guys some nice fish there!
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Post by: AQUAFAN on July 25, 2014, 06:40:04 pm
Anyone fishing this weekend?
I'm hoping to launch on Sun if the weather holds and try for some bek or dagas before it gets bright and then maybe make a turn around the shallows for a snoek or two!
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Post by: CLS on July 27, 2014, 06:31:22 pm
Anyone fish the weekend ??? Aqua you have any luck?
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Post by: AQUAFAN on July 28, 2014, 04:10:43 am
Gave it a miss on account of the weather!
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Post by: Shaun17 on July 28, 2014, 05:40:25 am
Saturday looked like a Pearler from that link that Toppie posted. Will hopefully will be on the water this weekend, catching fish will be a bonus  :rck"
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Post by: Gords on July 28, 2014, 07:16:36 am
Hi Guys
Try this link , it was spot on for the last week.
http://www.tide-forecast.com/locations/Durban-South-Africa/forecasts/latest (http://www.tide-forecast.com/locations/Durban-South-Africa/forecasts/latest)
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Post by: Shaun17 on August 01, 2014, 06:29:14 am
Anyone fishing this weekend? Hoping to get the boys on the water but weather not looking too great...
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Post by: CLS on August 01, 2014, 06:56:04 am
Anyone fishing this weekend? Hoping to get the boys on the water but weather not looking too great...
Hi Shaun.
Unfortunately not, tomorrow out weather wise and Sunday FFF and myself doing our night rating course, good luck if you go.
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Post by: AQUAFAN on August 01, 2014, 03:37:21 pm
I'm going to be land bound as well - weather and soccer match!

Good luck Chris and FFF! Will be good to have some company at night dodging the whales :rotfl
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Post by: AQUAFAN on August 03, 2014, 05:53:11 pm
Did anyone launch this weekend? Shaun...any luck?

Chris / FFF  how did the night rating go?
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Post by: Shaun17 on August 03, 2014, 05:55:46 pm
Haven't fished yet... Hoping to hit the water in the next couple of days. Packed and prepped the boat today...
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Post by: CLS on August 03, 2014, 08:11:49 pm
Did anyone launch this weekend? Shaun...any luck?

Chris / FFF  how did the night rating go?
Went well thanks, bit of a shock to the brain, need to bo my medical and get my logbook signed , wohefully this week,then it will be submitted.
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Post by: Bwana on August 08, 2014, 11:55:10 am
Headed out yesterday off Shelly to target some garrick. Sea was flat as a pancake and no wind, water temp 20,4deg in the middle of winter! Livebait was scarce we only managed one mackerel, two mozzies and a load of small pinkies. We worked the Sandspit area for an hour and a half with livebait but no pulls on the baits or plugs. The SW pulled in early and was already blowing 10 knots at 10.30am so we upped lines and ran out to a deeper mark where the guys have been getting some nice 'bek and a few yellowtail the past week. On arrival there was only one boat there, they had been fishing for tail and bek with bait all morning with no joy, and it was a bit of a shock for them as we dropped our jigs on our first drift next to them and went straight on with a double up of AJ's! What followed was non stop action with tropical yellowtail and greater ambers slamming our jigs. Within the first hour we had 5 fish between 4-6kg, before I got absolutely slammed on a new drift. The fish pulled hard against my Stella's drag and nearly reefed me a couple of times, these 'tail box hard and eventually we gaffed a lovely yellowtail of around 13kg. Our next drop was a double up and Kurt got smashed into the reef by another big 'tail. I nearly got my fish to the boat when the fight changed gears as a 200kg Zambo picked up my amber and ran off with it. I locked up the Stella's drag and pulled hard back and eventually he let go - the fish came back looking like it had been through a cheese grater! He even swam up to the boat to wait for us to drop the mangled fish overboard! Unfortunately the SW picked up quickly to 20 knots and blew us off the water by 1.30. It was a great morning's jigging, getting arms stretched and feeling the deep burn again!


1) Nice 'tail on the jig
2) Kurt getting reefed
3) The remains of shark lunch


Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: John F on August 08, 2014, 11:58:46 am
Nice report Mark!

 (clap)
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Post by: Prego on August 08, 2014, 12:16:52 pm
Fantastic stuff Mark well done
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Post by: REEFMAN on August 08, 2014, 12:24:00 pm
Nice Yellowtail!  (clap)
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Post by: Prego on August 08, 2014, 12:26:52 pm
Nice Yellowtail!  (clap)

With your old 10K if I'm not mistaken  w;k
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Post by: Happy Dog on August 08, 2014, 01:52:34 pm
Nice
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Post by: CLS on August 08, 2014, 01:57:10 pm
Nice fish well done.
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Post by: REEFMAN on August 08, 2014, 02:43:23 pm
Nice Yellowtail!  (clap)

With your old 10K if I'm not mistaken  w;k
Really!? Shew that reel has caught some beasties in it's time! Must have some good juju!
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Shaun17 on August 08, 2014, 04:37:49 pm
Lekker report Mark, well done!!  :envy
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Bwana on August 09, 2014, 09:23:25 am
Thanks guys, it was one of those sessions that don't come along often! Deep burn and stretched arms!


Nice Yellowtail!  (clap)

With your old 10K if I'm not mistaken  w;k
Really!? Shew that reel has caught some beasties in it's time! Must have some good juju!


Quite correct boys! It's Reefz lucky 10K that's stayed in the UA family  :-)
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Quin83 on August 09, 2014, 10:16:24 pm
Well done on the fish gents.. Love the eating quality of the Tail
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: L Hooker on August 11, 2014, 08:16:42 am
Well done on some great catches,  :envy sitting in my office.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on August 11, 2014, 09:00:09 am
Anyone have any luck on the weekend ?? I didn't launch.
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Post by: AQUAFAN on August 11, 2014, 10:57:35 am
Me neither - and won't be launching this coming weekend either - off to Cape Vidal on Fri for the annual Dads n Lads trip!
See that the price of geelbek has dropped drastically at the shops - I'm assuming they must be plentiful - need to do an evening trip soon!
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Post by: CLS on August 11, 2014, 11:22:20 am
Me neither - and won't be launching this coming weekend either - off to Cape Vidal on Fri for the annual Dads n Lads trip!
See that the price of geelbek has dropped drastically at the shops - I'm assuming they must be plentiful - need to do an evening trip soon!
Wont be long then I will be joining you on an evening trip. I hear the commercials are raping the seas again. Really sad indeed.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on August 11, 2014, 11:48:33 am
Me neither - and won't be launching this coming weekend either - off to Cape Vidal on Fri for the annual Dads n Lads trip!
See that the price of geelbek has dropped drastically at the shops - I'm assuming they must be plentiful - need to do an evening trip soon!
Wont be long then I will be joining you on an evening trip. I hear the commercials are raping the seas again. Really sad indeed.

Yep really sad, saw a pic posted on FB a commercial with at least 60 bek!!!
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Shaun17 on August 11, 2014, 12:18:48 pm
Firstly... Buoyweather, Guru,  swr <:


Decided to take the lighties out for an afternoon session yesterday for a bit of bottom fishing. By the time we got to tollgate bridge on the N3 could see that the wind was pumping a lot harder than predicted and even more so when we got down to the club.


Launched anyways and went around the corner to get some livies and filled up sharp sharp with mackies. We abandoned our plans to head south and headed off to the barge where the sea wasn't much better. Birds were going wild and dolphins feeling so we de-rigged a bottom trace to make a livebait trace (only bottom gear on the boat) and were soon vas into some small YFT. Tried letting them run but got taxed each time but think by the dolphins as our traces were untouched.


Also ended hooking a bird which we boated and managed to unhook and safely release. Kids weren't too impressed... After losing 4 YFT we switched to bottoms and the kids had good fun with the shad until the runny noses started!!


Good day out with the boys nonetheless... Probably won't fish again until October  :-(
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Umpa Lumpa on August 11, 2014, 12:43:31 pm
Pity Shaun, eeish yep those weather okes need a kick in the crown jewels.

Did you see the thread, guy from Boksburg selling collector reels you might be interested in.
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Post by: AQUAFAN on August 11, 2014, 02:20:27 pm
At least there was some action Shaun.
Look forward to it Chris!
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on August 15, 2014, 06:53:20 am
Anyone launching tomorrow ?? if so will see you on the water.  :fshn:
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on August 15, 2014, 08:13:39 am
Anyone launching tomorrow ?? if so will see you on the water.  :fshn:

3 x F and myself will give it a bash tomorrow.
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Post by: dugong on August 15, 2014, 08:21:51 am
Sea is beaut this morning!!
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Post by: CLS on August 15, 2014, 08:31:56 am
Going to look for a Garrick at one of my secret spots  :hnthnt: so hope the water stays flat.
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Post by: dugong on August 15, 2014, 08:34:54 am
The one thats 30kms up the coast :crzy :nuts: :hnthnt:
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Post by: Happy Dog on August 15, 2014, 08:34:00 pm
Tight lines oompa and denzil.
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Post by: Shaun17 on August 16, 2014, 03:30:53 am
Tight lines chaps,  :envy
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Post by: Shaun17 on August 17, 2014, 06:34:41 pm
How did you boys go this weekend?
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Post by: CLS on August 17, 2014, 06:50:44 pm
Met up with FFF and Big D at the club yesterday, I launched (will be the last time I have to wait for first light) with Chris E and Fluffer, got live bait and went for Garrick at Umgeni mouth, sea was flat with an odd big swell coming through , put out live baits and started trolling, I told the guys I would skipper and not fish as need to be awake, I said they must throw spoons into the back line to try attract the Garrick to the baits, as we got into the back line a shoal of snoek came past at least 50 or more so I decided to change tactics and pulled in the baits changed spoons and targeted them, Fluffer lost one at the boat (pulling too hard) then got one out, then they disappeared , we got a few salad fish and wolf herring. we then tried again for Garrick but the tide had turned and the swell picked up so we headed out to the bait spots for a tunny. Had one run but it dropped the bait, called it a day and headed back to the club for a few cold ones with the rest of the lads. Was good to be out on the water after a few weeks.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on August 17, 2014, 07:54:01 pm
We had more less same day out as Chris


Met up at the club with Chris, Chris E, DBN Hooker and Fritz, also loaded live bait, headed to umgeni and tried for Garrick, nothing biting so put out Rattlers and trolled for Tunny, after a hour or three tried for bottoms, day out was tough, managed a nice Englishmen and 1 soldier but nothing else. When we trawled past No.1 looked like a taxi rank with about 16 boats n the area, called it quits at 12h00 headed to bases for a few cold ones.



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Post by: CLS on August 18, 2014, 01:54:14 pm
Was testing the Amia 7 foot on the boat on Saturday, (can throw those small Iron Candies a mile) very nice action but only managed some small shad and wolf herring.
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Post by: REEFMAN on August 26, 2014, 08:01:02 am
Things slow in Durbs?? This thread is very quiet...  :dunno:
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Post by: Shaun17 on August 26, 2014, 08:04:37 am
Things slow in Durbs?? This thread is very quiet...  :dunno:
Think the sea has been on its head Reefz, Scouse only saw water twice when i was home!!
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on August 26, 2014, 08:11:55 am
Sea is on its head, two weeks of SW busting daily, 3.5 to 4.5m swells,, strong currents. Water temp is  also down to 17degrees so the one day that was  fishable last week guys who ventured out caught nadda,  this weekend not looking good either. We have to replace seals and gaskets on our motors as their is an oil leaak needs to be repaired before we overheat and  buurn the motor out.
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Post by: CLS on August 26, 2014, 09:05:02 am
 Its that time of the year. The DSBC is holding its first monthly mug this Saturday which unfortunately looks like it wont happen due to the weather.
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Post by: dugong on August 26, 2014, 09:16:43 am
Yip, I've always called this 'prop polishing time'  :beer: :beer: :beer: :frid :crzy
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Post by: Happy Dog on August 26, 2014, 01:26:43 pm
Weather terrible. Also lost a lot of the guys that posted here either banned or resigned.
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Post by: CLS on August 26, 2014, 02:01:05 pm
Weather terrible. Also lost a lot of the guys that posted here either banned or resigned.
:corrct:
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Post by: Prego on August 26, 2014, 02:05:18 pm
Weather terrible. Also lost a lot of the guys that posted here either banned or resigned.


Oooooh you need a wheel barrow for that big lip?!   :crzy
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Post by: Happy Dog on August 26, 2014, 05:05:47 pm
No fat lip at all.
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Post by: shagnrelease on August 27, 2014, 07:17:19 am
Weather terrible. Also lost a lot of the guys that posted here either banned or resigned.
Really? Why does this keep coming up....It be getting old yo!
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Post by: CLS on August 27, 2014, 07:44:28 am
Weather terrible. Also lost a lot of the guys that posted here either banned or resigned.
Really? Why does this keep coming up....It be getting old yo!
Shag its a reply to a question from Reefs, and the fact, is he not allowed to comment ?????. Please don't start this BS again its not required. <:
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Post by: maganything on August 27, 2014, 07:47:12 am
 
no time to fish from my side, and when i am able to launch the sea is Sh1t!
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on August 27, 2014, 07:47:30 am
Weather terrible. Also lost a lot of the guys that posted here either banned or resigned.
Really? Why does this keep coming up....It be getting old yo!
Shag its a reply to a question from Reefs, and the fact, is he not allowed to comment ?????. Please don't start this BS again its not required. <:
:corrct:
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Post by: shagnrelease on August 27, 2014, 07:49:39 am
Weather terrible. Also lost a lot of the guys that posted here either banned or resigned.
Really? Why does this keep coming up....It be getting old yo!
is he not allowed to comment ?????
As am I, had jack to do with Reefz question? Non fishing related just came across as a sulky whine.....but your right, let's not go down here, let's keep it fishing, as it had been prior too....
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on August 27, 2014, 08:17:15 am

no time to fish from my side, and when i am able to launch the sea is Sh1t!

Mags being wondering where you been, well you getting buckled in October your fishing is now totally "£$%^&*( :crzy

Yeah big pity that the KZN thread has wittled down to a select few when they post something or none at all.

Weather this weekend is poked so more time for maintenance and rugga.
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Post by: shagnrelease on August 27, 2014, 08:24:57 am
Things will get busy soon......
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Post by: Shaun17 on August 27, 2014, 08:29:48 am

no time to fish from my side, and when i am able to launch the sea is Sh1t!

Mags being wondering where you been, well you getting buckled in October your fishing is now totally "£$%^&*( :crzy

Yeah big pity that the KZN thread has wittled down to a select few when they post something or none at all.

Weather this weekend is poked so more time for maintenance and rugga.
If the weather carries on this way we'll be running some seriously well oiled machines!!!
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Post by: REEFMAN on August 27, 2014, 08:33:38 am
Now you okes know what it's like to be a landlocked lubber....
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Post by: Shaun17 on August 27, 2014, 02:51:46 pm
Confirmed - DSBC Monthly Mug cancelled due to weather.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on August 27, 2014, 07:08:07 pm
Confirmed - DSBC Monthly Mug cancelled due to weather.


 :-( some really nasty weather rolling in
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Post by: Toppie on August 27, 2014, 07:39:51 pm
Umpa, sorry must have brought it on you. Coming down to Debbin on Friday and back on Monday. When I go to the sea the weather turns miserable. Was hoping to fish with someone over the weekend now just focus to get business done.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on August 27, 2014, 08:22:30 pm
Umpa, sorry must have brought it on you. Coming down to Debbin on Friday and back on Monday. When I go to the sea the weather turns miserable. Was hoping to fish with someone over the weekend now just focus to get business done.


Yes all your fault  (bat


LOL  :hehe: unfortunately we have no control over Neptune and the weather gods, on plus side, we get to save fuel money  w;k
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on August 27, 2014, 08:27:50 pm
Tuesday looks like a gap
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Post by: iNdlovu on August 27, 2014, 08:38:40 pm
Don't you have to work? :crzy :hehe:
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Post by: Toppie on August 28, 2014, 12:29:08 pm
Umkomaas conditions already unpleasant, reported yesterday waves of 8-10ft at the mouth.

Here one of Feral's Dive Ducks (2 x 140 Suzi's) one of only two that felt comfortable to go out, launches through the mouth:

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Post by: John F on August 28, 2014, 03:08:45 pm
Umkomaas conditions already unpleasant, reported yesterday waves of 8-10ft at the mouth.

Here one of Feral's Dive Ducks (2 x 140 Suzi's) one of only two that felt comfortable to go out, launches through the mouth:

Thanks for the pics Clive!

Eish... gotta organize some diving... been a few months since my last dive!
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Post by: Plugger on August 28, 2014, 06:20:43 pm
That launch doesnt look too "comfortable" to me.
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Post by: dodger on August 28, 2014, 06:24:17 pm
it's a commercially viable launch, but the skippers have got to be really top of the class to handle that sort of a sea
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Post by: Hammer on August 29, 2014, 10:42:31 am
Good morning Gents, I need a bit of expert advice and local knowledge.
I need to fetch my boat down in DBN next weekend and NEED to test the new motors and WET a line.
Different sites forecast different things.
Now the thing is, what do you chaps think the weather will be like ? :dunno:
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Post by: L Hooker on August 29, 2014, 11:59:58 am
Good morning Gents, I need a bit of expert advice and local knowledge.
I need to fetch my boat down in DBN next weekend and NEED to test the new motors and WET a line.
Different sites forecast different things.
Now the thing is, what do you chaps think the weather will be like ? :dunno:
Hammer i'm leaving for Durban on Wed leaving Sun, also going to collect the boat. Staying in Salt Rock, where would be the best place to launch boat?
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Post by: L Hooker on August 29, 2014, 12:04:05 pm
Guys is there a slip I can launch from in the harbour (Want to take wife & kids along)? If so please can someone provide details, directions, whats needed besides  normal COF, skippers etc.etc also whats the procedure etc for entering and exiting harbour mouth? Planning on launching 2 days, 2nd launch without wife & kids if weather is ok might try go catch something. Where would you guys go fishing and what would you target? Any help will be appreciated.
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Post by: L Hooker on August 29, 2014, 12:05:48 pm
Would be nice to meet up Hammer if we can and also perhaps meet some of the Durban guys?
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Post by: Hammer on August 29, 2014, 12:20:47 pm
Hi LH, launch from DSBC, very easy and sheltered launch. The wife and kids can sit on the boat with you when the tractor puts you in. When you get back and beach, you and the wife and kids can have a nice chow at the club. You need to have a harbour disc to launch in the harbour.
It will be cool to get together, go for a fish and pretend we know what we are doing hahaha  :hyst:
I am sure a couple of the DBN boys will be around.
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Post by: L Hooker on August 29, 2014, 12:42:18 pm
Hi LH, launch from DSBC, very easy and sheltered launch. The wife and kids can sit on the boat with you when the tractor puts you in. When you get back and beach, you and the wife and kids can have a nice chow at the club. You need to have a harbour disc to launch in the harbour.
It will be cool to get together, go for a fish and pretend we know what we are doing hahaha  :hyst:
I am sure a couple of the DBN boys will be around.
Ok great sounds good where is DSBC ? LOL quite right :hehe:  , don't want to bring down 2 tons of fishing kit so hopefully we can get a heads up in terms of what to target? I suppose the bottoms are always there however must admit with the wife & kids would prefer some trawling as they might go a bit  :cnfzd bottom fishing?
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on August 29, 2014, 12:44:06 pm
Bit to early to llok at next weeks weather so far looks shite, we normally decide by  Friday if the weekend is a go or not. Would agree that different sites have different forecast, confusing if you ask me. Think the oke at Guru is also a fisherman and when he wants to fish he updates the site to really nasty weather and keeps everyone shore bound, then on the day its perfect and has the ocean to himself, therre has been some days turned out a pearler but weather sites showed different.

You need your pink ticket for the harbour, but if SW is blowing, apparently it comes straight up the channel and harbour can also be very bumpy, would agree with Hammer arrange with the club to launch from their as a visitor, think the tractor fees arre R300 for visitors for launching and trailering, and some marks not far if you taking wife and kids. Hopefully with the big cold front coming through this weekend it brings warmer water as water temps are sitting at  17/18 degrees surface and 14/15 on bottom and fish  have gone into hiding, been three weeks now shorebound so betters wether must roll in... If weather starts looking good you will find us down there.
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Post by: L Hooker on August 29, 2014, 01:00:51 pm
Bit to early to llok at next weeks weather so far looks shite, we normally decide by  Friday if the weekend is a go or not. Would agree that different sites have different forecast, confusing if you ask me. Think the oke at Guru is also a fisherman and when he wants to fish he updates the site to really nasty weather and keeps everyone shore bound, then on the day its perfect and has the ocean to himself, therre has been some days turned out a pearler but weather sites showed different.

You need your pink ticket for the harbour, but if SW is blowing, apparently it comes straight up the channel and harbour can also be very bumpy, would agree with Hammer arrange with the club to launch from their as a visitor, think the tractor fees arre R300 for visitors for launching and trailering, and some marks not far if you taking wife and kids. Hopefully with the big cold front coming through this weekend it brings warmer water as water temps are sitting at  17/18 degrees surface and 14/15 on bottom and fish  have gone into hiding, been three weeks now shorebound so betters wether must roll in... If weather starts looking good you will find us down there.
Ok hope we get some good weather as i'm gonna be launching either way need to test boat and make sure all is ok , if anyone can share some marks that would be really great. Hope to see you guys down there! :rck"
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Post by: FFF on August 29, 2014, 01:17:31 pm
Think that sat and sunday should be fair, but as Umpa Lumpa said, the weather report changes every time you look.
 
L Hooker if you taking your family out, go to the bait marks either the Barge or cassions. There are a lot of shad around and they should have fun.
If you put out a live bait you could pick up a nice Tuna.
 
Think Umpa Lumpa and myself should be out so keep an eye out for us.
Boat is Strike Craft.
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Post by: CLS on August 29, 2014, 01:27:07 pm
I fly out to Malawi (business) Sunday and return the following Saturday so will be out for me, good luck to those who get a gap. :cnfzd
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: L Hooker on August 29, 2014, 01:31:28 pm
Think that sat and sunday should be fair, but as Umpa Lumpa said, the weather report changes every time you look.
 
L Hooker if you taking your family out, go to the bait marks either the Barge or cassions. There are a lot of shad around and they should have fun.
If you put out a live bait you could pick up a nice Tuna.
 
Think Umpa Lumpa and myself should be out so keep an eye out for us.
Boat is Strike Craft.
Excellent thanks bud will do!
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Hammer on August 29, 2014, 01:39:36 pm
Thanks Umpa and FFF, It would be good to see you boys again. we can all have a juice with LH.
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Post by: FFF on August 29, 2014, 01:41:50 pm
Thanks Umpa and FFF, It would be good to see you boys again. we can all have a juice with LH.

Think i shall have a   :beer: :beer: :beer: . So keep your fingers crossed the weather is good.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: dugong on August 29, 2014, 02:47:31 pm
Sorry to say but there will be no fishing tomorrow.................Sunday maybe and thats a big MAYBE................your best bet will be the bay and even there its gonna be shite :-(  rather take the family for a chow and a few :beer: :beer: :beer:
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: FFF on August 29, 2014, 02:55:41 pm
Sorry to say but there will be no fishing tomorrow.................Sunday maybe and thats a big MAYBE................your best bet will be the bay and even there its gonna be shite :-(  rather take the family for a chow and a few :beer: :beer: :beer:

Yipe no fishing this weekend. Hammer and L Hooker are coming next weekend.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: dugong on August 29, 2014, 03:02:29 pm
aaarrr.........me not read good  :hehe:
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on August 29, 2014, 04:21:49 pm
aaarrr.........me not read good  :hehe:

Already into the frosties bugger  :beer: :beer:
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Hammer on September 05, 2014, 10:06:20 am
Hi Guys, who is fishing this weekend ?  :dunno:
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: alfu on September 05, 2014, 10:15:23 am
Water was not looking good this morning. Very choppy. Windguru look promising but with current water conditions I think I am going to sleep late. Let us know how it went if you decide to go. Best option is to make a final call tonight.   
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Umpa Lumpa on September 05, 2014, 10:33:02 am
We out, have some small issue on starboard motor to sort, don't want to cause long term costly damage. Agree with Alfu sea looks lumpy and with the poison wind blowing fishing might be  tough. Early morings might have  a  2hr gap but think it will be bumpy. I have a double birthday  celebration mixed with Bok (we gonna get whipped) and Sharks game on the go, i am out.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: FFF on September 05, 2014, 10:42:31 am
Hi Guys, who is fishing this weekend ?  :dunno:

As umpa Lumpa said we got to fix the motor first so out this weekend.
If you do launch let me know shall come down to the club and say howzit over a :beer:  or 2.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Toppie on September 05, 2014, 11:05:07 am
Was in Durban last weekend and some of the nastiest wind and conditions I've seen.

Had a peek at my own Guru and Waif Finder and see the white horses in the bay have not died down completely yet. Maybe a small window very early in the morning.

Waif finder and Zulu guru: http://www.bluewatershotel.co.za/live-beach-cam.html (http://www.bluewatershotel.co.za/live-beach-cam.html)

Presently doesn't look good, don't hold your breath.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Hammer on September 05, 2014, 11:11:37 am
I'm collecting my boat tomorrow morning and may put her in for a spin, I have to test the new motors. Sunday is looking good.
I'll give you a heads up FFF, L Hooker will also be there tomorrow.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: dugong on September 05, 2014, 01:54:17 pm
3 days of solid 20kt+ NE has left the sea horrid!! Sunday should be ok, at least if the SW pumps you can stay in the bay all the way up to Snake Park.
I'm polishing props!!
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on September 07, 2014, 07:33:31 pm
Anyone launch the weekend???, I been away in Malawi and only got back yesterday evening. Mike how the boat test go???
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Bwana on September 08, 2014, 08:26:44 am
A couple of boats launched off Shelly yesterday, sea was flat but the wind came through strong around mid day. A few small yellowtail came out at Sheppie Brick as well as two nice GT's one of 15kg and a beauty of 20kg both on jig. Some tuna around Protea Banks in the 10-15kg range. Going to watch the weather for the coming weekend and try get me one of thise Geets!
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Umpa Lumpa on September 08, 2014, 09:05:11 am
Lets see how Guru jumps around this week, weekend weather looking promising for now!!!
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Stranga on September 08, 2014, 10:10:57 am
went out on sunday AM, hit lugs early and was on within 5 min to a nice snoek of 4 odd kgs...saw a couple bends and then it got very quite...

Went to barge, very dead and then back to lugs for garrick...almost got taken by one of those blue lagoon freak waves so called it a day at like 10...

great to have a fish braai again..been too long....

Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Shaun17 on September 08, 2014, 10:23:54 am
A couple of boats launched off Shelly yesterday, sea was flat but the wind came through strong around mid day. A few small yellowtail came out at Sheppie Brick as well as two nice GT's one of 15kg and a beauty of 20kg both on jig. Some tuna around Protea Banks in the 10-15kg range. Going to watch the weather for the coming weekend and try get me one of thise Geets!
Good to hear Mark, looking forward to the report bud!!
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: deepblu on September 08, 2014, 02:25:44 pm
Hammer did you wet the new motors ?
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on September 08, 2014, 03:12:07 pm
went out on sunday AM, hit lugs early and was on within 5 min to a nice snoek of 4 odd kgs...saw a couple bends and then it got very quite...

Went to barge, very dead and then back to lugs for garrick...almost got taken by one of those blue lagoon freak waves so called it a day at like 10...

great to have a fish braai again..been too long....
Well done on the snoek am glad to hear they around, got myself some new snoek slayers I need to try  w;k. I know those Lugs freak waves they bad news.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Hammer on September 08, 2014, 08:47:15 pm
Hi guys and Chris and Ed, I did wet the engines but there were problems with the wiring, which will be sorted out this week. I left the boat in Durbs, in other words it was not a good weekend. :-(
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on September 08, 2014, 08:57:43 pm
Hi guys and Chris and Ed, I did wet the engines but there were problems with the wiring, which will be sorted out this week. I left the boat in Durbs, in other words it was not a good weekend. :-(
that's not good, will you be back this weekend?
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Hammer on September 08, 2014, 09:00:23 pm
Not sure I can make it this weekend, to much on the go. Maybe next weekend, I'll keep you posted.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Umpa Lumpa on September 08, 2014, 09:16:41 pm
Not sure I can make it this weekend, to much on the go. Maybe next weekend, I'll keep you posted.


Unlucky there Mike, hope it gets sorted.

Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Hammer on September 08, 2014, 09:19:24 pm
Thanks buddy, did you chat to FFF  :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst:
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Umpa Lumpa on September 08, 2014, 09:54:48 pm
He mentioned you had motor issues, and one two other issues, but you guys got it sorted.  :-)
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: FFF on September 09, 2014, 07:48:12 am
Hi guys and Chris and Ed, I did wet the engines but there were problems with the wiring, which will be sorted out this week. I left the boat in Durbs, in other words it was not a good weekend. :-(

Went through a road block yesterday in Maydon Wharf and saw your boat. They had been pulled over. So was wondering.
Anyway hope they get the problems sorted out for you.
Now you have an excuse to come fishing again, hopefully the weather will be better.
 
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Hammer on September 09, 2014, 08:21:17 am
 :hehe:  :hehe:Morning Ant, they told me. They got a fine because there was no number plate on the trailer.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: dugong on September 09, 2014, 09:16:23 am
It was good to meet you on the beach Mike (and put a face to the name)..........lekka setup you got there, hope you get the motors sorted - summers coming!! :-)
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on September 12, 2014, 01:57:18 pm
Anyone launching Sunday ?? I will make the call tomorrow.  :fshn:
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: alfu on September 12, 2014, 02:12:03 pm
CLS - will do the same and make a call Sat evening. I do not trust guru lately. Will be great to go out. Not very positive for good fishing but going out is all that matters.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: dugong on September 12, 2014, 03:44:21 pm
Anyone launching Sunday ?? I will make the call tomorrow.  :fshn:

Going to try and do a bit of whale watching on Sunday............and a bit of fishing of course :hnthnt:  need to get out for a while......been battling with this  swr flu for about 3 weeks now!!
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Happy Dog on September 13, 2014, 06:35:47 am
Know how you feel had it for the last week. Been man down for three days now. Might take my boat to Inanda just to run the motors tomorrow . Will do them some good to get fress water through them, instead of running then on a hose pipe. If any issues get sorted by time warm water gets here. Not normally anything wrong with Yamaha 40's.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Shaun17 on September 13, 2014, 08:12:47 am
Tight lines for those fishing or watching whales  :envy 
 
Just 4 more weekends!!
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Seventenths on September 13, 2014, 08:18:30 am
Tight lines for those fishing or watching whales  :envy 
 
Just 4 more weekends!!
:hnthnt: Me too... working as expat has it's draw backs.....
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on September 13, 2014, 08:40:16 am
At the club now and there is a whale playing around Limestone
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: cyclone 123 on September 14, 2014, 12:25:39 pm
Got some snoek of St lucia today I blanked but the laaities got some on flick stick
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Shaun17 on September 14, 2014, 12:59:45 pm
Nicely done Cyclone, some proper Snoek that.  (clap)

How did the Durban boys go this weekend?
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on September 14, 2014, 01:47:05 pm
 Nice fish well done, I didn't launch and did some much need gardening , waiting to hear if the crotch rockets caught  :dunno:
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Peter Gordon on September 14, 2014, 02:04:39 pm
Lekker George, Divan showing you up there Boet
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Steenie on September 14, 2014, 06:30:24 pm
Nice snoek! Lets hope they start to come down towards Durban as well!
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: dugong on September 15, 2014, 08:00:17 am
Solid snoek there, well done. We launched at 10 and took a mates 9year old son for a ride, pulled raps from the turning bouy to the caissons where we stopped and had great fun with the shad - there are millions about at the moment - the lightie also got a very nice soldier for the pan.
Pulled small raps along the backline back to Suncoast but just  :shd:  :shd:  :shd:   :shd:  :shd:  Great day on the water - roll on summer :-)
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Bwana on September 15, 2014, 08:54:21 am
Sunday was an absolute weather gift! Flat seas and no wind so we made the most of it. Our search for livebait drew a blank and we opted to rather get to the reefs early and avoid the taxi rank. We got to Sheppy and sounded around till we found a fair showing near the bottom. Sean's first down with bait yielded a massive red (not sure species) and my first down on jig was an on-off. We reset the drift and Sean managed a lekker Captain Fine (+/-3kg) and I got a small amber on jig. In short time 3 other boats puled in and messed the drift up and split the shoal so we moved to another spot. Some more nice bottoms for the guys fishing bait and two tuna for Clint and I on jig (released - a bit on the small side). Our next move was to a deep ledge in 65m of water where we had an absolute cracker of a session. We got 5 ambers in just over an hour - one on bait and the rest on jig. Was great to see Piet get railed on the bait rod with his first amber ever - a respectable fish around the 8kg mark. I got 4 beauties with the biggest going 10kg. We also got reefed twice by big yellowtail - couldn't stop the charge even on full drag. The afternoon session was capped off with a free swimming striped marlin buzzing the boat for around 4 minutes while chaos erupted on deck as we threw everything we had at it! A few chases of the lures and stick bait but no hookup (just as well - we only had grinders with 50lb braid it would've been interesting to say the least!). A great day on the water with good mates.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: L Hooker on September 15, 2014, 09:14:41 am
Congrats on some great fish, Amber is still on my bucket list of species i'd like to catch.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Chigger on September 15, 2014, 09:33:21 am
Looks like a great day out - some very nice fish Bwana :rck"
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: L Hooker on September 15, 2014, 12:36:53 pm
Have to go back to Durban this week, planning to launch and test on Sat at DSBC hope to meet some of you guys there!
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Happy Dog on September 15, 2014, 12:41:21 pm
Looking at the weather could be interesting test conditions. Will definitely put her through her paces.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: maganything on September 15, 2014, 01:51:21 pm
 
awesome fish there bwana.
 
Dying for the christmas break so i can head back down the south coast and spend a week or two fishing there!
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: REEFMAN on September 15, 2014, 01:55:21 pm
Well done Mark!  :udman:
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: MichaelK on September 15, 2014, 02:03:58 pm
I've got pieter on facebook, he posted that he caught this 31kg GT and 17 kg Muscle cracker off Durban whilst bottom fishing last weekend. GT safely released
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: REEFMAN on September 15, 2014, 02:14:52 pm
Wow, some awesome fish there!! Brilliant stuff!
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: John F on September 15, 2014, 02:21:33 pm
GT safely released

Eish... poor GT!  :shk
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: L Hooker on September 15, 2014, 02:45:36 pm
 (clap) some great catches
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Charles on September 15, 2014, 03:14:11 pm
GT safely released

Eish... poor GT!  :shk

 :corrct:  :shk
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Prego on September 15, 2014, 03:21:23 pm
Good fishing Bwana  (clap)


Nice Geet  and cracker
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: dugong on September 15, 2014, 03:21:41 pm
I've got pieter on facebook, he posted that he caught this 31kg GT and 17 kg Muscle cracker off Durban whilst bottom fishing last weekend. GT safely released

Was that cracker not caught yesterday, I saw a similar sized one at the club yesterday??
I also heard that a 50kg YFT was boated very deep(50kms) off Durban yesterday??
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: MichaelK on September 15, 2014, 03:25:43 pm
Yes it was caught yesterday, its the same chap that won the DSBC comp this year. He belongs to fynnlands angling club and has many trophy fish under his belt. Checking his facebook page makes me super jealous
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Post by: dugong on September 15, 2014, 03:30:14 pm
Perseverance and time on the water and you get results, some guys get lots of time to fish.......not me :-( :-)
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Hammer on September 15, 2014, 03:41:10 pm
Fantastic catches Gents  (clap) well done.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Bwana on September 15, 2014, 03:56:08 pm
@George - nice snoek there bud, nice to see them making an appearance up north, good to catch them on the light stuff


GT safely released

Eish... poor GT!  :shk


Awesome GT a real bus! That is a trophy fish anywhere you go. Pity about the hands in the gills though hope it was ok.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Umpa Lumpa on September 15, 2014, 05:06:45 pm
Letter report Mark, some nice fish there.

Bus G T and nice cracker too!!!
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: cyclone 123 on September 15, 2014, 07:21:34 pm
@George - nice snoek there bud, nice to see them making an appearance up north, good to catch them on the light stuff

GT safely released

Eish... poor GT!  :shk Thanks Mark, jip we are lucky, but seriously im green with envy over that amber....lol


Awesome GT a real bus! That is a trophy fish anywhere you go. Pity about the hands in the gills though hope it was ok.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: cyclone 123 on September 15, 2014, 07:25:04 pm
Sorry chaps made a  :blush: anyways we where lucky with a few nice size snoek Mark, but in green with envy over that Amber
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Andre Laas on September 15, 2014, 09:41:02 pm
Some awesome fish came out on Sunday.... was nice to see so many boats on the water again! Hoping for a bumper summer season!


That GT and Poensie are remarkable catches.. saw them when they weighed them at Fynnlands yesterday.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: John F on September 16, 2014, 02:17:14 am

That GT and Poensie are remarkable catches.. saw them when they weighed them at Fynnlands yesterday.

So the GT was safely released into the hatch? :hyst:
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Shaun17 on September 16, 2014, 02:23:25 am
Geez Mark, nicely done bud!! Reckon you need to plug in a couple days leave late next month so we can have a crack at the jigging again...   
 
All in all looks like a good weekend off the KZN coast, good to see...
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: MichaelK on September 16, 2014, 07:46:01 am

That GT and Poensie are remarkable catches.. saw them when they weighed them at Fynnlands yesterday.

So the GT was safely released into the hatch? :hyst:


His facebook posting indicated that he had released it
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: John F on September 16, 2014, 07:53:19 am
Ah ok...

FYI, I don't have man periods... I say it, as I see it.

It was a simple tongue-in-cheek observation.

Glad you edited your post.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Bwana on September 17, 2014, 09:14:24 am
Geez Mark, nicely done bud!! Reckon you need to plug in a couple days leave late next month so we can have a crack at the jigging again...   
 
All in all looks like a good weekend off the KZN coast, good to see...


It's the right time of year for it now. We went again yesterday to find some bigger ones but the current was screaming (2+ knots) so it was difficult to get down with the jigs eventually we needed 300g and 400g jigs to have a shot at reaching the bottom. We got 3 big bonnies and then eventually found the right showing and got 2 big hits, Kurt held on to his second one and managed this beauty around the 15kg mark:

Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: dugong on September 17, 2014, 09:50:00 am
Nice fish!! What structure are you fishing for them Mark??
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Bwana on September 17, 2014, 10:08:51 am
We generally look for them on bumps and ledges in water depths from 50-90m, generally areas where guys fish for bek and cracker and yellowtail. They move around a lot and don't like strong current so on a day when the current is slack it's worth a shot....
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: dugong on September 17, 2014, 01:32:29 pm
So its basically the same at the tropicals we get in Inhambane, just a lot shallower - 20-30m, sometimes they are so thick it looks like bait on the sounder and they take whipped spoons 5-10m from the boat.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Bwana on September 17, 2014, 01:38:50 pm
So its basically the same at the tropicals we get in Inhambane, just a lot shallower - 20-30m, sometimes they are so thick it looks like bait on the sounder and they take whipped spoons 5-10m from the boat.


Exactly the same, we got those same smaller model tropicals here on protea banks, they are wild and great fun on light tackle!
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: L Hooker on September 17, 2014, 02:31:36 pm
Awesome catch Mark, recon you need to change your name to "Amber" :-) .
Guys quick one im coming down to Dbn to get a few things sorted on my boat at Dave. Plan to launch from DSBC on Sat morning. My question is what are you guys targeting at the moment and what would be a good plan of action to try get some fish in the hatch?? Go to containers and get some livebait, then out to Umhlanga Barge and drift some livebait, troll a few lures between points? What would you guys recommend?
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: L Hooker on September 17, 2014, 02:32:34 pm
Forgot to mention hope to meet some of the Durban guys at the club on Sat?
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: dugong on September 17, 2014, 03:18:15 pm
Geelbek and Garrick is about all it worth going for this time of the year, snoek are pretty much all year round but have been dismal this year.
Geelbek on the deep wrecks and backline at Lugs for Garrick if conditions permit - it can be quite dangerous and the skipper should not fish.
No need to go to the containers for bait - there is more bait on the Barge. Maybe see you down there for a beer. :-)
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on September 17, 2014, 03:33:57 pm
Geelbek and Garrick is about all it worth going for this time of the year, snoek are pretty much all year round but have been dismal this year.
Geelbek on the deep wrecks and backline at Lugs for Garrick if conditions permit - it can be quite dangerous and the skipper should not fish.
No need to go to the containers for bait - there is more bait on the Barge. Maybe see you down there for a beer. :-)
  :corrct: Weather not looking too good for Saturday
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: MichaelK on September 17, 2014, 04:03:00 pm
Windguru has the wind pumping from tomorrow till well into next week. You may want to consider launching your boat in the harbour and settling for a grunter. Launch at the public slipway next to royal natal yacht club. Just log your trip in and out with the SAP stationed next to the slipway.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: dugong on September 17, 2014, 05:59:33 pm
Windguru has the wind pumping from tomorrow till well into next week. You may want to consider launching your boat in the harbour and settling for a grunter. Launch at the public slipway next to royal natal yacht club. Just log your trip in and out with the SAP stationed next to the slipway.

I dunno, Windfinder and Magicseaweed look ok, Saturday should be ok but it depends how messed up the sea gets on Thursday/Friday. I think I am going to give it a go, will make a call early Saturday..
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: alfu on September 17, 2014, 08:06:50 pm
Not much hope for Saturday. Typical Durban weather - perfect in the week and terrible during weekend. Best to make a call on Friday afternoon and again in the morning. Saw some boats on the flat seas this week. Lucky chaps - any fish this week? Saw some boats trying for snoek as well
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Umpa Lumpa on September 17, 2014, 08:16:38 pm
Weather not looking good for the next week!!!


FFF, GregF and myself had night trip last night, no success but big learning curve for me, totally different to day time fishing, but sure we will have better success in future, reports from other boats that fishing was hard, plenty showings but no action. Also a heart stopper when a whale breaches next to the boat you cant see it and blow holes twice....clean underwear please duh
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Post by: Hammer on September 18, 2014, 12:19:36 pm
 :hyst: :hyst: Denzel I wish you had a GOPRO on board, I would have paid good money to see it. :rotfl
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Post by: L Hooker on September 18, 2014, 02:18:40 pm
Thanks for the replies guys hopefully sat is ok to launch ! Dugong hope to catch you at the club .
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Post by: dugong on September 18, 2014, 03:08:06 pm
Will look out for you at sea, I think there is a chance that it will be very fishable this weekend, I think the guys have been checking out the Cape Town forecasts by mistake :nuts:
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on September 18, 2014, 03:35:05 pm
:hyst: :hyst: Denzel I wish you had a GOPRO on board, I would have paid good money to see it. :rotfl

LOL it strange you sit on the boat face  land and can see the light from civilisation face the deep and it is pitch dark cant see jack, sitting waiting for that pull and (LOL) wish i could make the pffffffff sound here, the whale breaches, headlamps on spot light etc but cant see nadda, but he is the there....
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on September 18, 2014, 03:36:34 pm
Windguru playing mind games, was looking good now looking rocky!!!
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Post by: dugong on September 18, 2014, 06:47:00 pm
Could be ok methinks :dunno:
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Post by: isivuba on September 18, 2014, 06:48:57 pm
Could be ok methinks :dunno:


I would launch with those stats.  :corrct: :corrct:
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Post by: CLS on September 18, 2014, 07:10:55 pm
Windguru is changing by the hour  :dunno:
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Post by: dugong on September 18, 2014, 08:32:25 pm
That's one of the reasons I only use Windfinder and Magic Seaweed, guru confuses things, I don't understand why because as far as I know they all use the GFS model?
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Post by: CLS on September 19, 2014, 01:19:34 pm
Looking at launching Sunday at 03h00, try for a bek then a snoek when it gets light, need to be back on the beach at 8. Hope the weather plays game.
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Post by: alfu on September 19, 2014, 01:23:52 pm
CLS - that night rating and moneys spent is now rewarding you well !!! Is there a tractor at the club to assist at that time of the morning?

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Post by: CLS on September 19, 2014, 01:41:00 pm
CLS - that night rating and moneys spent is now rewarding you well !!! Is there a tractor at the club to assist at that time of the morning?
Alfu, this is the main reason I got my night rating and yes there is the tractor, you just pay the driver something for his assistance. I have a 4 x 4 so I can launch myself is need be. hopefully  :fshn: :fshn:
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Post by: alfu on September 19, 2014, 02:05:05 pm
Thanks for the update CLS Good luck with the night fishing.
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Post by: MichaelK on September 19, 2014, 02:21:47 pm
Those boys at windguru have probably been smoking some wacky weed this week. The wind predictions have been super erratic. They now predict almost dead calm conditions on Sunday. So i will be pulling out the old girl, dusting her off and getting her deck wet this weekend. As for putting some blood on the deck thats a whole different story. I think i may have caught the happy dog fever and forgotten how to fish.  :fshn:
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Post by: maganything on September 19, 2014, 05:53:07 pm
CLS - that night rating and moneys spent is now rewarding you well !!! Is there a tractor at the club to assist at that time of the morning?
Alfu, this is the main reason I got my night rating and yes there is the tractor, you just pay the driver something for his assistance. I have a 4 x 4 so I can launch myself is need be. hopefully  :fshn: :fshn:

just give me a shout if you need the Amarok to help the  :yota:  off the beach  :hyst:
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Post by: CLS on September 19, 2014, 08:25:46 pm
 Scott I will let me know when I need an anchor for my FAD  :rotfl
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Post by: Shaun17 on September 21, 2014, 08:09:55 pm
How did it go this weekend chaps?
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Post by: alfu on September 21, 2014, 08:49:21 pm
Launched early from Durban and headed North. Lots of bait fish and shad around. Blanked after a long day and dodging all the whales. A lot of other boats also blanked today. Just good to be out again. Summer must come so that we can also cach some fish off Durban. Inspectors were out today and glad to see that they are inspecting permits.
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Post by: CLS on September 22, 2014, 06:52:53 am
Launched early and was at Lugs as the sun came up. tried really hard for a snoek but nothing I had to be back early as had other commitments so headed out to the bait spots and had fun catching mackerel and shad, even caught one on a live mackerel  :-). The boats that ventured deep were rewarded with their quota of bek and bottoms. Was great to be on the water again after 4 weeks being land bound.   Till the next trip.
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Post by: L Hooker on September 22, 2014, 08:06:04 am
Launched sat morning for a boat test, caught a few shad and mackerel pulled some lures however no luck with lures beached early around 12 and met up with Dugongboy good to finally meet you!
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Post by: dugong on September 22, 2014, 08:32:35 am
Always good to put a name to a face - Little Hooker looking good!! :rck"
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Post by: FFF on September 22, 2014, 08:37:15 am
Well also decided to do a launch yesterday. Umpa Lumpa decided not to go yesterday so i took to ballies and Kieran out.
 
Was at the club 04:30 and did an early launch. Having night rating does help.
 
Went south and tryed a bit of bottom fishing. Caught quite a few smaller fish but struggled to get better fish. The sea barbel were also around and had us thinking we had a few good fish only to be disappointed. Kieran did manage a couple of good fish though. I am very proud of his effort yesterday, fishing 50m deep with a KP. The englishman even made him have to do a couple of back winds so he is learning how its done.
 
We also saw a couple of big flying fish on our way back so a sign that summer time is coming and game fishing will be back.
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Post by: L Hooker on September 22, 2014, 08:45:56 am
Nice meeting you Lindsey and thanks for the beer bud!
FFF well done Sunday looked like a pearler of a day, would have liked to launch however needed to get back to Pta :-( . Congrats to Kieran (clap)
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on September 22, 2014, 09:04:33 am
Well done lads, for those who did or did not get rewarded with fish, any day on the blue is a good day.

That kid Kieran is going to feature predominantly in fishing circles as he ages, brilliant young lad.
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Post by: Shaun17 on September 22, 2014, 09:16:45 am
Well done lads, for those who did or did not get rewarded with fish, any day on the blue is a good day.

That kid Kieran is going to feature predominantly in fishing circles as he ages, brilliant young lad.
  :corrct:  Couldn't of said it better myself, would kill to be on the water more.
 
As for Kieran, definately going to be a top angler one day and all credit to his ballie for getting him on the water!!
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Post by: iNdlovu on September 28, 2014, 08:33:48 am
Was there no fishing off KZN this weekend lads?
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on September 28, 2014, 09:06:20 am
Was there no fishing off KZN this weekend lads?


No reports our side, heavy winds and swells bad seas keeping most people shore bound.
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Post by: CLS on September 28, 2014, 05:10:11 pm
Was the DSBC monthly mug today, not sure if anyone launched  :dunno:
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on September 28, 2014, 05:13:52 pm
Was the DSBC monthly mug today, not sure if anyone launched  :dunno:


Mug was cancelled due to weather.
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Post by: CLS on September 28, 2014, 05:24:19 pm
Thanks big D, I must admit I had a long over due sleep in.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on September 28, 2014, 05:30:53 pm
Thanks big D, I must admit I had a long over due sleep in.


It is needed every now and then. :rck"
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Post by: iNdlovu on September 28, 2014, 08:37:54 pm
The weather has to change for the better soon guys. I'm looking forward to your feedback when it does. :fshn:
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Post by: beebop on September 28, 2014, 08:40:44 pm
Sorry guys but what exactly are jubjubs?
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Post by: Happy Dog on September 29, 2014, 06:49:31 am
Small Bonnie'sBonnie's
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Post by: Happy Dog on September 29, 2014, 06:51:27 am
Weather was miserable on the coast and I was in the berg but managed to fish. Did some fly fishing. Got three trout. Kept two as was enough for 8 of us to taste and released the third.
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Post by: CLS on September 29, 2014, 06:52:06 am
Small Bonnie'sBonnie's
:corrct:
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Post by: Shaun17 on September 29, 2014, 08:07:23 am
Any sign of the  :dor:  yet? Still a little early but you never know...
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Post by: CLS on September 29, 2014, 08:15:47 am
Any sign of the  :dor:  yet? Still a little early but you never know...
Am sure when the weather allows the big boys will try, cannot wait   :fshn:= :dor:
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Post by: beebop on September 29, 2014, 11:37:06 am
Thanks for reply happy dog! 
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Post by: Chigger on September 29, 2014, 11:58:39 am
Weather was miserable on the coast and I was in the berg but managed to fish. Did some fly fishing. Got three trout. Kept two as was enough for 8 of us to taste and released the third.

Well done HD, at least someone is fishing ...and catching.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on September 29, 2014, 12:36:48 pm
Weather was miserable on the coast and I was in the berg but managed to fish. Did some fly fishing. Got three trout. Kept two as was enough for 8 of us to taste and released the third.

Well done HD, at least someone is fishing ...and catching.

