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 Posted: Tue Apr 4th, 2017 07:08 pm
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Ant86
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I've been lucky enough to be invited to spend 2 weeks in Mozambique's Bazaruto area. We are staying at a private house within the San Sebastian Coastal Reserve http://www.sscr.co.za/. Unfortunately I do not know the exact location but from lots of studying maps and pics of the house it looks like it will be somewhere between Dugong Beach Lodge and the "tip" of the mainland, Eastern side of the seaboard.

My 1st trip is scheduled for Mid-September along with the owner of the house to show me the in's and outs and then he has also offered us to use the house in January again for another 2 weeks...so plenty of time to fish.

He has a boat with a skipper so getting around is no problem and will present us with multiple facets.

My headache is what tackle to take with, driving up so weight limits and space not too much of an issue.

I've covered the light tackle stuff with 2500 and 4k Stradics with rods from 7ft to 10ft. 8 to 20 lb braid on multiple spools. Im also taking my 9 weight

I'm not really one for trolling, I get horribly sea sick and prefer standing up and throwing spoons and poppers. The owner of the boat also has us covered with TLDs and Tiagras.

Now for the med and heavy setups I need some advice, I'm going to concentrate on surface lures and maybe med and light jigs.

Med, 8000 Saragossa or 10 000 with 50lb braid? Shimano Trevala 7ft

Heavy, Do I go Saragossa 10 000 with 80 lb braid or do I need a 20 000 with 100lb?
My heavy stick will most probably be something like a Shimano Kaibutsu or xxh exage 8ft. Would love something a bit more exotic but these two trips might be the only popping trips I do in years. Having said that I want to stand a chance of landing a big GT if i hook one.


What size poppers should I go with?

I also want to do some fishing for non eds and Gts from the beach, taking my 14 ft Beastmaster and Multiplier with 300m of 0.55 and 500m of 50lb backing for sliding.

Any ideas, advice, tips?

Cheers Ant

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 Posted: Wed Apr 5th, 2017 11:01 am
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Limpopoking
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Green with envy Ant... I really love that area, and being on the peninsular, you will have the Linene estuary, sand spit and very close reefs offshore all withing striking distance.

The estuary has produced couta, kings, grunter and many more. Also a great place to get livies if that's what you fancy.

The sand spit is great on an early morning pushing tide... take 8' popping rod with a minimum 10k reel and 80-100lb braid. The geets that play there are strong. It's also nice during the day with lighter tackle, tho the wolf herrings can become a P.I.T.A. when they are hungry. But good green spots, Big eyes, geets... I even got a monster bonefish on a halco twist there once.

For offshore, take 120-160g poppers, stickbaits and a strong rig (nothing wrong with a 200g kaibutso/10k gosa). Pop with the drag set high, those buggers cut you off in seconds on the shallow reefs. There's also fantastic fun to be had with dropshot on the reefs. Lots of species. If you want to do some jigging, there's good dropoffs up toward Baz. Some very strong Ambers in the area.

Another option is to head south down to the lighthouse (about 20ks if I recall correctly... and there's no lighthouse there) But fantastic shallow reef system that will tax your tackle to the limit.

Shout if you need crew. ;)

Last edited on Wed Apr 5th, 2017 11:02 am by Limpopoking

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 Posted: Thu Apr 6th, 2017 03:10 pm
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Ant86
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Thanks for the Info Limpopoking,

I'm probably going to go with the 10k Saragossa and 200gr Kaibutsu. We also do an annual Sodwana/Vidal trip so it will still get some use post Mozam.

I was watching an episode of Wild Fly travel the other night, the episode was called Yellow Spot bay where they got stuck into heaps of fish near the lighthouse.

I will probably fire a few more questions over the coming months, to me the planning of the trip is almost just as exciting as the actual trip itself. First trip to Mozam, you don't understand how excited I am about it!


Cheers Ant

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 Posted: Thu Apr 6th, 2017 03:25 pm
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Limpopoking
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I've learned to commit early on to trips... that way I get months of excitement. Right now I have one in Oct and one in November... Both very different but hugely exciting.

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