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 Posted: Thu Nov 6th, 2014 09:09 am
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AYOBA!
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all this talking of fillets makes me hungry for some grilled fish... :beer

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 Posted: Fri Nov 7th, 2014 10:59 am
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Danki vi al di tips is besig om di bakkie te pak dan gan ek vaalrivier toe vi di naweek gan verseker i paar goed proebeer vat ook krappe saam nog altyd i gunsling van my sal julle op hoogte hou hoe dit gegaan het::slr::

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 Posted: Fri Nov 7th, 2014 04:49 pm
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Geniet dit. Neem sommer asb fotos van jou Krap rigs. Ons gaan dit ook nog bespreek.

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 Posted: Sat Nov 8th, 2014 03:21 pm
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Does anyone use live bait besides platties for barbel?

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 Posted: Sat Nov 8th, 2014 04:02 pm
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Howzit Stock, I've superglued crickets to the hook to catch bass - worked nicely. Tried it at Footloose...

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 Posted: Sat Nov 8th, 2014 08:20 pm
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Ive used live muddies and grassies

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 Posted: Sat Nov 8th, 2014 09:13 pm
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Can super clue a floating hook to the back of a crab as well, it is not cruel.

Just to mention that live bait is ellegal outside KwaZulu-Natal. Don't want to be the party prooper but just passing on info.

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 Posted: Sat Nov 8th, 2014 09:52 pm
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Crickets didn't last to long after being impaled on the hook, they last much longer when super glued!!

@Skuimkop what's the reason for not permitting live bait?

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 Posted: Sun Nov 9th, 2014 05:12 am
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Didn't that guy that recently caught all this big record barbel catch them with live barbel? I didn't hear any uproar about it.

I personally haven't tried it, but purely because I have never caught on small enough! I also would, from my kob experience, not use a live bait bigger than 30cm.

I have had good success in barbel fillets!

Just a side note, bigger is not always better!!!
I used to fish big mullet for kob in the eastern cape, I would catch lots of 4 to 8kg kob each night... Always trying for that big one.
One day I got a small mullet in my net, prob 8cm, I decided to put it on my cheapest outfit an Okuma fun chaser R100 special I believe while on my 4 abu garcia 7500c I had big mullet. And what would you know, I hook into the biggest fish if my life, which I will likely never catch something of that size, but it's on my cheapest kiddies combo, I had to chase the fish with my boat like the do with marlin! And with that 8cm mullet I hooked a kob of over 50kgs. Just some food for thought!

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 Posted: Sun Nov 9th, 2014 10:45 am
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You landed a 50kg on a kids rod. Thats impressive

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 Posted: Sun Nov 9th, 2014 04:02 pm
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avermaak wrote:
Crickets didn't last to long after being impaled on the hook, they last much longer when super glued!!

@Skuimkop what's the reason for not permitting live bait?


Animal cruelty.

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 Posted: Sun Nov 9th, 2014 04:06 pm
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Just shows you how screwed up we are in SA. In Natal it is not animal cruelty but everywhere else it is. WTF?

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 Posted: Sun Nov 9th, 2014 04:11 pm
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The thing with the big baits is big fish will pick up small baits and big baits but small fish can only pick up small baits. So you basically fish through the small fish to get to the bigger fish.

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 Posted: Sun Nov 9th, 2014 04:39 pm
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avermaak
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So live bait not legal in Cape?

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 Posted: Sun Nov 9th, 2014 05:18 pm
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Easy to sort that ( legal or not legal)
Change on your profile location to KZN and we can all continue with this topics

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 Posted: Sun Nov 9th, 2014 08:01 pm
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deisel wrote:
You landed a 50kg on a kids rod. Thats impressive

Yeah! Imagine one guy on a boat lifting anchor with one hand and mouth... While fish is stripping all your line! Driving the boat, following the fish up and down the estuary, while still trying to keep the line tight! Was awesome! 2 hours later I had it next to the boat about 2 km upstream from where it was hooked.

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 Posted: Sun Nov 9th, 2014 11:08 pm
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IF (and I mean IF) I was in KZN......could I use a live barbel....;)

D5 wrote:
Easy to sort that ( legal or not legal)
Change on your profile location to KZN and we can all continue with this topics

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 Posted: Mon Nov 10th, 2014 09:28 am
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Gents can we start a different topic for live bait and the legalities around it?

Last edited on Mon Nov 10th, 2014 09:29 am by ziyaadb

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 Posted: Mon Nov 10th, 2014 02:56 pm
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Live bait is unfortunately illegal every where in fresh water other than Natal, from my understanding it is because the fish wont recover if pierced with a hook. It will get an infection and die. The supposed reason is that the salt in the ocean keeps the wound clean if a live bait is put back. This would than mean that when we hook a fish it should than die as it would become infected. I could be wrong about this info but have read that on this forum. But ont his logic than all fishing should be banned. Go figure. Although live fish in natal is legal, fishing with platties is ilegal. They belive them to be endangered, again they have mistaken the species we have in natal as the one in the cape which is endangered. Agian government logic hard at work here. Following this Msinzi, which owns alot of the dams have repeatedly told me to fish how ever i want, where as parks board fined me for using a plattie. Sealine how ever prohibits the mentioning of live bait in fresh water because of these regulations. But at the end of the day live bait is used world wide for catfish and is one of the best baits out there. Every single one of my larger fish has come off a livie.

As far as heads and fillets go, i love Natal yellowfish or know here as a scalie. These species of yellowfish are not endangered in natal, its a separate species to the more inland ones, the large scale etc. Depending on time of year, natal yellowfish are plentiful and make exceptionally good bait. Much like the muddie they put out a good scent trail and these catfish cant leave them alone.

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 Posted: Mon Nov 10th, 2014 03:11 pm
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I would say we leave the live bait out of it as it has attracted a lot of attention in the past. Yellowfish as bait is another touchy subject regardless of species.

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