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 Posted: Tue Jul 19th, 2016 09:15 am
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Alf03
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Close up of the spot

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 Posted: Wed Jul 20th, 2016 08:18 am
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So I cancelled my planned evening session at the slide because I got a phone call from a good fishing friend and fishing legend in coffee Bay, Andrew. He said he was heading to hluguwana ( excuse the spelling) and wanted to know if I would like to join. Seeing that I don't have a 4x4 to get to this legendary deep water spot and not wanting to miss any opportunity to fish with Andrew I quickly accepted the offer.

Just after 3 we he picked me up and we headed out. If you do have a 4x4 this as well as mpolompo point and mapuzi are the places to fish. As always be careful of these spots when there is a big sea! We walked down to the spot and got the rods ready. The wind was blowing gently from the north and it didn't bode well for fishing. But the calm swell allowed for comfortable fishing. Our bait was being eaten off by smaller fish so I decided, seeing that 2 guys were fishing with bait, I would try throwing a plug to try lure our a leerie. I chatted to Andrew about getting leerie on plug and he says the theory is that when the leeries are on their way back from chasing sardines up the coast they feed more aggressively so the best time to throw a plug for them is October. Once the sun had gone down I decided to change back to bait. After having my bait eaten off by smaller fish all the time I decided to use my "catch any fish" rig. It involves attaching a 6/0 hook and 3way swivel to the mainline. Then tie on two 15cm thinner diameter line to the 3way swivel and tie on a small hook on each line. Bait up the big hook with a sardine head and put on a small piece of sardine on each of the small hooks. This way you can still catch a bigger fish like a shad on the big hook and a huge array of species on the smaller hooks. It works well to get mullet as well. So I cast this rig out and firstly got a blacktail. After a quick release I cast out again this time catching a sand steenbras. These make for great livebait and Andrew quickly brought in his rod with a shad head and put out the sand steenbras as live bait. I cast out again and brought in a small cape stumpnose. Andrew then landed a small shad. It was now 6:30 and time to pack up as Andrew was actually supposed to meet someone at his house at 6. This spot has great potential and many big fish have been caught from here.

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 Posted: Wed Jul 20th, 2016 08:19 am
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Our fishing spot at hluguwana

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 Posted: Wed Jul 20th, 2016 08:25 am
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Enjoying the reports, keep them coming!

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 Posted: Wed Jul 20th, 2016 08:34 am
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20 July 2016

Woke up this morning and I could hear the swell was a bit bigger today. Got packed and ready and headed towards toi toi. I had decided to change things up a bit and try a driftbait first today seeing that it had been producing fish on the previous days. Shortly after arriving at toi toi two of the regular guys arrived throwing spoons. I was getting bites on my drift bait but only from small fish. On a slightly bigger pull I foul hooked a small blacktail which I unfortunately couldn't release because it was hooked through the guts. After a while the local guys left as there was no action on the spoons one of the guys headed to Queens rock but didn't have any luck. By now my sardines were finished so I decided to fillet my unlucky blacktail and use them as bait. Still only small bites and with the swell being quite big I decided to call it a morning once the bait was finished. Unfortunately no other fish for the morning but it sure does beat a day in the office!

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 Posted: Wed Jul 20th, 2016 10:04 am
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Great report.

Love that part of the world.

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 Posted: Wed Jul 20th, 2016 11:59 am
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 Posted: Thu Jul 21st, 2016 06:27 am
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You should also try Mtata river mouth. Like 5km NE of coffee bay. Try ant get some livebait for those biiiig cob. Mullet of shad. I'm enjoining the read, thanks.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 21st, 2016 10:44 am
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So yesterday I took a walk up the nenega river which flows through the main town of coffee Bay. I saw some really big tilapia swimming in the pools of the river. So today I decided to get some earthworms and dust off the bass rods to go and target them. I rigged up a no4 hook and a float and set off. I had a number of bites but couldn't hook a fish. On my way down the river I decided to throw a small repala just in case one decided to go for it. On my third cast it was fish on. To my surprise I landed a small kob! I tried a little longer with the repala but nothing else.

For the evening session I headed down to the slide. When I arrived it was looking beautiful. The tide was up and there was some great working water. I decided to throw a dropshot and got 2 hits short of the hook I then had a shad bite my dropshot in half. Not wanting to waste dropshot on shad I switched to a spoon had a couple of hits but no solid hook sets. With the sun going down and the moon rising I switched to bait. After a while I hooked a small Yellowbelly Rockcod which was quickly released. After a while I felt a bite and was on. There was some resistance but no head shaking after maneuvering this strange fish through the shorebreak I was surprised to see I had hooked a big crayfish! I baited up and had a few more casts but nothing else. With the tide heading out I headed home.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 21st, 2016 10:44 am
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 Posted: Thu Jul 21st, 2016 10:45 am
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The strange fish!

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 Posted: Thu Jul 21st, 2016 10:53 am
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21 July 2016

Regular early start and off to toi toi. Fished drift bait but fishing was very slow with a big swell. I put a small ball sinker on to help with the strong swell. I started getting shad bites but couldn't hook any. I suspect they were small and I was not getting the big hook in their mouth. There were 2local guys fishing. Michael was throwing a spoon and the other guy bait. Eventually they left as there was not much happening. I persistent on and eventually hooked a small shad. I quickly put it back and had one or two more casts. The tide was going out and the bites stopped so headed home for breakfast.

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