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 Posted: Mon Jun 21st, 2021 11:46 am
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_zaahid
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Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Posts: 110
Equipment: Assassin Sabre with Daiwa bg5000 grinder, Shimano Exage 110 h ...
Best Catch: 46Kg bronzie
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Hey All,

just a bit of a fishing report and reflection on the session.

On Sunday 19 June 21, 2021 I decided to take my dad out fishing after a quite a long time. Due to short days and lots of things happening on father day, we were only able to get to the beach at around 4:45.

Prepared with our tackle and some fresh white mussel and pink (store bought) prawn we set out for our evening of fishing. Being late in the afternoon, we had about an hour till sunset and low tide. I felt this was perfect for the spot I picked.

I set up my dad’s rod and traces with a scratching trace that I’ve use and have caught multiple species with, armed with a prawn and chokka combo to attract whatever was in the water. Using a 2/0 sized hook, I knew that if anything were to bite, they could get hooked. He casted in and let it sit while I was prepping my own tackle. After about 5 minutes he shouts at me to look at his rod, we could see some decent bites, but no hookup on the first throw.

I then set myself up and casted at a bank that was a bit deeper and rolling very nicely.

As the sun was going down, the action started to pick up… Tap.. Tap.. Tap, no hook up :’(
It was about to get dark and everyone was starting to leave and I was getting some hella nice bites, but unfortunately due to being the only people on the beach, my dad and I were not comfortable to fish further due to the aspect of Safety.

Unfortunately no fish were landed, but it was an action packed evening.

The sad part of it all is that we knew the fish were there, we were in the right spot and doing something right to get the bites. But because of how unsafe our false bay coast line in at night, we were forced to leave fearing our own safety.

I pray that things will get better so that I can take my dad out in the evenings after work into the night to target fish and actually get him some good hookups one day.


Cheers,
_Zaahid

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 Posted: Mon Jun 21st, 2021 04:24 pm
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Mike Smith
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Location: Cape Town, South Africa
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Equipment: Purglas Executive 14 foot Daiwa SL50H Shimano Speedmaster Technipurlin 14,5 ...
Best Catch: 14 Kg Kob
Favorite Fishing Spot: Purglas Executive 14 foot Daiwa SL50H Shimano Speedmaster Technipurlin 14,5 ...Wolfgat Nature Reserve, Buffelsjags Bay, De Dam, West of Mnandi, ...
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Mana: 
Hi Zaahid,

That is so sad that you had to pack up because of safety issues but you did the right thing. maybe you should get yourself a silent persuader like mine.

I work with it, play with it and fish with it! With the right training you can take out an armed gang without having to change magazines!;)

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 Posted: Mon Jun 21st, 2021 07:57 pm
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MrFisha
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Location: All Over Da Show, South Africa
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Mana: 
Sad but true.

We're also pack up when it get's late and everyone has left, whether it beach or rocky area.

We've had close calls, either guys appearing outta nowhere or some dodge guys walking around.

This is in Southern Cape... but its all over. rrather pack up and leave and be safe.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 28th, 2021 06:28 am
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Arrie87
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Location: Pretoria, South Africa
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I have family in East London, so fish the Jikeleza area mostly, because the places are remote, safety is not too much of a concern (although we still fish in pairs). The downside is that every session is about a 80km round trip drive for me. I fish about 4 days a week so if I am down here I do about 1000km in a short time.

Went on a boys week fishing trip to the south coast a few weeks ago to watch the sardines, honestly the fishing was unpleasant. Constantly looking over your shoulder to check if your kit is still there is not fun. Everytime it was only us on the beach we rather packed up and left because of the skeberesches appearing out of nowhere and deciding to sit less than 30m from our kit

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