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GEARING UP FOR THE FALSE BAY REEFS ?  Rating:  Rating
 
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 Posted: Wed Sep 10th, 2014 06:20 pm
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Also , dont forget the soccer type shin guards! They have saved me plenty dings and those reefs are sharp !

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 Posted: Wed Sep 10th, 2014 06:44 pm
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Wou byvoeg, oorlede bert het shin guards gedra en flotation in so vest wat hy gedra het, in plaas van rondval oppad terug sommer rustig terug float

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 Posted: Wed Sep 10th, 2014 09:19 pm
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Marthin wrote: Wou byvoeg, oorlede bert het shin guards gedra en flotation in so vest wat hy gedra het, in plaas van rondval oppad terug sommer rustig terug float
Off dalk diep see toe;)

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 Posted: Wed Sep 10th, 2014 09:33 pm
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Search 'Strand reefs', 'reefs DJP', daar is al baie geskryf oor riwwe. Ek het ook artikel gekryf vir Rising tide wat al die aspekte van rif hengel handel. My laptop met dit het egter die gees gegee.
Vat net wat jy nodig het en niks wat jy nie wil verloor nie. Maak seker alles wat jy vat kan toe maak of vas maak aan iets. Maak alles klaar wat jy kan op die kant, stroppe, selfs aasies en seel dit om saam te vat. Gooi kort. Vat 'n lekker groot sterk sker en los die mes, nael knipper en ander goed in kar.Druk 'n spaar rekgare erens in waar jy dit nie kan verloor nie... eerste ding wat mense verloor.
Pasop vir op pylsterte trap en om raggies te lok met bloeinde vi:shock:

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 Posted: Wed Sep 10th, 2014 09:41 pm
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;)

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 Posted: Wed Sep 10th, 2014 09:42 pm
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Donker nag en laaaang swem in middel van sommer...

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 Posted: Wed Sep 10th, 2014 09:43 pm
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Nog 'n lusmakertjie... maak seker jou tackle is reg as jy hulle wil teiken ander gaan jy nie vir jou of die haai enige guns bewys nie.

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 Posted: Thu Sep 11th, 2014 12:04 am
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Ah the reefs! Love/hate affair for many anglers...for me a love affair! One of the advantages of fishing for Valsbaai Angling Club is they know the reefs...VALSBAAI!

Right, so everyone does it different and as long as you're landing fish, no one can tell you that you're doing it wrong. Fishing the reefs socially is one thing, competing with a bunch of guys for a pull is something completely different!

1. Battlejacket - quiver gear sell the best battle jacket in my opinion.
2. Gardena scissors attached via a cord to your bucket.
3. Fish barbless for sharks. When you get cut off, the hook pops out giving them a chance at survival. Circles are great for scratching. Thanks Henning! nr 1 circle. Skaamhaaie can move your bait around but you don't get as stuck as easily.
4. Fish with a pole for sharks. Assassin blade HMG, Blue marlin 7 + 1, I fish a 400/4 cut down at the tip to 13ft6.
5. Your drag. Mine measures 5.5kg the last time I tested it, Keith might have juiced it up to 6kg after the last service. You have to hold those smoothhounds or they'll cut you off! You can't hold them on a soft rod, the stiff rod's backbone does the work, not your arms.
6. Bait is THAT important! Don't use containers that allow water in. Those hipster coolers with the polyethylene lids allow water in. Ziplock bags and those bags inside those 4 lock plastic containers. I find a reef bag/wetsuit bag works best for me.
7. Wetsuit and shin pads. Jip shin pads are THAT good!
8. Don't ask for spots, go make your own spots...learn in what water the species bite and go fall around until you find your own gully or something.
9. PRAY that you don't hook a duckbill...

It's awesome fishing and very relaxing most times. Remember, the fish start biting when you can't stand on that rock anymore...

Most important safety rule is fall open and relaxed. Don't tense up and stick out your hands that's when you get badly cut or hurt. You're in water so fall with your arms open or turning over on your back, 99% of the time the water slows your fall enough to not get slammed into rocks.
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 Posted: Thu Sep 11th, 2014 12:26 am
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Great stuff guys - now the hardcore boys are coming out of the woodwork !

Anyone that concentrate on fishing the reefs for the smaller reef fish like gallies, blacktail and whitestump from March to October during the gallie season ?

Any marked correlation between your distance from shore and your success ratio for these species i.e. do the stronger swimmers amongst us, have better results ?

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 Posted: Thu Sep 11th, 2014 12:37 am
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Noddy wrote:
Nice report there CC.
Which reef(s) did you guys fish?

oh, i have a army belt with two pouches (looks like grenade pouches) and 1xbait bucket (the white ones as seen in the previous post pic).
my rod holder(bucket) has two bait buckets attached to it as well.

army belt pouches contain sinkers (diff sizes) and some trace lines (two rolls).
small sling bag, just to have some hooks, some trace line, swivels, float, and fish rope 9for when catching something that goes home.

all in all, light enough to carry to reefs and can also be used when fishing multiple spots on a stretch of beach.

