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 Posted: Thu Oct 23rd, 2014 12:23 pm
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Skuimkop
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Equipment: 9.3 ft Jade Axe Catfish, PENN 500, 12 ft Vengeance, ...
Best Catch: 25,4 kg baber / 11.73 kg Karp
Favorite Fishing Spot: Gariep Dam, Oranje rivier, Die Hoek, Bloemhof & Rondevlei
Boat: Intex Mariner, 54 lbs Jarvis Walker.
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Hi guys.

Alot of guys contacts me and ask me for advice on rigs, methods and baits. Now I don't mind sharing but I always emphasise that the way I do things is NOT the alpha and omega of Catfishing. As I always say, I'm not a pro but I'm definitely a student of the game.

Now my problem is I give these guys the info and tips I've got but not anything else that is out there.

So my plan with this post is to get as many inputs from as many people as possible regarding rigs, baits and the different methods they use. I will then compile a EXELL or Pdf file with all this info and I might even make some footage of this. I will also make a post here on Sealine.

This info will then be freely available to anybody interested in it. The beauty of it is that the person can then decide what rigs, methods and baits he has confidence in and use that.

I'm aiming to have all this info by December so I have plenty of time to compile all the info in a nice format.

What's your guys opinions on this?

Discussions on the following baits started here. (just click on the link next to it.

-Day old chickens. http://www.sealine.co.za/view_topic.php?id=95145&forum_id=64&page=2

Last edited on Tue Nov 4th, 2014 11:39 am by Skuimkop

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 Posted: Thu Oct 23rd, 2014 02:39 pm
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lagoaty
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Location: Worcester, Breede Valley, South Africa
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nice! cant wait.

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 Posted: Thu Oct 23rd, 2014 03:32 pm
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Skuimkop
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Equipment: 9.3 ft Jade Axe Catfish, PENN 500, 12 ft Vengeance, ...
Best Catch: 25,4 kg baber / 11.73 kg Karp
Favorite Fishing Spot: Gariep Dam, Oranje rivier, Die Hoek, Bloemhof & Rondevlei
Boat: Intex Mariner, 54 lbs Jarvis Walker.
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lagoaty wrote:
nice! cant wait.

Welcome to Sealine. Like the fact that your first post is at the Barbel section. _seal1_

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 Posted: Thu Oct 23rd, 2014 03:59 pm
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van_straaten
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great idea !!

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 Posted: Thu Oct 23rd, 2014 04:31 pm
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avermaak
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Location: Jhb, South Africa
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Equipment: Shimano Saragosa 25000SW , Technium Heavy and 2 Blue Marlins
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Awesome idea. Will contribute where I can.

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 Posted: Thu Oct 23rd, 2014 05:16 pm
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Skuimkop
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Best Catch: 25,4 kg baber / 11.73 kg Karp
Favorite Fishing Spot: Gariep Dam, Oranje rivier, Die Hoek, Bloemhof & Rondevlei
Boat: Intex Mariner, 54 lbs Jarvis Walker.
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avermaak wrote:
Awesome idea. Will contribute where I can.

Thanx I appreciate. See you also joined Sealine fairly recently. Welcome.

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 Posted: Thu Oct 23rd, 2014 06:12 pm
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Ratler
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Location: Makwassie, South Africa
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Equipment: blue marlin 12" okuma z65 reels 6kg line
Best Catch: karp 6.42kg baber 25kg moddervis 1.9kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: vaalrivier en Bloemhofdam
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Goeie idee!! sal help wa ek kan

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 Posted: Thu Oct 23rd, 2014 06:52 pm
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Skuimkop
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Favorite Fishing Spot: Gariep Dam, Oranje rivier, Die Hoek, Bloemhof & Rondevlei
Boat: Intex Mariner, 54 lbs Jarvis Walker.
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Ratler wrote:
Goeie idee!! sal help wa ek kan

Nog 'n nuwe man. Mintig maar ek laaik dit. Welkom by Sealine.

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 Posted: Thu Oct 23rd, 2014 07:09 pm
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Baie danki bly om deel van julle te kan wees

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 Posted: Thu Oct 23rd, 2014 08:36 pm
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dorsalfin
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Will share what I know. No pro but have caught the odd cat here and there.

