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
a perfect day
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
Die oumense het mos geglo, visvang op 'n Sondag is sonde! Op die sabbat mag jy niks anders doen as kerk toe gaan, eet en slaap 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 'n Sondag … Continue reading On any given Sunday
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
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!
Steenbras – Never give up!
We have all had those days… The day when nothing goes right… The day everything goes wrong! If you combine this with a blanking streak then fishing becomes… not so lekka! All the tranquil and out and about in nature talk goes out the window and you become a depressed fisher person. Luckily, mine ended … Continue reading Steenbras – Never give up!