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Ponta Dobela
« on: January 11, 2018, 08:19:54 pm »
Im thinking about a day trip to Ponta Dobela on our Moz trip in February. Has anyone any info on this place? I'm told that the spinning from the shore there is great. Any info would be appreciated.
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Re: Ponta Dobela
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 08:25:56 pm »
Its a very good spot, should get plenty small Kingies etc from the Surf. Look for nice working water next to a gutter and you should be going tight soon! Take a walk along the beach and look for working banks etc, dont be afraid to work lures really tight to the shorebreak as well.....

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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2018, 09:14:01 pm »
Thanks HooknCook, I need to get some fish in Moz. My boys get plenty on the Jetskis but I have only got a small Blacktip in 5 trips for the Racetech comp.
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Re: Ponta Dobela
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2018, 09:19:31 pm »
Try the river/lagoon as well for perch and rock salmon. Bear in mind that the river leads to a lake system that has toothy logs. Don't go upstream through the reeds. Had some close calls there.
Some awesome spots just offshore for jigging and spinning. 15 t0 50 m depth.

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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2018, 09:25:21 pm »
Thanks Grumpy, I'll steer well clear of the river. Kingies will be my target species.
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Re: Ponta Dobela
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2018, 04:58:54 am »
Try the river/lagoon as well for perch and rock salmon. Bear in mind that the river leads to a lake system that has toothy logs. Don't go upstream through the reeds. Had some close calls there.
Some awesome spots just offshore for jigging and spinning. 15 t0 50 m depth.

Jigging is not allowed at the Ponta do Ouro Reserve. People are getting caught and fined heavily.

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Re: Ponta Dobela
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2018, 07:50:28 am »
I'm strictly a shore spinner. Offshore means upchuck for me.
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Re: Ponta Dobela
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2018, 12:42:36 pm »
Hi Plugger,

Are you staying at Milli to fish Dobela? Last time we were up there,there was bait trapped in the corner and the kings were smashing them.The guys fishing couldn't catch the kings though.They threw everything at them.

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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2018, 06:46:01 am »
Hi Roryf, that would drive me crazy. We hire 4 chalets at Ntsuty Lodge in Ponta every year. My sons fish the Racetech Jetski comp while the wives relax on the beach and I thrash the shoreline (fruitlessly). We go a few days before the comp and stay a few day after so I'm hoping to try a few other spots reasonably close to Ponta. Malongane has been just as disappointing shore wise. Would love to try Milli but the boys say it's a bit far for a day trip, though they rave about the fishing there, jetski and shore.
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Re: Ponta Dobela
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2018, 11:46:11 am »
I've fished Dobela with a spinning setup quite a few times. It's not a long drive down from Mili where we do an annual trip. There is a very nice bay for reasonably light tackle shore spinning, and over the years we have had quite a bit of success. Throwing small green or pink iron candies is normally my preferred approach, as it is for me along much of that stretch of coast, and small kingies are usually around. We had one session a year or two ago where we caught plenty of big eye kingies of around a kg or so, which are great fun on light spinning gear. A pushing / high tide is usually the best bet, as the bay fills up, the water works a bit more and the fish come in. Am sure you could also target bigger gt's and the like but we have always just chased the smaller guys.

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Re: Ponta Dobela
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2018, 01:25:18 pm »
Hi Roryf, that would drive me crazy. We hire 4 chalets at Ntsuty Lodge in Ponta every year. My sons fish the Racetech Jetski comp while the wives relax on the beach and I thrash the shoreline (fruitlessly). We go a few days before the comp and stay a few day after so I'm hoping to try a few other spots reasonably close to Ponta. Malongane has been just as disappointing shore wise. Would love to try Milli but the boys say it's a bit far for a day trip, though they rave about the fishing there, jetski and shore.

We leave for a week at Milli on Sunday.Weather is looking good and the boat is ready.... Hopefully find one or two good fish to put a spear through!

Enjoy Ponta!

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Re: Ponta Dobela
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2018, 01:51:44 pm »
Please post a few pictures of the camping site

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« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2018, 02:37:30 pm »
Please post a few pictures of the camping site

Will do when I get back.

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Re: Ponta Dobela
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2018, 05:34:23 am »
Please post pictures of the fish !😜😜
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Re: Ponta Dobela
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2018, 03:46:18 pm »
I got back on Saturday from our Milli spearfishing trip and we had a fantatic time. Highlights of my trip were a big Tiger shark swimming with me and to have a 100kg Marlin swim right under me. We had decided that billfish were not to be shot on this trip and it was amazing to see such a big fish just cruise right under me.

I ended up with 7 cuda for 4 dive days and a few Kaakap.Cuda were between 10kg - 16kgs. There are 4 chalets being built at the moment and the guys are talking about 40 of them being built eventualy.So sad...this was my special place where not many people go. I guess everywhere gets developed eventually!

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Re: Ponta Dobela
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2018, 06:27:17 pm »

 There are 4 chalets being built at the moment and the guys are talking about 40 of them being built eventualy.So sad...this was my special place where not many people go. I guess everywhere gets developed eventually!

A concession as been awarded to a large hotel & resort chain. 5 star stuff... the camp site will be moved... Mili will not be the same

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Re: Ponta Dobela
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2018, 10:32:07 pm »
Its very Sad that they going to develope the area. It will be the end of a pristine place. Its most likely been awarded to some wealthy group as what has happened at chemucane. It becomes a playground for the super wealthy to have their space! They portray to be uplifting etc but money just moves in circles!

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Re: Ponta Dobela
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2018, 01:43:28 pm »

 There are 4 chalets being built at the moment and the guys are talking about 40 of them being built eventualy.So sad...this was my special place where not many people go. I guess everywhere gets developed eventually!

A concession as been awarded to a large hotel & resort chain. 5 star stuff... the camp site will be moved... Mili will not be the same
Hi John,

Do you know which large chain it has been awarded too?

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Re: Ponta Dobela
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2018, 02:08:50 pm »
Visabeira Group.... portuguese

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Re: Ponta Dobela
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2018, 03:46:03 pm »
Thanks John!