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 Posted: Tue Oct 9th, 2007 08:51 pm
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Joined: Tue Oct 9th, 2007
Location: Somerset West, South Africa
Posts: 1
Equipment: Penn boat and beach multipliers, various fixed spools for rivers, ...
Best Catch: 30 kg Sailfish Wotamu Malindi Kenya
Favorite Fishing Spot: Kariba, Zambesi, Breede and False Bay GBay side
Boat: 5.5 Metre Infanta Rib, 75HP Merc

Guys [et gals]

I'm a newbie to this forum. I've started fishing again as I retired a couple of years back. In my early days in Zim and in the UK I fished quite a bit. Now I have the time to spend on this wonderful sport. I tend to spend a lot of time planning trips to places where I can fish and see game at the same time. The wife and I are off to Ngwenya near Komatiport to check out Kruger once again and to also try some Tiger fishing in the Crocodile River, that's happening in a couple of weeks but I want to plan another trip to Cape Agulhas in the new year sometime.

I read the following whilst trawling SA websites and it got me thinking......:-

The Agulhas Banks south of Struisbaai and Cape Agulhas are, for most of the year, washed by the warm Agulhas current which sweeps down the east coast of Africa. Marlin, Dorado, skipjack tuna and a number of other gamefish can be caught in this area known as the 'Twelve mile Bank' close to the edge of the continental drop off.

On the shallower, Five mile reef, massive schools of yellowtail and cape salmon congregate during the summer months. They may take on almost anything that is thrown into the water.

The inshore reefs offer great Cob fishing and a wide variety of bottom dwelling reef fish can be taken, sometimes in large quantities. Cob of up to 20kg are common.

Do any sealiners know the GPS coordinates of this 'Twelve Mile Bank' or the 'Five mile reef'. Eighteen months ago I got my '15 Mile, Day Skippers Licence' and me and a few mates would n't mind trying to find these coordinates to do a bit of gamefishing .

Thanks for any constructive advice

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