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Hi

I would like to know which one  of the two do you prefer and please can we get reasons and explainations, my personal choice is freshwater whenever i went freshwater fishing no matter how big or small i always caught a fish and when you using a fly rod it was such a thrill to fight the fish, so guys lets here your views.

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Hey On dad

I defn prefer Saltwater Angling. So much more of a thrill.:D

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How can that be more of a thrill when you catch a good size fish like once in a lifetime, you wait years before you really get that big one and then with freshwater fishing its about technique and believe me those small fish can fight eg. like tiger fish what a thrill and what a fight with all those jumps i mean man i think that is the most thrilling thing ever and what a sight.

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oN dAD thats the thrill. U never know what is going to come out the water. Were in a dam you fishing for what you know is there. Dont get me wrong, Dam fishing is exciting and very skillfull. But for me Saltwater is something else. Yes i might wait forever for a catch, but it might be a catch of a lifetime.:) 

Believe me if you were to hold a rod with a 100kg+ steamtrain on the end of ur leader you'd know just what a thrill it is.

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i agree with nivi, salt water angling is much better, also, fishing with a fly rod in the sea is quite a thrilling experience.............

 

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Hi Guys,

I have had extensive experience in fresh and salt. Fished for S/Transvaal competetively catching carp, barbel, mudfish and the always elusive largemouth yellowfish. I fished the whole Vaal system both rivers and dams also Koppies, Bloemhof, Hartebeespoort just to mention a few and then flyfished the smaller rivers for small and largemouth yellows. I bass fish fly and lure and have fished most of the dams and Vaal River. AND THEN I MOVED TO NATAL: What a shock when I got stripped up at Winklespruit and when the big stumpies and brusher smashed me into the rocks. It was a bit of an eye opener and the tackle box changed and a 17 foot carp rod changed to a 400/5. My orlando centre pin changed to speedmaster and the hooks and bait changed size.

I am now totaly hooked on salt water fishing, bought a ski boat and a paddle ski. I do still take the kids to the dam where they catch carp and scallies(smallmouth yellowfish) and the occasional barbel.

At the end of the day its in your blood, you are a fisherman or not. The look in the persons eye when he is at a piece of water and does not have a fishing rod or the withdrawal symptoms of spending a week without wetting a line.

If the sea is bad fish the dams just not to keen on eating the dam fish.

Thats my story and I am sticking to it

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Too many people measure their enjoyment of fishing by the number of dead carcases they drag home to their pots and stoves. For others it becomes a money making game, where each shad they poach or take equals R 20....hey nooit, lahnee, I don't walk away from cash, ekse!!

There is a different dimension to fishing that many people just don't get - the simple pleasure of being outdoors, of seeing things the couch potato doesn't see, of seeing whales, sardines, dolphins, sunsets, sunrises. There is the further pleasure of companionship, of shared interests, of camaraderie and helping your buddy land a good fish or occasionally landing one yourself. THere is the bullshit around the braai, the planning and scheming to outwit the fish, and the pleasure of doing things well. All of these things can be enjoyed for their own, you need not necessarily land a fish to make the exercise worthwhile. I can go to North Pier and sit there for hours catching one blacktail after another, mightily pissing off the "subsistence" anglers, and go home without a fish and still feel satisfied, or walk the banks in Durban bay fishing for mullet, releasing them and going home happy, or use a fly rod for springer and kingies without ever feeling I have to justify the cost of my tackle, ot that I have failed when I didn't land a fish.

Even sitting at Inanda dam in the quiet hours of the evening, watching your motionless plicemen on your carp rods brings a very special kind of peace and contentment. If you do manage to land a fish, so much the better.

 

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

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Hey Dude

Well said

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Thanks for the kind words, MB. It absolutely kills me to see how some people fish...they come onto the beach or rocks or pier, with their 5 kilo "bait", make a toal bloody mess of the place, cut off their overwinds and leave them on the beach for the seagulls to get entangled in, leave their food stuffs scattered over the sand or rocks, and take every fish they catch home. Tropical speciments, pinkies, five fingers, small blacktail, it doesn't matter, everything goes home to the pan.

Anyone who has been on South pier when the shad are wild will confirm how these barbarians move in, sopend days on the pier, crap everywhere, start fires and basically carry on like animals for a few days, or until the booze or the bait  runs out, then they're off home to sell their ill goitten gain, leaving their f%&*@#ing crap behind. 

These guys justify the success or otherwise of their trips by the number of dead fish they take home....and the rest of us have to live with their mess.:(

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So true bout wat u said about rock an surf M.B..u could prob dam fish all your life but when u get bent going rock an surf the bug jus bites an there is no fixin u up!..lol..

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I love fishing - be it surf, dam or lake, as long as I got a rod in my hand I am happy, it doesn't matter whether I catch fish or not.

Most of my fishing is done in the sea only because I live on the coast.

Hey Fish4Fun I totally agree with you, those who you are reffering to are not fisherman they are ignorant, miscreants who give a damn about the ocean, fish,environment or anything else, it's they who give fisherman a bad name.