Howdee George, long time bud, you still around? have not seen you down at the club for a while..
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Post by: CLS on September 29, 2014, 07:12:56 pm
 :the sHPLA
Weather was miserable on the coast and I was in the berg but managed to fish. Did some fly fishing. Got three trout. Kept two as was enough for 8 of us to taste and released the third.

Well done HD, at least someone is fishing ...and catching.

Howdee George, long time bud, you still around? have not seen you down at the club for a while..
Yes, where you been hiding.?
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Post by: CLS on September 29, 2014, 07:15:12 pm
Weather looking promising for a Friday night launch, hope the swell drops a bit, and the weather holds.
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Post by: Chigger on September 29, 2014, 09:49:05 pm
:the sHPLA
Weather was miserable on the coast and I was in the berg but managed to fish. Did some fly fishing. Got three trout. Kept two as was enough for 8 of us to taste and released the third.

Well done HD, at least someone is fishing ...and catching.

Howdee George, long time bud, you still around? have not seen you down at the club for a while..
Yes, where you been hiding.?


Howzit guys, ja I've been a bit scarce at the club lately, a small op, work and bad weather have prevented me from fishing offshore since about mid May.
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Post by: Zetti on September 30, 2014, 07:10:09 am
You Durban knape around over December? Will be around from about 20 to 27 Dec. Think we need to arrange a get together at the club, what say you?
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Post by: Shaun17 on September 30, 2014, 07:22:28 am
You Durban knape around over December? Will be around from about 20 to 27 Dec. Think we need to arrange a get together at the club, what say you?
Why don't you add a few days to the end of that and come join us down the south coast...  :fshn: :bnaboy:
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Post by: CLS on September 30, 2014, 08:17:19 am
You Durban knape around over December? Will be around from about 20 to 27 Dec. Think we need to arrange a get together at the club, what say you?
  Sounds like a bloody great idea, I will be around  :beer:
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Post by: Zetti on September 30, 2014, 08:21:59 am
You Durban knape around over December? Will be around from about 20 to 27 Dec. Think we need to arrange a get together at the club, what say you?
Why don't you add a few days to the end of that and come join us down the south coast...  :fshn: :bnaboy:

What dates you have in mind? Will be staying in Shelly
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Post by: Shaun17 on September 30, 2014, 08:22:48 am
You Durban knape around over December? Will be around from about 20 to 27 Dec. Think we need to arrange a get together at the club, what say you?
Why don't you add a few days to the end of that and come join us down the south coast...  :fshn: :bnaboy:

What dates you have in mind? Will be staying in Shelly
Will PM you shortly...
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Post by: Zetti on September 30, 2014, 08:23:51 am
You Durban knape around over December? Will be around from about 20 to 27 Dec. Think we need to arrange a get together at the club, what say you?
  Sounds like a bloody great idea, I will be around  :beer:

 :corrct: Will be in touch closer to the time then we can decide on date. Scooters vs ballies on boats
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on September 30, 2014, 08:55:23 am
You Durban knape around over December? Will be around from about 20 to 27 Dec. Think we need to arrange a get together at the club, what say you?
  Sounds like a bloody great idea, I will be around  :beer:

 :corrct: Will be in touch closer to the time then we can decide on date. Scooters vs ballies on boats
:corrct:  :beer: :corrct:
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Post by: Hammer on September 30, 2014, 09:01:13 am
Sounds like a plan boys, I'm in.  :frid
I'll be down from the 20th to the 5th of Jan.
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Post by: CLS on October 02, 2014, 04:13:58 pm
Looks like another weekend off the water  <: this wind is out of control  swr
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Post by: FFF on October 02, 2014, 04:19:43 pm
Looks like another weekend off the water  <: this wind is out of control  swr

I think sat night is going to be a good call. Save a fortune not drinking.
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Post by: alfu on October 02, 2014, 04:22:41 pm
CLS  Perhaps good opportunity to arrange a fishing clinic? I have been battling (and many others if I look at the empty catch register at the club) lately and will be good to gain more knowledge on how to catch the summer fish that is around the corner.  Not sure how we can get the Freespool Angling chaps or the good fishermen on this forum to set something up for us. I am sure there will be a lot of takers for this opportunity.
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Post by: CLS on October 02, 2014, 05:50:55 pm
CLS  Perhaps good opportunity to arrange a fishing clinic? I have been battling (and many others if I look at the empty catch register at the club) lately and will be good to gain more knowledge on how to catch the summer fish that is around the corner.  Not sure how we can get the Freespool Angling chaps or the good fishermen on this forum to set something up for us. I am sure there will be a lot of takers for this opportunity.
They used to run clinics at the Freespool shop in Gateway (went to 2) hadn't heard of any for awhile but will ask Shaun, as you say I am sure there will be a few guys keen to attend.
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Post by: dugong on October 02, 2014, 07:57:02 pm
Looks like another weekend off the water  <: this wind is out of control  swr
As I said before - polishing props time!! :-)
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Post by: CLS on October 03, 2014, 07:31:04 am
Looks like another weekend off the water  <: this wind is out of control  swr
As I said before - polishing props time!! :-)
I feel like a Vaalie, looking at the boat and not using it  :hyst: :hyst:
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Post by: Zetti on October 03, 2014, 07:36:22 am
Looks like another weekend off the water  <: this wind is out of control  swr
As I said before - polishing props time!! :-)
I feel like a Vaalie, looking at the boat and not using it  :hyst: :hyst:

Not lekker hey? Give it another week and you will be sitting on the boat in the garage making  :sreel: :sreel: noises. Not that I would ever do that  :blush:
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Post by: L Hooker on October 03, 2014, 07:43:36 am
Looks like another weekend off the water  <: this wind is out of control  swr
As I said before - polishing props time!! :-)
I feel like a Vaalie, looking at the boat and not using it  :hyst: :hyst:
(bat thats why our boats look better we end up polishing them every weekend :crzy
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Post by: CLS on October 03, 2014, 04:35:37 pm
Looks like another weekend off the water  <: this wind is out of control  swr
As I said before - polishing props time!! :-)
I feel like a Vaalie, looking at the boat and not using it  :hyst: :hyst:
(bat thats why our boats look better we end up polishing them every weekend :crzy
We normally Polish our boats with fish blood and scales  :hyst: :hyst:
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Post by: isivuba on October 03, 2014, 05:14:08 pm
"kry vir jou" Chris now you know how we feel.  :crzy :hyst:  and my boat is shinning like a new one.  :blush:
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Post by: dodger on October 03, 2014, 05:48:36 pm
my Yeld is getting polished tomorrow  :corrct:
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Post by: Happy Dog on October 04, 2014, 07:42:13 am
Scott all the best on your wedding today.  :cgrts: .
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Post by: Shaun17 on October 04, 2014, 10:27:34 am
Anyone fishing this weekend? This afternoon and tomorrow looking good...
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Post by: AQUAFAN on October 04, 2014, 12:39:36 pm
May la7nch at 3am tomorrow qnd fish the bay until 5am - then will look for snoek or two
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Post by: dugong on October 04, 2014, 02:05:57 pm
Lots of Garrick in the bay at the moment!!
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Post by: Shaun17 on October 06, 2014, 06:22:51 am
Anyone fish this weekend  :dunno:
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Post by: Nikao on October 06, 2014, 11:10:28 am
I was out on Sunday.. Water was green and ranged fro 22 to 23 Deg.. fishing was terrible not much came out from Durbs.. I worked about 8 or 9 of the Wrecks from Coopers to Glenashly but only had a couple of good pulls.. seamed to be harassed by Sand Soldiers! We did spot a Nice Hammer head on the surface off the bluff and pitched a sardine at it for a bit of fun on a travella  6 ft Medium with a 4000 reel and 30 lb braid.. was good fun for about 30 min.. when we landed it we found it had a hook through the skin that covers the eye..WAS NOT OUR HOOK.. so we managed to get it on the boat removed our Circle hook and managed to flatted the Barb of the hook in the Eye and Remove it safely.. had a couple of Pic and released her to to fight another day.. she was not to bothered by being handled as she hung around the boat for a bit and we threw a few Sandies in the water which she ate so it all ended well for her!
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Post by: FFF on October 06, 2014, 12:17:51 pm
Well done Rich on the hammer. I missed this weekend and the weather is not looking to great for the next week. 1 of the jetski guys got a 21kg YFT yesterday but that was all i heard of.
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Post by: Nikao on October 06, 2014, 05:25:25 pm
pic off Hammer
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Post by: dodger on October 06, 2014, 06:50:40 pm
pic off Hammer
a shark caught by a shark supporter :corrct:
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Post by: Shaun17 on October 14, 2014, 08:24:13 am
Really hope the weather forecast improves for this weekend, looks like there might be a gap on Sunday only.
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Post by: FFF on October 14, 2014, 08:45:04 am
Really hope the weather forecast improves for this weekend, looks like there might be a gap on Sunday only.
The way the weather has been for the last month think the best bet is to wait till the day before to make a call.
Was thinking about doing a night session tonight but i see the current is flying again.
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Post by: Shaun17 on October 14, 2014, 08:59:09 am
Shot Ant, how's the bek action been?
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Post by: FFF on October 14, 2014, 09:22:50 am
Shot Ant, how's the bek action been?
The weather has been so terrible for the last month we have only been out twice. Starting to put the pieces of the puzzle together. Took Kieran out for his first night trip on Friday. He had a great time other than the fishing was hard with the current flying.
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Post by: dugong on October 14, 2014, 09:29:43 am
Is it still a reverse current FFF??
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Post by: FFF on October 14, 2014, 09:41:29 am
Is it still a reverse current FFF??

Current on Fri was just S to N but flying. Wasting sinkers we were moving so fast.
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Post by: dugong on October 14, 2014, 09:58:02 am
Yip still reverse.......will be even worse after yesterdays 30kt south and we still got some more of those coming.  :nuts:
Guys must be very careful being caught out deep and north in that current if the NE comes up(wind over tide) - one of the most dangerous conditions off our coast, no matter what size boat you are in!!
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Post by: FFF on October 14, 2014, 10:11:09 am
Yip still reverse.......will be even worse after yesterdays 30kt south and we still got some more of those coming.  :nuts:
Guys must be very careful being caught out deep and north in that current if the NE comes up(wind over tide) - one of the most dangerous conditions off our coast, no matter what size boat you are in!!
:corrct: :+ cred: . been watching weather also and only go if its going to be nice. Dont have to fish, so only fish when things look good. Thats why we been out so little in the last month.
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Post by: Nikao on October 14, 2014, 10:26:46 am
I am going to launch on Sunday!! think the conditions will change between now and then.. for the better..alright
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Post by: CLS on October 14, 2014, 07:00:04 pm
Hopefully the weather will be good for Sunday as I need to get out, been far too long.
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Post by: FFF on October 15, 2014, 12:58:48 pm
Hopefully the weather will be good for Sunday as I need to get out, been far too long.
Big swells but the wave gap is fine. Think we should do a very early launch and go get a bek. Then have a breakfast and early beer.
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Post by: CLS on October 15, 2014, 03:13:01 pm
Hopefully the weather will be good for Sunday as I need to get out, been far too long.
Big swells but the wave gap is fine. Think we should do a very early launch and go get a bek. Then have a breakfast and early beer.
Sunday?? that sounds good to me.
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Post by: CLS on October 15, 2014, 03:15:51 pm
Small world, I go to Malawi on business, walk into the pub and meet Alfu, we had seen each other on the water but never formally met,  well a few Greens were had and fishing discussed.  :-)
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Post by: alfu on October 15, 2014, 03:38:36 pm
CLS - Nice meeting you. The greens became a plenty during our furthers hops around our operations in Africa !!!! Must also get on the water soon. Will monitor the weather closely and make a final call in the morning and again before launching. This weather has been very unpredictable but will never say no to this rain. Thanks for the tips on targeting snoek. I am in the process to make my own clark spoons and will post some when done. Have not used these spoons in a while. I see these are highly effective overseas if connected to a small deep dive planer.  Have not seen these planers in SA. but will have a look or try to make myself. Can connect straight to your trolling rod.
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Post by: CLS on October 15, 2014, 05:35:18 pm
That looks interesting, by the way Clark spoons work well for snoek
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Post by: FFF on October 17, 2014, 10:23:09 am
Anybody else going to brave the big sea's on Sunday. Think it should be interesting.
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Post by: Chigger on October 17, 2014, 10:28:00 am
Anybody else going to brave the big sea's on Sunday. Think it should be interesting.

Eish 3,6 - 3,7m swell is not lekker in a 3,9m boat,.....hey but if the fish are biting Im in!
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Post by: FFF on October 17, 2014, 10:56:14 am
 :ult: FFF
Anybody else going to brave the big sea's on Sunday. Think it should be interesting.

Eish 3,6 - 3,7m swell is not lekker in a 3,9m boat,.....hey but if the fish are biting Im in!

Big wave gap so think it should be fine. I see a few fish have come out this week for the brave.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on October 17, 2014, 11:06:33 am
Brave or Stupid!!!!
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Post by: maganything on October 17, 2014, 11:34:42 am
i am plotting my return on Sunday... Wave gap looks alright for it to be fairly comfortable!
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Post by: Nikao on October 17, 2014, 04:02:52 pm
I am going Sunday will see you hooligans there!
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Post by: CLS on October 19, 2014, 04:56:34 pm
Please some reports back from today's adventures ???? The sea was huge this morning at lease 5m swells and breaking beyond the shark nets, damaged been done to the waterfronts, nets washed out. Hopefully when this settles the fish will be hungry.
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Post by: Toppie on October 19, 2014, 05:13:21 pm
Chris from where I sit and can monitor don't think many/any will have ventured out. Sea was ugly today again.

Out of interest, do you Dbn guys think that they will ever dredge the harbour mouth again. Do they still dredge at all?
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Post by: CLS on October 19, 2014, 05:16:08 pm
Chris from where I sit and can monitor don't think many/any will have ventured out. Sea was ugly today again.

Out of interest, do you Dbn guys think that they will ever dredge the harbour mouth again. Do they still dredge at all?
Toppie I am sure they still dredge the mouth as it's been widened and they need the the depth for the bigger ships with the extra draft.
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Post by: Nikao on October 19, 2014, 06:52:05 pm
Cancelled my trip this morning.. arrived at DSBC..sea was huge and swell was breaking out towards the turning boy.. some of the swells where breaking in the harbour channel. Was a 5m swell running off the south pier. Will be out on Tuesday after it all settles down..
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Post by: dodger on October 19, 2014, 07:20:39 pm
Cancelled my trip this morning.. arrived at DSBC..sea was huge and swell was breaking out towards the turning boy.. some of the swells where breaking in the harbour channel. Was a 5m swell running off the south pier. Will be out on Tuesday after it all settles down..


A sensible decision,windguru reckons Tuesday should be ok
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Post by: FFF on October 20, 2014, 07:35:31 am
Well i decided on saturday morning looking at the sea that sunday morning should be fine just big swells so packed the boat and was ready.
I had decided to launch in the early hours and try for a bek before it got light.
Was at the club 03:30 with Kieran got the boat ready and the other 2 crew arrived. Both other crew are ballies so lets say no more.
Had a look at the sea and watched the short dumpers for a while and decided lets do this thing. Still pitch black but should be fine.
Tractor threw us in at 03:50 and did i have sports with the short dumpers. Turned the boat got ready and took 2 waves in a row over the front before we even started. This was getting interesting sopping wet and a bit fresh.
 
I got out into the bay and started getting everything ready to head out to the deep. It was overcast and could see very little. By the time i reached the end of north pier i was watching in the direction of blue lagoon and started thinking best i sit and have a better look. The waves were rolling and they were massive. Every wave seemed to have a massive spray coming off it, thats when i realised they breaking out in the deep. Turned to look at south pier and the breakers were breaking for about 600m left of the pier. Time for a U turn. It was like looking for a gap to head out to the deep.
 
Turned to the crew and informed them its time to beach, We can have another look when its light. Needless to say that was the end of our days fishing.
 
Attached it a pic of the waves breaking out at sea when it got light, lucky i made the right call and did not try proceed any further. This pic does not even give half the picture it was. Waves were going over south Pier.
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Post by: Bwana on October 20, 2014, 08:27:07 am
You made the right call!
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Post by: Kent on October 20, 2014, 09:56:14 am
Well i decided on saturday morning looking at the sea that sunday morning should be fine just big swells so packed the boat and was ready.
I had decided to launch in the early hours and try for a bek before it got light.
Was at the club 03:30 with Kieran got the boat ready and the other 2 crew arrived. Both other crew are ballies so lets say no more.
Had a look at the sea and watched the short dumpers for a while and decided lets do this thing. Still pitch black but should be fine.
Tractor threw us in at 03:50 and did i have sports with the short dumpers. Turned the boat got ready and took 2 waves in a row over the front before we even started. This was getting interesting sopping wet and a bit fresh.
 
I got out into the bay and started getting everything ready to head out to the deep. It was overcast and could see very little. By the time i reached the end of north pier i was watching in the direction of blue lagoon and started thinking best i sit and have a better look. The waves were rolling and they were massive. Every wave seemed to have a massive spray coming off it, thats when i realised they breaking out in the deep. Turned to look at south pier and the breakers were breaking for about 600m left of the pier. Time for a U turn. It was like looking for a gap to head out to the deep.
 
Turned to the crew and informed them its time to beach, We can have another look when its light. Needless to say that was the end of our days fishing.
 
Attached it a pic of the waves breaking out at sea when it got light, lucky i made the right call and did not try proceed any further. This pic does not even give half the picture it was. Waves were going over south Pier.
:shk :shk ..thats a BEEG sea!!! :diving:
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Post by: AQUAFAN on October 20, 2014, 10:38:01 am
You made the right call!


100%
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Post by: Chigger on October 20, 2014, 02:49:00 pm
Well i decided on saturday morning looking at the sea that sunday morning should be fine just big swells so packed the boat and was ready.
I had decided to launch in the early hours and try for a bek before it got light.
Was at the club 03:30 with Kieran got the boat ready and the other 2 crew arrived. Both other crew are ballies so lets say no more.
Had a look at the sea and watched the short dumpers for a while and decided lets do this thing. Still pitch black but should be fine.
Tractor threw us in at 03:50 and did i have sports with the short dumpers. Turned the boat got ready and took 2 waves in a row over the front before we even started. This was getting interesting sopping wet and a bit fresh.
 
I got out into the bay and started getting everything ready to head out to the deep. It was overcast and could see very little. By the time i reached the end of north pier i was watching in the direction of blue lagoon and started thinking best i sit and have a better look. The waves were rolling and they were massive. Every wave seemed to have a massive spray coming off it, thats when i realised they breaking out in the deep. Turned to look at south pier and the breakers were breaking for about 600m left of the pier. Time for a U turn. It was like looking for a gap to head out to the deep.
 
Turned to the crew and informed them its time to beach, We can have another look when its light. Needless to say that was the end of our days fishing.
 
Attached it a pic of the waves breaking out at sea when it got light, lucky i made the right call and did not try proceed any further. This pic does not even give half the picture it was. Waves were going over south Pier.
:shk :shk ..thats a BEEG sea!!! :diving:

 Not nice at all!! I waited until I could see that was going on the web cams from home. I noticed BIG white water even on the poor vis of the wed cams and gave it a miss - luckily.

Oh well there is always next weekend :fshn:

Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: dugong on October 20, 2014, 03:29:06 pm
Chris from where I sit and can monitor don't think many/any will have ventured out. Sea was ugly today again.

Out of interest, do you Dbn guys think that they will ever dredge the harbour mouth again. Do they still dredge at all?
They still have to dredge it Toppie, it used to be 12m but its now 18m in the entrance channel and 16-17m in the harbour main channels.
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Post by: Happy Dog on October 20, 2014, 05:11:35 pm
Scott what happened to yor launch, see you we're planning to go? w;k
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Post by: maganything on October 21, 2014, 07:04:03 am
Scott what happened to yor launch, see you we're planning to go? w;k

Thanks for bringing that up HD..... way to many  :frid  the night before!!was feeling very  :cnfzd
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Post by: Happy Dog on October 21, 2014, 07:59:38 am
Wrong. Some people are a bad influence. And some are a great reader of the weather. Must be an age thing. :hnthnt: :rck" .
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on October 21, 2014, 09:09:49 am
Wrong. Some people are a bad influence. And some are a great reader of the weather. Must be an age thing. :hnthnt: :rck" .
:corrct:

We assessed the situation after the brekkie session Saturday morning and decided nope!!

Well news is first Dorrie for the season is out today, well done Nikao.
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Post by: Shaun17 on October 21, 2014, 09:15:50 am
Lekker news on the  :dor:  Denzil, looking forward to the report Richard!!  :cgrts:
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Post by: Bwana on October 21, 2014, 09:22:35 am
 :happ: Bring on the  :dor: :dor: :dor: !!!
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Post by: CLS on October 21, 2014, 10:41:31 am
Wrong. Some people are a bad influence. And some are a great reader of the weather. Must be an age thing. :hnthnt: :rck" .
:corrct:

We assessed the situation after the brekkie session Saturday morning and decided nope!!

Well news is first Dorrie for the season is out today, well done Nikao.
Some of us were wise and made the right decision and slept in.
Great news on the  :dor:
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Post by: MichaelK on October 21, 2014, 11:00:32 am
Angie at DSBC reckons quite a few boats launched today. The conditions look good

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Post by: Shaun17 on October 21, 2014, 11:27:16 am
Angie at DSBC reckons quite a few boats launched today. The conditions look good
Should've fished  :unhap

Might give it a bash tomorrow, just hope the wind dies down a bit.
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Post by: Bwana on October 21, 2014, 11:38:49 am
Angie at DSBC reckons quite a few boats launched today. The conditions look good
Should've fished  :unhap

Might give it a bash tomorrow, just hope the wind dies down a bit.


You made the right call to skip Shelly bud, NE pumping here and sea is dirty and lumpy
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Post by: CLS on October 22, 2014, 10:49:09 am
Shaun 17 didn't know you were back, have you had a chance to fish yet ??
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Post by: CLS on October 22, 2014, 10:50:30 am
The Umhlanga Rocks vs Durban Garrick comp is on this Sat, anyone fishing it ?? I will be there  :hnthnt:
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Post by: maganything on October 22, 2014, 11:15:03 am
heard you got HD on your boat..... Shame!  :hyst:
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Post by: Shaun17 on October 22, 2014, 12:23:09 pm
Shaun 17 didn't know you were back, have you had a chance to fish yet ??
Just tested the ski this morning but didn't fish. This weekend is looking decent but as luck would have it I've booked a long weekend at Chelmsford!!

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Post by: Nikao on October 22, 2014, 12:43:47 pm
With some signs of some stable weather today we launched at Durban Ski boat club.. water conditions in close where far from favorable with green brackish water in close.. after trying for some bait decided to head out to the 100m line straight out going over a couple of marks i have.. it was not long before we had 3 lines running.. the one line had hooked into a small rainbow runner which i quickly got to the boat, sadly though it was only about a foot long and jumped off right next to the boat.. then Jaco and his wife the opportunity to get stuck in.. was not long before we managed to land 2 Dorado.. the first on board for the season.. they weighed in at 5kg and 7Kg.. not huge but a good sign for things to come..
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Post by: L Hooker on October 22, 2014, 01:03:50 pm
Richard well done on the  :dor: (clap)
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on October 22, 2014, 01:19:09 pm
 :dor: :dor: are here, well done Richard  :happ:
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Post by: FFF on October 22, 2014, 01:41:20 pm
Well Done Rich. First of the season. (clap)
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Post by: dugong on October 22, 2014, 02:28:25 pm
The Umhlanga Rocks vs Durban Garrick comp is on this Sat, anyone fishing it ?? I will be there  :hnthnt:
I see its a Garrick and Snoek comp, I may fish but not in the comp.
Well done on the dollies Nikao, what was the water temp at the 100??
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Post by: CLS on October 22, 2014, 03:58:25 pm
Rich  :udman:
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Post by: Nikao on October 22, 2014, 03:59:02 pm
The Umhlanga Rocks vs Durban Garrick comp is on this Sat, anyone fishing it ?? I will be there  :hnthnt:
I see its a Garrick and Snoek comp, I may fish but not in the comp.
Well done on the dollies Nikao, what was the water temp at the 100??


Water was up to 24deg
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Post by: CLS on October 22, 2014, 04:07:29 pm
The Umhlanga Rocks vs Durban Garrick comp is on this Sat, anyone fishing it ?? I will be there  :hnthnt:
I see its a Garrick and Snoek comp, I may fish but not in the comp.
Well done on the dollies Nikao, what was the water temp at the 100??
Dugongboy, see you on the water.  :-)
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Post by: Chigger on October 23, 2014, 06:20:15 am
We'll done on the :dor:  Nikao
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Post by: CLS on October 23, 2014, 06:38:48 am
Hope the water cleans up for Saturday  :-)
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on October 23, 2014, 07:17:10 am
Weather looking good for Fri and Sat, like Oompa sais, hope waters cleans up, i will  be a spectator this weekend, my skip busy!!!
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Post by: Happy Dog on October 23, 2014, 12:27:43 pm
Junior at least we fishing. Since you got married not been allowed to fish :hehe: . Richard nice dorries, good to see.
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Post by: CLS on October 23, 2014, 12:54:14 pm
Junior at least we fishing. Since you got married not been allowed to fish :hehe: . Richard nice dorries, good to see.
HD we will get fish on Saturday.  :fshn:
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Post by: Happy Dog on October 24, 2014, 08:59:07 am
For sure oompa. If not at least we on the water.
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Post by: Prego on October 24, 2014, 12:56:15 pm
Shag and Lebaka have just gone 2-2-2 on Stripeys on board Jam Packed at Sodwana  :billf: :billf:

 (clap) (clap) (clap)
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Post by: Bwana on October 24, 2014, 01:02:51 pm
Yes please!! Well done gents.... :billf: :billf:
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Post by: John F on October 24, 2014, 03:10:13 pm
Sweet!!
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Post by: L Hooker on October 24, 2014, 03:27:39 pm
Awesome (clap)
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Post by: deepblu on October 24, 2014, 09:39:20 pm
Nice lebaka and shag  :happ:
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Post by: shagnrelease on October 25, 2014, 07:28:44 pm
Shot boys. We got another today. Report to follow
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Post by: Toppie on October 25, 2014, 08:08:26 pm
Congratulations Shag and Lebaka.

Where does that leave you on points/position?
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Post by: shagnrelease on October 26, 2014, 09:58:52 am
Congratulations Shag and Lebaka.

Where does that leave you on points/position?

Hey Toppie
Thanks

We are just fishing socially leaving today.
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Post by: iNdlovu on October 26, 2014, 10:00:46 am
Well done boys, good to hear of some decent action (clap)
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Post by: Toppie on October 26, 2014, 10:17:12 am
Sorry Greg, thought it was a compo.

Anyway, doesn't take away from the achievement!
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Post by: CLS on October 26, 2014, 04:17:41 pm
Launched at 04h00 and headed to LUGs to try for a snoek at firstlight, then for Garrick later in the morning, I had HD on the boat as he hasn't caught a garrick so we were amped, as we got there my motors hit something and the boat stopped, luckily we were going slowly, when I looked it was the shark nets, they had shifted north with the rough seas last week, there was also one in a ball with all the buoys and net mixed totogether, I radioed to control to warn the other anglers heading that way. We started spinning at the mouth when the sets started coming through at least 3 m so we couldn't get too close. The water was perfect for snoek with some good rips and that clean green colour. HD had two knocks on spoon then I had a chase and smash but didn't hook up, HD was pulling his spoon behind mine when bang on, he was fishing ultralight and got the snoek about 3kg next to the boat as I was going to gaff it , it turned and the nylon got to its teeth and was bitten off what a disappointment, we headed to the boat spots and the mackerel were wild, filled up and tried for a yellowfin but nothing, headed deeper to #1 and tried there with live bait but only a shark, tried rapalas for awhile but failed. Headed back to base to meet up with the rest of the hooligans and ex hooligans and future hooligans and have far too many teas and some great banter. Was a great day on the water although no fish on our boat. Till next time.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on October 26, 2014, 05:06:37 pm
Lekker report Chris (clap)


Myself and Fx3 also launched, game plan was target YFT after driving endlessly we decided to call it quits and go for an early coffee, heading back to base   :sreel:  and a 5kilo Bonnie, so we decided spend a little more time, set rods again followed same pattern and 10min later was rewarded with a 7kilo YFT. After been caught in the rain and soaked we called it. Hit the beach and waited for the rest of you hooligans to arrive and the  :beer: and banter flowed, hahaha Fluffer took hard knocks, few fish landed but good laughs and a lekker day none the less.


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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on October 26, 2014, 05:07:41 pm
Shot boys. We got another today. Report to follow


 (clap) on the billies.
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Post by: Happy Dog on October 26, 2014, 06:18:33 pm
 :+ cred:  To Chris for a great day out and a lot of fun and my first  snoek on a spoon. Great to see the banter boys and have a few cold ones
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Post by: FFF on October 27, 2014, 07:59:51 am
Well back to work so can post again. I went out of Friday afternoon with 2 guys from Pretoria. When we got to the club spoke to a couple of guys and everyone had blanked, no game fish around i was told.
 
Decided to pull a few rapalas around as the crew had not fished before.
I went to a close mark and began working the area, this way that way and could see fish and eventually got the direction right, i had 3 rods out and all 3 went away. Well 3 rods and 2 guys with no idea it was interesting. Got the rods out and we were all on. Then 1 off the first crew not enough pressure so off. Still had 2 on and i managed to crank mine to the boat. About a 6kg YFT. Now to help with the other one. He managed to get it right to the boat and off pulled the hooks. You cannot pull to hard when they by the boat and still green.
 
Anyway set the rods out again and up and down again but nothing more. Decided to pull to the ships and see if anything else could be had. At the ships i pulled the rapala's right accross the front of the 1 ship and bang 2 rods away. i cleared the 3rd rod and had the 2 of them fighting. Well was not long and the first fish was by the boat, and once again too much pressure and hooks pulled. The other guy i keep instructing him what to do and show a bit of patience and eventually he got his first fish to the boat was a 7kg YFT.
 
Should have had 4 YFT but was glad we got 2 out at least so they get to take fresh fish home with them.
 
Was supposed to have them fish with me and Umpa Lumpa on the Sat morning but they never made it in time and by the time they did call us back we were out. At least Umpa got a nice Bonnie and YFT so had happy crew 2 days in a row.
 
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Post by: Shaun17 on October 27, 2014, 08:04:34 am
Thanks for the reports chaps  :envy  Good to see some fish coming out, hoping for a gap in the weather this week after my papgooi session this weekend.
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Post by: L Hooker on October 27, 2014, 08:06:25 am
Well done Anthony  (clap)
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Post by: dugong on October 27, 2014, 09:02:03 am
Well done on the fish guys and especially JamPacked for the  :billf: :billf: :billf:
I did some more prop polishing :nuts:
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Post by: Hammer on October 27, 2014, 09:04:18 am
Well done on the fish Ant and Denzil (clap)
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Post by: Chigger on October 27, 2014, 10:30:41 am
Well done to all the guys that got into fish this weekend. I see some nice Garrick came out at the Umhlanga - DSBC comp a beauty of 16.4k was boated.
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Post by: Shaun17 on October 29, 2014, 02:39:09 pm
Scouse is on the water tomorrow  :rck"
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Post by: Bwana on October 29, 2014, 02:47:10 pm
Good luck Shaun, give it horns bud.
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Post by: L Hooker on October 29, 2014, 02:59:09 pm
good luck Shaun hope you get stretched, takes some pics for us landlubbers :rck"
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Post by: dugong on October 29, 2014, 03:03:47 pm
Seas gonna be wog untill that west comes but it looks good for the rest of the day, hopefully these strong easts have sorted out the reverse current :dunno:
Good luck.......I have heard of a few  :wahoo: and :dor: over the 300m mark.
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Post by: Hammer on October 29, 2014, 03:44:05 pm
TL for tomorrow Shaun, I hope you get stretched mate.  :fshn:
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Post by: isivuba on October 29, 2014, 05:18:42 pm
You go get them Shaun and I'm all  :envy bud.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on October 29, 2014, 06:54:06 pm
 :tite :sreel: :dor: :yft:
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Post by: Toppie on October 30, 2014, 06:56:25 am
Sea is a bit busy and wind will increase as the morning progresses.

Its already about to be November, when will the sea and wind settle?
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Post by: dugong on October 30, 2014, 07:48:32 am
Yip had a look earlier - still crud, generally from December it starts getting better but you still get those 25kt easts for two days at a time :nuts:
I see the west is later than predicted, only hit Port Shepstone an hour ago so should be here around 9:30 - 10?? Wonder if Shaun launched??
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on October 30, 2014, 08:54:19 am
Yep weather is #%&* at the moment, Sunday looks like and afternoon evening shot. 17 launched.
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Post by: maganything on October 30, 2014, 11:09:12 am
who else is plotting a launch on Sunday?
Im looking at it, but looking a bit wet...?
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Post by: Shaun17 on October 30, 2014, 12:54:30 pm
We're fishing Sunday with the kids... hopefully weather plays ball!
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Post by: CLS on October 30, 2014, 02:03:37 pm
We're fishing Sunday with the kids... hopefully weather plays ball!
Where is todays report ??  w;k
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Post by: Shaun17 on October 31, 2014, 05:39:38 am
Got down to the club at 4:15 and met up with FFF to a strong NE and an unpleasant looking sea. After prepping the boat we were in the water by 4:45 and taking on some decent size swells as we left the bay.

After Anthonys' recent successes and my lack of fishing the past 4-5 months we decided to head off straight to his stomping grounds and give it a bash. We had some good mid-water and top water showings and wasn't long before we had a triple of on some Sarda Sarda... can imagine how the Tiagras were straining!!  :hehe:

We reset the spread and despite finding numerous shoals of fish we just couldn't interest them. The sea began to settle a bit and after some consultation with ground control aka Umpa Lumpa, we decided to move off to the ships in search of a dorrie or two. Found some bait balls (sprats??) probably over 200m long and pulled along them but no luck. We puzzled around a couple of ships until we found the one that Umpa had directed us to and as we approached, the fun and games started...

(http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/MGalleryItem.php?id=2328)

The Tigara and Tyrnos screamed off... double up!!! I quickly set a heading on the auto-pilot so that we could both box the fish and as I did so, Anthony quickly updated me that all 4 rods were now running... GAME ON!! With auto-pilot set, I grabbed the Tyrnos (schoolboy error) while Anthony made quick work boxing the others with the Tiagras and handlining them onto the deck. Anthony had landed all 3 YFT while I still had a very green YFT which took several runs but was eventually gaffed and boated!! We were quite chuffed to land all 4 YFT with 2 guys on the boat and not lose any to the taxman...

Continued pulling along before the West picked up and spanked us all the way home!! At one point we were taking swells from 3 directions... bumpy but good fun nonetheless.

Awesome to be on the water again and always good to fish with Tun Aslayer.

(http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/MGalleryItem.php?id=2329)
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Post by: REEFMAN on October 31, 2014, 06:14:37 am
Great stuff Shaun and FFF!  (clap)
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Post by: shagnrelease on October 31, 2014, 06:45:39 am
Got down to the club at 4:15 and met up with FFF to a strong NE and an unpleasant looking sea. After prepping the boat we were in the water by 4:45 and taking on some decent size swells as we left the bay.

After Anthonys' recent successes and my lack of fishing the past 4-5 months we decided to head off straight to his stomping grounds and give it a bash. We had some good mid-water and top water showings and wasn't long before we had a triple of on some Sarda Sarda... can imagine how the Tiagras were straining!!  :hehe:

We reset the spread and despite finding numerous shoals of fish we just couldn't interest them. The sea began to settle a bit and after some consultation with ground control aka Umpa Lumpa, we decided to move off to the ships in search of a dorrie or two. Found some bait balls (sprats??) probably over 200m long and pulled along them but no luck. We puzzled around a couple of ships until we found the one that Umpa had directed us to and as we approached, the fun and games started...

([url]http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/MGalleryItem.php?id=2328[/url])

The Tigara and Tyrnos screamed off... double up!!! I quickly set a heading on the auto-pilot so that we could both box the fish and as I did so, Anthony quickly updated me that all 4 rods were now running... GAME ON!! With auto-pilot set, I grabbed the Tyrnos (schoolboy error) while Anthony made quick work boxing the others with the Tiagras and handlining them onto the deck. Anthony had landed all 3 YFT while I still had a very green YFT which took several runs but was eventually gaffed and boated!! We were quite chuffed to land all 4 YFT with 2 guys on the boat and not lose any to the taxman...

Continued pulling along before the West picked up and spanked us all the way home!! At one point we were taking swells from 3 directions... bumpy but good fun nonetheless.

Awesome to be on the water again and always good to fish with Tun Aslayer.

([url]http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/MGalleryItem.php?id=2329[/url])


Nice one !!
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Post by: PH on October 31, 2014, 06:50:01 am
Well done guys!!
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Post by: FFF on October 31, 2014, 07:26:00 am
Thanks Shaun for a trip on the sea. Was good to get a couple of fish. Off Durban there is no garantee of even getting a pull some days so to get a 4up and land all 4 was an achievement on its own. Thanks
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Post by: L Hooker on October 31, 2014, 07:49:46 am
Congrats well done!!
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Post by: Prego on October 31, 2014, 10:45:20 am
Nice, I hope you guys released some of them  :pot:

 :crzy

 :hehe: Good job guys
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Post by: iNdlovu on October 31, 2014, 10:50:16 am
Well done boys (clap)
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Post by: Shaun17 on October 31, 2014, 11:09:52 am
Nice, I hope you guys released some of them  :pot:

 :crzy

 :hehe: Good job guys

Ja.... released every one of them into my freezer for the bunny huggers to admire. w;k
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Post by: Toppie on October 31, 2014, 11:22:09 am
Shaun, they're so small, still schooling juveniles. Looks like those that mass under boats that have been anchored for a long time.

Makes delicious smoked Kippers.
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Post by: Bwana on October 31, 2014, 01:15:49 pm
Good job Shaun and Ant!  (clap)
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Post by: Chigger on October 31, 2014, 08:01:13 pm
We'll done guys.
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Post by: Shaun17 on November 01, 2014, 07:17:21 pm
Anyone fish today or fishing tomorrow? We'll be out tomorrow but launching slightly later than normal, last fishing for 8 weeks.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on November 01, 2014, 08:28:19 pm
Myself and 3xF and his lighty will be out tomorrow. Hopefully fish play ball.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on November 02, 2014, 08:51:17 pm
Myself, FFF and junior ventured out today, flat launch, struggled for bait then decided to head to the ships as original game plan, halfway to ships the NE decided to enter the party and spoil things, sea was a washing machine, changed plan, come shallower around some reefs, but after wasting fuel we decided to beach for an early brekkie and coffee. Good to Catch up with Eric Cotton nice chatting with you sir also to meet up with Shaun 17, Donovan and Maganything.


Only for the sea to flatten by midday and turn out pearler, but reports are,  boats south and north also struggled, hope this %^&* disappears shortly.
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Post by: Shaun17 on November 03, 2014, 07:31:27 am
We launched at about 6:30 with the NE pumping and the sea nice and bumpy... pulled around for a YFT and had one on/off. Also got to run my new Iland daisy chains from Shag which will get tested properly in December.

Dylan got nice and green after about an hour so headed in close and found a shoal of sarda sarda which the boys were hitting throw for throw on yozuris.

Got to see a few humpback,  a hammerhead and what I think was a manta ray putting on an aerial display for us.

k*K fishing but good to be on the water with the boys. Was good catching up with all the UA chaps afterwards at the club.

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Post by: FFF on November 03, 2014, 07:59:40 am
Good to see the boys out fishing Shaun. Pity about the weather reports for the weekend. We were halfway to the ships when the NE started blowing and just got stronger. Decided to turn around and call it a day as the NE does not stop usually. How wrong again. Wish this weather would come right.
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Post by: RobinF on November 03, 2014, 09:31:56 am
 :Like: !!
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Post by: maganything on November 03, 2014, 11:07:30 am
 
like all the guys have said, we got punished by the NE yesterday.
 
Launched early, got bait and started working our way to the ships. The NE hit us half way, but we continued our quest to find the tuna/dorado.
 
Water temp was cold at about 20.3 Deg on the 60m mark. I found fish sitting at about 40m on the front of one ship, but couldnt get them up for the life of me.
 
We tried rapala's, konas and live bait but nothing.
 
Good to see the blokes again, been off the water for 3 months.
 
Until next time!
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on November 05, 2014, 06:53:18 am
Us too!!

Weekend weather looks glum, so we going to tackle Albert Falls and hopefully get some lunker bass, also dust of the old PGA equipment and gooi  :mili: and kick feet up with some tall cold refreshments.
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Post by: John F on November 05, 2014, 08:03:39 am
Ok,

Thread cleaned!

Back to fishing!
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Post by: iNdlovu on November 05, 2014, 08:08:02 am
Yup, let's keep it cool guys, we're all mates in some way or another even if it's just through our love of fishing. Please take the disagreement to PM's, shake hands and keep this great thread for what it is supposed to be.......fishing in KZN
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Post by: CLS on November 05, 2014, 08:16:32 am
Ok,

Thread cleaned!

Back to fishing!
Spoil sport  :-( was just getting exciting  w;k plus there were a lot of viewers  (bat
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on November 05, 2014, 08:30:44 am
Ok,

Thread cleaned!

Back to fishing!
Spoil sport  :-( was just getting exciting  w;k plus there were a lot of viewers  (bat

Move it to the banter threadd  :hyst:
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Post by: Hammer on November 05, 2014, 08:35:36 am
 :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst:
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Post by: iNdlovu on November 05, 2014, 10:04:32 am
 :crzy Denzel  :hyst: :hyst:


Ok, now who is going to represent you KZN guys at Inhaca in March?
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Post by: John F on November 05, 2014, 10:50:01 am
Ok,

Thread cleaned!

Back to fishing!
Spoil sport  :-( was just getting exciting  w;k plus there were a lot of viewers  (bat


Move it to the banter threadd  :hyst:


Gotta justify the salary SUPER ADMIN is paying me!  :-)

Here's (http://sealine.co.za/) a nice place for unsupervised   :hbag
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Post by: Prego on November 05, 2014, 11:56:07 am
Ok,

Thread cleaned!

Back to fishing!
Spoil sport  :-( was just getting exciting  w;k plus there were a lot of viewers  (bat


Move it to the banter threadd  :hyst:


Gotta justify the salary SUPER ADMIN is paying me!  :-)

Here's ([url]http://sealine.co.za/[/url]) a nice place for unsupervised   :hbag



 :rotfl :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: I did not SEA that one coming  :Like:
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Post by: CLS on November 05, 2014, 01:30:43 pm
JohnF thanks for the link. :geet
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on November 05, 2014, 01:37:53 pm
JohnF thanks for the link. :geet

Sealine rocks....oops sorry keyboard stuck, UA rocks  :geet  :rotfl
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Post by: Bwana on November 20, 2014, 12:00:00 pm
Wow, last post 5th November! That's how crappy the weather has been. We've been hammered by non-stop NE / SW busters down here the past 5 weeks but finally got a gap to get on the water yesterday. The swell was flat, light variable winds and for a change sluggish current. We filled up quickly with livebait at Shakas Rock near the uMzimkulu River mouth and made the call to go chase some of the yellowtail that have made an appearance the past month or so. We arrived at the first spot where we've had success before and while the guys prepped their bottom traces and live bait rigs I dropped my jig to test the waters. I went on instantly with what can only have been a nice yellowtail or AJ, the fish boxed hard and about half way up the hook pulled! I was bleak, but once I reeled it back I noticed the assist hooks point had snapped off... a clean break below the barb and on a 10/0 Mustad Hoodlum that is the last thing I would have ever expected! Not to worry, I replaced the hookset and two downs later I went on with another fish and my mate Clint who also dropped a jig went on as well.... DOUBLE UP! we were rewarded with two nice AJ's in the 7-8kg range. Things went quiet after that, with two solid hookups on bait - clearly yellowtail that reefed the guys within seconds and then nothing for a few hours. We finished up with a nice 'Bek for Clint's lightie who managed to bait up, hook and land the 'Bek all on his own! A great day on the water and fun as always.


AJ Double to start the day:

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Post by: L Hooker on November 20, 2014, 12:07:29 pm
Well done great catches Bwana  (clap) .
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Post by: maganything on November 20, 2014, 12:37:21 pm
 
great catches Mark...
 
If i may ask, what jigs do you guys use?
Are  you using squid type, bucktail, pencil??? im keen to give the jigging thing a serious go when im down that side over Dec...
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Post by: Kegan on November 20, 2014, 12:39:49 pm
awesome mark, any big ones around?cant wait to come dobba in December!check you okes soon :fshn:
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Post by: Bwana on November 20, 2014, 01:22:38 pm
@Kegan - not really any buses around at the moment but they'll start moving in around Dec/Jan


@Mags - we usually have best results on slim jigs in the 200-300g range, white or pink. Try bumps and ledges in the 50-80m depth range and around isolated showings. Don't go too light on your gear though you may tie into a proper one and you need some strong gear to win that tussle!
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Post by: maganything on November 20, 2014, 01:27:30 pm
Thanks for the info..
Iv got a twin power 8000 with 80lb braid on a 6ft jigging stick, so hopefully it can handle.
 
Will definately give it a crack over dec!
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Post by: cyclone 123 on November 22, 2014, 01:54:58 pm
 Lauched early at St lucia this morning got 1 hoo and 2 skipjacks was my son's first hoo
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Post by: Shaun17 on November 23, 2014, 05:15:13 am
Eish, just caught up on this thread after a while!!
 
Nice to see KZN south coast picking up again, some good catches there bud well done  :envy  Can't wait for December!!
 
Lekker  :wahoo:  there Cyclone, bet your son was chuffed!!
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Post by: Bwana on November 23, 2014, 08:45:48 am
Nice 'hoo there George!
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Post by: L Hooker on November 24, 2014, 07:36:31 am
Congrats to your son Cyclone nice hoo  (clap)
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Post by: lebaka on November 24, 2014, 07:44:51 am
lekka catches mark and george :happ:
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Post by: Bwana on November 24, 2014, 08:28:00 am
Check what came out at Vidal - 35kg's caught by Nick from Natal Powerboats fishing with my mate Clint on "Poach 'n Sea"...... BUS COUTA!!







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Post by: maganything on November 24, 2014, 08:51:25 am
 
Yuslike!!! BUS!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: L Hooker on November 24, 2014, 08:52:59 am
Wow awesome catch (clap)
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Post by: kevf on November 24, 2014, 09:31:19 am
Bwana that couta was caught on Off Season
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Post by: Bwana on November 24, 2014, 09:55:51 am
Hey Kev, sorry my mistake was just passing on what I was told. Thanks for confirming.
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Post by: Seventenths on November 24, 2014, 11:03:43 am
That is a proper Croc.... :envy
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Post by: Prego on November 24, 2014, 01:10:27 pm
That is a proper Croc.... :envy

 :corrct:

There goes the theory that the big boys are only around March to June :cnfzd
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Post by: Bwana on November 25, 2014, 08:36:17 am
Just spoken to Clint Nortje, the angler who caught that bus couta - it was indeed on the boat "Off Season" during a comp at Vidal, caught on a drift sard with a duster! Clint says he was fishing 10kg IGFA which is an amazing meritorius fish!
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Post by: CLS on November 25, 2014, 12:11:04 pm
Fantastic fish.
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Post by: FFF on December 01, 2014, 09:56:33 am
Kieran and myself were invited to fish sat with a friend of his from school. They have a boat at DSBC so was easier than towing our boat through.
 
We launched about 04:30 and went to the bait spots to collect bait. Was a bit of a struggle getting bait as there were a lot of big shad being a pest. Both Kids got some really good sized shad but season was still closed so threw them all back.
 
After a bit of a discussion what to do we decided to take the kids out to the ships and try for a Dorrie. First drift past the ship both rods away Kierans came off and his friend Kayden lost his. Leader broke off. I lined them up again and the 2nd drift both rods went away again. After a good fight were at one stage i thought that maybe they had the same fish as the lines stayed together for the whole fight. Up came 2 bonnies. 7.8kg and 8kg.
Kierans friend was not feeling so good so we called it a day.
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Post by: Shaun17 on December 01, 2014, 10:00:27 am
Lekker stuff Ant, good to see the young men getting some decent fish!!!  :cgrts:
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Post by: L Hooker on December 01, 2014, 10:00:34 am
Nice Thanks for sharing  sure the boys had a blast (clap)
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Post by: alfu on December 01, 2014, 10:20:08 am
Some nice size Bonnies.  Always a problem with the kids getting sick (and a lot of adults including me).  Try Adco Cyclizine 50mg tablets. This stuff works as I get very sick and only tablets that works and no after effects. Drink in morning 1-2 hours before launch. Keep packet on boat as well.





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Post by: Hammer on December 01, 2014, 10:23:54 am
That's awesome for the little oaks Ant  :resp:

You say you were drifting, where you using live bait around the ships  :dunno:
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Post by: FFF on December 01, 2014, 10:28:44 am
Some nice size Bonnies.  Always a problem with the kids getting sick (and a lot of adults including me).  Try Adco Cyclizine 50mg tablets. This stuff works as I get very sick and only tablets that works and no after effects. Drink in morning 1-2 hours before launch. Keep packet on boat as well.
Thanks Alfu. I also tell people to take those too. Very good sea sick tablets.
Kieran and i take nothing now days and seem to be fine. It was his friend who got sick. I think it was also the fact that it was his first time fishing by the ships and being so close to the ships can be something all on its own.
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Post by: Chigger on December 01, 2014, 11:09:59 am
Good to see you FFF and a couple of the guys at the club on Saturday, very lekker bonnies for the boys, not an easy fight that (clap)
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Post by: maganything on December 01, 2014, 11:27:31 am
 
We launched early Sundaymorning. got bait and headed for the ships.
The sea was so flat and the water was blue but the temp was only around 22deg.
 
At the first ship we fished i had a shoal of about 20 dorries hangging around the boat, not big around the 3-4kg mark, but for the life of us we ouldnt get them to eat! fresh redeye, live baits plugs spoons the works! Nothing.
 
We then headed out pulling knoas past umdloti towards the fads, found one fad but was empty. worked our way back to the flats, drifted with livies but nothing!
 
East started pumping at about 10, so we called it a day!
 
