Drone footage of what remains of what once was the Largest Whaling Station in the world. Situated on the Bluff, Durban, South Africa.
1. SUP’s are lighter and easy to transport than a kayak or a fishingski.
Even though I carry my fishing ski by myself I still use a little trolly system. With the fishing sup I can carry it no problem by myself so loading and off loading it from the car is no issue.
2. Fly fisherman can cast in the traditional way, while fishing from a SUP.
Think of a sup as an island that you can move around. Also you don’t have to worry about what trees are on your back cast. I do a lot of bass fishing and a lot of the time I am casting from the deep water back to the structure. So I don’t have to worry about getting hooked up on trees behind me
3. Sight fishing from a SUP is awesome.
I have snuck up on so many fish. With the sup you need to keep your eyes open for any kinds of movement in the water and ripples on the surface. There is this island at golden harvest dam and it has a lot of fallen trees around it. There where huge carp just hiding in the fallen trees. I was fishing for bass so did not have the correct tackle with me but that would have been a awesome fishing experience.
4. You can bring along a cooler box when fishing from a SUP.
Sometimes you need to sit down after a long stand up fishing session. With a sup you can strap down a cooler box with your food and drinks in it. So when you need that rest you can do it in style.
5. Fishing SUPs are a very stable platform to fish from.
I have had all my 3 kids on my sup but what I often do is just take Cuba with me. He does his own thing on the SUP and we have never had a problem.
6. Here is a bonus reason. SUP fishing is great exercise.
I see people do yoga from there SUPs. I must say I have not taken it that far yet. But I can feel that after a fishing session on the sup I feel great and it was worked my body. Never mind that I am out in nature.
Fishing from a sup is lots of fun. Do not hesitate to contact me if you would like a demo session on a fishing sup.
This is a piece about what I do for a living and my freelance job. It is also a sales pitch for www.stealthkayak.co.za . My day job I work as a virtual branch manager for www.hypergroup.co.za, well that was the title I have been given. What I really do is update the website, add and remove stock. I also do a bit of online marketing and I am about to start some banner advertising. We have a few companies under the hypergroup umbrella and I have also started developing their websites.
I have done a very little bit of tiger fishing in my time. Once when I was a kid and we went to Lake Kariba and stayed on a houseboat. That was fun. Part of that tour we went to Mana Pools, I think I also almost caught a croc and could have been taken out by one. Was a bit clueless as we where fishing from the side and the next thing a croc appears. We all did a serious back jump. I have also fished above Vic falls and below. The below is where you go down by the old Vic Hotel. We also started our white water rafting from that spot. I have been twice to Chirundu, that was an amazing experience and we caught some 8kg tigers there. It was great as I also started playing with lures as I got bored of just drifting with bait. When that tiger hits the lure it is something else. The power and speed catches me ever time. We lost many as I was a bit clueless on how to get a hookup.
I am in love with this sport and it touches my heart when I find a site like this. To take to the words from their site because I could not explain it any better.
Just got a newsletter from Brian from http://www.hunterski.co.zaHello Paddling Friends, My long silence has not been as a result of me fishing at every opportunity, but rather because of the blood sweat and tears we have been putting in to become one of the worlds leading plastic kayak manufacturers. I am happy to say that we have reached, if not passed all possible expectations by the quality we have reached in such a short space of time. We now manufacture a range of 8 kayaks, enabling us to build the perfect kayak for you. From a small kiddies kayak up to a double, as well as the 2 dedicated fishing kayaks, the Hunter Ski and the Fluid Bamba. Let me know if I can furnish you a quote on the kayak best suited to your purpose. If I have learnt anything in the last 5 months, its that the Hunter Ski still fills a very large gap in the available range of fishing kayaks in South Africa. There are features that other kayaks have that make them more suitable for certain functions, but as an all-round light tackle fishermans kayak, the Hunter Ski is unmatched! Some paddlers are looking for performance and weight, but the more practical are looking for comfort and durability. The Hunter Ski is still the best value for money fishing platform on the market. We are running an unbelievable winter special on the Hunter Ski kayak, with prices as close to costs as we can get. So drop me a mail on firstname.lastname@example.org (please let him know I sent you email@example.com ) and I'll get you on the water before you can say "Fish". I am based 60km South of Durban now, and the fishing on this coastline can be brilliant. We are expecting the "Sliver Tide"(Sard Run) to arrive any moment now. Please let me know if you are ever in this area and I will try to get you into some saltwater fish off the kayak. Tight Lines!
I went bass fishing this weekend "twice" managed to catch a few bass. I was battling to get hookup with the bottom fly. The top fly was the winner in the end. The 2nd day it had rained the night before and the bass where just not operating. I caught nothing and the others managed to get 3 bass between them. The interesting thing is they where using a pink worm.Winter is closing in fast not sure if there are many fishing days left.
Out on the water, we want to stand up and fish, and also sit down and paddle. And, sometimes, we want to do the opposite. This looks like one very cool boat. If I have the bucks I would have a rather large boat collection.
Have a look at this great looking stand up kayak.