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Any fishing is fun :D.  Nothing beats the sound and the thrill of a screaming reel, it can be in the sea or dam. Being out enjoying nature is what counts.

We in the Cape have a limited sea fishing window (we catch on fly) so when the season gets cold we turn to the rivers and dams

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Hi Guys

I have been fishing the dams and the rivers for the better part of 26 years! It used to be the best pass time in the world. It was the whole experience, being on and one with nature and the thrill of catching and releasing specimen fish. This was the thrill, until i was introduced to Surf fishing about a year ago...regardless i have never looked back to the inland waters since!:)

There is just something about surf fishing that beats inland waters hands down. Maybe its the spirit with which the fish fight in the oceans or just the thrill of not knowing whats going to pick you up next.

I can openly say i have been converted!::H

Surf fishing rules.....

P.S forgot to mention my my inland tackle haven't left the garage since! hee hee

Cheers

Guns

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hey big guns

if i was you i would'nt have hung up my freshwater stuff...your location says johannesburg, i need to fish as much as possible sometimes 3 or 4 times a week,so when i can't get to the surf the other venues help with my addiction:D

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Hi Rols

I dont get to fish as much as i would like, My wife just had a baby recently so when ever i get the chance its to the coast...! Gotta make it count! lol

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totally agree,

who likes fishing with the pong of rotten sards,and boxes and hooks lying around cos they get so pist and tip their boxes over,and i use to be a lifeguard and you get these litties coming to you with hooks in there feet.

 

SO S0 SAD

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Guys

I'm defs a Freshy and not a Salty, for reasons obvious, THE BIG BLUE is just toooooo far to drive for the amount that I need to spend at any piece of water to contain my sanity levels at an opptimum.  Fishing the Big Blue, reminds me sort of "Papgooi" with the diffs that you dunno whats gonna stomp your line and the water is salty.  Freshies, speaking Bass, trout, Tigers and not Carp, you have to HUNT them, I mean really hunt them, almost like spearfishing without the ouch to the Fish.

Anyhow, been papgooi-ing for almost 16-years and since I became a Freshy Hunter I've never looked back.

Maybe if I stayed a lot (a whole lot) closer to the BIG DAM then I'd also perhaps would have liked Salty a tad more.

Happy Hunting those LGF's

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Howzit LGF

I must take my hat off to u freshwater guys .....To make a sport out of one species of fish ...that takes some doing and dedication namely Bassing..Oh sure there are other freshwater but i was reading an article how fast and big bassing has got in this country..WEL DONE>> We saltys can learn from that. I for one only spin ..from the shore not boat and at the moment trying to get better at outhinking kob. I am not saying bait hasnt got its place...There are guys out there who are brilliant at catching kob with bait ...BUT us saltys should take our type of angling to the next level. ANYWAY... Just some thoughts!!!

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bass fishing rocks but sea fishing kills all fishing 10 fold down.

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i grew up on the dams so it holds a special place for me but sea fishing is such a buzz cause u never know whats gonna bite it could be a shark of 200kg or kob 50kg wow what wild selection. on the dams u pretty know what fish are gonna bite as for the bait u use.:fishn:sha

rat!!

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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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leonard dont worry ive spread the word like a bad rash!!!!!!!!!!!:bflip

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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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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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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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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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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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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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@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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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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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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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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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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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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Saltwater for me !!! My 1st Choice !!!

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Location: Meyerton: Vaal Triangle, South Africa
Posts: 1868
Equipment: Shark Extreme, Poseidon, Blade, Berkley Venom, TN30A/30/50,Torium30, Finnor 30, SEAGRAND
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
Boat: Sold My Boat. Saving for a "nice" one
Club: No
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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!!!!"

Pargo Man
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Joined: Tue Sep 30th, 2008
Location: Luanda, Angola
Posts: 801
Equipment: 50/80 standups Jigstar350 + Gorilla 12c BlueRose ...
Best Catch: blueMarlin+300k sail+-40k dorado22k YFin24.6k
Favorite Fishing Spot: Lobito Dande Luanda
Boat: »MAHINDA« (skipper only)
Club: TBF; Clubs NAVAL + NAUTICO Luanda
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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.

RAGGIE HOLIC
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Joined: Mon Oct 6th, 2008
Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Posts: 268
Equipment: bluemarlin hmg stroke 6,shimano torium,purglas 400/4
Best Catch: 21.1 kg yellowtail,raggies 128kg,139kg 148 kg,166.5kg,daimond ray52kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: kabeljous surf,st francis,gamtoos surf
Boat: NA
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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!!!!

