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 Posted: Wed May 29th, 2019 02:44 pm
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Houtarm
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Okay Blikkies set the president so I'll also include another catch.

When I started out fishing, kob was always close to the top of the list of species I would like to catch. While I ticked off size Galjoen, Kolstert, Shad, Garrick reasonably quickly, I always struggled to even catch a Kob, not to mention a size Kob.

On this day, I was at Witsand again (my favorite place when I started out fishing more seriously), with my "big" rod (Adrenalin Shad Master 3-5 oz with Shimano 15/30) loaded with an octopus leg cast nice and deep, set up in the sand pen, hoping for my first kob.

With my light combo, a Mitchel Avocet Salt reel on an Okuma Caspian 10ft rod, I was playing in the shallows, catching Blacktail one after the other on miniature pieces of sardine. As the tide approached its highest point, this kob decided to grab my bait. Not the nice octopus leg in deep, the small sardine filet barely 20m from the side.

The fish put up a very nice tussle, went on a few runs and had my knees buckling with nerves when I saw what it was and had to land it on my own.

Not a massive kob, but my first size one and one that dispelled the myth of "kob don't fight", especially on light tackle in the surf.

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 Posted: Wed May 29th, 2019 06:36 pm
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Bloks
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Best Catch: 40cm Galjoen,61cm Steenbras
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Loving this thread gents.

Great read.

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 Posted: Thu May 30th, 2019 06:00 am
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Fanie Crause
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Location: Cape Town, South Africa
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Equipment: shimano
Best Catch: prodical son 16kg. cob 112cm. galjoen 54cm. gt 14kg. rainbowrunner ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: struisbaai
Boat: Gamefish 625
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A few years back I was lucky enough to fish in Watamu bay in Kenya. After a few days fishing for sailies and other game fish we dedicated a day to go fish for GT's.
Vertical jigs a 10k reel and jigging stick was the way to go and after reaching the spot on the first drop I got picked up and smoked! The fish reefed me screaming of drag leaving me shaking. So into the jig pouch we go again, new jig, drop ,jig jig on! reefs me again!
So now I am into the jig pouch again but with a battle plan! Lock the drag this one isn't going to reef me!
So locked drag drop the jig, jig jig jig on! the fish pulls me flat! The rod touches the boats gunnel and SNAP goes the rod!
Now I have a massive case of viskoors and no rod to fish with. Lucky the skipper has a small stick he uses for catching bonnies for bait and I gladly accept the offer knowing that I am bringing a pencil to a gun fight!
I tie on a 1mil leader and rig a dropshot as you cant jig with such a light rod.
What happened next was i got very lucky

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 Posted: Thu May 30th, 2019 06:05 am
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Fanie Crause
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Best Catch: prodical son 16kg. cob 112cm. galjoen 54cm. gt 14kg. rainbowrunner ...
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After what seemed to be forever and a lot of praying and hoping I got him. By no means a monster but epic fight and a very chuffed me!
I cant recall exactly what rod and reel it was i think it was a nexave.

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 Posted: Thu May 30th, 2019 06:24 am
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Fanie Crause
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Equipment: shimano
Best Catch: prodical son 16kg. cob 112cm. galjoen 54cm. gt 14kg. rainbowrunner ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: struisbaai
Boat: Gamefish 625
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On another day we headed of to Langebaan to fish for Elf in the lagoon. Pillie bait megaforce stick and stradic.
Lets just say I saw the knot on the spool!
There are very few fish that scream off the way a smoothy does.

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 Posted: Thu May 30th, 2019 06:26 am
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Fanie Crause
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Best Catch: prodical son 16kg. cob 112cm. galjoen 54cm. gt 14kg. rainbowrunner ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: struisbaai
Boat: Gamefish 625
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No idea how big it was but I am 1.9m tall.
The fight on the boat was almost as insane as the fight in the water!

