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Fishton
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Joined: Mon Nov 13th, 2006
Location: Westville, KZN, South Africa
Posts: 2322
Equipment: www.fishtec.co.za
Best Catch: Wahoo
Favorite Fishing Spot: Inanda Dam
Boat: Nitro LTS21/SonarRV
Club: Durban Ski Boat Club
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A man has died of his injuries after being attacked by a shark at Cape Vidal in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said. Spokesperson Craig Lambinon said the man had been spearfishing with a group of people at Cape Vidal, 150km north of Richards Bay, when he was attacked around midday.
He was taken ashore by other fishermen and on-scene medical personnel attended to him until the KZN-EMRS Red Cross AMS helicopter and private ambulance services arrived.

The man suffered lacerations to his thigh and was declared dead on-scene after all efforts to resuscitate him were exhausted.
- SAPA

Corry
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Joined: Thu Feb 4th, 2010
Location: Margate, South Africa
Posts: 79
Equipment: Rob Allen 1.3 & 1m Carbon with Reel, Custom Spierre ...
Best Catch: 14kg Green Jobfish (Kaakap) on Protea at 33m
Favorite Fishing Spot: Protea Banks, 19 Fathoms
Boat: not my own but mostly of 16' Cat Capt Grumpy
Club: DUC
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r.i.p. Warren! :'(

Simba
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Joined: Fri Jan 7th, 2011
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Posts: 107
Equipment: Freedivers gun and suit, with some freediver extras...
Best Catch: Few Romans etc.
Favorite Fishing Spot: Millers point.
Boat: dont have one
Club: private
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Condolences to family.
Anyone know what shark it was?

jensent
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Joined: Thu Jun 7th, 2007
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Posts: 243
Equipment: Tiagra / Penn stick, Fenwick 8'6"HMXS / Sustain ...
Best Catch: Rod-Tuna 82, Grunter 4, Gun-Tuna 37, Poensie 14, Kob 20 ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Deep for tuna, tail, Breede for grunter
Boat: 15' Orion Cat - Tigger
Club: FBUC, FBYC
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Hi Corry,

Which Warren was it who passed away?

Thanks,

Tony

Weedeater
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Joined: Mon May 28th, 2007
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Posts: 1940
Equipment: Pentagon Med HMG, Assassin Blade, WAFT Iron Feather HMC,Saltist 30H/40H/50H,SL50SHK
Best Catch: 4.3kg Catface
Favorite Fishing Spot: Pulpit Rock, Palm Beach, Mpande, Hamburg, Peter Pan, St.Lucia
Boat: N/A
Club: N/A
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Corry wrote:
r.i.p. Warren! :'(

R.I.P Bro. He was my best mate's cousin. Very sad day.

Weedeater
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Joined: Mon May 28th, 2007
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Posts: 1940
Equipment: Pentagon Med HMG, Assassin Blade, WAFT Iron Feather HMC,Saltist 30H/40H/50H,SL50SHK
Best Catch: 4.3kg Catface
Favorite Fishing Spot: Pulpit Rock, Palm Beach, Mpande, Hamburg, Peter Pan, St.Lucia
Boat: N/A
Club: N/A
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jensent wrote:
Hi Corry,

Which Warren was it who passed away?

Thanks,

Tony


Warren Smart.

roryf
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Joined: Wed Jul 25th, 2007
Location: Scottburgh, South Africa
Posts: 332
Equipment: RA Spearguns
Best Catch: 22kg Couta,28kg Sailfish,26kg Wahoo,28kg YFT
Favorite Fishing Spot: Scottburgh
Boat: 14ft Skivee
Club: None
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Rest in peace Warren.Condolences to the Smart family.I didn't know him well but he seemed like a really good guy.


Taylor
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Joined: Mon May 23rd, 2011
Location: Ballito, South Africa
Posts: 2
Equipment: RA guns
Best Catch: Prod - 29.8kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: where the fish are!
Boat: Maridadi II
Club: No
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It was a Zambi

landshark
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Joined: Fri Nov 23rd, 2007
Location: Cape Town
Posts: 956
Equipment: Lotsa toys
Best Catch: Any fish any time
Favorite Fishing Spot: Arniston, Reunion Island
Boat: Perception Napali kayak
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RIP Warren and sincerest condolences to the Smart family.

Anyone know if he was wearing a Shark Shield?

Taylor
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Joined: Mon May 23rd, 2011
Location: Ballito, South Africa
Posts: 2
Equipment: RA guns
Best Catch: Prod - 29.8kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: where the fish are!
Boat: Maridadi II
Club: No
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No shark shield.

Capespearo
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Joined: Thu Nov 29th, 2007
Location: Table View, South Africa
Posts: 408
Equipment: Daiwa SL50 and 8ft Purglass Rod for the ski.Rob Allen ...
Best Catch: Daiwa SL50 and 8ft Purglass Rod for the ski.Rob Allen ...13.3 kg Yellowtail,10 kg Cracker,5.4 kg Red Stump (speared) 15 ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: 12 Mile Struis
Boat: 5.5 Mako RIB & Fishing Ski
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Planning to head up to Zululand within the next month or so and have read his blog on diving the area, seemed a nice chap.

R.I.P and sincere condolences to the family.

