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 Posted: Tue Oct 30th, 2018 01:11 pm
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Hello fellow anglers,

I am hoping to find some information regarding the collection of these baits.

I believe that moonshine worms can be collected at strandfontein tidal pool tried it with no luck is there any other places that I may be able to collect these worms from does anybody have any insight into this by any chance.

With maasbankers I think it is also called horse mackerel I am not sure can I still fish for these at kalkbay harbour or is it not something that is generaly used for bait.

Any information would be appreciated

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 Posted: Tue Oct 30th, 2018 03:29 pm
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Moonshine next to pool not in pool. Spring low tide. Maasbankers can be caught at Kalk bay and horse mackerel is a different fish. But i have caught maasbanker, pilchard and even horse mackerel at kalk bay and all is good bait

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 Posted: Tue Oct 30th, 2018 03:33 pm
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I always thought Horse Mackerel = Maasbanker?

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 Posted: Tue Oct 30th, 2018 05:40 pm
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Houtarm wrote:
I always thought Horse Mackerel = Maasbanker?


They are both the same specie (Trachurus Capensis)

Maasbanker = Cape Horse Mackerel


Atlantic Horse Mackerel are in the same family (Trachurus Trachurus) and both are found in our waters.

I have in the past caught loads of them of the harbour wall in Gordons Bay at night.

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Maasbanker

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 Posted: Tue Oct 30th, 2018 05:56 pm
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Mackerel

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 Posted: Wed Oct 31st, 2018 06:16 am
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Yes a Mackerel is different to a Maasbanker, but a Horse Mackerel is Maasbanker.

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 Posted: Wed Oct 31st, 2018 07:37 am
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Morning Gents,

Thanks for the info I am hoping to go to kalkbay on friday afternoon to try my luck I think the best bait to use would be redbait and hope to score a few for saturday

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 Posted: Wed Oct 31st, 2018 10:05 am
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Houtarm wrote: Yes a Mackerel is different to a Maasbanker, but a Horse Mackerel is Maasbanker.
That's how I know it..But also heard some up the east coast referring to the big 2kg green mackerels as horse mackerals..but horse mackerel here and abroad generally refers to maasbanker..which you should get plenty at the harbours where you can fish on a sabiki (cut a store bought one in two, much easier to handle). K bay, G bay, simonstown etc..Making your own from old coffee packets is easy, google "hand-made fisherman" and they last longer than the cheapo store sabikis. Either way, I make 3 hooks with feathers/mylar and leave a clip on the bottom for a little spoon as weight. Leave the barb on the spoons hook and squash the barbs flat on the others, easier to off load them then and get some more..If chokka season was open you could use a very small size lead dolly as your weight (pink, glow, green or springbokkie best dolly colours). If you get mackerels or maasbanker around, and have no sabikis, tie some mylar from litter lying around (chip packet, choc wrapper etc.) onto a hook and make a palomar drop shot trace, catch one and use little pieces of their kins skin on a christmas tree trace like a saibiki and fill up your quota..They love to eat their own ;)

Find out what weather brings them on the bite but they are still plentiful from the val.




Last edited on Wed Oct 31st, 2018 10:10 am by Dr halibut hoffman

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 Posted: Wed Oct 31st, 2018 12:41 pm
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Dr Halibut,

Now this information is new to me the only way I know of is with small hooks and a handline when I use to fish with my dad at the harbour when I was much younger. I was thinking of buying me a R60 fishing setup from checkers and using that to fish for them do you think that would work? I was also thinking of getting some redbait to use for catching

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