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 Posted: Thu May 30th, 2019 06:41 am
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Fanie Crause
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Equipment: shimano
Best Catch: prodical son 16kg. cob 112cm. galjoen 54cm. gt 14kg. rainbowrunner ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: struisbaai
Boat: Gamefish 625
Club: Drostdy kushengel
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Houtarm wrote:
Okay Blikkies set the president so I'll also include another catch.

When I started out fishing, kob was always close to the top of the list of species I would like to catch. While I ticked off size Galjoen, Kolstert, Shad, Garrick reasonably quickly, I always struggled to even catch a Kob, not to mention a size Kob.

On this day, I was at Witsand again (my favorite place when I started out fishing more seriously), with my "big" rod (Adrenalin Shad Master 3-5 oz with Shimano 15/30) loaded with an octopus leg cast nice and deep, set up in the sand pen, hoping for my first kob.

With my light combo, a Mitchel Avocet Salt reel on an Okuma Caspian 10ft rod, I was playing in the shallows, catching Blacktail one after the other on miniature pieces of sardine. As the tide approached its highest point, this kob decided to grab my bait. Not the nice octopus leg in deep, the small sardine filet barely 20m from the side.

The fish put up a very nice tussle, went on a few runs and had my knees buckling with nerves when I saw what it was and had to land it on my own.

Not a massive kob, but my first size one and one that dispelled the myth of "kob don't fight", especially on light tackle in the surf.

awesome!
I had the same obsession with kabeljou and to be honest I still do!

Last edited on Thu May 30th, 2019 06:45 am by Fanie Crause

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 Posted: Thu May 30th, 2019 09:13 am
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duckbill
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Best Catch: 58cm, 56cm, 49cm and 46cm galjoen
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These are great stories. Thanks for sharing _seal1_

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 Posted: Thu May 30th, 2019 09:30 am
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Houtarm
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Best Catch: Yellowfin Tuna 12kg, Leervis 84cm, Galjoen 56cm, Cracker 72cm, Kob ...
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@fanie ja I still have en obsession with the Kobs, but have learnt how to catch them more frequently than a few years back.That first one still is an awesome memory. 2018-2019 summer season was awesome, 2017-2018 I didn't catch a size kob all summer, not for lack of trying. Caught a record number of barbel that summer though.

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 Posted: Thu May 30th, 2019 10:04 am
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Fanie Crause
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Best Catch: prodical son 16kg. cob 112cm. galjoen 54cm. gt 14kg. rainbowrunner ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: struisbaai
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Houtarm wrote:
@fanie ja I still have en obsession with the Kobs, but have learnt how to catch them more frequently than a few years back.That first one still is an awesome memory. 2018-2019 summer season was awesome, 2017-2018 I didn't catch a size kob all summer, not for lack of trying. Caught a record number of barbel that summer though.
Hahaha I feel your pain. I was in henties two weeks back, we got our quota of galjoen in the first two days and luckily got a few nice steenbra. So we were forced to fish for kabeljou on the remaining few days of the trip.
I literally got my century of babers on the first day.
Babers ai tog!!

Last edited on Thu May 30th, 2019 10:06 am by Fanie Crause

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 Posted: Thu May 30th, 2019 10:48 am
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Blikkiesvis
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Best Catch: 15kg Steenbras, 20kg Kob, 5kg Elf, 28kg Smooth hound, 23kg ...
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JJ, daai is 'n mase Spotty en nogal een van die swartes! Hy moes 'n goeie trek gegee het!

Foose wrote:
duckbill wrote:
Nice vangste manne.

Foose did you get that smoothy at Betty's Bay? There are very big spotties at Verwoerd Beach. The last spotty I caught before the one on light tackle was at Verwoerd Beach and well over 25kg. That thing had a belly of note.

Houtarm that is a bus gallie. Respect for landing it on that kinda tackle. Have you landed ineds on the Big Boss? I want to get one for my 12ft rod.

Bloks what bait did you get the steenie on?


