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willem wikkel spies
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Joined: Tue Apr 29th, 2008
Location: Heidelberg, South Africa
Posts: 4241
Equipment: ekt geleer net die beste werk.............................
Best Catch: eish waar begin ek?
Favorite Fishing Spot: noord van die tugela is goed genoeg
Boat: Sea Cat 565 75hp yammies
Club: nooooit nie
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Guys,

It is a common aspect that Sealine has lost some interest due to social media etc.

but the info on facebook is also lost on facebook.

the only place where info will remain is a public forum like Sealine.

Sealine is free for us all and we will need to do something to keep it this way.

one cannot just alter the site "im a novice" but Sealine is a working platform, so why change things when it is working.

I know that this is sometimes frustrating for members, but lets look past it and move on.

to sit back and cry about guys leaving will not take Sealine forward.

due to this, all your assistance is needed.
it is up to us all.

we will be looking for new clients advertise.
the site does have running costs and Jerryl pays it all without asking for money from us.

and we are looking to all of you, to bring life back to Sealine!!!!

so can we please, leave the negative aspects and rather concentrate on the positives that Sealine brings to us.

the more we bring, the more we can gain from it.


so please join us in taking Sealine to new highs!!!

we as admin thank you all, for all the contributions and posts over the years.


Blikkies, we need some more stories, jy mag maar stories skryf.
Dr Halibut, we need some aspects regarding conservation, where do we stand?

Big Ben, kom jong laat jou klokke lui.
Pylstert, ons het jou ook nog nodig!!!

Ben R, welkom by die klub!!!

there is so many members to mention, so pardon me for not placing your name.

so lets take hands and move on!!!!

suggestions is also welcome :)

thanks to all
Pottie

rbacht
Sealiner


Joined: Fri Aug 17th, 2012
Location: Vredekloof, South Africa
Posts: 653
Equipment: Fin-Nor 14'/Tor30; BM Lite/Tor14; Shim Vengance 8ft/Penn Sargus 4000
Best Catch: 13.6kg Carp; 3.2kg Gallie
Favorite Fishing Spot: Waar die vis byt
Boat: ../\./'''''''''''''''\/\...
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I second that !

Blikkies bring n storie man!

necrovis
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Joined: Tue Mar 24th, 2009
Location: Langebaan, South Africa
Posts: 247
Equipment: Whatever suits the moment :-)
Best Catch: fresh water-15 kg common carp, saltwater-10 kg yellowtail, 46kg Cow
Favorite Fishing Spot: Langebaan, St Helena, Dassen
Boat: Yamaha waverunner VX 1100
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Agreed

This forum has a wealth of information, and it can keep growing.

We can keep our negative comments, if the subject don't interest you, scroll along. If there are novices, we help again, and again if we have to.

I'm hardly an active poster, but there are hardly days that go by that I don't visit sealine. N mens leer (steel) baie met die oe.

One major difference between this forum and social media IMHO, is we more or less like minded people whereas SM is an open platform. Most members here made a conscious effort to create an account where SM you just like or join and it's a free for all. And finding info here is by far easier than SM.

Anyway, still enjoy sealine, still enjoy reading stories, seeing PB's, and definitely have not stopped learning. Sealine is still my no 1 place to start looking for info.

Stywe lyne ::tight:

Pylstert
Sealiner
 

Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Wagina Island
Posts: 2021
Equipment: 2nd Hand Rods, Torium reels
Best Catch: Medium Bronzie
Favorite Fishing Spot: SA coast
Boat: no
Club: N/A
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Good luck, julle sal maar eers weer van die nuwe spammer ontslae moet raak ::tight:

BigBen
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Joined: Mon Jun 8th, 2009
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Posts: 8035
Equipment: Shimano Tor 20 Tor 16,Rovex Boss 4000,12ft Loomis shockwave, 13.6ft ...
Best Catch: 18.8kg Kob
Favorite Fishing Spot: Dis nou 'n Geheim
Boat: NONE Boating
Club: 
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Pylstert wrote:
Good luck, julle sal maar eers weer van die nuwe spammer ontslae moet raak ::tight:

Gonna take more than luck...now its maamazama...

Ben REINERS
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Joined: Tue Feb 16th, 2010
Location: MELMOTH - KZN, South Africa
Posts: 1761
Equipment: All sorts............
Best Catch: Giant Kingfish 35 Kg - 1996.09 @ Kosi Mouth ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Mostly KZN North Coast
Boat: Not yet !!
Club: Nope
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Thks very much Pottie & Admin for the trust in me.
I am an avid user of SL, & will continue to be a staunch supporter for as long its up & running.
I'll most defn do my utmost best within ADMIN rules to keep scammers & spammers out.
We can only succeed together as a team & revive SEALINE.

jonathanw
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Joined: Mon Jul 26th, 2010
Location: Gauteng, South Africa
Posts: 157
Equipment: Shimano, Diawa, okuma, Sensation
Best Catch: 10.18 kg common carp ,3.2 kg largemouth bass, 5 kg ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: vaal dam , Aqua via
Boat: .....canoe, bait boat
Club: na
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Sealine has taught me many things over the years, it is my fishing bible

Serra Moz
Sealiner


Joined: Sun Apr 15th, 2007
Location: Marracuene (The Bush), Mozambique
Posts: 4673
Equipment: A - Z (Penn Rules)
Best Catch: Lots and Lots
Favorite Fishing Spot: WorldWideWaters - (Fresh + Salt)
Boat: Got a few that can float
Club: Macaneta Ski Boat Club (MOZ)
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One that really pisses me off BIG TIME....

Okes posting goodies for sale:

1) No pics of item

2) With on a cell number or w/app

3) Some of these "postees"... they have a total of less then 10 posts....???

So, I say this, if someone post something for sale, it must include a well defined run down on item/s for sale - wth pics - with the option of PM / email.... forget this w/app crap, as that's the main reason (including FB).... why forums went tits up....

Bloks
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Joined: Fri Aug 27th, 2010
Location: Caledon, South Africa
Posts: 381
Equipment: So lig moontlik
Best Catch: 40cm Galjoen,61cm Steenbras
Favorite Fishing Spot: Danabaai, Kleinbrak, Uilenkraals, Pearly Beach
Boat: No
Club: Work does not allow, otherwise i would
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Hi gents

I do not post very often here on sealine, I ask questions and do research. I am not the greatest fisherman and cannot share to many tips or stories as I blank 8 out 10 times. But when I can I contribute. I just love this site. Learnt so much over the years. I miss the tactical galjoen, Steenbras and Kob discussions.
We hardly see any reports anymore, I think the main reason for this is that the guys start picking fights about fish that weren't released ext.
I smaak this site and will always be active.

maybe we should organise social comps every three months or so, get some excitement back in here.

Houtarm
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Joined: Sat Mar 7th, 2015
Location: Swellendam, South Africa
Posts: 609
Equipment: Okuma Metaloid 13.6, Daiwa BG6500, Shimano Sedona 2500, Shimano 15/30
Best Catch: Yellowfin Tuna 12kg, Leervis 84cm, Galjoen 56cm, Cracker 72cm, Kob ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Infanta, Blombos, Witsand, Buffelsbaai
Boat: None
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Sealine is like fishing. Most days are quiet, some days there's action, but I keep coming back every day to see whats happening. Still prefer it over the hordes on social media repeating the same things over and over.
Firsts posts of Sealine "going down" or loosing interest has appeared pre 2010, and it's still going.
Thanks to all the regular contributers!

_seal1_

DeanoGrant
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Joined: Mon Mar 11th, 2019
Location: Sedgefield Western Cape, South Africa
Posts: 32
Equipment: Light Tack Estuary-Sea-Dam
Best Catch: 18.7kg Kob
Favorite Fishing Spot: Garden Route
Boat: Deap Sea Fishing
Club: no
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Good Morning everyone, even though i may be relatively new to Sealine, i regularly go back to some of the early posts and see how many people responded to posts and i get so much info from this. may i suggest monthly get togethers in all areas. and bragging rights to certain catches after that get together. the reason i say this is we all go and fish sometimes alone....WHY!...when we have fishing friends on this site...why not get together and all have a throw...share advice and tips...and have a laugh and a good time. We could even have friendly comps between certain areas...just for bragging rights...why not...

This is just my advice...oh and i am going to fishing on Swartvlei beach in Sedgefield just below the parking lot from 4am tomorrow morning...please join me!!!!

