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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1840 on: April 06, 2017, 12:03:52 pm »
Lovely specimen! Congrats  (clap)

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1841 on: April 06, 2017, 01:00:13 pm »
After three years of trying, the first couta on my boat  :-)
18.5kgs

Those are the ultimate fish when you have been after a species for so long and finally get it. well done!
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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1842 on: April 06, 2017, 02:31:40 pm »
After three years of trying, the first couta on my boat  :-)
18.5kgs
Congratulations great fish  (clap) (clap) (clap)
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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1843 on: April 06, 2017, 03:12:34 pm »
After three years of trying, the first couta on my boat  :-)
18.5kgs

Those are the ultimate fish when you have been after a species for so long and finally get it. well done!
Thanks guys, Hannes the worrying thing is the absence of shoal couta(5-10kg), for the last three years I have put quite a bit of time in fishing for them - right place/right baits/right conditions and apart from a croc that was taxed two years ago I haven't even had a pull.....going back 7-10 years or so you would at least get a few pulls, land a few and lose a few to sharks or mistakes but they are very scarce......in the same area where I got this fish I have probably caught 30 or more fish over the years!!
Strangely in the last two years the guys on the south coast have caught a lot of big fish(20kg+) - more than the norm :dunno: :dunno:
Lots of theories around, without doubt the sea is getting knobbed but I believe in big cycles........lets hope the cycle is almost there :hnthnt:
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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1844 on: April 07, 2017, 09:24:29 am »
Great fish Dugong, well done.
Been a long wait  :resp:

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1845 on: April 11, 2017, 03:31:00 pm »
Fished on Saturday, launched in the dark and went for snoek but the swell was up and no rips so the fish were hiding, got some live bait and headed south, managed one yellow tail kingfish of about 4kg which was released and a long over due couta of around 9kg which I managed to land before the sharks found it.
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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1846 on: April 11, 2017, 03:36:42 pm »
Nice Chris, I saw a pic earlier of a 26er that was caught around the corner on Saturday, some decent fish about, just need to find the time and I will get my croc!!
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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1847 on: April 20, 2017, 10:08:13 am »
Long time since I have seen a weather pattern like this, days of south winds, not from a front but from a low sitting offshore...........maybe this will break the cycle :hnthnt: :hnthnt: :hnthnt: :hnthnt: :rck" :rck" :rck" :rck" :rck" :rck" :rck" :rck" :rck" :cout: :cout: :cout: :cout: :cout: :cout: :cout:
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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1848 on: April 20, 2017, 02:00:32 pm »
If the weather predictions hold, then we're in for a cracker weekend.


I'm definately heading out on saturday, see you guys out there.

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1849 on: April 21, 2017, 08:18:25 am »
Went past the beach earlier - massive pockets of baitfish straight off the stadium with birds in tow!! :rck"
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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1850 on: April 21, 2017, 12:59:53 pm »
Took a days leave last week as boys were getting cabin fever. Original plan was for snoek. But after storm the lrevious evening water was dirty. Thanks to a call from greg that they were getting tuna. We caught some bait and headed to join in as had told Wade we are geytting a tuna today...... But in true HD form when we got there no tuna... So we headed for couta on the bluff. Had one good pull and wire trace snapped. Thants what you get for using an old trace.  :blush: :blush:. Already been kaked out by chris for that. And vorgot to put ratchet on  :blush:.
Headed home. Still had a promise to keep... and that i did. Put Wade onto a yft to christen the new boat. And christened in style with a 28kg yft..

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1851 on: April 21, 2017, 01:00:38 pm »
Pic on the boat

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1852 on: April 21, 2017, 01:40:51 pm »
 :happ: (clap) (clap)  :fshn: HD....your boys are getting big

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1853 on: April 21, 2017, 02:49:28 pm »
Well done Alexis  (clap) :rck" :rck" :rck" :rck" :rck" :rck" :rck" :rck"
Details??
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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1854 on: April 21, 2017, 03:54:55 pm »
Awesome stuff Alexis.....Man that's a lekka boat you have there. :hnthnt: :yft:

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1855 on: April 23, 2017, 08:59:32 am »
The kosi cat is a machine

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1856 on: April 25, 2017, 03:32:54 pm »
You know you getting old when you have to tag team a fish.
We launched on saturday and headed out to a few deep marks off the Bluff.
All in all we brought up 8 sharks alongside the boat.
I photographed this tiger as it was the first time i'd ever caught a shark by it tail.
I'm walking around like an old man now, my back is still buggered.

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1857 on: April 26, 2017, 12:01:46 pm »
LOL old man MK, you fishing the festival? i dropped a big Tuna on Saturday, took half a spool of line on first run, 2nd run hook pulled.

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1858 on: April 27, 2017, 08:44:38 am »
Bad luck D

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1859 on: May 04, 2017, 01:21:03 pm »
How did you all go in the comp?? I see some good numbers of shoal couta were caught in the last few days.....maybe the cycle has turned fully :hnthnt:
Lots of fish off Umdloti and even Coopers-Toti had good numbers - some at No1.
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