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Saltwater vs Freshwater Fishing  Rating:  Rating
 
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 Posted: Thu May 3rd, 2007 10:56 pm
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leonard williams
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Best Catch: 106KG RAGGIE,45KG HAMMERHEAD,34KG SANDI
Favorite Fishing Spot: transkei,witsand,RAG HOLE
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o rat ,have you spread the word to all the other club anglers?if not ask peter pierce to mention it at the next common venue, there can never be enough members on this site,and we never stop learning.thanks man.

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 Posted: Fri May 4th, 2007 07:01 pm
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rat hammerhead!!
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Best Catch: hound 165cm/21.3kg & 138cm grey: 105cm :89cm brown ray:garrick 90cm:hammer ...
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leonard dont worry ive spread the word like a bad rash!!!!!!!!!!!:bflip

rat!!

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 Posted: Sat May 5th, 2007 03:03 am
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leonard williams
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Best Catch: 106KG RAGGIE,45KG HAMMERHEAD,34KG SANDI
Favorite Fishing Spot: transkei,witsand,RAG HOLE
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THATS THE WAY BRU,KEEP IT UP I TRY TO GET ALL THE FISHERMEN I MEET TO JOIN.

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 Posted: Wed Nov 14th, 2007 02:58 pm
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200ts
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howsit guys and girls,  I prefer Saltwater, its hard to beat, unless you want to relax with a few beers and a braai, then Freshwater is the way to go.

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 Posted: Wed Nov 14th, 2007 03:13 pm
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Ryan
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Location: Thabazimbi , South Africa
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HI Boys n Girls,

My comment is as follows.

I grew up on fresh,guided on fresh, moved over to salt and finnaly back to fresh ,mainly because of where my work took me.

There are aspects of fishing that appeal to me. I'm a artlure fisherman through and through. In the salt I plug for Kingies,leeries rapies for Kob. In fresh I try and go for every concievable fish we have in the country and attempt to catch them on Lure.

BAsically no one can discredit the fact that fish in the big blue are bigger meaner and stronger than fresh - however ever landed an 8kg barbel on 2lb line?

Different strokes for different folks I suppose. My answer is tha I have one foot fimly placed in salt and the other firmly placed in freshwater. I love both aspects of the sport and there is no way I can justify the one is better than the other.

As the saying goes "when in Rome do as the Romans do" so this applies to me when near the salt I will fish salt and so on and so forth.

my 2c worth

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 Posted: Wed Nov 14th, 2007 05:26 pm
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KLIPVIS
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Location: Cape Town, South Africa
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Equipment: Assasin Blade ,Gremlins 700+1 HMG, Loomis , Torium's, TLD20/40
Best Catch: 187kg Bronsie ,140kg Raggie ,45kg Spearnose , 20kg cob ... ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Struisbaai plaat , Terrace bay
Boat: 6mt cat super duck , 2 x 70 yamaha
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I like both , bur prefer Rock and Surf by far.I feel you are much more active fishing salt water , fresh water you can sometimes leave you bait alone for 60 minutes , while we probably have tried 3 different baits in 5 casts minimum in an hour.

The other things for me is the sea always look different when you get there , wind , tide all these thing changes the scene.

I probably relax more while freshwater fishing and defintely have 1 or 2 captain morgans.I am in the developing stage of a flask type holder in which I can take my captain with me to the reefs.But I might have to wear a life jacket then also , heheheh

Both have their advantages.I think its unfair to ask somebody from Jhb what he prefers.

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 Posted: Wed Nov 14th, 2007 05:52 pm
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Ryan
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Best Catch: Anything with fins
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Klipvis - agree with you mate but I'm not from JHB.

There is even less time artlure fishing than fishing in the salt. There is no time to smake let alone pint whilist artlure as your concentration has to be superfine and you have to impart a realistic action to your bait. Artlure is intense - and there are other factors much like the tide, wind etc to take into account

Papswaai and dobbadobba on the otherhand - I agree that is a reciepe for a pinting session.

Outright I think we all like fishing in one form or another be it handlines to super Hightech marlin fishing.

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 Posted: Sun Dec 14th, 2008 10:09 pm
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catchit
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Saltwater rules and i cannot compare it to freshwater, as i live in joburg saltwater fishing is a very occasional accurance.

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 Posted: Sun Dec 14th, 2008 11:59 pm
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gogo
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Location: Next Door To Alis (Homie) Johannesburg, South Africa
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Best Catch: White steenbras 6kg; Cob 17kg; Sharks do not count...
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@On dad: I love both. They are different and have their own charisma. I can no behave like a Bad step mom...

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 Posted: Mon Dec 15th, 2008 12:35 am
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gogo
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Location: Next Door To Alis (Homie) Johannesburg, South Africa
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Equipment: shimano reels, one Daiwa Saltist 50 (by mistake), blue marline, ...
Best Catch: White steenbras 6kg; Cob 17kg; Sharks do not count...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Pletenberg Bay
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Ryan wrote: ...

Papswaai and dobbadobba on the otherhand - I agree that is a reciepe for a pinting session...



Ryan, I strongly disagree with you. I love the papgoing sessions and I do not take any alcohol with me. The majority of guys that I know go fishing and not drinking. But very often you see pup....s that get so drunk that they drive over their rods, resolve family disputes etc...