Tool_Fan
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Joined: Mon Jun 18th, 2018
Location: Durbanville, South Africa
Posts: 59
Equipment: Blue Marlin G3
Best Catch: None yet
Favorite Fishing Spot: Bettys Bay
Boat: None
Club: None
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I love this site. Its truly a world of information, stories of guys PBs and experiences over the years. Us newer guys have a lot to be grateful for the earlier guys knowledge and help.

In terms of the negative, unhelpful comments etc, that keeps coming up, that unfortunately is part and parcel of being on the internet and hosting a social media platform. Having said that, we are all adults here and its up to us to not take it personally and / or feed the "troll".
You not doing yourself, the rest of Sealine any favours. Just take it to a moderator and move on.

In terms of Sealine, and this thread been posted, I would like to put the ball back in your court and ask, have you worked out a goal of where you would like to take the site?
If you think leaving it in the hands of the community to self rejuvenate, I think its fair to say, your expectations will not be met.

But I will share my thoughts. Personally I think the way forward is create a Sealine Facebook, Instagram, twitter profile to try and incorporate those social media platforms *back* into this site. And vice versa. In this day and age, everything is interconnected.
Here in Cape Town we have "Fishing in numbers" whatsapp group. What could help is organised "get togethers" etc.

What would be nice is if the site and community can go back, and be like the site was. Where the guys shared their experiences, knowledge, fishing spots, traces, their catches (or the one that got away). Those guys still *holding* to their catches, spots, etc are not helping and sharing. Really have no purpose being here.

This is just something I threw together before I started work, if there is any typos etc, Ill clean up later.

Last edited on Fri Feb 7th, 2020 06:27 am by Tool_Fan

SkottelGoed Spons
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Joined: Mon Jan 6th, 2020
Location: Langebaan, West Coast, South Africa
Posts: 71
Equipment: Waft Iron Feather light surf, Penn FTH40, Okuma finchaser, Daiwa ...
Best Catch: 72cm 4,91kg Shad 11/01/2020. 89cm 5,5kg kob
Favorite Fishing Spot: Langebaan, Saldanha, Velddrif & Stilbaai
Boat: Too poor
Club: na
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Hi Willem Wkkel spies. This suggestion was made a few years back I see, but won't it be possible to add this site to Tapatalk. I feel you will have more active members if this forum was on tapatalk. Just some thought.

Do agree I want to see more reports and so on. I'm new here and quite like this forum. Lots to learn from!

Stywelyne en mag die site meer aktief raak.styw::

Pylstert
Sealiner
 

Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Wagina Island
Posts: 2021
Equipment: 2nd Hand Rods, Torium reels
Best Catch: Medium Bronzie
Favorite Fishing Spot: SA coast
Boat: no
Club: N/A
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I agree, adding the site to Tapatalk will make a huge difference. There are still many active forums regardless of Lamebook etc.

Houtarm
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Joined: Sat Mar 7th, 2015
Location: Swellendam, South Africa
Posts: 609
Equipment: Okuma Metaloid 13.6, Daiwa BG6500, Shimano Sedona 2500, Shimano 15/30
Best Catch: Yellowfin Tuna 12kg, Leervis 84cm, Galjoen 56cm, Cracker 72cm, Kob ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Infanta, Blombos, Witsand, Buffelsbaai
Boat: None
Club: 
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Yes I also wanted to mention Tapatalk compatibility. Really think making mobile access to Sealine easier, will help improve activity on the forum.

Poenskop26
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Joined: Fri Oct 11th, 2019
Location: Centurion, South Africa
Posts: 52
Equipment: Anything Affordable.
Best Catch: 26 kg Poenskop/Musselcracker.
Favorite Fishing Spot: On a boat anywhere along our coast
Boat: Tug 20 with a 15hp Parsun.
Club: No
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I joined this forum a few months ago. The main reason why I joined the forum was to gain insight and knowledge on the art of angling. I want to learn everything I can from the old SALTERS, even at my age of 53. Sofar things for me are going well, as I am on the site every day since I joined. I research old posts absorbing the info and learning from it.

It is just painful when you post and you get 2 responses or even ziltch on your post and the forum has a membership of > 43000 members. Crazy.

I believe there are no stupid questions, there are only stupid answers.

Sealine for me ROCK's.

Ben REINERS
Moderator


Joined: Tue Feb 16th, 2010
Location: MELMOTH - KZN, South Africa
Posts: 1761
Equipment: All sorts............
Best Catch: Giant Kingfish 35 Kg - 1996.09 @ Kosi Mouth ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Mostly KZN North Coast
Boat: Not yet !!
Club: Nope
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Poenskop26 wrote:
I joined this forum a few months ago. The main reason why I joined the forum was to gain insight and knowledge on the art of angling. I want to learn everything I can from the old SALTERS, even at my age of 53. Sofar things for me are going well, as I am on the site every day since I joined. I research old posts absorbing the info and learning from it.

It is just painful when you post and you get 2 responses or even ziltch on your post and the forum has a membership of > 43000 members. Crazy.

I believe there are no stupid questions, there are only stupid answers.

Sealine for me ROCK's.


I can't agree more on yr comment.
When I joined SL, it was a "hot forum" where it was literally boiling with various discussion topics every day.
Many & most of the older members, including some Admin/Mods left, & or are just not active anymore.

As Pottie (Willem Wikkel Spies) & myself discussed the other day, as an example, many topics has been discussed over the years to the point that if you dont know how to make up a shad trace & catch a shad then you will never know.
Yes, there are million other new, updated topics, tricks, new gadgets, lures, experiences, tackle, catches to be discussed & shared with other members, & where even the most experienced angler learns new tricks or pick up a few pointers.

As you have said, there is nothing more frustrating posting a post & you receive 1 or 2 responses while there is a Bucket full of knowledgeable, experienced members with loads of info & the member is left literally in the dark.

Lets continue to be positive about SL & its future, continue to do what we love best & support SL at al levels.

Pylstert
Sealiner
 

Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Wagina Island
Posts: 2021
Equipment: 2nd Hand Rods, Torium reels
Best Catch: Medium Bronzie
Favorite Fishing Spot: SA coast
Boat: no
Club: N/A
Status: 
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Ben REINERS wrote: Poenskop26 wrote:
I joined this forum a few months ago. The main reason why I joined the forum was to gain insight and knowledge on the art of angling. I want to learn everything I can from the old SALTERS, even at my age of 53. Sofar things for me are going well, as I am on the site every day since I joined. I research old posts absorbing the info and learning from it.

It is just painful when you post and you get 2 responses or even ziltch on your post and the forum has a membership of > 43000 members. Crazy.

I believe there are no stupid questions, there are only stupid answers.

Sealine for me ROCK's.


I can't agree more on yr comment.
When I joined SL, it was a "hot forum" where it was literally boiling with various discussion topics every day.
Many & most of the older members, including some Admin/Mods left, & or are just not active anymore.

As Pottie (Willem Wikkel Spies) & myself discussed the other day, as an example, many topics has been discussed over the years to the point that if you dont know how to make up a shad trace & catch a shad then you will never know.
Yes, there are million other new, updated topics, tricks, new gadgets, lures, experiences, tackle, catches to be discussed & shared with other members, & where even the most experienced angler learns new tricks or pick up a few pointers.

As you have said, there is nothing more frustrating posting a post & you receive 1 or 2 responses while there is a Bucket full of knowledgeable, experienced members with loads of info & the member is left literally in the dark.

Lets continue to be positive about SL & its future, continue to do what we love best & support SL at al levels.
Thats why the forum needs a cleanup, there are so many old topics as stickies, old categories that can be removed etc. We have made these suggestions before, but apparently they can't happen because the super admin is too busy????

Ben REINERS
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Joined: Tue Feb 16th, 2010
Location: MELMOTH - KZN, South Africa
Posts: 1761
Equipment: All sorts............
Best Catch: Giant Kingfish 35 Kg - 1996.09 @ Kosi Mouth ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Mostly KZN North Coast
Boat: Not yet !!
Club: Nope
Status: 
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Pylstert wrote:
Ben REINERS wrote: Poenskop26 wrote:
I joined this forum a few months ago. The main reason why I joined the forum was to gain insight and knowledge on the art of angling. I want to learn everything I can from the old SALTERS, even at my age of 53. Sofar things for me are going well, as I am on the site every day since I joined. I research old posts absorbing the info and learning from it.

It is just painful when you post and you get 2 responses or even ziltch on your post and the forum has a membership of > 43000 members. Crazy.

I believe there are no stupid questions, there are only stupid answers.

Sealine for me ROCK's.


