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 Posted: Wed Mar 14th, 2012 08:21 pm
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Being a proud Catfish specimen Angler, I've always been is such agrument with myself and the other catfish (Barbel) anglers out there. The golden qeustion is: What is SA's number 1 Catfish bait

Carp head (This includes Muddy head as well as grasscarp head)
Plat anna?
Earth Wurm?
Chicken Livers?
Carp fillet?
Snail?
Day old Baby chicken?
Other (Please disclose if other)

For what it's worth, take in consideration that your bait should work in any dam.

Please share all your methods of increasing your bait' to become irresistible for the CATZ?

Catfish FEED?

please disclose all feeds used for Catfish?


Kind regards... CAT CRAZY' ANTHONY

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 Posted: Wed Mar 14th, 2012 09:01 pm
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For me, I love a bait for its smell. Also time of year I believe is important. But there are constant baits I have found. Fish heads and fish fillet always gets a bite. I prefer to use fish natural to the water I'm fishing. In winter fish head has always had a pull while other baiyts don't get touched. But entering spring as the water temp gets above 16 degrees to 18 degrees oily smelly bait works well, sardine veing my number 1. Hungry cats coming on the feed after a winter eating very little are starving and a big smelly bait gets the bite faster, the more smell the better. In summer when the cats have been eating for most of the season a fleshier bait works better, day olds working very well. Than winter I will be using larger ground baits as I believe winter will be the season for natal when seriously large cats can be caught, as the smaller shoal fish won't be eating as often. But I will fish a head and fillet any time of year with confidence.

For me ready conditions and trying to understand the cat's frame of mind or eating habit at a certain point in the year should help you decide what bait and when.

What bait are you using anthony?

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 Posted: Thu Mar 15th, 2012 06:08 am
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For me, I love a bait for its smell. Also time of year I believe is important. But there are constant baits I have found. Fish heads and fish fillet always gets a bite. I prefer to use fish natural to the water I'm fishing. In winter fish head has always had a pull while other baiyts don't get touched. But entering spring as the water temp gets above 16 degrees to 18 degrees oily smelly bait works well, sardine veing my number 1. Hungry cats coming on the feed after a winter eating very little are starving and a big smelly bait gets the bite faster, the more smell the better. In summer when the cats have been eating for most of the season a fleshier bait works better, day olds working very well. Than winter I will be using larger ground baits as I believe winter will be the season for natal when seriously large cats can be caught, as the smaller shoal fish won't be eating as often. But I will fish a head and fillet any time of year with confidence.

For me ready conditions and trying to understand the cat's frame of mind or eating habit at a certain point in the year should help you decide what bait and when.

What bait are you using anthony?


Well I strongly believe in Carp head ' not to big 1-2kg carp head...

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 Posted: Fri Mar 16th, 2012 08:30 am
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lewendige voeltjie. Niks kom naby nie veral in die vaalrivier. Daarna platanna en modderbek kop photo finish second.

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 Posted: Fri Mar 16th, 2012 09:12 am
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how the heck do you rig a live dove??

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live dove is a bit big, unless u fishing the orange river...

Live weaver bird is number one... barbel don't hang about near reeds with weaver bird nest because they like the scenery.

Raid those nests, find one that is just before flying age...

Hook a 9/0 through the shoulder blades under the spine and cast in.... if you cast it in the right spot i promise you not 5 minutes....

The one my dad caught well in excess of 20kg in the vaalriver, i caught a live swallow that had fallen in the water, swam it out... rigged up, my dad cast into the middle of the vaal, and before his sinker touched bottom he was on!!!

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 Posted: Sat Mar 17th, 2012 11:00 am
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Viskop vir my. Maar ek hak selde net die kop. Ek hak die kop met die lyf waar net die stert afgesny is.

Ek weet ook dat lewendige aas soos voeltjies hierbo genoem is baie goed werk. Maar om altyd met lewedige aas te wil vang lol in die opsig dat jy sukkel om dit altyd in die hande te kry.

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Skuimkop wrote:
Viskop vir my. Maar ek hak selde net die kop. Ek hak die kop met die lyf waar net die stert afgesny is.

Ek weet ook dat lewendige aas soos voeltjies hierbo genoem is baie goed werk. Maar om altyd met lewedige aas te wil vang lol in die opsig dat jy sukkel om dit altyd in die hande te kry.
Wil dit net reg kry hak jy die 3/4 Carp selfde way as wat jy die gewone' karp kop sal hak?

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Sal later vir jou pics post hoe ek dit doen.

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Skuimkop wrote:
Sal later vir jou pics post hoe ek dit doen. Ek wag nog SKUIMKOP?

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Anthony_Britt wrote:
Skuimkop wrote:
Sal later vir jou pics post hoe ek dit doen. Ek wag nog SKUIMKOP?


Het nie die pics op my foon nie maar sal vir jou post sodra ek by my pc uit kom.

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En sny die kop onder (geel streep) by die vis oop en trek uitmekaar soos aangedui met groen pyltjies om ekstra geur vry te stel van die gills. Jy kan die gills so bietjie beskadig met jou mes:

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As julle Karps heel (dood) wil gebruik as aas sny die vinne af soos hier onder deur die geel strepies gedomonstreer:

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Maak nou drie snitte aan weerskante van die vis en hak jou hoeke soos hier onder gedomonstreer:

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Die is my favourite. As julle ‘n groot Karp kop as bait wil gebruik (2 – 3 kg) sny die Karp soos volg:

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en maak ook hier drie snitte aan weerskante van die vis. Hak jou Muddy met die twee hoeke op dieselfde manier as hier onder aan gedui en gebruik ‘n tande stokkie met ‘n bead (bruin en blou kontrapsie in foto) op die einde vas geplak om deur jou hoek se oog in die vleis in te steek om jou hoek proud te laat staan en proud te hou. Sny die kop ook onder oop soos hierbo en sny die oorblywende vinne ook af.

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Goei genade' dis omtrend n storie' Antwoord my gou dink jy eerlikwaar so 1/2 karp werk baie beter as n Viskop?

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Dis maar die ou cliche van gebruik wat vir jou werk en waarin jy vertroue het. So ja vir my werk dit beter.

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Marthin wrote:
live dove is a bit big, unless u fishing the orange river...

Live weaver bird is number one... barbel don't hang about near reeds with weaver bird nest because they like the scenery.

Raid those nests, find one that is just before flying age...

Hook a 9/0 through the shoulder blades under the spine and cast in.... if you cast it in the right spot i promise you not 5 minutes....

The one my dad caught well in excess of 20kg in the vaalriver, i caught a live swallow that had fallen in the water, swam it out... rigged up, my dad cast into the middle of the vaal, and before his sinker touched bottom he was on!!!


It's scary how nonchalant you are when talking about this sort of cruelty.

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yip.... growing up in rural areas where you see what a swarm of these birds and their friends can do to a piece of wheat, makes you feel a bit less about it....

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