Met up with a couple of the old banters, who did super well on the big tunny again!
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Post by: alfu on December 01, 2014, 11:33:01 am
 Thanks for the update Maganything. I wanted to cry when I saw the flat seas. Was hooked up to go but canceled when I woke up at 3:30. Weather predictions I use got it all wrong #@#@. I must say that I feel a bit better now for not launching. Not a lot of fish caught on such a beautiful day. It his however better to catch nothing than sitting at home sulking!!!
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on December 01, 2014, 11:37:02 am
Lekker FFF see i was not  with again and zzzzzzzzzzzzz buggers LOL

Lekker Mags, dynamite next time and land all those dorries  :nuts:

Yep Alfu, think the weatherman is a binnnelander and messing us coastal folk aound  swr
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Post by: MichaelH on December 01, 2014, 12:43:18 pm
Hi Umpa lumpa, the binnelanders will gladly take all the bad weather all year long , just as long as the weather is good down at your coastal folk , especially when we come down there to fish , please send that weather up here
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Post by: kevf on December 01, 2014, 02:35:30 pm
fished the wreck off port Edward on Saturday morning, launched at first light and wasn't long before there were 10 boats all on the wreck. everyone all worked up about the yellowtail that were running wild the week before. Not that day sadly. moved off to a few other marks and got some nice bottoms, totalled 15 species I think. kept a few soldiers and Englishman for the pan. as the morning went on the sea flattened out beautifully. beached at around 1, some of the boats got a bunch of  :yft: just before beaching. heard of some good poensies that were caught aswell
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Post by: MichaelK on December 04, 2014, 03:32:20 pm
Looks like the early season couta are making an appearance off durban now. Nick mound caught a 26.6kg couta off his jetski off the Bluffs fenceline today. I will load the photos angie from DSBC sent out on facebook shortly
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Post by: MichaelK on December 04, 2014, 03:34:30 pm
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Post by: maganything on December 04, 2014, 03:40:49 pm
who is launching this weekend?
we going on Sat.... running North for dorries and tuna!!
 
Great Couta that!!!
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Post by: dugong on December 04, 2014, 07:03:40 pm
I'm still sitting in the UK 4deg max,  :rain: but nice   :beer:  and pubs........good to see the fish are making an appearance, can't wait to get out :rck"
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Post by: Shaun17 on December 05, 2014, 12:25:21 am
Lekker  :cout:  that!!!
 
 
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Post by: CLS on December 05, 2014, 06:42:18 am
who is launching this weekend?
we going on Sat.... running North for dorries and tuna!!
 
Great Couta that!!!
See you on the water  :fshn: :fshn:
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Post by: Shaun17 on December 07, 2014, 12:51:45 pm
Anyone fish this weekend?
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Post by: maganything on December 07, 2014, 05:03:54 pm
Anyone fish this weekend?

We launched sat.
Ran to tongaat on the 80m - 100m line, no luck pulling lures, drifting and working the ships..
Never saw too many fish come out, but saw FFF got a nice tunny!
Also saw someone got a sailie today!

We haven't had much luck of late, kinda bumming me out a little! Haha
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Post by: CLS on December 07, 2014, 07:07:21 pm
Boat was sorted and hitched then the dhit hit the fan at work so didn't fish, not many fish came out, but I would rather have been on the water than sorting out SHEQ files
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on December 07, 2014, 07:25:45 pm
Myself and FFF were out got nice 19 kilo Tuna and 8 kilo Bonnie, will let 3xF do full report with a pic.
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Post by: Chigger on December 07, 2014, 08:50:36 pm
Launched on Saturday, went sraight to Lugs. The shad and some nice size sada were wild, but no snoek.
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Post by: FFF on December 08, 2014, 07:58:42 am
Well Umpa Lumpa and myself decided to do a quick trip sat morning. Umpa Lumpa had another function he had to be at by 12 so i convinced him to do a quick trip.
 
We launched at 03:45 (Having night rating does help) and had the plan to head to the ships. We struggled to get bait by the piers so we headed to the barge. Umpa got us a few baits quite quickly so while he was busy i stuck out a live bait. Was not in the water 5 minutes and we got a :sreel: . Umpa got the rod and started fighting. The fish had given quite a good first run so knew it was something decent. He landed a decent about 8kg bonnie. While fighting it other boats started arriving and almost rode his line off twice. Yes i did swear them.
With all these other boats arriving we went out to the ships.
 
First ship we tried we got nothing. Headed to the next ship hoping to get our first Dorrie of the season. Pitched a live bait out on the small stick with a 5000 coffee gringer. I watched as the line started heading off to the right and bang we were on. I then realised that this was no Dorrie. It took off. Umpa Lumpa cleared his line and moved us away from the ship. After a really good fight were the arms started talking to me a bit we spotted the number plate a good YFT. Still had quite a bit to do with the small stick to get it to the boat but eventually we did. What a nice fish on the small stick.
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Post by: L Hooker on December 08, 2014, 08:00:01 am
Well done guys , nice YFT! (clap)
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Post by: Shaun17 on December 08, 2014, 08:07:06 am
Umps, see boet... you're not bad luck after all!! Nice work chaps!! #Tunaslayer
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Post by: Kona on December 08, 2014, 08:11:42 am
Nice YFT makes me wanna pack my gear and go fishing
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Post by: iNdlovu on December 08, 2014, 08:13:12 am
Well done Umps and Ant, very nice fish there. (clap)
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Post by: Bwana on December 08, 2014, 08:50:58 am
Great fish there Ant and Umps, well done guys!
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Post by: AQUAFAN on December 08, 2014, 08:54:50 am
Beaut of a  :yft: that FFF - well done especially on such a light outfit!
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Post by: dugong on December 08, 2014, 09:45:29 am
Great fish on a light stick that :rck"
I need to get on the water!!
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Post by: Chigger on December 08, 2014, 10:43:00 pm
Nice  :yft: FFF, and size Bonnie Umps  (clap)
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Post by: CLS on December 09, 2014, 06:30:08 am
Well Umpa Lumpa and myself decided to do a quick trip sat morning. Umpa Lumpa had another function he had to be at by 12 so i convinced him to do a quick trip.
 
We launched at 03:45 (Having night rating does help) and had the plan to head to the ships. We struggled to get bait by the piers so we headed to the barge. Umpa got us a few baits quite quickly so while he was busy i stuck out a live bait. Was not in the water 5 minutes and we got a :sreel: . Umpa got the rod and started fighting. The fish had given quite a good first run so knew it was something decent. He landed a decent about 8kg bonnie. While fighting it other boats started arriving and almost rode his line off twice. Yes i did swear them.
With all these other boats arriving we went out to the ships.
 
First ship we tried we got nothing. Headed to the next ship hoping to get our first Dorrie of the season. Pitched a live bait out on the small stick with a 5000 coffee gringer. I watched as the line started heading off to the right and bang we were on. I then realised that this was no Dorrie. It took off. Umpa Lumpa cleared his line and moved us away from the ship. After a really good fight were the arms started talking to me a bit we spotted the number plate a good YFT. Still had quite a bit to do with the small stick to get it to the boat but eventually we did. What a nice fish on the small stick.
Well done Ant and big D,
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Post by: MichaelK on December 09, 2014, 01:26:20 pm
Well done boys, lekker tuna that
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Post by: CLS on December 09, 2014, 06:43:27 pm
I am on duty this Sunday the 14th so pop in for a chat.
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Post by: dugong on December 09, 2014, 09:09:51 pm
Let me launch in the dark hey Oom w;k
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Post by: Chigger on December 12, 2014, 02:05:17 pm
The sea has looked like lake Malawi the past 2 days, not even a swell. I drove past Virginia airport and the wind sock was flat against the pole. Hope it stays flat for the weekend.
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Post by: Chigger on December 12, 2014, 03:09:31 pm
The sea has looked like lake Malawi the past 2 days, not even a swell. I drove past Virginia airport and the wind sock was flat against the pole. Hope it stays flat for the weekend.

....Ok scratch that, the pridicted SW has just arrived...
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Post by: CLS on December 12, 2014, 06:38:01 pm
The sea has looked like lake Malawi the past 2 days, not even a swell. I drove past Virginia airport and the wind sock was flat against the pole. Hope it stays flat for the weekend.

....Ok scratch that, the pridicted SW has just arrived...
:hyst: :hyst: :hyst:
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Post by: jaenswart on December 12, 2014, 09:09:41 pm
LOL
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Post by: dodger on December 13, 2014, 10:02:21 am
you need a bit of a tjop to get the fishes active
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Post by: Nikao on December 15, 2014, 11:14:56 am
Here is a little report from last Week


https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10152492663647944&id=177957067943 (https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10152492663647944&id=177957067943)
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Post by: CLS on December 15, 2014, 12:57:03 pm
I was on duty yesterday, by 04h30 the NE was blowing 20knots, one boat launched and was back on the beach within an hour. So for me it was an easy one, I had a good breakfast and was home by 09h15.
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Post by: FFF on December 15, 2014, 01:12:26 pm
I was on duty yesterday, by 04h30 the NE was blowing 20knots, one boat launched and was back on the beach within an hour. So for me it was an easy one, I had a good breakfast and was home by 09h15.
Some people get lucky. If there was good weather you would have been very busy.
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Post by: YUSUF on December 15, 2014, 11:10:40 pm
Launched on Sunday.Hooked into a decent Yellowfin Tuna only to be taxed after giving a beautiful aerial display.
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Post by: AQUAFAN on December 18, 2014, 08:50:12 pm
Launched on Sat after having the motors checked following a bit of heating - trolled a few feathers during a test run and got a yft of around 8kg on our way back.

Lqunched yeatsrday with a few friends from Jhb - trolled to Ballito without a single inquiry. Went down for bottoms and got some nice soldiers, slingers and a fat rockcod. Started with a sizeable SE swell which dropped by the time we were on our way back.

Water still a bit cold averaging 21.2 degrees.
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Post by: jaenswart on December 19, 2014, 05:20:34 am
Launched out of Richardsbay yesterday, ran 40km to high points. water was good color at 26 degrees, but the area was devoid of life.

Decided to move closer to some reefs in front in Mtunzini and this is where an epic day really really started.
The bird were all around, chasing jub jub, and the fringes of the jub jub schools had yellowfin tuna, couta and dorado.

we chased after the birds with rapalas and flick sticks and was rewarded with around 25 YFT (kept 1) , 3 Dorado, 3 couta.
Down to my last tank of fuel and still 25km away from my beaching site at Mtunzini main beach, I decided to drop anchor and we got rewarded with some size slinger, 7 Rockcods (3 - 5 kg) as well as a black musselcracker. Whilst on anchor a dorrie came to visit and I managed to hook it on a flick stick.

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Post by: AQUAFAN on December 19, 2014, 05:33:00 am
Wow! Definitely dont get too many days like that! Well done!
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Post by: Shaun17 on December 19, 2014, 05:40:40 am
Nicely done bud, smashed it!! Going to have to fish Zini with you one day...
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Post by: Bwana on December 19, 2014, 10:07:32 am
Eish Jaen what a day bud! Congrats! Nice species variety  (clap)
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on December 19, 2014, 11:10:35 am
Top day out Jaen.
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Post by: Chigger on December 20, 2014, 03:43:20 pm
Guess what Santa brought us for Christmas........


Woke up a bit late got to the club at about 6am, but missed the the morning traffic though. Sea was quite flat, went to look for bait, got nothing at Limestone or the the containers. Gave up on the bait and headed for the ships. Pulled Halcos, kona's and feathers, eventually put on 2x Halcos and got lucky near one of the ships with this bull Dorado. I got one other pull later but was a small fish and came unbuttoned. The wind picked up from the south so called it quits at 9:30. Lekker morning out.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on December 20, 2014, 05:27:09 pm
Lekker well donne George, awesome stuff, hopefully  the  fish are around tomorrow.
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Post by: Chigger on December 20, 2014, 07:30:54 pm
Lekker well donne George, awesome stuff, hopefully  the  fish are around tomorrow.


Thanks boet, hope you guys get some tomorrow, also heard of some couta coming out around the corner.
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Post by: maganything on December 20, 2014, 07:55:17 pm
We will be on the water tomorrow!
Hoping for a couple dorado!
3 blanks last 3 trips!
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Post by: jaenswart on December 21, 2014, 05:13:11 am
Another great day yesterday.

We launched at RB and ran down to Zini. We got around 450kg of fish.
Released most of it since we got plenty fish the previous outing and kept some of pan sized cob for dinner as well as a couple of lantern fish.

I battled what I thought was a 50kg dagga salmon for 40minutes on my trap stick 10kg line, and then suddenly felt a huge bump. the picture was the result.

The guys RB slaughtered the fish, and  I could count at least 12 dead marlin tails in the bins :-(

Dont know why I stil bother to release fish, feel like whatever the rest release is just taking out by out people in any case.
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Post by: iNdlovu on December 21, 2014, 07:39:06 am
Another great day, well done mate. It is so disheartening to hear of the billfish slaughter that is going on and like Toppie also says, we're fooling ourselves to think we, as sport anglers are going to save the oceans. The point is that a start has to be made somewhere and although it will be a long, frustratingly slow road, we can't ever expect to get any messages anywhere if we ourselves abuse the privledge. It is not unlawful to keep a billy, but is it necessary.
The young people that you are spending time with will one day be ambassadors for our billfish and all because of the examples you guys have set.
Well done bud, I salute you :bow:
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Post by: jaenswart on December 21, 2014, 07:51:16 am
Thanks Mike, In do what I can to teach people that fish with me that its 100% ok to take fish for the pan. But its equally rewarding to enjoy the catching part of our sport with the accompanying releasing part. Releasing a billfish must be one of the most satisfying experiences ever.
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Post by: dugong on December 21, 2014, 08:51:42 am
I had to get my seaworthy done and take the boat for a spin on Friday so we launched late at about 6, the SW was still at at about 10kts so we tried around the corner for couta, the water was 21.5deg but very clean, after about an hour I had a pull on my downrigged mackerel - a small pick handle.
I then shot out to the 50 and pulled lures out to the 250 and back to no1 but nothing.
One positive is that the warm water has finally arrived offshore, at the 150 it was 24.2deg!!!
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Post by: Happy Dog on December 21, 2014, 09:24:51 am
Well done guys some great fish. Nice dorrie George especially after telling the day before it was your nemesis fish.
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Post by: Happy Dog on December 21, 2014, 09:26:16 am
Chris thanks for the call yesterday morning advising me to hold back on the  trip as water and weather not great.  :+ cred: .
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Post by: Peter Gordon on December 21, 2014, 10:40:18 am
Thanks Mike, In do what I can to teach people that fish with me that its 100% ok to take fish for the pan. But its equally rewarding to enjoy the catching part of our sport with the accompanying releasing part. Releasing a billfish must be one of the most satisfying experiences ever.
Hey Jaen, Mike's name is Tony :hehe: :rotfl :hyst: :crzy
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Post by: jaenswart on December 21, 2014, 01:06:53 pm
Thanks Mike, In do what I can to teach people that fish with me that its 100% ok to take fish for the pan. But its equally rewarding to enjoy the catching part of our sport with the accompanying releasing part. Releasing a billfish must be one of the most satisfying experiences ever.
Hey Jaen, Mike's name is Tony :hehe: :rotfl :hyst: :crzy

LOL, slip of hand :-) My apologies Tony :-)
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Post by: iNdlovu on December 21, 2014, 01:12:44 pm
No worries mate, on this forum Mike or Tony has a good chance of being correct :rotfl
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Post by: Bwana on December 21, 2014, 08:29:37 pm
Well done Jaen you getting some good results. So sickening to hear of the rampant billfish slaughter going on. I had the misfortune of witnessing the first casualty if the Shelly billfish season today - a boat brought back a smallish black to hang up in front of the tourists at Shelly this afternoon.  :-(
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Post by: isivuba on December 22, 2014, 07:50:02 am
went out yesterday and while there where plenty of good size tuna around but no takers. Managed to get Balito Andre on a few good fish though.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on December 22, 2014, 08:58:35 am
Myself and 3xF launched yesterday, 2nd boat on the water 03h55 got nto barge and loaded the bait quick plus two Sardas, headed to Umhloti to try for a Couta on route FFF pointed out a slick on the water very strange, then noticed the live well all bait upside down, so what  ever it was fuel spill from the   ships only possible answer   swr obvious the   water had  pumped into the well killing all the bait, so fished them out, 8 still had life so manged to keep them. Got to Umhloti set baits for a couta but nadda, water   was full of (as Fritz aptly named it) Gorilla snot thick clumps of black jelly like crap all over the lines bait hooks so nthis spoiled our chances of getting a bite. Headed to the ships hoping for a Dorrie or Tuna but no luck, almost every ship had a boat working it and seeing 75 boats launched not surprising but heard plenty boats blobbed, so we don't feel that bad. A nice bull dorrie was weighed at the club 16.5kilo,, i was more interested in the lady angler than the fish  :clwn w;k,  eeish DSBC is a good place to hangout on a summers day after fishing, just have a good pair  of Sunnies on hand.
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Post by: Chigger on December 22, 2014, 09:40:58 am
:clwn w;k,  eeish DSBC is a good place to hangout on a summers day after fishing, just have a good pair  of Sunnies on hand.

 :hyst: w;k w;k :corrct:

Sorry to hear about the bad fishing though.
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Post by: Bwana on December 23, 2014, 09:32:28 am
Launched yesterday with my mate Shaun on "Mershore" the forecast predicted 7-10knt SW but by the time we were on the water it was already pushing 10knt with a huge groundswell. Our plan was to target dorado at the Sheppie colour line but the large swell and persistent SW nearly changed our minds. On arrival at the Sheppie mouth we found clean water and hardly any colour line. We were only two-up on the boat so started off with a simple 4 rod spread (3 rods with small softy konas with strips and one halco in the wash) with one teaser line. We putted around until we found the colour line way inside (18-25m depth) and started working it. The current was a strong 2knt N-S current which was ripping against the dirty water line, lots of life around including flying fish, turtles and dolphins. No takers in the first hour and a half but on the turn of the tide we had a hook up on a decent bull dorado which fell off after 3 minutes. We reset the lines and within two minutes hooked up on the cow that was in the same area, it was boated easily and we continued. After another half an hour we had chaos on deck, triple hookup! With a bit of teamwork and lots of bobbing and weaving we got all three dorado on deck. We decided to persist for one more pass as the sea was huge out deep and inshore was still manageable. This paid off as we managed one more good dorrie on the shotgun lure. A quick trip to Protea was an eye opener - 2.5m swell with huge holes not very safe at all. Our goal was a quick yellowfin, we did one drift with the chum and had a double hookup, I managed to get my tuna in and Shaun got a nice skipjack. What a lekker day and good to see the dorado here in good numbers.



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Post by: CLS on December 23, 2014, 10:23:42 am
Nice fish, well done.
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Post by: Chigger on December 23, 2014, 10:58:30 am
Lekker report Bwana and some nice fish :rck"

Can I ask what do you use as strips for the Konas?
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Post by: Bwana on December 23, 2014, 12:07:33 pm
Lekker report Bwana and some nice fish :rck"

Can I ask what do you use as strips for the Konas?


Thanks. It's very easy to catch them using this method:
Use small sized softy kona's like the Williamson saifish catcher (4inch) or Pulsator Strip teaser (4inch) rigged with nylon coated steel wire attached to a single 7/0 hook and albright onto 100lb mono (steel just for under the skirt). Now cut strips of chokka into 15cmx2cmx5mm pieces and attach to your wire bite trace with Ghost Cotton. The strip sits up against the back of the kona's head and protudes out the back of the skirt around 50mm. This is a hard wearing strip you can pull for hours and has a great action in the water. Sometimes it can last for more than one fish.  w;k
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Post by: iNdlovu on December 23, 2014, 12:09:54 pm
Well done mate, good fishing
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Post by: Chigger on December 23, 2014, 02:47:53 pm
Lekker report Bwana and some nice fish :rck"

Can I ask what do you use as strips for the Konas?


Thanks. It's very easy to catch them using this method:
Use small sized softy kona's like the Williamson saifish catcher (4inch) or Pulsator Strip teaser (4inch) rigged with nylon coated steel wire attached to a single 7/0 hook and albright onto 100lb mono (steel just for under the skirt). Now cut strips of chokka into 15cmx2cmx5mm pieces and attach to your wire bite trace with Ghost Cotton. The strip sits up against the back of the kona's head and protudes out the back of the skirt around 50mm. This is a hard wearing strip you can pull for hours and has a great action in the water. Sometimes it can last for more than one fish.  w;k

Thanks for sharing  :+ cred:
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Post by: CLS on December 23, 2014, 03:14:51 pm
Lekker report Bwana and some nice fish :rck"

Can I ask what do you use as strips for the Konas?


Thanks. It's very easy to catch them using this method:
Use small sized softy kona's like the Williamson saifish catcher (4inch) or Pulsator Strip teaser (4inch) rigged with nylon coated steel wire attached to a single 7/0 hook and albright onto 100lb mono (steel just for under the skirt). Now cut strips of chokka into 15cmx2cmx5mm pieces and attach to your wire bite trace with Ghost Cotton. The strip sits up against the back of the kona's head and protudes out the back of the skirt around 50mm. This is a hard wearing strip you can pull for hours and has a great action in the water. Sometimes it can last for more than one fish.  w;k

Thanks for sharing  :+ cred:
:corrct:
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Post by: Bwana on December 23, 2014, 03:23:03 pm
No prob guys hope it helps you get some fish  w;k
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Post by: Toppie on December 23, 2014, 04:37:21 pm
Thanks for sharing Bwana.
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Post by: iNdlovu on December 28, 2014, 11:49:58 am
The DSBC Couta Festival is on 25th & 26th of April. We'll probably haul the boat down leaving Nelspruit early on the morning of Thursday 23rd and camping at the club again.
Who is entering the comp and flying the UA banner?

- iNdlovu
- Hammer
-
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Post by: Nikao on December 29, 2014, 08:07:43 pm
Just home after a late launch today as i had some trailer problems.. but we did manage a nice black :billf: estimated 3m length from mouth to tail.. Will post a full report soon
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Post by: CLS on December 30, 2014, 08:56:32 am
Just home after a late launch today as i had some trailer problems.. but we did manage a nice black :billf: estimated 3m length from mouth to tail.. Will post a full report soon
Well done Richard, hope you have more success today,  :fshn:
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Post by: dodger on December 30, 2014, 09:38:27 am
Just home after a late launch today as i had some trailer problems.. but we did manage a nice black :billf: estimated 3m length from mouth to tail.. Will post a full report soon
Well done Richard, hope you have more success today,  :fshn:


Well done Richard have more  :sreel:  and  :billf: today
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on December 30, 2014, 07:11:12 pm
Well done on the  :billf: Rich, good fish coming out.
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Post by: maganything on December 30, 2014, 07:50:34 pm
We launched port edward today.

Managed 1 yellow fin and 1 dorado.. Both of 7kg...
We dropped another 2 dorado and 2 yellowfin, 1 yellow fin of which I estimate was over 18kg's.

Predicted NE for the next couple days, so won't be fishing I don't think.

Quite a few bek and cracker being caught down this side.
Water temp of around 26deg, so things looking good!
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Post by: Happy Dog on December 31, 2014, 06:45:37 am
Great result Scott. Good to see some fish coming out. Sucks to be at work. Oh well I will be off from 08-12 January. So will hopefully get on the water.
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Post by: Chigger on December 31, 2014, 11:38:12 am
Great result Scott. Good to see some fish coming out. Sucks to be at work. Oh well I will be off from 08-12 January. So will hopefully get on the water.

 :corrct: Ditto HD, ... but sadly not many reports of fish off Durban....just dying to read Nikoas  :billf: report.
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Post by: Hammer on January 01, 2015, 05:46:40 pm
Got my first  :billf: ever and it was off my boat on the 29th at number 1 on the way in from the deep.
It picked me up on my 7" shotgun kona. I was fishing for dorries and tuna so the set up was light.
TLD 25 with 15 kg line and a 16 kg fluoro leader. I had a inexperienced guy with me who had to take control of the boat whilst I boxed with the fish. Well after 1h30 I remembered that I had a stand up harness on board and swopped my bucket for it, my arms were buggered. The 25's drag got cooked so I had to hold the spool and line with my fingers, then the handle started to get hard to turn. Any way after following and fighting it for 17km and a total of 2h55 I got it to the boat, the leader was on the rod when the line popped. The first of many I hope, what a day.
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Post by: dodger on January 01, 2015, 05:56:17 pm
nice  :billf:  Richard also caught on a TLD25 and light set up
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Post by: Hammer on January 01, 2015, 08:36:35 pm
Yip, I know. I was talking to Rich and his customer who caught the Marlin.  :corrct:
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Post by: maganything on January 01, 2015, 08:57:21 pm
Yus mike!! That's epic! Well done!!
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Post by: colin on January 01, 2015, 09:05:51 pm
 :cgrts: dem bones , dem bones , dem tired and aching bones. but  :envy . Colin. :toppie:
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Post by: Chigger on January 02, 2015, 07:27:08 am
Got my first  :billf: ever and it was off my boat on the 29th at number 1 on the way in from the deep.
It picked me up on my 7" shotgun kona. I was fishing for dorries and tuna so the set up was light.
TLD 25 with 15 kg line and a 16 kg fluoro leader. I had a inexperienced guy with me who had to take control of the boat whilst I boxed with the fish. Well after 1h30 I remembered that I had a stand up harness on board and swopped my bucket for it, my arms were buggered. The 25's drag got cooked so I had to hold the spool and line with my fingers, then the handle started to get hard to turn. Any way after following and fighting it for 17km and a total of 2h55 I got it to the boat, the leader was on the rod when the line popped. The first of many I hope, what a day.


Well done Hammer :fshn: :happ:
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Post by: CLS on January 02, 2015, 07:37:10 am
Got my first  :billf: ever and it was off my boat on the 29th at number 1 on the way in from the deep
It picked me up on my 7" shotgun kona. I was fishing for dorries and tuna so the set up was light.
TLD 25 with 15 kg line and a 16 kg fluoro leader. I had a inexperienced guy with me who had to take control of the boat whilst I boxed with the fish. Well after 1h30 I remembered that I had a stand up harness on board and swopped my bucket for it, my arms were buggered. The 25's drag got cooked so I had to hold the spool and line with my fingers, then the handle started to get hard to turn. Any way after following and fighting it for 17km and a total of 2h55 I got it to the boat, the leader was on the rod when the line popped. The first of many I hope, what a day.
well done great fish indeed
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Post by: Hammer on January 02, 2015, 06:06:04 pm
Thank you gentleman, launched today and got a dorrie and tomorrow again.
Going home on Sunday, bugger bugger.
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Post by: iNdlovu on January 02, 2015, 06:25:09 pm
Why no pics?  Without pics it didn't happen. w;k


Good luck for tomorrow boet and be very careful driving home on Sunday, the roads will be madness.


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Post by: Nikao on January 02, 2015, 08:53:30 pm
Sorry for taking so long with this report but have been fishing none stop since my return from JHB after spending the holidays with the family.. any way fishing has been tough.. we have had to work hard for some trips.. i can however say we have had a couple of really good trips.. first has to be the trip on the 29th of Decembet that officially opened out 2015 marlin season on board Fishing Adventure.. it was a late start as on route to DSBC i saw some sparks coming off the rhs wheel on the trailer on the high way.. so i pulled off to check and felt the hub was very hot ..as i was not to far from home i decided to head back only to make it half way where i pulled into a fueling station and parked safly.. gave the mrs a call to come pick me up and take me home to try get some bearings.. lucky for me i have one second had set from a couple of months prior. .Any way  long story short.. i managed to change them.. thanks to Eric Cotton for the help he happened to be in the area.. After all we launched about 11:00 tried for some live bait but could not find. .. we then dropped lines and trolled over no1 looking for some tuna and bonnies.. working our way out the the ships.. when the rigger snapped and the reel screamed to life.. only to come to and abrupt stop.. i knew then we had something with a pointy face playing.. so i turned and worked the area... i i passed our first point of pic up.. the long corner went screaming away... I could not see any jumping so thought it was a nice size tuna.. only to be proven wrong not 30 seconds later when she lept from the water...we whede clearly under gunned as the line peeled from the reel a tld25 spooled with 30lb line to a.120lb leader to a 200lb trace. . So i cleared the remaining lines and gave chase... 2 hours and 5m8n later we had her on the leader.. a nice +- 180kg black marlin..  we managed a couple of quick snapshots before she busted through the 200lb trace. . We where almost 25km or umdloti when we landed her and had a 45km run back to dcbc.. was an epic catch and the first for both thr client and the season...
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Post by: Chigger on January 02, 2015, 09:01:54 pm
Epic fish off Durban, well done  :rck"
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Post by: dodger on January 03, 2015, 09:13:58 am
Sorry for taking so long with this report but have been fishing none stop since my return from JHB after spending the holidays with the family.. any way fishing has been tough.. we have had to work hard for some trips.. i can however say we have had a couple of really good trips.. first has to be the trip on the 29th of Decembet that officially opened out 2015 marlin season on board Fishing Adventure.. it was a late start as on route to DSBC i saw some sparks coming off the rhs wheel on the trailer on the high way.. so i pulled off to check and felt the hub was very hot ..as i was not to far from home i decided to head back only to make it half way where i pulled into a fueling station and parked safly.. gave the mrs a call to come pick me up and take me home to try get some bearings.. lucky for me i have one second had set from a couple of months prior. .Any way  long story short.. i managed to change them.. thanks to Eric Cotton for the help he happened to be in the area.. After all we launched about 11:00 tried for some live bait but could not find. .. we then dropped lines and trolled over no1 looking for some tuna and bonnies.. working our way out the the ships.. when the rigger snapped and the reel screamed to life.. only to come to and abrupt stop.. i knew then we had something with a pointy face playing.. so i turned and worked the area... i i passed our first point of pic up.. the long corner went screaming away... I could not see any jumping so thought it was a nice size tuna.. only to be proven wrong not 30 seconds later when she lept from the water...we whede clearly under gunned as the line peeled from the reel a tld25 spooled with 30lb line to a.120lb leader to a 200lb trace. . So i cleared the remaining lines and gave chase... 2 hours and 5m8n later we had her on the leader.. a nice +- 180kg black marlin..  we managed a couple of quick snapshots before she busted through the 200lb trace. . We where almost 25km or umdloti when we landed her and had a 45km run back to dcbc.. was an epic catch and the first for both thr client and the season...


that's an absolute beauty on a TLD25 and a Penn Seabuoy 6' rod which is the 601215 blank, it just shows what they are capable of
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on January 03, 2015, 10:31:39 am
 (clap) :rck" :happ:


Nice reports guys, Hammer and Rich, Bwana and Mags, now we also need a report from Isi on his Dorrie.
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Post by: Ismael786 on January 03, 2015, 12:00:41 pm
Awesome stuff nikao...pm sent
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Post by: isivuba on January 04, 2015, 01:34:41 pm
Ok back in the land of computers. Went out on the 31st with about 119 boats launching from DSBC. We went to my old spot to try for some Tuna but not takers. I did manage to get this little beauty though, out of 119 boat only 20 fish where caught  :hnthnt: .
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Post by: iNdlovu on January 04, 2015, 02:05:00 pm
Good one Mike, well done. Pitty about the shortage of fish in that neck of the woods. How was the fishing on the other days?
Glad you're back home safely mate
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on January 04, 2015, 06:17:15 pm
Nice Mike, 119 boats 20 fish, thats from the honest okes, nobody tells of their catches anymore. But being good fish coming out.
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Post by: Bwana on January 04, 2015, 06:55:43 pm
Launched yesterday off Shelly Beach, forecast of a light NE with a moderate SW later in the day. Sketchy launch with a few standups on the sand bank in the middle of the bay but everyone got out safely. Our plan to start looking for dorado on the colour line off Sheppy looked to be the right game plan as we arrived there to find a beautiful brown colour line with lots of action - birds and bait working. 3 hours later without a pull it was evident something was wrong - next thing the SW arrived out of nowhere pushing up to 18knots and turned the sea into a washing machine. By 10am we were going to throw in the towel but chose to head out to Protea to see what conditions were like. It proved to be the right choice as the sea was bearable on the reef and the west slowly dropped down to around 8-10 knots. We went on the drift and immediately started getting yellowfin between 8-15kg. We ended up with 6 keepers and released 4 juniors to grow bigger (see you when you're 21............kg). The highlight for me was dropping my jig into a beaut showing on the back drop of southern pinnacle and getting a solid hookup on a bus that had me railed against the gunnel on full lock on my Stella, a bit of back and forth and I finally got the fish away from the bricks and on its way up to the boat when it got taxed by a monster Zambo about 10m from the boat. We called big GT but weren't surprised when I brought in the head of what would have been a bus yellowtail around 15kg. What a waste of a good fish and not the end to the fight that I wanted. A worthy adversary wasted. A few good yellowfin came out later in the day with Hooker landing a beauty of 27kg.
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Post by: maganything on January 06, 2015, 01:06:25 pm
I launched port Edward yesterday with a mate on his boat "windguru"

took a couple on the nose in the launch and got nice a wet.

We got bait easily and worked our way south with a very quick current.

The plan, was to look for some decent bottoms, but with the current it was going to be tough.

We found some good showing on a pinical and went down, I went on with a slinger and a bek, lost the bek on the way up, and dave went double up on bek, also lost one on the way up. His bek was 9kg so a real nice one..

We thought we were in for a good day, but for the life of us could not get back onto the mark and get the drift right. When we did get down , we kept getting snagged and with 24 ounce sinkers, get lost on every drop it was turning out to be expensive!!

We then headed out to look for dorado, found nice water at 26 degree's, but was lifeless....
Eventually got a pull on the shotgun, and fish almost spooled us on its first run, then popped the leader.

So not a very productive day!

Got back to durbs today, and have spent the day looking and testing boats!
Still on the hunt for a 17ft..

Cheers,

Mag
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Post by: dugong on January 06, 2015, 02:17:04 pm
There is a Demo Blast on the notice board at the club.........300k I think??
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Post by: Outrageous Fishing Charte on January 06, 2015, 02:26:28 pm
 :cgrts: Well done Mike and the crew of Hammered on your first  :billf:... Hopefully the first of many for the boat
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Post by: cyclone 123 on January 06, 2015, 03:52:26 pm
Launched this morning we got lucky my son's biggest dorrie so far, also broke his light dropshot rig
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Post by: CLS on January 07, 2015, 06:51:41 am
Launched this morning we got lucky my son's biggest dorrie so far, also broke his light dropshot rig
Nice fish well done, looks like a new rod on the way. :hnthnt:
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Post by: tkei on January 07, 2015, 08:16:28 am
Launched this morning we got lucky my son's biggest dorrie so far, also broke his light dropshot rig
Well done, Savour it knowing we are at our desks.
As regards to the rod, well done, now please proceed to the Combating TA thread and post there.
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Post by: dugong on January 07, 2015, 08:29:00 am
Well done on all the fish, especially the bills, I'm  :envy....... been away too long and need to get stuck in to some decent fish :rck" I see a 17+ couta was caught around the corner with a few smaller ones, we really need a good couta run off Durban!! Is this the year??
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Post by: Shaun17 on January 07, 2015, 06:21:56 pm
Geez, what a time to hit the south coast when the north coast and Durbz is jumping!!!


 :cgrts:  To Richard for putting your client onto a  :billf:  and to Mike for landing your first  :billf:  on the boat, awesome stuff chaps!!!

Will post a full report in a few days but had weather restrict us to 3.5 trips out in the 2 weeks but had some good fun nonetheless. Good to catch up with Bwana again and sorry that the weather stopped us from fishing with Isivuba and Zetti.


Will be out on the ski in Durbz next week...
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Post by: Bwana on January 08, 2015, 08:42:55 am
Eish Shaun what a pity the weather hasn't played along down here while you've been here, the dorries have been hit and miss, one or two sailies taken, some nice tuna on the southern pinnacle but generally k*k conditions. I believe you need to proceed to the TA thread to make a confession....... :hnthnt:  You can always blame it on the weather  :hehe:
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Post by: Happy Dog on January 11, 2015, 03:26:56 pm
Bwana  :+ cred:  for your advice on a strip bait of squid on a kona, it paid off with a 12kg tuna yesterday. Launched with family later than expected and went out pulling konas, got a pull on a purple and black kona in 85 mtr . Thought was a big fish fought way November weight category and it was the tuna. Very happy to open the log for the year. Put lures out again saw a bow wave moving into my lures from the side. One kona ratchet went then stopped then shotgun went and stopped. Think was saily playing in the spread circled round twice and no joy. Then headed home after 30 min trolling. Launched at 07:00 back at 09:30. Great day
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Post by: Chigger on January 11, 2015, 04:42:31 pm
 :corrct: Well done HD, we got a couple of small tuna for our efforts, the sea seemed to be full of life yesterday, what a lekker morning out at sea.
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Post by: dugong on January 12, 2015, 08:13:58 am
Very nice HD :rck" its always lekka when a plan comes together!! We finally got a good day on the water on Saturday, ended up with two dollies of 8 and 10, about 16kms off Umhlanga. Not too bad as about 36 were caught out of 128 boats that launched and a few boats that travelled to the FAD's came back with 5 or 6 fish each!!  For me it was basically bird hunting - I chased birds for both fish, the one was a huge shoal of small YFT feeding and I got the dollie on the edge.
Mate of mine also got a Black near John Ross yesterday.
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Post by: FFF on January 12, 2015, 08:26:43 am
Wanted to fish Saturday but Umpa Lumpa had work so decided to go sunday. Only to find out sat he has to work sunday also. Gave Gareth a call sat afternoon and organised for sunday.
 
Gareth Kieran and myself decided to do a bottom trip down to Toti and Launched 03:45. Once around the corner the NE was blowing hard not what was predicted. Thought all the way to Toti and fight back in the NE was not a good idea so change of plan headed north.
 
We headed to the barge and got bait pretty quickly. I then headed for the ships. Had a particular ship in mind and new all the boats were going to be heading that way. The sea had a nasty chop now with the NE blowing and we had a wet trip to get there.
 
On arrival at the ship i saw another boat had beaten us there and a jetski, they were both trying with lures so i headed for the front and threw out 2 live baits. They were barely in the water and both screemed off. Gareths fish got off and back to the small faithfully coffee grinder and the small stick it was on. I gave the rod to Kieran and he started to fight. The Dorrie did a great display of jumps and ran all over the place. Kieran fought very well but this fish knew what it was doing. It turned itself side on every time and used the waves to take line. Cause more boats were starting to arrive i helped him further so as to get the fish to the boat as quick as possible.
 
Back to the front again and 2 more live baits. Again both away but both headed for the deep. Gareth and i had a bit of fun trying to keep from getting tangled and managed to boat 2 nice bonnies. Another Drift and another Bonnie.
 
By this time more boats were arriving and the fish went off the bite. We pulled lures back to the club but had no more pulls.
What a great day off Durban 1 x 8Kg Dorado  2 x 9Kg bonnies and 1 x 7.5Kg bonnie.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on January 12, 2015, 09:19:09 am
Well done HD, and 3xF and Dugon. Yeah i wasted my whole weekend at work but hey it pays the bills. Seems everyone got good fish the weekend, CLS also got Dorries, GregF got some tuna, score for everyone all around.

Hopefully weather plays ball soon for me to have a go out on the blue.
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Post by: maganything on January 12, 2015, 10:10:48 am
 
 
nice fish guys!
 
Well done!
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Post by: Bwana on January 12, 2015, 10:22:17 am
Well done guys, great to see some good fish coming out all along the coast!  (clap)


We had a very successful day yesterday on Protea with Shaun on "Mershore." Nice to fish here when all the holidaymakers have left - the base was empty, the sea flat and the launch as easy as it gets.


Failed to find fish at Sheppy Brick where a few yellowtail have been around the past few days, despite clean blue water and good current. We moved to Protea and found non-stop action on the southern pinnacle. We finished with 15 tuna (released 9), a bigeye kingie, bonnies on spoon and jig as well as two absolute BUS kakaap. Shaun's went on to weigh 8.8kg and mine tipped the scale at 9.3kg - a new PB for me on 10kg line and a beautiful specimen. Not a bad chow either. Very good to see the tuna stocks on Protea so healthy - loads of small to medium fish around and a few screamers in between!


Pics -
Shaun's 14kg tuna
Shaun's kakaap
My PB green jobfish of 9.3kg

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Post by: Prego on January 12, 2015, 01:27:41 pm
Finally things are looking a bit better, well done guys and it seems the couta have finally made their appearance
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Post by: Shaun17 on January 12, 2015, 04:14:37 pm
Got down to Umzumbe on the 27th and had to abort our plans to fish with Zetti, Bwana and Isivuba on the 28th as the sea had been rather large and the Shelly launch closed for a few days.

Got a gap on the 29th and after a late launch due to our tractor having some issues we managed a few YFT on the rappies before heading back after 2.5 hours on the water.

We then had a late afternoon launch on the 2nd and had some reports that some decent fish had been taken on the northern pinnacle. After a few turns we managed a YFT of about 12kg on the Psycho Charteuse rappie which proved to be a winner over the next 2 trips. Then chummed for a couple hours and managed another YFT of 16kg and dropped another one when the 2 crossed lines and one got burnt off.

The 5th proved to be a pearler of a day and finally gave us the gap to go chase some dorries. We decided to hit the southern pinnacle first and did well both on the rappies and the chum. That gold scad rappie (JohnF's favourite) together with that new pink UV rappie got absolutely klapped. A lot of small fish around but good fun nonetheless, managed to release 6-7, lost another 5 to sharks and boated 9 fish between 5-13kg's. (http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/MGalleryItem.php?id=2427)

Highlight of the day was Don get absolutely smoked on Bwana's sosatie stick bait... Unfortunately it was a shark, and after about 30 min I got handed the rod. Put the Black Magic on and made good progress and had him at the boat about another 30 min later. Not sure of the species, but was stoked that we boked him on 30lb gear. Shark was easily 2.2m+... (http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/MGalleryItem.php?id=2424) (http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/MGalleryItem.php?id=2425) (http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/MGalleryItem.php?id=2426)

After that we headed off to chase dorries, found perfect colour lines, water temps, birds, but nada.... not a touch!!!

Did one last trip out on the 6th and dropped a decent wahoo which had picked up a rappie. Sea quickly turned on its head but decided to try chumming and managed 5 YFT all between 8-12kg's.

Not much in the way of species and didn't get to fish as much as we were hoping but always good to be on the water. Good to catch up with Bwana as always, owe much of our success at Shelly to him!!!  :udman:
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Post by: Shaun17 on January 12, 2015, 06:20:56 pm
 :cgrts:  Also to Lindsay, Mark and Anthony... Some awesome fish chaps!!! Hoping to get out a few times off Durbs before next Tuesday.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on January 12, 2015, 07:27:03 pm
Lekker Shaun, nice report and Pics :rck"
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Post by: isivuba on January 12, 2015, 07:42:13 pm
Sad I missed the trip Shaun :cry:  but awesome report.
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Post by: CLS on January 12, 2015, 08:09:16 pm
Well finally got onto the water on Saturday after long few weeks of being hectic at work. Launched at 03h45 (night rating does have its perks) and headed for bait, got mozzies quickly and was at the deep ship off Umdloti at 05h00, pinned a mozzie and threw, 5 seconds and on, got a small Dorrie and thought this is the day of all days. Tried again but nothing, threw plugs between the baits to try get the fish excited but nothing, by this time the boats started to arrive so I moved to another ship but again other boats were there so decided to pull Konas to Umdloti and try for a couta, managed another Dorrie in he bush and had a massive tunny smash the shotgun kona twice (the one Fritz made and gave me) but it missed the hooks on both occasions. Got to Umgloty put out live shad and had one Couta pull but missed both trebles then a shark found us and swam under the boat and wouldn't leave. We up lines set the spread and headed to the 50m mark and headed home. Lot of effort for two fish but it was worth it. To all the other guys who got fish well done. Was great to have fresh fish for dinner again.
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Post by: Shaun17 on January 13, 2015, 06:54:15 am
Plan was to fish on the ski this morning, but sea was a bit too bumpy for my liking. Will be launching first thing tomorrow to try get my first fish on the ski...


 :dor:
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Post by: dugong on January 13, 2015, 08:13:23 am
Plan was to fish on the ski this morning, but sea was a bit too bumpy for my liking. Will be launching first thing tomorrow to try get my first fish on the ski...


 :dor:

Good move, the SW hit Port Shepstone at 4:30 this morning so its very close!!
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on January 13, 2015, 09:56:44 am
Damn weatherman  swr

Well done on your Dorries Chris.
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Post by: dugong on January 13, 2015, 10:00:08 am
It was predicted Umpa................Thursday should be a pearler! :-) pity I got work :-(
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Post by: FFF on January 13, 2015, 10:27:50 am
It was predicted Umpa................Thursday should be a pearler! :-) pity I got work :-(
Also watching Thursday now. Lets hope it remains like this.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on January 13, 2015, 10:35:22 am
Also at work Dugong, but  the weather man in general is a big Box, days that are predicted perfect is completely opposite. Lets see what weekend brings.
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Post by: Shaun17 on January 14, 2015, 10:48:45 am
Anyone fishing tomorrow?
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Post by: FFF on January 14, 2015, 11:38:45 am
Anyone fishing tomorrow?
Wanted to fish today but weather changed my mind. Never too sure with the NE forcast for tomorrow. Think i shall wait till sunday.
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Post by: Shaun17 on January 14, 2015, 11:48:55 am
Might head down to Shelly tomorrow with the ski and take the boat out on Sunday. Would've been keen to fish Aliwal but haven't launched there in over 12 years....
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Post by: Bwana on January 14, 2015, 12:07:24 pm
@Shaun - the launch was good this morning here in Shelly and the sea flat. My mates got 5 nice tuna and got buzzed by a decent black marlin on Protea. Just be careful of the launch tomorrow - nasty East swell at short period firing into the bay....
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Post by: dugong on January 14, 2015, 01:25:08 pm
Anyone fishing tomorrow?
Wanted to fish today but weather changed my mind. Never too sure with the NE forcast for tomorrow. Think i shall wait till sunday.
Boats ready for tomorrow and I can get leave but I think that NE may start early...........starting to suck Fridays SW in!!
Sunday's going to be busy.........looks like another self launch or go later after 6.
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Post by: Shaun17 on January 14, 2015, 01:38:55 pm
@Shaun - the launch was good this morning here in Shelly and the sea flat. My mates got 5 nice tuna and got buzzed by a decent black marlin on Protea. Just be careful of the launch tomorrow - nasty East swell at short period firing into the bay....

Shot bud, keeping an eye on the forecast at the moment. Worst case I'll fish Durban and go chase a dorrie...
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Post by: dugong on January 14, 2015, 02:08:24 pm
I'm considering getting a pair of Tyrnos 30's for the just in case :billf: or bigger  :yft: that you come across while fishing for dollies and sails, I know that Prego and Bwana have them, the question is - what rod to match them with, I prefer 7' or maybe 6'6" - must be reasonably priced :dunno:
Better still - anyone selling a matching pair of #30 outfits??
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Post by: Shaun17 on January 14, 2015, 02:26:30 pm
I've got them as well, paired them with 6ft Jarvis Walker glass rods I got from Shag... awesome combos!!
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Post by: Prego on January 14, 2015, 02:33:15 pm
Penn legion they about R800
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Post by: dugong on January 14, 2015, 03:23:32 pm
Thanks guys, also looking at the TLD 30 2spd, a mate may have some for sale??
What size is the Penn Legion Prego??
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Post by: Prego on January 14, 2015, 03:29:26 pm
I don't recall but is short I don't like anything over 6.6ft
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Post by: Bwana on January 15, 2015, 08:58:47 am
Thanks guys, also looking at the TLD 30 2spd, a mate may have some for sale??
What size is the Penn Legion Prego??


The Penn Legion standup is the replacement of the original (and excellent) Penn Tuna Stick. The right size to match to the 30 size reels is the 15-24kg standup they go for around R800 each as Prego mentioned. Great tuna rods, certainly put the brakes on a yellowfin but they are around 5'6" if you want something slightly longer then I agree with Shaun those JW 601215 rods from Shag are the bomb as allrounders. Match the reel to some strong 30lb line (I use Maxima Ultragreen for tuna fishing) and you're all set up
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Post by: tkei on January 15, 2015, 09:17:24 am
The Jw 601215 rods look like the bomb as mentioned, but their eyes look really crap. the price of the rod is good, but is it worth it witht he crap eyes. if i replace the eyes then suddenly its not such a bargain.
need a new 10kg stick to take to kenya in 4 weeks for sails with tld 25. probably buy a few for the trip as last time ended up fishing sails on 30/50 rods as thats what they had, no fun at all. '

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Post by: Hammer on January 15, 2015, 09:21:12 am
tkei have a look at the Shimano TLD 25 rod, I have 2 of them and they are nice rods.
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Post by: tkei on January 15, 2015, 09:22:51 am
I saw thiose, look nice, but at 800 odd bucks, they twice the price of the JW.
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Post by: dugong on January 15, 2015, 09:32:39 am
The Jw 601215 rods look like the bomb as mentioned, but their eyes look really crap. the price of the rod is good, but is it worth it witht he crap eyes. if i replace the eyes then suddenly its not such a bargain.
need a new 10kg stick to take to kenya in 4 weeks for sails with tld 25. probably buy a few for the trip as last time ended up fishing sails on 30/50 rods as thats what they had, no fun at all. '
Good point, been burnt before and its at least R300 to replace with a set of decent eyes, going to look later at whats what, can get a TLD 30 2 spd at a good price from a mate but only one................anyone got one to sell??
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Post by: tkei on January 15, 2015, 09:43:45 am
thosde tld 30's are great, a real step up from the 25's.
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Post by: Shaun17 on January 15, 2015, 04:00:53 pm
Fished off the ski for the first time today, managed 1 dorrie and dropped 3   <: Had 2 double ups which caused chaos, different story fishing off a ski, lots to learn...   :blush:

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Post by: Prego on January 15, 2015, 04:11:52 pm
Nice  Shaun, you get the hook ups pulling plastics?
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Post by: Shaun17 on January 15, 2015, 04:13:26 pm
Nice  Shaun, you get the hook ups pulling plastics?

All on livies... good bait around today for a change!!
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Post by: Bwana on January 15, 2015, 04:21:21 pm
Great going Shaun, that is a fishing machine bud!
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Post by: Zetti on January 15, 2015, 05:04:01 pm
Great stuff Shaun, not bad for your first outing! How did you enjoy the  :ScooT: ?
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Post by: Shaun17 on January 15, 2015, 05:57:40 pm
Great stuff Shaun, not bad for your first outing! How did you enjoy the  :ScooT: ?

Good fun but need to change a few things... tackle storage, need a horizontal rod holder out the back, etc...
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Post by: isivuba on January 15, 2015, 06:00:34 pm
Awesome Shaun......man that ski looks huge or have you lost some weight.  :creep:
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Post by: REEFMAN on January 15, 2015, 06:05:09 pm
Nice to see Shaun!
 (clap)
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Post by: maganything on January 15, 2015, 06:26:22 pm
awesome shaun!
well done!
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Post by: iNdlovu on January 15, 2015, 06:33:56 pm
Great stuff Shaun, it must be a very different thing to fish off a ski, congrats on your first outing and many more
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Post by: Half-Pint on January 16, 2015, 07:38:03 am
Fished off the ski for the first time today, managed 1 dorrie and dropped 3   <: Had 2 double ups which caused chaos, different story fishing off a ski, lots to learn...   :blush:

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:cgrts: Shaun! At least you are getting the pulls, hard to learn when you don't get any bites :blush:
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Post by: shagnrelease on January 16, 2015, 07:41:50 am
Hey Nice mate. I'm sure it's a big challenge dealing with those doubles on a ski.