I can't agree more on yr comment.
When I joined SL, it was a "hot forum" where it was literally boiling with various discussion topics every day.
Many & most of the older members, including some Admin/Mods left, & or are just not active anymore.

As Pottie (Willem Wikkel Spies) & myself discussed the other day, as an example, many topics has been discussed over the years to the point that if you dont know how to make up a shad trace & catch a shad then you will never know.
Yes, there are million other new, updated topics, tricks, new gadgets, lures, experiences, tackle, catches to be discussed & shared with other members, & where even the most experienced angler learns new tricks or pick up a few pointers.

As you have said, there is nothing more frustrating posting a post & you receive 1 or 2 responses while there is a Bucket full of knowledgeable, experienced members with loads of info & the member is left literally in the dark.

Lets continue to be positive about SL & its future, continue to do what we love best & support SL at al levels.
Thats why the forum needs a cleanup, there are so many old topics as stickies, old categories that can be removed etc. We have made these suggestions before, but apparently they can't happen because the super admin is too busy????


I hear you....As you stated Super Admin is really tied up I believe, & I will discuss it with Pottie to see what could be done from the Super Admin's side.

Lets not loose hope.

Dr halibut hoffman
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Joined: Wed Sep 16th, 2009
Location: Cape, South Africa
Posts: 2591
Equipment: Shimano, daiwa, a finnor and an elbe.. The rest died. ...
Best Catch: Shimano, daiwa, a finnor and an elbe.. The rest died. ...145cm FL Leervis released (Shore), 80kg+ yellowfin (Boat). 83cm Cracker. ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Kranse en diepsee!
Boat: 15' Skicraft cat.Canoe. Crew on Buttcats.
Club: Ike jime,no club
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My Gallery: 
Fishing reports then..LOL there have been decent leeries, my count is over ten already of decent ones from the rocks on plug biggest about 8kg, not in the numbers we used to see but the fish have returned in mixed shoals of 2-8 kg fish with some jumbos in between..I hooked one that I thought was a tuna that took 150m of line in seconds with his propeller kicking up a huge wash..after quite a fish the seals chased him and I got reefed on my 20lb rig. Katonkel were wild at one stage with old timers saying that it was the most anchovie and the most katonkel they could ever remember seeing.. Bronzies were wild, there'd be three 100kg fish half covered by water chasing katonkel chasing anchovies in the rock pools.. Bronzies jumping like marlin all over the show, my mate took a SUP out to catch bonnies and had a johnnie and 2 bronzies buzz him the whole time..Madness fish got taxed, I had one katonkel turn into a tuna when a bronzie spooked him and eventually river rods and ice rods were getting pulled out to have real sport..a few skippies came out in the madness, I got one of just over 4kg. The waters got so stale and warn at one stage with so much bait the blacktips pitched up and I had a follow that was ilke a boatwake LOL. Grunters too been decent, I released one of over 4kg. There have been some cob, a few jumbos too some kept unfortunately and some carefully released, I got a nice one that got released into my vacuum packer. Nice shad, not many jumbos but decent numbers of mediums. Shoal size yellowfin have made appearances behind the trawlers. I saw a NZ sized fish boil up on my plug one day, 60lb plus, the boil was like a big tunny leaves. Ja bring on the rest of summer fun times! I've hardly had time to throw a bait so far except in the rivers but fishing has been decent.

Poenskop26
Member


Joined: Fri Oct 11th, 2019
Location: Centurion, South Africa
Posts: 52
Equipment: Anything Affordable.
Best Catch: 26 kg Poenskop/Musselcracker.
Favorite Fishing Spot: On a boat anywhere along our coast
Boat: Tug 20 with a 15hp Parsun.
Club: No
Status: 
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That's why the forum needs a cleanup, there are so many old topics as stickies, old categories that can be removed, etc. We have made these suggestions before, but apparently they can't happen because the super admin is too busy????


A suggestion could be to delete all members who has not contributed in posts in the last 2 years. Its no use to have this crazy membership total but no posts.

willem wikkel spies
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Joined: Tue Apr 29th, 2008
Location: Heidelberg, South Africa
Posts: 4241
Equipment: ekt geleer net die beste werk.............................
Best Catch: eish waar begin ek?
Favorite Fishing Spot: noord van die tugela is goed genoeg
Boat: Sea Cat 565 75hp yammies
Club: nooooit nie
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I don't think that deleting of members who is not active is needed.
not all is crazy like us, who live off sealine!!!

ok, lets see regarding sticky treads which is of no use.

merging of certain treads would have been nice.

is deleting of sold treads ok?
it will give you a idea of what the last sale price was.
remember post count going down with deleted treads.

Eesa Ahmed
Member
 

Joined: Tue Aug 28th, 2012
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Posts: 51
Equipment: sealine sl50 assasin beachmaster blue marlin bg60 specimen tackle
Best Catch: 12,5kg baber 9kg karp
Favorite Fishing Spot: vaal river
Boat: no
Club: no
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My opinion:

I've noticed on a lot of threads, both fresh and saltwater, sometimes questions are asked and go unanswered. Most of the time these questions are asked by the newer members.

If these posts can get responses, even if it's a similar question to what has been discussed before, the forum will grow and people will be motivated to ask questions.

In my opinion, maybe this is one of the ways we can give life back to this fantastic forum.

Houtarm
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Joined: Sat Mar 7th, 2015
Location: Swellendam, South Africa
Posts: 609
Equipment: Okuma Metaloid 13.6, Daiwa BG6500, Shimano Sedona 2500, Shimano 15/30
Best Catch: Yellowfin Tuna 12kg, Leervis 84cm, Galjoen 56cm, Cracker 72cm, Kob ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Infanta, Blombos, Witsand, Buffelsbaai
Boat: None
Club: 
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Eesa Ahmed wrote:
My opinion:

I've noticed on a lot of threads, both fresh and saltwater, sometimes questions are asked and go unanswered. Most of the time these questions are asked by the newer members.

If these posts can get responses, even if it's a similar question to what has been discussed before, the forum will grow and people will be motivated to ask questions.

In my opinion, maybe this is one of the ways we can give life back to this fantastic forum.


I agree to an extent, but the problem is there are only a few active members, and it is expected of them to answer questions that have been asked many times on the forum, and could easily been resolved with a simple google search (using Google to search for posts in Sealine works better that the search function IMO).

I've logged in and seen three posts asking for spots around Cape Town, all posted within a day or two of each other! Many times these questions come from members that have been part of the forum for many years, but have zero or very little posts.

By now people should also start realising that asking for spesific information about fishing spots will rarely get a detailed reply nowadays. Too many people have experienced their spots being overrun (and sometimes left looking like a rubbishdump) by people who many times don't mind keeping everything they catch.
At most you will get a generic reply regarding the spot, or if you are lucky a PM.

Sealine gets hundreds of log in's from different users every day. It's not only up to the regular posters to "get Sealine back on track". If a quarter of the Roofkykers start posting something once in a while, it would already be a great help, even if just to congratulate a fellow member on a good catch or boat project.

We need more:
Fishing reports (Ala Blikkies, Soupcan style)
Tutorials (any topic)

We need less:
Spam posts
Repeated questions.


_seal1_

Last edited on Mon Feb 10th, 2020 09:37 am by Houtarm

Ben REINERS
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Joined: Tue Feb 16th, 2010
Location: MELMOTH - KZN, South Africa
Posts: 1761
Equipment: All sorts............
Best Catch: Giant Kingfish 35 Kg - 1996.09 @ Kosi Mouth ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Mostly KZN North Coast
Boat: Not yet !!
Club: Nope
Status: 
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Houtarm wrote:
Eesa Ahmed wrote:
My opinion:

I've noticed on a lot of threads, both fresh and saltwater, sometimes questions are asked and go unanswered. Most of the time these questions are asked by the newer members.

If these posts can get responses, even if it's a similar question to what has been discussed before, the forum will grow and people will be motivated to ask questions.

In my opinion, maybe this is one of the ways we can give life back to this fantastic forum.


I agree to an extent, but the problem is there are only a few active members, and it is expected of them to answer questions that have been asked many times on the forum, and could easily been resolved with a simple google search (using Google to search for posts in Sealine works better that the search function IMO).

I've logged in and seen three posts asking for spots around Cape Town, all posted within a day or two of each other! Many times these questions come from members that have been part of the forum for many years, but have zero or very little posts.

By now people should also start realising that asking for spesific information about fishing spots will rarely get a detailed reply nowadays. Too many people have experienced their spots being overrun (and sometimes left looking like a rubbishdump) by people who many times don't mind keeping everything they catch.
At most you will get a generic reply regarding the spot, or if you are lucky a PM.

