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 Posted: Wed Oct 15th, 2014 03:51 pm
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sailfish9229
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Hi to all,

I would like to find out what kind of salary would a commercial ski-boat fisherman make a month, and what other costs are involved. This is without chartering guests, any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated.

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 Posted: Thu Oct 16th, 2014 10:23 am
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sailfish9229
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Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
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Equipment: Custom built rod with Shimano Torium reel.
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Favorite Fishing Spot: Three sisters - Port Alfred, Angola.
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Is it possible to make a living doing this kind of job nowadays?
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 Posted: Thu Oct 16th, 2014 05:53 pm
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roryf
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Being a commercial fisherman would certainly not be my first choice for an occupation.I much prefer to choose the nice days to fish/dive and still enjoy what I do.I think that if I had to fish day in and day out in crappy conditions the enjoyment would disappear.

Saying that some guys love it and have made a lot of money (I said some...)


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 Posted: Thu Oct 16th, 2014 06:30 pm
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sailfish9229
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Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Posts: 5
Equipment: Custom built rod with Shimano Torium reel.
Best Catch: 30kg bronze whaler, 8kg Leerie.
Favorite Fishing Spot: Three sisters - Port Alfred, Angola.
Boat: none
Club: no
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So most of the ski-boat fisherman do a variety of things like diving, chartering guests and fishing. Roryf I see you from Scottburgh, I used to go fishing with Joe (boat was Gilcraft)about 20 years back and launch from Rocky Bay, Scotty Smith was overseeing things then.

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