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 Posted: Mon Feb 14th, 2011 06:42 am
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So gents the weekend has past and i am sure there are guys who had some good dives and some guys who never so how about posting reports of the weekends dives and pics?

 

As for me i dived around blouberg side the weekend and the water was an average of about 18 degrees with viz at some places at a maximum of 4m but alas no fishe to be found except alot of bait fish, so my plans for the upcoming weekend is to pack the bakkie with all my gear and a nice picninc basket and do a peninsula trip to find some decent diving conditions,

What has everyone else have in mind

 

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 Posted: Mon Feb 14th, 2011 08:50 am
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Hey WP,

This is my report I gave the blue Spearo's this morning.

I dived with some great guys at Smits on Saturday Afternoon. It was my first time there, so I had quite a few butterflies.

Conditions:
The water was very clean for most of the bay, but where we dived it looked a little dirty. It was only dirty for the top 2-3m, then the vis was 10m+ at the bottom. The water temp was way too high for my 5mm suit. I reckon somewhere in the region of 18+ Degrees. I kept on having to cool myself down.

Fish:
The small reef's we dived were teaming with life. Not very many big fish (Other than the cocky Galjoen that know its closed season).
I did manage to get a nice Knifejaw (parrot fish) and 2 nice sized Roman.
Two new species for the list! Woo hoo!

I did see a 1,5 - 2m predator, but only got a view from above, So I'm not sure what it was.

Flip! it was awesome! Will post pics tomorrow.


Cheers,
L

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 Posted: Mon Feb 14th, 2011 08:54 am
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Awesome Ledge

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 Posted: Mon Feb 14th, 2011 09:58 am
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We went out at Round Rocks. Top viz was not great but cleaned up nicely at around 10m. Unfortunately loads of jelly fish around. I got stung quite a few times which made the dive a little uncomfortable.

Not much in terms of fish: a few hotties and a butter fish came out.

Saw quite a few nice galjoen though - hopefully they don't pull a Houdini when the season opens....

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 Posted: Mon Feb 14th, 2011 10:12 am
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one of my dive buddies said the shark was a 7 gill cow shark. It was at least 2m and he got to see it from a different angle. He gave it a poke when it hassled him. that was it.

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L

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 Posted: Mon Feb 14th, 2011 01:12 pm
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Any viz reports for today

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 Posted: Mon Feb 14th, 2011 03:00 pm
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Todays seapoint side looks pretty rough. quite a bit of swell. I expect its not so clean either. Had a good dive yesterday off mouille point with shifty. got about 3 hotties over 2kilos. loads of jelly's though. but once u down, u can keep an eye on em. Saw a beautiful big red jellyfish too. All in all it was a nice dive tho. oh about 4m viz or so.
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 Posted: Mon Feb 14th, 2011 03:46 pm
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Saturday - Buffels

100s of hotties, but nothing big. Got buzzed by a small bronzie and had a cowshark hanging around. Viz was terrible

Sunday - Black Rocks

Bad viz again - possibly worse than Saturday. Jutjaws, romans, hotties and knifejaws. Only 1 nice big knifejaw that came in range but I waited for it to turn and it bolted. Sadly the romans were all undersized.

All in all not a good spearing weekend.

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 Posted: Tue Feb 15th, 2011 09:20 am
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waiting patiently for pics... ehem Ledge? :p

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 Posted: Tue Feb 15th, 2011 04:44 pm
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landshark wrote: We went out at Round Rocks. Top viz was not great but cleaned up nicely at around 10m. Unfortunately loads of jelly fish around. I got stung quite a few times which made the dive a little uncomfortable.

Not much in terms of fish: a few hotties and a butter fish came out.

Saw quite a few nice galjoen though - hopefully they don't pull a Houdini when the season opens....

Hey,got to mention that those hotties and butterfish was shot with a serious hangover!:puke

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 Posted: Tue Feb 15th, 2011 05:46 pm
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OK OK, Here it is:

My first Roman & Knifejaw

Attachment: Knifejaw & Roman.JPG (Downloaded 251 times)

Last edited on Wed Feb 16th, 2011 05:33 pm by Ledge

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 Posted: Tue Feb 15th, 2011 05:49 pm
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Just a note:

Cape point is looking MUCH better. The water has cleaned up nicely since the weekend. A few nice shoals of tail were going past the Krans today. 2 fish (That I know of) were keen enough to be landed...
The fish are around, so there's no reason that the spearo's shouldn't get any...

Cheers,
L

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 Posted: Wed Feb 16th, 2011 06:50 am
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oceanman wrote: landshark wrote: We went out at Round Rocks. Top viz was not great but cleaned up nicely at around 10m. Unfortunately loads of jelly fish around. I got stung quite a few times which made the dive a little uncomfortable.

Not much in terms of fish: a few hotties and a butter fish came out.

Saw quite a few nice galjoen though - hopefully they don't pull a Houdini when the season opens....

Hey,got to mention that those hotties and butterfish was shot with a serious hangover!:puke

Ja, amazing how a hangover can influence the size of a hottie eh??

LOL!

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 Posted: Wed Feb 16th, 2011 08:47 am
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Ledge wrote:
OK OK, Here it is:



My first Roman & Knifejaw



Pic not displaying, so I don't believe you landed anything Ledge :p hahaha

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 Posted: Wed Feb 16th, 2011 05:34 pm
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Johan.Nivvy wrote: Ledge wrote:
OK OK, Here it is:



My first Roman & Knifejaw



Pic not displaying, so I don't believe you landed anything Ledge :p hahaha

Nice...

Finger problems... All fixed now.

L

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 Posted: Thu Feb 17th, 2011 05:25 am
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please can I just ask one thing. leave the small fish especially the knife jaw. they are very scarce in valsbaai.

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 Posted: Thu Feb 17th, 2011 05:51 am
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hi bous
are you in struis? whats the water like? the wind only drops next thursday .not good.

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 Posted: Thu Feb 17th, 2011 07:02 am
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eenvoet wrote: please can I just ask one thing. leave the small fish especially the knife jaw. they are very scarce in valsbaai.

Hi eenvoet,

To me that is exactly the right kind of fish to shoot in order to be sustainable.

Ledge was within his legal right to shoot the fish as there's no size limit on knifejaws. It's not a massive one (they grow to 90 cm) and its surely not a juvenile as the juveniles are a yellow / golden colour with a black band on it's tail. Also being a pretty slow growing species the size which ledge shot falls within the band where you are not harvesting the bigger breeding specimens and also not hammering the juveniles which are easier to shoot.

Lastly, have a heart man, it's his first knifejaw...

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 Posted: Thu Feb 17th, 2011 07:46 am
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Noted!

Thanks Guys for your input.

Cheers,
L

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 Posted: Thu Feb 17th, 2011 11:09 am
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Haha nice one Ledge.

Romans are sick fish. But I am on a mission to get myself one of Eckart's nemesis fish, the Musselcracker :p

Shifty

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