Sealine gets hundreds of log in's from different users every day. It's not only up to the regular posters to "get Sealine back on track". If a quarter of the Roofkykers start posting something once in a while, it would already be a great help, even if just to congratulate a fellow member on a good catch or boat project.

We need more:
Fishing reports (Ala Blikkies, Soupcan style)
Tutorials (any topic)

We need less:
Spam posts
Repeated questions.


_seal1_


I agree 100% with Houtarm, however, there are those questions being posed requesting current conditions & catches, assist with possible productive areas (without exposing your favourite spot), but a general good spot, & also asked by new members.

The silence to those members creates an impression SL is not active, or members are reluctant to answer for unknown reasons.

My rule in life is, at least try & help a guy if he is new, fairly new or steer hom in the right direction.

We all started as greenies & learnt alot from others on the forum. So we should try assist our newbies & get new ideas in the open to give SL the boost so much required.

It cannot happen nor succeed from 1 or 2 guys only, its teamwork that counts here.

What about a drive to revive some older SL members who are still out there & willing to assist, give their inputs, ideas......lets approach them, hear from them ?

MichaelK
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Joined: Tue Mar 25th, 2008
Location: Durban, South Africa
Posts: 1946
Equipment: Daiwa BG 8000, posidon rods
Best Catch: Couta, Wahoo, Sailfish, GT, YFT
Favorite Fishing Spot: The sea
Boat: Cobra Cat 525 with 2 x 90hp Yamaha
Club: Fynnlands angling club
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I'd like the ability as a thread starter to be able to delete comments made by any community member on my thread. An example would be should i post a photo of the fish i caught over the weekend, then have comments by a select few complaining why the fish was not released. It would be my perogative as a tread starter to remove those comments and not have them on my thread and be subjected to the gang mentality / bashing that follows

Ben REINERS
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Location: MELMOTH - KZN, South Africa
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I understand where you come from with that perspective & idea, & had wished the same thought some years back.

Thats why there is Admin to monitor these aspects, there is PM to send an Admin member a complaint etc.


Rules are clear in the very top part of SL forum & we all hope that members abide by rules as grown ups.

Rude comment will be dealt with.

Pylstert
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Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Wagina Island
Posts: 2021
Equipment: 2nd Hand Rods, Torium reels
Best Catch: Medium Bronzie
Favorite Fishing Spot: SA coast
Boat: no
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if the site is on a mobile platform, pretty sure it will help to get people posting, it is much easier to post a pic of your fish from your cellphone on Whatsapp or lamebook, you can't do it on sealine. We have had these "lets revive sealine again" posts almost more than any other posts on sealine.

DJP
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Joined: Sun Nov 30th, 2008
Location: Elgin, South Africa
Posts: 3017
Equipment: Instagram @surfisha
Best Catch: GT 27.5kg, Bronzie 187kg, Silver Kob 23kg, Dusky Kob 47kg, ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Strand reefs
Boat: Swem
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Use the mana system to reward good post or assistance then once a year give out some prizes to the members with the most mana.

Also have a lucky draw for everybody above a certain amount of mana.

General online friendly comps, like the photo comps of the past where also well received, e.g. get a best galjoen release photo of the season comp going.

Sure you guys can get some sponsors for these prizes???

Make a thread where anglers can post links to their Youtube, Vimeo etc media. There is a lot of good content coming from our local guides etc. these guys are always looking for more views and subscribers.

I don't know how this website and the moderators etc work, or if they actually get paid/rewarded, but Sealine can be a whole lot better with just a bit more effort with due reward. I get this feeling that somewhere along the road the pap fell on the ground...

Pylstert
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Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Wagina Island
Posts: 2021
Equipment: 2nd Hand Rods, Torium reels
Best Catch: Medium Bronzie
Favorite Fishing Spot: SA coast
Boat: no
Club: N/A
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DJP wrote: Use the mana system to reward good post or assistance then once a year give out some prizes to the members with the most mana.

Also have a lucky draw for everybody above a certain amount of mana.

General online friendly comps, like the photo comps of the past where also well received, e.g. get a best galjoen release photo of the season comp going.

Sure you guys can get some sponsors for these prizes???

Make a thread where anglers can post links to their Youtube, Vimeo etc media. There is a lot of good content coming from our local guides etc. these guys are always looking for more views and subscribers.

I don't know how this website and the moderators etc work, or if they actually get paid/rewarded, but Sealine can be a whole lot better with just a bit more effort with due reward. I get this feeling that somewhere along the road the pap fell on the ground...

Great ideas! On that note, there was a SSEC that had comps, a kob all night comp etc, they don't even post anymore, there is really a screw lose, those guys made a massive effort Kaspaas etc now they are all gone

Poenskop26
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Joined: Fri Oct 11th, 2019
Location: Centurion, South Africa
Posts: 52
Equipment: Anything Affordable.
Best Catch: 26 kg Poenskop/Musselcracker.
Favorite Fishing Spot: On a boat anywhere along our coast
Boat: Tug 20 with a 15hp Parsun.
Club: No
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Gone where. This is the best site.

Pylstert
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Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Wagina Island
Posts: 2021
Equipment: 2nd Hand Rods, Torium reels
Best Catch: Medium Bronzie
Favorite Fishing Spot: SA coast
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Poenskop26 wrote: Gone where. This is the best site.


who knows, but they made a massive effort over the years and all have left. Unless they post on facebook and I don't see it. There is a special section for SSEC

willem wikkel spies
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Joined: Tue Apr 29th, 2008
Location: Heidelberg, South Africa
Posts: 4241
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Best Catch: eish waar begin ek?
Favorite Fishing Spot: noord van die tugela is goed genoeg
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Club: nooooit nie
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MichaelK wrote:
I'd like the ability as a thread starter to be able to delete comments made by any community member on my thread. An example would be should i post a photo of the fish i caught over the weekend, then have comments by a select few complaining why the fish was not released. It would be my perogative as a tread starter to remove those comments and not have them on my thread and be subjected to the gang mentality / bashing that follows

I understand your concern.
I do agree but where do we draw the line.

if I make a valid comment which you do not like, then you or it gets deleted.

it has 2x effects.
either the poster will refrain from posting next time.
or they will cry that a post deleted, which had some merits.

I have always said, fair comment is ok to any post.
we all believe in taking care of our fish stocks.

to delete a post with merit is also not right.
rather take note of the post.

lets rather get into a positive mode, where we accept things and move on, instead of taking it as a personal attack.

willem wikkel spies
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Joined: Tue Apr 29th, 2008
Location: Heidelberg, South Africa
Posts: 4241
Equipment: ekt geleer net die beste werk.............................
Best Catch: eish waar begin ek?
Favorite Fishing Spot: noord van die tugela is goed genoeg
Boat: Sea Cat 565 75hp yammies
Club: nooooit nie
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DJP wrote:
Use the mana system to reward good post or assistance then once a year give out some prizes to the members with the most mana.

Also have a lucky draw for everybody above a certain amount of mana.

General online friendly comps, like the photo comps of the past where also well received, e.g. get a best galjoen release photo of the season comp going.

Sure you guys can get some sponsors for these prizes???

Make a thread where anglers can post links to their Youtube, Vimeo etc media. There is a lot of good content coming from our local guides etc. these guys are always looking for more views and subscribers.

I don't know how this website and the moderators etc work, or if they actually get paid/rewarded, but Sealine can be a whole lot better with just a bit more effort with due reward. I get this feeling that somewhere along the road the pap fell on the ground...


I agree with you.
that we need to do monthly comps, yearly comps like in the old days.
im sure we will get there as we now will have all to take sealine further.

nope, no one gets paid, it is all done out of goodwill.
so yes the pap might fall onto the ground at times.

only mods could delete posts.
no one else could do so.
many posts were deleted, and I mean many.
so, who deleted it????

read between the lines...…………
would we risk using the same mods again after what happened?


so getting new mods in with the correct view of taking the forum further without personal gain is where the secret lies.

willem wikkel spies
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Posts: 4241
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SkottelGoed Spons wrote:
Hi Willem Wkkel spies. This suggestion was made a few years back I see, but won't it be possible to add this site to Tapatalk. I feel you will have more active members if this forum was on tapatalk. Just some thought.

Do agree I want to see more reports and so on. I'm new here and quite like this forum. Lots to learn from!

