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 Posted: Tue Sep 28th, 2010 01:03 pm
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dugongboy
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Everyone knows that a live shad or mackrel is one of the best baits for couta!!

These are the popular bait reefs around Durban.

CONTAINERS 5kms. NE of the harbour mouth in about 22m of water - very popular spot for boats going north as it is en route, also very close to NO1 (2.5kms). All baits(shad,mackrel,mozzies,sea pike), but generally very good for mackrel if they are about.

S 29 49 470

E 31 04 535

 

DOZER - 3kms NEE of the containers in about 26m of water, said to be 1 or 2 bulldozers washed off ship?? - not too popular as its a bit out of the way, decent bait and also some couta when targeted as well as daga in winter - good spot to balloon a mackrel for YFT.

S 29 48 523

E 31 06 000

 

BARGE (Virginia Barge/ T Barge)- 9kms. NNE of the harbour mouth, 2kms off shore in front of Virginia Airfield in about 23m of water - purpose sunk concrete barge to create AR(1990's) - also popular - all baits and also good to power drift over/around with baits for gamefish(if not too many boats) frequented by some good queenfish March-May(can get double figures!!)

S 29 47 350

E 31 04 500

 

CAISSONS - 2kms NE of the Barge in about 25m of water -  the old WW2 anti submarine net caissons were removed for the harbour mouth widening and sunk here in 2005/6 - all baits - generally plenty plenty shad!!

S 29 46 490

E 31 05 400

 

FONTAO(Umhlanga Barge) - 3.5kms N of the Caissons and 1.5kms offshore just south of Umhlanga lighthouse, in about 24m of water - small trawler purpose sunk - all bait but often dived on by dive operators from Umhlanga.

S 29 44 710

E 31 05 783

 

SH1T PIPE - 4kms S of the harbour mouth in 40 - 46m of water - can be hit or miss and difficult to fish because of depth and currents(heavier sinkers) generally not as good as others for shad but can be excellent for mackrel.

S 29 53 884

E 31 05 190

 

 

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 Posted: Mon Oct 11th, 2010 03:29 pm
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cys
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Thanks Dugongboy will give it a shot when next in DBN. Is there a club you can reccomend in the harbour that i can join as an upcountry member?
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 Posted: Tue Oct 12th, 2010 11:17 am
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dugongboy
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Fynlands or Rod and Reel are well known but there are quite a few more. You can also join DSBC, it is an easy sheltered launch and there are tractors to launch/retrieve as long as you have a breakneck trailer.

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 Posted: Tue Oct 12th, 2010 02:51 pm
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cys
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Thats interesting. i did not know that they retrieve the boat also. Do you have more info, prices , contact no's etc? I have just Bought a new ace glider & have to wait awhile before I can afford a new hilux.
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 Posted: Tue Oct 12th, 2010 04:48 pm
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Foxhat
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I just joined DSBC, it cost about R2300.00 which included, joining fee of R69.00, annual fee, boat inspection & boat number. Pretty much a good price compared to all the clubs in the harbor. However if you already have a boat number, you can just launch with your crew at a cost of about R400.00.


One thing dugongboy , thanks for the marks, I was given contrary marks for the Fontao, can you comment:-

S 29 47 128
E31 04 333

S 29 44 39
E 31 05 42

I've only just started skippering my own boat, so don't want to end up in the wrong place.

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 Posted: Tue Oct 12th, 2010 05:41 pm
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benniejordaan
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Foxhat wrote: I just joined DSBC, it cost about R2300.00 which included, joining fee of R69.00, annual fee, boat inspection & boat number. Pretty much a good price compared to all the clubs in the harbor. However if you already have a boat number, you can just launch with your crew at a cost of about R400.00.


One thing dugongboy , thanks for the marks, I was given contrary marks for the Fontao, can you comment:-

S 29 47 128
E31 04 333

S 29 44 39
E 31 05 42

I've only just started skippering my own boat, so don't want to end up in the wrong place.

Dugongboy's marks are spot on! Remember it isn't 1 mark as such. Take a look at my marks. The "stop sighn" is pretty much the same as his mark for Fontao

Attachment: GPS - Fontao.jpg (Downloaded 1929 times)

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 Posted: Wed Oct 13th, 2010 06:43 am
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snakebite
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cys wrote:
Thats interesting. i did not know that they retrieve the boat also. Do you have more info, prices , contact no's etc? I have just Bought a new ace glider & have to wait awhile before I can afford a new hilux.
Regards Cys



http://www.durbanskiboatclub.co.za/index.htm

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 Posted: Wed Oct 13th, 2010 08:26 am
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dugongboy
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Foxhat wrote: I just joined DSBC, it cost about R2300.00 which included, joining fee of R69.00, annual fee, boat inspection & boat number. Pretty much a good price compared to all the clubs in the harbor. However if you already have a boat number, you can just launch with your crew at a cost of about R400.00.


One thing dugongboy , thanks for the marks, I was given contrary marks for the Fontao, can you comment:-

S 29 47 128
E31 04 333

S 29 44 39
E 31 05 42

I've only just started skippering my own boat, so don't want to end up in the wrong place.

The marks you were given for the Fontao are incorrect, those are for the Virginia Barge/Tbarge. (see above)

These were taken off my old GPS before I sold the boat and manually entered into my new Garmin on the new boat, I haven't been there on the new boat and got a fix on the new GPS but that should be pretty close??


 

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 Posted: Tue Oct 19th, 2010 01:05 pm
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WAVERUNNER VX 1100
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DOES ANYONE HAVE WAYPIONTS FOR ST LUCIA AREA FISHING OFF JET SKI

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 Posted: Tue Oct 19th, 2010 01:06 pm
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WAVERUNNER VX 1100
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DOES ANY ONE HAVE WAYPOINTS FOR ST LUCIA AREA FISHING OFF JET SKI

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 Posted: Mon Aug 10th, 2015 09:00 pm
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garrick@venuepages.co.za
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Thanks for these points.  I'm battling to understand though how to enter them into my GPS.  These are obviously represented in degrees, minutes and seconds.  But why so may seconds?

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 Posted: Tue Aug 11th, 2015 12:27 pm
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sardinella
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2 numbers = seconds
3 numbers = decimals

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 Posted: Sun Oct 4th, 2015 05:43 pm
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tdovale
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hi- did you ever get st lucia gps for your ski?

Im also looking for some plz?

Thanks

Tony dovale

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