Well done.
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Post by: shagnrelease on January 16, 2015, 07:42:33 am
PS please send the fillets
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Post by: FFF on January 16, 2015, 07:47:36 am
 :cgrts: on the dorrie. Good call you made yesterday the weather was perfect.
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Post by: L Hooker on January 16, 2015, 08:25:50 am
Congrats Shaun , very lekker looking ski (clap)
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Post by: dugong on January 16, 2015, 08:30:17 am
:cgrts: on the dorrie. Good call you made yesterday the weather was perfect.

+1,   Shaun, were the dollies at the ships or in the bush??
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Post by: Shaun17 on January 16, 2015, 09:11:06 am
:cgrts: on the dorrie. Good call you made yesterday the weather was perfect.

+1,   Shaun, were the dollies at the ships or in the bush??

Found them at the ships but chatted to 2 boats who got 1 dorrie each in the bush...
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Post by: dugong on January 16, 2015, 03:55:15 pm
35kt SW hit Sheppie at 3pm - should hit us around 5 :shk - lets hope it blows itself out by Sunday!! :nuts:
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Post by: Shaun17 on January 17, 2015, 12:34:28 pm
Scouse is fishing tomorrow for last time until June... who else is fishing?

Will be a UA affair with FFF, Umpa and Don on the boat, looking forward to it  :ult:
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Post by: maganything on January 17, 2015, 01:46:56 pm
We will be fishing tomorrow...
Last time out on Attila ....
Hoping to send her off with a bang!
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Post by: CLS on January 17, 2015, 05:38:31 pm
Scouse is fishing tomorrow for last time until June... who else is fishing?

Will be a UA affair with FFF, Umpa and Don on the boat, looking forward to it  :ult:
will see you in the morning  :fshn:
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Post by: CLS on January 17, 2015, 05:42:55 pm
We will be fishing tomorrow...
Last time out on Attila ....
Hoping to send her off with a bang!
See you there 04h00
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on January 18, 2015, 05:31:51 am
Scouse is fishing tomorrow for last time until June... who else is fishing?

Will be a UA affair with FFF, Umpa and Don on the boat, looking forward to it  :ult:


 :-(  I had to skip this trip, been battling for a while now with gout in left hand and wrist, so did not want to be in the way on the deck if not 100%, but sure the lads gonna smash the fish and i will missing out on a lekker trip on the Scouse. Sure there will be a next time.
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Post by: maganything on January 18, 2015, 12:47:47 pm
We didn't go this morning...
Had a couple to many   :frid last night and also woke up with the flu...

Hope you boys cleaned up!!
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Post by: maganything on January 19, 2015, 06:52:46 am
a mate of mine launched off Richards bay yesterday.
 
They got 1 blue of 187kg's on 50lb standup.
Unfortunately it was badly hooked and tore the whole gill plate on one side, so they had to boat it.
 
Deon, is not one to keep these fish, so he was really bleak it had to be boated, but unfortunately thats how it is sometimes..
 
Will post a pic later.
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Post by: FFF on January 20, 2015, 03:25:48 pm
Last day of school holidays so took Kieran out fishing this morning. My Father in law Bob also came and we launched at 5:00 this morning. Managed to get bait pretty quickly and got a nice Sarda sarda same time on the barge. Kieran lost a nice one right by the boat.
 
There was a big swell running and it started raining. Heavy mist also made it seem like a bad day to have gone fishing. We managed to find the closest ship in the mist but was not easy. Tried couple time around the ship and not even a touch.
 
Decided we were not far from cassions would try there for a tuna. Put out baits and waited. Boat next to us got a bonnie and then got taxed so said new plan needed. We headed out to No1 area and i trawled live baits slowly around.
Managed to get a good pull and Bob landed his first ever Dorado so a big smile.
I set another live bait out and got picked up again. Lost a nice YFT under the boat hook pulled. Anyway my Cell phone battery was now flat so had to call it a day.
 
 
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Post by: maganything on January 20, 2015, 03:49:38 pm
nice fish Ant.. Well done!
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Post by: Chigger on January 20, 2015, 05:23:13 pm
 :happ: Lekker Anthony
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Post by: Shaun17 on January 20, 2015, 05:55:39 pm
We had a 3am launch on Sunday to try beat the mad rush... launch didn't go quite as planned and ended up with the trailer and boat both going in. Not to worry, the Skipper stayed bone dry and warm as Don and FFF quickly got it sorted... straf dops for Don although he swears he hooked it up properly.

Anyway, eventually got out to the barge and started fishing for bait which was a struggle until first light. We then headed off to our marks and FFF quickly got his first pull which spat the livie. Next drift and we both got pulls with FFF getting a proper hookup and passing the rod to Don. My fish put on a quick aerial display before spitting the bait. Don then landed his first dorrie on Scouse. We had a few more pulls after that but no solid hookups and decided to test out some new marks with not much luck.

Good day on the water with some top blokes, definately taking a rain cheque on Umpa joining us though...


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Post by: Shaun17 on January 20, 2015, 06:05:16 pm
Lekker dorrie Ant, nicely done!! No more photos until June please....
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on January 20, 2015, 08:29:07 pm


 definately taking a rain cheque on Umpa joining us though...

 :corrct: :corrct: :corrct:
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Post by: Bwana on January 21, 2015, 08:48:12 am
Well done Shaun, Don and Ant good to see the  :dor:  around. As for your launch Shaun -  :hyst:  that must have been something to behold. Big time straf dops there. Luckily it was in Durbs, would not have been so funny at Shelly!
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Post by: L Hooker on January 21, 2015, 09:03:29 am
Well done Ant, Shaun , LOL not supposed to launch the trailer :hehe:
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Post by: dugong on January 22, 2015, 03:44:44 pm
HEADSUP!! Midas Durban are revamping their fishing section to cover all major brands - Daiwa/Shimano and are having a 30% discount on everything.
The ELBE Couta Pro(great couta rod) was R320 and is now R220 - The Powercurve(great snoek rod) was R300 now R200 - a set of the Fuji guides that is on these rods costs over R100!! w;k
The Elbe Yellowtail 6' looks pretty good with decent Strong eyes is R195.
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Post by: AQUAFAN on January 22, 2015, 04:07:54 pm
Thanks for the heads up - is it at one particular store or all of them?
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Post by: alfu on January 22, 2015, 04:22:09 pm
we must hurry - Shaun 17 is going to clear the store from down under !!!!!.
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Post by: roban on January 22, 2015, 08:55:39 pm
Are all these beautiful  :dor: coming from the FADS? I have heard these FADS are bad things and are responsible for a serious decline in inshore catch of  :dor: as well as serious damage to ships props ?
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Post by: AQUAFAN on January 22, 2015, 08:59:34 pm
You should read the posts more carefully before making a post like that.
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Post by: dugong on January 22, 2015, 09:04:47 pm
Are all these beautiful  :dor: coming from the FADS? I have heard these FADS are bad things and are responsible for a serious decline in inshore catch of  :dor: as well as serious damage to ships props ?
You must not believe everything you hear. :nuts:
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Post by: Capt. Hook on January 22, 2015, 11:51:13 pm
Greeting All, after some time away I am back on UA

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Post by: AQUAFAN on January 23, 2015, 01:14:01 am
Welcome.back Sir
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Post by: Savant on January 23, 2015, 10:50:52 am
Are all these beautiful  :dor: coming from the FADS? I have heard these FADS are bad things and are responsible for a serious decline in inshore catch of  :dor: as well as serious damage to ships props ?
can someone please tell me what the actual legal situation is re FADS. are they legal ?
I ask because I was reading the reports in the paper about the fish tracker device that was found down south.
there was a comment made in that report that these units are attached to a fad and then it transmits data to the ships.
so...are fads legal in SA waters ?
and if so what are the regs if any for deploying them ?
if not what are the penalties for deploying them ?
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Post by: Chigger on January 23, 2015, 07:29:27 pm
As far as I know fads are not legal, but I'm sure there are other members that know the details.....welcome to UA btw Savant, tell us a bit more about yourself.
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Post by: Shaun17 on January 26, 2015, 09:01:31 am
Anyone fish the weekend?
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Post by: FFF on January 26, 2015, 09:16:42 am
Anyone fish the weekend?
To windy to fish this weekend. Today was the day but had to work today.
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Post by: tkei on January 26, 2015, 10:08:14 am
Fads are illegal, not as far as fishing on them goes, but more as far as they are a hazzard to shipping. The fads we talk about are anchored fads offering shade, and are of a temporary nature.
The fads that were found are drifting fads, with GPS monitoring, incl sonar to check how many fish are in the area, before the big purse seine nets are deployed to wipe out the whole little ecosystem.
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Post by: CLS on January 28, 2015, 12:56:41 pm
This weekend fishing only sucks, looks like another weekend off the water due to bad weather  <: swr and its meant to be the ladies comp on Sunday  :cry:
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Post by: Capt. Hook on January 28, 2015, 01:08:02 pm
I am out for 12hrs on Friday to look for  :billf: looks like it will be a hard day.
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Post by: FFF on January 28, 2015, 01:15:31 pm
Tomorrow looks like it is going to be a great day. Do i take the day off.
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Post by: dugong on January 28, 2015, 02:34:47 pm
This weekend fishing only sucks, looks like another weekend off the water due to bad weather  <: swr and its meant to be the ladies comp on Sunday  :cry:
Ja Chris, usual story but Saturday may be fishable - nice conditions for a bigger sportfisher looking for  :sailf: or  :billf:
I think I might give Friday a go??
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Post by: dugong on January 28, 2015, 08:20:09 pm
Anyone who doesn't believe that extended north easterlies cool the inshore water......look at this!!
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Post by: Capt. Hook on January 29, 2015, 09:46:34 am
Anyone who doesn't believe that extended north easterlies cool the inshore water......look at this!!

For sure they do, looking at that SST Chart the best place to fish  :billf: is going to be on those temperature lines from about 150-400m
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Post by: ajb902 on January 29, 2015, 11:02:29 am
Which website do you use to get those temperature charts from, they look most useful!

Thanks..
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Post by: dugong on January 30, 2015, 08:35:36 am
Which website do you use to get those temperature charts from, they look most useful!

Thanks..


http://www.fishtrack.com/fishing-charts/ (http://www.fishtrack.com/fishing-charts/) 
Just remember that the data can be up to 3 days old.
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Post by: ajb902 on January 30, 2015, 08:48:44 am
thank you very much,  Alistair
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Post by: L Hooker on January 30, 2015, 08:48:58 am
Hi Guys I recently downloaded the FishWeather app onto my iphone, quite a cool application. Go check it out it does not give SST info however wave height, temp, wind etc. Have not checked its accuracy however worth a look. Highjack over and out :-)
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Post by: maganything on February 02, 2015, 06:56:51 am
Some mates of mine fish Vidal on Saturday.
They did really well.
2 dorado, 2 yellow fin and a smal Black  :billf: which weighed approx 70kg and was released.
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Post by: lebaka on February 02, 2015, 11:55:49 am
well done robin (clap)
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Post by: maganything on February 05, 2015, 02:47:17 pm
 
who is fishing and where this weekend?
im fishing dbn on Sat on the new boat and then heading to R-Bay to fish for  :billf:  on my mates boat on Sunday!
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Post by: cyclone 123 on February 08, 2015, 04:14:23 pm
Launched from Vidal got some fish , released the jobfish cause we can't keep it
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on February 08, 2015, 06:46:35 pm
Eeish, with that bounty you would scoop prizes 1 to 10 at the festival.
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Post by: Hammer on February 08, 2015, 07:57:07 pm
Well done George, good day on the water  (clap)
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Post by: AQUAFAN on February 08, 2015, 08:05:42 pm
Launched at 5am yesterday and headed north. Had both my sons on board who wanted to fish bottoms so put out a few feathers and trolled fast to Umhloti.
Had no takers on the feathers.
Went down for bottoms and landed a few spotted rockcod, a blue and yellow rockcod and a few nice soldiers.
Enjoyed watching the lities battling their fish at 50m.
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Post by: Prego on February 09, 2015, 11:07:39 am
We were down for the weekend  and launched at 10am both Friday and Saturday.

Both days we headed out to the deep to try find some nice water  :billf: :dor: , only to be robbed by a whole 30 seconds by another boat who got to our one mark first and quickly pulled 2 quick dorries,  we eventually came back to it later and got rewarded with a nice 13kg bull for my mate Travis' first dorado ever.  Saturday we had no luck but did have an amazing sunfish sighting.

Well done again Scott for a great first outing, not even a chance to test your fuel usage  :hehe:

PS. Jaen I no longer miss on the gaff  :crzy
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Post by: maganything on February 09, 2015, 11:10:37 am
 
 
thats a great dorado pregs!!
 
wall done!!!
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Post by: L Hooker on February 09, 2015, 11:54:13 am
Cyclone well done some nice Couta there!!
Paulo lekker dorrie nice one bud, congrats to Travis!
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on February 09, 2015, 06:00:26 pm
Some nice fish being coming out of late, some good Tuna over the 30 mark, Sailies, Dorries, Snoek and Couta, eeish i am missing out big time, been off the water a month now.
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Post by: cyclone 123 on February 09, 2015, 07:18:04 pm
Leka dorrie there Paulo, well done!
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Post by: Prego on February 10, 2015, 08:34:40 am
Thanks George, keen to have a couta session like you and Divan had the weekend  :envy and  :cgrts:
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Post by: iNdlovu on February 15, 2015, 05:55:20 am
What's been happening down there off Durbs boys?
Time for you to get back on the water Umps :fshn:
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Post by: maganything on February 15, 2015, 06:58:59 am
What's been happening down there off Durbs boys?
Time for you to get back on the water Umps :fshn:

k*K weather this weekend! No chance for us to fish!
Probably good for me, can keep the mrs happy and get another pink slip! Hahaha
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Post by: maganything on February 18, 2015, 06:01:09 pm
sea was looking k*K for this weekend..
but looks like there may be a possible gap on Saturday morning...
 
What you okes reckon? i think i might go....
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Post by: dugong on February 18, 2015, 06:55:21 pm
Aiming for Saturday, let's see......must be a few  :dor: and hopefully a  :sailf: about.
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Post by: maganything on February 18, 2015, 07:48:02 pm
Aiming for Saturday, let's see......must be a few  :dor: and hopefully a  :sailf: about.

What do they say... Best before west ! Let's hope we can get a couple!
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Post by: Hammer on February 18, 2015, 10:36:01 pm
Hi Guys, I'll be down this weekend. I'm going out on Saturday just for bait (Mac;s), for our Inhaca trip in March. So if any of you get any extra Mac's please send them my way.
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Post by: CLS on February 19, 2015, 06:31:15 am
Hopefully we can get a gap Saturday.  :fshn: :fshn:
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Post by: Bwana on February 19, 2015, 09:40:24 am
Bunked work on Tuesday on the excuse that we were "testing" Clint's new Gamefish 625 after some motor adjustments. Launched off Shelly into a very lumpy sea with a persistent 8-10 SW making the conditions a bit nasty. Went out to the diepgat area where some solid YFT have come out the past week, put out a spread of rappies and halcos and a purple and black bullet (for the odd lost wahoo). Trolled for an hour and managed a double of 10kg class tuna on the lipped lures. No further pulls so we went jigging but were put off by the 2-3 knot current and lack of decent showings. We moved inshore onto a drift on Protea and were rewarded with non-stop action on the chum - another 5 yellowfin between 6-12kg as well as two decent skipjack and a lone dorrie which slowly ate his way up the chum line only to be trapped as I pitched him a whole sard. There were isolated patches of jub jub bonnies which kept us busy with the flickstick in between. At one stage I was hooked up on a bonnie on the flickstick when Brad went on with a bonnie on his chum bait, he dragged it in rapidly on his 30lb standup rig and about 5m from the boat a fully lit up marlin raced past the transom and smoked his bonnie on the surface right in front of us!  :shk Mad scrambling for a pitch bait ensued and by the time we pitched a dead bonnie on the circle hook he was gone. What an amazing sight - such pure power. All in all a great day at sea! Jono on Black Caviar managed a nice 18kg wahoo on a black and orange Rattler with no wire! Sometimes they just stick.
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Post by: Hammer on February 19, 2015, 09:48:09 am
Lekker Report bud, well bunked  :hehe:
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Post by: L Hooker on February 19, 2015, 10:16:29 am
Very lekker  (clap)
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Post by: shagnrelease on February 19, 2015, 10:33:59 am
Good stuff Mark, pity about missing the pointy one....but lekker day on the water.
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Post by: Nikao on February 19, 2015, 04:06:44 pm
Report Tuesday 17 February Aliwal shoal Trip[/size]So Tuesday morning I met my crew for the day with 5 very excited anglers looking forward to there first deep sea trip. So after a bit of exercise first thing from pushing the boat in, we headed South from Warners towards Umkomaas. Was not long before we had our first take on the short rigger.. sadly though the line parted even before we could get to the rod, but it was a nice Bull Dorado of about 15kg or so I would guess, as we saw him jumping just behind the boat. On close inspection we realized that the eye insert had chipped and was slicing through the line so we removed the insert as a temp solution and carried on fishing. We stayed in the area for a while and had a good hook up with a Bonnie of about 5kg which gave us a good run for our money. Shortly after landing the Bonnie we had a nice little inspection on the short rigger again this time from a small sailfish which i had spotted following us earlier, and after a couple of attempts at the lures she decided to rather head off and leave us alone. Just as we got close to the Aliwal shoal we had a nice double up on Dorado, guys had some great fun as this was the first time they had caught anything in saltwater and after a couple of great acrobatic displays they both landed a Queen Dorado of around 8kg each. A short while after that we hooked into a nice small Wahoo of around 10kg followed by a triple up on Dorado shortly thereafter with 2 Queens and one Bull. After all the excitement we decided to head out to some reefs of Warners to try our hand at some bottom fishing. Which landed us a couple of pan sized Slinger and Soldiers, we also lost one decent sized fish during the fight which was a bit of a bummer but hey you cant win them all!![/color]
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Post by: Prego on February 19, 2015, 04:17:48 pm
Good fishing Bwana and Rich  :cgrts:
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Post by: dodger on February 19, 2015, 05:44:46 pm
Nice  :dor:  Bwana & Richard  :cgrts:
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Post by: roban on February 19, 2015, 07:46:40 pm
Nice boys  :appr:
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Post by: Happy Dog on February 19, 2015, 09:13:38 pm
Well done guys
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Post by: Shaun17 on February 20, 2015, 03:27:58 am
Some good results there chaps, thanks for the reports!!!  :envy  What were you picking the dorries up on Rich?
 
Unlucky on the billie there Mark, history dictates that the okes on the Scouse deck would've screamed like girls and fallen over!!
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Post by: Nikao on February 20, 2015, 08:39:34 am
Dorries were all on konas.. wahoo was also a kona.. have a special one that has been working on the hoo's :hnthnt:
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Post by: Shaun17 on February 20, 2015, 08:49:00 am
Lekker stuff bud,  :cgrts:  again!!
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Post by: dodger on February 20, 2015, 09:06:56 am
Dorries were all on konas.. wahoo was also a kona.. have a special one that has been working on the hoo's :hnthnt:

a '' special one''  eh, not call Mourinho is it  :hehe:
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Post by: Chigger on February 20, 2015, 09:26:24 am
 :happ: Well done chaps.
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Post by: dugong on February 20, 2015, 10:18:55 am
Lekka to see three rods bending at once!! :rck"
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Post by: Timothy Scriven on February 20, 2015, 02:26:02 pm
Good one squire   :the sHPLAT
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Post by: shagnrelease on February 20, 2015, 02:48:09 pm
Big one on the way to the scales
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Post by: Timothy Scriven on February 20, 2015, 03:00:25 pm
Big one... and a nice looking  :billf:
When was that Greg? Mass?
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Post by: MichaelH on February 20, 2015, 03:04:45 pm
wow! indeed a big one , where was this Greg
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Post by: SAfish on February 20, 2015, 03:06:24 pm
Big one on the way to the scales

duh I hate to see these fish on the deck but I suppose they do sometimes die during the fight.  :cry:
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Post by: Peter Gordon on February 20, 2015, 03:07:22 pm
Absolutely awesome fish that (clap) let's not guess a weight here :rck"
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Post by: yello helmet on February 20, 2015, 03:08:56 pm
 :win:


that is a Nice Bill
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Post by: dugong on February 20, 2015, 03:23:36 pm
That ou looks broken and the moer in that the skipper left the chair behind (bat I hope for his sake he got it on the 130.................ceriaas slab of fish that....that's going to go close to 1000 methinks :dunno:
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on February 20, 2015, 06:47:34 pm
Nice report chaps (clap)

Eeish that is a menneer Marlin.
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Post by: colin on February 20, 2015, 08:36:40 pm
That ou looks broken and the moer in that the skipper left the chair behind (bat I hope for his sake he got it on the 130.................ceriaas slab of fish that....that's going to go close to 1000 methinks :dunno:


probably moved the chair to manhandle the '' ceriaas'' fish onboard. :toppie:
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Post by: Chigger on February 21, 2015, 06:17:09 am
That ou looks broken and the moer in that the skipper left the chair behind (bat I hope for his sake he got it on the 130.................ceriaas slab of fish that....that's going to go close to 1000 methinks :dunno:


Ha, looks like "the exhausted man and the sea", what a fish well done.
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Post by: maganything on February 21, 2015, 06:51:09 am
We went down to launch this morning. As we were about to a boat came back saying sea was terrible out and they called it.
Could see the massive cloud bank coming, still calm here but big west coming! Just a matter of time until it hits!
Quite a nasty shorey at DSBC aswel this morning!
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Post by: Nikao on February 21, 2015, 08:11:27 am
That ou looks broken and the moer in that the skipper left the chair behind (bat I hope for his sake he got it on the 130.................ceriaas slab of fish that....that's going to go close to 1000 methinks :dunno:

She was 396.6kg. From what i hear she died after the fight. But still an epic fish..
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Post by: dodger on February 21, 2015, 08:26:06 am
That ou looks broken and the moer in that the skipper left the chair behind (bat I hope for his sake he got it on the 130.................ceriaas slab of fish that....that's going to go close to 1000 methinks :dunno:

She was 396.6kg. From what i hear she died after the fight. But still an epic fish..


an epic fish indeed, shame she died,   :-(   must have been one hell of a battle
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Post by: dugong on February 21, 2015, 04:41:18 pm
We went down to launch this morning. As we were about to a boat came back saying sea was terrible out and they called it.
Could see the massive cloud bank coming, still calm here but big west coming! Just a matter of time until it hits!
Quite a nasty shorey at DSBC aswel this morning!

Had the boat hitched and ready to go, but gave it miss after seeing the NE had blown all night at 20kts................iPad saved me a trip and gave me a well needed snooze!!  :hnthnt:  :win:
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Post by: Shaun17 on February 22, 2015, 12:02:25 am
How much would you lose to dehydration on a fish that size and a fair run back to the scales?
 
Just pulling that fish on board must've been a mission on it's own!!!  :win:
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Post by: shagnrelease on February 22, 2015, 07:42:58 am
How much would you lose to dehydration on a fish that size and a fair run back to the scales?
 
Just pulling that fish on board must've been a mission on it's own!!!  :win:
Not sure on the exact science but it can be quite a bit of weight loss.  You can see at the tail section it is already drying out. But it may have went over 900. We have a few towels on board which we keep wet and cover the fish with.

Those boere seuns are sterk China,  loading that fish would have been PT,  in the past we tie the fish of with a bill rope or have the small flying gaff into the bottom jaw, and we start loading between the motors, keep the boat headed down sea and have the crew holding the rope or bill as close to the fish as possible. Accelerate the boat slightly and then when the swell starts pushing you cut the throttles in to neutral and with wave and momentum you can pull it up in sections. Hard work after a fight, and I'm a lazy bastard so we release these days  :hehe:
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Post by: Timothy Scriven on February 22, 2015, 03:25:18 pm
Smart way to lift it on board
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Post by: Shaun17 on March 01, 2015, 11:28:46 pm
Anyone fish this weekend?
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Post by: dugong on March 02, 2015, 08:01:04 am
Pulled a late launch yesterday - sea was too good and flat, 24.5 and very clean, saw a saily jump in front of me on the 50 line but nothing after cruising the area for a while, pulled out past the 100 but the sea seemed void of all life :dunno:
We then moved in a bit came across a huge shoal of skippies feeding and at least got to heat up the carbontex on some in the 5-6 kg range - a bit of mayhem at one stage with 3 on and just the wife and dog on board - great fun!
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Post by: Bwana on March 02, 2015, 09:19:36 am
So stoked for my buddy Jason who had an absolute ripper of a trip on Saturday, clean seas with a light west he went north looking for livebait. They found a full-up selection of livebait and pulled for couta and managed one couta of around 17kg and then hooked up on an absolute BUS on a live bonnie. Well done Jason on your new PB couta of 32.8kg!!!
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Post by: Chigger on March 02, 2015, 09:20:40 am
I saw some nice 20kg Tuna come out this weekend, heard of a 26kg from Ballito. Weather was great on Sunday, we decided to go south from DSBC and besides catching a nice tan, we got a fat goose egg after pulling Halcos and some Mackerel for many many miles.

Bus couta Bwana  :resp:
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Post by: dugong on March 02, 2015, 09:23:40 am
Bus fish :rck" where Bwana??
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Post by: L Hooker on March 02, 2015, 09:32:46 am
Wow awesome catch congrats (clap)
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on March 02, 2015, 09:36:38 am
Nice fish, can i buy it, there is a comp coming up soon  :hnthnt:

Serious note nice fish, some mates fished out of Rocky bay yesterday got some Tuna, ther boats also got some tuna.
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Post by: Bwana on March 02, 2015, 09:46:42 am
Bus fish :rck" where Bwana??


Just north of Port Shepstone
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Post by: Shaun17 on March 02, 2015, 09:49:36 am
Cracking fish that Mark!!!  :envy
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Post by: Timothy Scriven on March 02, 2015, 09:54:05 am
Nice Cuda.
Well done on the PB
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Post by: maganything on March 02, 2015, 09:57:25 am





thats a proper South Coast couta!!
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Post by: jaenswart on March 02, 2015, 09:59:34 am
WOW proper catch and well done to your buddy
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Post by: JFE on March 02, 2015, 10:02:27 am
......... then hooked up on an absolute BUS on a live bonnie. Well done Jason on your new PB couta of 32.8kg!!!
A BUS you say, I beg to differ, isn't that the truck the busses come on? Great catch, respect.
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Post by: Bwana on March 02, 2015, 10:09:13 am
Cracking fish that!!!  :envy


Shaun, they got this fish about 100m from where we were fishing in the Quattro comp - it's the strike zone for crocs for sure  w;k




Jason is an old hand at catching these buggers.
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Post by: Prego on March 02, 2015, 10:14:14 am
That's a proper croc, I would of been over the moon with the 17kg one  :blush:

 :hehe:
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Post by: Shaun17 on March 02, 2015, 10:15:44 am
Cracking fish that!!!  :envy


Shaun, they got this fish about 100m from where we were fishing in the Quattro comp - it's the strike zone for crocs for sure  w;k




Jason is an old hand at catching these buggers.
Same spot where Piet picked up the winning fish??
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Post by: Bwana on March 02, 2015, 10:29:04 am
Cracking fish that!!!  :envy


Shaun, they got this fish about 100m from where we were fishing in the Quattro comp - it's the strike zone for crocs for sure  w;k




Jason is an old hand at catching these buggers.
Same spot where Piet picked up the winning fish??


Yebo!
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Post by: CARPKING on March 02, 2015, 11:35:17 am
 (clap) :rck"
Nice fish
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Post by: shagnrelease on March 02, 2015, 11:52:47 am
Lovely cuda that awesome... well done.
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Post by: alfu on March 02, 2015, 01:23:31 pm
Launched off Durban an ran to the 50m line off Umdloti. Was smoked by a very big wahoo on a a cona only to be bittten off near the boat  after a very hard fight.@#$ I really battled to lift him from under the boat and placed too much pressure with the line on the side of mouth. My first Wahoo hook-up and I could not believe how much line was running off my reel whilst bringing in the other two lines. I will have to convert my conas to steel wire especially when pulling them around that waters. What a fantastic day to be on the water.
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Post by: Capt. Hook on March 02, 2015, 04:07:21 pm
Awesome  :cout:  (clap)
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Post by: Capt. Hook on March 02, 2015, 04:08:39 pm
Launched off Durban an ran to the 50m line off Umdloti. Was smoked by a very big wahoo on a a cona only to be bittten off near the boat  after a very hard fight.@#$ I really battled to lift him from under the boat and placed too much pressure with the line on the side of mouth. My first Wahoo hook-up and I could not believe how much line was running off my reel whilst bringing in the other two lines. I will have to convert my conas to steel wire especially when pulling them around that waters. What a fantastic day to be on the water.

You only need steel wire on your hook-set inside your Kona for Wahoo
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Post by: alfu on March 02, 2015, 04:57:17 pm
Thanks capt hook. Will search for your tutorial to make up this trance. (If only I did it last week for Sunday !!!! would have landed a really big fish. still sulking - will be prepared next time.
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Post by: Capt. Hook on March 02, 2015, 05:00:43 pm
Thanks capt hook. Will search for your tutorial to make up this trance. (If only I did it last week for Sunday !!!! would have landed a really big fish. still sulking - will be prepared next time.
Don't sulk, every lost fish is a learning experience and makes you a better angler
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Post by: deepblu on March 02, 2015, 05:02:42 pm
Very nice cuta  :envy
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Post by: CLS on March 02, 2015, 07:59:21 pm
Nice couta that well done, unfortunately I left yesterday for Nelspruit, Witbank then Polokwane on business for the week, back on Friday so hopefully Saturday will be fishable.
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Post by: YUSUF on March 02, 2015, 09:34:18 pm
Launched yesterday and after battling to get some live bait we headed off to the ships to look for some dorries. Luck was on our side and we managed to get 3 :dor: .Was nice to get some fish after a very long time.
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Post by: Timothy Scriven on March 03, 2015, 06:48:28 am
Launched off Durban an ran to the 50m line off Umdloti. Was smoked by a very big wahoo on a a cona only to be bittten off near the boat  after a very hard fight.@#$ I really battled to lift him from under the boat and placed too much pressure with the line on the side of mouth. My first Wahoo hook-up and I could not believe how much line was running off my reel whilst bringing in the other two lines. I will have to convert my conas to steel wire especially when pulling them around that waters. What a fantastic day to be on the water.
.   

Alfu, I take it you had stopped the boat when fighting the wahoo? If you leave your boat idling "just" in gear, it helps to keep the fish near to the surface. Biggest dropped cuda (that still haunts me) I was on the rod and the tempory skipper who my mom and dad were responsible for, thought it funny to not listen to me and keep the motors idling. Five long runs deep and as I got just within gaffing reach, the wire snapped due to the cuda circling under the boat. Think of the guys fighting marlin, the boat doesn't get stopped as you can imagine raising 500kg from deep while bobbing in one spot.

Good luck next time!
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Post by: Capt. Hook on March 03, 2015, 07:45:06 am
Launched off Durban an ran to the 50m line off Umdloti. Was smoked by a very big wahoo on a a cona only to be bittten off near the boat  after a very hard fight.@#$ I really battled to lift him from under the boat and placed too much pressure with the line on the side of mouth. My first Wahoo hook-up and I could not believe how much line was running off my reel whilst bringing in the other two lines. I will have to convert my conas to steel wire especially when pulling them around that waters. What a fantastic day to be on the water.
.   

Alfu, I take it you had stopped the boat when fighting the wahoo? If you leave your boat idling "just" in gear, it helps to keep the fish near to the surface. Biggest dropped cuda (that still haunts me) I was on the rod and the tempory skipper who my mom and dad were responsible for, thought it funny to not listen to me and keep the motors idling. Five long runs deep and as I got just within gaffing reach, the wire snapped due to the cuda circling under the boat. Think of the guys fighting marlin, the boat doesn't get stopped as you can imagine raising 500kg from deep while bobbing in one spot.

Good luck next time!

I never stop the boat, that's a sure way to lose a fish
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Post by: alfu on March 03, 2015, 05:33:38 pm
Thanks Timothy. You are 100% correct. After following the fish for a while to gain line i did go into neutral when the fish was nearing the boat. This must be why I battled to bring him up. Should have moved forward past the fish perhaps and thus removing the line drag on the side of the mouth knowing I do not have a wire trace. Thanks for the advice. Am am sure this is a good learning for other members ws well.
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Post by: maganything on March 04, 2015, 07:31:23 pm
 
who is fishing this weekend??
Im looking at sunday, getting my wisdom teeth taken out tomorrow,so hoping i wont be too bad cause i really need to fish!!!
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Post by: Bwana on March 05, 2015, 09:23:19 am
Fishing the Umkomaas interclub this weekend, looking forward to it. The forecast has been a bit up and down so hoping we get 2 days on the water. Will keep you posted....
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Post by: Happy Dog on March 05, 2015, 07:19:32 pm
Launching on Sunday with my boys and Greg f as crew. Looking forward to it
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Post by: CLS on March 05, 2015, 07:58:44 pm
Hopefully launch Sunday, been a hectic week got a long drive home tomorrow from Polokwani,
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Post by: maganything on March 06, 2015, 06:55:37 am
Awesome guys!
Will be lekker to see you all again..

We are a definate for Sunday!
Taking my ballie and a family friend out!
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Post by: dugong on March 09, 2015, 09:31:29 am
Awesome guys!
Will be lekker to see you all again..

We are a definate for Sunday!
Taking my ballie and a family friend out!

So :dunno:    :-) OR  :-(..........................must have got a few :yft:
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Post by: maganything on March 09, 2015, 10:03:52 am





I got sweet EFF all this weekend...


Drifted and trolled for tuna but nada... not even a pull.


HD got some fish, which im sure he will post about later!
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Post by: dugong on March 09, 2015, 10:19:28 am
That's fishing Scott (otherwise they would call it catching) w;k
Saw the boat yesterday - looking shweet!! :rck"
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Post by: Bwana on March 09, 2015, 10:25:37 am
It was a hard weekend all round. We fished the Umkomaas Interclub and also had a tough time on Aliwal. We got some livebait, pulled lures, drifted and tried every trick in the book. Managed 2 YFT on Saturday between 11-13kg and got 3 more on Sunday which was enough to get us 2nd Place overall from a field of 11 boats. One of the boats had a great weekend with a team from Gonubie Ski Boat Club they got a sailie on a halco, a wahoo and a bunch of tuna. That got them 1st place, well done to them!
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Post by: Happy Dog on March 09, 2015, 04:46:12 pm
Was a great day out yesterday. Got a couple of bottom fish with the boys. Was great so see them bringing up the fish in 50 meters. The highlight was my youngest Troy (8)years old get his first YFT of 13.5 kgs. It gave him gears. He refused to hand over the rod enev when he said he is flat
In the end he bought it in will post pics they on my phone. Big up to Greg F who was a great teacher and help on the boat yesterday.
Really happy to see the kids getting great fish.
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Post by: Chigger on March 09, 2015, 04:51:27 pm
Good to hear HD, great for the kids :happ:
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on March 09, 2015, 07:22:51 pm
Hardluck Scott  :-(
Well HD boys and Greg. :rck" (clap)
Well done Mark placing 2nd at Umko club comp  :rck" (clap) [size=78%] [/size]
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Post by: dugong on March 10, 2015, 08:21:49 am
Was a great day out yesterday. Got a couple of bottom fish with the boys. Was great so see them bringing up the fish in 50 meters. The highlight was my youngest Troy (8)years old get his first YFT of 13.5 kgs. It gave him gears. He refused to hand over the rod enev when he said he is flat
In the end he bought it in will post pics they on my phone. Big up to Greg F who was a great teacher and help on the boat yesterday.
Really happy to see the kids getting great fish.
Nice HD, good fish for an 8 year old :-)  :happ:
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Post by: Happy Dog on March 10, 2015, 10:09:57 am
Some pics
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Post by: Happy Dog on March 10, 2015, 10:10:57 am
2/3
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Post by: Happy Dog on March 10, 2015, 10:12:11 am
Here is the one of Troy and his tuna.
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Post by: Happy Dog on March 10, 2015, 10:13:35 am
And yes we did weigh it at the club to confirm the weight
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Post by: maganything on March 10, 2015, 11:28:44 am



Nice HD...
Hopefully i have a son on day that is keen on fishing!
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Post by: tkei on March 10, 2015, 11:42:14 am
And yes we did weigh it at the club to confirm the weight


No way is that fish bigger than 13.4kgs LOL
Well done. cant wait till my kids can get stretched by a YFT or 2.
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Post by: Timothy Scriven on March 10, 2015, 02:36:07 pm
Good catch there Troy.
Always lekker sharing it with the kids.
Well done HD
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Post by: Timothy Scriven on March 11, 2015, 08:26:35 am
A mate Alan (not in pic) took his novice buddies out on Monday for some snoek, off Vaginia Beach.
**side note** you know your life is sad when you are forced to start posting your mates fishing pics to feel part of the fun :cry:

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Post by: CLS on March 13, 2015, 11:16:57 am
OK so who is launching tomorrow ?? if work doesn't get in the way I will be out  :fshn: :fshn:
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Post by: maganything on March 13, 2015, 12:43:37 pm
OK so who is launching tomorrow ?? if work doesn't get in the way I will be out  :fshn: :fshn:


work is in the way for me... No fishing for me and sunday looks k*K!!!
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Post by: AQUAFAN on March 15, 2015, 01:25:13 pm
Launched at 5h30 yesterday morning - trolled to Umhloti and got 5 yft in the 5 - 7kg range - also got a few good slingers at Umhloti on the 50m mark.
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Post by: CLS on March 16, 2015, 09:55:50 am
Had a great day on the water Saturday, found the snoek in one of my secret spots and had fun on light tackle, ranged between 2 and 4.8kg
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Post by: dugong on March 16, 2015, 09:55:50 am
Fished the Glenashley/LaLucia stretch for couta on Saturday, lost a bus YFT that almost spooled me and kinked the #4 wire :-( had one other pull where the hooks missed, also had my only mackerel chowed within seconds by this guy :unhap
Shad bait thick just inside the barge.......even stretched a few for a nice fish braai :hnthnt: All and all a great day on the water with fantastic water all the way up to Peace Cottage - just no couta!! :-)
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Post by: maganything on March 16, 2015, 10:03:28 am



Well done guys!!
Glad there some fish around!


Hoping to get out this weekend!

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Post by: Happy Dog on March 16, 2015, 05:31:27 pm
Blanched Saturday and blanked but nice day out with the family. Yet still came home with a fresh snoek compliment of oompa.mthanks Chris it was awesome on the Braai. :+ cred: for your generosity
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Post by: maganything on March 19, 2015, 07:21:42 am



Who is launching this weekend?
We will be there on Sunday! Plan to target bottoms North of DBN...
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Post by: Bwana on March 19, 2015, 08:57:11 am
I'll be there this weekend - fishing the DSBC interclub as team Shelly Beach. Going to bring two junior anglers with for some hands-on training. Looking forward to it! Have seen the weather has been pretty crappy this week so hoping the forecast lines up for the weekend. My mate Anton is fishing the Rosebowl there at the moment and he got a 20kg couta on 6kg line yesterday!
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Post by: maganything on March 19, 2015, 09:02:52 am



Sh1T that is impressive on 6KG line...


Weather looked better yesterday for the weekend, i see this am it has changed slightly...
Still looks like sunday will be fishable!
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Post by: lebaka on March 20, 2015, 11:57:57 am
rosebowl update out of dsbc nomads realeases 2 sails this morning
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Post by: Timothy Scriven on March 23, 2015, 02:45:36 pm
Good stuff
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Post by: dugong on March 23, 2015, 03:28:39 pm
It looks like the sprats have arrived, I saw a good few pockets between Umdloti and Virginia today, this is a very good sign that things could pick up in the coming weeks, especially for couta and of course snoek, (as anyone who has caught snoek amongst the sprats will tell you - spoon mayhem!! :nuts:)
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Post by: CLS on March 23, 2015, 04:07:08 pm
It looks like the sprats have arrived, I saw a good few pockets between Umdloti and Virginia today, this is a very good sign that things could pick up in the coming weeks, especially for couta and of course snoek, (as anyone who has caught snoek amongst the sprats will tell you - spoon mayhem!! :nuts:)
:fshn: :fshn:
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Post by: maganything on March 23, 2015, 04:40:47 pm
We also saw plenty bait fish yesterday.
Lots of tuna breaking the surface aswell!
We couldn't hook and tuna if our lives depended on it! Fished for bottoms and managed one small slinger.
Had a k*K day on the water interms of catching fish, but great to be out..

Saw some lovely fish weighed at the dsbc interclub!
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Post by: CLS on March 24, 2015, 10:08:13 am
We also saw plenty bait fish yesterday.
Lots of tuna breaking the surface aswell!
We couldn't hook and tuna if our lives depended on it! Fished for bottoms and managed one small slinger.
Had a k*K day on the water interms of catching fish, but great to be out..

Saw some lovely fish weighed at the dsbc interclub!
  :hnthnt: :hnthnt: think I need an invite to show you a few tricks  w;k
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Post by: maganything on March 24, 2015, 10:19:00 am
We also saw plenty bait fish yesterday.
Lots of tuna breaking the surface aswell!
We couldn't hook and tuna if our lives depended on it! Fished for bottoms and managed one small slinger.
Had a k*K day on the water interms of catching fish, but great to be out..

Saw some lovely fish weighed at the dsbc interclub!
  :hnthnt: :hnthnt: think I need an invite to show you a few tricks  w;k


its a date!!
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Post by: Bwana on March 24, 2015, 10:30:13 am
We fished the DSBC Interclub as Team Shelly Beach, I had two juniors with me as a development team. Saturday was a tough day with very sloppy NE conditions and cold green water. We had good livebait, couldn't find a yellowfin but found good water off umdloti and looked for a couta - no pulls but managed an amberjack on a live shad. Sunday was a lot better, smooth seas and a light SW throughout the day. We got a full livewell of shad and mackerel and found a nice yellowfin off Umhlanga on a live mackerel. We then ran shallow at Umdloti to look for snoek and found them in clean green water in the rips off the river mouth. We managed two very quickly and then went looking for a couta. They were eating the sard fillet baits flat out and if we had stayed we could have got a lot more. we went for couta later and couldn't find any pulls. Some very nice fish came out through the fleet with some guys running up to Zinkwazi each day and coming back with shoal sized couta and a big YFT (28,6kg). Some 30+kg tuna came out on the last day on the dolphins. Late on the Sunday a lot of wahoo and dorries came out at the ships especially the drilling rig anchored off Umdloti. All in all a great comp and I'm glad the lighties got to experience compo fishing.
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Post by: dugong on March 24, 2015, 10:37:16 am
Nice!! :rck" I think things are going to pick up in the coming weeks, did you see any sprats?
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Post by: Bwana on March 24, 2015, 10:43:32 am
Nice!! :rck" I think things are going to pick up in the coming weeks, did you see any sprats?


Yes, plenty but the fish didn't want the spoon for some reason
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Post by: Timothy Scriven on March 24, 2015, 12:58:41 pm
Always cool to see youngsters catching
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Post by: dugong on March 31, 2015, 09:39:28 am
Pulled another 7:30 launch on Sunday, strangely found no bait at the one spot where there had been tons of shad mozzies last week but got a big soldier for the pan on a bait jig  :-)
Went to the 50m past Umhlanga and found the best water I have seen in a long time - deep blue and 25.7deg - pulled for close to 20kms and nothing, saw Scott (magnything) at Yarningdale where I saw a sicklefin....... :billf: or :sailf: ?? - pulled the area for a few loops but nada :-(
Nice day on the water capped by a superb baked red for dinner that cost about R400  :-) :-(
Also met FFF on the beach - they did pretty well with the bottoms :rck"
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Post by: dodger on March 31, 2015, 04:18:19 pm
we launched on Monday 06h00 at DSBC and much the same sort of day, lots of sand soldiers and 2 mozies at the barge and then nada, fished the 50m past the ships and some hits on the bottom but nothing hooked, the SW came up along with rain and shiny jaggy stuff so back in for 11h00, a nice day on the water though with my son
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on March 31, 2015, 07:48:01 pm
Myself, FFF and Fluffer ventured South on Sunday, managed to get bait (mozzie and plenty pinkie) head to our target area and hopefully get a Couta, but game fish side we blanked, then targeted bottoms and managed a 20kilo mix bag, 3.5kilo rubberlip, 2kilo Soldier, 2 kilo German Bream, 2 Kilo Butchers ...ck, 2 kilo tomato rockod and more of the same but smaller plus slinger so had fresh fish for the pan, plus mates are chuffed they score fresh fish.
Water was beautiful blue colour, best seen in a loooong time.
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Post by: iNdlovu on April 01, 2015, 06:37:32 am
Good one Denzyl, couple of nice ones there, I wouldn't mind a few when we get down there.
 What is happening to the couta, not good news for the comp :-(
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Post by: Rory mundy on April 01, 2015, 07:44:13 am
I have it from a good source Couta are extinct in durban
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Post by: FFF on April 01, 2015, 07:46:39 am
Nice to meet you DB.
 
Tony there are couta around but we just had no luck. I see the paddleski boys seem to be getting a few good fish lately.
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Post by: L Hooker on April 01, 2015, 08:23:32 am
Lekker guys well done, some nice fresh chow there (clap)
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on April 01, 2015, 09:00:06 am
Tony, think we have to fish  for Couta very shallow like fishing for snoek, Skis are getting them close in.
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Post by: alfu on April 01, 2015, 09:18:45 am
Umpa - you are 100% correct. The kayakers are nailing the fish up north. (Keeping the catches secret !!!!!) :wahoo: :dor: :yft:   
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Post by: Timothy Scriven on April 01, 2015, 03:02:14 pm
That's a good sized Rubber Lips.
The Cuda are doing their annual migration away from the DBSC comp.
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Post by: Chigger on April 03, 2015, 08:27:51 pm
Launched at about 6 this morning from DSBC, headed north for some snoek but got nothing. Changed tactics and went out deeper and managed a decent sarda and a small 5 kg yft after about 30 km of trolling. The sea got quite choppy as the front moved in early so called it quits at about 10h30.
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Post by: Fanuse on April 04, 2015, 05:26:01 am
After trolling the paint off the plastic we missed a double strike 5km before the Deep Sea Metro 1, the deep sea drill that has been lying on anchor since december.  We then  got lucky right next to the ship and loaded 3 out of 4 WITHOUT wire traces. Thanks to Francois, our skipper, for an amazing day.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on April 04, 2015, 08:57:32 am
Launched at about 6 this morning from DSBC, headed north for some snoek but got nothing. Changed tactics and went out deeper and managed a decent sarda and a small 5 kg yft after about 30 km of trolling. The sea got quite choppy as the front moved in early so called it quits at about 10h30.


Lekker Chigger


Good catching up again.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on April 04, 2015, 08:58:11 am
After trolling the paint off the plastic we missed a double strike 5km before the Deep Sea Metro 1, the deep sea drill that has been lying on anchor since december.  We then  got lucky right next to the ship and loaded 3 out of 4 WITHOUT wire traces. Thanks to Francois, our skipper, for an amazing day.


 (clap) seem to be more Whoo around then Couta these days.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on April 04, 2015, 08:58:58 am
We ventured South again, no game fish, but managed some more bottom fish for the pan.
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Post by: kevf on April 04, 2015, 09:18:09 am
A friend of mine picked up a 34kg cuta off tinley last week, 30m of water
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Post by: stephanhavenga on April 04, 2015, 10:41:42 am
We came down for a weeks fishing laast weekend. We launch on Sunday through the harbour and trolled around up to umshlanga no action after a long while we got a small bonnie and put it out for live bait, not 5min and the reel screamed. We lost a croc of around 25kg next to the boat . That was it for the day.

Monday we went to the ships, around 25km of durban. We trolled around the ships, we got a YFT and a big skipjack. We went a little deaper and got a nice dorado of 9kg. 

Tuesday started really bad with loosing the boat keys and haveing to go back home to get the spares set.eishhh. I desides to troll around No1 and with only me amd my brother we got n triple strike on YFT landed 2. We then desided to stick around and got another triple strike landinv one. So it wnet on and we landed 7 YFT around 4,5kg in 2 ours. We then deside toe go look for bigger fish around the ship, no luck only a slightly bigger YFT.

Wednesday the sea was not so nic. We had a short session with 3 triple strike and landing  7 YFT agian. All in under 2 hours. Wat a day.

Tuesday we had a really nice day on the water, really flat. Got another 3 YFt and desided to go look for ather species, went closer to shore only to hook the taxman. Nothing els

Friday the sea turned upside down, got one more YFT but had a triple strike. Also got bitte  of by a wahoo close to the boat( didnt use wire)

All in all was a very good trip, no big fish but we had loads of fun. We landed 21 fish and had more than 30 strikes. No for the road back to GP


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Post by: Capt. Hook on April 04, 2015, 06:37:15 pm
Wahoo  :wahoo:  :wahoo: :wahoo: :wahoo: :wahoo: :wahoo: were thick yesterday and again to day, we got 6 yesterday and dropped about another 6, and today was exactly the same got 6 and dropped about 6 and we also got 2 YFT  :yft: today.
Am not happy as we also lost 6 X-Raps over the 2 days and now I have to go buy more and can't see me coming home with only 6 and I have to revenge buy at least 2 for each one lost. Top lure which got most the wahoo was X-Rap 30 in Ghost until it got bitten off  :-(
The fish wanted it fast and the faster we trolled the more hits we got and were trolling 8-10knts
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Post by: CLS on April 07, 2015, 12:44:06 pm
Fished Friday and managed 2 snoek, one of 5kg and one of 2kg, dropped a few more for some unknown reason, tried for Tunny with live bait had 4 runs but no luck., one tackle failure and three they dropped the mozzies  <: <: <:, was a great day out.
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Post by: dugong on April 07, 2015, 01:41:16 pm
Fished Friday and managed 2 snoek, one of 5kg and one of 2kg, dropped a few more for some unknown reason, tried for Tunny with live bait had 4 runs but no luck., one tackle failure and three they dropped the mozzies  <: <: <:, was a great day out.
Ja Chris, they were very frustrating when you can see them and they are not totally committed to the bite, I pulled all the way down past Glenashley and never had a pull, spent another three hours trying for that couta in great conditions - light SW 24.5deg clean and nada except for another 50kgish hammer to warm the drag!!
Pulled back at about 11:30(sometimes the tide change gets them to come on) and was rewarded with a double up off Virginia.....only a 3kg one stuck but I suppose its better than nothing :rck"
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Post by: maganything on April 07, 2015, 01:53:57 pm
we managed one dorado of about 7kg's on friday of umdloti, we then lost what we presumed was a couta at the containers...
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Post by: Timothy Scriven on April 08, 2015, 12:33:38 pm
No photos these days??

