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 Posted: Tue May 1st, 2012 05:44 pm
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The Ancient Mariner
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Greetings,

I will be departing for St-Lucia on Sat 5 May- Sat 12 May 2012 to do a bit of jetski fishing.I am planning on launching wherever suitable(ski boat launch site in front of where mouth used to be),or wherever is safest and most practical to do so.

As I will be doing this alone,it would be comforting to hook up with fellow jetski/boat anglers for reasons known to all offshore parties,especially those with a single engine.

I hope to see you on the beach as the sun rises out of the ocean!

Best regards,
TAM
^^..:SSS:wfish

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 Posted: Thu May 31st, 2012 11:41 am
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How did you get on at St Lucia....Maybe going there after the GoFish comp has finished

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 Posted: Sun Jun 3rd, 2012 07:36 am
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The fishing was excellent!

The snoek had arrived early and there was a lot of action in front where the mouth used to be.Just behind backline too!There were also quite a few couta around.Also LOTS of baitballs and sprats!Showings on sounder thick!

Bonnies were plentiful!If I had concentrated on just pulling small white feathers I am pretty sure I could have filled up fishbag with these alone!

I would catch a bonnie on feather or spoon in 18m(1 nm) and then hook up as livebait and let it go down on drift.Got a few couta this way and had a couple of screeching reel runs and got bust up/bitten off.

There still seem to be a lot of fish around judging by the FB posts by fishermans st Lucia(Wave Dancer).

Cant wait to go back!

:SSS

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 Posted: Sun Jun 3rd, 2012 09:55 pm
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Glad to hear you had a great time.....

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 Posted: Mon Jun 4th, 2012 05:09 am
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Thanks for the reply definitely going now.

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 Posted: Thu Jun 7th, 2012 12:46 pm
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It was my best fishing so far!

Serra,I still have a lot of catching up to do to you!

Codfather,the wahoo is my target species!Lost a pig at vidal
Nov 2011.

Cheers!

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 Posted: Thu Jun 7th, 2012 01:58 pm
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Hi,

 

Did you launch at St Lucia ?

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 Posted: Thu Jun 7th, 2012 02:08 pm
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Keep trying you will get one! I got a 15kg at Vidal on a Dorado trace Nov 2011!!!!

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 Posted: Thu Jun 7th, 2012 02:15 pm
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Greetings!

Yes,launched out the umfolozi mouth!

It was as smooth as a babys backside!Launched and beached 9 times,no incident.

:SSS

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 Posted: Thu Jun 7th, 2012 02:19 pm
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I believe i will,just need to put in the hours!

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Thanks…..

 

No problem with security there ?

 

And what’s the fee to launch there ?

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 Posted: Thu Jun 7th, 2012 02:21 pm
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Thanks…..

 

No problem with security there ?

 

And what’s the fee to launch there ?

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 Posted: Thu Jun 7th, 2012 04:27 pm
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About Time wrote: Thanks…..

 

No problem with security there ?
 
 

And what’s the fee to launch there ?
The plan of action should be:...get to the beach at 6am and oom Piet(beach control:072 333 1377) will assist you.He drives an old Land Rover.If you are alone,he will reverse you into the water and pull your vehicle to high ground!Cost per launch R55 or R35(member st lucia ski boat club).It is very informal,no scrutineering etc.As long as you know your machine and pilot is good,bobs your uncle....!

From the time that you jump on JS and fire her up,the only thing you must have on your mind is getting through the breakers and finding fish.Piet will take care of the rest on land.From a vehicle and possesion viewpoint,this is probably the safest venue in the country!The only people on the beach are holidaymkers and fishermen.No rabble or opportunists loitering around!

Go and enjoy your jetski fishing without worrying about whats happening on land.If you are feeling adventurous and if weather permits,hug the coastline 12km south to the wreck of the 'Jolly Rubino'.I caught some good bottoms(big Slinger and Rock Cods) in 18m of water,perpendicular in line with the wreck.Any fishbait or chocca will work.Apparently also a good spot for game fish.Look for showings on Sounder and drop.If game fishing,livebait is first prize or a drift sardine on a couta trace.I would reccomend that you go there with others because if alone and something happens,its a lonely place.The only reason i went there is because I followed a boat(the whole safety in numbers thing).

I was bottom fishing and they were game fishing.We were in close proximity to one another,and the feeling of safety was there.They then decided to move off to greener waters and when I next looked around,they were nowhere in sight.I was the only floating thing for miles around.I must admit that from then on,a feeling of total insignificance weighed down upon me.Total trust was then bestowed upon my Seadoo 4 tec,who served me valiantly(luck of the draw)!

I would strongly reccomend St-Lucia as a venue.I had the literal 'fishing time of my life'!No need to travel all the way to Moz to get good fish!

I hope this helps.......!

If you go,let us know how it went.

Cheers!

:SSS

P.S:The early bird catches the fish.


