The ABC of fishing – Trip 2

You might ask what the random "vygies" (flowers) used as the cover picture has to do with fishing. But I specifically used that picture to show that I too have a sensitive and artistic side and this blog is not all about fishing 😉 ! I took the pic on our way back from our … Continue reading The ABC of fishing – Trip 2

The ABC of fishing – Trip 1

About 2 years ago Jacques Ackhurst organised a fishing clinic for guys that wanted to improve their skills. It involved a couple of bait presentations and we would discuss different fishing spots in the False Bay area and surroundings. At first I was reluctant to go, but me and a friend thought what the hell … Continue reading The ABC of fishing – Trip 1

Seesiek

Oom Tolla Van Der Merwe het altyd oor seesiek gesê, aan die begin dink jy jy gaan dood, maar aan die einde, wens jy jy gaan dood. Glo my, dit kan nie beter beskryf word nie, net die blote gedagte aan die nare aktiwiteit laat my bêk suur trek. Een oomblik dink jy nog jys "fine" … Continue reading Seesiek

The fight of my life!

We have all heard the legendary stories of the “Rietbul” (Afrikaans name for a really big Kob). The epic, almost mysterious tales of the monster Breede River Kob is the stuff of legends. Stories of hundred pounders tickles the fancy and is told next to camp fires, braais and in small coastal town bars. Of … Continue reading The fight of my life!

Weskus Woorde

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Ek sê altyd ek het leer praat aan die Suidkus en leer vloek op die Weskus. Die weskus is 'n unieke plek, daar is niks, maar tog is daar alles. Die mense maak dit, hulle lyk anders, doen goed op hul eie manier en hulle praat 'n soort taal wat jy moet hoor om te … Continue reading Weskus Woorde

Struisbaai Night Trip

I was lying flat on my back with my head resting on a sand pillow. I couldn't sleep, I was jittery as I kept an eye on the tip of my rod. My line in the water should have been taken out hours ago, but being mister optimistic, I was hoping for one more pull. The incredible view … Continue reading Struisbaai Night Trip

Karp vang op Elandsbaai

Julle ken mos die grap van Jan Van Der Merwe en sy vriend Koos wat gaan hengel het... Terwyl Jan besig is om aas aan te sit vra hy, "Koos het jy al gegooi?" Toe andwoord Koos, "Nee, ek soek nog die glase!" Dis mos 'n hengelaar op sy beste. 'n Visserman vang mos vis … Continue reading Karp vang op Elandsbaai

Catching Witsand Kob

The early morning silence was broken with the high pitched screams of a Stradic 5000. It’s amazing how quickly you can forget about old rugby injuries and all of a sudden become a Olympic sprinter. I did the fifty meters towards my rod in no time at all, by almost walking on the water. My … Continue reading Catching Witsand Kob

#bokbefok

Saterdag speel ons die All Blacks en visvang het so bietjie afgeskuif op my prioriteitslys. Ek moet sê ek het ‘n rukkie gevat om RWC gees te vang. Na die verloor teen Japan was ek skaam kwaad vir die lewe en veral vir enige iets groen en goud. Ekt geweier om slaai te vreet vir … Continue reading #bokbefok

Perdeby

Ek sê altyd eks bang vir niks, behalwe koringkrieke, honderdpote en perdebye! Die eerste twee is net grillerig. Flippen hel, Bear Grills vreet die ander dag 'n koringkriek op Ultimate Survival. Ek weet nie hoe hy die ding nog kon vashou nie, maar toe hy hom byt, spuit die stront so groen boog. Ook maar … Continue reading Perdeby