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R0G3R
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Joined: Fri Apr 21st, 2017
Location: Welkom, Free State, South Africa
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Hi all,

I am going to Port St Johns for the first time from Saturday for 8 days.

I am not much of a sea angler so any advice should have some pictures LOL!

What should I use and where, I am taking my 8" Shimano drop shot rig and my 13" with Finnor rig aswell.

Thanks in advance.

Roger!

Tolo
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Joined: Thu May 31st, 2018
Location: Mthatha, South Africa
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I heard that they're catching plenty of kob at the "Lighthouse Rocks" and grunter on the Ferry Point side of the river mouth.

As for rigs, hopefully another member can give you some advice on that.

The locals are a great resource as well. Especially at the local accomodation establishments.

keane
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Hi Roger, any feedback from your trip ? Gonna be in PSJ next week, does anyone have any news on whats going on there?
Thanks

R0G3R
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Mana: 
Hi,

We had very little luck with fishing. Mostly saw guys pulling out grunters.

The conditions should be good for you next week as it started rough and merky for us.

Good luck

Sharkattack16
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Joined: Sat Jul 16th, 2016
Location: Durban , South Africa
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Will be there from the 17th

keane
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R0G3R wrote: Hi,

We had very little luck with fishing. Mostly saw guys pulling out grunters.

The conditions should be good for you next week as it started rough and merky for us.

Good luck
Thanks Roger, pity about the conditions. Were the guys getting grunter from the surf or in the river ?

keane
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Good luck Sharkattack, would be nice to get some feedback from your trip.

R0G3R
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mostly river

Sharkattack16
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HI jeans soon as I’m back will post a report

Volcom
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Joined: Fri Oct 6th, 2006
Location: Gauteng, South Africa
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Equipment: Stella and DC Ovals
Best Catch: 153kg Bronzie, 35kg Kingfish and 33kg Kob ...
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We recently fished PSJ.

We targeted kob and any grey jacket.

The conditions were not favourable however we put the hours in and found a hole here and there that may hold fish in an otherwise strong washing sea.

We landed kob from 2kg to 9kg in the surf.

One lone blackfin of 101kg at Poenskop

Most of the area was sanded up and this added to the strong side wash.

We fished the river area with nothing much to account for.

We covered lots of ground and kept moving till we found a bait could hold for a few minutes and that's how we found fish.

Other than that, PSJ is always an adventure and a beautiful destination.

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Volcom
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Kobbies

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Volcom
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Kobbies

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Volcom
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Kobbies

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A few kob were kept for a braai over the duration of the trip. Overall, not a bad trip and plenty smiles and laughter all round.

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::tight:

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Volcom
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Kobbies

keane
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Nice Volcom, thanks for the update. Did yourl get the kob at lighthouse? Thinking of fishing poenskop.

Volcom
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Sorry for all the double posts.

Kob were found along the stretch on first beach.

I unfortunately only found the nursery but hey... that's fishing

keane
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Thanks Volcom, any advice on bait? Did yourl get any fish on paddle tails?

Volcom
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Hi Keane,

Octopus and chokka enticed the kob.

Fresh kob head tickled the blackfin.

The current was way too strong to fish with paddle tails due to all the sand. Found it could not stay in the zone long enough to be worked nice and slow.

Sharkattack16
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Hi jus some quick feedback,we still at brazenhead, today is day 3 fishing is very slow just managed 1 Garrick so far, a couple of shark pulls, shad is by the hundreds, all very small

keane
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Thanks for the advice Volcom, and the update Sharkattack. Any news about what they getting at Poenskop ? How has fishing in the river been?

.noels
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Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
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Do you have any feedback on how the fishing is currently at PSJ

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Mana: 
Sorry for the late reply. We fished PSJ from the 22nd to the 25 June. Conditions were not very good. Got bronze bream at poenskop and lots of small snappers/kob in the river. Some guys with a boat got a couple of garrick in the river on paddle tails . Absolutely no shad were around that weekend.

.noels
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thanks for the feedback