SEALINE - South African Angling and Boating Community Home 
Home Recent Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register


 Moderated by: Enigma, Emperor
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
Electric Ray  Rating:  Rating
 
AuthorPost
 Posted: Mon Mar 5th, 2007 12:16 pm
  PM Quote Reply
1st Post
Ernie
Member


Joined: Sun Mar 4th, 2007
Location: Florida Park Gauteng And Doonside KZN, South Africa
Posts: 10
Equipment: Poseidon 5 with Daiwa Saltiga 50 and Basil Manning 400/2 ...
Best Catch: 9kg Garrick (Warner Beach)
Favorite Fishing Spot: none
Boat: none
Club: none
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Hi guys....

 

Thanks for the welcome message (Emperor)!

 

SCENARIO:

A while ago, I was fishing with some locals at Warner Beach. One guy landed an electric ray, and everybody rushed forward to look at at (including me). Nobody volunteered to put it back, and like a good citizen, I offered my services, but with 'shocking' results.

 

QUESTION:

HOW DO YOU PUT IS BACK IN THE WATER WITHOUT GETTING ELECTROCUTED?

  

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Mon Mar 5th, 2007 12:22 pm
  PM Quote Reply
2nd Post
MickJack
Senior Member


Joined: Sat Oct 14th, 2006
Location: Durban, South Africa
Posts: 1117
Equipment: Loomis/Shimano/Elbe Rods, Toriums, Okuma Catalina/Salina/Inspira reels, KF Giant Abrasion line
Best Catch: various, but probably a 76cm bonefish on a fly-rod and ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Durban Piers,TransKei,DeepSea,Scottburgh
Boat: boogey board
Club: Port of Durban AC
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
RUBBER GLOVES!

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Mon Mar 5th, 2007 12:34 pm
  PM Quote Reply
3rd Post
Ernie
Member


Joined: Sun Mar 4th, 2007
Location: Florida Park Gauteng And Doonside KZN, South Africa
Posts: 10
Equipment: Poseidon 5 with Daiwa Saltiga 50 and Basil Manning 400/2 ...
Best Catch: 9kg Garrick (Warner Beach)
Favorite Fishing Spot: none
Boat: none
Club: none
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
MickJack... Water and electricity does'nt go well together !!!

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Mon Mar 5th, 2007 01:54 pm
  PM Quote Reply
4th Post
Eddie
Member


Joined: Wed Jan 31st, 2007
Location: KZN, South Africa
Posts: 140
Equipment: basic stuff
Best Catch: the next one
Favorite Fishing Spot: ansteys, blue lagoon
Boat: None at the mo
Club: .
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Hey Ernie

Welcome to Sealine, buddy. :hf

Excellant topic.... what happens if we dont have gloves? there must be another method of release. anyways i came across this article abt electric rays...

The electric currents produced by some species of fishes, such as the Numbfish and torpedo rays are generated in cells called electrocytes. When an electrocyte is stimulated, a movement of ions (electrically charged atoms) across the cell membrane results in an electric discharge.

The electrocytes of most 'electric fishes' are modified muscle cells. Electrocytes are usually arranged in columns within electric organs. This arrangement increases the electrical output, much like a row of batteries placed end to end.

The electric organs of the torpedo rays contain about 45 columns of around 700 electrocytes. Electrical discharges escape through the dorsal surface of the fish. This is because the dorsal surface of both the electric organ and the body have less resistance than the surrounding tissues.

Torpedo rays can generate an electrical potential of 20 to 50 volts. Reports exist of fishermen who have received severe electric shocks from handling this fish.

There are a number of families that contain 'electric fishes'. Examples include the naked-back knifefishes (gymnotids) of South America, the elephantfishes (mormyrids) of Africa and the South American mochokid catfishes. The South American knifefishes (electrophorids) can generate pulses of over 500 volts.

 

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Mon Mar 5th, 2007 02:02 pm
  PM Quote Reply
5th Post
Ernie
Member


Joined: Sun Mar 4th, 2007
Location: Florida Park Gauteng And Doonside KZN, South Africa
Posts: 10
Equipment: Poseidon 5 with Daiwa Saltiga 50 and Basil Manning 400/2 ...
Best Catch: 9kg Garrick (Warner Beach)
Favorite Fishing Spot: none
Boat: none
Club: none
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Hi Eddie

 

Thanks for a very interesting article. Much appreciated. I see you also fish in the same general area as myself.

 

PS. Do you know John Munroe?

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Mon Mar 5th, 2007 03:05 pm
  PM Quote Reply
6th Post
Eddie
Member


Joined: Wed Jan 31st, 2007
Location: KZN, South Africa
Posts: 140
Equipment: basic stuff
Best Catch: the next one
Favorite Fishing Spot: ansteys, blue lagoon
Boat: None at the mo
Club: .
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Ernie,

I cant say, ive met quite a few ppl there abts.... john munroe......eeeer...., winkels is my fav fishing spot, it is magnetic, mate!!! I fish there wenever i get a chance, love it!!!! Do you know a lad called tyrone by any chance, hes a local die-hard fishman at winkles!!! He virtually lives on the beach.... Good lad!!!

:alieneddie

Back To Top PM Quote Reply


Current time is 07:10 am  
SEALINE - South African Angling and Boating Community > General Angling Topics > Saltwater Fishing > Electric Ray Top