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 Posted: Thu Jun 7th, 2012 08:25 pm
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Hey Ancient
Thanks for the info, I'm off that way in December. do you know if a boat can also launch out of the river, is it deep enough I have a 17 foot mono. Any info will be helpful. Thanks. ((s((peed)

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 Posted: Fri Jun 8th, 2012 06:27 am
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 @ Ancient Mariner,

 

Wow…..I’m impressed with the effort you put into giving me this feedback…..thanks a lot !!!.

 

Yes, I can relate to what you said that been alone on a small Jetski on that big ocean can be a lonely place………:::S 

 

It happened to me while fishing at Ponta in April…..wanted to get away from the bubble blowers so I headed out to one off the deeper reefs.

Took me say 15 min’s to get there, as soon as I stopped and looked around me I could not see land nor any other boats and this lonely feeling came over me !!

Needless to say I just started my JS and head back !

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@ Hammer,launching of boats in mouth is possible and on one or two occasions,Wave Dancer,one of the prominent charter boats(a mother of a boat,not sure what kind;2 x 300hp Suzukis) did launch in mouth.I think only on a high or pushing tide.The thing with a jetski is no prop or leg of motor to worry about,very shallow draft!

@ About time,the write up was a pleasure!In doing so I relived the experience :)!Once the water starts exceeding the 20m mark and becomes that deep inky blue,the sea definately feels different and more powerful compared to when fishing the backline!

Regret couldnt upload any pics :(

Cheers!

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 Posted: Fri Jun 8th, 2012 09:31 pm
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About Time wrote:  @ Ancient Mariner,

 

Wow…..I’m impressed with the effort you put into giving me this feedback…..thanks a lot !!!.

 

Yes, I can relate to what you said that been alone on a small Jetski on that big ocean can be a lonely place………:::S 

 

It happened to me while fishing at Ponta in April…..wanted to get away from the bubble blowers so I headed out to one off the deeper reefs.

Took me say 15 min’s to get there, as soon as I stopped and looked around me I could not see land nor any other boats and this lonely feeling came over me !!

Needless to say I just started my JS and head back !

if you could not see land then you were close to 30km offshore??????

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 Posted: Fri Jun 8th, 2012 09:52 pm
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Thanks a ton Ancient, my boat is not that big so I'll have to check it out. :::S

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The Ancient Mariner wrote:
About Time wrote: Thanks…..

 

No problem with security there ?
 
 

And what’s the fee to launch there ?
The plan of action should be:...get to the beach at 6am and oom Piet(beach control:072 333 1377) will assist you.He drives an old Land Rover.If you are alone,he will reverse you into the water and pull your vehicle to high ground!Cost per launch R55 or R35(member st lucia ski boat club).It is very informal,no scrutineering etc.As long as you know your machine and pilot is good,bobs your uncle....!

From the time that you jump on JS and fire her up,the only thing you must have on your mind is getting through the breakers and finding fish.Piet will take care of the rest on land.From a vehicle and possesion viewpoint,this is probably the safest venue in the country!The only people on the beach are holidaymkers and fishermen.No rabble or opportunists loitering around!

Go and enjoy your jetski fishing without worrying about whats happening on land.If you are feeling adventurous and if weather permits,hug the coastline 12km south to the wreck of the 'Jolly Rubino'.I caught some good bottoms(big Slinger and Rock Cods) in 18m of water,perpendicular in line with the wreck.Any fishbait or chocca will work.Apparently also a good spot for game fish.Look for showings on Sounder and drop.If game fishing,livebait is first prize or a drift sardine on a couta trace.I would reccomend that you go there with others because if alone and something happens,its a lonely place.The only reason i went there is because I followed a boat(the whole safety in numbers thing).

I was bottom fishing and they were game fishing.We were in close proximity to one another,and the feeling of safety was there.They then decided to move off to greener waters and when I next looked around,they were nowhere in sight.I was the only floating thing for miles around.I must admit that from then on,a feeling of total insignificance weighed down upon me.Total trust was then bestowed upon my Seadoo 4 tec,who served me valiantly(luck of the draw)!

I would strongly reccomend St-Lucia as a venue.I had the literal 'fishing time of my life'!No need to travel all the way to Moz to get good fish!

I hope this helps.......!

If you go,let us know how it went.

Cheers!

:SSS

P.S:The early bird catches the fish.




I know this is a very old thread, but just want to check if it's still the same? Taking the jetski for a week in early December, any comments on vehicle safety etc

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 Posted: Tue Nov 19th, 2019 09:28 pm
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there is no beach control anymore as far as I know.
oom piet is nou op pension.

I leave my vehicles unlocked at the beech.
I even leave money in the car and all is left alone.
im normally 1st on the beech and last to leave.
and all is still there!!!

I see guys are launching from maphelane, and this tells me there is no control.

have not heard of trouble on the beech or on the side.
I fish st lucia on my own.

I like making my own tv and do not like to watch tv.

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