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
TCM – Brand vs Brand
This is the second part of the Tackle Choice Matrix and we will have a look at how the same reels of the same brands shape up against each other. Then we will compare the best two reels of each brand with one another to see who has the best reel. Do not skip to … Continue reading TCM – Brand vs Brand
Tackle Choice Matrix (TCM)
What fishing reel is the best? It's a easy question that unfortunately doesn't have a simple answer. I can already hear the Shimano fans shouting STELLA! Daiwa fans yelling SALTIGA! and the Penn men screaming TORQUE! Although you have to admit that if anyone is going to do any screaming, it would have to be … Continue reading Tackle Choice Matrix (TCM)
Online Tackle Shopping – Part1
Advantages of online tackle shopping Must say I feel a bit like I’m sitting in group therapy and I’m about to make a confession. "Hi, my name is Blikkies and I’m a shopaholic…" Shopping isn't something that you would normally associate with a guy, it’s more a chick thing. But I absolutely love a bit … Continue reading Online Tackle Shopping – Part1
Seize the moment
As fishermen we constantly have to deal with disappointment and heartbreak. We’re disappointed when we sometimes plan for weeks on a fishing trip and then after literally counting the seconds, the day before we have to leave, the weather turns on its head. Worst is however when the conditions is perfect, the wind is blowing … Continue reading Seize the moment
The Blue Shad
If I think of catching elf my memory goes way back to when we lived in George. My dad used to target them at a place called “Skuins klip” between Victoria bay and “Leentjies klip”. We used to park in the Victoria bay parking area and then we walked on the railway line until we … Continue reading The Blue Shad
De Mond – That’s why!
In April me and an old friend, Quintin decided to go down to Brandfontein and see if we can get a Steenbras. The weather was monitored from the Monday and the closer it got to the weekend the better the conditions seem to get for that Sunday. On the Saturday I had a braai with … Continue reading De Mond – That’s why!