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Post by: dugong on April 08, 2015, 03:07:51 pm
No photos these days??

Of course :crzy
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Post by: Shaun17 on April 10, 2015, 04:28:07 pm
Anyone fishing this weekend?
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Post by: Capt. Hook on April 10, 2015, 04:39:11 pm
I am fishing Saturday and Monday
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Post by: maganything on April 10, 2015, 05:40:12 pm
Anyone fishing this weekend?

Planning for Sunday, but weather dependant!
When you back??
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Post by: Shaun17 on April 10, 2015, 07:40:16 pm
I'm back, also planning for Sunday if the weather plays ball...
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Post by: isivuba on April 10, 2015, 07:48:43 pm
I'm back, also planning for Sunday if the weather plays ball...

Good luck Shaun.......just go straight and troll for Dorado :dor:
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Post by: Happy Dog on April 11, 2015, 07:55:09 am
Shaun how was towing in that traffic yesterday? Passed you and saw scouse  African in tow.
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Post by: Shaun17 on April 11, 2015, 08:30:59 am
Shaun how was towing in that traffic yesterday? Passed you and saw scouse  African in tow.

Always happy with a boat on tow  w;k
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Post by: Hammer on April 11, 2015, 08:32:54 am
Welcome back Shaun and tight lines for the weekend. See you at the DSBC comp.
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Post by: Bwana on April 11, 2015, 08:41:43 am
Welcome home Shaun, tight lines for Sunday!
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Post by: Shaun17 on April 11, 2015, 06:40:31 pm
Shot chaps!!! See you boys at the club in the morning...
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Post by: maganything on April 13, 2015, 06:55:35 am
We launched Durban yesterday.
Sea was lovely and got better as the morning went on.
We really battled to get bait on the usual bait spots, tried them all with not much success. Eventually managed a few scads and decided to head out and drift.
We drifted on a few of our usual spots but the water was green. I then decided that we may as well trawl to the drilling rig. We found beautiful blue water and it was 25degree's. We put the first live bait in the water and just as i was ready to flick out the second one i saw a swirl exactly where the first on landed. I let the circle hook do its thing and then tighted up and imidiately a  :sailf:  came out. As she jumped she managed to spit the hook but exciting never the less. Funny thing was that there were atleast another 2 sailies with this one as they were still cirling where the first bait had landed. I quickly threw out the second bait but no luck.
We stuck it out and about and hour later we were rewarded with a nice tuna of 17kgs

We then saw the NE starting and headed back home. A lovely morning out with my Dad and Father-in-law.

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Post by: iNdlovu on April 13, 2015, 07:14:34 am
Nice one Scott. Well done on the decent Tuna
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Post by: L Hooker on April 13, 2015, 07:43:43 am
Lekker Tuna (clap)
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Post by: Shaun17 on April 13, 2015, 07:48:26 am
Lekker stuff Scott, nice tuna there especially considering most okes blanked yesterday. Hard luck on the Sailie too, we had a small Marlin put on a huge display off the stern as though it was hooked... Not sure if it was being chased  :dunno:


We started the day by leaving our rigged rappies in the lounge  duh .  :+ cred:  To FFF for bailing me out and lending me a handful. We tried for a  :wahoo:  but blanked so went for some bottoms and did really well. Released all but one Rockcod and 2 nice sized Englishman.


Good to see some of the UA boys again, hoping to get out a few times this week on the ski.
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Post by: dugong on April 13, 2015, 08:46:24 am
Went for a family ride yesterday, launched at 10:30 pulled raps and some strips out to John Ross - found blue 25deg on the 50m.......nada, saw a beaut of a sunfish though!! :-) Thought it was a huge shark!!
Well done on the YFT Scott.
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Post by: FFF on April 13, 2015, 08:56:57 am
Good to see couple of the guys yesterday.

Also launched yesterday and tried for couta again. Managed to hook a really nice queenfish and brought it to the boat. only to have my crew misgaff 3 times and eventually gaffed the hook out. Also got 2 hammers to the boat and released them.

Turned out to be a very nice day on the sea, had good showings the area I was fishing but struggled to get the bite.
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Post by: Hammer on April 13, 2015, 09:21:57 am
Mmmm........so which area was that buddy??????????????????? :dunno:
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Post by: FFF on April 13, 2015, 09:48:12 am
Mmmm........so which area was that buddy??????????????????? :dunno:

Mmmmm now that all depends how good the beer tastes on Friday evening  :frid
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Post by: Hammer on April 13, 2015, 09:51:30 am
It's going to taste fantastic, I'll even throw in a shot of Tipo Tinto or 2  :the sHPLAT
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Post by: SAfish on April 13, 2015, 10:16:07 am
 (clap) Well done on the good sized Tuna and sorry to hear about the Saily.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on April 13, 2015, 10:28:11 am
Niice reports Chaps

Nice Tuna Scott, seems your mojo for sailies on the new boat is good.

For the record, i would like to state "I was not FFF crew who misgaffed" i was home nursing a hangover thanks to mates  who are here vsiting from UK.
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Post by: Prego on April 13, 2015, 10:32:37 am
The missed gaff on the queen fish is a good thing in my opinion just saying  :crzy

Nice YFT Scott, was it torpedo scads you were using as bait?
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Post by: maganything on April 13, 2015, 11:26:12 am
The missed gaff on the queen fish is a good thing in my opinion just saying  :crzy

Nice YFT Scott, was it torpedo scads you were using as bait?


i dont know what they were, just looked like a scad, but they were fantasic bait... the swam along the surface and where shinny shinny shinny! it was only a matter of time until something picked them up...


Pity we only had 4 baits. 1, died, 1 saily ppick up, 1 missed pick up and 1 yellowfin....
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Post by: CLS on April 13, 2015, 04:12:22 pm
Well I am sure if I made the right call to have a lie in ?? w;k  w;k
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Post by: Shaun17 on April 13, 2015, 04:45:44 pm
The missed gaff on the queen fish is a good thing in my opinion just saying  :crzy

Nice YFT Scott, was it torpedo scads you were using as bait?


i dont know what they were, just looked like a scad, but they were fantasic bait... the swam along the surface and where shinny shinny shinny! it was only a matter of time until something picked them up...


Pity we only had 4 baits. 1, died, 1 saily ppick up, 1 missed pick up and 1 yellowfin....

We got some razor bellies yesterday, maybe not those?
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Post by: Chigger on April 13, 2015, 08:59:22 pm
Niice reports Chaps

Nice Tuna Scott, seems your mojo for sailies on the new boat is good


 :corrct: :corrct: Some good mojo on that boat, well done guys
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Post by: Bwana on April 14, 2015, 12:25:12 pm
Some nice fish there gents, well done  (clap)


@Scott - good to hear the sailies like your boat


We sent two of our up and coming Shelly Beach juniors to fish the Rod and Reel Interclub and they did very well, coming out on top after two days! Bevan got a sailie on a live mack as well as a 13kg wahoo on halco. Megan did very well and bagged a 31,7kg Yellowfin, rmember all these fish caught on 10kg mono! Very lekker to see the lighties doing well.



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Post by: Shaun17 on April 18, 2015, 06:19:45 am
Missed that post Mark, some cracking catches by the Juniors!!

Anyone fishing tomorrow, we'll be out tomorrow, Monday and maybe Tuesday if the weather plays ball.

Scott, will have that package for you...  w;k
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Post by: maganything on April 20, 2015, 07:34:06 am
we fished Durbs yesterday.
Was a beaut of a day with a fairly decent swell running, but the sea was flat...
Headed out to target tuna and found bait very easily!!
Our first pull of the morning resulted in us getting bitten off, the speed that the reel was screaming meant one thing... :wahoo: . We changed to steel traces and went away about 30mins later  with another wahoo. The speed of this fish was insane. i havent witnessed a fish move like that!!! this fish also ended up breaking us off...
We then set the baits again and about an hour later had another pick up... This time is was on the one mono trace we were fishing, and this was a tuna... Fish went deep and spat the hook!!!


we ended the day with 3 lost fish!! not good , but thats fishing!!


We always fish circle hooks and have not missed a fish with them before. We have recently changed from using a gama's circle to the mustad and have been missing fish. Do you think this could be and issue? Has anyone else experienced this???



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Post by: Chigger on April 20, 2015, 08:14:00 am
Thanks for the update Mag, three misses must be quite frustrating,...but still better than a complete blank.
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Post by: dugong on April 20, 2015, 08:18:48 am
we fished Durbs yesterday.
Was a beaut of a day with a fairly decent swell running, but the sea was flat...
Headed out to target tuna and found bait very easily!!
Our first pull of the morning resulted in us getting bitten off, the speed that the reel was screaming meant one thing... :wahoo: . We changed to steel traces and went away about 30mins later  with another wahoo. The speed of this fish was insane. i havent witnessed a fish move like that!!! this fish also ended up breaking us off...
We then set the baits again and about an hour later had another pick up... This time is was on the one mono trace we were fishing, and this was a tuna... Fish went deep and spat the hook!!!


we ended the day with 3 lost fish!! not good , but thats fishing!!


We always fish circle hooks and have not missed a fish with them before. We have recently changed from using a gama's circle to the mustad and have been missing fish. Do you think this could be and issue? Has anyone else experienced this???
Unlucky Scott, as you said - thats fishing!!
 If you are targeting couta or wahoo specifically then there is little benefit in using circles IMO, rather use normal J hooks.
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Post by: Bwana on April 20, 2015, 08:19:15 am
Nice report Scott, pity about the lost fish - hard luck  :-(


I fish circles exclusively and have been through many different brands. In my opinion your best bet with best hookup ratio on tuna are 1) VMC Sport Circle 6/0 (offset heavy gauge) and 2) Eagle Claw 7/0 Tournament (inline circle) very sharp and excellent hookup. Ironically my worst results on tuna have been on the Gama 6/0 and Mustad Demon Circle 8/0's. If you want a no fail solution I would recommend the VMC sport circle 6/0.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on April 20, 2015, 08:41:27 am
Unlucky  there Scott.

Well our motors seem to finally be sorted, put boat on water  at about 10h00 to test run them, purred properly, so well out there got some bait, headed shallow to try for a Couta but nadda, heard plenty guys battled for fish yesterday. Sea was to perfect yesterday.
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Post by: maganything on April 20, 2015, 10:54:15 am
Shot Mark,


Will try the VMC's moving forward!!
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Post by: Shaun17 on April 20, 2015, 12:13:50 pm

We fished yesterday with the intent of trying for a couta but had the boys nagging us to join us and with flat seas and almost no wind predicted it was impossible to say no so we changed plans and decided to try for a dorrie or wahoo instead...


Saw Scott up North (boat is looking smart bud) and heard he'd dropped a couple so knew the fish were there and just avoiding us  <:  We found some walla walla and decided to boat a couple for the comp next week which ended up being good fun for the kids. After no luck and seeing another boat land a good size wahoo we headed further North and let the boys fish bottoms where they got some nice kings, rockcod & reds which were all released.


On the way back we put out a few rappies and managed a tuna of 17kg.




(http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/MGalleryItem.php?id=2510)











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Post by: Happy Dog on April 20, 2015, 12:39:05 pm
Launched as well yesterday to scatter my dads ashes and give the boat a run before comp. was nice day on the water and scattered ashes sea was very clean. Then did a slow tip home pulling konas and then switched to halos. No joy but was not really a fishing trip. Was awesome day on the water none the less.
Winching the boat up the cable snapped caught my brother on the cheek, lucky he had turned slightly and it left a small scratch on his cheek. Very lucky.
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Post by: Zetti on April 20, 2015, 12:56:09 pm
Winching the boat up the cable snapped caught my brother on the cheek, lucky he had turned slightly and it left a small scratch on his cheek. Very lucky.

Eish, I'm always scared of that happening. Your brother is a lucky man, could've been a lot worse 
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Post by: maganything on April 20, 2015, 03:48:32 pm



thanks Shaun!!


good job on the tuna! Pity we couldnt bag ourselves a wahoo!
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Post by: Shaun17 on April 23, 2015, 05:26:47 pm
Hey Tony, where's your report from today?? The lighties are waiting...  :hehe:
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Post by: Capt. Hook on April 23, 2015, 07:10:47 pm
Was out today and went up past Umdloti staying shallow, then took a trip around Mid Reef, went back to Umdloti and came back shallow. We got a few Yellowfin at Mid Reef area other wise no action at all.
Water is cold just over 22degC in the shallows and under 23degC deeper out.  Very green and dirty inshore till at least 50m depth where its starts clearing and at 70m it looks good and clean
In the 15-20m area from Umdloti till La-Lucia I saw a lot of big fish showings, all were hugging the bottom.
S-N current was screaming, SW was pumping up to 28knts, swells big deeper out but not so bad in the shallows.
Sure hope conditions improve for the comp this weekend.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on April 23, 2015, 09:02:35 pm
Hey Tony, where's your report from today?? The lighties are waiting...  :hehe:


Is Tony hiding something from us?  (bat (bat
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Post by: Tyrone ter bruggen on April 23, 2015, 09:41:38 pm
Hello all. Been a while.
See allot of you this weekend I hope.
https://www.facebook.com/events/797501953664073/ (https://www.facebook.com/events/797501953664073/)
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Post by: iNdlovu on April 24, 2015, 04:36:01 am
Hello boys. Nothing to hide, we launched at about 08:00 with the SW pushing a little bit, and ran out to the platform where we ran with Fat Girl for a while. (Tried to get you on the radio Mike, but no response)
Anyway we then headed back to Umhlanga, circling a few ships and back to the club, beached at about 12:30.
A few beers and a cheeseburger was enjoyed for lunch followed by a decent power nap to round out the day.
Strikes=0
Hookups=0
Boated=0
The above result dispite one of the crew leaving a reasonable chum line :cnfzd  a night of Cane & coke doesn't help :hehe:

But great to be on the water again
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Post by: maganything on April 28, 2015, 07:34:14 am
We decided to get away from the crowds and headed South to port edward this weekend. Also wanted to get in a bit of practice surf launching the new boat and targeting a few species that would be in the comp this coming weekend.


We launched Sunday and as we got past the shark nets got hit by a buster and with the current running North South and a big SW blowing the sea turned ugly, so we turned around and were back on the beach within 30mins.


We launched yesterday as the guru had predicted a nice calmish day, but seems they got it wrong! We decided to stick it out and headed out to the wreck for some jigging! The sea was nasty out there and after three drifts we called it and came back inside.


We fished the 16Fa line off TO strand and were rewarded with a few fish! Got a tuna of about 17kg's, a nice bonnie of 7Kg's (which was released) and a catface rockod. all the usual bottoms baring the scavvies were very scarce and we battled! called it a day at about 11, and was nice to take the SeaCat 520 through the surf a couple times!!



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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on April 28, 2015, 09:32:12 am
Lekker Scott. Good luck for the comp the weekend.
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Post by: CLS on April 28, 2015, 11:12:14 am
Well done young man  :fshn:
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Post by: dugong on April 29, 2015, 05:40:36 pm
Fished today, awesome sea and weather, ended up with 5 snoek including a nice 7kg slab!! :rck" and a small YFT. Snoek are here in numbers w;k
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Post by: FFF on April 30, 2015, 06:56:18 am
Fished today, awesome sea and weather, ended up with 5 snoek including a nice 7kg slab!! :rck" and a small YFT. Snoek are here in numbers w;k

Well done DB. You picked the right day to go fishing. That is a great snoek you got. Think I shall have to take a weekday off and chase them too.
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Post by: CLS on May 01, 2015, 07:10:39 pm
See you on the water tomorrow  :fshn:
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Post by: isivuba on May 01, 2015, 07:12:45 pm
See you on the water tomorrow  :fshn:


Tight lines Chris and enjoy!!!
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Post by: Shaun17 on May 03, 2015, 09:08:31 am
See you on the water tomorrow  :fshn:


How did you go yesterday Chris?? 
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Post by: Shaun17 on May 03, 2015, 09:10:07 am
Better late than never.... need to do one of these trips again chaps!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLXdr5c0Fd0# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLXdr5c0Fd0#)
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Post by: John F on May 03, 2015, 09:19:33 am
Great vid Shaun!
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Post by: isivuba on May 03, 2015, 09:45:59 am
Awesome Viedeo Shaun one of the best days of my life so far........should try make more of them. :hnthnt:
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Post by: Shaun17 on May 03, 2015, 09:48:59 am
Awesome Viedeo Shaun one of the best days of my life so far........should try make more of them. :hnthnt:


Sure you can handle more of 5:02???  :hyst:
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on May 03, 2015, 10:05:04 am
Lekker Vid Shaun.


We had a trip out yesterday, game plan was mainly bottoms, did not get tons but the ones we did get were quality, nice fresh fish for the pan and mates. Water was warm 24.5 even at 65m the sinker comes up warm. Whilst out had a bus of a yellowtail swim past under the boat, eeish and we weren't prepared, FFF managed to get a popper in the zone it followed it a short bit then turned and gone, live learn hey.
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Post by: Chigger on May 03, 2015, 10:16:30 am
Lekker Vid Shaun.


We had a trip out yesterday, game plan was mainly bottoms, did not get tons but the ones we did get were quality, nice fresh fish for the pan and mates. Water was warm 24.5 even at 65m the sinker comes up warm. Whilst out had a bus of a yellowtail swim past under the boat, eeish and we weren't prepared, FFF managed to get a popper in the zone it followed it a short bit then turned and gone, live learn hey.


We'll done guys :rck"
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Post by: isivuba on May 03, 2015, 10:24:36 am
Awesome Viedeo Shaun one of the best days of my life so far........should try make more of them. :hnthnt:


Sure you can handle more of 5:02???  :hyst:


Now that I stopped smoking you can bring it on bud.....That little tuna really gave me a good rev. :rck"


Denzil lekker fish boet and bet you Ant made you catch most of them like usual hey?.....
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Post by: iNdlovu on May 03, 2015, 11:38:22 am
Great video Shaun, you guys can do it again by joining us at Sodwana in October.
Nice D and Ant
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Post by: Hammer on May 03, 2015, 12:08:12 pm
Nice bottoms there Denzel and Ant.

Shaun, as Tony said "See you in October to make another cool movie".
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Post by: iNdlovu on May 03, 2015, 12:26:21 pm
And Trip F and Big D need to join us there as well. C'mon boys, you know you want to.
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Post by: Shaun17 on May 03, 2015, 01:16:56 pm
Lekker fish there Denzil, FFF and Kieran  (clap)
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on May 03, 2015, 02:51:56 pm
Typical DSBC Costa comp over and some nice fish coming out and water is perfect.
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Post by: CLS on May 03, 2015, 07:51:12 pm
Launched Saturday and did my usual snoek hunt, managed to get a few them moved to the bait spots, put out live baits and within minutes went away only to be eaten after 10 min, went back to the spot put another live bait same thing after about 15min eaten again so I packed up and went home. Good to meet up with Fritz, Chris E, Ant and big D. As well as Dugongboy who I hope you came right today. Was a great day out, till next week end cheers.
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Post by: dugong on May 04, 2015, 08:14:20 am
Watched the fight so only launched at 7:30, water was too clean so guys battled for snoek and lots blanked, found a slightly dirtier rip up past the airport and ended up getting one of around 2kg and dropped another about the same size, in these conditions the fluro trace(no steel above the skirt) is a must!! :hnthnt:
Spent another 3hrs trying for couta - great conditions, right spot, great baits......nada!!  :-( that's plenty hours put in areas that normally produce this time of year and not even a pull :dunno: That said I suppose that only 22 caught by 350+ boats in the comp tells a story!!
Saw a bus  :brnz: under the boat a few times, ignoring the live shad......waiting for something bigger no doubt (bat
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Post by: shagnrelease on May 04, 2015, 09:19:30 am
Nice bottoms there Denzel and Ant.

Shaun, as Tony said "See you in October to make another cool movie".


 :shk :shk :shk :shk :cnfzd :cnfzd :cnfzd


Not sure I want a part in this.....
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Post by: Hammer on May 04, 2015, 09:26:53 am
Come on Boet, be a sport. We are going to put a Go Pro in the bar just for you. :frid swr :yipee: :frid
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Post by: Bwana on May 04, 2015, 11:11:59 am
Well done on all the fish guys  (clap)


@Shaun that video clip is excellent, brings back some great memories.



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Post by: shagnrelease on May 04, 2015, 11:17:12 am
Well done on all the fish guys  (clap)


@Shaun that video clip is excellent, brings back some great memories.


I believe you have an outstanding report Mr Brewitt.....
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Post by: Bwana on May 04, 2015, 11:40:13 am
Just got back from Natal Champs held at Pennington over the weekend. There were seven teams comprising the main zones on the Natal Coast, with a great weather forecast for the 3 days. For once the Pennington launch was pretty tame and all boats launched safely on all three days.


Day 1 - we puzzled a bit for live bait and instead of running up to Aliwal decided to work south at the Mzimayi pinnacles to try for a tuna or wahoo. A lot of the boats ran north. We set a spread of lures and had three bonnies very quickly. At around 9am I had an enquiry on my tuna feather (running shotgun) the fish gave a few short runs and came to the boat fairly easily, we thought it was a small tuna or a bonnie and got a great suprise when a 10kg wahoo eventually came to the gaff! The rest of the day was quiet, two boats got some nice dorado, and there were two couta weighed - one of 13kg and one of 19kg.


Day 2 - I swapped teams for the day and we changed our gameplan a bit, we founf good livebait off Park Rynie and headed up to Scottburgh to try for a couta. We had great baits out but no takers. We ran up to Aliwal Shoal and set a spread of lures to find a tuna or wahoo. ON the way we passed a jetski fighting a sailie - was nice to watch the fish jumping and the angler doing his best to stay on his ski. We got a few small bonnies and then ran to the 19fa line at Hospital Road to drift. We set up a drift but conditions were way too still - no wind and no current (the baits just went straight down). We got harassed by bottomfish eating our livies and soon decided to call it quits as a big SW was forecast and we were quite far north. I made the call to put out the lures and move south to Mzimayi. After 5 minutes of trolling my feather went away again on the shotgun and a sailie came out the water, he pulled around 300m of string on his first run and gave a great account of himself. After 15 minutes we had the fish at the boat, pulled him up for a brief pic before successfully releasing him! My first sailie on 10kg line - very stoked! We reset the spread and 20 minutes later we got a 15kg tuna. The day was already made, but more was in store. After resetting the spread, my close deep diving lure got knocked but didn't hook up and 10 seconds later Doug's rod screamed off, another sailie! This time it came in quite easily and we got it to the boat in just over 10 minutes, Shane took the leader and brought it up next to the boat, unfortunately as he reached for the hooks the knot on the Rapala popped, but the fish swam away safely and the Rapala was hooked on the outside of the mouth so all should be ok. What a great day, the SW came and we headed to the beach for a few  :beer: :beer: !!


Day 3 - The toughest day of the comp - near perfect conditions with flat seas and no wind. Unfortunately the fishing was terrible with only one tuna, a kingie and a 22kg wahoo coming out between all the boats. We blanked for the day, only caught 3 small sarda-sarda that were below minimum weight.


Once again it was a great comp with good anglers and great humour. Will definitely be back next year.


Some pics of our fish:


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Post by: Shaun17 on May 04, 2015, 11:44:59 am
Right Mark... so Mike and I have decided we'll have some of that in Round 2. No pressure....

Well done bud, cracking results. Looks like KZN was cooking this weekend...  :envy
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on May 04, 2015, 11:45:42 am
Lekker Mark, well done. (clap)
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Post by: shagnrelease on May 04, 2015, 11:49:49 am
Well done Mark!!


20lb is the way forward for those Billies...great fun!!
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Post by: isivuba on May 04, 2015, 12:10:39 pm
Right Mark... so Mike and I have decided we'll have some of that in Round 2. No pressure....

Well done bud, cracking results. Looks like KZN was cooking this weekend...  :envy
:rck"
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Post by: L Hooker on May 04, 2015, 01:31:32 pm
Well done to all the guys some lekker fish being caught, congrats on the dbl Saily Mark  :corrct: (clap)
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Post by: dugong on May 04, 2015, 03:16:40 pm
Well done on the sailies   :win: :envy
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Post by: Happy Dog on May 04, 2015, 04:25:31 pm
Well done guys some nice fish caught.
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Post by: CLS on May 04, 2015, 04:31:08 pm
Well done guys looks like the weekend produced all round. :fshn: :fshn:have to love this sport. w;k
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Post by: roban on May 05, 2015, 09:23:32 pm
Nice, well done

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Post by: Shaun17 on May 18, 2015, 09:45:24 am
Nobody fish in 2 weeks??  :dunno:
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Post by: Bwana on May 18, 2015, 10:08:34 am
Did some jigging off Shelly last week, two days of jigging for only 5 Ambers but got smoked by some real monsters that couldn't be stopped. The guys using heavy gear and live bonnies have been getting some nice AJ's up to 35kg. Three came out yesterday 15kg, 23,6kg and 25kg. Here's some pics:



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Post by: Prego on May 18, 2015, 10:10:07 am
That 35 is a beast  :resp:
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Post by: Bwana on May 18, 2015, 10:39:45 am
The big one in the pics is only 25! Imagine the 35  :shk
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Post by: CLS on May 18, 2015, 11:03:25 am
The big one in the pics is only 25! Imagine the 35  :shk
  :shk :shk :shk
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Post by: L Hooker on May 18, 2015, 11:07:11 am
Wow well done on those Ambers really nice sizes there!
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on May 18, 2015, 11:13:43 am
Nice AJs there eeish add to bucket list.
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Post by: maganything on May 18, 2015, 11:20:14 am



those are the boys from bliksem hey?? wouldnt expect much less....


Awesome fish there!!
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Post by: Bwana on May 18, 2015, 11:30:23 am



those are the boys from bliksem hey?? wouldnt expect much less....


Awesome fish there!!


Yebo!
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Post by: colin on May 18, 2015, 03:20:58 pm
 :tkx: beautiful photos . :toppie:
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Post by: iNdlovu on May 18, 2015, 03:29:08 pm
Maibabo, nice fish
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Post by: Adrian on May 21, 2015, 08:03:36 pm
Busses! :resp:
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Post by: Adrian on May 21, 2015, 08:19:03 pm
35 and 39,5
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Post by: iNdlovu on May 21, 2015, 09:14:13 pm
 (clap) Beauts
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Post by: Fishlus Mark on May 22, 2015, 07:49:09 am
Are they tasty?
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Post by: L Hooker on May 22, 2015, 07:54:26 am
Geez those are buses well done to the anglers (clap)
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Post by: dugong on May 22, 2015, 08:15:05 am
Now those are real widowmakers!! :rck" :rck"
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Post by: CLS on May 22, 2015, 08:24:31 am
Fantastic fish well done guys  (clap) (clap)
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Post by: Prego on May 22, 2015, 08:31:42 am
OMS  :shk :envy

Some serious skills and tackle to bring those bad boys up
 
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Post by: shagnrelease on May 22, 2015, 01:16:27 pm
If only I hadnt given my left ball away already!! :shk :shk
Those are beast fish, well done guys!!
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Post by: Seventenths on May 22, 2015, 01:21:04 pm
 :the sHPLAT  wow... awesome fish!!!
 
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Post by: Adrian on May 24, 2015, 02:54:30 am
 :fshn: Almost time to wake up, pack the boat and go hunt some Ambers
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Post by: Adrian on May 24, 2015, 08:33:13 pm


Arrived at the Shelly ski boat club at 6am.
Made our way to Protea banks to get some bonnies,but they didn't play the same game.


So we carried on trolling with some halcos and feathers, 4 rods away and only two anglers on the boat with some quick knitting we boated 3 fish one getting taxed.


Saw a good showing on the southern Pinnacle so we stopped pulled the lures in and did some jigging.
While jigging I saw a guy next to us go vas so I quicky came up and worked a small unda unda ,Vas! Had a lakka fight on the light tackle then taxed! Carried on throwing spoon and unda's having fun with the small tuna (5-6kg)


We managed to boat 5 fish! Sharks were hungry! Then went and hunted some ambers!


Went to a  brick found the showing,jigged my arms broken then put down a a big fillet....nothing , we worked the area for a while then called it quits and went back to the reef to find some tuna.


Started chumming got a pull almost instantly and worked this fish!
15min into the fight ,the  fish  was under the boat.
Then heard a horrible noise POP... My 10kg line broke!


Then headed for home..
Was a lakka day out had some great fun on tbe light setups Bonus!
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Post by: Bwana on May 25, 2015, 08:30:50 am
Hi Adrian thanks for the report, well done! Oh yes  :welc:
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on May 25, 2015, 10:38:09 am
Lekker Adrian, sharks wild all over.
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Post by: Seventenths on May 25, 2015, 01:04:15 pm
Hi Adrian thanks for the report, well done! Oh yes  :welc:

X 2
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Post by: Bwana on May 25, 2015, 02:01:26 pm
Fished up at Maphelane over the weekend as part of the Maphelane Trophy competition. As usual great hospitality, amazing food and atmosphere and a great group of people. We had a slow day on Saturday, fairly calm conditions in the morning and then a buster 25 knot NE pushed us around a bit. We got a few pulls early on but the fish were very skelm and none of them stuck. I managed a small dorado on a dead redeye and that was our only weigher for the first day. Three of the teams did well on day 1 with a few nice couta and one big yellowfin weighed. Day 2 was much better and we had a different gameplan. After getting lots of live mozzies we raced down to the Lighthouse pinnacle only to find 6 other boats with the same plan already there. We slow putted our baits around the area for half an hour without a pull, but the current and wind were making it hard to make ground. Some of the boats upped lines and went deep. We chose to stick it out and changed tactics to drift. In the next hour Chris got a nice couta of around 8kg and I got one of 10.8kg on a live mozzie. We dropped one fish and then things went quiet. We finished off at home reef just as the wind turned to SW and the couta turned on - we got another one of 7kg and another dart before lines up. All in all a fun day on the water. Well done to the Richards Bay, Albatross and St Lucia guys who placed top three (well done Rory Mundy on your guys placing). 
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Post by: dugong on May 25, 2015, 02:17:45 pm
So that's what a couta looks like  duh.............................  well done on the fish!!
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Post by: CLS on May 25, 2015, 02:34:01 pm
So that's what a couta looks like  duh.............................  well done on the fish!!
  :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: thought I was seeing things
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Post by: Rory mundy on May 25, 2015, 02:49:14 pm
fished the maphelane trophy this weekend got a nice tuna with a couple of rats then 2 dorados on the saturday. The Sunday we caught a boat load of small yellows sadly non that would make the minuminm weight so they were bombed back but managed to finish second(team albatross) in the comp but seriously need to work on my couta skills
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Post by: Shaun17 on May 25, 2015, 02:50:00 pm
Lekker stuff Mark, shot for the report!!! See you fishing with Merv Hughes there  w;k  (he's actually got a fishing show here in Aus)
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Post by: Seventenths on May 25, 2015, 02:54:16 pm
 :thmsup"
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Post by: Adrian on May 25, 2015, 05:36:10 pm
Good going Mark!
Nice fish :wahoo: :dor: !
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on May 25, 2015, 08:29:53 pm
See you fishing with Merv Hughes there  w;k   


 :rotfl :hehe:


Lekker report Mark, well done. Tough conditions but some fish landed.
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Post by: Big Van on May 25, 2015, 09:37:29 pm
Nice Mark lekker to see some fish coming. Sarel had a bad encounter with a trebble hook of aRappie in his arm but is Ok. Tight lines!
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Post by: REEFMAN on May 26, 2015, 05:27:42 am
Well done guys! Mark, did you stay at Maphelane? Anyone stay in the cabins? Would like to know what the conditions are like, have they sorted the water problem out?
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Post by: Rory mundy on May 26, 2015, 06:44:07 am
Reefs we all stayed at the ski boat club's tented camp which is nice, The roads in were horrible as usual and i dont think to much has changed at the parks board camp and chalets they still ruff
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Post by: Bwana on May 26, 2015, 08:17:44 am
Reefs we all stayed at the ski boat club's tented camp which is nice, The roads in were horrible as usual and i dont think to much has changed at the parks board camp and chalets they still ruff


Absolutely, the club camp is awesome but the last stretch of road is a screamer, definitely 4x4 or SUV with high ground clearance only. There were some issues with water pressure so I assume the same for the Parks Board Camp.
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Post by: MichaelK on May 26, 2015, 03:16:40 pm
I went down to the Block in sheppie (River mouth) at lunch time and saw an old chap fighting a fish.


The chap managed to land it and to my surprise it was a garrick weighing in at about 8 - 10kgs.


So it looks like the garrick have come through early this year, i'll be out at Lugs trying for them his weekend
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Post by: dugong on May 26, 2015, 03:26:28 pm
They always start getting on the lower south coast around now and by July they will be up at Winkle - generally the windy months they appear at Lugs.
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Post by: Shaun17 on May 26, 2015, 04:26:30 pm
I went down to the Block in sheppie (River mouth) at lunch time and saw an old chap fighting a fish.


The chap managed to land it and to my surprise it was a garrick weighing in at about 8 - 10kgs.


So it looks like the garrick have come through early this year, i'll be out at Lugs trying for them his weekend

So just a question regarding offshore game fishing in general in KZN... can anyone summarise the best times of the year to target the respective species (appreciate  it differs from the south to north coast).
 
Call it the Dummies Calender to KZN Offshore FIshing if you will...  w;k 
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Post by: Capt. Hook on May 26, 2015, 04:56:57 pm
I went down to the Block in sheppie (River mouth) at lunch time and saw an old chap fighting a fish.


The chap managed to land it and to my surprise it was a garrick weighing in at about 8 - 10kgs.


So it looks like the garrick have come through early this year, i'll be out at Lugs trying for them his weekend

So just a question regarding offshore game fishing in general in KZN... can anyone summarise the best times of the year to target the respective species (appreciate  it differs from the south to north coast).
 
Call it the Dummies Calender to KZN Offshore FIshing if you will...  w;k

General for Durban from my experience
Dorado - Dec - March
Wahoo - Jan - April
YFT - All Year
Couta - Jan - April
Sailfish - Jan - June
Snoek - All Year
Garrick - June - Sept
King Fish - Oct - April
Queen Fish - Oct - April
Black Marlin - Dec - April
Blue Marlin - Jan - April
Striped Marlin - Oct - Jan
Tropical Yellowtail - Oct - Dec
Prodigal Son - No Clue never caught one

For sure you will catch all these species outside of these dates as this is just a general guide, and as always if you don't have a line in the water you wont catch fish
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Post by: CLS on May 27, 2015, 08:22:52 am
They always start getting on the lower south coast around now and by July they will be up at Winkle - generally the windy months they appear at Lugs.
According to my little black book - end September  :fshn: :fshn:
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Post by: FFF on May 27, 2015, 08:39:08 am
Decided to do a bottoms trip with Umpa Lumpa yesterday.

Sea was flat but the fish were not biting. Had to work hard for our fish but got a couple nice Englishman.
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Post by: Shaun17 on May 27, 2015, 09:00:35 am
I went down to the Block in sheppie (River mouth) at lunch time and saw an old chap fighting a fish.


The chap managed to land it and to my surprise it was a garrick weighing in at about 8 - 10kgs.


So it looks like the garrick have come through early this year, i'll be out at Lugs trying for them his weekend

So just a question regarding offshore game fishing in general in KZN... can anyone summarise the best times of the year to target the respective species (appreciate  it differs from the south to north coast).
 
Call it the Dummies Calender to KZN Offshore FIshing if you will...  w;k

General for Durban from my experience
Dorado - Dec - March
Wahoo - Jan - April
YFT - All Year
Couta - Jan - April
Sailfish - Jan - June
Snoek - All Year
Garrick - June - Sept
King Fish - Oct - April
Queen Fish - Oct - April
Black Marlin - Dec - April
Blue Marlin - Jan - April
Striped Marlin - Oct - Jan
Tropical Yellowtail - Oct - Dec
Prodigal Son - No Clue never caught one

For sure you will catch all these species outside of these dates as this is just a general guide, and as always if you don't have a line in the water you wont catch fish


Thanks Mike  :+ cred:
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Post by: dugong on May 27, 2015, 09:36:29 am
To add my 5c to Mikes list - for Durban. :-)

Dorado - Dec - March personally March has by far been the most productive month
Wahoo - Jan - April
YFT - All Year but go back 10-15 years and there were nothing like the numbers we have been getting in recent years - big shift in YFT :rck" 
Couta - Jan - April Start in December if you include Umdloti and stretch to May - the best numbers for me have been December (Umdloti ) and the biggest fish in May (Hyper-LaLucia stretch and Cutting)
Sailfish - Jan - June
Snoek - All Year year round but as a rule as soon as the offshore starts blowing so mid March to August, June/July best but personally July has by far been the most productive month
Garrick - June - Sept as a rule windy months so September - December
King Fish - Oct - April
Queen Fish - Oct - April sometimes large numbers on any shallow wreck/reef  January-March and even till May if the warm water stays
Black Marlin - Dec - April
Blue Marlin - Jan - April
Striped Marlin - Oct - Jan
Tropical Yellowtail - Oct - Dec
Prodigal Son - No Clue never caught one generally a summer fish, all mine have been caught whilst fishing for couta (as with most guys hence the name )
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Post by: CLS on May 29, 2015, 06:40:59 am
Whoever is fishing tomorrow - see you on the water  :fshn: :fshn:
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on May 29, 2015, 02:23:43 pm
Whoever is fishing tomorrow - see you on the water  :fshn: :fshn:


Tight lines makree, i must work  :-( :cry:


Weather looks pearler tomorrow, tight lines to those hitting the water tomorrow.
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Post by: CLS on June 01, 2015, 07:05:06 am
Fished Saturday, only managed a couple snoek early then tried for a tunny nothing, then for a couta but nothing. Had a few waters with Rich and STD and caught up on all the latest news. Till next week cheers.
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Post by: FFF on June 01, 2015, 07:17:20 am
Also launched on sat as Kieran has rugby on Sundays. Went for bottom fish but the current was flying down south. On the deeper marks we were doing 3.7km/h on the drift. Shallower was still 1.9km/h so struggled. Gareth got a nice catface rockcod that weighed 5.3kg.

After beaching loaded the boat and found it was not straight. While we were pushing it straight on the trailer Gareth got his finger caught between the boat and trailer and cut the end of his middle finger off. From the nail to tip. So ended out being a really k*K day. Believe he was in surgery yesterday. They going to amputate from the first Knuckle.
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Post by: iNdlovu on June 01, 2015, 07:53:02 am
Eeina, not good. Recover quickly Gareth.
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Post by: REEFMAN on June 01, 2015, 07:57:16 am
Also launched on sat as Kieran has rugby on Sundays. Went for bottom fish but the current was flying down south. On the deeper marks we were doing 3.7km/h on the drift. Shallower was still 1.9km/h so struggled. Gareth got a nice catface rockcod that weighed 5.3kg.

After beaching loaded the boat and found it was not straight. While we were pushing it straight on the trailer Gareth got his finger caught between the boat and trailer and cut the end of his middle finger off. From the nail to tip. So ended out being a really k*K day. Believe he was in surgery yesterday. They going to amputate from the first Knuckle.

Damn, that's not great at all! Please send our regards to Gareth, wish him a speedy recovery.
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Post by: Half-Pint on June 01, 2015, 08:27:11 am
Absolutely amazing how quickly a life changing accident can happen :shk

Hope he has a quick recovery
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Post by: Shaun17 on June 01, 2015, 08:52:28 am
Sorry to hear Ant, not good at all bud!!


Wishing you a speedy recovery Gareth!!!
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Post by: dugong on June 01, 2015, 08:52:53 am
Eish sorry about the finger :shk, hope it heels soon, a mate of mine had the same thing when trying to separate dogs fighting, also lost from the top knuckle.
I took a mates two lighties for snoek and we ended up with three of 2-3kgs, they were so stoked to catch something bigger than small shad and bass :-)
until the one went  :cnfzd so we changed plans and pulled some raps back from the deep and a 'fresher' speed  w;k
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on June 01, 2015, 09:45:25 am
Unlucky Fluffer  sry but hey could have been worse, nice reports chaps.
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Post by: SAfish on June 01, 2015, 09:57:38 am
Eina, I wish you speedy recovery, Gareth.
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Post by: Chigger on June 01, 2015, 10:04:10 am
Unlucky Fluffer  sry but hey could have been worse, nice reports chaps.

Sorry about the finger Gareth, not a lekker way to end the days fishing for everyone on board.

These sort of accidents happen so quickly, just one second of distraction. They normally happen to me though, so I have learnt to add bomb bandages in the cars first aid kit, everything else can be fixed with a band aid, disprin or imodium.

Congrats on the fish boys.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on June 01, 2015, 10:31:55 am
Unlucky Fluffer  sry but hey could have been worse, nice reports chaps.

Sorry about the finger Gareth, not a lekker way to end the days fishing for everyone on board.

These sort of accidents happen so quickly, just one second of distraction. They normally happen to me though, so I have learnt to add bomb bandages in the cars first aid kit, everything else can be fixed with a band aid, disprin or imodium.

Congrats on the fish boys.


Yeah one moment of distraction can be costly. Lucky Richard (Nikao) was at club, he bandaged him up nicely, i shot through to the club and took him him home so his wife could take him to hospital. I  missed a lovely day on the ocean had to work.
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Post by: Seventenths on June 01, 2015, 10:42:12 am
 sry  that is bad news bud.....hope it heals up good and quick, and does not hamper your fishing!!! :shk
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Post by: maganything on June 01, 2015, 11:54:16 am



sorry to hear about gareth...


i know the feeling, i got mine stuck in the sprocket and chain of my motor bike while loading it after a ride...
Luckily the doc managed to stitch it back together and you cant even see a thing!


fingers always seem to end in places they not meant to be!!
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Post by: MichaelK on June 01, 2015, 01:12:27 pm
Hell, thats lousy news. I hope they can save the finger and don't have to amputate.
I shot out to No 1 on saturday, but with the current screaming the way it was, returned to try the center bank for the early season garrick, but nothing.
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Post by: dugong on June 01, 2015, 03:56:07 pm
Anyone else see the action in the basin on Saturday ??I Went back to the club on Saturday afternoon for a swim and a sundowner on the beach and witnessed an unbelievable sight - a huge shoal of sand mackerel and some smaller shoals of mullet moved right in to the basin, the water was crystal clear and you could see them in the waves, the next thing some big snoek and I think garrick moved in and started smashing them..........20 meters off the beach!! :shk this went on for about 5 mins with a few snoek getting airborne :rck"
Also saw a guy come very close to turning his brand new boat over when his motor died.......very lucky!! :nuts:
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Post by: AQUAFAN on June 01, 2015, 04:15:54 pm
Good thing the seine netters werent around!
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Post by: Chigger on June 01, 2015, 04:29:31 pm
Good thing the seine netters werent around!

 :-)
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Post by: Adrian on June 01, 2015, 05:02:58 pm
 :shk sorry about the finger!
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Post by: FFF on June 02, 2015, 07:52:50 am
Well I fetched Gareth from the hospital yesterday. They amputated the finger at the first Knuckle and stitched the end.
He looks like it is a bit sore. He asked me to thank you all for the kind words.
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Post by: MichaelK on June 02, 2015, 08:19:04 am
To make light of the situation, i guess we should call him stompie from now on.
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Post by: Bwana on June 02, 2015, 08:49:28 am
Sorry to hear about Gareths finger, eish!

Fished Saturday, went jigging and got two nice yellowtail and an amber.
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Post by: lebaka on June 02, 2015, 08:51:09 am
well done mark you okes at the shark pit seem to be doing the business  :cgrts:
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Post by: dodger on June 02, 2015, 08:53:10 am
Unlucky Fluffer  sry but hey could have been worse, nice reports chaps.

Sorry about the finger Gareth, not a lekker way to end the days fishing for everyone on board.

These sort of accidents happen so quickly, just one second of distraction. They normally happen to me though, so I have learnt to add bomb bandages in the cars first aid kit, everything else can be fixed with a band aid, disprin or imodium.

Congrats on the fish boys.


Yeah one moment of distraction can be costly. Lucky Richard (Nikao) was at club, he bandaged him up nicely, i shot through to the club and took him him home so his wife could take him to hospital. I  missed a lovely day on the ocean had to work.


thats not good news about Gareth aka fluffer, and well done Richard
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Post by: Shaun17 on June 02, 2015, 09:01:31 am
Well done Mark, hope you've cleared the calendar for June... some Dbn boys heading your way!!
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Post by: L Hooker on June 02, 2015, 09:10:26 am
Sorry to hear about Gareth finger not lekker.
 
Mark congrats some lekker catches there!!
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Post by: CLS on June 02, 2015, 09:21:51 am
Man you Shelly boys are getting some nice fish well done  (clap) (clap)
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on June 02, 2015, 11:25:31 am
Nice fish  there Mark eeish jealous is not the word.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on June 02, 2015, 11:27:30 am
To make light of the situation, i guess we should call him stompie from now on.

LOL he can only throw half a zap now.
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Post by: dugong on June 02, 2015, 01:18:56 pm
Anyone fishing Friday or Saturday ?? :crzy
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Post by: CLS on June 02, 2015, 04:16:14 pm
Anyone fishing Friday or Saturday ?? :crzy
Was thinking of doing a Garrick trip  :hnthnt: :hnthnt: :hnthnt:
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Post by: dodger on June 02, 2015, 05:30:06 pm
lucky it wasn't the whole finger  :creep:
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Post by: dugong on June 05, 2015, 07:44:33 am
Got a mail from the club earlier -

DSBC Launch site is closed til further notice due to the big swells!
Boats and jetskis will be turned away at the boom gate. Please
co-operate as it is for your own safety!



then they go on to say
This weekend we are sending two teams to the Shelly Beach Interclub.

go figure :nuts:
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on June 05, 2015, 08:44:54 am
Got a mail from the club earlier -

DSBC Launch site is closed til further notice due to the big swells!
Boats and jetskis will be turned away at the boom gate. Please
co-operate as it is for your own safety!



then they go on to say
This weekend we are sending two teams to the Shelly Beach Interclub.

go figure :nuts:

LOL so its not just me who pickked that up  :hyst:
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Post by: Bwana on June 05, 2015, 09:47:46 am
Eish guys what can I say, we are hosting our interclub this weekend and the swell is HUGE! It will slack off over the weekend but so far it may be a late launch tomorrow (or a call-off) and fishing Sunday. Luckily we have a very experienced weather committee and will always make the call SAFETY FIRST.
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Post by: Chigger on June 08, 2015, 09:11:53 am
Eish guys what can I say, we are hosting our interclub this weekend and the swell is HUGE! It will slack off over the weekend but so far it may be a late launch tomorrow (or a call-off) and fishing Sunday. Luckily we have a very experienced weather committee and will always make the call SAFETY FIRST.

I cancelled launching on Sunday due to possible unfavourable conditions, from the (non) reports it looks like the right call?

Will be interesting to hear if the interclub went ahead what with the sards around and all.
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Post by: Bwana on June 08, 2015, 11:31:08 am
Our interclub went ahead yesterday, moderate swells and a fairly tricky launch all 13 boats launched safely. We gave an extra hour to lines up so the guys managed to fish from 7.30am to 15.00. The sards were around inshore but none of the boats caught gamefish off the shoals. The boats that did well stayed in the Protea area and Diepgat areas. 4 teams caught 3 species and 1 team caught 4 species with most of the teams getting yellowfin, big bonnies and sarda. In the end the guys had a great day and the finish was very close:


1st Shelly Beach A
2nd Umkomaas
3rd Nomads
4th Durban
5th Shelly Beach Juniors


Biggest fish was a 17,7kg Yellowfin.


It was a great comp with some good fellowship and humour. More than 70 fish were weighed on the day so a good result despite the taxman trying his best.
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Post by: Chigger on June 08, 2015, 01:04:17 pm
Well done Bwana, thanks for the reply. :Like:
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Post by: Shaun17 on June 08, 2015, 01:17:50 pm
Planning on hitting Shelly tomorrow... no crew so going to have to fumble my way around on the ski.
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Post by: Bwana on June 08, 2015, 02:14:39 pm
Sorry Shaun I'm so jammed at work would have loved to have joined you on Scouse  :-(  Will make a gap in the next two weeks so we can go stretch your arms on some big AJ's and Yellowtail on the jig  :hnthnt:
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Post by: Shaun17 on June 10, 2015, 05:17:21 pm
Shot Mark, looking forward to it...


Headed down to Shelly early yesterday morning with the ski. Weather Gods were on my side and in no time i'd opened my account with a YFT double up. On every troll i then picked up a fish on the new UV Sailfish rappie with the occasional double up and had 8 or 9 fish in no time at all, with 5 boated. All fish caught were between 5-7kg and not a single one lost to the taxman (Marks' heads up the day before had me packing the Tiagras  :hnthnt: )


Decided to then do a bit of chumming which isn't as easy on the ski, got revved by some much bigger fish but lost all 5 to sharks and decided to call it a day as i'd got my fill.


Whilst packing up, the North/South drift was screaming and the next thing the water starts boiling around me. Picked up the Terez which has been on several trips and not been tested... first throw with the Maxrap and BANG i'm on!! Awesome fun on the ski and what an incredible combo with the Stella. Another YFT of about 7kg was boated as it was badly hooked. After that, 2 more casts yielded 2 more fish which were both released.


I then had a bird (gannet?) dive-bomb the irresistible Maxrap and ended up hooking it through the foot and wing... took me a while to get it unhooked but after a while he was safely released to annoy me another day. I saw the bird peck at the line but didn't think to check it and my first cast after that got absolutely smashed with the Stella screaming and the Terez bouncing in my hand for a few minutes before the line parted. Rookie mistake, cost me a decent fish.


Changed to a pink Maxrap and had no luck so changed to a Black Magic popper and picked up another 2 fish before calling it a day.


