a fish named Lucky

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I don't think you will believe me (but I'm going to tell you any way)! I'm struggling to grasp how it was even possible myself. It will sound like a tall tale, a big fish story, yet its true... The plan was simple. No shenanigans. Upon arrival in Witsand we would collect bait, set up our … Continue reading a fish named Lucky

The confession

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I didn't know how to do it! I had this feeling of guilt and it was bothering me for a while and I knew the only way to be set free was to tell the truth. The weight on my shoulders was immense and got so heavy that I could't walk up straight. I couldn't … Continue reading The confession

groot VIS stories

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Ek onthou as kind was daar een keer 'n getekende spotprent in die huisgenoot. Twee vissermansvroue sit en gesels in die sitkamer terwyl hul tee drink. Bo die een vrou se kop was 'n bubble met 'n pyltjie na haar mond wat sê: "hier kom hy alweer met een van sy groot vis stories"! Die … Continue reading groot VIS stories

Fishing in mud

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Towards the end of November 2013 we had a trip planned to one of the best places on the planet, Witsand. The magical little town that sits at the mouth of the Breede river. It's not only that it's an awesome fishing destination, its the people, the fresh air, the whole aura the place has. … Continue reading Fishing in mud

Gallie for the Ballie

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"Wa wag... Hier's 'n ding wat wil sak" my dad excitedly stated! He was quite bleak by this time because I had landed two beautiful Galjoen and he had only managed a Spotty and a juvenile Gallie. We used the same bait, fished the same hole, yet I seemed to be the days lucky one. … Continue reading Gallie for the Ballie

Rooi oog gedrog

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Ek was besig om die laaste vis skoon te maak wat ek vroeër die aand gevang het, toe ek 'n ritseling hoor in die bosse bo my. Nou ek is bank vir niks, behalwe vir honderdpote, koringkrieke en ritselings in die bos! Ek was aan die onderkant van 'n sand duin waar ek laat middag … Continue reading Rooi oog gedrog

A Cracking Thought (ACT)

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In an interview with Herchelle Gibbs after he scored that unbelievable 175 from 111 in the 438 game he said he knew he was going to score a hundred that day. He even said he got the same feeling before he scored that hundred in die 99 semi final (lets not go there). I suppose … Continue reading A Cracking Thought (ACT)

Brandfonfokkentein

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A couple of years ago myself and mates, J&D, decided to go visit Brandfontein to target some Galjoen and Steenbras. I kept on confusing the name with Brandvlei, the small little Karoo town where kids learn to swim on a face cloth... Water is scarce in the big Karoo! So it was suggested that I … Continue reading Brandfonfokkentein

Last cast 49er

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I don't often catch a Galjoen worth mentioning, so if I do, I show and tell! (Nie dat dit veel vat van my om uit te haal en te wys nie... Vra maar vir vinnige Anna. Ek wys graag!) The wife woke me up at 3:30 on Saturday morning with: "I might have killed the … Continue reading Last cast 49er

a perfect day

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My dad, my uncle and a friend were off at 4:30 towards Struisbaai! The excitement was immense. A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to get stuck into a proper Steamtrain and since my companions wanted one as well I was selected as the designated guide for the day. On our way we … Continue reading a perfect day