EPIC!

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I try and fish at least once a week. It's not always possible though and with family and social commitments taking up most of my free time, fishing sometimes takes a back seat. Everyone knows the one with the diamond ring always has shotgun. But when the wife said she wanted to go to the … Continue reading EPIC!

Impulsive quickie and the mysterious lost fish

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We all lose fish. It’s a fact of fishing like death and taxes. No fish is ever won until you have him high and dry. This thing that touching the leader counts as a landed fish is just to sooth our egos. I have personally lost a couple of fish that was right therewithin touching distance, so close you could smell them. All it … Continue reading Impulsive quickie and the mysterious lost fish

Steam Train to Seven Eleven

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We haven't been to De Mond in ages I said to my fishing partner while we reeled in our last unsuccessful cast for the morning. And you know THERE is always something happening, I added. We were taking off our reels when we decided that if the weather holds and the conditions just somehow resemble … Continue reading Steam Train to Seven Eleven

Fishing Family Fun

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I have never felt so stupid in my life! My five year old daughter (Heila) and newest fishing buddy had just caught her first Steenbras and biggest fish ever. In my effort to wash some sand of the fish to take a better looking photo, the fish slipped out of my hands and with a … Continue reading Fishing Family Fun

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

Kwaaimans

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Ek was bevoorreg om in George groot te word, ons het eers einde st6 Lambertsbaai toe getrek. Sê altyd ekt geleer praat in die suidkus en geleer vloek op die weskus. Maar die is gelukkig (of ongelukkig) nie 'n vloek storie nie, die is 'n Kaaimans groot vis storie... My naweke as nat-agter-die-ore-snotkop-kind is spandeer … Continue reading Kwaaimans

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

On any given Sunday

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Die oumense het mos geglo visvang op 'n Sondag is sonde en dat jy niks anders mag doen as kerk toe gaan, eet en slaap op die Sabbat nie. Toe sê my pa mos een keer hy gaan darem bitter teleurgesteld wees wanneer hy eendag in die Hemel kom en uitvind dat vis vang op … Continue reading On any given Sunday

Struisbaai Night Trip

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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

Stoomtrein

  Ek onthou my eerste steenbras soos gister. Ek kon nie veel ouer as ses gewees het nie en ons het by Swartvlei onder die N2 brug gehengel. Dit was nog voor die opgraderings destyds en jy kon sommer net daar teen die pad stop, 'n paar prawns (eks jammer maar ekt nog nooit die … Continue reading Stoomtrein