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 Posted: Thu Nov 23rd, 2006 07:57 pm
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dear all

as an englishman i've had the pleasure of marrying into a south african family. this means december in SA...i certainly can't complain!

so as i'm reasonably new to sea fishing, and definately SA, i thought i'd ask the advice of the experts on what tackle to bring over.

i know this is a bit general, but i'll mainly be rock, beach and pier fishing. with hopefully a spot of esturary fishing in coffee bay. location wise it'll be: cape town, durban, coffee bay, george, knysna/wilderness area.

obviously it'll have to be some general all purpose gear, but i'd be very greatful if anyone can point me in the right direction.

kind regards

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 Posted: Fri Nov 24th, 2006 03:11 am
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Well thank your lucky stars that your gonna be in sunny sa for december! Firstly carry sunblock! Lot an lots off it..if your going to coffee bay dont bother with estuary fishin when the raggies are at your feet..rather get buckled with them instead..i suggest u get in contact with basil manning via their site on http://www.basilmanning.co.za they will b happy 2 help u with equipment,baits an hotspots...

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After that drop me an email an i will put u in touch with a one off sa's top anglers who runs a fishin clinic..he should be able to give u more advice an perhap's an opportunity to wet line with him..hope all this helps an u get bent when u get here..lol..
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 Posted: Fri Nov 24th, 2006 02:15 pm
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Godsfink,

If you fishing Coffee Bay in December be prepared as you often get the Yellow Tail coming through,a mediumsurf rod with around 30lb should do.You will probably be doing a lot of `scratching` for Damba(Galjoen) and bronze bream plus i`ts Shad season and they get thick in the `Skie so be prepared .with lighter tackle .

With the lighter tackle you can fish the estuarys .

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 Posted: Mon Nov 27th, 2006 04:25 pm
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thanks guys, that's good of you to point me in the right direction. luv'in the raggie and yellow tail tip off, sounds like a whole of sunny fun....can't wait! Happy Christmas to you all.

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