Cracking day on the water, thinking twice about selling the ski now  duh


(http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/MGalleryItem.php?id=2540)


(http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/MGalleryItem.php?id=2541)
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Post by: Shaun17 on June 10, 2015, 05:19:18 pm
Oh... no sign of the sardines. the sardine boats were at the club and came back empty.
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Post by: John F on June 10, 2015, 05:28:22 pm
Well done Shaun (clap)
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Post by: REEFMAN on June 10, 2015, 05:36:03 pm
Great stuff Shaun!!  (clap)
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Post by: maganything on June 10, 2015, 05:51:03 pm
nicely done shaun!!

wish I could be fishing!!
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Post by: Chigger on June 10, 2015, 08:19:27 pm
Sounds like 1x hectic day at Shelly :rck"
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Post by: CLS on June 11, 2015, 06:36:29 am
Nice going Shaun, hope you thought of us poor buggers sitting at work  :-) :-)
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Post by: Shaun17 on June 11, 2015, 07:12:20 am
Nice going Shaun, hope you thought of us poor buggers sitting at work  :-) :-)
The entire time... (evil laugh)
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Post by: FFF on June 11, 2015, 07:38:46 am
Well done Shaun. Always a great day at Shelley.
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Post by: dugong on June 11, 2015, 08:00:18 am
Fcuk.............that's a good session :envy
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on June 11, 2015, 08:06:57 am
Sorry no pics of fish, means no fish LOL

Well done Shaun, lekker report and looked like an awesome day, gotta love KZN weather.
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Post by: L Hooker on June 11, 2015, 08:40:01 am
Well done Shaun sounds like a lekker day out (clap)
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Post by: Prego on June 11, 2015, 08:49:47 am
While I'm sitting here in the big smoke in long johns and jean pant you were out on the big blue on a water scooter probably in kort broek nogal???!!!!   

    ADMIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  swr <: (bat






















































 :hehe: Lekker day out Shaun well done
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Post by: Bwana on June 11, 2015, 09:23:57 am
Well done Shaun that's a great day on the water bud!  :rck"
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Post by: Adrian on June 11, 2015, 01:49:12 pm
Awesome stuff welldone!! :yft: :yft:
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Post by: Happy Dog on June 11, 2015, 09:13:00 pm
 (clap)
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Post by: Adrian on June 12, 2015, 12:52:11 am
So here is a report from the interclub I fished this past weekend w;k .
 
  Arrived at the Shelly Beach Ski Boat Club at 2:30pm to chat to my team mates.
  Had a good briefing with some good laughs and lots of smiling faces which is always a great start!
 
  Day 1.
  Arrived at the Club, had a lekka breakfast that the ladies in he kitchen prepared for everyone!
  All the skippers checked the surf out and it was called off due to unsafe surf conditions.
  Was a well spend day with the team and some other juniors,going over   tackle,throwing spoon in the bay,soccer on the beach just all round fun!
 
  Day 2.
  Same procedure in the morning packed the boat and all boat met on the   backline   as soon as all boat made it to the backline we got the go   ahead to head to our fishing destinations.
  Our game plane for day one was to run for the hole and pull lures for a Skipjack!
  We had an awesome run to the hole with very awesome ride on Clint Barclays boat Devocean!
  Arrived at the hole set up spread and wasn't even Two minutes and we had a full house strike!
  All tuna were too small to weigh in so were safely released.
  We had 3 more full house pull with more small tuna and headed to the Reef to find some Tuna and other species.
 
  Arrived on the reef and started the usual... Chumming.
  Cameron Palmers rod screamed away and he was into an awesome fish!
  In 15min Clint put the gaff into a lovely 14kg yellow fin :yft: :yft: ! Big smiles all round the boat now we had some weight in the hatch!
  They day went on with a few pull but just small bonnies not the size we were looking for.
  Liam Taljaard spotted some awesome chases behind the boat and put a   popper into the middle of it and got smashed 3 times but to no hookups,   so I put my popper into the mix and got a hookup instantly! The fight   didn't even last a minute as the fish swam straight to the boat getting   chased by one of those grey things :yft: .
  As soon as we put the fish in the hatch my other stick screamed away!
  Got the fish turned saw the fish at the boat and he headed straight down and taxed! Good fish chowed!
  We chummed for abit more with no luck then pulled some lures again.
  Again 2 sticks away I boated my fish a nice 9kg fish and Cameron with a   more grumpy fish which took a lot more line, eventually I line parted   (leader frayed)
  I got another pull and boated a good size bonnie!
  Now I had 2 species just needed the 3rd!
  Liams stick screamed away but the hooks pulled:(
  I gave the call to head back onto the drift and try get another species I   managed to boat a small sarda that just made size now we had something   to stand on 3 species.
  By then it was lines up and we headed back with smiles all around!
  At the scales we noticed we had done extremely well for an all junior team!
  Big thanks to Mark Brewitt For all the lessons and time put in on helping us.
  And Clint Barclay for having us on his awesome boat!
 
  Results were:
 
  1st Shelly Beach Men – 524 pts
  2nd Umkomaas – 462 pts
  3rd Nomads – 431 pts
  4th Durban Blue – 401 pts
  5th Shelly Beach Juniors – 240 pts
 
  Anglers:
  1st – John Watkins – Umkomaas – 359 pts
  2nd – Shane Dennis – Durban Blue – 283 pts
  3rd – Ivor Mathee – Nomads – 235 pts
  4th – Kurt Rutter – Shelly Beach – 203 pts
  5th – Adrian dela Hunt – Shelly Beach Juniors – 115 pts
 
  I also managed to get Top Junior of The Comp.
 
  Received a phone call and was notified that I will Be Representing Natal U19 Team as Captain in July At Shelly Beach.
   And Megan Du Plessis also a Shelly beach Junior angler will Captain the U16 side and nationals!
  Also a big Congratulations to Bevan Taljaard (shelly beach junior angler) on also making the Natal U19 team
 :ult:
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on June 12, 2015, 07:01:57 am
Great report Adrian, well done.

Also congrats on Making Natal U19 and noggal captain.  :+ cred: congrats to the other Shelley  juniors also going to fly Natal colours. Wishing you guys all best for future.
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Post by: FFF on June 12, 2015, 07:02:28 am
Well done Adrian and congrats on being selected for the natal side. Sure you will do well.
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Post by: colin on June 12, 2015, 07:27:39 am
 :cgrts: great report. :tkx: :toppie:
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Post by: L Hooker on June 12, 2015, 07:30:35 am
Congrats on the selection very well done, and thanks for sharing the report
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Post by: Bwana on June 12, 2015, 10:12:13 am
Great report there Adrian, well done on the junior team's result at the interclub. I am very stoked for you, Megan and Bevan making the Natal sides for Junior Nationals, you will do well.  :+ cred:
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Post by: Shaun17 on June 15, 2015, 07:17:09 am
Anyone fishing tomorrow, we're hopefully heading down to Shelly tomorrow...
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Post by: REEFMAN on June 15, 2015, 11:26:45 am
Great report Adrian and  :hpybthd: by the way!!
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on June 15, 2015, 12:56:50 pm
Stuck here in the office, thinking about what could have been. Aaargh awesome weather in KZN at moment.
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Post by: Adrian on June 15, 2015, 01:07:46 pm
Thanks guys!!
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Post by: Chigger on June 15, 2015, 06:41:21 pm
Well done Adrian.


I noticed over the last few reports that the fish only bite on week days in Durban, so took the day off to hunt the snoek  :hnthnt:

Well what a jewel of a day hardly a breeze and perfect conditions. Headed straight for Luggs and started pulling redeye baits. The snoek we're being real sneaky and we managed to eventually hook up with a nice 4 Kg number after many passes up and down, and a shad for breakfast.


I saw one or two other boats pick up a few single fish as well.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on June 15, 2015, 07:36:08 pm
Well done Adrian.


I noticed over the last few reports that the fish only bite on week days in Durban, so took the day off to hunt the snoek  :hnthnt:

Well what a jewel of a day hardly a breeze and perfect conditions. Headed straight for Luggs and started pulling redeye baits. The snoek we're being real sneaky and we managed to eventually hook up with a nice 4 Kg number after many passes up and down, and a shad for breakfast.


I saw one or two other boats pick up a few single fish as well.


Lekker Chigger, see some nice snoek are being caught, well done on your one.
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Post by: CLS on June 16, 2015, 05:18:20 pm
Launched before first light and headed straight to Lugs, managed 4 snoek and dropped 4more, they were eating very shy and taking the fill it off without envelope pulling the drag,well till next weekend we try again, good to see Hammer on the water again.
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Post by: dugong on June 17, 2015, 08:19:53 am
Its good to see the snoek have arrived in large numbers, Saturday was the best action I have seen in years and if you didn't get a fish then rather take up stamp collecting w;k....................sadly some guys are just plain stupid with the amount of fish they take, I know of a boat with 3 anglers that took 30 :-(
- simple GREED!! (even if a guy wanted to cover his petrol one or two fish at R40/kg would cover it) - believe me these guys are not poor and are not giving the fish to the poor. :cnfzd

Anyway we ended up with 5 and released 1 taking 4 (I fed 22 people with 3 of them!!) all within an hour!! We then tried AGAIN for couta - NADA :-( from what I hear they are thick up at Richards Bay at the moment.......for some reason they failed to come this side (bat  but we can't complain........another Durban winters day :rck"
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Post by: Bwana on June 17, 2015, 09:07:16 am
Well done to all the guys getting some snoek, good to hear they are around in numbers again.


Shaun, good to see you down our side of town yesterday and glad you picked up some  :yft:
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Post by: maganything on June 17, 2015, 09:27:01 am
Its good to see the snoek have arrived in large numbers, Saturday was the best action I have seen in years and if you didn't get a fish then rather take up stamp collecting. w;k ...................sadly some guys are just plain stupid with the amount of fish they take, I know of a boat with 3 anglers that took 30 :-(
- simple GREED!! (even if a guy wanted to cover his petrol one or two fish at R40/kg would cover it) - believe me these guys are not poor and are not giving the fish to the poor. :cnfzd

Anyway we ended up with 5 and released 1 taking 4 (I fed 22 people with 3 of them!!) all within an hour!! We then tried AGAIN for couta - NADA :-( from what I hear they are thick up at Richards Bay at the moment.......for some reason they failed to come this side (bat  but we can't complain........another Durban winters day :rck"


Guess i better sell my boat and take up stamp collecting!!
We tried for snoek, not for very long as it is one fish that im not too good at catching!
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Post by: dugong on June 17, 2015, 09:30:55 am
Its good to see the snoek have arrived in large numbers, Saturday was the best action I have seen in years and if you didn't get a fish then rather take up stamp collecting. w;k ...................sadly some guys are just plain stupid with the amount of fish they take, I know of a boat with 3 anglers that took 30 :-(
- simple GREED!! (even if a guy wanted to cover his petrol one or two fish at R40/kg would cover it) - believe me these guys are not poor and are not giving the fish to the poor. :cnfzd

Anyway we ended up with 5 and released 1 taking 4 (I fed 22 people with 3 of them!!) all within an hour!! We then tried AGAIN for couta - NADA :-( from what I hear they are thick up at Richards Bay at the moment.......for some reason they failed to come this side (bat  but we can't complain........another Durban winters day :rck"


Guess i better sell my boat and take up stamp collecting!!
We tried for snoek, not for very long as it is one fish that im not too good at catching!

Was that on Saturday Scott??
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Post by: maganything on June 17, 2015, 09:39:13 am
Its good to see the snoek have arrived in large numbers, Saturday was the best action I have seen in years and if you didn't get a fish then rather take up stamp collecting. w;k ...................sadly some guys are just plain stupid with the amount of fish they take, I know of a boat with 3 anglers that took 30 :-(
- simple GREED!! (even if a guy wanted to cover his petrol one or two fish at R40/kg would cover it) - believe me these guys are not poor and are not giving the fish to the poor. :cnfzd

Anyway we ended up with 5 and released 1 taking 4 (I fed 22 people with 3 of them!!) all within an hour!! We then tried AGAIN for couta - NADA :-( from what I hear they are thick up at Richards Bay at the moment.......for some reason they failed to come this side (bat  but we can't complain........another Durban winters day :rck"


Guess i better sell my boat and take up stamp collecting!!
We tried for snoek, not for very long as it is one fish that im not too good at catching!

Was that on Saturday Scott??


Sorry, blonde moment.... Sunday  duh  this public holiday has screwed up my days in my head...
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Post by: dugong on June 17, 2015, 10:33:36 am
Thought so Scott. You just need to get a fillet to swim straight around some rips and you will come right bud :hnthnt:
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on June 17, 2015, 10:53:29 am
Very nice chaps.
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Post by: Patrickb221 on June 17, 2015, 02:03:42 pm
Am new to fishing for Natal Snoek. Big thanks to Dugongboy...have followed your snoek trace to a T...and caught well on both Saturday and Monday mornings. Really appreciate you sharing your knowledge. You have enabled my 14 year old son to become passionate about off-shore fishing.


I am told that the snoek are only here for another month or so...then keen to see if the garrick arrive.
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Post by: Fishlus Mark on June 17, 2015, 04:22:45 pm
Dennis and his boet from DSBC got a 23kg cuta and 2 nice size yellow tails yesterday.
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Post by: dugong on June 18, 2015, 08:35:23 am
Am new to fishing for Natal Snoek. Big thanks to Dugongboy...have followed your snoek trace to a T...and caught well on both Saturday and Monday mornings. Really appreciate you sharing your knowledge. You have enabled my 14 year old son to become passionate about off-shore fishing.


I am told that the snoek are only here for another month or so...then keen to see if the garrick arrive.

Great, I have a few mates that have converted to it with good success and zero bite offs(I do have a little mod that I will post soon), you will see the real benefit when fishing in gin clear water when its light ........also when fishing is fast and there are lots of boats :hnthnt:.
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Post by: Shaun17 on June 18, 2015, 09:43:42 am
Thinking of giving these snoek a bash tomorrow... never had much success though.
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Post by: CLS on June 18, 2015, 11:14:54 am
Thinking of giving these snoek a bash tomorrow... never had much success though.
Good luck Shaun, you should get as there will not be many boats.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on June 18, 2015, 11:43:41 am
Thinking of giving these snoek a bash tomorrow... never had much success though.
Good luck Shaun, you should get as there will not be many boats.
:corrct:
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Post by: CLS on June 19, 2015, 01:34:03 pm
Anyone fishing tomorrow, see you on the water  :fshn: :fshn: :fshn:
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Post by: AQUAFAN on June 19, 2015, 04:25:05 pm
Goodluck.Chris wnd.anyone else launching - should be some nice rips on the outgoing tide.
I may launch on Sunday if my crew are up to it.
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Post by: Adrian on June 20, 2015, 10:01:00 pm
Well done on the snoek! :corrct:
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Post by: CLS on June 22, 2015, 03:42:11 pm
We managed 4 snoek on Saturday and dropped at least 5, they are clever buggers.
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Post by: Shaun17 on June 22, 2015, 03:44:44 pm
Well done Chris, we blanked Friday with some big sets rolling in the morning.

Got another mini UA social on Wednesday. Mark has promised us couta, amberjack, yellowtail and tuna. Hey Mark?  :hnthnt:
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Post by: CLS on June 22, 2015, 04:13:27 pm
Well done Chris, we blanked Friday with some big sets rolling in the morning.

Got another mini UA social on Wednesday. Mark has promised us couta, amberjack, yellowtail and tuna. Hey Mark?  :hnthnt:
Good luck Shaun
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on June 23, 2015, 07:19:15 am
Well done Chris, we blanked Friday with some big sets rolling in the morning.

Got another mini UA social on Wednesday. Mark has promised us couta, amberjack, yellowtail and tuna. Hey Mark?  :hnthnt:

Hope you in the gym working those arms for tomorrow, tight lines.
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Post by: Bwana on June 23, 2015, 08:22:44 am
Well done Chris, we blanked Friday with some big sets rolling in the morning.

Got another mini UA social on Wednesday. Mark has promised us couta, amberjack, yellowtail and tuna. Hey Mark?  :hnthnt:


Eish no pressure bud  :shk  would you like to order sizes while we're at it??  :hehe:  Going to be great to fish with you boys again let's hope the fish play along.....
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on June 24, 2015, 03:29:24 pm
Well done Chris, we blanked Friday with some big sets rolling in the morning.

Got another mini UA social on Wednesday. Mark has promised us couta, amberjack, yellowtail and tuna. Hey Mark?  :hnthnt:


Eish no pressure bud  :shk  would you like to order sizes while we're at it??  :hehe:  Going to be great to fish with you boys again let's hope the fish play along.....

Report on the Amberjack, Tail and Tuna lads... (bat
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Post by: Shaun17 on June 24, 2015, 04:17:52 pm
Well done Chris, we blanked Friday with some big sets rolling in the morning.

Got another mini UA social on Wednesday. Mark has promised us couta, amberjack, yellowtail and tuna. Hey Mark?  :hnthnt:


Eish no pressure bud  :shk  would you like to order sizes while we're at it??  :hehe:  Going to be great to fish with you boys again let's hope the fish play along.....

Report on the Amberjack, Tail and Tuna lads... (bat

Just hit the beach, report to follow...
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Post by: Shaun17 on June 25, 2015, 06:10:50 am
With Mark putting work before fishing, we finally got a gap to fish yesterday which was a bonus as Adolf was in town so another mini UA social was on the cards. Both KZN boys rocked up at the club in jackets and tracksuit pants only to find Adolf waiting there in shorts and shirt....  :nuts:


(http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/MGalleryItem.php?id=2586)


There weren't many boats launching which was surprising considering the conditions so we were on the water at first light and before the sun was up.


Plan was to target couta first so we headed off and got some livebait. We pulled for about an hour with no pulls or showings on the finder. We decided to move off to the jigging and when we pulled the baits in, found that one of the mozzies had the top of its head bitten off.


We got to the jigging marks and it wasn't long before we went tight. I hooked into an amberjack, my first and i quickly learned how strong they were. With a few "encouraging" words from Mark i managed to get him off the bottom and had him on the boat. After a few pics it was safely released to fight another day. Super chuffed with that fish!


(http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/MGalleryItem.php?id=2587)


We carried on jigging and landed a few bonnies (released) and 2 tuna. This jigging story is hard work but well worth the rewards. The showings on the marks we were fishing were incredible (will post some screenshots later) and it's definitely something i'll be working on... just need to work on the fitness (hey Adolf??) hahaha


We then started chumming for tuna and after a slow start the fish started coming on the bite. While we were chumming, i was throwing a maxrap into our drift and picked up a tuna which was boated. As i got the fish to the boat, the chum rods went away with the tuna skelm biting our hook baits. After a while, the bite came on properly and we hooked into some decent fish and despite our best efforts, we got taxed each and every time. We lost 5 decent tuna on chum and another decent size on the maxrap before calling it a day when we ran out of bait.


(http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/MGalleryItem.php?id=2589)


(http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/MGalleryItem.php?id=2588)


While we were chumming and moving back up onto our drift we got to see a couta breach the water at least as high as the t-top after he'd smashed a bonnie  :shk 


Another cracking day on the water with some top blokes, definitely need to do it again  :uarocks



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Post by: maganything on June 25, 2015, 07:05:07 am





tooo jealous of you blokes Shaun!!!
Well done on some nice fish!!
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Post by: FFF on June 25, 2015, 07:27:21 am
Well done guys. Nice to see a good day on the sea. Suppose you got sore arms today. (clap) (clap)
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Post by: dugong on June 25, 2015, 08:21:46 am
Some nice fish there - well done :rck"
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Post by: L Hooker on June 25, 2015, 09:24:12 am
Very lekker congrats on the Amber, still a fish id like to catch (clap)
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Post by: MIKE PIKE on June 25, 2015, 09:28:33 am
Nicely done chaps ,  (clap) .
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Post by: Prego on June 25, 2015, 09:41:47 am
Nicely done on the Amber Shaun and well done Mark for putting the guys onto the fish again  (clap)
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Post by: Bwana on June 25, 2015, 09:42:37 am
Lekker report there Shaun, was a great day with you blokes and we must set up a rematch for Adolf so he can get his big tuna. We hooked some real buses, pity about the  :brnz: :brnz: :brnz: swr


I'm stoked you got the amber, you've got the hang of the jigging thing now we must upgrade you to a proper donkey AJ or 'Tail  :hnthnt:
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Post by: CLS on June 25, 2015, 10:13:53 am
Well done guys I am  :envy
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on June 25, 2015, 10:19:53 am
Well done lads, nice report and pics, well done on the Amber pity about the Tunas.
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Post by: seekat on June 25, 2015, 12:35:58 pm
Awesome guys! Congrats on that amber Shaun :envy .
Drives me mad when those couta do that! Pity about the taxman.
Welldone Mark on putting the lads onto some fish - yet again!
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Post by: Adrian on June 25, 2015, 12:54:47 pm
Well done chaps! (clap)
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Post by: Chigger on June 25, 2015, 03:12:04 pm
Lekker to hear about such great fishing  :rck" .... and :+ cred: on all the releases.
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Post by: FFF on June 29, 2015, 07:26:22 am
Well went fishing yesterday for Kieran's birthday. We went with his friend Kayden and his dad Geoff.
Launched at 6:20 and went through to blue lagoon for a snoek but had no luck. There were quite a few boats but saw nobody catching.
We decided to get bait at the barge and things were very slow. Only thing we got were a couple of shad.
Next plan we decided to do a bit of bottom fishing so headed to one of my marks and set for the drift. Both boys went tight and landed a couple of nice slinger. Was great to see Kayden got 3 at once on a bass stick and did that rod bend. Fished quite hard and the boys got a few nice bottom fish.
Kieran landed up with the biggest fish of the day a 4Kg Englishman on a small stick. You should of heard him, Drag screamed a few times so he had a blast. Really nice day out with the boys.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on June 29, 2015, 09:34:35 am
Well went fishing yesterday for Kieran's birthday. We went with his friend Kayden and his dad Geoff.
Launched at 6:20 and went through to blue lagoon for a snoek but had no luck. There were quite a few boats but saw nobody catching.
We decided to get bait at the barge and things were very slow. Only thing we got were a couple of shad.
Next plan we decided to do a bit of bottom fishing so headed to one of my marks and set for the drift. Both boys went tight and landed a couple of nice slinger. Was great to see Kayden got 3 at once on a bass stick and did that rod bend. Fished quite hard and the boys got a few nice bottom fish.
Kieran landed up with the biggest fish of the day a 4Kg Englishman on a small stick. You should of heard him, Drag screamed a few times so he had a blast. Really nice day out with the boys.


 :corrct: :corrct: :corrct: (clap) (clap) (clap)
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Post by: L Hooker on June 29, 2015, 09:43:37 am
Nice FFF, that's a lekker way to spend a birthday congrats on the catches :corrct: (clap)
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Post by: Chigger on June 29, 2015, 04:37:04 pm
Lekker FFF, we were also toiling for snoek yesterday, must of missed each other, I must admit I do prefer to keep an eye on the back line.
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Post by: roban on June 29, 2015, 08:04:22 pm
Very nice, well done FFF  :cgrts:
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Post by: Shaun17 on June 30, 2015, 06:37:40 am
Was going through my GoPro footage and found this from the 14th June...

(http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/MGalleryItem.php?id=2591)
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Post by: REEFMAN on June 30, 2015, 07:49:40 am
What's that breaching back right?
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Post by: John F on June 30, 2015, 07:59:08 am
Looks like a humpback whale.... cool!
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Post by: L Hooker on June 30, 2015, 08:21:39 am
Cool pic
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Post by: FFF on June 30, 2015, 09:05:10 am
Lekker pic Shaun. We also had one just behind the boat sunday.
Also had a big turtle next to the boat sunday.
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Post by: Shaun17 on June 30, 2015, 09:45:00 am
Also got some cool footage of whales from the Gopro on the front but haven't gone through it yet.

Lekker shot of the turtle Anthony, they normally duck before you get a chance to take a decent pic  :clfoto:
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Post by: Capt. Hook on June 30, 2015, 02:58:50 pm
It awesome to see nature at its best when out on the water. I love it
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Post by: FFF on July 02, 2015, 07:00:33 am
Went out yesterday and tried for bottoms. Had a late launch, only launched at 8. Guru got it wrong again and the SE picked up early. got blown off the water. Got a nice Englishman again. When we did find the fish the blacktips showed up and cleaned us up. There were about 7 of them swimming around the boat.
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Post by: L Hooker on July 02, 2015, 08:16:24 am
yummy congrats lekker catch
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Post by: Shaun17 on July 02, 2015, 08:21:33 am
So you took a day off work to beat Kieran's 3kg fish.... Ant, that's a BUS bud  :win: 



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Post by: Patrickb221 on July 02, 2015, 03:10:55 pm
Still one or two snoek around this morning...north of Umgeni mouth.
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Post by: dugong on July 02, 2015, 03:30:43 pm
Nice, did you shoot it :nuts: w;k
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Post by: Patrickb221 on July 02, 2015, 03:33:28 pm
Nope...just poor work with the gaff
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Post by: FFF on July 02, 2015, 03:40:13 pm
Nice well done on the snoek :happ:
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Post by: L Hooker on July 02, 2015, 04:17:45 pm
Nice snoek well done
 
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Post by: FFF on July 06, 2015, 10:24:05 am
Well with my boat out of action, having the motor repaired, did a bottoms trip with Greg F yesterday had a good day.
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Post by: maganything on July 06, 2015, 10:26:21 am
lovely fish boys!!!


well done!!
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Post by: Shaun17 on July 06, 2015, 10:29:23 am
Some quality fish there Ant, well done bud!!!
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Post by: Hammer on July 06, 2015, 10:29:38 am
Nice fish there boys, well done. :corrct:
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Post by: L Hooker on July 06, 2015, 11:13:27 am
Well done chaps some lekker chow there (clap)
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on July 06, 2015, 12:54:37 pm
Again well done. Thanks for my fillet, supper sorted today and tomorrow.
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Post by: FFF on July 15, 2015, 07:21:10 am
Went out yesterday with Gareth and Kieran. School holidays are almost finished, my boat is still being repaired, and was very kind of Gareth offering to take Kieran and myself out. We did a bit of bottom fishing and got a couple of nice fish
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Post by: Chigger on July 15, 2015, 07:35:13 am
Sneaky little midweek session :rck", well done guys.
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Post by: Shaun17 on July 15, 2015, 07:41:08 am
Nicely done chaps!!  :envy
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Post by: Prego on July 15, 2015, 08:31:55 am
Very nice FFF and Gareth.

What sort of depth you guys fishing?
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on July 15, 2015, 08:37:09 am
Been a while since i have been on the water, forgot what a fishing rod looks like. :-(
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Post by: FFF on July 15, 2015, 08:54:19 am
Very nice FFF and Gareth.

What sort of depth you guys fishing?

Fished quite a few marks. Most fish were caught shallow 30m. Fishing was hard yesterday the deeper marks produced very few fish.
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Post by: L Hooker on July 15, 2015, 08:59:28 am
Very lekker wish I could sneak a quick session in
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Post by: Hammer on July 15, 2015, 09:25:47 am
A lekker sneaky sneaky  midweek session boys, well done. Nice fish  (clap)
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Post by: Prego on July 15, 2015, 10:27:28 am
Thanks FFF nice to know you can still get some nice fish that shallow.

We tried our hand at bottoms 2 weeks back and had a ball catching over 20-30 fish although only 6 size fish landed,  slinger a red stump nose and a bronze bream and lost 3 good fish but I guess its to be expected when messing around with 30lb spinning out fits.  :hehe:
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Post by: FFF on July 15, 2015, 12:51:24 pm
Thanks FFF nice to know you can still get some nice fish that shallow.

We tried our hand at bottoms 2 weeks back and had a ball catching over 20-30 fish although only 6 size fish landed,  slinger a red stump nose and a bronze bream and lost 3 good fish but I guess its to be expected when messing around with 30lb spinning out fits.  :hehe:

Yes there are still good fish shallow but have to fish through the peckers.
Kieran enjoys the bottom fishing and uses a light stick.
A trick with the light stick is to use the grapnel sinkers from rock and surf and cut the wires off. they very streamline and go to the bottom very quickly.
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Post by: Donz on July 20, 2015, 08:46:28 am
Went out on Saturday with my kayak for the first time. launched at vetchies and fished the backline, caught lots of mozzies, sand soldiers and mackerals. One small rock cod about 25cm was released and a cape stumpie of 22cm was released.. was too skrik to go deeper without a buddy so i just fished with the group stocking up on bait fish. was a lovely day out, cant wait to hit the water again


EDIT: Sorry posted in the wrong section, only seen http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/index.php?topic=8251.280 (http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/index.php?topic=8251.280) now.. will post there in future
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Post by: CLS on July 20, 2015, 02:47:02 pm
Got back from my cape road trip on Friday evening looked at the weather and did a launch on Sunday morning in perfect conditions, tried for snoek but the sea was too flat and no rips so went deep, managed one Daga and a few small reds which we returned, was great to be back on the water again and get the cobwebs off the bottom sticks.
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Post by: FFF on July 20, 2015, 02:56:29 pm
Got back from my cape road trip on Friday evening looked at the weather and did a launch on Sunday morning in perfect conditions, tried for snoek but the sea was too flat and no rips so went deep, managed one Daga and a few small reds which we returned, was great to be back on the water again and get the cobwebs off the bottom sticks.
Well done on the dagga. See you on the water as soon as our motor is repaired.
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Post by: Adrian on July 26, 2015, 09:43:55 am
So nationals is over and my team and I managed 2nd...report to follow..
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Post by: isivuba on July 26, 2015, 02:18:52 pm
So nationals is over and my team and I managed 2nd...report to follow..


Well done Adrian was following on FB.......should post a few pics for the guys to see some of the  :yft: :rck" .
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Post by: Shaun17 on July 26, 2015, 02:21:50 pm
Fantastic stuff Adrian,  :cgrts:

Looking forward to the report!
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Post by: CLS on July 27, 2015, 10:34:56 am
Fantastic stuff Adrian,  :cgrts:

Looking forward to the report!
:corrct: :corrct:
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Post by: Adrian on July 28, 2015, 03:59:52 am
So the comp began with lakka chow at the briefing and boat draw.
Day 1: Zollie skipperd by John Boswarva
Day 2: Mercury Raptor skipperd by my dad Wayne Dela Hunt.
Day 3: Man Size skipperd by Weasel Coetzee.
Day 4: Aquaholic skipperd by Jono Hunt.
Day 5: Sea Mhadi Skipperd by Simon Heaver.

Day one dawned with a quick run to the hole to look for a skipjack.
We spent an hour trying for a skipjack with no luck.
Headed to the reef to look for tuna .we got lots of pulls but sharks killed us.
We ended day 1 lying 4th.
Ndsaa 77.891
Sadsaa 64.525
Gauteng 56.605
Ndsaa black 13.520

Day two started with going first with my dad.
We went straight to southerns and got pulls.
I got a jobfish Bevan got a 16kg yft and Cameron a big bonnie.
Now ever fish we caught our points double.
We lost some good fish due to sharks.
Lines up was called at 12pm because of bad weather.
At 11:55pm mine and Cameron's rods spun off ...good fish..
We had both fish turned .
12pm had passed and both of us were told to cut lines...bummer...
We ended the day in 1st place.
Ndsaa black 222,306
Wp 158.480
Ep 98.438
Border 86.057

Day 3.
We arrived at the hole and I managed a fish of 18.5 and 15kgs
Cameron 18kg yft and 5kg skipjack
Bevan 18kg yft
Together we caught 17 skipjack
Points doubled again with 3 species
Sadsaa 1378.629
Ndsaa black 851.302
Mpumalanga 430.112
S Gauteng 201.414

Day 4
Blow out

Day 5
Lots of pulls sharks nailed us.
Bevan 7.7kg yft.

Final scores.
SADSAA 1470.310
NDSAA black 1106.101
Border 470.976
Mpumalanga 439.792

At the end we came 2nd.
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Post by: Adrian on July 28, 2015, 04:03:42 am
Junior nationals
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Post by: Adrian on July 28, 2015, 04:06:48 am
Junior nationals
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Post by: Adrian on July 28, 2015, 04:08:46 am
Junior nationals
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Post by: Adrian on July 28, 2015, 04:12:42 am
NDSAA
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Post by: Adrian on July 28, 2015, 04:14:02 am
Teams
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Post by: FFF on July 28, 2015, 08:03:18 am
Well done Adrian.  :happ: :happ:
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Post by: Bwana on July 28, 2015, 08:43:06 am
Congrats Adrian, great performance all round from you and your team. Well captained. Thanks for posting a report   :+ cred:
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Post by: dugong on July 28, 2015, 09:37:52 am
Well done  :rck"
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Post by: Prego on July 28, 2015, 09:43:39 am
Thanks for the report and pics young man and well done to your team on your placing  (clap)
 :+ cred:
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Post by: L Hooker on July 28, 2015, 10:16:49 am
Congrats on the placing Adrian well done  (clap)
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on July 28, 2015, 10:18:44 am
Good Stuff Adrian
Great report (clap)
Well done on your placing :-)
 :+ cred:
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Post by: CLS on July 28, 2015, 10:23:06 am
Well done to the juniors and a great report.
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Post by: Capt. Hook on July 28, 2015, 10:23:40 am
Nicely done
 (clap)
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Post by: dugong on July 28, 2015, 02:04:34 pm
Lots of Geelbek around at the moment and even a handful caught off Snake Park pier this morning :hnthnt: must be chasing the small pockets of sards scattered around with all the other baitfish. :dunno:
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Post by: Patrickb221 on July 28, 2015, 03:45:56 pm
Thats good to hear Dugongboy. Have you caught out on the boat and if so, where have you found them? Also, are you fishing at night...or early dawn?
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Post by: Shaun17 on July 28, 2015, 03:52:04 pm
Lots of Geelbek around at the moment and even a handful caught off Snake Park pier this morning :hnthnt: must be chasing the small pockets of sards scattered around with all the other baitfish. :dunno:

I'm keen for a bek session...
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Post by: dugong on July 28, 2015, 03:53:45 pm
Thats good to hear Dugongboy. Have you caught out on the boat and if so, where have you found them? Also, are you fishing at night...or early dawn?
Haven't fished for nearly a month, but believe me there are a LOT of bek around at the moment!! w;k
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Post by: dugong on July 28, 2015, 03:57:44 pm
More caught off the pier this afternoon!!
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Post by: roban on July 28, 2015, 08:41:24 pm
Well done to Adrian and all the other juniors, great to see you all in action. Beck are a strange fish, I think related to women, sometimes you can get them easily, and then they are on, and yet other times you have no chance no matter what bait you put out  w;k
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Post by: Mal Hannes on August 01, 2015, 10:39:14 pm
So what is this weekend like.

The reports are very scarce lately.

I will be on the south coast soon.

What is fishing like at Shelly beach lately?
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Post by: Bwana on August 02, 2015, 09:16:43 am
There has been good action lately - some big tuna around, geelbek, ambers, yellowtail and of course garrick.
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Post by: Shaun17 on August 02, 2015, 09:19:17 am
There has been good action lately - some big tuna around, geelbek, ambers, yellowtail and of course garrick.


Start rescheduling Mark... get the boat and Jeep back on Tuesday  w;k
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Post by: maganything on August 08, 2015, 11:19:00 pm
We had the most unbelievable day on the big blue today!
With the forecast looking so good today down the south coast, I made the decision to pack the boat and head down to munster to fish today!
We left Durban on Friday night after work at 8:30pm and made the two hour trip down south!
We launch glenmore with relatively flat swells but the sea had a slight chop! The beach was freezing this morning with the bakkie temp saying 10degrees!

We managed to get bait fairly easily, and with some lovely mackies in the live bait well, I made the call to try for couta! We set course for sikombe and after a 30min run we had lines in the water just before 8. We pulled for couta until 10 with no luck!

We headed out to try for some bottoms! Now bottoms has been something I have been trying to learn properly for a long time. On our first down, brad and I both went tight and got 2 very nice slinger. We set the drift and I got one more slinger and brad got a nice yellow belly of 5kg's. After these fish, the spot went dead so I set course for another mark which was about 12km away.
We got here and on my first down I went down with a live mozzie, I got a nice press but missed the fish. Brad managed a bronze bream on a small piece of chokka he left on the top hook and this was released!
We then went back up to the mark and I put another livie down and so did brad. We both went tight almost instantaneously and I was into a proper fish!
It's not often I have had to back wind on the KP and this fish was giving me a tussle! My first thoughts were a big daga, but the longer the fight went on I was thinking a hammer as there were some big head shakes. After about 10mins I finally got the fish up and it turned out to be my first ever cracker!
I have been after one of these for ages and I couldn't believe my luck!
Unfortunately the fish had popped badly so I didn't want to release it and risk it dying! So we decided to boat it! Believe me, it's not something I wanted to do!
After we landed the cracker we called it a day as we had more than enough fish!
We ended the day with 2 x yellow belly's, 5 slinger and 1 cracker!

Ps. I must give a big shout out to gregf (even though he ain't with us anymore) he has helped me learn to bottom fish and given me plenty advice over the last year or so! Thanks boet!
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Post by: AQUAFAN on August 08, 2015, 11:24:08 pm
Well done! Awesome fish! What did it weigh and how deep were you fishing?
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Post by: Shaun17 on August 09, 2015, 05:46:53 am
Magic fish Scott, well done bud!!!
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Post by: maganything on August 09, 2015, 06:43:40 am
Thanks guys!
The cracker weighed in at 15kgs and was caught at 26fa.
We fished 18 and 26fa yesterday.
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Post by: REEFMAN on August 09, 2015, 06:49:58 am
Nice Cracker Scott!  (clap)
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Post by: Mal Hannes on August 09, 2015, 06:53:38 am
That sounds like a real special day out.

Well done on adjusting tactics to conditions.

Very nice.
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Post by: iNdlovu on August 09, 2015, 08:56:20 am
Well done Scott, you biscuit. Nice fish
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on August 09, 2015, 09:09:52 am
 :rck"  Nice cracker Scott well done, also lekker report.
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Post by: FFF on August 09, 2015, 09:45:13 am
Well done Scott. Great fish that. :happ: :happ:
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Post by: Capt. Hook on August 09, 2015, 02:11:43 pm
Yesterday there was action from 2 Black Marlin  :billf: :billf:
Inkosi got one and landed it off Umhlanga
A guy on a Paddle Ski hooked one up on Yozuri's but did not land it
That's awesome for August and cold water
Just shows you that they are around most of the time just that we don't fish for them all year.
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Post by: Bwana on August 10, 2015, 11:04:38 am
Awesome fish Scott! Congrats  (clap)


Nice to hear the  :billf: are still around, there have been one or two around Protea as well lately, a few sightings but no hookups.
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Post by: dugong on August 11, 2015, 08:31:55 am
Nice Scott :rck"
We went for the big snoek that were caught last week at the La Lucia to Umhlanga stretch, not a pull but for thousands of shad making for a frustrating morning(lift the ban please!!) I think that everybody blanked including me except for a nice fat shad for the pan, a seapike and a small blacktip kingie.
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Post by: Shaun17 on August 11, 2015, 08:43:07 am
Hearing reports that sards are being netted off Ifafa
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Post by: Prego on August 11, 2015, 08:58:51 am
Great fishing Scott  :cgrts:
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Post by: shagnrelease on August 11, 2015, 02:40:40 pm
Great results Scott. That cracker is lovely, man and those rockies.....nom nom nom
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Post by: CLS on August 11, 2015, 02:53:51 pm
Well done Scott great fish, I was bed ridden the whole weekend with the dreaded man flu  swr swr
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Post by: CLS on August 11, 2015, 02:55:40 pm
Nice Scott :rck"
We went for the big snoek that were caught last week at the La Lucia to Umhlanga stretch, not a pull but for thousands of shad making for a frustrating morning(lift the ban please!!) I think that everybody blanked including me except for a nice fat shad for the pan, a seapike and a small blacktip kingie.
I heard the shad were out of control on Saturday even taking the snoek trace without the fillet  :-)
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Post by: Mal Hannes on August 12, 2015, 03:55:32 pm
Ok this thread has got so quiet that I am hoping to contribute tomorrow.

I am going on a charter at Shelley beach and that will be the first time this year that I manage to wet a line. So I am over excited.
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Post by: Shaun17 on August 12, 2015, 05:36:00 pm
Tight lines Hannes, hopefully i'll be on the water on Monday...
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Post by: maganything on August 12, 2015, 09:13:32 pm
Good luck tomorrow!
Hope the weather is good!
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Post by: Mal Hannes on August 13, 2015, 04:28:44 pm
Such a great day at sea!!!

Weather was fantastic,. Fishing was absolute fun.

Good times with my son.

I caught three yellow fin Tuna and Jared 2.

I guess they were all in the 5 to 7 kg range.

Some small bottom fish slinger etc.

Paid tax on many bigger fish.

All and all lots of fun.
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Post by: Hammer on August 13, 2015, 04:55:28 pm
Very nice, glad the weather and fish played ball for you  :corrct:
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on August 13, 2015, 07:59:03 pm
Lekker Mal H
Pics do make it betters  w;k


Any day on the blue is good when there is fishies in the hatch. :rck" :rck" :-)
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Post by: maganything on August 14, 2015, 06:55:25 am
awesome stuff Mal...


Glad you got the arms stretched!!
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Post by: CLS on August 14, 2015, 07:13:12 am
Well done Mal glad you got some fish.
Looks like a blow out this weekend. :cry:
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Post by: dugong on August 14, 2015, 08:31:33 am
Polishing prop time Chris - serviced my motors last week, just got the gearbox oil to do tomorrow(battled to find SAE 90) and they are done for the year, next week will do a wheel bearing check and replace some bolts on the trailer with ss ones.
I think I am going to look for a gap in the week - those BIG snoek are there - its a mission now!! :hnthnt: (bat
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Post by: FFF on August 14, 2015, 08:42:19 am
Well done. :happ:. Congrats on a good day out on the sea.
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Post by: dugong on August 14, 2015, 08:45:56 am
Eish, missed the fish, well done Hannes, mmmmmm seared tuna followed by a whole small slinger in hot oil :rck"
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Post by: Mal Hannes on August 15, 2015, 05:59:36 pm
Eish, missed the fish, well done Hannes, mmmmmm seared tuna followed by a whole small slinger in hot oil :rck"
t

Tuna is on the fire!!

Lemon garlic butter and a quick sear on each side.

It has been two days and my biceps and shoulders are still crying.

Those few bottom fish was hard work and of course trying to catch the taxman on  a KP reel leaves you paining for a few days.



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Post by: Shaun17 on August 16, 2015, 04:37:17 pm
Finally getting on the water tomorrow, taking the ski down to Shelly
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Post by: Shivaan on August 16, 2015, 04:53:46 pm
Tight lines Shaun  :envy
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Post by: isivuba on August 16, 2015, 06:25:11 pm
Enjoy Shaun.
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Post by: maganything on August 16, 2015, 07:15:53 pm
Nice Shaun!
Hopefully you come right!
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Post by: CLS on August 17, 2015, 06:45:14 am
Tight lines Shaun
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Post by: dugong on August 17, 2015, 10:52:20 am
Sards are thick today!! Plenty netted!! :hnthnt:
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Post by: Shaun17 on August 17, 2015, 01:09:05 pm
I went jetskiing today and took my rods along for company...
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on August 17, 2015, 01:52:28 pm
I went jetskiing today and took my rods along for company...


And what did you and your rods catch on the jetski?
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Post by: Shaun17 on August 17, 2015, 02:02:28 pm
I caught a tan...
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on August 17, 2015, 02:05:08 pm
LOL, Sea to perfect today.
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Post by: Adrian on August 17, 2015, 08:50:00 pm
Fishing was hard today, only managed a few bottoms.
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Post by: Mal Hannes on August 17, 2015, 09:00:06 pm
Adrian where die you fish and did you get any nice sized.

Shun did you try for bottoms or only game fish?
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Post by: FFF on August 18, 2015, 06:49:18 am
Fishing was hard today, only managed a few bottoms.

Well at least you were on the water. Saw your pic of the flat sea. Find when the sea is so flat very hard fishing.
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Post by: Shaun17 on August 19, 2015, 09:50:18 am

Hoping to be out on Saturday with the lighties to fish some bottoms, need to get a few fish as its our first and last session for a while.



Few pics from the other day at Shelly, sorry about the quality (taken with my phone).


Dolphins backline at the launch...
(http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/MGalleryItem.php?id=2624)


Whales
(http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/MGalleryItem.php?id=2625)
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Post by: maganything on August 19, 2015, 09:55:12 am
the whales are full up down there at the moment hey...
I must have seen over 30 last weekend when we fished!
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Post by: Adrian on August 19, 2015, 10:29:55 am
Had one come out the water right next to the boat!
Almost had hart failure!
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Post by: CLS on August 19, 2015, 11:44:21 am
Thanks Shaun but where the pics of the fish ????
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Post by: Shaun17 on August 19, 2015, 12:26:39 pm
Thanks Shaun but where the pics of the fish ????


I blanked horribly Oom...  :blush:
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Post by: CLS on August 19, 2015, 01:03:04 pm
Thanks Shaun but where the pics of the fish ????


I blanked horribly Oom...  :blush:
Eish
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Post by: dugong on August 20, 2015, 02:19:02 pm
Lots of small pockets of sards still around - netted today all along the beachfront.
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Post by: CLS on August 24, 2015, 10:06:47 am
Launched on Saturday with Greg to do some bottom fishing but unfortunately the SW came through harder than expected and sent us home early, yesterday was perfect, did anyone launch ??
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Post by: dugong on August 24, 2015, 10:21:10 am
Took Friday off and tried for snoek............... :shd: :shd: :shd: :shd: :shd: :shd: :shd: :unhap all the way from Virginia to Umhlanga!!
Went to a few reefs off Umhlanga/Glenashley for bottoms, got a few undersized dageraad, slinger and soldiers - basically blanked but for the first time ever was amongst the sards on the boat(if only I had a cast net!!) there were lots of pockets off Durban and plenty whales out deep - roll on summer!!
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Post by: Prego on August 24, 2015, 10:24:43 am
The snoek are wild off St Lucia
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Post by: dugong on August 24, 2015, 10:28:58 am
The snoek are wild off St Lucia
I hear so, even all the way to Balito.............just not Durban :-(
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Post by: Chigger on August 24, 2015, 12:02:57 pm
Launched on Sunday from DSBC at about 6am went north for some snoek, only managed to get a few baits mauled by small shad.

Headed for the Barge which looked like something was happening but only produced bait. On the way to the barge we passed a couple of schools of sards which looked like they were being chassed, cast plugs and spoons and pulled lures around and through them but NADA :dunno:

I see there is a gang of self appointed boat washers at DSBC that have tried to lay claim to the taps. They sit on the bench outside the club house and harass every boat that pulls up to the taps. Even after telling the one quite clearly that I am quite capable of washing my own boat, the minute I turned my back he put his bucket and hose right at the tap were I was working....a real irritation after a relaxing day out at sea.

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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on August 24, 2015, 12:23:26 pm
Unlucky Oompa and Chigger, really "£$%% weather predicted for next two weeks.
Chigger th self appointed booat washers, you should introduce them to your right hand...BAM, don't know wy the club permits it, maybe bring it up and send them a complaint.
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Post by: CLS on August 24, 2015, 12:53:57 pm
Launched on Sunday from DSBC at about 6am went north for some snoek, only managed to get a few baits mauled by small shad.

Headed for the Barge which looked like something was happening but only produced bait. On the way to the barge we passed a couple of schools of sards which looked like they were being chassed, cast plugs and spoons and pulled lures around and through them but NADA :dunno:

I see there is a gang of self appointed boat washers at DSBC that have tried to lay claim at of the taps. They sit on the bench outside the club house and harass every boat that pulls up to the taps. Even after telling the one quite clearly that I am quite capable of washing my own boat, the minute I turned my back he put his bucket and hose right at the tap were I was working....a real irritation after a relaxing day out at sea.
Hi Chigger sorry about the bad days on the water, regarding the boat washers they are a pest, Hilton threw his toys out the cot on Saturday morning because the "car guards" were washing the boats, he threatened to fire them there and then. There has been a problem lately with theft at the club so the car guards are being watched very closely. I asked him about the boat washers and I was informed there are none.
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Post by: Chigger on August 24, 2015, 01:06:11 pm
The guys who are too lazy to wash their own boats will be the same ones having valuables or gear stolen. Once the rot sets in its difficult to stop.

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Post by: CLS on August 24, 2015, 01:45:59 pm
The guys who are too lazy to wash their own boats will be the same ones having valuables or gear stolen. Once the rot sets in its difficult to stop.
I agree, I wash my own boat and gear then I know its done properly and all there.
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Post by: isivuba on August 24, 2015, 06:16:46 pm
Coming down on the 23 to 27 see you guys at the club. :fshn:
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Post by: CLS on August 25, 2015, 06:55:17 am
Coming down on the 23 to 27 see you guys at the club. :fshn:
  :corrct:
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on August 25, 2015, 10:22:49 am
Good stuff Mike, lets hope weather plays ball, windy season is here.
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Post by: CLS on August 28, 2015, 06:59:10 am
Anyone launching Sunday ??
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Post by: FFF on August 28, 2015, 08:08:01 am
Anyone launching Sunday ??
We eventually got spares for our motor so putting it back together this weekend, then back on the water again.
Been off the water for ages.
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Post by: maganything on August 28, 2015, 11:46:50 am
no fishing for me this weekend im afraid!

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Post by: isivuba on August 28, 2015, 06:27:37 pm
no fishing for me this weekend im afraid!
:dunno:
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Post by: maganything on August 28, 2015, 06:32:48 pm
no fishing for me this weekend im afraid!
:dunno:

I have to work tomorrow and have league tennis on Sunday!
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Post by: AQUAFAN on August 28, 2015, 09:15:09 pm
Anyone launching Sunday ??

Hoping to be on the snoek grounds - all depends if I have crew!
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Post by: Shaun17 on August 30, 2015, 04:41:27 pm
Any reports?
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Post by: AQUAFAN on August 30, 2015, 08:00:58 pm
Didnt launch - sea looked awesome from the shore!
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Post by: FFF on August 31, 2015, 06:49:19 am
Managed to put the motor back together sat so the boat is back on the water.

We did a late launch yesterday to make sure the motors were running properly.
Did a bit of bottom fishing and did manage to catch a couple.
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Post by: Mal Hannes on August 31, 2015, 07:10:24 am
So very nice!!!
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Post by: Chigger on August 31, 2015, 10:59:53 am
Lekker FFF glad to hear you are up and running again
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Post by: L Hooker on August 31, 2015, 11:30:40 am
Glad you sorted FFF, lekker panfry that
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Post by: CLS on August 31, 2015, 01:31:17 pm
We managed a few snoek very early then went deep and tried for some bottom fish but nothing much, the water was cold deep down. We had a pair of whales surface and blow about 15 - 20m from us, well I think I blew a hole in my jocks  :hyst: :hyst:
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Post by: Adrian on August 31, 2015, 05:05:22 pm
Fished saturday, just for bottoms, got a few bottoms but current was pulling hard,
And water super cold, managed a cracker of around 5-6kgs that I released..
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Post by: Adrian on August 31, 2015, 05:09:48 pm
Good luck to the chaps fishing Inter-provincials this week.
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Post by: roban on August 31, 2015, 10:04:59 pm
Great catches all be they few and far between, anyone catching shad still in the deep? heard they getting a bit patchy

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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on September 01, 2015, 01:25:34 pm
Hey Roban, rayban boet LOL
We caught a bus Shad off cuttings and released it into the hatch, later in the day ran short of bait so Fx3 did some surgical work on Mr Elf and we converted him into a nice English, False English, Tomato and nice size Halfmoon, fair swap i would say.