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 Posted: Mon Dec 15th, 2008 08:59 am
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Fishton
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Location: Westville, KZN, South Africa
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I have fished off Richards Bay for pelagic and non pelagic species.



Tiger at Jozini:



Wahoo off Aliwal Shoal:



Bass at Inanda:



Couta off Mozambique:



And now you ask me to choose?

I just love fishing …………….

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 Posted: Mon Dec 15th, 2008 12:01 pm
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Fishfingers
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When it comes to choice over salt or fresh water, only the Tiger will keep me away from the big salty dam. Mind you, catching a yellow on fly is almost as good!

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 Posted: Mon Dec 15th, 2008 04:34 pm
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surfaMIKE
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I find it takes more skill in saltwater fishing than freshwater, because when I went to mooi river, I nailed so many bass (even outfished my dad:fbash) that my plastics were being recycled due to all of them being torn up. And when I went on the shore two weeks ago, I sat there for 4 hours and didnt catch anything! I threw everything out. From prawn to pilchard to chokka to every combo you can think of (even threw out a shad head)... nothing took!

Thats why I think it takes more skill to be a good saltwater fisherman (or maybe Im just a really really good bass angler:fbash:::S .....geez Im arrogant:dude:)

All in all I love every type of fishing, but I think I enjoy bass fishing more

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 Posted: Mon Dec 15th, 2008 05:29 pm
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Joel.I
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Location: Durban, South Africa
Posts: 56
Equipment: Poseidon Platinum HMG,poseidon 5,torium 30,grandwave 50,
Best Catch: Grunters to garricks
Favorite Fishing Spot: munster , winkelspruit , toti
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Fish4Fun wrote:  

To qoute a famous saying....Men go fishing all their lives, without realising that it isn;t the fish they're after.:D


 This is the best and most true thing that i have ever read.

Its what defines that yearning for the water day after day , year after year.

even if you dont catch anything , you still happy and cant wait till the next trip

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 Posted: Wed Dec 17th, 2008 11:22 am
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Kumz
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Location: Sandton - Jhb, South Africa
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Equipment: Bits n bobs that help me along !!!
Best Catch: Waitin for da Beeg 1 !!!
Favorite Fishing Spot: Ifafa,Transkei ,St Francis Ledges !!!
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Saltwater for me !!! My 1st Choice !!!

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 Posted: Fri Dec 19th, 2008 02:36 pm
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ants
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Best Catch: Rag-207kg,Bronzie-168kg, Sandy-115kg, Pylie-75kg,Diamond-64kg,Spotty-30kg, Carp-13.43kg, Barbel-17.8kg, Bass-3.2kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: PE, St Francis, Rapsons, Henties, Mosselbay,Macasser
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This is an unfair poll. Sies...There are also so many varieties in each fasset.

I do the following:

Freshwater:
  • Specimen carp angling
  • Conventional (papgooi)
  • Flyfishing for Yellows
  • Flyfishing for Trout/ Bass
  • Bass fishing "pitch and flip"
  • Float fishing
Saltwater:
  • Edible Rock and Surf
  • Non Eds Rock and Surf (my latest craze)
  • Drop Shotting
  • Deep sea - Bottoms
  • Deep sea - trawling
 

The following quote is applicable to all of the above...which means I can't choose:

" Big fish do not just break your line, they break your heart!!!!"

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 Posted: Fri Dec 19th, 2008 07:42 pm
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Pargo Man
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Ahoy All, tricky question? No way Jose! Salt 100%.... and if it's not salt, it needs be brackish.

Have a terrific season, All.

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 Posted: Wed Dec 24th, 2008 05:49 pm
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RAGGIE HOLIC
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i fish league in the eastern province rock and surf devition..in my "spare" time i fish for bass and sometimes even carp/barbel..even in the estaury for leeries,grunter and cob..once a month i will even tackle the reefs for geelbek and reds...in general its such a beauty of a sport that i enjoy all the facets evenly..allthough i spent more time targeting the bigger species like raggies,rays and cob or cracker...i still love my ultra light tackle fishing..its just the switch between heavy and light that makes me enjoy it so much..it is nice to adapt in conditions and areas and still be able to catch fish..whether its a small bass in a farm dam..a big freshwater barbel in a dam..a geelbek below the boat..or the hard tussle with a big shark..its such a big part of my life..and i love it..Angling forever!!!!

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 Posted: Sat Dec 27th, 2008 07:42 pm
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Gerhard
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Favorite Fishing Spot: Black Hole Rods, Shimano reels, Jigstar Rods and Reels, TFO ...30kg Sailfish, 25kg Couta, 15kg Dorado, 13kg AJ, 2,6kg Rainbow ...Persain Gulf, S Pacific, S China Sea, Arabian Gulf, Angola, ...
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To me it does not matter.

As long as I have a fish dancing on the end of my line I am a happy man.... :wfish

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 Posted: Mon Jan 26th, 2009 09:33 pm
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Fishton thats a perfect example of fresh and salt water fishing i love both and if i had to choose i dont think i would be able to! Fishing rules the world!!!! :-)

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