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 Posted: Thu Mar 14th, 2019 02:18 pm
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tubs the sea saver

Joined: Wed Aug 13th, 2008
Location: Capetown, South Africa
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mrcricket wrote:
yacoob wrote:
Ok, my take on it is that the sharks have the right to tax us as much as they want to. It's their domain.

We have a similar , if not less frequent situation at langebaan lagoon when fishing for cob at night. I know the feeling, been there, done that, and will gladly still be doing it as long as i'm allowed to. All this means is that i have to outsmart it. If sharkey wins, tough.....
In falsebay we have the opposite problem. The great whites we used to see at our fishing grounds have all but disappeared. We had a few orca's here and during that time, a few GW's washed up on our shores with their livers bitten out. It seems, and i could be very wrong.... that since the GW population have decreased, the seal and penguin population exploded. Now they're decimating the fish stocks. I believe they cause a lot more damage to our eco system than sharks can.

Spot on. Since you’re in sharks domain,you get taxed. Take it on the chin like a man and keep fishing.

So heres the bigger issue, a good example is Geelbek which are very migratory spending time in the cape and then move up the KZN coast line, the daily limit is 2 pp per day. Now if you catch 10 geelbek and 8 get taxed it effectively means you have taken out 10 and therefore you are over the limit. I dont when last we have good number of these fish and anglers dont realize that Taxed fish are part of their quota.