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 Posted: Thu Apr 11th, 2019 09:21 am
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So I have searched and tried to find where one could catch tjokka from shore along false bay all the way to say Agulhas.

All I could find though was mention of Kalkbay Habour. Anyone has had success catching tjokka from shore apart from at Kalkbay Harbour?

It seems like we have quite a lot of tjokka in our waters, I saw a number of boats this past holiday near Agulhas fishing for tjokka.

So where can one go to catch these guys from shore and what type of area do they prefer?

Thanks!

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 Posted: Thu Apr 11th, 2019 10:46 am
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Hermanus harbour also produces.

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 Posted: Fri Apr 12th, 2019 12:07 pm
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Franny wrote:
Hermanus harbour also produces.
Thanks Franny, when catching from a harbour wall, do you catch on the inside or towards the open waters?

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 Posted: Fri Apr 12th, 2019 12:16 pm
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Hermanus and Simons town is inside the harbour and Kalk bay towards the open sea

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 Posted: Fri Apr 12th, 2019 12:49 pm
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Conishiwa wrote:
Hermanus and Simons town is inside the harbour and Kalk bay towards the open sea
Thanks for the tips.

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 Posted: Sun Apr 14th, 2019 04:18 am
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Hi,
Gansbaai harbour is a place to get chokka.
Cheers
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 Posted: Sun Apr 14th, 2019 06:52 am
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Simonstown - Navy days, caught loads (buckets full) lost many jigs to seals !

Anybody ever caught CuttleFish in KZN with jigs?

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 Posted: Sun Apr 14th, 2019 11:08 am
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Not in Natal, but E cape..chokka and cuttlefish. It is possible all over. I have setup with a motorcycle battery and a 25W LED lamp (which is morese bright) on a random spot at night on the rocks before, with a light offshore, bass rod a few casting jigs and smashed the chokka. I smashed them long after the lamp ran out of power till my headlamp was too dim to make the jig glow.They only wanted a glowing jig, a glow on one side only they did not like. No locals thought it was possible until I pitched up with a bunch still alive in a bucket and told them to clean them for dinner!!! People still don't believe me..

Now during the industry closed season but open recreational season, is the time..or else the boats lights draw the fish away from the spots against the side. In still waters with cool water and spawn beds close offshore, chokka will come hunt close in at night and you'd be surprised. Not even talking about the harbours here where you can reliably catch one or two when time.

Cuttlefish are MUCH harder to hook on jig. They are MUCH smarter. If you watch them while trying to entice them you will see, they come in and touch it carefully and investigate it thoroughly before commiting. I've only managed to get a handful on jig. Thrownet is what you need for them, once you figure out where they hang they are always in the same spot...I feel real bad using a choomie for bait, they are really intelligent, when you capture it you can see that little brain trying to figure this mess out and trying to curse you and your decendants hahaha they get fired up! Shame...always feel a bit evil putting a choomie on a hook.

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 Posted: Mon Apr 15th, 2019 01:25 am
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My son has caught two cuttle fish in Durban Harbour while fishing for live bait.

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 Posted: Mon Apr 15th, 2019 03:11 am
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plugger wrote:
My son has caught two cuttle fish in Durban Harbour while fishing for live bait.

By us in Moz (Marracuene / Macaneta area) in the river (Incomati) and the sea side, the "netters" often gets lots = "some" of them in the nets, that's why I was asking and was referring to KZN as the conditions are +/- the same at times.

My kids asked me once about catching Lula (Portuguese name for squid / chokka), they saw my chokka jigs (ex SA from ages ago)

So I said well maybe, for sure there's cuttle fish in the river, as I have seen then often in the prawn netters nets = the river, and on the sea side the netters gets a mix of cuttle and chokka (not lots though, anyway depending) - So perhaps I will give it a try?

To be honest, I have had "top" catches with modified jigs - in Simonstown and offshore Mosselbaai, once the jig becomes old the colour is gone (the lead type jig) we use wrap them up in thick tin foil, then 'super glue' it.. works..

Last edited on Mon Apr 15th, 2019 04:03 am by Serra Moz

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Got me thinking now....LOL..... where in Durbs do they sell Chokka / Squid jigs??? - Online places will be great...

To be honest I have not seen any (Of course I wasn't looking for them...)

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 Posted: Mon Apr 15th, 2019 05:29 am
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Hermanus harbour produces yes, from inside wall. Can get very crowded when the chokka are there, don't cast over the locals lines ::cavmn

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Serra Moz wrote:
Got me thinking now....LOL..... where in Durbs do they sell Chokka / Squid jigs??? - Online places will be great...

To be honest I have not seen any (Of course I wasn't looking for them...)


Hi Serra, I think I saw the jigs (Yamashita) at Basil Manning a while ago. I think Fisherman's Warehouse and Kingfisher also had but other brands.
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Simonstown - Navy days, caught loads (buckets full) lost many jigs to seals !

Then afterwards get broken with brannas n coke at the Lord Nelson and stumble to either SAN barracks or warfare school. LOL good times n good memories there bro!

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 Posted: Mon Apr 15th, 2019 11:19 pm
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Echo7 wrote:
Simonstown - Navy days, caught loads (buckets full) lost many jigs to seals !

Then afterwards get broken with brannas n coke at the Lord Nelson and stumble to either SAN barracks or warfare school. LOL good times n good memories there bro!



Hehehehehe - Those were the day my bra! I was up at Signal School...(Them Comms Girls = the brains of the fleet)...LOL - Joined Strike Craft after that.... Geez bru... we did it all... crazy days indeed.. "dazed + confused".... Drank Drank (smoked??) = No babalaza, ready to go the next day...

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Serra Moz wrote:
Got me thinking now....LOL..... where in Durbs do they sell Chokka / Squid jigs??? - Online places will be great...

To be honest I have not seen any (Of course I wasn't looking for them...)


Hi Serra, I think I saw the jigs (Yamashita) at Basil Manning a while ago. I think Fisherman's Warehouse and Kingfisher also had but other brands.
::tight:


Thanks bru, I did "hit" big catch in Ape Town, waiting on their reply, what is F/Warehouse about, I will do a search later on, just started my shift....

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Fisherman's Warehouse is in Durban. Down towards Point. I dont think they sell anything online but they have very competitive prices.

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 Posted: Tue Apr 16th, 2019 06:52 am
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Glassy wrote:
Fisherman's Warehouse is in Durban. Down towards Point. I dont think they sell anything online but they have very competitive prices.

Thanks bud, I connected with them early the morning on FB, the oke will revert back to me later

Cheers

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You probably spoke to Anthony at FW. Hope you come right.
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You probably spoke to Anthony at FW. Hope you come right.
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Maybe, the person did not ID himself...LOL... yes kind of difficult for me at times to do business in SA.... as I live in Mozambique and work in Congo Brazzaville....LOL... so electronic comms only way !

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