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MickJack
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Joined: Sat Oct 14th, 2006
Location: Durban, South Africa
Posts: 1117
Equipment: Loomis/Shimano/Elbe Rods, Toriums, Okuma Catalina/Salina/Inspira reels, KF Giant Abrasion line
Best Catch: various, but probably a 76cm bonefish on a fly-rod and ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Durban Piers,TransKei,DeepSea,Scottburgh
Boat: boogey board
Club: Port of Durban AC
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Owned and run by Greg Holwill, argueably one of the most knowledgeable ex-Durban, and PortEdward, Ski-Boat Fisherman.

I don't know if there is a more reasonable resort than this, and not too far!

http://www.nhambavalelodge.co.za/

Suits the whole family because it's on the Lake, safe for Kids, while dad goes for the big ones!

 

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MickJack
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Joined: Sat Oct 14th, 2006
Location: Durban, South Africa
Posts: 1117
Equipment: Loomis/Shimano/Elbe Rods, Toriums, Okuma Catalina/Salina/Inspira reels, KF Giant Abrasion line
Best Catch: various, but probably a 76cm bonefish on a fly-rod and ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Durban Piers,TransKei,DeepSea,Scottburgh
Boat: boogey board
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MickJack
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Location: Durban, South Africa
Posts: 1117
Equipment: Loomis/Shimano/Elbe Rods, Toriums, Okuma Catalina/Salina/Inspira reels, KF Giant Abrasion line
Best Catch: various, but probably a 76cm bonefish on a fly-rod and ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Durban Piers,TransKei,DeepSea,Scottburgh
Boat: boogey board
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Even Natal Snoek

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MickJack
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Joined: Sat Oct 14th, 2006
Location: Durban, South Africa
Posts: 1117
Equipment: Loomis/Shimano/Elbe Rods, Toriums, Okuma Catalina/Salina/Inspira reels, KF Giant Abrasion line
Best Catch: various, but probably a 76cm bonefish on a fly-rod and ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Durban Piers,TransKei,DeepSea,Scottburgh
Boat: boogey board
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Size bream on shore....

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MickJack
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Joined: Sat Oct 14th, 2006
Location: Durban, South Africa
Posts: 1117
Equipment: Loomis/Shimano/Elbe Rods, Toriums, Okuma Catalina/Salina/Inspira reels, KF Giant Abrasion line
Best Catch: various, but probably a 76cm bonefish on a fly-rod and ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Durban Piers,TransKei,DeepSea,Scottburgh
Boat: boogey board
Club: Port of Durban AC
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Snorkelling, dropshotting and fly at low tide

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Reefman
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MJ have you been to Demares Resort on the beach in Chidenguele? How do the 2 compare? I'd be interested to know...

Mel G
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Joined: Wed Nov 22nd, 2006
Location: Durban, South Africa
Posts: 403
Equipment: Bazooka (Medium - HMG), Purglass 400/2, Torium 30,Grandwave 30
Best Catch: Every fish i catch
Favorite Fishing Spot: Sezela, Cape Vidal
Boat: I'm still dreaming
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Howzit, those are some good catches...Hope u guys at least released some fish!!!!Cos i'm most probably going up there soon, so i hope there's some fish left up there...

MickJack
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Location: Durban, South Africa
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Equipment: Loomis/Shimano/Elbe Rods, Toriums, Okuma Catalina/Salina/Inspira reels, KF Giant Abrasion line
Best Catch: various, but probably a 76cm bonefish on a fly-rod and ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Durban Piers,TransKei,DeepSea,Scottburgh
Boat: boogey board
Club: Port of Durban AC
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Reefman

No I haven't been there.

Greg Holwill is in Durbs for a few days and I'll try and get to have a beer with him and find out the latest news and I'll ask him about Demares (try for an honest answer!).

MickJack
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Joined: Sat Oct 14th, 2006
Location: Durban, South Africa
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Equipment: Loomis/Shimano/Elbe Rods, Toriums, Okuma Catalina/Salina/Inspira reels, KF Giant Abrasion line
Best Catch: various, but probably a 76cm bonefish on a fly-rod and ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Durban Piers,TransKei,DeepSea,Scottburgh
Boat: boogey board
Club: Port of Durban AC
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Mel

Chidenguele area is so full up with fish, it would take a thousand fisherman a thousand fishing days to make an impact. As long as you only take what your mobile freezer can carry home! hehe.