Stywelyne en mag die site meer aktief raak.styw::


as I understand it, to incorporate tapatalk soft ware needs to be rewritten.
the one thing leads to the next.
it not just the flick of a finger.
so for now, it is unfortunately a no go.

but if we get the forum to another level, where it starts making money, we could ask Jeryl if we could upgrade the software to accommodate tapatalk.

tapa talk is not the one and only.

lets not loose hope.

Pylstert
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Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Wagina Island
Posts: 2021
Equipment: 2nd Hand Rods, Torium reels
Best Catch: Medium Bronzie
Favorite Fishing Spot: SA coast
Boat: no
Club: N/A
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willem wikkel spies wrote: SkottelGoed Spons wrote:
Hi Willem Wkkel spies. This suggestion was made a few years back I see, but won't it be possible to add this site to Tapatalk. I feel you will have more active members if this forum was on tapatalk. Just some thought.

Do agree I want to see more reports and so on. I'm new here and quite like this forum. Lots to learn from!

Stywelyne en mag die site meer aktief raak.styw::


as I understand it, to incorporate tapatalk soft ware needs to be rewritten.
the one thing leads to the next.
it not just the flick of a finger.
so for now, it is unfortunately a no go.

but if we get the forum to another level, where it starts making money, we could ask Jeryl if we could upgrade the software to accommodate tapatalk.

tapa talk is not the one and only.

lets not loose hope.

Again Willem, it comes back to the same thing, if Jerryl does not have the time to make the changes and does not want to hand it over to other people to do then it won't move. you cant expect everyone here to give up there time and "make sealine great again"if Jerryl is not going to do anything.

willem wikkel spies
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Location: Heidelberg, South Africa
Posts: 4241
Equipment: ekt geleer net die beste werk.............................
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Club: nooooit nie
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Pylstert wrote:
willem wikkel spies wrote: SkottelGoed Spons wrote:
Hi Willem Wkkel spies. This suggestion was made a few years back I see, but won't it be possible to add this site to Tapatalk. I feel you will have more active members if this forum was on tapatalk. Just some thought.

Do agree I want to see more reports and so on. I'm new here and quite like this forum. Lots to learn from!

Stywelyne en mag die site meer aktief raak.styw::


as I understand it, to incorporate tapatalk soft ware needs to be rewritten.
the one thing leads to the next.
it not just the flick of a finger.
so for now, it is unfortunately a no go.

but if we get the forum to another level, where it starts making money, we could ask Jeryl if we could upgrade the software to accommodate tapatalk.

tapa talk is not the one and only.

lets not loose hope.

Again Willem, it comes back to the same thing, if Jerryl does not have the time to make the changes and does not want to hand it over to other people to do then it won't move. you cant expect everyone here to give up there time and "make sealine great again"if Jerryl is not going to do anything.


hoekom is jy so negatief?
is dit opbouend vir die forum?

op die stadium los ek jou post op.
ek dink niemand wat die forum verder wil vat, het negatiewe sieninge nou nodig nie!!!!

wat pla dit jou, dat die forum eienaar nie wil verkoop nie?
want waarop kom dit anders neer.

ek doen dinge uit die goedheid van my hart en die liefde daarvoor.
as ek di dan alles verniet gedoen het, dan is dit my verlies en ons almal sin.

as jy nie n bedrae wil maak nie, dan hoef jy nie.

Dr halibut hoffman
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Location: Cape, South Africa
Posts: 2591
Equipment: Shimano, daiwa, a finnor and an elbe.. The rest died. ...
Best Catch: Shimano, daiwa, a finnor and an elbe.. The rest died. ...145cm FL Leervis released (Shore), 80kg+ yellowfin (Boat). 83cm Cracker. ...
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My Gallery: 
Look on the USA forums..how many pictures of dead tarpon, bull red drum and black drum do you see..none. In places with decent inshore fisheries they frown upon killing fish like that and in some instances or a few, it is illegal too.

I'll not comment on any dead cob haha but the time is long gone for posting pictures of big dead coppers, black steenbras, a cob over 20kg or a dead breeding garrick..Almost all of our inshore fisheries are in a state of "official collapse" which if I am not mistaken is stock less than 25% of pre fished level and now cannot replenish itself, most are in a far worse state and some really should not be where fish are fast to grow and reproduce, but they are, some of out fishes are soooooo sensitive to fishing pressure and are beyond collapse but still ous post pictures of big dead breeders and expect cheering from the crowd..We need to accept that those times are long gone. A lot of our inshore stocks are between 1-5% of unfished level now we need to take responsibility for our future fishing..

Pylstert
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Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Wagina Island
Posts: 2021
Equipment: 2nd Hand Rods, Torium reels
Best Catch: Medium Bronzie
Favorite Fishing Spot: SA coast
Boat: no
Club: N/A
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willem wikkel spies wrote: Pylstert wrote:
willem wikkel spies wrote: SkottelGoed Spons wrote:
Hi Willem Wkkel spies. This suggestion was made a few years back I see, but won't it be possible to add this site to Tapatalk. I feel you will have more active members if this forum was on tapatalk. Just some thought.

Do agree I want to see more reports and so on. I'm new here and quite like this forum. Lots to learn from!

Stywelyne en mag die site meer aktief raak.styw::


as I understand it, to incorporate tapatalk soft ware needs to be rewritten.
the one thing leads to the next.
it not just the flick of a finger.
so for now, it is unfortunately a no go.

but if we get the forum to another level, where it starts making money, we could ask Jeryl if we could upgrade the software to accommodate tapatalk.

tapa talk is not the one and only.

lets not loose hope.

Again Willem, it comes back to the same thing, if Jerryl does not have the time to make the changes and does not want to hand it over to other people to do then it won't move. you cant expect everyone here to give up there time and "make sealine great again"if Jerryl is not going to do anything.


hoekom is jy so negatief?
is dit opbouend vir die forum?

op die stadium los ek jou post op.
ek dink niemand wat die forum verder wil vat, het negatiewe sieninge nou nodig nie!!!!

wat pla dit jou, dat die forum eienaar nie wil verkoop nie?
want waarop kom dit anders neer.

ek doen dinge uit die goedheid van my hart en die liefde daarvoor.
as ek di dan alles verniet gedoen het, dan is dit my verlies en ons almal sin.

as jy nie n bedrae wil maak nie, dan hoef jy nie.


((goodp_::tight:::tight:::tight:(ni(ce(fish)((ni(ce(fish)(:shark:shark:shark:beer:beer:beer::rofl:::rofl:::rofl:::rofl:()()illeg()()()illeg()pwf__+pwf__+:fbash

willem wikkel spies
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Location: Heidelberg, South Africa
Posts: 4241
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Dr halibut hoffman wrote:
Look on the USA forums..how many pictures of dead tarpon, bull red drum and black drum do you see..none. In places with decent inshore fisheries they frown upon killing fish like that and in some instances or a few, it is illegal too.

I'll not comment on any dead cob haha but the time is long gone for posting pictures of big dead coppers, black steenbras, a cob over 20kg or a dead breeding garrick..Almost all of our inshore fisheries are in a state of "official collapse" which if I am not mistaken is stock less than 25% of pre fished level and now cannot replenish itself, most are in a far worse state and some really should not be where fish are fast to grow and reproduce, but they are, some of out fishes are soooooo sensitive to fishing pressure and are beyond collapse but still ous post pictures of big dead breeders and expect cheering from the crowd..We need to accept that those times are long gone. A lot of our inshore stocks are between 1-5% of unfished level now we need to take responsibility for our future fishing..


so where does it leave us?
we all want the big breeders to swim away strongly!!!
that new pb, looks good on a picture, but they surely tastes kuk!!!!

I agree that we need to be more responsible when posting ourselves with fish pictures.

but users should know, that it is a free place, to post within limits.
we can make the rule between us, that we would like to have pictures posted with fish that is still alive.

then Michaelk comes, and posts his pb tuna with blood on the boats deck. "and it was released, ja sure lol"

so, rather take your picture with the fish still alive and post it then posting a clearly dead fish and claim it was released!!!


lets get on the same page, and move on.
this tread is getting enough attention, and all might be reading it, so they will be up to date what we are trying to do.

ill make it a sticky for now.

