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 Posted: Wed Feb 7th, 2018 07:30 am
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stickleback
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One curved ball too many....really feel for you!

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 Posted: Wed Feb 7th, 2018 08:19 am
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Hi Eugene.
Sorry for the late feed back..The flight home took ages to get back.the fishing never really fired in our week and not much rain.As the jacks started firing they where gone and that was threadfin and snapper as well.some good fishing was had but the window was very small.
The north bank only started working on our last day it was all on the south bank and over the full water period .Ettiene got the bonus landing three poons in an hour using his own new design goosestix.it is a glider all you do is a slow retrieve the lure does the rest.one was taken on a small britt and the folowing night a small pon on a britt..The jacks and threadfin prefferd bucktails and a few where taken on britt..I had two poon hits and my roomie had two hights .The River was very dead each day.only giving about two fish per angler and a few snappers came out on poppers..
Hope that helps..i spoke to mark two days after we left and there was a slight improvement..

Cheers.
Mike

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 Posted: Wed Feb 7th, 2018 09:45 am
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EugeneC
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Hey Mike, sorry to hear of the poor results on your trip mate, that’s fishing I guess, but it’s never nice when you miss out like that on a big trip.

Stickleback, thanks mate. There are some things in life you can’t control, but you can always control how you react, so I’m keeping my chin up and I’m sure everything will work out for the best. There are some exciting opportunities around the corner, hopefully giving up on the trip will open up some doors.

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 Posted: Wed Feb 7th, 2018 02:34 pm
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Eina!! sorry to hear. Being a freelancer, planning a trip always gets ruined by work

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 Posted: Wed Feb 7th, 2018 06:10 pm
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It's disappointing, but it could be a lot worse. I consider myself very fortunate to have visited a lot of places I dreamt of growing up and I am grateful for the amazing experiences I've had. I will get to do it another time and in the meanwhile I'll have some other crazy trips that'll make up for this minor setback.

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 Posted: Wed Feb 7th, 2018 06:12 pm
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Garethld802
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Great attitude mate!! One door closes, another is surely to open!

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 Posted: Wed Feb 7th, 2018 08:53 pm
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bronxie
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Eish sorry to hear Eugene....you gotta pay the rent 1st bud.....im still saving,albeit very poorly i might add, for next year....pisses me off when life gets in the way of my fishing....

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 Posted: Thu Feb 8th, 2018 02:43 am
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Sorry to hear Eugene! But as others say work pays for fun. You'll get there bud, who knows maybe I'll be that way at the same time.
For now I am tentatively planning Flamingo Lodge in 2019, let's hope the wind remains behind my sails, it's a childhood dream of mine.

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 Posted: Fri Feb 16th, 2018 06:44 pm
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EugeneC
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Last cast for me on this thread...the reason I had to cancel is because an absolutely amazing opportunity came my way in the shape of a transfer to Abu Dhabi.

They made me an irresistible offer and, with the added bonus of being right close to some of the best fishing grounds imaginable it was a fairly easy choice. The caveat was that if I wanted it I had to jump on it, unfortunately my Gabon dates would have meant I couldn't take up the position, as they were in a rush to fill the space.

I was pretty gutted about giving up the trip, but the boys from Tourette are just awesome and left the door open for a future trip down there. I can't recommend these guys enough.

Early March it's off to Cape Town for a week or so while I sort out visas and then I start a new chapter with many new adventures....watch this space ;)

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 Posted: Sat Feb 17th, 2018 06:21 am
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After 8 pages of build up,there had to be a happy ending - chuffed for you!

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 Posted: Fri Feb 23rd, 2018 01:09 pm
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@Eugene , hey bud to lift your spirits why not book a trip to ascension island once all your visa missions have been done in Cape Town , catch the HMS St Helena from CT and spend a few days in Ascension ;)i am sure a big Yellow Fin from the ledges will do you a world of good hehehe. Been looking at doing this for awhile now and maybe next time i go down to SA i will try it.

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 Posted: Fri Feb 23rd, 2018 02:31 pm
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EugeneC
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I like that idea a lot mate! Let me know if you decide to give it a go, it's been an ambition for a while, but not off the ledges though :)

Anyways, work has a habit of getting in the way of fishing, but looks like Cyril is fixing that ;). I'm sure once I'm in AD we'll get to slay some permit and maybe even geets together in Salalah mate.

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 Posted: Fri Feb 23rd, 2018 02:35 pm
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hahaha , lets hope he is better than that Zuma clown.

hey bud we always fly through AD on our way to Oman , not hard to stop off and do a few days fishing there or meet up in Salalah. will let you know about Ascension :)

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 Posted: Fri Feb 23rd, 2018 02:43 pm
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Looking forward to it mate.

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 Posted: Sun Feb 25th, 2018 02:22 pm
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Seems the HMS St Helena from CT no longer transport passengers. Not sure, but only hotel on island seems closed.

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 Posted: Mon Feb 26th, 2018 05:40 am
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ignatius wrote:
Seems the HMS St Helena from CT no longer transport passengers. Not sure, but only hotel on island seems closed.

I read that SA Airlink offer limited flights from Cape Town to Ascension Island via St. Helena.

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 Posted: Mon Feb 26th, 2018 06:10 pm
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There are a couple of options to reach the island and accommodation is not an issue. I know a couple of guys that were there not long ago.

Last edited on Mon Feb 26th, 2018 06:10 pm by EugeneC

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