::tight: Hi Noddy !

I don't no the name of the particular reef, but it was one of the inner reefs, not too far from the beach, as I'm not a strong swimmer and it was my first time out.

Hopefully the smaller edibles that I target, play along and regularly come close enough to reach like they did on Sunday ?

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 Posted: Thu Sep 11th, 2014 12:48 am
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dswart wrote:
Jis weereens doen vir jou wat werk. Ek sal volgende keer vir Rooies saam vat. Dan kyk jy hoe doen hy dit. Die feit is niemand doen dit 100% dieselle nie. Jy het die basics - nou net kyk wat werk vir jou en wat doen nie.

Miskien moet ons eendag so get together by die riwwe hou met die klomp sealiners.
Jis Dirk - baie dankie vir Sondag se outing, dit was nogal 'n "eye opener" en hopelik die begin van 'n baie "steep learning curve" met die ou hond wat nog al die fyner truuks moet leer !

Ja daai Rooies maat van jou wat in die Strand bly, is een van die manne wat so ver uitgaan dat jy wonder of hy nie maar 'n kajak moet kry nie !

Jy's beslis reg dat dit 'n "look, try & learn" sport is en ek sal maar soos altyd, met baie manne praat en met die oog steel - cheers tot die volgende naweek ou grote !

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 Posted: Thu Sep 11th, 2014 09:12 am
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Baie intresante topic. Ek dink ek sal dal moet moeite maak en dit n go ge! Ons manne van die wereld is mos maar skrikkerig vir water! Dit lyk my soos n kuns in eie reg!

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 Posted: Thu Sep 11th, 2014 09:23 am
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Dit is great fun Armand!!!

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 Posted: Thu Sep 11th, 2014 09:56 am
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Welcome to Strand reefs, Mr Havanna! To say I have a long standing love affair with them, is a bit of an understatement.

They (actually the water covering them)can be very temperamental - one day friendly, benevolent and yielding - the other day a spitting *****, growling and snarling and holding back. And occasionally dumping you on your arse, as you have experienced yourself! And other times a combination of both.

But they draw you like a magnet, driving along Beach Road, whatever tide is present, you always check out the different spots, some of them even submerged, but you know they are there and you know it takes just a 100 metres of walking/swimming/crawling to get there...and there will be nobody else to compete with you.

Regarding you question of bank fish, I am successful lots of times when beach anglers blank. I think it is because with a pushing tide the deeper gullies fill up firstly and the frontrunners of the actively feeding fish are more more concentrated. Close to high tide, when the beach anglers eventually come into play, the fish are more dispersed. Just my 2c.

Good advice from the other Sealiners. Tie everything to your body, and don't panic. :sha

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 Posted: Thu Sep 11th, 2014 10:28 am
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With the SE blowing currently the cobbies will also be making their appearances / if they are not there already. Shad can also be galeforce (when they decide to make an appearance)

 

Some of the old toppies (yes older than you and me) believed that it was an extremely good place for Stenies and some monsters where caught over the years.

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 Posted: Thu Sep 11th, 2014 10:39 am
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Blaasop wrote: Welcome to Strand reefs, Mr Havanna! To say I have a long standing love affair with them, is a bit of an understatement.

They (actually the water covering them)can be very temperamental - one day friendly, benevolent and yielding - the other day a spitting *****, growling and snarling and holding back. And occasionally dumping you on your arse, as you have experienced yourself! And other times a combination of both.

But they draw you like a magnet, driving along Beach Road, whatever tide is present, you always check out the different spots, some of them even submerged, but you know they are there and you know it takes just a 100 metres of walking/swimming/crawling to get there...and there will be nobody else to compete with you.

Regarding you question of bank fish, I am successful lots of times when beach anglers blank. I think it is because with a pushing tide the deeper gullies fill up firstly and the frontrunners of the actively feeding fish are more more concentrated. Close to high tide, when the beach anglers eventually come into play, the fish are more dispersed. Just my 2c.

Good advice from the other Sealiners. Tie everything to your body, and don't panic. :sha


Jis Blaasop !

Many thanks and yes I have to agree that the reefs somehow, draw you like a magnet (or a moth to a candle) !

By the way, I was very happy to see that you are not a youngster yourself - in fact you were born exactly only one year and one day after me, so there is still hope for me to figure the reefs !

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JD wrote: ..
Jd... Where can I purchase one like that?

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Ray11 wrote:
JD wrote: ..
Jd... Where can I purchase one like that?


PM Stinkie, he organized a couple a while ago. Don't know if it was a once of thing or not.

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Thank alot.

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 Posted: Thu Sep 11th, 2014 11:54 am
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Stinkie has either taken off from work and is landing one gallie after the other, or he is selling Rangers like crazy ?;)

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