And if you don't release what you can't manage, they'll force feed you them. I promise you'll learn to respect catch quotas after that. :(

 

MickJack
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Joined: Sat Oct 14th, 2006
Location: Durban, South Africa
Posts: 1117
Equipment: Loomis/Shimano/Elbe Rods, Toriums, Okuma Catalina/Salina/Inspira reels, KF Giant Abrasion line
Best Catch: various, but probably a 76cm bonefish on a fly-rod and ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Durban Piers,TransKei,DeepSea,Scottburgh
Boat: boogey board
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They weren't affected by the recent Cyclone, so the roads are fine.

I'll get an update soon!

MickJack
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Joined: Sat Oct 14th, 2006
Location: Durban, South Africa
Posts: 1117
Equipment: Loomis/Shimano/Elbe Rods, Toriums, Okuma Catalina/Salina/Inspira reels, KF Giant Abrasion line
Best Catch: various, but probably a 76cm bonefish on a fly-rod and ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Durban Piers,TransKei,DeepSea,Scottburgh
Boat: boogey board
Club: Port of Durban AC
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Also, the road depends on the recent weather.

If its been raining and you got a Tazz..might be a prob, but they'll haul you out with the Landy!

Riymos
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Joined: Mon Feb 19th, 2007
Location: Durban, South Africa
Posts: 845
Equipment: Blade HMG Standard Blade And Light HMG Daiwa Saltiga Trinidad ...
Best Catch: 38kg Kingfish Lucky Dip Durban Bay
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Thanks Mick

Check if they have accomadation last week end of april .

Cheers Riymos

Skollie
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Joined: Sat Oct 28th, 2006
Location: Badplaas, South Africa
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MickJack wrote: Mel

Chidenguele area is so full up with fish, it would take a thousand fisherman a thousand fishing days to make an impact. As long as you only take what your mobile freezer can carry home! hehe.

And if you don't release what you can't manage, they'll force feed you them. I promise you'll learn to respect catch quotas after that. :(

 


MJ ........... i trust your comments were made in jest, i visit chidenguele often and its scary to see what the spearos and ski boat guys take home, no marine resource is sustainable at that rate !

the fishing is good there because there has been little pressure on the resources for the past 30 years. mozambique is becoming like henties bay in namibia, guys are travelling there, catching as much as they can to re-sell back home to "cover expenses" and thus ensuring a "free holiday". whats the fishing like in henties now compared with 15 years ago ?

Mel G
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Joined: Wed Nov 22nd, 2006
Location: Durban, South Africa
Posts: 403
Equipment: Bazooka (Medium - HMG), Purglass 400/2, Torium 30,Grandwave 30
Best Catch: Every fish i catch
Favorite Fishing Spot: Sezela, Cape Vidal
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Thanks for the point Skollie...and i agree, no area is sustainable if exploited...For the fortunate few that do get a chance to get up to Mozambique, let us become the conservationists, and at least keep 1 place in the world where we can take our kids in 20 years time and let them enjoy the same pleasure we do, when hauling in a monster....Greed is human nature and its something that is innate....Most fisherman live by the addage - "Make hay while the sun shines", if all fisherman live by this, there are gonna be really dark days ahead, for our progeny...And the suns not gona shine.... Lets stop the exploitation of our resources, if we all just release that 1 fish a trip, we will make all the difference.... No offence meant to any1, i'm just trying to get a message across...^^..

Tight Lines and better catches

 

Reefman
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Come to think of it, I couldn't agree with you more, Skollie.

MJ I was saddened to see that photo with fish lieing everywhere - tails sticking up in the air all over the place... Then we wonder why bag limits and restrictions are put in place! c'mon bru...

 

Last edited on Wed Mar 28th, 2007 03:37 pm by Reefman

Vishan
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Joined: Fri Jul 13th, 2007
Location: Durban, South Africa
Posts: 419
Equipment: Assassin Blade, DC 30, Light Assassin, Sl30
Best Catch: 134kg Raggie, 55kg Sandie, 38kg Grey, 27,4kg Blackfin, 22kg Kingie, ... ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Mazeppa Bay
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This place looks awesome - how far is it from Durban and which way do you go?

MickJack
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Joined: Sat Oct 14th, 2006
Location: Durban, South Africa
Posts: 1117
Equipment: Loomis/Shimano/Elbe Rods, Toriums, Okuma Catalina/Salina/Inspira reels, KF Giant Abrasion line
Best Catch: various, but probably a 76cm bonefish on a fly-rod and ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Durban Piers,TransKei,DeepSea,Scottburgh
Boat: boogey board
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Vishan wrote: This place looks awesome - how far is it from Durban and which way do you go?