Bunkerking2
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Joined: Fri Jan 28th, 2011
Location: Knysna, South Africa
Posts: 94
Equipment: Shimano, Loomis & Franklin, Kingfisher Poseidon, Penn
Best Catch: 15kg Cracker, 3.1kg Galjoen, 58kg Raggie, 52kg Bronzie, 40kg Dusky, ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Along the Garden Route
Boat: None
Club: Not yet.
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http://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/kwazulu-natal/fight-to-save-shark-victim-1.1072625

balugamoo
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Joined: Mon Sep 27th, 2010
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Posts: 33
Equipment: Daiwa SL50 Finnor 30, HMG Med Heavy and a sharp ...
Best Catch: still waiting for the beast
Favorite Fishing Spot: Biga, Fish river CT
Boat: na
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deepest symapthy. really is terrible to hear.

what happened? had he shot a fish?

 

Jmax
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Joined: Wed Nov 3rd, 2010
Location: World Traveller - JHB, G-Bay, South Africa
Posts: 191
Equipment: Loomis & Franklin 2x HMG Sharky, Fin-nor Extreme Heavy.Torium 30's, ...
Best Catch: Loomis & Franklin 2x HMG Sharky, Fin-nor Extreme Heavy.Torium 30's, ...2011: 1.7m Smoothound, 1.5m 7-stripe Catshark, 1.5m Raggie, 51cm Bellman, ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: G-Bay, MACS, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico & St.Maarten,Netherlands Antailles
Boat: .
Club: RASSPL Gauteng GT's
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Sad to hear... Condolences to the family

pr0t0c0l
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Joined: Mon Jan 11th, 2010
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Posts: 488
Equipment: Blue Marlin GT, Torium 30, Poseidon Gold Class 8-10oZ, Finnor ...
Best Catch: Blue Marlin GT, Torium 30, Poseidon Gold Class 8-10oZ, Finnor ...50kg and 65kg yellowfin, 3.7kg Cob, 48cm white steenbras, 2.2kg ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Still looking!
Boat: 5.2m Gemini Semi-Ridged
Club: No
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Not to hijack the topic in anyway, but guys please remember that shark shields DO work. I know various people who use them and one of them actually saved his friend's life because of the sharkshield.

Fanie Kruger
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Joined: Thu Sep 3rd, 2009
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Posts: 19
Equipment: In process of aquiring
Best Catch: Cob, 700cm
Favorite Fishing Spot: Struisbaai
Boat: Kayak
Club: no
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Condolences to the family and friends who are going to miss him dearly

Stinker
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Joined: Mon Apr 26th, 2010
Location: Durban, South Africa
Posts: 359
Equipment: deep sea, rock & surf, bass, fly, specimen, spearfishing
Best Catch: my wife & my daughter
Favorite Fishing Spot: anywhere there's water
Boat: eric's ski, kick boat, inflatable duck
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Condolences to all his friends & family. I heard about it just after it happened. Some friends of mine were there in Vidal, although not on the same boat, and said Warren had just been attacked. Very sad to hear.

Stinker
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Joined: Mon Apr 26th, 2010
Location: Durban, South Africa
Posts: 359
Equipment: deep sea, rock & surf, bass, fly, specimen, spearfishing
Best Catch: my wife & my daughter
Favorite Fishing Spot: anywhere there's water
Boat: eric's ski, kick boat, inflatable duck
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In a similar incident...

A spearo (Trevor Burger) was also attacked a few weeks ago off Glenmore. He was more fortunate though. Making me think twice about diving this upcoming sardine run.

http://sharkattacksurvivors.com/shark_attack/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=1476

Weedeater
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Joined: Mon May 28th, 2007
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Posts: 1940
Equipment: Pentagon Med HMG, Assassin Blade, WAFT Iron Feather HMC,Saltist 30H/40H/50H,SL50SHK
Best Catch: 4.3kg Catface
Favorite Fishing Spot: Pulpit Rock, Palm Beach, Mpande, Hamburg, Peter Pan, St.Lucia
Boat: N/A
Club: N/A
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Capespearo wrote:
Planning to head up to Zululand within the next month or so and have read his blog on diving the area, seemed a nice chap.

R.I.P and sincere condolences to the family.


He was a good guy. I know his brother well and met Warren a few times. In absolute shock. You are sorely missed bro, R.I.P

Ledge
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Joined: Wed Dec 12th, 2007
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Posts: 432
Equipment: Spearguns, Daiwa & 11' Adrenalin
Best Catch: 75kg YFT, 2x25kg LFT, ANY yellowtail from the side, 2.8kg ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Cape Point to Betty's
Boat: None at present
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Rest In Peace Warren.

My sincerest prayers and thoughts to the family!

L

greedyfly
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Joined: Fri Jul 2nd, 2010
Location: Richards Bay, South Africa
Posts: 62
Equipment: TLD20 with 35lb Maxima Line
Best Catch: 42 kg Sailfish
Favorite Fishing Spot: Cape Vidal
Boat: Jet Ski
Club: Richards Bay Ski Boat Club
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balugamoo wrote: deepest symapthy. really is terrible to hear.

what happened? had he shot a fish?

 
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Yes , had justshot a couta and was removing the spear from it. Shark obviously went for the fish and unfortunately gathered his leg along with it.