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 Posted: Tue Sep 16th, 2014 01:03 pm
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Cuban Cigar
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Blaasop wrote: Mr Havana, the last two weekends the water was exceptionally strong and I suspect it has something to do with the fact that we are approaching the equinox.

Anyway, I trust your experience has not put a serious dent in your enthusiasm and just want to assure you that conditions can be quite benevolent as well.

Hopefully we see you ::jdchk on the reefs in no time again! After all, we were born during the hippy era.


Jis Blaasop - although I'm a bit of a "banggat" (not a fishing spot) when it comes to the toothy ocean pradators and would rather fight a lion and die on dry ground, the reefs have already gotten in my blood and I'll be there as soon as my scedule allows !

Must say, I was happy to hear that I had my "reef baptism" in  fullbore conditions, stiil managing some fish during the "roofie-ride" and that things can just get better from here on !

Hope we see you guys there soon !

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Cuban Cigar wrote: Must say, I was happy to hear that I had my "reef baptism" in  fullbore
No where near full bore conditions

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dswart wrote: Cuban Cigar wrote: Must say, I was happy to hear that I had my "reef baptism" in  fullbore
No where near full bore conditions


Ja Oom Dirk, ek was maar bly dit was nog die vlakkant van die dam, maar daar het darem 'n paar ervare manne ook onbeplan geswem !!!

Wanneer doen ons dit weer ? ;)

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Sondag lyk weer reg!

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Swem Jannie swemmmmmmm !

Ek oefen solank en moet nog vir my 'n paar van daai pienk shinguards gaan kry - sal seker pas by die pienk skipants onder die wetsuit - hoop netnie daai pienk werk so goed vir die tanne as vir party ander roof visse nie, maar gelukkig is dit mos darem onder die wetsuit - ook dat die tannies nie lag nie !

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Sal probeer kyk of ou FishFever ook nie vir ons wil join nie. Wil hom nog hoekal versuip!

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Interesting thread and very informative.

I have a couple of questions please guys.
What about foot wear? Any specific or recommended shoes? Do you wear something underneath the wetsuit? A shirt over the top?

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Foot wear: I use the white gumboot type. Foot wear is critical. You need ankle protection as well as a boot with a decent sole. The sole for two things one not to help you slipping and sliding (or doing this as less as possible) and protecting your feed from the very sharp rocks you find at certain spots.

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CharlesF wrote: Do you wear something underneath the wetsuit? A shirt over the top?


Depending to the tempature on the day I use anything from a second skin to a normal shirt to a splash jacket. Some chaps even use oil skins.

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Oilskins for me. Protect the wetsuit from the rocks if you get hammered , and keeps warm.

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I remember reading somewhere her on Sealine that that a boot or boots were lost while out on the reefs ???

Now I'm the rookie, but it seems to make sense then, to have a nice, comfortable, but snugfitting boot (around the ankle) like the black with red logo and biscuit coloured  soles Johnson boots with elasticated sides that Cape Agri sells ? They are not slippery on the rocks and you wont easily be "klapped out of your bootsies" by a wave and then face a barefoot (or just in neuprene booties) trip all the way back to dry land !

I remenber that FishFever once showed me the "miner boots" he used - they have reinforced toecaps to protect those ten guys- only thing that worries me, is that they have rubber/nylon eyelets through which their laces go and I wonder if they might not tear out in the end ? Cape Agri also sell those I see.

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Because I do not only use my boots on the reefs - I prefer white; in summer black boots in the sun the whole day is not lekker.

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dswart wrote: Because I do not only use my boots on the reefs - I prefer white; in summer black boots in the sun the whole day is not lekker.
RACIST:shock:::balance::hyst::hyst::hyst::hyst::hyst::hyst::hyst:

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kliphard wrote: Cuban Cigar wrote: Hi guys !

After much pressure by a few Sealiners and in particular, my regular Sealine fishing buddy, I gave in and got myself a custom wetsuit from Coral, to join this "rather interesting pasttime" !

So on this past Sunday, I was in for the "roof wetting" (that specific choice of words spelled trouble and was a hint of things to come) of my new farmer john, with Windguru predicting a healthy 3.5 m swell in the Strand - not ideal for "kortgat rookies" but what the hell, I was superkeen !

Early morning we arrived at the Macs reefs, but with more sand picking up from the sandbars, we were not expecting too much - after a hour or so on the reefs, without much action, we decided to go look for water that was more ideal.

Drove in the direction of the Strand and found some good looking water and out we waded again ....

We quickly realised that we should have headed there first thing in the morning, as the particular reef we chose, was not going to provide us with a solid stance for very long with the swell up and the tide pushing.

My buddy very soon had his first take and landed a gallie, while I was starting to figure that the big size difference between us, will work in his favour, as the swell was already threatening to float me off my perch - not very long after that a very big swell came from nowhere and as expexted, carries me off the reef - when I look back, expecting to see him doubled up in laughter on the reef, to my surprise I realise that the reef was empty and that we were swimming in perfectly sincronised side by side fashion !