Houtarm
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Joined: Sat Mar 7th, 2015
Location: Swellendam, South Africa
Posts: 609
Equipment: Okuma Metaloid 13.6, Daiwa BG6500, Shimano Sedona 2500, Shimano 15/30
Best Catch: Yellowfin Tuna 12kg, Leervis 84cm, Galjoen 56cm, Cracker 72cm, Kob ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Infanta, Blombos, Witsand, Buffelsbaai
Boat: None
Club: 
Status: 
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You already have the option to click "ignore member" if someone is bothering you with comments about whatever topic.

soupcan
Member


Joined: Wed Apr 1st, 2015
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Posts: 255
Equipment: Cheapie Rod, 4 pretty kreef nets all in a row
Best Catch: 300grm Elf ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Garden Route
Boat: 3.5 Wildcat Duck
Club: 
Status: 
Offline
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Do 1 thing only:  Make it Mobile Friendly.

BigBen
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Joined: Mon Jun 8th, 2009
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Posts: 8035
Equipment: Shimano Tor 20 Tor 16,Rovex Boss 4000,12ft Loomis shockwave, 13.6ft ...
Best Catch: 18.8kg Kob
Favorite Fishing Spot: Dis nou 'n Geheim
Boat: NONE Boating
Club: 
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
willem wikkel spies wrote:
Dr halibut hoffman wrote:
Look on the USA forums..how many pictures of dead tarpon, bull red drum and black drum do you see..none. In places with decent inshore fisheries they frown upon killing fish like that and in some instances or a few, it is illegal too.

I'll not comment on any dead cob haha but the time is long gone for posting pictures of big dead coppers, black steenbras, a cob over 20kg or a dead breeding garrick..Almost all of our inshore fisheries are in a state of "official collapse" which if I am not mistaken is stock less than 25% of pre fished level and now cannot replenish itself, most are in a far worse state and some really should not be where fish are fast to grow and reproduce, but they are, some of out fishes are soooooo sensitive to fishing pressure and are beyond collapse but still ous post pictures of big dead breeders and expect cheering from the crowd..We need to accept that those times are long gone. A lot of our inshore stocks are between 1-5% of unfished level now we need to take responsibility for our future fishing..


so where does it leave us?
we all want the big breeders to swim away strongly!!!
that new pb, looks good on a picture, but they surely tastes kuk!!!!

I agree that we need to be more responsible when posting ourselves with fish pictures.

but users should know, that it is a free place, to post within limits.
we can make the rule between us, that we would like to have pictures posted with fish that is still alive.

then Michaelk comes, and posts his pb tuna with blood on the boats deck. "and it was released, ja sure lol"

so, rather take your picture with the fish still alive and post it then posting a clearly dead fish and claim it was released!!!


lets get on the same page, and move on.
this tread is getting enough attention, and all might be reading it, so they will be up to date what we are trying to do.

ill make it a sticky for now.

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SkottelGoed Spons
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Joined: Mon Jan 6th, 2020
Location: Langebaan, West Coast, South Africa
Posts: 71
Equipment: Waft Iron Feather light surf, Penn FTH40, Okuma finchaser, Daiwa ...
Best Catch: 72cm 4,91kg Shad 11/01/2020. 89cm 5,5kg kob
Favorite Fishing Spot: Langebaan, Saldanha, Velddrif & Stilbaai
Boat: Too poor
Club: na
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Mana: 
willem wikkel spies wrote: SkottelGoed Spons wrote:
Hi Willem Wkkel spies. This suggestion was made a few years back I see, but won't it be possible to add this site to Tapatalk. I feel you will have more active members if this forum was on tapatalk. Just some thought.

Do agree I want to see more reports and so on. I'm new here and quite like this forum. Lots to learn from!

Stywelyne en mag die site meer aktief raak.styw::


as I understand it, to incorporate tapatalk soft ware needs to be rewritten.
the one thing leads to the next.
it not just the flick of a finger.
so for now, it is unfortunately a no go.

but if we get the forum to another level, where it starts making money, we could ask Jeryl if we could upgrade the software to accommodate tapatalk.

tapa talk is not the one and only.

lets not loose hope.Understandable. Have the site owner thought of maybe migrating the forum to different software? for instance Xenforo? I am on a different forum that is on this software and this software has all add ons included. (including the tapatalk add on)
Just a suggestion.
For now I will continue on this forum. Still learning alot from here.

Ben REINERS
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Joined: Tue Feb 16th, 2010
Location: MELMOTH - KZN, South Africa
Posts: 1761
Equipment: All sorts............
Best Catch: Giant Kingfish 35 Kg - 1996.09 @ Kosi Mouth ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Mostly KZN North Coast
Boat: Not yet !!
Club: Nope
Status: 
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Mana: 
BigBen wrote:
willem wikkel spies wrote:
Dr halibut hoffman wrote:
Look on the USA forums..how many pictures of dead tarpon, bull red drum and black drum do you see..none. In places with decent inshore fisheries they frown upon killing fish like that and in some instances or a few, it is illegal too.

I'll not comment on any dead cob haha but the time is long gone for posting pictures of big dead coppers, black steenbras, a cob over 20kg or a dead breeding garrick..Almost all of our inshore fisheries are in a state of "official collapse" which if I am not mistaken is stock less than 25% of pre fished level and now cannot replenish itself, most are in a far worse state and some really should not be where fish are fast to grow and reproduce, but they are, some of out fishes are soooooo sensitive to fishing pressure and are beyond collapse but still ous post pictures of big dead breeders and expect cheering from the crowd..We need to accept that those times are long gone. A lot of our inshore stocks are between 1-5% of unfished level now we need to take responsibility for our future fishing..


so where does it leave us?
we all want the big breeders to swim away strongly!!!
that new pb, looks good on a picture, but they surely tastes kuk!!!!

I agree that we need to be more responsible when posting ourselves with fish pictures.

but users should know, that it is a free place, to post within limits.
we can make the rule between us, that we would like to have pictures posted with fish that is still alive.

then Michaelk comes, and posts his pb tuna with blood on the boats deck. "and it was released, ja sure lol"

so, rather take your picture with the fish still alive and post it then posting a clearly dead fish and claim it was released!!!


lets get on the same page, and move on.
this tread is getting enough attention, and all might be reading it, so they will be up to date what we are trying to do.

ill make it a sticky for now.


How about helping out Big Ben ?

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That 100kg yellowfin is probably only 5 yrs old and is sustainable to pull out with rod and line all day long, the 50 kg cob should be 20-30 yrs old and the jumbo 47cm bluefish aka bronze bream could be up to 40 years old.. Fish like yellowfin, bonnies, wahoo, king mackerel and dorado grow nearly 3mm each day when very small..fish like poensies, blacktail, gallies. bronze bream etc might take 4 months to put that 3mm on..
Michael post all the pics you want its a free country, was just making a point of its past the time for killing breeding stock for our slow growing or collapsed stocks..when you get that 200lber yellowfin you better be posting a pic of the bloody deck, it is one of the more sustainable species you can catch.. the only thing that collapses that stock is industrial fishing.
But ja it is really high time to make an effort to get the message out of which species are slow growing and or resident, which are collapsed, which are beyond collapsed and also that the large fish that are breeding stock can be making up to 90% of the babies that we plan on catching in the future, makes sense to me to take care of them and not even remove them from the water, if possible, to release. To kill them aint but should be a crime in my humble opinion. But ja post away..I'll still be there in the background as the voice of reason though.

Last edited on Tue Feb 11th, 2020 04:46 pm by Dr halibut hoffman

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Dr halibut hoffman wrote:
That 100kg yellowfin is probably only 5 yrs old and is sustainable to pull out with rod and line all day long, the 50 kg cob should be 20-30 yrs old and the jumbo 47cm bluefish aka bronze bream could be up to 40 years old.. Fish like yellowfin, bonnies, wahoo, king mackerel and dorado grow nearly 3mm each day when very small..fish like poensies, blacktail, gallies. bronze bream etc might take 4 months to put that 3mm on..
Michael post all the pics you want its a free country, was just making a point of its past the time for killing breeding stock for our slow growing or collapsed stocks..when you get that 200lber yellowfin you better be posting a pic of the bloody deck, it is one of the more sustainable species you can catch.. the only thing that collapses that stock is industrial fishing.
But ja it is really high time to make an effort to get the message out of which species are slow growing and or resident, which are collapsed, which are beyond collapsed and also that the large fish that are breeding stock can be making up to 90% of the babies that we plan on catching in the future, makes sense to me to take care of them and not even remove them from the water, if possible, to release. To kill them aint but should be a crime in my humble opinion. But ja post away..I'll still be there in the background as the voice of reason though.


well said.

note that you have mail!!!

