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 Posted: Mon Mar 23rd, 2015 12:58 pm
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romanza1
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Location: East London, South Africa
Posts: 61
Equipment: l/f 14ft, daiwa sl50, l/f 12ft, daiwa sl30, l/f 9ft, ...
Best Catch: Lots of Bags, 160kg Zambizi
Favorite Fishing Spot: kwelera, Transkie, gonubie point.......and and and
Boat: no
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Was a stunning late afternoon saturday 21/03/2015 and after getting moaned at by the wife about bait in the freezer... I said I'd get rid of it... and went fishing!

Got down to Gonubie point at about 4pm and conditions were looking perfect for a tooth. There were already about 5 rods in the water which made me think That I wasn't the only one with high hopes of it being a great day.

Set up and slid a yellowtail head, sat down and waited.

The afternoon was dead quiet. Even going into dark was dead.

Around 8pm I changed my bait and still with high hopes, slid the back end of the yellow tail.
I must say, it was a rather surreal moment. I was sitting on a bench looking at the stars everything was dead quiet.... then CHAOS ERUPTED!!!!
I looked over to my rod and saw it bending and my reel screeming for help!!! Ran over, picked it up and set hooks!! ON DAD... I was into my braid in a matter of seconds and had me worried because of the 600m 50lb braid I only had about 300m left and this thing was heading straight to... whatever on the other side...

5 Min into the fight, Gareth, the last guy that was with me as everyone else buggered off, was pulled flat.. his fish screamed streight to the river mouth... damn .. hooks pulled...

I was still on and managed to get back around 150m but still in the braid. We decided to take it to the beach as the fish was heading to the point now and we wanted to get a better angle on him.

Anyway, just on 3 hours later with aching arms and back, being nearly spooled no less than 3 times, we managed to land a very strong male Zambi of around 160kg's. Measured him at 211cm.

Happyness is me!!

Rod used... trusty old L & F Sharky
Reel... Saltist 50 600m 50lb braid and 300m .50 perline
Slid a Yellow Tail back end with 2 x 12/0 J's




:)

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Last edited on Mon Mar 23rd, 2015 01:22 pm by romanza1

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 Posted: Mon Mar 23rd, 2015 01:00 pm
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romanza1
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Joined: Wed Jul 4th, 2012
Location: East London, South Africa
Posts: 61
Equipment: l/f 14ft, daiwa sl50, l/f 12ft, daiwa sl30, l/f 9ft, ...
Best Catch: Lots of Bags, 160kg Zambizi
Favorite Fishing Spot: kwelera, Transkie, gonubie point.......and and and
Boat: no
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another pic

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 Posted: Mon Mar 23rd, 2015 01:11 pm
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hypershark
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Joined: Sat Jul 5th, 2014
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Posts: 106
Equipment: daiwa , shimano , waft , assasin
Best Catch: 27kg Kob ( kenton-on-sea )
Favorite Fishing Spot: Transkei
Boat: Kingcat F200
Club: none
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Well done champ !((goodp_

Tackle used ?

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 Posted: Mon Mar 23rd, 2015 01:12 pm
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keen fisher_ 001
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Joined: Tue Jan 15th, 2013
Location: Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa
Posts: 129
Equipment: lots
Best Catch: 101kg yellow fin tuna, 8kg Cob, 7 kg yellow tail, ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Langebaan Lagoon, Melkbos, Franskraal, falsebay
Boat: friends
Club: none
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Congrats on the catch. (ni(ce(fish)(

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 Posted: Mon Mar 23rd, 2015 09:44 pm
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mrupp
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Joined: Sat May 12th, 2012
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Posts: 209
Equipment: Waft hammer head, Daiwa reels
Best Catch: 16kg Garrick- hammerheads 10kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: Brazen Head
Boat: n/a
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Very nice !! congrats;)

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 Posted: Mon Mar 23rd, 2015 10:38 pm
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Enigma
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Joined: Mon Apr 27th, 2009
Location: Eldoraigne , South Africa
Posts: 12823
Equipment: Fishing Tackle and Lot's of IT
Best Catch: Anything with fins - from a 15gr 3 spot Barb ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: RSA
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well done.... caught him on the way back to KZN for the winter from the Southern/EC

Still on my bucket list, well done
(ni(ce(fish)(

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 Posted: Mon Mar 23rd, 2015 11:56 pm
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Noweeds
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Joined: Tue Mar 6th, 2007
Location: East London, South Africa
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Best Catch: 227kg Bronzie ...
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Bastard.....that is all!

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 Posted: Tue Mar 24th, 2015 05:05 pm
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Ant86
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Joined: Mon Jan 25th, 2010
Location: Deep South, Jhb, South Africa
Posts: 1310
Equipment: A tin of Lucky Star and a bottle of Rum
Best Catch: Czech Nymph, safely shagged and released
Favorite Fishing Spot: Social on Main
Boat: 7ft Jose Cuervo Lido
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Congrats, (ni(ce(fish)(

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 Posted: Tue Mar 24th, 2015 05:11 pm
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Occie
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Joined: Sat Aug 18th, 2012
Location: Cape Town,Harfield, South Africa
Posts: 680
Equipment: trini 50 tyrnos50,tld50 saltist50 ,purglass350/7,bm355/8,pentagon
Best Catch: Grey 260kg Raggie 182kg,Zambi 160kg,Bronzie 140kg,Sandy 50kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: inhambane,langebaan,mazeppa,oysterbay
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Very nice congrats.Snap mine was the exact same length!

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 Posted: Tue Mar 24th, 2015 08:26 pm
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kopstamp
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Joined: Wed Sep 24th, 2008
Location: Knysna, South Africa
Posts: 5298
Equipment: torium20,30.50,biggame.45-60 bloublasie and greenmamba,pocketrocket
Best Catch: 240Raggie149kblackray,110kgBronzi81kg Duckbill60kgdiamond50kgcob ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: The Point,
Boat: 16ft Calibre, 60hp Yammie
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Well done!! I am so jelous!!
Such a strong looking shark!

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 Posted: Tue Mar 24th, 2015 11:22 pm
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Craig Van der Poll
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Joined: Mon Jun 21st, 2010
Location: Cape Town , South Africa
Posts: 2858
Equipment: SHIMANO reels, and some sticks to bolt 'em on!
Best Catch: 170.12kg Bronzie on Throw Bait ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: da Brood!!!!!!!!!
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Awesome fish! Congrats on a catch of a lifetime!

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