At Betty's yes ;)

Plenty of big ones around all the time at verwoerds and silvers.
Managed a 33 and 38kg close to the end of last year. Proper fat ones :fst:

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 Posted: Thu May 30th, 2019 10:55 am
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duckbill
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Location: Cape Town, South Africa
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Best Catch: 58cm, 56cm, 49cm and 46cm galjoen
Favorite Fishing Spot: Southern Cape
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Ek het ook al een of twee swart spotties gevang. Is daar n verskil tussen hulle en die gewones?

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 Posted: Thu May 30th, 2019 01:05 pm
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Foose
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Blikkiesvis wrote:
JJ, daai is 'n mase Spotty en nogal een van die swartes! Hy moes 'n goeie trek gegee het!

Foose wrote:
duckbill wrote:
Nice vangste manne.

Foose did you get that smoothy at Betty's Bay? There are very big spotties at Verwoerd Beach. The last spotty I caught before the one on light tackle was at Verwoerd Beach and well over 25kg. That thing had a belly of note.

Houtarm that is a bus gallie. Respect for landing it on that kinda tackle. Have you landed ineds on the Big Boss? I want to get one for my 12ft rod.

Bloks what bait did you get the steenie on?


At Betty's yes ;)

Plenty of big ones around all the time at verwoerds and silvers.
Managed a 33 and 38kg close to the end of last year. Proper fat ones :fst:


Hy het my ordentlik besig ge hou ja! ;)
Sal graag die jaar een op daai saltist 12.6 wil aankeer! ;)

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 Posted: Thu May 30th, 2019 01:10 pm
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duckbill wrote:
Ek het ook al een of twee swart spotties gevang. Is daar n verskil tussen hulle en die gewones?

Glo die kleur verskil het meestal te doen met die area en wat beskikbaar is om te eet.
Hier is n mooi een wat in die Strand aangekeer was. Blerrie mooi kolle en amper bronze van kleur :shock:

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 Posted: Thu May 30th, 2019 01:15 pm
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duckbill
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Best Catch: 58cm, 56cm, 49cm and 46cm galjoen
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Foose wrote:
duckbill wrote:
Ek het ook al een of twee swart spotties gevang. Is daar n verskil tussen hulle en die gewones?

Glo die kleur verskil het meestal te doen met die area en wat beskikbaar is om te eet.
Hier is n mooi een wat in die Strand aangekeer was. Blerrie mooi kolle en amper bronze van kleur :shock:


Wow dis n baie mooi vis. Waar hang hulle uit in die strand?

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 Posted: Thu May 30th, 2019 01:22 pm
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duckbill wrote:
Foose wrote:
duckbill wrote:
Ek het ook al een of twee swart spotties gevang. Is daar n verskil tussen hulle en die gewones?

Glo die kleur verskil het meestal te doen met die area en wat beskikbaar is om te eet.
Hier is n mooi een wat in die Strand aangekeer was. Blerrie mooi kolle en amper bronze van kleur :shock:


Wow dis n baie mooi vis. Waar hang hulle uit in die strand?


Meestal maar Melkbaai. Daai was die eerste spotty wat ons so ver daar aangekeer het.

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Blikkiesvis wrote:
Ok, one more... The gear wasn't too light being a Stradic FK 5000 with 20lb braid and a Penn Regiment 10ft, but for the fish and the fight it had, it was epic!


This is an extract from the story "Dam(n) Smoothy" on http://www.blikkiesvis.com




Blikkies daai is n great vangs op light tackle!
Smoothy verseker hardste vegter vir sy gewig!
Sal elke dag n smoothy vang as ek kan! (ni(ce(fish)(

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I can't wait for the hound to come and play. Great catches there. Awesomeness

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Is anybody using the Longfall jigging-technique offshore in the Western Cape? If the bite is on it'll keep you busy all day. You catch a wide array of reef species, especially kob.

I use an Shimano Ocea 1500 HG multiplier (PE 1.5) and an Evergreen Poseidon 2.4 m rod. The rod length is NB and must be ultra light, a days jigging can break you.

I typically fish a few meters off the bottom, by lifting the jig through the column and allowing it to flutter back. The longer rod allows you to engage the strike quicker because you usually get the bite on the drop. I use barbless hooks.

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