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 Posted: Tue Sep 30th, 2008 12:44 pm
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Hi Guys...

Any ideas as to what to take on a 10 day fishing expedition into the really remote areas of north of Pemba Mozambique close to Tanzania border?

Rods, reels , braid, Lures, poppers, jigs...what would you think would  be well prepared..!?
Dont want to be ill-prepaired in the middle of nowhere now!

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 Posted: Tue Sep 30th, 2008 12:46 pm
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Are you fishing from the beach or from a boat?

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 Posted: Tue Sep 30th, 2008 01:06 pm
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Hi Carcharias it will be from a boat...

At present im looking at taking Shimano blue water T-curve for jigging, Daiwa Monster Mesh for popping, stella 8000fa running 50lb braid, shimano trinidad 30 75lb braid. Various halco roosters, Rapalas, Onda onda, Jigs, Glow in dark squid skirts...

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 Posted: Tue Sep 30th, 2008 01:19 pm
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Ask GL - Graeme is prepping for his Aus trip in 2 weeks, and will also be doing Mafia Island in a few months. He will advise you on how many of what to take with you.

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I agree with Roy, speak to GL. I would take plenty of the simple old red and white chisel nose poppers. The GT's up there seem to like those. I had good success with a popper called a GT pro, cant remember who its made by. That thing got smashed plenty. It has almost no colour left from the hits. Also remember that GT's like a live bait. Take a few subiki rigs to catch livies.

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Thanks Guys...anybody got GL details please....?!

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Hoodie

Take some plastics too mate, 3 5 and 7 inch Jerk Shad styles with maybe a pack of the big squids thrown in, with a ariety of jigheads with STRONG hooks!

Poppers, as mentioned above, take a mix if you can.
The thing is that popping from a boat, you will generally be in deeper water than popping from the beach, unless you casting over ledges etc, so sometimes a BIG mouthed popper that throws ALOT of water and makes ALOT of noise might well bring those GT's up from the depths...

Check out the Williamson Jet Popper, and the YoZuri Surface Bull.
If you can afford it, go check out the Carpenter Poppers at ANgling Africa...
I'll speak to a connection of mine regarding poppers and get back to you on them, he may have a few for ya.

Jigs, take a few slider style flat sided jigs in the 150 to 300 gram size, and then some depth chargers in the 200 to 350 gram size for deeper water....

Sounds like a killer trip man, super jealous!

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Thanks Nepps...Much appreciated boet...and you more that welcome to join us for some :SSS and some good :wfish

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Mo... other things that come to mind... practical stuff

A couple of long sleeve Sealine quickdry shirts with back of the neck cover to stop sunburn. Factor 40+ Blockout and a good hat.

A really good pair of Polarized sunglasses.
A solid pair of Split ring pliers.
A decent set of gloves like the C'ultiva Owner Jigging gloves - otherwise you're gonna get blisters...
Decent boat shoes... apparently the Dive booties don't stop a treble hook too well! A lot of guys fish in "crocs"!

Some pre-made twisted leaders - at least 1 a day for Popping.
A few spools of replacement Braid in case you get spooled.
Don't forget your camera and plenty spare batteries...!

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RM, that is VERY good advice. If you get hammered by the sun in the 1s few days, it could end in tears.

Add plasters, antiseptic cream - always lots of line cuts etc. and Peaceful Sleep for the mozzies (mini helicopters)

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Great advice Reefer... Sunblock is your friend man, as is a decent hat, good sun covering/protective clothing and sun glasses... No point spending all the cash and effort to get there, then get sunstroke and get man downed for 4 days!!!
Take some rehydrate or something Isotonic like Game ( the Naartjie rocks ) and make a litre or two the night before, stick it in the fridge or freezer and take it with you on the boat... drink LOTS of water man.... I got cramped up in Seychelles on day one cause I didn't drink enough and it was no fun... whole body in cramps, with GT's everywhere and I couldn't even move....

Deck shoes, a decent pair of old sneakers with good grip will do, but dedicated boat shoes will always srve you better... or a pair of gumboots cut down, but they will get hot in Moz... Crocs are the devil!!!!

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lol...thanks guys...Trust me the misses will make sure of all that.

Reefer...you all kitted up as yet...?! Maybe we should hook up at Mias some time...?!

As for the ring pliers...after this weekend...i really need to get one!

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Guys any of you use the Pulsator Wicked Witch  Bucktail as yet...?!

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royboy wrote: RM, that is VERY good advice. If you get hammered by the sun in the 1s few days, it could end in tears.

Add plasters, antiseptic cream - always lots of line cuts etc. and Peaceful Sleep for the mozzies (mini helicopters)


Don't know how many of you guys know this trick, but for line cuts... SUPERGLUE is the business. Like home-made sutures! A blob of glue prevents anything getting in and also allows you to continue fishing without pain...!

PS - The split ring pliers... eish been thro' a few pairs already! Some crappy makes out there, hay! You need a heavy duty pair for Jigging 'cos to get one of those Owner Power Split rings over the thick eye of a SJ41 11/0 hook is almost impossible.... trust me I know... for this purpose, the Rapala one, the Surecatsh one and KF one are cr@p... eventually got one GEECRACH - works better... will send photo's later...

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Split ring pliers... I can't justify spending up to a grand on importing a pair of decent pliers from one of the Jigging websites... so this is what I've come across...

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Another thing I never go without is my waist belt - with detachable gimbal/rod holder... the one we use for R/S... it has great back support... (need it for an old fart like me!) has a few pouches for Scissors, split ring Pliers and a water bottle... The pliers can be attached with a coil extender, so you can't lose it, even if it goes overboard!

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Hoodlum wrote: At present im looking at taking Shimano blue water T-curve for jigging, Daiwa Monster Mesh for popping, stella 8000fa running 50lb braid, shimano trinidad 30 75lb braid. Various halco roosters, Rapalas, Onda onda, Jigs, Glow in dark squid skirts...


Hoodlum

Looks like guys have given you plenty advice so here is my 3c.

Braid - would suggest you skip the 50lb braid and go to 80 - 100lb Tuff braid on both reels. The stella 8000 & trini should handle this as you should get some big GT's up there.

Leaders for popping - attach 1.2mm mono to braid and then put 240lb clip swivel or split ring to the end. This makes it whole lot easier to change plugs vs retying new plug. Will be trying reefer's twisted leaders in Oz so that may also be extra precaution as historically my leader knot is just long enough to hang outside top guide +/- 1.2m long.

Leaders for jigging - school of thought that fluoro is loud under water but i've used mono and fluoro leaders and can't really tell the difference. again 1.2mm is good. make sure you tie leader to solid ring and then split ring from solid ring to jig. also makes changing easier as you just undo split ring.           

Jigs - try get some that look like Moz bait fish carapel (greeny and yellow combo) also flat jigs with silver or pink is good colour. Try different retrieve actions . . .quick, jerky vs slow up down. Also have some assist hooks with steel as have lost few fish in Moz where assist chord bitten thro.

Poppers - personally I have not caught anything with Halco roosters even tho they look and sound great? As Nepps said, big plugs that make a noise and splash like mad are good. When its light use light coloured poppers and dark when conditions are overcast. again use different retrieve actions and try kep plug on water not lifting out water. GT's typically nail you after about 10 m from start of retrieve or close to boat . . . awesome sight!!!

don't compromise on gloves go wth reeman's suggestion and wear them all the time

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Thanks for all the info guys...really appreciated.

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