Weather looking %$^^%%&%& for next week or so.
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Post by: dodger on September 01, 2015, 01:30:44 pm
Hey Roban, rayban boet LOL
We caught a bus Shad off cuttings and released it into the hatch, later in the day ran short of bait so Fx3 did some surgical work on Mr Elf and we converted him into a nice English, False English, Tomato and nice size Halfmoon, fair swap i would say.

Weather looking %$^^%%&%& for next week or so.


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Post by: Adrian on September 01, 2015, 10:52:44 pm
Some pics
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Post by: FFF on September 11, 2015, 07:34:50 am
So the windy season is here. Anybody launching this weekend. :sreel:
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Post by: isivuba on September 11, 2015, 06:23:25 pm
Lekker Adrian. .........Ant looks good to launch. :fshn: :Like:
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on September 11, 2015, 06:30:51 pm
Eeish thos thread has been dug out the archives, SW Wind and rain is howling here in KZN and is chuckin fillows, CFOO shows the current is flying along too, think it will settle down during course of tomorrow then we will give it a go Sunday.
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Post by: isivuba on September 11, 2015, 07:04:36 pm
Umps check wind finder for tommorrow ....... looking really good with a slight swell though.
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Post by: AndriesH on September 13, 2015, 10:54:20 am
Coming down on the 23 to 27 see you guys at the club. :fshn:

Hiya Mike.
Would that be September 23 to 27?

We will be down from 22 to 28, somewhere about those dates, staying in Ballito.

Would you be able to hook me up for a fish ????
My little girl (18 now) has demanded I give her the same opportunity as her brother and wants to go offshore - "just other side of the waves dad"
She has proven herself in freshwater with several 8kg + and she is a competent shore angler with an 8.9kg Namibia Steenbras under her belt.
She kicks my butt, no question.

If anybody has space for two during that time, please let me know: info - at - africangas.co.za
Will pay my dues, no question, no problem.
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Post by: CLS on September 23, 2015, 11:30:24 am
Anyone launching tomorrow ??
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Post by: maganything on September 23, 2015, 11:34:30 am
Anyone launching tomorrow ??


you reckon it will be worth it??
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Post by: CLS on September 23, 2015, 12:36:04 pm
Anyone launching tomorrow ??


you reckon it will be worth it??
Scott will do a quick snoek challenge then if conditions are favorable then I will try for a Garrick, got a window period till 08h30 and out going tide.
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Post by: maganything on September 23, 2015, 02:25:35 pm
Anyone launching tomorrow ??


you reckon it will be worth it??
Scott will do a quick snoek challenge then if conditions are favorable then I will try for a Garrick, got a window period till 08h30 and out going tide.


im debating what to do... I need to work, but deciding wether its work sneaking the morning off or not....
Need to get bait before sodwana and running out of weekends!!
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Post by: CLS on September 23, 2015, 02:29:34 pm
Anyone launching tomorrow ??


you reckon it will be worth it??
Scott will do a quick snoek challenge then if conditions are favorable then I will try for a Garrick, got a window period till 08h30 and out going tide.


im debating what to do... I need to work, but deciding wether its work sneaking the morning off or not....
Need to get bait before sodwana and running out of weekends!!
I am going with Ant to see if we can get his lighty a snoek or two  :fshn:
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on September 23, 2015, 03:37:35 pm
Chris shot for invite tomorrow - Cred
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on September 23, 2015, 03:45:23 pm
Anyone launching tomorrow ??


you reckon it will be worth it??
Scott will do a quick snoek challenge then if conditions are favorable then I will try for a Garrick, got a window period till 08h30 and out going tide.


im debating what to do... I need to work, but deciding wether its work sneaking the morning off or not....
Need to get bait before sodwana and running out of weekends!!
I am going with Ant to see if we can get his lighty a snoek or two  :fshn:

Chris do you allow cigarettes on your boat? Like a chimney that oke.
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Post by: isivuba on September 23, 2015, 05:21:58 pm
See you guys bright and early. :fshn:
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Post by: Capt. Hook on September 23, 2015, 09:06:03 pm
Will be doing my 1st trip with the new ponies on Saturday  :clwn
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Post by: isivuba on September 25, 2015, 07:44:47 pm
Launching from the club tommorrow, see you boys out there.
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Post by: Prego on September 25, 2015, 09:39:13 pm
We launched at shelly beach today, had a rather interesting launch  :blush: got out onto the banks and proceeded to get bliksemed by the johnnies.
8 strikes all in all with only one small yft boated although I did miss a 2nd on the gaff 3 times for him only to be taxed in front of us. Lost 3 rappies and fought 2 of the taxing buggers to the boat to get my prized konas back.
Got smoked once by something monstrous on the surface, it pulled 250m of 50lb on 8kg drag in less than 20seconds only to be bitten off  :shk

Might make a late launch at dbsc
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Post by: Hammer on September 25, 2015, 10:59:34 pm
Tough luck buddy, try again tomorrow  :hnthnt: :hnthnt:
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Post by: maganything on September 26, 2015, 07:40:55 am
We launched at shelly beach today, had a rather interesting launch  :blush: got out onto the banks and proceeded to get bliksemed by the johnnies.
8 strikes all in all with only one small yft boated although I did miss a 2nd on the gaff 3 times for him only to be taxed in front of us. Lost 3 rappies and fought 2 of the taxing buggers to the boat to get my prized konas back.
Got smoked once by something monstrous on the surface, it pulled 250m of 50lb on 8kg drag in less than 20seconds only to be bitten off  :shk

Might make a late launch at dbsc


What made it interesting Paulo??? haha
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Post by: Mal Hannes on September 26, 2015, 03:34:26 pm
We launched at shelly beach today, had a rather interesting launch  :blush: got out onto the banks and proceeded to get bliksemed by the johnnies.
8 strikes all in all with only one small yft boated although I did miss a 2nd on the gaff 3 times for him only to be taxed in front of us. Lost 3 rappies and fought 2 of the taxing buggers to the boat to get my prized konas back.
Got smoked once by something monstrous on the surface, it pulled 250m of 50lb on 8kg drag in less than 20seconds only to be bitten off  :shk

Might make a late launch at dbsc

Sounds like  a  frustrating day  but what a blessing to be out there.

Tell us more of the launch.
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Post by: Mal Hannes on September 26, 2015, 03:36:07 pm
Will be doing my 1st trip with the new ponies on Saturday  :clwn

Please report back can't wait to hear about the fast fat girl.

Congratulations on the upgrade.
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Post by: Capt. Hook on September 26, 2015, 04:21:59 pm
Will be doing my 1st trip with the new ponies on Saturday  :clwn

Please report back can't wait to hear about the fast fat girl.

Congratulations on the upgrade.

Did not go, got as sick as a dog, probably from all the stress the past 2 months
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Post by: kevf on September 28, 2015, 01:16:57 pm
some mates where getting some geelbek this weekend at port Edward and on the way back to start another drift they saw a marlin cruising, they pitched a livie at it and went on, they got it near the boat after an hour an a half, estimated at 150kg
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Post by: Shaun17 on September 29, 2015, 02:00:18 pm
Had a submarine come past when out for bait today...

(http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/MGalleryItem.php?id=2646)
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Post by: Prego on September 29, 2015, 02:32:09 pm
Wow that must of been a site to behold  :shk
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Post by: sardinella on September 29, 2015, 03:27:26 pm
Should have put a hook in him!!
Navy is having exercises with the french navy around RBay at the moment
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Post by: maganything on September 29, 2015, 03:44:41 pm
how was the bait shaun??
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Post by: deepblu on September 29, 2015, 04:39:15 pm
imagine seeing that on the sounder  :hyst: :hyst:
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Post by: CLS on September 30, 2015, 01:38:10 pm
Anyone launching tomorrow ??


you reckon it will be worth it??
Scott will do a quick snoek challenge then if conditions are favorable then I will try for a Garrick, got a window period till 08h30 and out going tide.


im debating what to do... I need to work, but deciding wether its work sneaking the morning off or not....
Need to get bait before sodwana and running out of weekends!!
I am going with Ant to see if we can get his lighty a snoek or two  :fshn:

Chris do you allow cigarettes on your boat? Like a chimney that oke.
Big D I fished with ant and Kieren on his boat so he can smoke as much as he likes, we managed one snoek for the morning, Was good to see you Mike been a long time.
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Post by: Shaun17 on October 02, 2015, 11:55:13 am
Anyone fishing this weekend? Hoping to get out on Sunday...
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Post by: Hammer on October 02, 2015, 12:07:07 pm
Good luck Shaun, now repeat after me BAIT BAIT BAIT BAIT  :hyst: :hyst: :hyst:
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Post by: Shaun17 on October 02, 2015, 12:19:14 pm
Mozzies for the binnelanders and mackerel for the coastal boys... copy that!!
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Post by: Hammer on October 02, 2015, 12:23:19 pm
Oh! Is it  (bat (bat (bat :hyst:
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Post by: Chigger on October 02, 2015, 12:58:59 pm
Just a small sneak preview of our current conditions off the DSBC, hope the binnerlanders enjoy the school holidays if they are coming down to launch.
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Post by: CLS on October 05, 2015, 08:18:34 am
Anyone fish the weekend ?? I decided to save my fuel for another day.
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Post by: John F on October 05, 2015, 08:36:46 am
Anyone fish the weekend ?? I decided to save my fuel for another day.

Out of curiosity how much fuel do you use on average, Chris? Reckon your 60s are pretty economical?!
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Post by: FFF on October 05, 2015, 09:08:42 am
I launched on sat morning. Ran to the barge and got some nice mackerel for bait. Tried off the barge and cassons but the shad were a problem and stealing our baits. Ran out to the deep off umhlanga and tried for a few bottoms. Were quite a few small fish around. Moved into the shallower marks and got a triple up only to have 2 of the fish eaten by the boat, paying tax again. My crew member, a friend of Kierans dad, was very green as the sea was very lumpy with the NE. Put out the rapalas and pulled them back to the club with no enquiries. Interesting is the water on the 70m is 22.9 and at No1 is only 22.1. We used 40 litres of petrol. I have 2 x 50hp Yamahas. We normally use just under 2 tanks per trip. I would say we did about 40km.
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Post by: Bwana on October 05, 2015, 09:21:02 am
Mozzies for the binnelanders and mackerel for the coastal boys... copy that!!


Classic chirp  :hyst:
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on October 05, 2015, 09:56:15 am
I launched on sat morning. Ran to the barge and got some nice mackerel for bait. Tried off the barge and cassons but the shad were a problem and stealing our baits. Ran out to the deep off umhlanga and tried for a few bottoms. Were quite a few small fish around. Moved into the shallower marks and got a triple up only to have 2 of the fish eaten by the boat, paying tax again. My crew member, a friend of Kierans dad, was very green as the sea was very lumpy with the NE. Put out the rapalas and pulled them back to the club with no enquiries. Interesting is the water on the 70m is 22.9 and at No1 is only 22.1. We used 40 litres of petrol. I have 2 x 50hp Yamahas. We normally use just under 2 tanks per trip. I would say we did about 40km.


 :corrct: :corrct: :rck" :rck" :fshn: :fshn:  Soon Soon
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Post by: CLS on October 05, 2015, 04:07:24 pm
Anyone fish the weekend ?? I decided to save my fuel for another day.

Out of curiosity how much fuel do you use on average, Chris? Reckon your 60s are pretty economical?!
Not too sure but try for snoek, then bait and steam to Umdloti and back as well as trolling around for couta for couple hours and use total of 50 -  60litres depending on conditions.
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Post by: CLS on October 05, 2015, 04:09:42 pm
I launched on sat morning. Ran to the barge and got some nice mackerel for bait. Tried off the barge and cassons but the shad were a problem and stealing our baits. Ran out to the deep off umhlanga and tried for a few bottoms. Were quite a few small fish around. Moved into the shallower marks and got a triple up only to have 2 of the fish eaten by the boat, paying tax again. My crew member, a friend of Kierans dad, was very green as the sea was very lumpy with the NE. Put out the rapalas and pulled them back to the club with no enquiries. Interesting is the water on the 70m is 22.9 and at No1 is only 22.1. We used 40 litres of petrol. I have 2 x 50hp Yamahas. We normally use just under 2 tanks per trip. I would say we did about 40km.


 :corrct: :corrct: :rck" :rck" :fshn: :fshn:  Soon Soon
Big D next time you fish you will get sea sick as its been so long.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on October 05, 2015, 04:30:26 pm
I launched on sat morning. Ran to the barge and got some nice mackerel for bait. Tried off the barge and cassons but the shad were a problem and stealing our baits. Ran out to the deep off umhlanga and tried for a few bottoms. Were quite a few small fish around. Moved into the shallower marks and got a triple up only to have 2 of the fish eaten by the boat, paying tax again. My crew member, a friend of Kierans dad, was very green as the sea was very lumpy with the NE. Put out the rapalas and pulled them back to the club with no enquiries. Interesting is the water on the 70m is 22.9 and at No1 is only 22.1. We used 40 litres of petrol. I have 2 x 50hp Yamahas. We normally use just under 2 tanks per trip. I would say we did about 40km.


 :corrct: :corrct: :rck" :rck" :fshn: :fshn:  Soon Soon
Big D next time you fish you will get sea sick as its been so long.


LOL true eeish cabin fever.
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Post by: CLS on October 20, 2015, 06:47:43 am
Launched Saturday with Greg at 04h30 for a short trip before the predicted early wind and went straight to Lugs for a snoek, the shad were there so moved North and worked my hot spots but nothing, tried for a tunny on the bait spots but dead, we then decided to have some fun catching bait, got plenty mackerel and redeye. headed back to the base for a cold one at 10h00. Was good to be back on the water after awhile, thanks Greg for taking over my boat and being skipper, was a blast with all the banter.   :nuts: :nuts:
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Post by: dugong on October 20, 2015, 08:30:09 am
All I did was run my motors for 2 mins and install the VHF :blush: soon soon though :rck"
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Post by: FFF on October 23, 2015, 09:14:22 am
Well the weather does not seem to be playing fair for a while now and does not look much better soon.
There was a gap yesterday afternoon and did a quick fish.
Got couple live baits and swam them. Managed a small yellowtail. The friend I was fishing with lost 2 at the boat.
The water was 23.4 yesterday so think as soon as we get a decent gap there should be fish around.
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Post by: CLS on October 23, 2015, 01:43:13 pm
Well the weather does not seem to be playing fair for a while now and does not look much better soon.
There was a gap yesterday afternoon and did a quick fish.
Got couple live baits and swam them. Managed a small yellowtail. The friend I was fishing with lost 2 at the boat.
The water was 23.4 yesterday so think as soon as we get a decent gap there should be fish around.
The Dorado should be close as they getting the odd one off Richards Bay  :fshn: :fshn: :dor: :dor:
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Post by: MichaelK on October 23, 2015, 02:01:12 pm
Now that i'm not with DSBC anymore, its a long run to the harbour mouth. So a quick 1 hour trip out is not worth my while anymore. As a result i havent been out for ages, with this lousy weather we have been having. I pray the wind dies down soon. I'll be on leave from 11 December to 15 January. Plan on fishing as much as possible
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on October 23, 2015, 04:18:04 pm
Now that i'm not with DSBC anymore, its a long run to the harbour mouth. So a quick 1 hour trip out is not worth my while anymore. As a result i havent been out for ages, with this lousy weather we have been having. I pray the wind dies down soon. I'll be on leave from 11 December to 15 January. Plan on fishing as much as possible


Mike you have 4 strokes now, fuel won't be an issue  :dunno: hope you didn't upgrade to play in the harbour?
Tow to club and launch, just pay tractor fees :-)
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Post by: Capt. Hook on October 25, 2015, 05:42:55 pm
Dorado came out off Durbs on Friday
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Post by: CLS on October 26, 2015, 06:48:56 am
Dorado came out off Durbs on Friday
I thought so, that's good news, time to sharpen the hooks  :rck"
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Post by: maganything on October 31, 2015, 05:27:49 am
anyone fishing tomorrow??
Do you reckon there will be a gap in the morning???
I'm considering it...
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Post by: dugong on October 31, 2015, 06:55:45 am
For sure, but rather go Monday w;k :nuts:
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on November 01, 2015, 08:06:22 pm
So anyone fish today, sea was perfect, Ant fished, i could not join as i had other commitments, they got their first  :dor: :dor:  of the season. Sure he will post a report  (clap) :yipee: :yipee: :sreel:
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Post by: Shaun17 on November 01, 2015, 11:15:27 pm
So anyone fish today, sea was perfect, Ant fished, i could not join as i had other commitments, they got their first  :dor: :dor:  of the season. Sure he will post a report  (clap) :yipee: :yipee: :sreel:


True to FFF style, he kills me with his MMS messages when i'm away... nicely done chaps!! Lekker  :dor:  Kieran  :udman:
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Post by: FFF on November 02, 2015, 07:50:59 am
Well with the weather not looking so good lately sunday looked like we would have a small gap.
Kierans friend Kaydens dad was down from JHB so the 4 of us did a launch yesterday.
Managed to get some nice bait early and our plan was to try for a dorado.
The sea turned out to be one of the best days I have had in a long time.
We let the kids have the fun yesterday and both of them caught 2 big bonnies each and a dorado.
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Post by: dugong on November 02, 2015, 08:14:43 am
Nice Ant!! :rck"
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Post by: iNdlovu on November 02, 2015, 08:28:34 am
Shot Ant, nice to see the youngsters catchin. At least the offshore guys are getting out there between weather spots. :creep:
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Post by: Hammer on November 02, 2015, 08:34:08 am
That's awesome Ant, well done for putting the kids on the fish mate.
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Post by: maganything on November 02, 2015, 08:36:08 am
Well done Ant!!


I made the call on Saturday not to go and my oh my it was a bad call!! Spent the whole of yesterday kicking myself!!!
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Post by: Hammer on November 02, 2015, 08:39:14 am
 Howzit Scott, don't become a fair weather fisherman please mate. :hehe:
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Post by: Chigger on November 02, 2015, 09:11:54 am
Well done Ant!!


I made the call on Saturday not to go and my oh my it was a bad call!! Spent the whole of yesterday kicking myself!!!


 :corrct: X2 :cnfzd


 We'll done FFF :happ:
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Post by: CLS on November 03, 2015, 01:14:40 pm
Nice fish Ant well done, I decided to tie the dog loose Saturday night   :beer: :beer: :beer:
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Post by: dugong on November 03, 2015, 01:37:42 pm
Watch out that dog can bite :nuts: (bat    where you been Chris??
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Post by: L Hooker on November 03, 2015, 02:07:52 pm
Ant congrats lekker chow there glas to see the Dorries making an appearance.
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Post by: dugong on November 03, 2015, 02:11:34 pm
I hope the couta make an appearance this season, last season was one of the worst I can remember :-(
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Chigger on November 08, 2015, 07:26:27 am
Launched yesterday at 6am,  through a small gap in the wind, headed for the ships on a very lumpy sea. Managed 1x small :dor:  . Sea was a bit flatter on the 20km home run.
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Post by: isivuba on November 08, 2015, 06:39:45 pm
Good to see the  :dor: around.
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Post by: Hammer on November 08, 2015, 10:31:11 pm
How was the fishing today boy's ?
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on November 09, 2015, 07:06:48 am
Nice George on the  :dor:
We Launched yesterday, puzzled ships, water was on green side, average temp was 23, but blanked, also having minor issues with left motor made the day miserable.
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Post by: Fishlus Mark on November 09, 2015, 07:17:04 am
Every time I brought my fish up yesterday something gave it a blue eye.??
Last week I got a nice 17.6kg Daga at around the 70m mark, yesterday the showings on the finder was still great but could not get them to feed.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Chigger on November 09, 2015, 09:13:34 am
Nice George on the  :dor:
We Launched yesterday, puzzled ships, water was on green side, average temp was 23, but blanked, also having minor issues with left motor made the day miserable.

Thanks Umpa, sorry to hear that motor is still puzzling you guys. What was the swell like yesterday?
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Post by: Hammer on November 09, 2015, 11:01:07 am
Thanks for the up date Denzel, I hope the wind stays away in December and the Dorries are thick.
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Post by: MichaelK on November 09, 2015, 11:37:45 am
I launched on Sunday and mainly targetted bottoms. Caught our quota fairly quickly fishing off the 80m mark.


Do you guys use the bridle rigg system for live baits at all?


I tried it for the first time and at times took to long to rig up, affecting the livie or stuffed up by piercing the eye.


Do you guys have any tips to make rigging a bridle easier?????


Also besides using the bridle for dagga, gelbek and queenies, is its in anyway affective with couta
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: dugong on November 09, 2015, 01:42:47 pm
Launched yesterday at 10 to give the motors a run - went south to the 200m and back pulling some lures, never saw warmer than 22.7 and got no pulls, nice day topped off with a few ice cold  :beer: :beer: on the way back. :-)

@ MK, I have only used the bridal with bonnies for marlin(and only ever had one pick up) rather pin the bait through the top lip or nostrils or behind the head, for queenfish I sometimes fish drift and pin it in the anal fin so it swims down, you have to hold the rod constantlyand give line slowly.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on November 09, 2015, 04:11:32 pm
Launched yesterday in the dark and headed for live bait and my port motor alarm went off - overheating, water pumping but not strong, when going at speed she runs cool but did not want to take a chance going too deep, played around # 1 only to attract the sharks so tested my knots and the Finnor drag  :fshn: :fshn:. Will take it in tomorrow and have both impellers changed it was great to be on the water again after a good few weeks.
Nice fish George.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on November 09, 2015, 07:20:21 pm
Mike Where the pics? (bat (bat 

George swell was flat, hardly no drift at all, drifting past ships we were hardly moving, but SE started to puff from about 9 but not to strong, plenty other boats came back with empty hatches.

Mike :nail: , yes this crappy weather and heavy winds needs to disappear now, think it will be a bumper season for game fish, already reports of big Tuna coming out.

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Post by: maganything on November 13, 2015, 09:44:33 am
who is fishing this weekend??


We will be out on Sunday morning....
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Post by: deepblu on November 13, 2015, 10:08:43 am
 :envy
who is fishing this weekend??


We will be out on Sunday morning....
u going to try for some  :dor: :dor:
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Post by: Shaun17 on November 13, 2015, 11:02:35 am
who is fishing this weekend??


We will be out on Sunday morning....

1 more week...  :rck"
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Bwana on November 13, 2015, 11:52:18 am
who is fishing this weekend??


We will be out on Sunday morning....

1 more week...  :rck"


 :happ:
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Post by: CLS on November 13, 2015, 01:13:49 pm
Had both impellers changed, the one was missing 1 .5 blades so all ready to go, I may fish Sunday it all depends on the party Saturday night.  :creep: :creep:
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Fishlus Mark on November 13, 2015, 01:15:24 pm
who is fishing this weekend??


We will be out on Sunday morning....

It's looking a bit wet
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Post by: CLS on November 13, 2015, 01:18:17 pm
Mark was a good AGM last night complete with a fireworks display and cold beer :crzy :crzy
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Post by: Fishlus Mark on November 13, 2015, 01:47:55 pm
DUC spent a little money on a beautiful display then some guys arrived with some cheapies and almost blew themselves up, lol. I got a little roasted for asking for a boat wash bay.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: maganything on November 13, 2015, 06:52:07 pm
I don't think it will be too wet!
Havnt fishing in ages, so I need to get out there!
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on November 16, 2015, 06:39:19 am
Anyone launch ??
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: maganything on November 16, 2015, 07:26:47 am
We launched... was a very tough day out for us.
We target dorado and tuna in the deep and around the ships to no avail.
I then decided to come inside and fish a bit shallower for tuna.. We had one pull all day and it was the story of the big one that got away. My live mozzie got picked up and it felt like a hammer, as i put some pressure to set the circle hook, the fish took off and the back of the fish breached. (biggest yellow fin iv ever hooked and up there with the fish between 28-30kg i reckon. It realised it was hooked and took off at a rate of knots..... then slack!!!
Line parted  :cry:
We tried some of the bait spots on the way back but nothing, hit the beach at 12 and that was it...


Some more badluck for scott-no-fish!


Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Chigger on November 16, 2015, 08:47:09 am
Sorry to hear that Mags very frustrating.

 I was lucky enough to be invited to launch on a friends boat and we hit a luck at about 7am when we trolled past a school of bait fish on the surface and had a hit and miss on one Halco, and a 6,5kg female  :dor: on the other. We did many k's after that without a hit.

Ended up bottom fishing and got a few but only kept one rockcod, but the bottoms were also scarce.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Umpa Lumpa on November 16, 2015, 02:43:22 pm
Unlucky Scott and George
SE poison wind blowing, makes for a poor day fishing.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Weedeater on November 16, 2015, 02:46:24 pm
Unlucky Scott and George
SE poison wind blowing, makes for a poor day fishing.


That SE is definately poison.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: dugong on November 16, 2015, 02:50:11 pm
We need the water temp to get over 23 deg..........24-25 would be nice and maybe with the local rains we will get some more defined current lines :-)
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: FFF on November 20, 2015, 09:43:34 am
DSBC jetski comp this weekend. Weather does not look great but there is a small  gap tomorrow. Anybody going down to the club or fishing.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: maganything on November 20, 2015, 02:53:12 pm
DSBC jetski comp this weekend. Weather does not look great but there is a small  gap tomorrow. Anybody going down to the club or fishing.


we heading down south coast for a couple  :frid  so no fishing for us this weekend!
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Post by: Shaun17 on November 23, 2015, 07:53:13 pm
Had a lekker day on the water fishing with FFF and Umpa on Strike Craft. Really weird rocking up at the club with 2 rods and nothing else and feeling like a spare wheel while they prepped everything.

On the water we puzzled a bit for the right size livies and eventually found the ship with the 4 cranes holding fish. Our livies were a little big but we managed to pick up some yellowtail and saw a lot of small dorries about.

No fireworks but good to be on the water again and good to fish with some top blokes!!
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on November 24, 2015, 07:16:04 am


 eventually found the ship with the 4 cranes holding fish.  :hyst: :hyst: :hyst:  The red one.


Thanks for day Shaun, nice day on water weather wise but fish didn't play ball, I will still get my trip aboard Scouse  :-) Think another 3 weeks or so and Dorries and game fish will be in full swing.
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Post by: Prego on November 24, 2015, 08:22:16 am
Nice one guys, what was the water temps out there?
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on November 24, 2015, 08:46:50 am
Water temp averaging 23.
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Post by: Prego on November 24, 2015, 08:50:41 am
Thanks Umpa, seems the season keeps coming later and later in Durban where in the Cape its earlier each year and fishing off the chart there :blush:
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Post by: maganything on November 27, 2015, 06:58:42 am
Who is fishing tomorrow?? We are going to give it a crack!!
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Post by: dugong on November 27, 2015, 07:55:13 am
Who is fishing tomorrow?? We are going to give it a crack!!
I'm looking, will make a call later........going to be very busy at the club with boat inspections.
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Post by: MichaelK on November 27, 2015, 08:33:30 am
I'll be shooting out at 4am to be back before lunchtime, plan on heading deep south
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Post by: Prego on November 28, 2015, 06:50:44 pm
Down at the coast for the weekend, made a late launch at DBSC and managed 2 dorries. 
Lekker to be out on the water again. Water was beautiful even shallow at umdloti was a beautiful blue.

CLS had beached by the time I launched they also got a few  :cgrts:
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Post by: Bwana on November 29, 2015, 09:27:46 am
Well done guys. Good news the first summer dorries came out off Shelly yesterday  :happ:


Prego, just for interests sake were your dorries around the ships or the "floating reefs"?
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Prego on November 29, 2015, 11:09:39 am
Got one on the "floating reef" :blush: and one lost  on the 60m off no1 and both had no friends with them :cnfzd

Think the guys that got out early got theirs off the ships, always a race in the morning
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Post by: cyclone 123 on November 29, 2015, 04:00:52 pm
 Fishing been good at Vidal also
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Post by: maganything on November 30, 2015, 07:34:29 am
We launched on Saturday in the hunt of dorado and tuna. We need to break the bad luck streak we have been having and open our summer season!
We did just that with 2 dorado and 2 tuna.
We were fishing live bait and drifting as opposed to working the ships.


@ dorado around the 6-7Kg mark and 2 tuna between 9-12Kg's..
We released the bigger of the 2 tuna and kept 3 fish for the pot!


A great day out on the ocean!!!
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Post by: Shaun17 on November 30, 2015, 07:37:42 am
Lekker stuff Scott, some nice fish there there bud!!


 :envy
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Post by: iNdlovu on November 30, 2015, 08:10:37 am
Well done Scott
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Post by: L Hooker on November 30, 2015, 08:13:32 am
Nice Paulo, Scott, glad to see the fishing getting a bit better
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Post by: cyclone 123 on November 30, 2015, 08:21:30 am
Saturday at Vidal ...second dorrie took 2 circles....hungry  bugger
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Post by: L Hooker on November 30, 2015, 08:28:49 am
Nice Cyclone (clap)
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Post by: Hammer on November 30, 2015, 08:37:57 am
Good stuff George, were your fish hatches so full that you had to leave the rest on the deck  (clap)  :hyst: :hyst: :hyst:
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Post by: dugong on November 30, 2015, 08:44:00 am
Well done to all that got fish (clap) I had to bail on Saturday :-(
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on November 30, 2015, 10:15:03 am
Well done guys on the fish  (clap)
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Post by: Prego on November 30, 2015, 01:33:38 pm
Proper fishing that George and we'll done on breaking a bad streak Scott.

The youngsters convinced to twist my rubber arm and I stayed on a extra day.Got some bait (not enough)  :blush: and headed to the ships and the kids had some good sports landing 2 dorries a big bonnie and dropped another 4 fish on the bait. The youngsters a little over eager on pushing up the drag.

Back to the grind stone till we back chasing the dorries in 20 days or so
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Post by: Hammer on November 30, 2015, 01:37:03 pm
Great stuff Paulo  (clap) :dor:
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Post by: FFF on November 30, 2015, 01:39:51 pm
Well done to all. Some nice fish coming out. :happ: :happ:
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Post by: HooknCook on November 30, 2015, 01:41:39 pm
Nic fish there guys.......leave some for us poor ones for December.......
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Post by: dugong on November 30, 2015, 03:32:44 pm
Anyone know what happened to Terrence Tubb, I got a mail saying that he is banned from the club/SADSAA and has had all his SAMSA credentials revoked :dunno:
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Shaun17 on December 03, 2015, 04:57:36 pm
Anyone keen to fish Shelly tomorrow, my crew today turned a funny shade of green before the spread was even set today and have bailed for tomorrow...

Scouse is fueled, tackled up and ready to go...
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Post by: REEFMAN on December 03, 2015, 05:24:08 pm
Ah Jeepers, if only....  :-(
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Post by: John F on December 03, 2015, 06:39:48 pm
eish... that sucks Shaun!
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Post by: Danger Don on December 03, 2015, 08:29:11 pm
And its not me this time.haha! !I see you tomorrow. :yft: :dor:
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Post by: Bwana on December 04, 2015, 09:11:54 am
Tight lines Shaun, hope you get better results today, sorry I couldn't join today but work's got me by the nuts at the moment  :unhap
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Post by: dugong on December 05, 2015, 08:03:34 am
I also got dropped by crew at the last minute, literally, decided to go in the pissing rain, pulled for snoek off Glenashley ended up dropping one but the shad were in destroy mode and made short work of my fillets :unhap
Pulled some small konas from deep off Umhlanga back to base, ended up with a 8 kg  :dor: on the 50m outside of No1, took a purple/flash Williamson 5m from the boat,water is beaut but only 23deg.
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Post by: isivuba on December 05, 2015, 06:18:03 pm
Nice Dorrie Dugongboy  :rck" :dor:
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Post by: Bwana on December 07, 2015, 08:40:16 am
Launched on Saturday off Durban with my mate Shaun on "Mershore". A bit of drizzle here and there and a lumpy sea to start, our game plan was to get a dorado for my 6 year old son as it was his first ever trip on the boat. We got some decent livebait and headed for the ships, working the deeper ships off Umhlanga with small konas, feathers and Halco's. No takers on the lures, so we headed in to the shallower ships off umhlanga, eventually settled for a lone black ship sitting in 40m of water. There were no other boats near so we put out two livies and slow trolled around the ship. On our third circle we got a pull on the downrigged bait and a nice dorrie came cartwheeling out the water only to spit the hook. I reeled in the trace and quickly rigged another mozzie, flicked it back in and the dorrie smashed it straight behind the motors. We landed this one of around 6.5kg. Two more routes around the ship produced two more strikes but again the fish both spat the hooks on the first jump - one was a nice bull close to the 10kg mark. Later we got another pull from a small peanut dorrie which we gave to Ryan to fight and after around 5min we loaded his first ever dorado and first ever fish off the boat - a perfect little 2kg model. He handled like a champ and turned out to be our lucky livebait charm, catching a few strings of mackerel right under the ship. We headed back to club around 12.30 for lunch. Thanks to FFF and Shaun17 for some helpful background info pre-trip which helped us find the right areas to fish.  :+ cred:  chaps!
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Post by: MichaelK on December 07, 2015, 08:46:23 am
We fished for bottoms on friday and it was the first time id used my scarbourogh spooled with 80lb braid. Thats the first and last time i ever use that bloody reel. i hooked into a 100kg plus johnny and trust me its no joke fighting a fish with that much power without any drag. Fishing was generally crappy with not much biting and the wind making it pretty uncomfortable. Windguru got it horribly wrong.


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Post by: John F on December 07, 2015, 09:15:14 am
Well done Bwana! Beatifull colors!
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on December 07, 2015, 09:34:15 am
We fished for bottoms on friday and it was the first time id used my scarbourogh spooled with 80lb braid. Thats the first and last time i ever use that bloody reel. i hooked into a 100kg plus johnny and trust me its no joke fighting a fish with that much power without any drag.   :hyst: :hyst:


Come on man up, it is good fun "NOT" LOL i know the feeling, but fishing with a KP and braid is the best. I use a 9inch with 100lb braid.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on December 07, 2015, 09:35:10 am
Nice report Mark and beauty Dorries, good fum for the lighties. (clap)
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Post by: Shaun17 on December 07, 2015, 09:51:56 am
After staring at an awesome flat sea all Friday, my trusty sidekick arrived down in Shelly and we launched early Saturday morning. Plan was to troll for a couple of hours then head off to do some jigging and then a bit of chumming thereafter weather permitting...


Got out to our marks and quickly went tight with a nice double up. Don made easy work of a nice specimen of around 5-6kg while i boxed a slightly bigger one on the shotgun. As Don gaffed my fish it decided to take the gaff for a swim and then shake it off but we retrieved it later. Thereafter almost each turn we pulled fish ranging from about 5-9kg. We also had 2 quadruple ups which was good sport with just the 2 of us, and both times all 4 fish landed.


On another turn, luck was on our side when we had a fish close to the boat and it ran through the props. I was cursing as we'd lost our most productive lure when Don saw he was still attached to the prop. Kept it in gear to stop him pulling loose then Don gaffed the line, landed the fish and got my killer lure back. Happy days.


We dropped a decent fish in the prop wash which bent both trebles on the Xrap 30 wide open and also dropped another good fish on the shotgun which swam at the boat faster than i could reel.


After that, we decided to head straight for chumming as the weather was picking up but had no luck there. Decided to head home and was back on the beach before 9am with 9 fish in the hatch, 4 released and another 3 dropped. Good to get a few fish for a change.


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Post by: Shaun17 on December 07, 2015, 09:53:10 am
Lekker stuff Mark, glad you came right bud!! Really chuffed you got Ryan on a fish...  :cgrts:
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Post by: John F on December 07, 2015, 09:56:28 am
Eish Shaun, this is a family site! Too graphic man! Tarantino style  :hehe:

Well done on some awesome fishing! (clap)
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Post by: Bwana on December 07, 2015, 10:12:18 am
Well done Shaun nice to see Shelly producing for the Scouse again, you've got that place taped with good mojo. Sorry I couldn't join you but definitely in January when you are back. By the way I'd fire your deckie - leaves the place in a shocking mess  (bat
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Post by: dugong on December 07, 2015, 10:36:32 am
Nice fish guys!! :rck"
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Post by: Shaun17 on December 07, 2015, 10:46:45 am
Well done Shaun nice to see Shelly producing for the Scouse again, you've got that place taped with good mojo. Sorry I couldn't join you but definitely in January when you are back. By the way I'd fire your deckie - leaves the place in a shocking mess  (bat


I was deckie...  :blush:  Deck is always clean, important to have a clean deck.
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Post by: CLS on December 07, 2015, 11:19:02 am
Nice fish, well done guys, that lighties face says it all think he is hooked for life.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on December 07, 2015, 12:54:23 pm
Nice stuff Shaun,  murder aboard the Scouse  :craz:  Bet you won't have a hassle looking for crew next time you go out.
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Post by: Rory mundy on December 07, 2015, 01:08:49 pm
nice day out shawn like the way you have packaged your fish
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Post by: dodger on December 07, 2015, 05:36:01 pm
Nice Shaun to see a bit of blood on the deck

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Post by: Adrian on December 10, 2015, 11:32:08 pm
Had a lekka day out today..
Launched out of shelly and filled up with spaaan of mackerel and small bonnies and headed up to sheppi river mouth to target some Dorries.
Pinned a live mackerel on a light spinning setup with 30lb to have some good fun if I got into some dorries,
Slow trawled for about half and hour and heard a huge splash Behind the boat and my rod screamed away.. But no jumps?
Fought the fish for around 10-12min and boated a lekka yellowfin of 18,7kilo. Stoked!
Setup spread again this time I added a sardine to the mix just behind the motors and about and hour and half later it screamed away and it was jumping!
Kept it in the water next to the boat just playing with it to see if it had a friend with it but nothing so put the gaff in and boated it.. 7kilo dorrie ..
Carried trying for another for a while but nothing went to sheppie brick and got smashed up on the light tackle and that was that for the day..
While weighing my tuna I weighed a guys cuda that he got off tweni on straight nylon fishing for dorries.. He got two pulls and only boated the one.. 21kilos..
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Post by: CLS on December 11, 2015, 06:31:20 am
Nice fish well done  (clap) (clap)
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Post by: Shaun17 on December 11, 2015, 07:04:17 am
Lekker stuff Adrian, well done... exactly what I need to see on Day 1 of 28 at work....  :cry:
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Post by: dugong on December 11, 2015, 08:25:16 am
As long as you are getting $$$ Shaun w;k
Nice fish Adrian :rck"
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Post by: Bwana on December 11, 2015, 10:10:58 am
Well done Adrian, sounds like a great day out. That tuna is a beauty on the grinder  :+ cred:
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Post by: Capt. Hook on December 11, 2015, 01:23:39 pm
Very nice  :-) well done on that tunny
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on December 11, 2015, 03:03:52 pm
 (clap) Adrian
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Post by: Shaun17 on December 12, 2015, 07:37:26 am
Anyone heard of any wahoo action on Aliwal recently? Keen to give this a bash next month but haven't fished/launched there in 12 or so years.
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Post by: Bwana on December 12, 2015, 08:17:40 am
Shaun I know the area well so if you are looking for crew  :hnthnt: , but yes the summer months do deliver sailies wahoo and lots of dorries. The best months for Wahoo are usually April / May but being a summer gamefish they are there already. Either hi-speed trolling with weighted wahoo lures or my personal favourite slow trolling two live bonnies. My preference is to launch from Rocky Bay. Pennington and Umko can be pretty sketchy...
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Post by: Shaun17 on December 12, 2015, 09:08:47 am
Shaun I know the area well so if you are looking for crew  :hnthnt: , but yes the summer months do deliver sailies wahoo and lots of dorries. The best months for Wahoo are usually April / May but being a summer gamefish they are there already. Either hi-speed trolling with weighted wahoo lures or my personal favourite slow trolling two live bonnies. My preference is to launch from Rocky Bay. Pennington and Umko can be pretty sketchy...

Roger that... January when all the vaalies head back we go klap it!! And then March again....
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Post by: Bwana on December 12, 2015, 09:16:09 am
Game on  :corrct:
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Post by: Fishlus Mark on December 14, 2015, 04:21:18 pm
My skipper got a little 7kg of a floating reef the other day.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on December 16, 2015, 06:15:09 am
Myself, FFF and FFFjunior launched yesterday, we managed 3  :dor:  all in 7-8 kilo range, two landed in the bush and 3rd at the ships. Like a highway yesterday with all boats steaming out, going to be a busy summer.
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Post by: Shaun17 on December 16, 2015, 06:26:08 am
Myself, FFF and FFFjunior launched yesterday, we managed 3  :dor:  all in 7-8 kilo range, two landed in the bush and 3rd at the ships. Like a highway yesterday with all boats steaming out, going to be a busy summer.

Well done....bastids  :envy
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Post by: Chigger on December 16, 2015, 07:56:49 pm
Myself, FFF and FFFjunior launched yesterday, we managed 3  :dor:  all in 7-8 kilo range, two landed in the bush and 3rd at the ships. Like a highway yesterday with all boats steaming out, going to be a busy summer.


Well done boys :happ:
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Post by: Timothy Scriven on December 16, 2015, 08:01:53 pm
Nice fish.

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Post by: roban on December 16, 2015, 08:05:30 pm
 :dor: :dor: :dor: :nail: :nobs: :cgrts:
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Post by: Hammer on December 16, 2015, 10:26:24 pm
Well done on the  :dor: :dor: :dor:  boys. See you soon for some  :fshn:  and  :frid
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Post by: isivuba on December 17, 2015, 08:05:31 pm
Launching tomorrow for the club. See you guys there :fshn:
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Post by: REEFMAN on December 18, 2015, 07:02:36 am
 :tite Isi!  :fshn:
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Post by: glynnkent on December 18, 2015, 07:13:33 am
Launched the skis at Westbrook yesterday morning. Sea was very quiet and lots of dirty water.


Managed to pick up one lone dorry. Fish braai thoroughly enjoyed by the whole family!
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Post by: FFF on December 18, 2015, 07:33:11 am
Well done on the Dorrie. Tight lines to all fishing.
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Post by: isivuba on December 18, 2015, 08:29:02 pm
Doing it for the boys :dor:
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Post by: John F on December 18, 2015, 08:30:51 pm
Well done Mike!

You need a new cap mate! :hehe:
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Post by: isivuba on December 18, 2015, 08:34:31 pm
Try taking my cap  (bat  :crzy
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Post by: John F on December 18, 2015, 08:47:37 pm
Eish... sorry... let me re phrase... you need a new  :ult: cap! :hehe:
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Post by: deepblu on December 18, 2015, 11:39:48 pm
Eish... sorry... let me re phrase... you need a new  :ult: cap! :hehe:
:rotfl it's takes many hours on the water to get a cap to look like that 
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Post by: Shaun17 on December 19, 2015, 12:56:39 am
Doing it for the boys :dor:

Nicely done bud!! Same cap from your profile pic??
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Post by: Bwana on December 19, 2015, 08:29:05 am
Good job Mike! Nice to see some dorado action, summer is heating up big time  (clap)
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Post by: Bwana on December 21, 2015, 08:43:00 am
Spectacular day fishing with good mates off Shelly Beach. Started with some great dorado action getting 4 nice dorado on lures and live bait and dropping 4 more. Then a few tuna on Protea Reef before heading back to Shelly Beach Ski Boat Club only to wait an hour in the queue on back line waiting to beach. While waiting we found a sneaky young sailfish working baitfish on the back line, I hooked him up quickly on a small pink Onda lure on the flickstick with a Sustain 5000 and 20lb braid and had a top class 10 minute fight before releasing the young sailie to grow a bit bigger!
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Post by: Shaun17 on December 21, 2015, 09:09:24 am
Spectacular day fishing with good mates off Shelly Beach. Started with some great dorado action getting 4 nice dorado on lures and live bait and dropping 4 more. Then a few tuna on Protea Reef before heading back to Shelly Beach Ski Boat Club only to wait an hour in the queue on back line waiting to beach. While waiting we found a sneaky young sailfish working baitfish on the back line, I hooked him up quickly on a small pink Onda lure on the flickstick with a Sustain 5000 and 20lb braid and had a top class 10 minute fight before releasing the young sailie to grow a bit bigger!

Speechless  :shk

Nicely done bud... best save some of that good juju for 3 weeks time!!
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Post by: REEFMAN on December 21, 2015, 09:11:07 am
Great skills Bwana!  (clap)
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Post by: John F on December 21, 2015, 09:39:50 am
Yasses! That's pro stuff there! Fantastic Mark!

 :+ cred:
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Post by: SAfish on December 21, 2015, 09:40:10 am
Great catch, Bwana!  (clap) :resp:
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Post by: Chigger on December 21, 2015, 10:36:41 am
 :rck" Bwana :rck"
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Post by: John F on December 21, 2015, 10:55:05 am
 :clfoto: too!

Check that rainbow!!! (clap)
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Post by: maganything on December 21, 2015, 02:59:15 pm
Hi guys.
Got back from Zanzibar last night and hit the ocean today.
We launched early as there was a window before the predicted west.
We got 2 pulls early on live bait and I landed on tuna of about 12kgs... At one point in the fight it almost jumped into the boat! Nearly took my cap off when it launched itself..

Things went quite after we lost another decent fish after the line parted.

We then went deep and found a very strong current on the 50m mark. And put two baits out. Went double up on Dori's but the both shook the hooks on their first jump..

We then changed to a small single trebble hook to get a better hook up and the first fish to pick up our bait .... A sailie! After feeding it for what felt like ages, I failed to get the hook up! We headed back to the beach and called it a day..

Hopefully launching tomorrow and test a seacat 636... So watch this space!
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Post by: Hammer on December 21, 2015, 04:26:40 pm
 Very nice Scott . Nice boat that  :Like:
I may just pop down and put my boat in the water tomorrow, for a bit of fun.
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Post by: REEFMAN on December 23, 2015, 07:21:32 am
Come okes! What's happening down there?

Hammer did you launch?
Heard Isivuba lost a BIG tuna 2 days ago due to skipper malfunction... he was a bit bleak I hear...  :-(
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Post by: Fishlus Mark on December 23, 2015, 08:58:48 am
The weather is not playing it's part, looking like a complete blow-out for the next week??.
The current has been screaming the last few days but the guys are getting the odd Dorrie around the ships.
Some one got a pair of 6kg yellowtails at the ships.
I've seen a few Whoos around.
Plenty people launching when the sea was flat, long queues waiting for the tractors.
We found some nice blue water on Saturday and nailed the Dories on about the 120m mark. 
On a good note, looks like the tuna have arrived again and lots of lovely bikinis on our grass, in fact I've never seen so many.
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Post by: isivuba on December 23, 2015, 09:08:26 am
 My sons first bonnie
Weathers on its head at the moument.
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Post by: SAfish on December 23, 2015, 09:21:52 am
 (clap) Great catch, well done young man.  :resp:
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Post by: Bwana on December 23, 2015, 10:23:53 am
Well done Mike that's a SIZE bonnie!
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Post by: colin on December 23, 2015, 06:24:59 pm
Hi the South Coast skippers. I was offered a berth on a boat out of Shelly Beach early am tomorrow 24th , must be a big boat as there are to be 9 of us . With the wind I see at Southbroom today :the sHPLAT, and what I can glean from the weather reports . I feel the boats wont launch :dunno:. Any comment will be appreciated as I seldom go deep sea. I realise it will be bumpy but will dose myself with Sturgeron  :blush: :blush: :toppie: 
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Post by: isivuba on December 23, 2015, 07:08:45 pm
Colin seas on its head bud not even the weather guys can even come close to predict it.
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Post by: colin on December 23, 2015, 07:41:25 pm
 :tk  Isivuba much appreciated    :toppie:
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Post by: Chigger on December 26, 2015, 10:14:16 am
Took a gap this morning and managed to christen my Christmas gift to myself :hnthnt:  . Launched at first light saw FFF collecting bait and headed straight out to Number 1. The weather wasn't great, and it looked like there was no life out there. I eventually saw a school of garfish jumping which game me some hope. I mainly pulled Halcos in different combos, but then changed to a small kona and Halco combo and in the middle of nowhere the dorry took the Halco. The rain came down and I decided to call it quits and go for breakfast.


The  :dor: was released.
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Post by: Timothy Scriven on December 26, 2015, 01:46:56 pm
Nice Chigger
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Post by: REEFMAN on December 27, 2015, 07:06:57 am
Nice fish Chigger! Congrats on the release!  :shk
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Post by: Happy Dog on December 28, 2015, 02:56:41 pm
My sons second dorado of the year
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Post by: CLS on December 28, 2015, 03:16:25 pm
Nice HD.
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Post by: isivuba on December 28, 2015, 04:05:23 pm
Nice one HD :happ:
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Post by: isivuba on December 28, 2015, 04:12:21 pm
And it was yum
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Post by: dodger on December 28, 2015, 05:14:02 pm
And it was yum


we need a drooling emiticon, it looks great

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Post by: Chigger on December 28, 2015, 07:50:08 pm
We'll done HD, (clap) Where have you been?
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Post by: Happy Dog on December 29, 2015, 06:09:12 am
Took a break for a while
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Post by: iNdlovu on December 29, 2015, 06:59:30 am
Well done to your youngster on the Dorado HD, good to see you back bud (clap)
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on December 29, 2015, 07:32:18 am
Lekker HD  :dor:


Well done Mike, putting the lightie on to a nice Bonnie.


Nice Chigger, i would have also tagged and released the Dorrie, put price tag and release into the hatch  :rck"
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Post by: Chigger on December 29, 2015, 09:09:38 am
Nice Chigger, i would have also tagged and released the Dorrie, put price tag and release into the hatch  :rck"
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 :hyst: Thanks boet, it was tempting but all the fridges and freezers were full from Christmas.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on December 29, 2015, 10:09:23 am
Nice Chigger, i would have also tagged and released the Dorrie, put price tag and release into the hatch  :rck"

 :hyst: Thanks boet, it was tempting but all the fridges and freezers were full from Christmas.



LOL just yanking your chain bud  :clwn
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Post by: AQUAFAN on December 31, 2015, 08:52:15 am
Managed to get a crew together after a long time and launched yesterday.

Managed 4 dorries - 2 bulls around 10kg and 2 females around 5kg between the ships off Umhlanga.
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Post by: Fishlus Mark on December 31, 2015, 10:37:51 am
Hi Guys,
Lots of sailfish and whoooos around of Durbs.
We had a triple Whoo take, luckily I had steel on my cona rigs.
The nice blue water has come in quite close, plenty dories around.
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Post by: Happy Dog on December 31, 2015, 05:17:39 pm
Nice news that. Leave starts today till 18th.
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Post by: Hammer on January 01, 2016, 07:42:43 pm
Howzit Reefs, I launched with Don and we got a Dorries of 7 kg's.
We did a  binneland and coastal thing on one boat  :hyst:

Launching tomorrow, I am sure it will be a ZOO at DSBC.
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Post by: Shaun17 on January 01, 2016, 10:28:16 pm
Howzit Reefs, I launched with Don and we got a Dorries of 7 kg's.
We did a  binneland and coastal thing on one boat  :hyst:

Launching tomorrow, I am sure it will be a ZOO at DSBC.