With my "GROOTSKRIK" , something of the past and figuring that no rods were broken and that we are not bleeding and can actually stand behind the gap between the two reefs in between the swells comingh through (when we had to watertrap), we burst into laughter - this was fun for me as the rookie and not cold at all in the wetsuit !

The laughter had barely stopped when my rod was flattened by a healthy blacktail - my first fish while properly reefhopping (although I wasn't ON the reef anymore) ! After that we got another blacktail and gallie between the two of us and I was solidly hooked on this kind of fishing that I tried for so long to dodge !

Now I quickly figured that the less you carry/pack for this kind of fishing, the better, but you still have to carry your two or three kinds of bait, sinkers and hooks and their traces, some spare leader material and your fishbag.

I was thinking of making up a homemade belt rig with bait bottles etc, but now wonder if that wont make me float even faster and the white bait bottle rigs you buy with the red strapping, also float out of their harnesses when the deeper water is reached ...

It would be great if those Cape reef experts amongst us, could post some pics of your chosen clothing, equipment etc and give us reef rookies some valuable tips to cope with the new challenges please ?

Cheers " daar gaan hy" just got a new meaning to me, as you are floated off the reef !

 


Hi Wilhelm

Dit is regtig nie so ingewukkeld nie, ek sal n paar fotos neem van my kit en dit later vir jou whatsapp dan kan jy n idee kry van wat vir my en my hengel maat werk, elke persoon het sy eie tricks en goed so die basics bly baie dieselfde maar jy pas mos jou gereedskap an volgens jou styl van hengel.

Ons was self ook uit gewees sondag en die swem was nogal leke met daai groot swelle, ons het ook 2 gallies gekry waarvan 1 moes terug gan, net voor ons besluit om die tou in tegooi het n vrats golf ons ook van ons klip afgehaal en met die keer slag toe druk ek my hand so mooi op n see pampoentjie en sukkel nou nog om al die stukkies uit my fingers tekry.


Jis Henri - het jy dalk al kans gehad om vir ons 'n paar fotos van jou kit te neem dat die ander beginners soos ek 'n bietjie kan loer asb ?

Ek sal sommer ook 'n paar fototjies van boots, wader,sakkie ens neem - almal gaan leer en baat hier uit !

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Ek gebruik daat wit "ankle high" met die rooi sole plastik stewels op die rotse. Is dit wat julle op die riwwe ook gebruik?

Myne sit nie baie styf nie so ek vermoed 'n brander sal mens maklik uit daai stewels klap. :?

Cuban Cigar it will be nice to see some pics. Maybe have a "reef fashion show" to see what the guys wear. :) At my age I already have a boep which looks quite hideous in a wet suit. Then one also have to plan for the other bulges below the boep. Share the secrets please!

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CharlesF wrote: Ek gebruik daat wit "ankle high" met die rooi sole plastik stewels op die rotse. Is dit wat julle op die riwwe ook gebruik?

Myne sit nie baie styf nie so ek vermoed 'n brander sal mens maklik uit daai stewels klap. :?

Cuban Cigar it will be nice to see some pics. Maybe have a "reef fashion show" to see what the guys wear. :) At my age I already have a boep which looks quite hideous in a wet suit. Then one also have to plan for the other bulges below the boep. Share the secrets please!

Charles ek gebruik ook dieselle tipe as jy en myne was nog nooit uitgeklap nie. Wil nou nie Murphy se hol krap nie - dus touch wood. Myne sit ook nie baie styf nie.

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BigBen wrote: dswart wrote: Because I do not only use my boots on the reefs - I prefer white; in summer black boots in the sun the whole day is not lekker.
RACIST:shock:::balance::hyst::hyst::hyst::hyst::hyst::hyst::hyst:

Sies vir jou Benna, Dirk het net nie "koue voete" soos baie ander manne wat nie wil saamspeel nie !!!  :woohoo

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BigBen wrote: dswart wrote: Because I do not only use my boots on the reefs - I prefer white; in summer black boots in the sun the whole day is not lekker.
RACIST:shock:::balance::hyst::hyst::hyst::hyst::hyst::hyst::hyst:

But my wet suite is black and grey. My diving socks is black. My reel is black. Even my thunderse braid is black. Nou hoe bedoel meneer nou...;)

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I have already been warned about my black winter/gallie season and now lately reefhopping boots - my fishing parner reckon that I will get "vrotpooitjie" if I use those in summer and will have to travel "agterop" his double cab !!!

Really don't know where I will get similar snug fitting ones in a "lighter colour" to still be politically correct !

Two of the guys fishing with us at Blombos in July, had those new white ones with the grey soles, but somehow they were slipping and sliding all over the show while we had no such problems with the white/orange and black/biscuit boots we were wearing ?

 

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There is almost no harder fall on rocks when you are trying to protect your rod/reel when your slip

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