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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1880 on: July 10, 2017, 02:26:07 pm »
Well done CLS on the Snoek. Glad to see they around. You are the master.

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1881 on: July 10, 2017, 02:43:42 pm »
Nice fish guys :rck" what size are the snoek Chris, mate of mine got 4 last week down south all small, snoek have been very bad this year, actually the worst its been for years......still time to change though!! :dunno:
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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1882 on: July 10, 2017, 06:37:07 pm »
Monster Dagga Ant......Nice one bud. :rck"

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1883 on: July 11, 2017, 05:53:29 am »
Hand full of chips, trying to hold the rod and stop the KP


 :hyst: Here Denzil hold the these  :hyst: , throw them in the $%^ sea Haha, well done squire, you on a roll keep it up.


Well done Chris on the snoek, nice day on water.

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1884 on: July 11, 2017, 08:15:32 pm »
well done Ant a reel knuckle breaker :hehe:


We had a few days at the coast with the family and launched on Friday from DSBC, a reel  swr <: (bat 

k*K launch the tractor driver dropped us short into the shore dump, Richard had to jump off to get us straight then we got away


We went to the barges and caught plenty of Makies, I caught a beauty just on 600mm the rest were smallish.we headed to the ledges a clean run but some big big slamming
holes  :the sHPLAT
Richard also copt a knuckle breaker, something big  the 9'' scarbie burnt a hole in his shorts and into his leg, it was very very quick 5 secs at the most :sreel:  [size=78%] [/size]
then my body started to pack up  :blush:  so back on shore and a couple of  :beer:  can still manage those ok  :toppie:
« Last Edit: July 11, 2017, 08:24:33 pm by dodger »
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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1885 on: July 12, 2017, 05:50:51 am »
Thanks for report Dodger, sorry about all the mishaps. Agreed the sea was still wild on Saturday thanks to the new moon.

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1886 on: August 14, 2017, 09:21:59 am »
Launched late at 12:30pm from DSBC on Saturday as the afternoon was free and looked forward to  some quiet time on the sea. Water at 21.8 degrees. Battled for live bait so trolled on a pleasant sea until i found dolphins around 2pm...and had a triple hook up of yellowfin tuna. Landed two fish of 16kg each and a final of 31kg. Great fun to have three fish on the go at once...and all in all, a good afternoon.

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1887 on: August 14, 2017, 09:29:18 am »
One more pic of a decent fish.

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1888 on: August 14, 2017, 09:38:35 am »
Nice :rck" :rck" (clap)
Where north or south??
Snoek have finally arrived, a mate got three on Friday and five yesterday......also spoke to a spearo earlier and he saw two big shoals of 40+ fish off Umhlanga.
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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1889 on: August 14, 2017, 10:13:15 am »
Nice fish Partrick!  (clap)

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1890 on: August 14, 2017, 10:31:07 am »
Tuna caught in the bay. Initially trolled out to Number One and then hooked up just south of the red and white beacon that ships use to line up for harbour entry. Had four lines out, was calling it quits and had pulled one line in already. Then saw dolphins and pulled the remaining lines towards them. Then the reels started to scream...

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1891 on: August 14, 2017, 10:59:14 am »
Great stuff Patrick, nice fish well done. :rck"
We tried yesterday, was a hard days work with no reward, but it beats standing on the beach watching.

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1892 on: August 14, 2017, 01:16:25 pm »
 Well done some nice fish there.

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1893 on: August 15, 2017, 05:10:52 pm »
Excellent catches.Well done brother :yft:

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1894 on: September 06, 2017, 02:57:08 pm »
Well done guys, I been off the water for awhile due to work and weather.
A bad days fishing is better than sitting at home moping.

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1895 on: September 15, 2017, 12:28:17 pm »
And you old and grumpy! w;k

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1896 on: September 15, 2017, 03:30:50 pm »
And you old and grumpy! w;k

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1897 on: September 18, 2017, 01:42:51 pm »
Well done guys, I been off the water for awhile due to work and weather.


Both you and i, now i see why the guys pull the piss out of landrover owners.


I bought my landrover purely to tow and launch my boat. Its been out of action now for almost a month.


The mechanic says its an auto electrical issue, the auto electrician says its a mechanical issue.


I changed my spark plugs yesterday and it fired up   :happ:


Now just to get some decent weekend weather to launch again

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1898 on: September 18, 2017, 02:34:35 pm »
Well done guys, I been off the water for awhile due to work and weather.


I changed my spark plugs yesterday and it fired up   :happ:




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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #1899 on: October 23, 2017, 11:20:39 am »
After a long two months of very poor weather conditions, work commitments and general fishing obstacles we managed to get a gap on Saturday and I hooked up with my buddy Clint to take our lighties fishing on his rig off Shelly Beach. The forecast was for light NE with a very small swell so we jumped at the opportunity. We managed live bait quite quickly and headed out to some deep marks to try for an Amberjack, Yellowtail or geelbek. The current was pushing a bit (2-3 knots average) so I worked the jig while Clint and his son Owen (13) sent livebaits down. There was no action for an hour or so and we decided to move to an inshore reef to try and beat the current. Our first few drifts on the shallower line were pretty quiet and I rigged up a lighter rod for my son Ryan (8) to do some scratching for bottom fish while we worked the jig and bigger baits. His first down got him hooked up to a very decent slinger which he landed all on his own. Shortly after we found a showing and Owen bagged a decent geelbek, followed by Clint. Ryan was super eager to get in on the action so I re-rigged his rod with a bek trace and 16 oz sinker and he sent a fresh redeye down to have a go. Within a minute he hooked into a bek and then realised he had a tussle on his hands! Credit it to him he never gave up and reeled it up from 50m all on his own, i helped him here and there to keep the rod clear of the gunnel so the grinder didn't get smashed up. It was great seeing the kids doing well and we finished up with 5 bek and a decent slinger for the morning. Some early reports of dorries coming our way so that will be our next mission.