On the freshwater front
Winter is in the process of wrapping her icy blanket around us, but that is no deterrent to our anglers! Bernard Venter targeted smallmouth yellowfish in the Lower Orange River and gives advice on the tackle and angling methods that work best to outwit this species. Fly-fishing expert Rohan Koegelenberg did battle with the smallmouth yellows at Boegoeberg Dam on the Orange River in the heart of the Kalahari and is waxing lyrical about this fantastic fishing destination.
Neville Barnard took his friend Ryan Mathysen to Kwaggashoek Dam to help him improve his PB and they had some great fun landing some big carp! In this issue Eben Dowd shows us how to tie the Stonefly Larva.
Rock and surf
Every sea angler dreams of casting a line in the water at Stilbaai at some stage. Kobus Hermitage was fortunate enough to spend the December 2016 holidays there and caught some fine kob and other fish from the beach and on the deep sea. He is planning to visit this quaint coastal town again soon!
On the competition front we are very proud of the South African Artificial Lure Angling Association (SAALAA) Protea team that took gold at the recent 2016 Malawi/South African championships on Lake Malawi. Well done fellows!
Anglers will be happy to know that Daiwa is introducing its new J-Braid x4. Made in Japan, it is soft, supple and strong. It is perfectly suited for spinning, multiplying or KP reels. Thanks to its super-high visibility, it is ideal for the full spectrum of fishing applications – from light-tackle, soft plastics through to boat or rock and surf angling. Available in 10-50 lb breaking strains, strength is not compromised.
All this and much more in this month’s issue of Stywe Lyne / Tight Lines – the angler’s friend.