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 Posted: Wed Oct 11th, 2017 06:35 am
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We left Roodepoort at 05H00 on Thursday 5th and after a uneventful drive arrived at Jeffries bay at 16H45.I arranged to meet my guide Allan at 05H00 on Friday morning for a short session as I was taking my wife and her friend on a canopy tour later in the day.The ladies were attending a scrapbooking function for the weekend and it was an excuse for me to fish.
Allan and I were on the beach early on Friday morning.He asked if there was anything in particular that I wanted to target and I told him sharks on my tackle.We got a mackerel head into the water on my 4-7 ounce DC Oval grinder rod and slid a yellowtail head on my Oval 7 -9 ounce.
After some time the grinder went and I landed a small grey pup.unfortunatly in our haste to get fishing we had left our phones in the bakkie and did not get a photo.At about 9H00 the grinder took a hard knock and the Ultegra 14000 started screaming.After a nice fight I managed to land a 12/15kg smooth hound.A lady who was walking past took some photo's and forwarded them to me.

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 Posted: Wed Oct 11th, 2017 06:38 am
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 Posted: Wed Oct 11th, 2017 06:49 am
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So After that we called it a day and arranged to meet at 04H00 on Saturday.We were on the Kabeljous beach by 4H20 and had the lines in with mackerel heads again.After a very quite few hours up and down the beach Allan decided we should move to Paradise Beach.When we got there a few guys from WP that Allan knew were fishing and told us the bronzie pups were full up.In went the mackerel head and it was not 5 minutes later that I landed the first of 6.At about 13H00 I cast in a makeral fillet with chokka using my 2-4 ounce Loomis and it was not long that there was a fish on.I landed a nice kabeljoi of about 3.5kg.It became the second fish that I have kept in 15 years.I tasted really good on the braai that night and half came home with us for later consumption

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BruceC
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Location: Roodepoort,Gauteng, South Africa
Posts: 90
Equipment: a garage full-but not enough.
Best Catch: Steenie 14.88kg ; bonefish 4.2kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: .
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So After that we called it a day and arranged to meet at 04H00 on Saturday.We were on the Kabeljous beach by 4H20 and had the lines in with mackerel heads again.After a very quite few hours up and down the beach Allan decided we should move to Paradise Beach.When we got there a few guys from WP that Allan knew were fishing and told us the bronzie pups were full up.In went the mackerel head and it was not 5 minutes later that I landed the first of 6.At about 13H00 I cast in a makeral fillet with chokka using my 2-4 ounce Loomis and it was not long that there was a fish on.I landed a nice kabeljoi of about 3.5kg.It became the second fish that I have kept in 15 years.I tasted really good on the braai that night and half came home with us for later consumption

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 Posted: Wed Oct 11th, 2017 07:02 am
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BruceC
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Location: Roodepoort,Gauteng, South Africa
Posts: 90
Equipment: a garage full-but not enough.
Best Catch: Steenie 14.88kg ; bonefish 4.2kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: .
Boat: none
Club: no
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On Sunday we went back to Paradise again and it was really cold.After a quite start my light setup went again and I landed a small shy shark.I was fishing a mackerel fillet/chokka combo the whole morning.After being bitten off I put on a small piece of wire.I landed another 4 small bronzie pups and 3 small shad.The shad all went back in.Therte was rain approaching and we packed up at 15H30 but not before Allan landed a niece Kabeljou of 84cm.Weight was over 4kg on my scale.Allan was very helpful,taught me a lot,pleasant fishing companion and a greaty guide.I would highly recommend him.He is a Natal provincial and Springbok fisherman.he will be representing SA in Namibia during December.His number is available if you PM me.

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