INTRO We planned a family (fishing) weekend in Struisbaai. As you know when a fish... I mean family weekend approaches you start following the weather at least two weeks in advance. If the conditions don't agree with what you deem to be good for fish... sorry, family, you find a way to convince yourself that … Continue reading Big Swell, Oh Well
Here I tell stories and tales of fish and fishing. Some stories are completely true and some are slightly modified because I can only remember them vaguely myself, but they all happened and I will try and reconstruct them in my own uneducated way. Enjoy!
Put it back!
On Saturday I was fishing my local spot. You know, minding my own business whilst sucking in some salty fresh and breathing out the stresses of 2020. It was a absolute stunning morning. About sixty meters in front of me was a working bank causing the clean water to foam up every now and again. … Continue reading Put it back!
Numbing the pain
I've been stung by wasps and honey bees, survived multiple paper cuts and even listened to a whole Kurt Darren album (on repeat) from the Cape to Port Beaufort. I've bumped my little toe on a door frame, stepped on Lego, fell out of a tree (more than once) and broke my collar bone. I've … Continue reading Numbing the pain
Line was screaming from my reel. I'm not talking about the standard screams of joy when your favourite rugby team scores a try, oh no! I'm talking of the blood chilling screams of a toddler dropping her sprinkle covered ice cream. The screams from my reel turn into moans and growns from me because line … Continue reading Ducky
On a hot summers night
"It was a hot summers night and the beach was burning, there was fog crawling over the sand..." You know mos, sometimes a song pops into your head and you end up humming it all the time. On this particular evening, it was "You took the words right out of my mouth" by Meatloaf. Very … Continue reading On a hot summers night
Gisteraand sit ek die girls in die bed. Hulle het net begin kalmeer toe Heila ewe skielik "onrustig" raak… Sy laat sak haar linker arm terwyl sy wild met haar regter arm in die rondte draai. Dan lig sy die linker arm terwyl sy aanhou draai en draai met die regter hand. Was vir 'n … Continue reading TBC
Giving it everything
The teacher blew her whistle and the grade RR class were off on their yearly 400m race. This is 5 & 6 year olds with short legs, so they have to take much more steps in order to complete the race. It must almost feel like an 800m or something! I was struggling to get … Continue reading Giving it everything
Faith at Heuningnes
Faith at the Heuningnes river
That sad sickening feeling
I decided to make one more cast... I just dropped something that took off and bit through my hook snoot. By the way it took the bait I figured that it must have been a Spotty and although they don't have "teeth" to make a clear cut through the hook line it was badly chafed … Continue reading That sad sickening feeling
Renetjie en haar “G&T”
As mens so op die strand staan ontmoet jy soms die "random"ste mense en sien jy partykeer die "weird"ste goed. Ek noem dit sommer "random beach encounters" of vir die "purists"... lukrake strand ontmoetings. Hier is een van so bietjie minder as 'n jaar gelede... Renetjie en haar "G&T" Dit was middel Desember en seker … Continue reading Renetjie en haar “G&T”