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 Posted: Wed Aug 23rd, 2017 06:06 pm
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some fresh shad for breakfast

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manna out of the sea!!!!!

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Friday 11 August Pieter also managed his first little snottie.
Plenty came out at times. all too small to keep.
This 1 was sent back to grow a little

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as time went on, shad were becoming more scares.
We did manage to get fresh bait everyday.....at least.

Jaun went vas on his rod.

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30 minutes later and Jaun managed to land his 1st biggish giant sand shark
a nice male with a chopped off tail fin

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the following morning we were at the water much earlier.
we had some through baits out, try for a salmon.
2x chokka baits, a shad belly and a shad fillet.

we were hoping for a nice salmon....... but they were absent :(

after sunrise we had 2x pulls on the casted baits.

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First Pieter went vas with a nice black tip shark on a chokka cast bait

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then Jaun went vas with a black tip on a shad belly cast bait.

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On the 15th I went vas with a nice Diamond.

Pity the fight only lasted about 3 minutes....:( guess this diamond knows that he will be put back shortly...

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On the 16th we had some very good weather.

another angler was fishing close by when his rod went. we noticed that our last rod was also bouncing up and down. we did suspect a entanglement of lines, so kept ours slack. next minute the angler next to us lost his fish as his line parted.
with this and our line still slack, Jaun gave his rod to Pieter and asked him to reel in the line.

with this, Pieter felt that the fish was on and proceeded to land the fish.
the 2x slides got hooked up,

Here Pitere with his first descent Diamond ray

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we also found that some sprats were beaching themselves.
they were quite big, biggest I have seen at St Lucia.

sad thing was... no game fish chasing them.
shad were still absent....esih

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we also slid out a 3 spot pompano "wave Garrick" with steel to try and find some other toothy critters.

Eventually Jaun's rod went and he succeeded in landing yet another black tip shark

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our weather prediction was not good for the coming days.

By now, I was also fed up.... with the gentle man's fish!!!!

Poor mr. Garrick.
They are indeed not easy to catch, especially when they are feeding using knives and forks!!!!
Poor old garricks....... ag nee wat, wat n *** vis om te vang!!!!!

gee my eerder iets wat lus is om te baklei, nie die moffie style van hengel nie.

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again we sat late afternoon.
just after dark we again managed a nice pull....the boys thought that this was the big one in the way it sped off with the bait. it was not to be.....
Jaun managed to land his 2nd giant sand shark for the trip.

then suddenly we had some lightning..... flashes don't scare me, but when I see the bolts....we take note and heed for cover. so by 20:00 we were back at the flat.

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I did take note that another angler managed a nice stompie on the 1 sand bank. and with the lightning just disappearing we braaied quickly and by 22:30 we were back on the beach.
this time trying for some stumpies.
I managed 3x small fish.
1x very small snottie
1x very small sand shark
1x small natal stompie

we were back at the flat at 01:30

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By Thursday the wind was pumping with big seas being expected I knew time was running out very quickly!!!
We had to fish come hell or high water... and the big water came.

we were back on the beech at around 09:30 trying for some more stompies but we were unsuccessfull.
I am after all , a live bait angler.

we were only 4 persons on the beach and I was given a dead shad which I promptly slid out.
I also slid out a dead maasbunker I had.

it was not long before the maasbunker was taken and I was bitten off!!!
we were trying hard, to catch a live shad as I knew the value of it.
lucky for me, another angler caught another live shad and he offered it to me to slide out.

the wind was horrible, and the sand blasting our legs was another aspect of angling.

Pieter stayed the whole time where Jaun opted for the safety in the dunes against the sandblasting sand.

finally we had another pull.
I was busy plugging a distance away when I saw the rod go.
Pieter was horizontal on the beach...but I can say this...... I beat the youngster to the rod.

with the fish taking line at speed I could clearly feel that he was unhappy about something.

with Pieter next to me, I decided to hand him the rod and give him another opportunity to fight.

15 minutes later and 350-400 meters down the beech we managed to land a nice Giant Ignoblis of 16,5kg.

Pieters first ever.

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Pieter had to carry his fish back in order to have a complete fish for a picture.
With the walking back to the rods I saw the other rod pulling away.
well, I had a rod and sinker in my hand and had to make way at great speed to prevent my rod from becoming a ski boat.

half way down the beech the pull stopped and I thought that it was just another shark that bit me off. so I slowed down and continued towards my rod. 50 meters later and the fish decided to start running again and another 200meter sprint was on the cards for me.

I eventually succeeded in landing another diamond ray.

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we managed another live shad which was slid out.
after dark I decided to call it a day.
the following day...was a blow out with massive seas screwing up all.

we arrived safely a day earlier as planned and managed to watch the bokke win!!!

next trip already planned, booked and paid for.
going down on the 4th September 2017.

I told ma..... the boys took all my fights!!! I only had scraps.... I need to fight some fish on my own.

so stay tuned, the next chapter is about to be written with hopefully much better results!!!

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just 2x more pics....Mr. Kingie eating a shad while taking a smoke

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shad down, smoking

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