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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #2020 on: January 10, 2019, 11:29:01 am »
Had 4 launches over the past 4 weeks of Shelly Beach. Water generally cold and green and the summer gamefish scarce. With a bit of perseverance and local knowledge we have managed to get some nice dorado and tuna and also raised a small sailfish that didn't connect. Glad to have got the lighties some fish as well. Was also good to connect with Shaun17 and DangerDon for a session during their visit to the South Coast.

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #2021 on: January 10, 2019, 02:19:08 pm »
Shot Mark, was a lekker day out!! Always lekker to come back with a few fish in the hatch...

Nice EASY launch at Shelly and a good day on the water with some good mates!!

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #2022 on: January 11, 2019, 07:56:40 am »
Shot Mark, was a lekker day out!! Always lekker to come back with a few fish in the hatch...

Nice EASY launch at Shelly and a good day on the water with some good mates!!
Thanks bud, by the way there was nothing easy about that launch at all you handled it like a pro!  (clap)

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #2023 on: February 04, 2019, 01:31:28 pm »
Myself, FFF and another mate Jeff, launched Saturday 02.02.19, because the Dorado have been plentiful off Durban of late our game plane was to catch and hatch a few, word was live bait very scarce so plenty guys driving the ocean flat pulling Rapalas and Konas, but lucky for us round the corner we found sweet spot loaded mozzies, mackerel and some Shad, as other boats spotted us and soon gathered we were on our way, first stop weather buoy, the current was flying along 5km an hour and after three drifts FFF said lets go nothing here, next minute my rod went and after short battle Strike Craft had landed its first Prodigal (12kg), we proceeded south where for the rest of the day we fished bottoms with live bait out but had no interests, we however did manage some decent bottom dwellers. The current slowed as the wind changed and we went to the deep but with the poison wind SE blowing we decided game over time for a beer. I suggested we pull Konas back to the club which we did, after a short while we had triple up on Eastern Tuna mayhem tangles over under bumpy sea everything and everyone soaked, i got burnt off but we landed the other 2, they weighed 6 and 7kilos. Reset 2 rods and on with a YFT 12kilo, reset the 2 rods again double up with YFT 11 and 12kilo gas bottles and finally back to base for that well earned  :beer: :beer: :beer:  what a kiff day on water, sadly no Dorries for the day.

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #2024 on: February 04, 2019, 01:52:58 pm »
Well done  :rck" methinks that when the reverse current changes we are going to have fireworks!!
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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #2025 on: February 04, 2019, 03:43:33 pm »
Nice day out!! Well done

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #2026 on: February 05, 2019, 07:53:24 am »
 nicely done.

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« Reply #2027 on: February 05, 2019, 09:26:41 am »
Pretty work boys, pretty work   :rck"

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #2028 on: February 07, 2019, 09:52:00 am »
Well played Boy's, you got some nice fish  (clap)
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« Reply #2029 on: February 07, 2019, 12:13:31 pm »
  (clap) (clap):fshn: :fshn: Well don boys, long time since Ive seen a Prodigal son...nice size as well...good catch :happ:

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #2030 on: February 11, 2019, 07:43:02 am »
Hi Guys,


We decided to fish the Durban Skiboat Club social comp on Sunday. It was a really great initiative as the comp comprised of your heaviest fish and your bag of plastic which you brought back from sea. combine these weights and that gives you your total overall weight.


We launched just after 5, game plan was to look for tuna first as a tuna is generally much heavier than dorado.


We pauzzled for bait but eventually found some about 300m off of Dozer and headed for Umdloti drop.


I drifted the drop off and it wasnt long before we got our first pull, unfortunately circle never set  :dunno:


Sent out another bait and this time went tight and managed to boat a nice Tuna of around 11kg.


Sent out another bait and also had another good pull, and again the circle never set. 2 pulls on the same rod without the circle setting. On closer inspection i noticed the hook was tied direct and not snelled and the fish which was landed was snelled correctly. Just shows you the difference snelling the hook makes.


Anyway, we beached just after 12:30 and weighed our fish and plastic collected. My combined weigh was 12.68kg, and i ended up wining the comp.


out of 120 anglers, we removed 42.5kg of plastic from the ocean and 220kg of fish was weighed. Mostly dorado with a few yellowfin.


Was a great day out, and big up to dsbc for this new format. Lets clean the ocean chaps.


 

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #2031 on: February 11, 2019, 07:51:51 am »
Nice report. Well done.

I like the idea with the plastic from DSBC. Well done
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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #2032 on: February 11, 2019, 08:02:11 am »
 :cgrts: Nice report, great concept and thanks for the point made on snelling a circle.
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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #2033 on: February 11, 2019, 09:23:09 am »
Did you release undersized plastic ???  duh . Great idea  , well done .  :toppie:
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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #2034 on: February 12, 2019, 09:44:38 am »
Lekker Scott


Great initiative by DSBC, pity we missed this one, with FFF missus away the weekend, he had to take FFF jnr to cricket as he plays for KZN South team, lighty is doing well in sports but it is messing with fishing time  duh :cry: :hyst:

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #2035 on: February 12, 2019, 11:57:05 am »
Nicely Done Scott!!