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 Posted: Thu Nov 21st, 2019 09:12 am
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GT Fisher
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Ok let’s get this report done!!!

So the Cape Vidal 2019 UKFC social fishing trip started out a little miserable as the weather forecast was not looking too great for the upcoming weekend but at least it showed some promises for the Saturday and Sunday early morning launch gaps in the area. Got there late Friday afternoon quickly pitched camp, went down to the beach to check out the sandbank conditions for an early Saturday morning launch (As the conditions was terrible where we were there in late August). The conditions were not nearly as bad as the weatherman predicted as there was a clear gap in the surf and the launch was on like dog ham in Japan. Rushed back to camp while it was still raining to get the Kayak under the gazebo and ready for the next morning. Got the braai and dinner done, tugged in to bed early just to lay and listen to all the night sounds (Including a bush pig trying to get the dustbins open next to our camp). Buy eventually calmed the excitement down and fall asleep.

Saturday morning 03:00 awaken to all the guys around us getting ready so out of bed, got dressed, quickly downed a coffee and off to the launch site where there was already like 10 kayakers buys getting strapped in and ready to launch way before sunrise.

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 Posted: Thu Nov 21st, 2019 09:19 am
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So got my kayak on the beach, said a quick prayer (As the custom goes) and got through the surf quite easily. We stopped just beyond the back line and got all the groceries out, clipped on and ready. Paddled a bit north and found the bait fish right on the bottom at around the 20 meter marked, dropped the sabiki rig to the bottom and was instantly on with three bait fish which turned out to be almost pan size bait mackles.

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So got my kayak on the beach, said a quick prayer (As the custom goes) and got through the surf quite easily. We stopped just beyond the back line and got all the groceries out, clipped on and ready. Paddled a bit north and found the bait fish right on the bottom at around the 20 meter marked, dropped the sabiki rig to the bottom and was instantly on with three bait fish which turned out to be almost pan size bait mackles.

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I rigged on live bait on the left and down rigged it to about the 10 to 15meter mark with a 4 oz sinker and elastic band about 50 meter behind the kayak and the right rod on the surface about 30 meter behind the kayak. I turned down south towards the light house and zig zaged between the 30 and 20 meter line, just south of the point with my ski facing north and on the 28 meter mark I could see a jetski between me and the shoreline hooking up with a nice Dorado jumping behind him.

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View to rear

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I immediately turned towards the beach and paddled hard as Dorado rarely swim alone and crossing the same spot will more offend than not result in a strike. Surly as soon as I crossed the strike zone the left rod first start to screen and a couple on seconds later the right rod shoots of like a racecar. DOUBLE UP Dorries jumping behind me like it’s a jumping castle and a kid’s party. The fight on the first Dorado was hard but got it gaffed and in the hatch quite quickly, but Dorrie number two was a different story, it gave me the gears for about 20 minutes before I eventually got it in the hatch with another Kayaker (Tom) assisting me in getting her gaffed and in the hatch. Well I rigged my last live bait and stared to paddle back north as this Dorado have pulled me quite far south, almost halfway towards lighthouse, but did not manage to get another fish on my way in.

I stopped just beyond the back line and packed all the groceries bock in and strapped all down and let my last live bait free to live another day, from where I could see one of my fellow kayaks (Reese) struggling to get back through the surf, which has by now grown a bit higher, so I waited patiently for him to clear before I follow. As I caught a wave in I quickly caught up to him in the surf and could see a huge shark between him and me following him which got spooked by me coming up behind it and first darted south the north as quick as the blink of an eye. This gave me all the motivation in the world to stay on my ski and not get toughen off in the surf with two dead and bleeding fish in my ski, the rest of the beaching went without any incident as I had a dry one this time but kept on looking behind me for that infamous dorsal fin, which was nowhere to be seen.

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 Posted: Thu Nov 21st, 2019 09:54 am
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At the beaching

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 Posted: Thu Nov 21st, 2019 10:27 am
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Sunday morning 03:00 awaken but this time the guys around us was quiet as the weather forecast indicated high winds and surf so out of bed, got dressed and off to the launch site where this time there was already like 4 kayakers busy getting strapped in and ready to launch way before sunrise, with the wind only doing occasional gusts not the storms predicted, so made the decision to lunch anyway and see how it goes inside. As I got my kayak to the beach there was some kayakers just sitting a watching the surf that have actually calmed down a bit by now, my one friend said I need to help him get his kayak to the beach as he will be launching with me. So got my and Charl’s kayaks on the beach, said a quick prayer (As the custom goes) and got through the surf quite easily. We stopped just beyond the back line and got all the groceries out, clipped on and ready. This time we found the bait fish just behind the backline so, dropped the sabiki rig to the bottom and was instantly on with two bait fish which turned out to be very small mozzies. I rigged on live bait on the left and down rigged it to about the 10 to 15meter mark with a 4 oz sinker and elastic band about 80 meter behind the kayak and the right rod on the surface about 30 meter behind the kayak. I turned down south towards the light house and sticked to the 25 meter line. About half an hour later this time the rod did not even made a run, I just heard on of the guys camping next to us who was also on the water Sunday morning yell DOORRRRIIIEEE!!! As the fish jumped up right next to him only then I left the jerk on the kayak and the BG50 went of screaming. I tightened the drag and the fight was on with this one dragging me to the deep, when I eventually got this fish in the hatch I realized that I was beyond the 50 meter mark and way out, so got my rods rigged and out again and started the long paddle back, but by now the wind started pumping and things got a little scary in there so I decided to call it a day and headed in

I stopped just beyond the back line and packed all the groceries back in and strapped all down and let my two live bait free to live another day. This time I got in day and happy with an extra passenger on board which Charl took a quick pic of with the Go Pro.

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 Posted: Thu Nov 21st, 2019 10:28 am
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Awesome report, thanks!!

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nice report and well done, lovely dorries
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Excellent GT

Now I am so glad for that day at Techo taking you out on the Pinnie and you got hooked.

Nice report, thank you
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 Posted: Tue Nov 26th, 2019 07:07 pm
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baie nice trip man.

geluk.
ek is sommer groen van jaloesie

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Ai Oom Herkie

Wat ek nie sal gee om nog n dag op die water te spandeer saam met julle nie. Daai was van my beste visvang memories.

Baie dankie vir als wat ek by die legend kon leer.

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The proof is in the pudding Gert, dankie

Ek gaan weer Techo toe 7 tot 14 Desember...

Hercu Alias Malboer hopelik ook...

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Moztoppie wrote:
The proof is in the pudding Gert, dankie

Ek gaan weer Techo toe 7 tot 14 Desember...

Hercu Alias Malboer hopelik ook...


a nee a!!!!

alleen hengel sonder om vriende te nooi is groot sonde!!!

dit word ook nie hier toegelaat nie!!!

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willem wikkel spies wrote:
Moztoppie wrote:
The proof is in the pudding Gert, dankie

Ek gaan weer Techo toe 7 tot 14 Desember...

Hercu Alias Malboer hopelik ook...


a nee a!!!!

alleen hengel sonder om vriende te nooi is groot sonde!!!

dit word ook nie hier toegelaat nie!!!


Baie welkom...Daar is genoeg Kamp plek met billike tariewe....The more the "Merrier"
En nie te moeilike launch nie...



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