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Dr halibut hoffman wrote: That 100kg yellowfin is probably only 5 yrs old and is sustainable to pull out with rod and line all day long, the 50 kg cob should be 20-30 yrs old and the jumbo 47cm bluefish aka bronze bream could be up to 40 years old.. Fish like yellowfin, bonnies, wahoo, king mackerel and dorado grow nearly 3mm each day when very small..fish like poensies, blacktail, gallies. bronze bream etc might take 4 months to put that 3mm on..
Michael post all the pics you want its a free country, was just making a point of its past the time for killing breeding stock for our slow growing or collapsed stocks..when you get that 200lber yellowfin you better be posting a pic of the bloody deck, it is one of the more sustainable species you can catch.. the only thing that collapses that stock is industrial fishing.
But ja it is really high time to make an effort to get the message out of which species are slow growing and or resident, which are collapsed, which are beyond collapsed and also that the large fish that are breeding stock can be making up to 90% of the babies that we plan on catching in the future, makes sense to me to take care of them and not even remove them from the water, if possible, to release. To kill them aint but should be a crime in my humble opinion. But ja post away..I'll still be there in the background as the voice of reason though.
Dr. I like this post. Is it possible for you to maybe make a thread regarding which species is slow growers and which are the fast growers for people like me that are still new to this. I find that you have broad knowledge regarding the different species. This will make people like me to understand the fish better and what to take home and what to keep in the water for the future reproduction. Like I said before I am learning a lot from this forum and want to keep learning.

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SkottelGoed Spons wrote:
Dr halibut hoffman wrote: That 100kg yellowfin is probably only 5 yrs old and is sustainable to pull out with rod and line all day long, the 50 kg cob should be 20-30 yrs old and the jumbo 47cm bluefish aka bronze bream could be up to 40 years old.. Fish like yellowfin, bonnies, wahoo, king mackerel and dorado grow nearly 3mm each day when very small..fish like poensies, blacktail, gallies. bronze bream etc might take 4 months to put that 3mm on..
Michael post all the pics you want its a free country, was just making a point of its past the time for killing breeding stock for our slow growing or collapsed stocks..when you get that 200lber yellowfin you better be posting a pic of the bloody deck, it is one of the more sustainable species you can catch.. the only thing that collapses that stock is industrial fishing.
But ja it is really high time to make an effort to get the message out of which species are slow growing and or resident, which are collapsed, which are beyond collapsed and also that the large fish that are breeding stock can be making up to 90% of the babies that we plan on catching in the future, makes sense to me to take care of them and not even remove them from the water, if possible, to release. To kill them aint but should be a crime in my humble opinion. But ja post away..I'll still be there in the background as the voice of reason though.


Dr. I like this post. Is it possible for you to maybe make a thread regarding which species is slow growers and which are the fast growers for people like me that are still new to this. I find that you have broad knowledge regarding the different species. This will make people like me to understand the fish better and what to take home and what to keep in the water for the future reproduction. Like I said before I am learning a lot from this forum and want to keep learning.


And that my fellow anglers are why we newbies joined this forum for education and training so that maybe one day we would have the wisdom and knowledge of the Salties to train the newbies and not give stupid answers.

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Poenskop26 wrote: SkottelGoed Spons wrote:
Dr halibut hoffman wrote: That 100kg yellowfin is probably only 5 yrs old and is sustainable to pull out with rod and line all day long, the 50 kg cob should be 20-30 yrs old and the jumbo 47cm bluefish aka bronze bream could be up to 40 years old.. Fish like yellowfin, bonnies, wahoo, king mackerel and dorado grow nearly 3mm each day when very small..fish like poensies, blacktail, gallies. bronze bream etc might take 4 months to put that 3mm on..
Michael post all the pics you want its a free country, was just making a point of its past the time for killing breeding stock for our slow growing or collapsed stocks..when you get that 200lber yellowfin you better be posting a pic of the bloody deck, it is one of the more sustainable species you can catch.. the only thing that collapses that stock is industrial fishing.
But ja it is really high time to make an effort to get the message out of which species are slow growing and or resident, which are collapsed, which are beyond collapsed and also that the large fish that are breeding stock can be making up to 90% of the babies that we plan on catching in the future, makes sense to me to take care of them and not even remove them from the water, if possible, to release. To kill them aint but should be a crime in my humble opinion. But ja post away..I'll still be there in the background as the voice of reason though.


Dr. I like this post. Is it possible for you to maybe make a thread regarding which species is slow growers and which are the fast growers for people like me that are still new to this. I find that you have broad knowledge regarding the different species. This will make people like me to understand the fish better and what to take home and what to keep in the water for the future reproduction. Like I said before I am learning a lot from this forum and want to keep learning.


And that my fellow anglers are why we newbies joined this forum for education and training so that maybe one day we would have the wisdom and knowledge of the Salties to train the newbies and not give stupid answers.
Well said. We as the newbs learn alot from the more experienced anglers on this site. This site made me more aware of the catch and release. If it wasn't for this site I would've just kept all the big fish I would caught but this made me thinking about it more and to respect our ocean. I have caught my first shad in my life this year and it was a bus for me. I could've kept it but decide not to. I have the proof of it and that is more than enough. Just because I read about the reproduction of the bigger fish species I released that beauty.

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A shad of nearly 5kg is a BUS for a first one! You gonna have good shad karma for putting that one back..

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Ja, good idea, I'll work on that..

http://www.sealine.co.za/view_topic.php?id=111692&forum_id=1

SkottelGoed Spons wrote: Dr. I like this post. Is it possible for you to maybe make a thread regarding which species is slow growers and which are the fast growers for people like me that are still new to this. I find that you have broad knowledge regarding the different species. This will make people like me to understand the fish better and what to take home and what to keep in the water for the future reproduction. Like I said before I am learning a lot from this forum and want to keep learning.

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3 pages / threads in, what is the consensus / action plan for Sealine @willem wikkel spies?

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Dr halibut hoffman wrote: Ja, good idea, I'll work on that..

http://www.sealine.co.za/view_topic.php?id=111692&forum_id=1

SkottelGoed Spons wrote: Dr. I like this post. Is it possible for you to maybe make a thread regarding which species is slow growers and which are the fast growers for people like me that are still new to this. I find that you have broad knowledge regarding the different species. This will make people like me to understand the fish better and what to take home and what to keep in the water for the future reproduction. Like I said before I am learning a lot from this forum and want to keep learning.Thanks dr. I see you have created a thread where you will be starting this. Can't wait for it to be finished. Going to be a interesting read.

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Sealine is a great Forum, I personally have learned a huge amount from the wealth of knowledge here. I do not visit as often as I should and will make a point of visiting more often going forward. ::slr::::slr::::slr::_seal1_

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Good afternoon to all Sealiners.

A little feedback wrt the site & it's activities.

Pottie @ Willem Wikkel Spies as we know him, has had a long chat with the site owner & thought it well to appoint addittional Moderators to assist in the monitoring & managing of the site, in conjunction with each other naturally.

Yes, its a slow process to "up the ante" & get it restored, thus patience is required with loads of understanding, lotsa practical suggestions/ideas which will be easily achieved, lotsa assistance from all members from all the different levels of angling facets ie. Salt/Fresh water, boating section, flyfishing etc.

Pse lets contribute positively, be active, help our newbies on the right track, give & supply advice in stead of being rude, cruel or annoying, post your catches, experiences, stories, new tricks, new toys on the market, etc. ( To many different facets & discussions to mention)

Currently we see WWS as the senior Moderator, with us as addittional members. However, it does not stop any member to PM any Mod with suggestions, complaints, ideas etc. & please feel free to voice your suggestions.

Willem Wikkel Spies is looking into a few matters to be attended, including that of upgrading member statuses, ie. From member to Senior or Sealiner etc.
Thus please be patient.

None of the Mods are ultimate fundis, nor do we know everything or nor do we have answers for all the questions or prevailing issues, but at least more heads together can surely provide a good solution.

We will be looking for new clients to advertise on SL.
The site does have running costs & currently Jerryl covers all cost without asking for a centfrom us as members.

This is a sincere request for all SL members assistance, co-operation, inputs & let's keep SL active & try get it back on track.

I repeat WWS's words by saying, "can we please leave the negative aspects & rather concentrate on the positives that Sealine provides us."

Please remember the Site Rules & abide by it, & remember to abide by external rules, regulation & the law wrt angling/conservation etc, which counts in our favour as a conservation conscientious group when posting your stories/accounts of fishing trips, catches etc. ito bag/size limits, & other conservation issues, etc.

Just remember, the Mods have day jobs, thus time is not always on their side & freely available to respond immediately, but all matters will receive attention & responses.