From Durban 870Km

Check the website (link at top) for directions/map.

leonard williams
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Joined: Thu Mar 22nd, 2007
Location: Kzn, South Africa
Posts: 1622
Equipment: torium 50 assassin blade HMG sustain 6000 assassin amia 3XH ...
Best Catch: 106KG RAGGIE,45KG HAMMERHEAD,34KG SANDI
Favorite Fishing Spot: transkei,witsand,RAG HOLE
Boat: dingle hopper
Club: southport AC
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this chidenguele place im going to paradise view in october and believe its in the same area?????::Sbut you know what guys???you catch fish anywhere in mozambique so theres no such thing as a good spot in mozambique for fishing!just the technique used and how good you can read water!2c:merm

leonard williams
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Joined: Thu Mar 22nd, 2007
Location: Kzn, South Africa
Posts: 1622
Equipment: torium 50 assassin blade HMG sustain 6000 assassin amia 3XH ...
Best Catch: 106KG RAGGIE,45KG HAMMERHEAD,34KG SANDI
Favorite Fishing Spot: transkei,witsand,RAG HOLE
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who said the fish wasnt hurt or died?

Hooch
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Joined: Thu Mar 8th, 2007
Location: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Posts: 1425
Equipment: Daiwa All the way
Best Catch: 179 kg Raggie ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: St Lucia,Stabel, Chidenguele, Moz
Boat: Not for me
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Been to Chidenguele for the last two years. What an amazing place. Stayed at Demares Resort http://www.demaresresort.co.za and had a blast. You can't compare Nhambavala with Demares. Demares is more up market that Nhambavale and you are right on the beach for easy access. Got about 10 gps way point of very productive spots that whe fished in the last two years.Ill post them if anybody are interested.

MickJack
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Joined: Sat Oct 14th, 2006
Location: Durban, South Africa
Posts: 1117
Equipment: Loomis/Shimano/Elbe Rods, Toriums, Okuma Catalina/Salina/Inspira reels, KF Giant Abrasion line
Best Catch: various, but probably a 76cm bonefish on a fly-rod and ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Durban Piers,TransKei,DeepSea,Scottburgh
Boat: boogey board
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Please do Hooch..(the way points i mean)

Cheers

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Equipment: Daiwa All the way
Best Catch: 179 kg Raggie ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: St Lucia,Stabel, Chidenguele, Moz
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You have PM.

Sharky2
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Joined: Wed Mar 26th, 2008
Location: Boksburg, South Africa
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Equipment: Shimano Exage 1446 and Saltist 50.Daiwa SL30 and Exage 1224.Purglas ...
Best Catch: Blscktip 70kg,kob 10kg,barbel 18kg.
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hi mickjack,who's the guy in the first pic?

is that you or do you know him?

looks like curtis ludick!!!!!

Hooch
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Equipment: Daiwa All the way
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Favorite Fishing Spot: St Lucia,Stabel, Chidenguele, Moz
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Yip its Curtis.

taguar
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Joined: Wed Aug 26th, 2009
Location: Gauteng, South Africa
Posts: 14
Equipment: Shimano Seragosa18000,Daiwa Saltist 500 & 300
Best Catch: Dogtooth Tuna 26kg, Giant Kingfish 20kg, Green Spot Kingfish 7kg, ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Linene Island, St. Lazarus Banks, Mozambique
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what about sera lodge - any good fishing closeby?

taguar
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Best Catch: Dogtooth Tuna 26kg, Giant Kingfish 20kg, Green Spot Kingfish 7kg, ...
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Anybody know if Sept is good for fishing - Demares and Sera Lodge??

MickJack
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Location: Durban, South Africa
Posts: 1117
Equipment: Loomis/Shimano/Elbe Rods, Toriums, Okuma Catalina/Salina/Inspira reels, KF Giant Abrasion line
Best Catch: various, but probably a 76cm bonefish on a fly-rod and ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Durban Piers,TransKei,DeepSea,Scottburgh
Boat: boogey board
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There is honestly no bad months in Chidenguele. It fishes well all year round, when game fish are quiet, bottom fishing is tops. One year may be different to the next. It is probably a factor of what kind of weather you prefer that may be the decider as to when you should go. In general it is advisable to go for a longer period once a year rather than a few short trips. Nothing worse than hitting a few bad days on arriving and having to come home just as things change and the fishing gets wild!

Speak to Greg Holwill, his contact should be on his nhambavalelodge website. I am sure he will give you expert advice.

Cheers