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 Posted: Wed Nov 20th, 2013 07:12 am
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francois.harmse
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hi all

I often hear a "new name" mentioned by some ardent fishermen / women. Such as, "... caught a nice crocodile yesterday...", and immediately I try and hide my ignorant confused expressions, knowing it is another local name for a fish instead of rottweiler covered in handbag material and with an extra set of teeth!

And indeed - in moz locals call the cuda, or cuta, or king mackeral also a crocodile!

So - an idea and I hope there will be some nice buy in and participation to build a "as we go along" database of different fish and their common names.
The idea is to keep the focus on our local fishes and names, and perhaps also to share where and when they are most common.
And lastly - pictures would be welcome. Alot of web sites, books and other picture databases looks nothing like the real thing.

One very good site I came across is http://fishbase.sinica.edu.tw/search.php - but this idea is to keep it local and simple!

PS - I know we can get very technical and have endless debates (arguments) on different species and and their subtle differences and distributions etc. This topic is not meant to go to that detailed level and certainly not meant to extrude into endless pointless discussions and debates about all the finer details.

I hope everyone else is happy to share knowledge and learn, and for one, I am most certainly keen to learn and expand my knowledge in this topic.

tx

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 Posted: Wed Nov 20th, 2013 07:51 am
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I will kick it off with one I have experience with

Name: King mackerel,
couta,
cuda,
crocodile (only heard it in moz),
katonkel (found the name on fishbase and it sounds like a typical cape name - is that correct?)

Where: common in natal waters northwards. Plentiful through out moz, and getting better and bigger the more north one goes (my experience anyway).
We commonly see them at Cape Vidal, Sodwana, Ponta, XaiXai and north and other's reports show them as far south as the Natal south coast.

When: all year around in certain warmer regions, but we found them to be more abundant from Nov until around Feb or March. They seem to prefer warmer clean water (24deg or up).

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 Posted: Wed Jan 22nd, 2014 05:52 pm
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I will kick off with one species I have had lots of experience with.

Name: Roofkyker
AKA: Roofie or poacher

Where: Mostly found in the Salt Water section. Past research seems to show that the dominant species actual origins are from inland areas as far as the Northern Gauteng region up until the Orange River although certain species have been seen along the coastal region.

When: All year round but proliferation increases in winter or when the usual fish are off the bite. They tend to show great interest in new threads where large breeding stock fish are posted and the first mention of a fish over 10 kg usually entices a bite.

Common characteristics: A year+ joining date with a post count usually under the 20 or 30 post mark. Usually attacks fellow members when presented with over quota or undersized catch. This phenomenon is known as feeding frenzy. They usually disappear after a moderator throws a 9 ounce sinker into the thread causing quite a disturbance to their feeding pattern.

Best Bait: Undersize and oversize fish. Over quota bag. generally anything that has the slightest hint of trouble they will take with gusto.

Below is a picture of their preferred spot where they usually hang out when not in the Salt water section.



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Last edited on Wed Jan 22nd, 2014 05:54 pm by Mike Smith

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 Posted: Wed Jan 22nd, 2014 06:57 pm
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ha ha you oues slightly bored ?

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 Posted: Wed Jan 22nd, 2014 07:02 pm
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robyosh wrote:
ha ha you oues slightly bored ?


No but where's your donation to this thread? :fbash

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 Posted: Thu Jan 23rd, 2014 11:39 am
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Mike Smith wrote:
I will kick off with one species I have had lots of experience with.

Name: Roofkyker
AKA: Roofie or poacher

Where: Mostly found in the Salt Water section. Past research seems to show that the dominant species actual origins are from inland areas as far as the Northern Gauteng region up until the Orange River although certain species have been seen along the coastal region.

When: All year round but proliferation increases in winter or when the usual fish are off the bite. They tend to show great interest in new threads where large breeding stock fish are posted and the first mention of a fish over 10 kg usually entices a bite.

Common characteristics: A year+ joining date with a post count usually under the 20 or 30 post mark. Usually attacks fellow members when presented with over quota or undersized catch. This phenomenon is known as feeding frenzy. They usually disappear after a moderator throws a 9 ounce sinker into the thread causing quite a disturbance to their feeding pattern.

Best Bait: Undersize and oversize fish. Over quota bag. generally anything that has the slightest hint of trouble they will take with gusto.

Below is a picture of their preferred spot where they usually hang out when not in the Salt water section.



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((goodp_:hyst::hyst::hyst:

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