The Mods are,
Willem Wikkel Spies
Ben Reiners
Martin
Houtarm
Dr Hallibut Hoffman

I thank each & every member for understanding & please feel free to commucicate with the Mods.

Welcome to our new Mods & looking forward to work hand in hand with each other.

Fishing greetings to all.


::slr:: ::tight::welcomesea:

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Ben REINERS wrote:
Good afternoon to all Sealiners.

A little feedback wrt the site & it's activities.

Pottie @ Willem Wikkel Spies as we know him, has had a long chat with the site owner & thought it well to appoint addittional Moderators to assist in the monitoring & managing of the site, in conjunction with each other naturally.

Yes, its a slow process to "up the ante" & get it restored, thus patience is required with loads of understanding, lotsa practical suggestions/ideas which will be easily achieved, lotsa assistance from all members from all the different levels of angling facets ie. Salt/Fresh water, boating section, flyfishing etc.

Pse lets contribute positively, be active, help our newbies on the right track, give & supply advice in stead of being rude, cruel or annoying, post your catches, experiences, stories, new tricks, new toys on the market, etc. ( To many different facets & discussions to mention)

Currently we see WWS as the senior Moderator, with us as addittional members. However, it does not stop any member to PM any Mod with suggestions, complaints, ideas etc. & please feel free to voice your suggestions.

Willem Wikkel Spies is looking into a few matters to be attended, including that of upgrading member statuses, ie. From member to Senior or Sealiner etc.
Thus please be patient.

None of the Mods are ultimate fundis, nor do we know everything or nor do we have answers for all the questions or prevailing issues, but at least more heads together can surely provide a good solution.

We will be looking for new clients to advertise on SL.
The site does have running costs & currently Jerryl covers all cost without asking for a centfrom us as members.

This is a sincere request for all SL members assistance, co-operation, inputs & let's keep SL active & try get it back on track.

I repeat WWS's words by saying, "can we please leave the negative aspects & rather concentrate on the positives that Sealine provides us."

Please remember the Site Rules & abide by it, & remember to abide by external rules, regulation & the law wrt angling/conservation etc, which counts in our favour as a conservation conscientious group when posting your stories/accounts of fishing trips, catches etc. ito bag/size limits, & other conservation issues, etc.

Just remember, the Mods have day jobs, thus time is not always on their side & freely available to respond immediately, but all matters will receive attention & responses.

The Mods are,
Willem Wikkel Spies
Ben Reiners
Martin
Houtarm
Dr Hallibut Hoffman

I thank each & every member for understanding & please feel free to commucicate with the Mods.

Welcome to our new Mods & looking forward to work hand in hand with each other.

Fishing greetings to all.


::slr:: ::tight::welcomesea:
((goodp_

I could not have written it better!!
yes lets take hands and move on.

since the days gone past, plenty has changed, especially fishing equipment.
So even if you are not a expert angler, your view on your equipment also matters to us, as it can assist others when deciding to make a purchase of a new rod/ reel/ hooks/ line etc.


the fishing aspects have not chaned….., nope wrong statement!!!!

with the invention of plastics a whole new ballgame has emerged.
and this will also place more pressure on our fish populations.

so come and share with us, your experience when using plastics!!!

we feel that we have the right mods to take the site further.

but more importantly, we have the right members here on Sealine to take Sealine to new heights.

with all of your assistance we will once again reach the top of the South African forums.

once again they will cry!!!
kyk maar mooi

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Keep up the good work chaps

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I must admit.... SL is getting a bit better... more posts ect.... Perhaps now with the quarantines / self imposed exile actions.... We might see more posts???

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Dr halibut hoffman wrote:
Im self quarantined at my favourite fishing spot..dont come near me!!!

LOL.....I will be stuck in West Africa for the next 3 months of more....

Such is life....oh CRIKEY.....


DOES GOD EXIST?....I still say no.... and never!

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Good Morning Everyone, read through the thread and there are some excellent suggestions. A lot of time and effort has been put into this site from a lot of people and i think its only fair that nothing gets deleted besides the old stickies.

Great to see Doc HH still in the mix! Can i call you ballie now? haha

Couple of us that started on here are still in contact and it would be great to get things revived.

The reality is, as mentioned that social media took over however there is no ways that social media and all its pages put together has the wealth of info that this site has.

I can suggest a few "updated" posts to be added and marketed through various channels to increase traffic on the site again as there are considerably more anglers now than a few years ago and many at that that are mis informed or simply lack some guidance to have a successful trip or to target a specific specie and actually tick it off the bucket list.

Im committed to help so let me know where i can add or contribute.

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Volcom wrote:
Good Morning Everyone, read through the thread and there are some excellent suggestions. A lot of time and effort has been put into this site from a lot of people and i think its only fair that nothing gets deleted besides the old stickies.

Great to see Doc HH still in the mix! Can i call you ballie now? haha

Couple of us that started on here are still in contact and it would be great to get things revived.

The reality is, as mentioned that social media took over however there is no ways that social media and all its pages put together has the wealth of info that this site has.

I can suggest a few "updated" posts to be added and marketed through various channels to increase traffic on the site again as there are considerably more anglers now than a few years ago and many at that that are mis informed or simply lack some guidance to have a successful trip or to target a specific specie and actually tick it off the bucket list.

Im committed to help so let me know where i can add or contribute.


Ahh, nice having a old scalp back!!!!
you should actually introduce yourself!!!

the basics of fishing has stayed the same.
some tweaks here and there on your style of fishing could assist you in getting positive results.

drone fishing has expanded in leaps and bounds, the technology involved there is another aspect for discussion.

the equipment we are using has also improved a lot.
i do tend to fish with equipment that is still working "why do i need to change a reel or rod if it is still delivering?"

the cost of fishing equipment has risen and fishing competitively is not cheap.
so back in the days, a R 2000 budget would get you far.
now, it might not even get you started!!!

so, where will a newbie need to start?
what will his budget be?
so, what did the dog bring into the room?

Volcom
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willem wikkel spies wrote:
Volcom wrote:
Good Morning Everyone, read through the thread and there are some excellent suggestions. A lot of time and effort has been put into this site from a lot of people and i think its only fair that nothing gets deleted besides the old stickies.

Great to see Doc HH still in the mix! Can i call you ballie now? haha

Couple of us that started on here are still in contact and it would be great to get things revived.

The reality is, as mentioned that social media took over however there is no ways that social media and all its pages put together has the wealth of info that this site has.

I can suggest a few "updated" posts to be added and marketed through various channels to increase traffic on the site again as there are considerably more anglers now than a few years ago and many at that that are mis informed or simply lack some guidance to have a successful trip or to target a specific specie and actually tick it off the bucket list.

Im committed to help so let me know where i can add or contribute.


Ahh, nice having a old scalp back!!!!
you should actually introduce yourself!!!

the basics of fishing has stayed the same.
some tweaks here and there on your style of fishing could assist you in getting positive results.

drone fishing has expanded in leaps and bounds, the technology involved there is another aspect for discussion.

the equipment we are using has also improved a lot.
i do tend to fish with equipment that is still working "why do i need to change a reel or rod if it is still delivering?"

the cost of fishing equipment has risen and fishing competitively is not cheap.
so back in the days, a R 2000 budget would get you far.
now, it might not even get you started!!!

so, where will a newbie need to start?
what will his budget be?
so, what did the dog bring into the room?


::rofl:

My name is Volcom and im a fishing addict

As with most newbies, the question almost always starts with what tackle should i buy. This at large always comes down to someone responding by what they use and why that tackle is preferred. However while no harm is intended, there is alot more to answering a question like that.

The example above is what i will create on a separate post and topic. Please feel free to add.

Post will follow soon.

Oh and what brought me back? :) All the good memories

willem wikkel spies
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Mana: 
sweet thank you mnr.
on reels and rods we need all the info.
conservation minded aspects we need all of the info!!!!

on fishing aspects, well we need to keep some information hidden..........
this in my view, will cause a reader to return as you are feeding them bits and pieces.

just like a never ending story......

if al the info is given at once, then not all readers can digest the info.
so we are graduating our readers over time!!!

if information is missing from a post, then it will create a opportunity and allow other members to chip in and add their experience and info.
thus they become part of the forum.

the days are gone where we were dictated by certain members.
it is still up to us to keep this great forum going forward.

Volcom
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Mana: 
yea, agree with you totally.

Content is largely dictated by the ever changing conditions in any case.

Saw a post on the Eye Lash Viper. Will comment on that post based on feedback from guys actually using them and not the ambassadors as they are mandated to provide feedback to market. Its their job and it wont be fair to detract that from them.