Please tell me coastal won for a change!!

Tight lines for tomorrow bud...
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Post by: Fishlus Mark on January 02, 2016, 10:04:07 am
Hello Gents and Ladies.
Happy New year!!
I think we were the first to launch yesterday at 04H30 in some lovely rough seas and were rewarded with a full fish hatch of Dorado.
No babalas paid of quite handsomely, great start to the new year.
I believe over a 100 boats have launched this morning.
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Post by: Shaun17 on January 02, 2016, 10:10:18 am
Hello Gents and Ladies.
Happy New year!!
I think we were the first to launch yesterday at 04H30 in some lovely rough seas and were rewarded with a full fish hatch of Dorado.
No babalas paid of quite handsomely, great start to the new year.
I believe over a 100 boats have launched this morning.

Well done Mark, looks like you boys are having a cracking festive season!!! Keen to hunt down a few dorries and hoos when I'm back in a week!! 
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Post by: roban on January 02, 2016, 08:30:22 pm
Fish are wild off Durbs
even the muppets are are catching  :win:
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on January 02, 2016, 08:30:50 pm
135 boats launched today, so you can imagine every ship had at least 5 boats each fighting for position. We went our own way, dropped to Dorries, one a decent bull, jumped about 10 times and hook pulled about 4m from boat.
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Post by: iNdlovu on January 03, 2016, 08:10:49 am
Tough one on the Dorries mate, all those boats must have made it look like the cuta classic
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on January 03, 2016, 08:26:02 am
Tough one on the Dorries mate, all those boats must have made it look like the cuta classic


Apparently it was 170 boats, lucky for night rating we were about the 5th boat in so avoided the mad rush. But even with night rated guys now queues are forming.
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Post by: CLS on January 04, 2016, 12:49:00 pm
Tough one on the Dorries mate, all those boats must have made it look like the cuta classic


Apparently it was 170 boats, lucky for night rating we were about the 5th boat in so avoided the mad rush. But even with night rated guys now queues are forming.
We were next out after FFF and first on the ships, ended on 5 for the day.
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Post by: Shaun17 on January 04, 2016, 01:06:05 pm
Nicely done Chris... roll on Sunday  :dor:
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Post by: maganything on January 04, 2016, 01:27:21 pm



We fished off port edward yesterday.
Was the first boat to launch at Glenmore and were at backline at 4:30 am.
We got bait easily off TO strand and head straight out for warm water. I found 26deg purple water on the 80m mark and we started our drift. Current was screaming in a southerly direction at 7km/h. We had no luck in the deep so i started a slow troll with live bait back in toward the 50m. At about 55m we went tight with a nice dorrie, and after a quick fight she was in the hatch. It then went dead.
I moved even shallower to a spot that consistantly produces fish for me, and even though the water was 22 degrees on the inside, we went double up with dorries within 3mins on our first drift. We lost one and as the other was nearing the boat, i pitched a bait at its mate and went tight. Handed the rod to my Dads cousin and the fish shook the hooks. We ended up boating 3 fish and long line releasing a good few. Was awesome to have my ballie and his cousin on the boat and get them some fish!!
Lower South Coast is still my favourite place to fish!! Will be going to target marlin there soon, with 26-27deg water and big drop offs, they must be around!!
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Post by: Shaun17 on January 04, 2016, 01:34:04 pm



We fished off port edward yesterday.
Was the first boat to launch at Glenmore and were at backline at 4:30 am.
We got bait easily off TO strand and head straight out for warm water. I found 26deg purple water on the 80m mark and we started our drift. Current was screaming in a southerly direction at 7km/h. We had no luck in the deep so i started a slow troll with live bait back in toward the 50m. At about 55m we went tight with a nice dorrie, and after a quick fight she was in the hatch. It then went dead.
I moved even shallower to a spot that consistantly produces fish for me, and even though the water was 22 degrees on the inside, we went double up with dorries within 3mins on our first drift. We lost one and as the other was nearing the boat, i pitched a bait at its mate and went tight. Handed the rod to my Dads cousin and the fish shook the hooks. We ended up boating 3 fish and long line releasing a good few. Was awesome to have my ballie and his cousin on the boat and get them some fish!!
Lower South Coast is still my favourite place to fish!! Will be going to target marlin there soon, with 26-27deg water and big drop offs, they must be around!!

If you're going to chase billies in the next 3-4 weeks let me know know... try get down there with Don and Bwana
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Post by: dugong on January 04, 2016, 02:00:06 pm
Well done on the fish guys, Chris I will give you a call about Mauritius fishing sometime soon (I need to find the contact details) we had some good fun on LT with plenty skipjacks(ski boat) some dollies but no marlin on our half day charter.
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Post by: CLS on January 05, 2016, 06:35:44 am
Well done on the fish guys, Chris I will give you a call about Mauritius fishing sometime soon (I need to find the contact details) we had some good fun on LT with plenty skipjacks(ski boat) some dollies but no marlin on our half day charter.
Shot thanks
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Post by: Shaun17 on January 10, 2016, 02:33:56 am
Anyone fishing today? We're going to give it a bash...
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Post by: Happy Dog on January 10, 2016, 07:06:51 am
It should be good
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Post by: dugong on January 11, 2016, 08:26:53 am
Fished on Saturday, visited about 10 FADS and ended up with three dollies :dor:, lost three, including a slab of a fish that wrapped the rope. Also lost what looked like a very big blue marlin :billf: on a live shad dollie bait (knife to a gunfight) and lost a sailfish :sailf: due to operator error :blush: (it won't happen again!!) Nice day on the sea with a nice swim 30kms off Balito with the dolphins :rck" Surprised that there were so few other boats out??
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Post by: Hammer on January 11, 2016, 08:46:11 am
Well done, what a awesome day out mate  (clap)
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Post by: Happy Dog on January 11, 2016, 12:12:41 pm
Launched today and my oldest son Wade got a 9.5 kg yft. Thanks fff for your help today really great help.  :+ cred: :+ cred:  to you
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Post by: Shaun17 on January 11, 2016, 02:00:40 pm
Launched today and my oldest son Wade got a 9.5 kg yft. Thanks fff for your help today really great help.  :+ cred: :+ cred:  to you

Well done chaps, awesome stuff getting the lighties on fish!!
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Post by: shagnrelease on January 11, 2016, 02:09:59 pm
Fished on Saturday, visited about 10 FADS and ended up with three dollies :dor:, lost three, including a slab of a fish that wrapped the rope. Also lost what looked like a very big blue marlin :billf: on a live shad dollie bait (knife to a gunfight) and lost a sailfish :sailf: due to operator error :blush: (it won't happen again!!) Nice day on the sea with a nice swim 30kms off Balito with the dolphins :rck" Surprised that there were so few other boats out??

Hard luck on the dropped fish, did you hook those bills on the fads??
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Post by: dugong on January 11, 2016, 02:16:39 pm
Shag the marlin was 300m from the first fad we went to, we thought it was down(found it afterwards) so did a few drifts in the area......big marlin.......... and TLD 25 :nuts: Sail was in the bush on the way back on the 50m.
Ryan got three blues on Saturday off Tinley, they went all the way up too Tugela!!
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Post by: Shaun17 on January 11, 2016, 02:19:10 pm
Greg, don't you have a conference in Durbs or something this week....
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Post by: shagnrelease on January 11, 2016, 07:20:07 pm
Greg, don't you have a conference in Durbs or something this week....
I wish bud.......hmmmm what's the weather like?
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Post by: shagnrelease on January 11, 2016, 07:21:25 pm
Shag the marlin was 300m from the first fad we went to, we thought it was down(found it afterwards) so did a few drifts in the area......big marlin.......... and TLD 25 :nuts: Sail was in the bush on the way back on the 50m.
Ryan got three blues on Saturday off Tinley, they went all the way up too Tugela!!
I believe so, the tugela banks are lovely bits of structure!!

Did they go up in a sports fisher?
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Post by: dugong on January 11, 2016, 09:29:46 pm
Shag the marlin was 300m from the first fad we went to, we thought it was down(found it afterwards) so did a few drifts in the area......big marlin.......... and TLD 25 :nuts: Sail was in the bush on the way back on the 50m.
Ryan got three blues on Saturday off Tinley, they went all the way up too Tugela!!
I believe so, the tugela banks are lovely bits of structure!!

Did they go up in a sports fisher?
Yes a Citation.
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Post by: Shaun17 on January 12, 2016, 12:03:50 am
Greg, don't you have a conference in Durbs or something this week....
I wish bud.......hmmmm what's the weather like?
Thursday is a cracking day for a conference
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Post by: CLS on January 12, 2016, 06:33:04 am
Fished on Saturday, visited about 10 FADS and ended up with three dollies :dor:, lost three, including a slab of a fish that wrapped the rope. Also lost what looked like a very big blue marlin :billf: on a live shad dollie bait (knife to a gunfight) and lost a sailfish :sailf: due to operator error :blush: (it won't happen again!!) Nice day on the sea with a nice swim 30kms off Balito with the dolphins :rck" Surprised that there were so few other boats out??
great day out pity about the marlin and sailie, windguru got it all wrong that's why I didn't launch on Saturday.  swr swr
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Post by: L Hooker on January 12, 2016, 08:10:01 am
Well done guys, pity about the bills  (clap)
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Post by: Happy Dog on January 12, 2016, 09:27:34 pm
Will be fishing thursday
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Post by: Shaun17 on January 13, 2016, 04:13:43 am
Will be fishing thursday


We'll be out as well, weather looking good  :fshn:
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Post by: shagnrelease on January 13, 2016, 07:41:15 am
Greg, don't you have a conference in Durbs or something this week....
I wish bud.......hmmmm what's the weather like?
Thursday is a cracking day for a conference
We need a mate with a plane!!
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Post by: Happy Dog on January 14, 2016, 03:51:10 pm
Got 3 dorado today. Off durban
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Post by: dugong on January 14, 2016, 03:56:06 pm
Well done, in the bush, trolling lures, livebait, ships???
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Post by: CLS on January 15, 2016, 06:36:36 am
Tomorrow looks like a go  :fshn: :fshn:
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Post by: Shaun17 on January 15, 2016, 10:58:26 am
So after good reports of catches down south i headed down to Shelly to meet up with Mark for a long overdue fish. Plan was to target a bit of everything... dorries, yellowtail, YFT and even maybe a sailie if the fishing Gods allowed.

Had to wait a while to be thrown in, and while waiting got reports that the okes were struggling for bait so we changed game plan and decided to put the plastics out when we got out to our spot. We didn't have any luck so decided to target the bait balls we'd seen moving around... Mark made light work and soon had some quality bait on board (mackies, red eye & small mozzies - really strange for Shelly) and we put out a spread for the dorries. 

Had an enquiry on the TLD25/Vengeance combo so Mark brought the line in and change baits. As he was flicked the bait out, he must have tossed it on the fishes head because the next thing he's passing me a rod telling me he's on. The fish quickly strips the reel so we chase him down and start getting line back. With the slow long pulls, we're both fearing the brown suit but decide to give it a go anyway. Every now and then a head knock gives me a little hope that it isn't a shark.

With that 8ft stick and TLD25, i eventually had to pass the rod to Mark cos i was stuffed. He then returned the favour and passed it back to me a short while later - old age and being unfit is a biatch!! Start boxing this oke and put a little more pressure on him which got him off the bottom. I briefly saw a bit of colour and when Mark sees his licence plate, panic sets in... it's a decent YFT, not a Johnny. I must've had this one in a circle pattern under the boat for another 10 minutes but couldn't get that leader through the top eye... that 8ft stick killed me. Mark took over again and fought hard for probably anther 10 min before we got him within gaffing range. High 5's all around... a good YFT, but an epic battle!!!

We tried a bit of jigging thereafter and had a few bumps but no hookups. We then went onto the chum on the southern pinnacle with 2 livies on the surface but the sharks pulled in and cleaned us up. Mark did hook one bonnie with the Tiagra and winched that one onto deck so quickly i don't think the fish knew it was hooked  

Lekker day out, got back to the club to see that nobody else had caught so was quite chuffed to have got something. Fished weighed in at 25kg.


P.S. There are photos of Mark holding it too... i just don't have them... but i think i look better holding it anyway!!
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Post by: L Hooker on January 15, 2016, 12:16:41 pm
Lekker Shaun congrats a very nice YFT
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Post by: CLS on January 15, 2016, 12:18:20 pm
Nice Shaun well done, you fishing Durban tomorrow. ??

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Post by: Shaun17 on January 15, 2016, 12:53:16 pm
Nice Shaun well done, you fishing Durban tomorrow. ??

Would love to but no crew so going to service tackle and Polish the boat...
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Post by: Bwana on January 15, 2016, 12:57:05 pm
Lekker report Shaun and thanks for a lekker day on the water. That tunny was on steroids - epic battle! Can't believe it didn't get taxed, but team Scouse came out on tops!
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Post by: dugong on January 15, 2016, 02:55:50 pm
Nice slab of fish that, well done guys. :rck"
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Post by: Adrian on January 15, 2016, 02:59:41 pm
Well done guys :yft:
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Post by: dodger on January 15, 2016, 05:59:51 pm
It's nice to get a rev from a big gas bottle, the TLD25 can take a lot of sh1t and depending on line normally handles a lot of stuff


Richard boated a 27kg off of Rocky Bay many years ago with Daiwa LD50H, loaded with 10kg line and it took 35 mins to get it to the boat and it nearly pulled me in with the gaff :toppie: :hehe: , but Richard  was finished when we got the gas bottle on board, they really are tough competitors.
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Post by: borntofish on January 21, 2016, 06:45:23 pm
Hi guys,
I will be fishing this sunday from durbs hoping to try around the ships... never done this before so any tips would be great. have there been any fish around the ships lately? thanks
tight lines

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Post by: Capt. Hook on January 22, 2016, 06:39:05 am
Hi guys,
I will be fishing this sunday from durbs hoping to try around the ships... never done this before so any tips would be great. have there been any fish around the ships lately? thanks
tight lines
There is usually Dorado and Wahoo around the ships, depends on the current, if its screaming there will be no fish around the ships as a rule. Take care when close to a ship especially when the swell is up as you don't want a swell to push you into it.
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Post by: Shaun17 on January 22, 2016, 11:39:34 am
We'll be launching out of Port Edward tomorrow together with the boys on Scott-no-fish to try entice one of our pointy nosed friends...

First time for me launching there...

 :billf:
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Post by: Adrian on January 22, 2016, 08:11:25 pm
Good luck bud :billf:
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Post by: Adrian on January 22, 2016, 08:15:22 pm
check out my vid i made.
https://youtu.be/irXHXZLZrSc (https://youtu.be/irXHXZLZrSc)
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Post by: Shaun17 on January 24, 2016, 05:30:17 pm
check out my vid i made.
https://youtu.be/irXHXZLZrSc (https://youtu.be/irXHXZLZrSc)


Lekker video Adrian, keep giving those South Coast fish horns bud!! Those sharks were quiet for a while but seem to have come back with a vengeance!!


I need to take more underwater footage...
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Post by: Shaun17 on January 24, 2016, 05:50:27 pm
So for several weeks now, Scott and I have been hatching a plan to target a marlin off what appeared to be some awesome structure down the South Coast. With Scott being familiar to these waters, we tucked in behind and just tagged along. Several messages back and forth during the week confirming weather forecasts which only seemed to improve as the week progressed had us chomping at the bit... it also had me frequenting tackle shops and having tackle sent on overnight delivery... thanks again Sheldon.


(http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/MGalleryItem.php?id=2806)

After reading the thread on tag lines, i decided to add tag lines to my riggers and also fitted hal-locks. Spread patterns were played with and tweaked, hooks sharpened and rods prepped. I had Shag on speed dial overtime i had a question or concern and at one stage he even let a work meeting interfere with these discussions.

So at 1:45am yesterday morning we left Hillcrest with the Scouse on tow and made our way down to Glenmore. We took a slow cruise and met up with Scott, Brad and Leon at the club at about 4:20. Final preps were done and we launched without too much fuss.

Early on we had a few Gremlins in the Raymarine system so had to stick close to Scott-no-fish to make sure we were fishing the right areas... what a blessing in disguise this proved to be!! After getting to the drop-offs, we began pulling lures about 800m behind Scott and just off to the starboard.

Spread
Short Corner - Sweet 16 (large)
Long Corner - Bobby Brown
Short Rigger - Pakula Sprocket
Long Rigger - Iland Express
Shotgun - Sweet 16

(http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/MGalleryItem.php?id=2810)

Water was a beautiful blue purple and around 26.8 degrees. Just after 7am Scott called over the VHF to say that they'd had a marlin in their spread which didn't stick. Not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, we asked if we tuck in on his line and see if we could entice a strike. As we came up on that patch, i watch the Tiagra rod bend and shouted to Don he was about to go just as the elastic on the Shagstix tagline popped and the Tiagra 50 screamed to life. Don grabbed the rod while i worked to clear all the lines with Don's brother Allan (new to game fishing) at the helm (we'd chatted beforehand about who was to do what in the event of a strike which eliminated a lot of chaos). The fish pulled about 250-300m of string but never once breached which had us believing he was into a decent YFT.


(http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/MGalleryItem.php?id=2807)


15 minutes into the fight, Don went soft cock on us and started complaining of cramp... we laughed and "motivated" him to carry on pressing the fish. There was also a bit of motivation over the VHF from the boys on Scott-no-fish hahahaha. Some of the suffering was due to Don not sizing up the Black Magic beforehand as suggested by the extremely knowledgeable Skipper #justsaying

Anyway, i digress... so a short while later Don starts making progress and we get the fish below the boat before it moves away and begins surfacing and shows a longer, more slender body than a YFT. Without a single breach, we're still in doubt as to it being a billie and i still have gaff in hand until Allan sees that distinctive sickle come out the water. A little screaming like girls, a little panic and a lot more attention has us all focussed on what we need to do to get Don his first marlin and the first marlin on Scouse African.


(http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/MGalleryItem.php?id=2808)

I start leadering the fish when it decides it wants to gives us one more go, breaching and klapping the Shagstix on the way. It peels a little line and we start again, remembering Shags advise to let the fish go if it's still green. When we leader the fish this time, it gives a few head shakes (Shag's instructions - stiff arms, don't let go). Eventually it calms down, we remove the hook and get a few k*K photos. The fish swims away strongly with High 5's and hugs all around...


(http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/MGalleryItem.php?id=2809)

ILAND EXPRESS BABY!!!


Been fishing with Don for over 25 years so was really magic to share this experience with him.

We then carried on pulling plastics until about 1:30 in the hope that we could get another billie. The signs were encouraging with interest shown in both the short and long corners as well as a marlin breaching just in front of us, but unfortunately there were to be no more.

Whilst trolling we came across what i ID'd this morning as a Giant Oceanic Manta Ray. First sight i called a whale... it was that big, easily the size of my boat. What an incredible creature!!

We met Scott backline before beaching who so kindly lent us his flags (we're not used to this... yet). With flags flying, we proudly hit the beach.

(http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/MGalleryItem.php?id=2811)


(http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/MGalleryItem.php?id=2813)


(http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/MGalleryItem.php?id=2812)

Big thanks again to Scott, Shag, Sheldon... what a magic day!! Looking forward to heading down south again soon and doing it again.
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Post by: Bwana on January 24, 2016, 06:03:33 pm
Well done Shaun, Don, Scott and the rest of the boys. Great report and a great result!  :rck"


Don congrats on your first marlin  :billf: [size=78%] [/size]
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Post by: colin on January 24, 2016, 08:13:43 pm
 :cgrts: :udman: :toppie:
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Post by: Danger Don on January 24, 2016, 08:28:24 pm
Thanks Mark. Was awesome to catch.many more for scouse to come. :billf:
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Post by: Hammer on January 24, 2016, 08:33:59 pm
Well done Gentleman, that's awesome.  (clap)
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Post by: FFF on January 25, 2016, 07:02:47 am
Well done guys.  :happ: :happ: :happ:
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Post by: Capt. Hook on January 25, 2016, 07:25:11 am
Well done on the  :billf: you have worked hard for that
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Post by: Big Van on January 25, 2016, 07:53:40 am
Congrats on the billy and respect for the release! Nice report and photos.
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Post by: John F on January 25, 2016, 07:57:46 am
Congrats Shaun and Don! Well done!
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Post by: dugong on January 25, 2016, 08:08:20 am
Nothing better than getting what you target!! :rck" :rck" :rck"
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Post by: glynnkent on January 25, 2016, 08:12:46 am
Well done on the Marlin!


Well worth the effort after waking up at that ungodly hour!


 :billf:
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Post by: Prego on January 25, 2016, 08:58:55 am
Congrats Shaun and Don  :billf:


Nice video Adrian some great fishing down south  :udman:
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Post by: L Hooker on January 25, 2016, 01:12:00 pm
Awesome congrats guys  (clap)
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Post by: Mal Hannes on January 25, 2016, 01:36:04 pm
Very well done!!!

A :billf: :billf: :billf:

Nicely done and even better written.
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Post by: tkei on January 25, 2016, 01:58:03 pm
Well done guys. Awesome  :billf:
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Post by: CLS on January 25, 2016, 02:07:16 pm
Well done guys awesome
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Post by: dodger on January 25, 2016, 02:41:21 pm
well done guys a fantastic  :billf:
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on January 25, 2016, 02:54:53 pm
Nice one Shaun and team Scouse.
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Post by: Nikao on January 29, 2016, 11:27:02 am
Launched today with Francoir a French pilot working for Emarits Airlines.. he called me yesterday morning to book a trip for today.  we launched at 6:45 and made our waybout to the North to work the ships for a few hours as he has to be back by 12:30 to head back to the airport to fly back to Dubi.. in any case water temps where good butni found loads of rubbish close to Durbs but once we made it out to the ships the water was much better. we worked around two or 3 ships with nothing.. then on the 4th ship we saw the dorries so we made a quick turn and as we ran up the port side our first rod was away.. followed by the second rod both screaming away with so fantastic acrobastic.. Francoir strapped on a bucked and got to work on the first fish... which turned out to be the female about 7kg but she gave him a good rev.. after baoting her and a quick pic we started on thr second line. and Francior made short work of the bull about 10kg.. after a couple of hi 5s Francoir was ready to head back. so we reset the spread and made out way back workingnomea couple of reefs and ledges on the way..  about 10min later we had the one rigger clip go.. i looked back only to see a small pointy face casing the lure.. but was not commited so i dropped back the lure and tried to entice a solid strick.. when all hell broke loose.. a second Bill showed its self and smashed the short corner making the reel scream to life. .. however the first of the 2 was still messing around with the lure.. so after i strapped Franηois in and let him start on the first one . i went back to sort out the second who by this time had decided to snack the lure properly and also screamed away...so 2 hook ups and two on the boat. .. while Francoir was fighting the first i was just keeping the second on the line so he could have a proper back to back work out... but is was not to be as i leadered the first sailfish.. the second made a solid run and jumped and snapped/Burnt us off... was a pitty.  in any case we got some video and pics of the first while trying to revive it... i spent the better part of 30min trying to get some sign on life but saidly it was not to be so i had to make the difficult call to boat the fish and bring her home was a bitter sweet moment. after that we packed up and headed back.. Sailie weighed inat 15.kg.. not a bad morning on the water. will be posting the other vids and pics later
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Post by: dodger on January 29, 2016, 12:08:36 pm
Nice one Richard, sad about the demise of the Saily, but these things do happen
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Post by: Hammer on January 29, 2016, 02:08:58 pm
Well done Rich, awesome day out mate.
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Post by: dugong on January 29, 2016, 02:22:04 pm
Well done :rck" looks bigger than 15kg's though :dunno:
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Post by: Mal Hannes on January 29, 2016, 04:16:38 pm
 So good to see a few billfish come out.

Well done Richard.

Sounds like a great morning.
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Post by: Nikao on January 29, 2016, 08:42:16 pm
Well done :rck" looks bigger than 15kg's though :dunno:

I originally thought so to based on lenght but was very lean. but actually weighed in at 15.55kg on the scales at the club
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Post by: Adrian on February 03, 2016, 10:01:42 pm
Well done!!
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Post by: Timothy Scriven on February 04, 2016, 05:18:20 am
Congrats Rich.
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Post by: CLS on February 04, 2016, 07:04:18 am
Hopefully the weather allows a launch this weekend. :fshn: :fshn:
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Post by: borntofish on February 04, 2016, 09:12:36 pm
so far it looks pretty good, hopefully get a couple :dor: and :yft:
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Post by: CLS on February 08, 2016, 12:58:17 pm
 I launched before light on Saturday only to be met with monster waved crashing over South Pier, tried south for snoek but the sea was too big, I then tried for a couta but sea 22deg and green, ended up fighting a monster grey for 45min, got it next to the boat all 3m plus, held vas and broke it off, that was my morning.
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Post by: Peter Gordon on February 08, 2016, 02:16:58 pm
Hey Chris, at least you got out there :rck"
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Post by: Bwana on February 09, 2016, 09:42:56 am
Sounds like a tough day at the office Chris.


Not much better down here the sea has been HUGE this past week and to make matters worse it's reverse current so the gamefish are missing. Seen one or two nice bottom fish coming out including a 20kg cracker over the past weekend for the guys who braved the massive swell.


Will be fishing Umkomaas Interclub next weekend so praying for the sea to settle and warm up for a few  :wahoo: :cout: :dor: :yft: :sailf:
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Post by: Shaun17 on February 10, 2016, 05:11:10 am


Will be fishing Umkomaas Interclub next weekend so praying for the sea to settle and warm up for a few  :wahoo: :cout: :dor: :yft: :sailf:

All the best for the Interclub bud...  :fshn:
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Post by: CLS on March 29, 2016, 11:03:52 am
I launched Friday morning in the dark got some bait then tried for snoek, managed one then tried for a couta without luck, was testing the new CID shiver stick on my 7' Amia heavy and stradic 5000 when a 14.5kg tunny decided to latch on, great fight almost got stripped twice but managed to get it on board. great day out.
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Post by: Bwana on March 29, 2016, 11:59:06 am
I launched Friday morning in the dark got some bait then tried for snoek, managed one then tried for a couta without luck, was testing the new CID shiver stick on my 7' Amia heavy and stradic 5000 when a 14.5kg tunny decided to latch on, great fight almost got stripped twice but managed to get it on board. great day out.


 (clap) Awesome Chris that must have been a jol on the light gear!


Down south we have been experiencing the most unbelievable couta run that I've seen in many years. The average size fish over the past 3 week period has been between 16-20kg and I reckon that over 30 have been caught over the easter weekend alone! It is a sign that the large bait balls that have been around here for the past 6 months have pulled in these fish and kept them fat and happy. We fished on Friday and got one of 20.8kg and my mates fished the weekend and ended up with one of 19.5kg and 28kg respectively! Here are some pics from the various boats on the weekend:


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Post by: Bwana on March 29, 2016, 12:00:06 pm
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Post by: John F on March 29, 2016, 12:25:16 pm
I launched Friday morning in the dark got some bait then tried for snoek, managed one then tried for a couta without luck, was testing the new CID shiver stick on my 7' Amia heavy and stradic 5000 when a 14.5kg tunny decided to latch on, great fight almost got stripped twice but managed to get it on board. great day out.

Well done!!!! Great catch on that setup!
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Post by: John F on March 29, 2016, 12:26:30 pm
Nice crocs Mark!
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Post by: MichaelK on March 29, 2016, 12:45:30 pm
What comp did they have at Hibberedene ski boat club last weekend.


When i drove past there this morning i saw the remnants of the prize giving (advertising flags, chairs and plenty beer cans lol)
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Post by: Bwana on March 29, 2016, 12:52:20 pm
They held a small gamefish competition with a few cash prizes
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Post by: MichaelK on March 29, 2016, 01:00:06 pm
i entered the DSBC comp last week thursday and was given Yamaha 136.


I cant believe that there are so few entrys this year, in previous years they went up to 500 boats.


This year the number of boats has been reduced to 400 though.


Are you boys fishing the comp this year?
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Post by: dugong on March 29, 2016, 01:52:29 pm
Well done guys!! :rck"
 :envy :-( :-( :-( :-( :-(
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Post by: CLS on March 29, 2016, 03:21:34 pm
Some nice fish there well done, you lucky the sharks are not around, wish they would swim North for some exercise
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Post by: Gords on March 30, 2016, 06:51:34 pm
Hi all , been a long time since i been on the water. Looks like the fishing is god down there. Was in Rbay last week and wind is howling
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on March 30, 2016, 08:06:54 pm
Howzit Gords, yeah weather been up and down, Guru messing everyone around, but their are gaps this weekend.
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Post by: Happy Dog on April 04, 2016, 01:33:12 pm
Launched yesterday for some snoek and bottom fish. Troy caught an awesome Troy fish!!!! He hooked himself withna clarke spoon on the rod in the holder. Very unlucky accident. Hevis ok as dr removed the hook.
 And yes it was released.
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Post by: dugong on April 04, 2016, 01:40:37 pm
 Eish not nice, hope he is ok :shk Good to see you yesterday, I was trying to tell you to come over, there was a bait ball getting whacked by shad and bonnies - great fun for the lighties with a spinning rod and a sprat spoon, I thought you were gapping it because of the wind.
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Post by: Happy Dog on April 04, 2016, 01:49:04 pm
Thank you for trying to call, would have loved to have joined in. As you can see was heading back for casualty.
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Post by: CLS on May 23, 2016, 11:39:13 am
Anyone fish the weekend ??
I managed to launch Sunday and found a few snoek lurking on the backline  :craz: w;k
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Post by: Fishlus Mark on May 24, 2016, 11:33:43 am
We managed Sunday, lost a bus, wire bitten off.
Jakala$ got a couta of 22kg on Saturday and a 15 on Sunday drifting a mac.
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Post by: dugong on May 24, 2016, 12:02:35 pm
Good to hear, fishing where?
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Post by: Fishlus Mark on May 25, 2016, 08:16:10 am
Umhloti area
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Post by: Fishlus Mark on May 25, 2016, 08:18:07 am
All the couta coming out are all over 10kg
I think even Bluff is producing?
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Post by: Gords on May 25, 2016, 08:20:02 am
Howzit , we down from 1st to 5th. Hope we have some decent weather.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on May 30, 2016, 09:27:01 am
Well, after being off the water for 4 months, FFF got the boat running again and Saturday with weather looking absolute pearler, FFF, FFF jnr and myself could not resist the tempation of being on the big blue. We were at the club at 05h30 and by 05h50 all ready to go, looked around the parking lot and it was like the festival except all boats were in the parking lot.

We struggled for bait around the corner, managed 2 mozzies and a pike, then decided we will get bait on our journey South near shark nets, on route we spotted Dolphins, i pitched a bait and not long game was on, after + - 10min tackle failure and we lost a beeg Tuna (thats how the game goes). Anyways we puzzled most the day caught a handful of reef dwellers so fresh fish for the pan. FFF Jnr spotted Tuna surfacing and FFF Snr put a mozzie out and not long after zzzz game was on again, after a nice decent little fight FFF had a nice 20 kilo tuna on deck, not long after called it quits and time for a few cold ones and were back on beach by 14h00.

Great to be on the water again, was a awesome day, conditions were too good, water temp was 21/22, crystal clear water.
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Post by: Bwana on May 30, 2016, 09:41:33 am
Well done gents sounds like a great day on the water  (clap)


The south coast keeps on trucking with some serious couta this season. Some local old salts came right off Port Edward with 8 croc couta and a bus kingie! Biggest couta went 35kg. PJ Botha also found the bus ambers off Shelly, he got 5 over the weekend all on bonnies:
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Post by: REEFMAN on May 30, 2016, 09:43:13 am
Nice report Umpa and Bwana!  :+ cred:
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on May 30, 2016, 09:50:14 am
Lekker Mark, eeish those ambers must have been arm stretching to the limits. Also very decent Couta. (clap)
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Post by: dugong on May 30, 2016, 10:10:53 am
Nice fish guys, eish I wish those couta would make an appearance around here, tried again for 3 hrs!! What a pearler of a day Saturday, not even enough wind to push a drift!!
Also found the biggest pod of dolphins I have seen in a long time, the wife was out with the camera.........I had other ideas :hnthnt:
After pitching a mozzie I got her onto her PB and first YFT (now she has caught everything except billfish)!!  After plenty moaning and bitching(as women do w;k) and wanting to give me the rod we landed this 20kg slab!!
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Post by: maganything on May 30, 2016, 12:12:41 pm
managed this yellowfin off Richards bay on the 1000m yesterday. A PB for me...
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Post by: MichaelK on May 30, 2016, 12:20:09 pm
Nice one Scott, some details mate
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Post by: Peter Gordon on May 30, 2016, 12:21:52 pm
Awesome stuff there peoples (clap) Very nice fish that Scott :rck"
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Post by: dugong on May 30, 2016, 12:55:55 pm
Nice Scott, what a cow!! What was it 70??
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Post by: Hammer on May 30, 2016, 01:06:54 pm
Great that you guys are back on the water Ant and Denzil.

Nice to some decent Tuna coming out of DBN, Nice big monster there Scott.
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Post by: Adrian on May 30, 2016, 08:55:26 pm
Fished off Pennington on Saturday and had some good times and some horrible ones.



Got through the shorie got some bait and headed to the grounds to fish. On the way there we had the one motor seize on us so while seeing what we could do i put out a trapstick with a mozzie and noticed some bonnies surfacing and put a spoon amongst them and went vas!

Pinned him and sent him looking for a wahoo or a cuda to snack on him. While letting it out the rod with a mozzie went away and straight after the rod in my had took off.

The one one the spinning stick dropped the bait, and mine carried on peeling line.

After a grueling 30-45min fight on 12kg line we boated a tuna of 32kgs! Excellent start to the day!

So we put lines in and pulled plastics to the fishing grounds and went vas with a screamer! Hannah proceeded to boat a wahoo of 19kgs! It soon died off after that . We got two screams on the live bonnie witch we think could of been more wahoo but they just missed the hooks slicing the tail off. We then climbed onto a mates boat and all had a safe beaching.
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Post by: REEFMAN on May 31, 2016, 06:54:13 am
Brilliant Adrian!  (clap)
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Post by: maganything on May 31, 2016, 07:20:53 am
Nice Scott, what a cow!! What was it 70??

79.5kg bled , when we boated it I thought 65kg maybe, so was stoked when it nearly hit 80!
caught on the 1000m off Richards bay on and ilander
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Post by: maganything on May 31, 2016, 07:21:20 am

good going Adrian! some very nice fishing! well done!
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Post by: Bwana on May 31, 2016, 09:15:40 am
Well done Scott that is an absolute ripper of a yellowfin  :rck"


Congrats Adrian those are some quality fish there, thanks for the report  :+ cred:
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Post by: FFF on June 23, 2016, 07:33:49 pm
Been a bit busy lately but we fished the DSBC junior comp. The sea was very lumpy early so we fished close. Sea started to settle so decided to run down to Toti. Fishing was hard but caught a couple of nice bottoms. Kieran caught his first Yellowbelly but it came up 5cm short just 55cm, Was a very nice fish. I fished on a friends boat as our boat is off the water again. He had hopes that I would put his son on a proper fish. Anyway things turned out like he hoped and his son Josh caught his first YFT, That is the reason I fish, Josh was so happy and the smile so big.
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Post by: Bwana on June 24, 2016, 07:48:15 am
Awesome result Ant! Thats a decent YFT for a lightie  :rck"
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Post by: FFF on July 12, 2016, 06:51:11 pm
Well Kieran got selected to fish for DSBC juniors at the Mapalane Junior interclub this last weekend.
I Drove him up on the Friday evening and met up with his 2 team mates Luke and Chad.
At the briefing they said it was one of the best supported they had with 16 Teams fishing.
DSBC were fishing on Hilton the Commodores boat and it was Kierans first surf launch and could see he was nervous, Anyway they had a great launch and off they went. Left me sitting on the beach waiting for the 14:00 lines up and beaching. They were the last boat to beach and when I spotted them could see the flags flying showing they had caught a sail fish.Kieran could not contain himself and jumped off the boat telling me he had caught a Sailfish. They estimated the fish at 35kg and took the little man an hour and five minutes to land. A great achievement for a 10 year old. Shame he was so Happy. Chad had also caught a kingfish so they were in the running for first place.
Day 2 lines up was 13:00 and when they beached I new they had done well, Luke had caught 2 Couta and a YFT and Chad A YFT so they had done well on both days and ended up coming first overall. They each received a really nice trophy. Kieran went to sleep with it lol.
The camera with the pic of Kierans Sailie had water on and the lens and are not the best and I am waiting to get them from Hilton and shall post them when I receive them.
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Post by: Lofty on July 12, 2016, 06:56:26 pm
well done,congrats to your son... :cgrts:
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on July 13, 2016, 06:48:09 am
 :happ: (clap) :cgrts: :win:  Kieran my main man.
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Post by: REEFMAN on July 13, 2016, 06:51:39 am
Fantastic!! Congrats to your boys FFF!  :cgrts: Well done, you must be very proud!
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Post by: Ettienne on July 13, 2016, 08:31:47 am
Excellent! :cgrts: (clap) (clap) (clap)
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Post by: dugong on July 13, 2016, 08:45:13 am
Brilliant!!!! :rck" :rck" :rck" (clap) :cgrts:
Well done Kieran, and to dad for making it happen!! :+ cred:
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Post by: MichaelK on July 13, 2016, 10:30:05 am
Fantastic Anthony, you must be a very proud father.


Credit must also be given to Hilton for his good skippering and putting the young men on their fish.  (clap) :win:
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Post by: Bwana on July 13, 2016, 10:42:20 am
Congrats Ant and Kieran what a fantastic result! It is truly a special place to fish nice to see them doing well there  (clap)
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Post by: Happy Dog on July 13, 2016, 11:19:42 am
Well done Ant. Guess you going tk have to listen to Kieran on the boat now!
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Post by: Angler21 on July 13, 2016, 01:10:29 pm
Well done to your son and his mates
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Post by: L Hooker on July 13, 2016, 02:36:32 pm
Awesome well done (clap)
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Post by: CLS on July 13, 2016, 03:23:01 pm
Well done to Kieran and the team as well as the skipper and dads, great achievement.  :win: :win: :win: :cgrts:
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Post by: Adrian on July 27, 2016, 08:58:19 pm
https://youtu.be/E7spZu4tcBM


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Post by: dugong on July 27, 2016, 09:54:11 pm
Nice.......just don't show it to Anthony Keidis  :hnthnt: :hnthnt:
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Post by: CLS on July 29, 2016, 08:39:08 am
Hopefully after all the rains and some rivers breaking their banks we may see an improvement in the fishing  :dunno: :dunno:
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Post by: dugong on July 29, 2016, 09:00:40 am
Agree Chris, the big cycles that I believe in just don't seem to be turning fast enough!! :-( :dunno: :dunno:
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Post by: borntofish on August 03, 2016, 05:07:38 pm
So... Launched tday at public slipway as there were no tractor drivers at dsbc, headed out towards harbour mouth and before i could even think about radioing port controll i found muself doing a big u turn back into the bay...sea was on its head! So fished around the bay a bit, anyone rlse found themselves doing this today?
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Post by: CLS on August 04, 2016, 10:19:39 am
So... Launched tday at public slipway as there were no tractor drivers at dsbc, headed out towards harbour mouth and before i could even think about radioing port controll i found muself doing a big u turn back into the bay...sea was on its head! So fished around the bay a bit, anyone rlse found themselves doing this today?
Saw the sea conditions on Tuesday afternoon and decided a sleep in would be the better option.
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Post by: CLS on August 05, 2016, 09:19:26 am
Tomorrow looking good, see you on the water  :fshn: :fshn: :fshn:
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Post by: dugong on August 05, 2016, 09:27:01 am
Stuff on tomorrow so its Sunday for me :rck"
I will give you a shout tomorrow afternoon to see whats what :hnthnt:
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Post by: borntofish on August 05, 2016, 11:38:27 am
Ya tomorrow and sunday look like stunners :tite
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Post by: FFF on August 05, 2016, 12:13:15 pm
Well Strike Craft is fixed so we will be out on the weekend. :happ: :happ: :happ:
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Post by: Mal Hannes on August 05, 2016, 01:59:40 pm
Enjoy the weekend you lucky fish! !!
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Post by: Happy Dog on August 06, 2016, 06:11:27 am
Tight lines guys
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Post by: FFF on August 08, 2016, 02:06:03 pm
So we got the boat back on the water Saturday. Denzil Kieran and myself. Managed to get some bait pretty easily and went out to the deep wrecks to try for a Bek. The showing were not good and after a couple of down at 139m we gave up and decided to go see if we could find some bottom fish in the shallower marks.
We managed a couple of nice fish so good to be back on the water again. Kieran caught a very nice catface and lost a real bus. Still has to perfect his back winding when you get a proper fish on with the KP, but he is getting there.
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Post by: Umpa Lumpa on August 08, 2016, 02:26:22 pm
 :fshn: :fshn:  Good to have the salt flowing through the veins again. Shot dot.
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Post by: dugong on August 08, 2016, 03:19:37 pm
Nice fish boys, we went whale watching, got some nice pics and videos!!
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Post by: dugong on August 08, 2016, 03:24:14 pm
Oh, and we pulled some raps for about 15kms and got some frigate mackerel/tuna.
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Post by: FFF on August 08, 2016, 03:42:15 pm
Nice pics DB. There are a lot of whales around. We had a couple really close to us a few times.
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Post by: Bwana on August 10, 2016, 12:44:05 pm
So we got the boat back on the water Saturday. Denzil Kieran and myself. Managed to get some bait pretty easily and went out to the deep wrecks to try for a Bek. The showing were not good and after a couple of down at 139m we gave up and decided to go see if we could find some bottom fish in the shallower marks.
We managed a couple of nice fish so good to be back on the water again. Kieran caught a very nice catface and lost a real bus. Still has to perfect his back winding when you get a proper fish on with the KP, but he is getting there.


Nice going chaps!!  :rck"
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Post by: CLS on August 10, 2016, 02:42:31 pm
Also fished Saturday and managed a few nice sized rubber lips, the whales were harassing us on the 50m mark and we eventually had to leave, three times it followed us with its calf, they came as close as 15m to the boat so I decided to move.
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Post by: FFF on August 10, 2016, 04:13:00 pm
Well after catching a few nice bottoms on Saturday and Tuesday being the holiday we decided to try our luck again.
Woke up and the wind was puffing a bit still and the sea did not look so we decided to do a later launch.
Eventually launched at about 9:30 and struggled for bait, only seemed to be shad around.
Went bottom fishing and caught a few fish. Kieran caught a really nice Five fingers, have never seen them this big before.
Anyway was nice to be out on the water again.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: borntofish on August 10, 2016, 08:35:34 pm
Saw strike craft leaving vetchies on tues🎣Nice fish bever seen them that size before🐟!
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: FFF on August 11, 2016, 08:14:06 pm
Saw strike craft leaving vetchies on tues🎣Nice fish bever seen them that size before🐟!
Next time you see us come say hello.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: borntofish on August 12, 2016, 10:58:37 am
Would have but was paddling and a bit far away... Just close enough to see boats name🐠Next time though🎣
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on August 12, 2016, 01:33:34 pm
See you on the water tomorrow  :fshn: :fshn: :fshn:
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: borntofish on August 12, 2016, 02:34:41 pm
See you on the water tomorrow  :fshn: :fshn: :fshn:
I wish😦 Wont be out tomorrow but gud luck and tight lines🎣🎣🎣🎣🎣
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: dugong on August 17, 2016, 03:05:41 pm
Anyone fishing the Garrick comp?? Looks like its going to be a bit breezy but I think I might give it a bash.......never caught a Garrick from the boat :dunno:
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Post by: Fishlus Mark on August 18, 2016, 11:13:04 am
Wet and windy ???  eish, might give it a skip.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: FFF on August 18, 2016, 02:34:25 pm
Garrick Comp is postponed, When its on I think we will give it a go.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on August 19, 2016, 10:27:51 am
Garrick Comp is postponed, When its on I think we will give it a go.
Great idea Ant, lets all enter this year, will put on my big boy speedo  :hehe: :hehe:
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: dugong on August 19, 2016, 12:15:54 pm
Garrick Comp is postponed, When its on I think we will give it a go.

Seems like they may have cancelled too soon, it looks like it might be ok to fish??
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Hammer on August 19, 2016, 02:09:24 pm
I am launching tomorrow, I need to test my rebuilt boat and new motors.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: dugong on August 19, 2016, 02:28:00 pm
What have you had done??
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Hammer on August 19, 2016, 02:33:00 pm
New foam and deck and new Yami F70's
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: FFF on September 26, 2016, 02:57:12 pm
Well the weather has not been nice in Durban for a while. Every weekend the wind blows and we don't go fishing.
Friday afternoon the wind was predicted to blow Saturday morning getting less during the day so I convinced Denzil to launch sat morning.
We were at the club early and had a easy launch with no wind at all.(It was supposed to be blowing so I was very happy)
Managed to get some nice mackerel and put out a live bait while Denzil and Kieran were catching us some bait.
The stick went away and Denzil managed a nice 8Kg Yft so high fives with a great start.
Moved south to try around Coopers but the Shad were a pest so moved to another mark.
First down Bottom fishing now and Denzil went Tight, he had a great fish on and managed to get his First Bek so Big smiles.
The NE came up and we headed back earlier than expected but caught a few nice Fish
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Prego on September 26, 2016, 03:03:52 pm
Very Nice Ant and Big D  :cgrts: and thanks for the update
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Hammer on September 26, 2016, 03:16:39 pm
Very nice Boy's, nothing like being on the water and coming home with fish  (clap) (clap)



PS Ant, wouldn't Denzel let you have a turn on the rod  :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst:
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on September 27, 2016, 10:29:24 am
Well done guys, I made the wrong call and didn't go, so was super grumpy when I heard the guys got some fish  :fshn: :fshn:
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: MichaelK on September 27, 2016, 10:40:02 am
I'm having my boats COF done this friday, so should see you guys on the water soon. Weather looks shocking for this coming weekend.
Nice fish there Denzil  (clap)
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: dugong on September 27, 2016, 03:19:53 pm
Nice fish boys, I see a couple of sailys came out over the weekend and some very nice snoek were landed last week during the week :rck"
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: L Hooker on September 27, 2016, 03:21:43 pm
Nice catches chaps (clap)
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Shaun17 on September 27, 2016, 03:47:33 pm
Nice fish boys, I see a couple of sailys came out over the weekend and some very nice snoek were landed last week during the week :rck"

Any idea where the sailys came out?? Home next week... hint hint
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: dugong on September 27, 2016, 03:52:43 pm
Nice fish boys, I see a couple of sailys came out over the weekend and some very nice snoek were landed last week during the week :rck"

Any idea where the sailys came out?? Home next week... hint hint
I know of two for sure but have heard of another two and one lost?? :dunno: The one was just inside No.1 by a jetski and another on the 50m off the Bluff.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: deepblu on September 27, 2016, 04:19:53 pm
I am launching tomorrow, I need to test my rebuilt boat and new motors.

Mike you still got the sailfish ?
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Shaun17 on September 27, 2016, 04:27:10 pm
I am launching tomorrow, I need to test my rebuilt boat and new motors.

Mike you still got the sailfish ?

Mike's boat is anything but that rubbish... been built proper now!!

Shot for the info on the Sailys DG...
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: FFF on September 27, 2016, 04:36:11 pm
I'm having my boats COF done this friday, so should see you guys on the water soon. Weather looks shocking for this coming weekend.
Nice fish there Denzil  (clap)
Sunday is going to be a great day for fishing,
Just got to get the wife to take Kieran to Cricket them im sorted
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: deepblu on September 27, 2016, 09:34:53 pm
I am launching tomorrow, I need to test my rebuilt boat and new motors.

Mike you still got the sailfish ?
7
Mike's boat is anything but that rubbish... been built proper now!!


 :thmsup"
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on October 05, 2016, 11:51:50 am
I'm having my boats COF done this friday, so should see you guys on the water soon. Weather looks shocking for this coming weekend.
Nice fish there Denzil  (clap)
Sunday is going to be a great day for fishing,
Just got to get the wife to take Kieran to Cricket them im sorted
Thanks for the ride on Saturday Ant, pity the fish had lockjaw but anyway was a great day on the water, at least we saw a lot of whales  w;k
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Happy Dog on October 16, 2016, 07:50:02 am
Snuck out for a mid week launch, an got this baby. A pb of 25.5kg. Thanks to Greg F for all the help.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Timothy Scriven on October 16, 2016, 07:29:35 pm
Very nice Yellow Tail in your yellow jacket HD!
Well done on the pb.

Those mid week launches when there are no other boats around, are the best.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Umpa Lumpa on October 17, 2016, 06:39:25 am
 :yft: (clap) :rck" Well done HD
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: dugong on October 17, 2016, 08:01:10 am
 :envy :cgrts: :cgrts: (clap)   Details??
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on October 18, 2016, 02:56:02 pm
Well done, its about time you caught something  :hehe:
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: CLS on October 21, 2016, 09:40:32 am
Tomorrow looking fishable, see you on the water  :fshn: :fshn: :fshn:
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Adrian on October 26, 2016, 10:55:26 am
Been having some amazing fishing off Shelly lately.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: REEFMAN on October 26, 2016, 11:00:57 am
Nice Geet!!  :shk (clap)
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Adrian on October 26, 2016, 11:36:37 am
Some tuna
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Umpa Lumpa on October 26, 2016, 11:46:13 am
Very nice Adrian  :fshn:
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Prego on October 26, 2016, 02:03:10 pm
What a bus of a Geet  (clap) (clap)
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: John F on October 26, 2016, 02:16:37 pm
What a bus of a Geet  (clap) (clap)

x3!!!

More details please! Tackle and method?! I bet on jigging...
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Adrian on October 26, 2016, 05:03:58 pm
What a bus of a Geet  (clap) (clap)

x3!!!

More details please! Tackle and method?! I bet on jigging...

Natal Ski with a 10inch KP live Mackerel.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: REEFMAN on October 26, 2016, 05:07:54 pm
What a bus of a Geet  (clap) (clap)

x3!!!

More details please! Tackle and method?! I bet on jigging...

Natal Ski with a 10inch KP live Mackerel.

Whaaat! On a KP!!  :shk That's flippin awesome! Must be 40-45kg that fish?
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: John F on October 26, 2016, 05:21:27 pm
Hahah that's why I don't  gamble!!

Seeing that your are typing, I guess you still have your knuckles?!?!?  :crzy

Fantastic skills!!! Well done!!!
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
Post by: Adrian on October 26, 2016, 06:21:56 pm
What a bus of a Geet  (clap) (clap)

x3!!!

More details please! Tackle and method?! I bet on jigging...

Natal Ski with a 10inch KP live Mackerel.