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 Posted: Fri Oct 24th, 2014 09:27 am
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DocPhil
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Looking forward to it. My PB is an 18kg on a fish head, 5/0 hook through the lips. This was a long time ago now, and in a week i will return to south africa to hunt those brutes in the mighty Vaal again. Just cannot wait.

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 Posted: Fri Oct 24th, 2014 11:45 am
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Skuimkop
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Best Catch: 25,4 kg baber / 11.73 kg Karp
Favorite Fishing Spot: Gariep Dam, Oranje rivier, Die Hoek, Bloemhof & Rondevlei
Boat: Intex Mariner, 54 lbs Jarvis Walker.
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Ok clearly enough interest in something like this.

I was thinking the way we must go about this is first to discuss/debate a specific bait. The rigs, rigging method, conditions /times you you will use such baits etc. Then if we came to some consensus we go out and put these baits into practise and collect some media (photos, videos and/or animations) which we can share.

The info will obviously be available in this post as we go along and I will keep updating my original post with links (example you are interested in day olds baits so you just click on the link next to day olds which will take you to the start of the day old discussions). When we are finished with all the baits and there discussions and the gathering of the media I will then compile it in a nice friendly format of some sorts and start a 'super' baits post here on Sealine. It will also be available in a digital form that I can forward to who ever is interested.

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 Posted: Fri Oct 24th, 2014 12:40 pm
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nobbles
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Great idea skuim.Count me in, refined one of my floating bait or suspended bait rigs. Will be testing this season, will show you guys at the social. Should have it sorted by than and give a good vaal test.

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 Posted: Fri Oct 24th, 2014 04:10 pm
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AYOBA!
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Riaan, when is the clinic?

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 Posted: Sun Oct 26th, 2014 11:05 pm
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Skuimkop
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AYOBA! wrote:
Riaan, when is the clinic?

Ek was laas bietjie onkant gevang toe ons die kliniek en hengel saam probeer hou het en ek moet bieg ek het my naam bietjie gat gemaak agv dit. So die keer wil ek dit reg doen en dis ook die rede hoekom ek die post begin het. Ek wil al die verskillende manier demonstreer met die volgende kliniek en nie net my metodes nie maar ek verseker julle ons sal nog 'n kliniek in die nabye toekoms hou.

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 Posted: Sun Oct 26th, 2014 11:21 pm
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Skuimkop
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Best Catch: 25,4 kg baber / 11.73 kg Karp
Favorite Fishing Spot: Gariep Dam, Oranje rivier, Die Hoek, Bloemhof & Rondevlei
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Let's start off with day old chickens. The different methods I know off is where some guys defeather the chicks. I prefer to keep it as natural as possible. Some guys including myself puncher the stomach and other guys don't. In rivers we sometimes ad feather duster feathers to make the bait float. We cast it up river and let it float down river close by structures.

Some guys rig the hook through the spine, others rig the hook through the poepernol and either out the back or out the stomach. Other guys rig the hook in the there down the throat and out the back or out the stomach. There is guys that make use of the hair rig and other guys make use of cable ties to secure the bait.

And then there is of course the chicken bomb which I will demonstrate later on.

Is there any other methods I'm missing here? Do someone maybe have pics of the above mentioned methods?

Any other insets?

Ps: where can I get day old chickens to demonstrate these methods in the Pretoria area?

Last edited on Sun Oct 26th, 2014 11:32 pm by Skuimkop

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 Posted: Mon Oct 27th, 2014 12:00 am
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avermaak
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When short of chicks, try a cape sparrow....

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 Posted: Mon Oct 27th, 2014 09:34 am
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AYOBA!
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Contact Henkor for day old chicks

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 Posted: Mon Oct 27th, 2014 11:46 am
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http://www.henkor.co.za/

784 Trumper Street
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South Africa

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Tel: 012 3320179

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Mon-Friday: 8h00 to 17h00
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 Posted: Mon Oct 27th, 2014 11:52 am
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http://www.henkor.co.za/baber-hengel-deel1.php

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