Grunter on fly from Supfisher

Ian from the Fishing Sup fame has done us a quick video of him catching a Grunter on Fly. He tells me he is going to do a full story on the process on how to catch grunter on fly. I am super excited for that. In the meantime check out his video.

Bamba Fishing Kayak

Fluid has upgraded South Africa’s favorite Bamba fishing kayak! The modifications made to the current Bamba were done so to enhance your angling experience.

  • Double the in-hull storage space with new center hatch design.
  • Improved resurfacing during surf launches due to peaked deck design.
  • Redesigned foot area with non slip foam ensures effortless casting while standing.
  • 4kg lighter!

It will be retailing for R6999 and will be available in May 2014

Styrofoam Bait Boxes

Styrofoam Bait Boxes for sale. I have managed to get my hands on 30 styrofoam cool boxes. They are just missing the rope handle.

I have put the advert on gumtree so get hold of me if you want some.

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March long weekend

Hi All Addicts,

How often does it happen that in a group of fly fishing addicts, that the group splits up into smaller groups and goes off in a variety of directions on the same weekend and to catch totally different species of fish. Well, that’s exactly what happened over the long weekend 21st to 23rd of March 2014.

Justin Annells, Shane Tofte, Daniel Salter and Kevin went to Sterkfontein and tamed a few yellows.

Bryon Machado and friends went to the Mtenetu River on the Transkei coast for some fishing and some bundu bashing.

Craig Gartrell, Mike Wafer and families went to Glenrock in the midlands in search of trout.

Chris Rothman and family went after Black Bass in the Eston area .

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Peter Lehman, friends and family went to Albert Falls Dam chasing Carp, Barbell and bass.

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Whilst Roger Gurr and Marius Groenewald thrashed the water in Durban harbour into a foam, but could only manage a few Sand Gurnard.

JP’s trip to Vidal when his entire weekend was blown out by dirty seas and wind

This is a guest post by Roger Gurr

SUP Fishing Crate

I needed something to keep my fishing tackle in on my fishing sup. My father-in-law has a few crates laying around. So I made myself a SUP Fishing Crate. The crate already had a bit of the side removed and this is perfect to get your stuff out without having to lift the lid. I made the seat from a bit of scrap wood and it is really great to have a seat on the fishing sup. Initially I had all the rod holders inside the crate and facing straight up. After a few sessions I found the rods straight up not ideal. So I move them to the outside of the box and put them at a slight angle. The rod holders are made with PVC pipe and attached using cable ties. I use bungie cords to keep the crate attached to the fishing sup.

Here are some pictures of a diy SUP Fishing Crate.

Buffs and Sun screen

I love being outside and on the water. One thing that catches me is the sun. I do wear a long sleeve shirt and sometimes long pants. What gets burnt is the top of my hands. I made myself a buff a while ago and I had some material left so I made myself some fingerless gloves.  They work like a charm and I can still manage to tie knots. So I don’t loose the power of my fingers.

My daughter loves them so much I made her some. Now she is tiger Lily.

Fishing at Gonubie East London

Recently I went on holiday to Gonubie East London. The place looked very awesome when we arrived. There is a very protected bay with little to no waves by the rocks on the right had side. To the left of the bay is a river mouth that runs along some rocks. Further up river within walking distance you get some cliffs going straight into the water. It was picture perfect as a fishing spot. You get the normal sand bars in the river and the deep gullies. With the sand bars being exposed at low tide.

I did a few sessions of drop shot fishing in the mouth and a little up the river. Very near the mouth something took a bite out my drop shot. My mates think it might have been a puffer fish. They say they had the same problem and ended up catching one and seeing the teeth configuration. I also threw poppers and spoons from the rocks into the bay, it looked like straight into the open sea. I did have a small chase on a popper but did not get to see what it was.

When we got there the red tide was around so I suspect that messed up the fishing a lot. I did pop in at the local tackle shop and chatted about the fishing and she told it had died after Feb. I still bought some drop shot paddle tails. A few days later I spoke to my cousin from East London and got some advice on how to fish the drop shots. I did try this and still had no luck. I get the feeling the fish where not around.

I also had a rubber duck type boat with an electric motor. So we plied the whole family in and headed up river. I did some trolling and casting while we where on the move. I saw a tailing grunter but was in the middle of getting my tackle ready so did not have a go at it. No luck with the fish but it was a fun outing with the family. Very cool to be chilling out on the water. The motor did catch my kids, they where expecting it to make a big noise.

So all in all it was not a fishing trip 🙁 better luck next time.