Gerhard
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Joined: Sat Feb 2nd, 2008
Location: Wasit Project - North Of Jubail Saudi, Saudi Arabia
Posts: 1859
Equipment: Black Hole Rods, Shimano reels, Jigstar Rods and Reels, TFO ...
Best Catch: Black Hole Rods, Shimano reels, Jigstar Rods and Reels, TFO ...30kg Sailfish, 25kg Couta, 15kg Dorado, 13kg AJ, 2,6kg Rainbow ...
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, ...
Boat: One day....
Club: Nope
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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

WalkersKiller
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Joined: Tue Jan 20th, 2009
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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!!!! :-)

Basstard
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Joined: Wed Dec 10th, 2008
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Posts: 54
Equipment: loomis rod,pinnacle bait caster
Best Catch: 3Kg Largemouth Bass
Favorite Fishing Spot: Secret
Boat: None
Club: None
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Always loved freshwater fishing. Blew my pocket money on it when I was young and blew my salary on it when I was older. Haven't spent a cent on it in over a year why?? Went to the sea and got pulled around by some powerful creatures.
If I gave you a choice between taking the 4 hour trip from pretoria to Bloemhof to catch barbel and carp or heading out to vidal to catch one of the many species that hang around in the big blue - no contest 100% salt

Spyker Kruger
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Joined: Tue May 27th, 2008
Location: Hentiesbay, Namibia
Posts: 658
Equipment: ...Daiwa and Shimano reels,custom built wafts,charles stewart custom,iron feather custom ...
Best Catch: ....bronzy weighed 176kg, Ray 200kg, Tarpon 90kg,Amberjack 25kg,Jack26kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: ...Ponta albina, barro do kwanza , Winston, kabeledo, Kunnene
Boat: ...none
Club: Hentiesbay Angling Club
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I reckon every one to his/her own ,what ever tickles you.

I have seen freshwater guy's get just as excited as what we do pulling a big fish and enjoying it just as much.

I think what ever is the closest to youre hart when it comes to fishing:wfish

Simen
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Joined: Wed Jun 13th, 2007
Location: Swakopmund, Namibia
Posts: 7325
Equipment: shimano/daiwa reels - blue marlin/ shimano/Waft rods
Best Catch: 120kg bronze whaler 27 kg cob 17kg kingfish, 13kg ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Namibie--Winston,Mile 98, Arrarat, Blare.
Boat: none
Club: Henties Baai
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Great thread would like to hear more

AD97
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Joined: Sun Sep 21st, 2008
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Posts: 1312
Equipment: Poseidon Platinum HMG, Torium 30, Kingfisher braid, Double X .55 ...
Best Catch: 75cm White Mussel Cracker
Favorite Fishing Spot: Eastern Cape
Boat: Getaway 520s, 115HP Yamaha
Club: Alexandria Fishing Club
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SALT- Its in my veins baby!

CrAZy-BuG
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Joined: Sun Feb 17th, 2008
Location: Brakpan, South Africa
Posts: 862
Equipment: WAFT Shark, Saltist 50H, WAFT Garick, Grandwave 50
Best Catch: 250kg Zambi. 7kg Milky. Garick 17kg, Pompano 2kg, 1.5kg Kzn ... ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: St. Lucia, Vaal River
Boat: Been on one. Didn't get sick.
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I started fishing R&S about 2 years ago and I have to say that it beats fresh water fishing. Fresh water fish do not fight nearly as hard as its salt water counter parts.

SALT FOR ME!

RHK_888
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Joined: Thu Apr 15th, 2010
Location: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Posts: 133
Equipment: Assassin Beachmaster heavy, Daiwa SL50, Sensation Legends 12ft, Okuma Longbows, ...
Best Catch: Assassin Beachmaster heavy, Daiwa SL50, Sensation Legends 12ft, Okuma Longbows, ...Carp: 5kg, Bronze Bream: 2kg on UL, Bonnie: 1.5 kg ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Kranskop Pvt Dam, Albert falls dam, Table Mountain (Umgeni), Pennington
Boat: none
Club: Kingfisher Angling Club PMB
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I'm a bit of a fence sitter.i enjoy fishing as a whole,just mention the word fishing and I'm there,whether it be surf,deep sea,big game,spear fishing,bass,carp,fly...you name it..I love them all..but i gotta admit.nothing beats the thrill of ROCK AND SURF FISHING!!!!....BUT then again,i could die from the adrenaline rush i get from hearing my reel screaming for help out of the blue, indicating that there is a carp on the other end asking for a fight!!by the way:imnew

Enigma
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Joined: Mon Apr 27th, 2009
Location: Eldoraigne , South Africa
Posts: 12852
Equipment: Fishing Tackle and Lot's of IT
Best Catch: Anything with fins - from a 15gr 3 spot Barb ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: RSA
Boat: Na
Club: Northern Swerwers
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Once Aagain, fishing is fishing. If it has fins and I can catch it I will balance my tackle and catch it.

For the adrenalin rush and Mane E Mano fun you can't beat the sea. I personally enjoy the Freshwater match/tournament fishing more than R&S

Fishing is fishing and I don't care if it's fresh or saltwater fishing, fishing is fishing and as long as I got a chance to hook a fish I'm going to wet a line

My verdicts out, no contest between fresh or salt - FISHING is the winner