GEOFISH Trailer

GEOFISH Trailer from GEOFISH on Vimeo.

The plan is simple: bridge the language gap, convince the Federales that you’re not trying to smuggle cooking oil into the country to corner the market on cheap fish tacos and at the same time, spend little money, sponge off the local delicacies and see if you can kill stomach cramps with a combination of tequila and lack of sleep. Trying their best to avoid break-ins, break-downs, break-ups and broken rods, join four fish bums as they cover 8,000 miles of Mexican dirt in hopes of finding out-of-the-way locations—with fish, and escaping with captured memories.

Armed with nothing more than fishing rods and cameras in hand, the GEOFISH series will follow 4 fishermen turned filmmakers as they travel around the world in a diesel pick-up converted to run on cooking oil while soaking flies at every opportunity they get. With a new obstacle around every corner and the determination of setting foot where few people dare to go, the angling quartet cuts their own path through some of the planets most rugged terrain on a mission to find the world’s greatest spots never fished.

After watching this video I am keen for an adventure to Mozambique. Who’s in?

Lure Fishing in PE

Eva doing some dropshot
Eva doing some dropshot

I am currently in PE (Port Elizabeth) it is a working holiday. I am working and the rest of the family is on holiday. Which is rather awesome. I do get a bit jealous but I am very happy we can do this kind of thing. I did some questions on a Facebook  group and then I got hold of a cousin that lives in East London to let me know if there are any good spots. He got hold of a mate of his and I was told that Swartkops river is a good place. I also went to a local tackle shop and was told the same thing. So on Sunday afternoon we head off to Swartkops, when I say we I mean the whole family. It was a moment for me to fish and the others to walk on the beach. I must say it looks like a awesome place and I would love to come back with my fishing SUP and explore it a lot more.

The weather was cold and I threw lures but I had no luck. The water and the tide was perfect. I do realise I might be a bit late in the season but as the saying goes. If you  have a line in the water you increase your chances of catching a fish. But no luck on this day.

I managed to get a early day during the week, so I shot down to the mouth again with 2 of my kids. I tried a popper, drop shot and a spoon type lure but again luck. The weather was warmer and the sea looked amazing. The water is  lot colder then I am used to but you get used to it when you stand in it for a while. There was a guy fishing bait and I saw him pull out a Grunter. He told me he caught 2 before I came.  I even let Cuba (my 3 year old) do some reeling in. Eva did a few throws also.

I am super excited about Port Elizabeth Fishing and would love to come back and do some more fishing. Exploring the river really appeals to me.

The day we arrived after our 14 hour trip from JHB, we where driving along the beachfront highway going to my Sister in laws place, I saw birds diving and big splashes. It gets me all very excited and I would also love to come and fish here with my kayak.

I will be back.

The Fish Grip

The Fish Grip is a great tool for catch and release

I saw the fish grip in this video in youtube below. I went and check out their website http://www.thefishgrip.net I like the fish grip a lot. I managed to get hold of the guys who make them. There is no dealer in South Africa as yet. I need to make a few more USD so that I can get some into this country. I am told that they also float. I think the fish grip would be ideal on a fishingski