On the freshwater front
Terence Babich recounts some of his unexpected winter catches. Rohan Koegelenberg explains how October is traditionally the start of the yellowfish season on our country’s rivers. Despite popular opinion, angling is not a male-only domain. Ricky van Onselen explores the increasing popularity of trophy carp angling by women. You can also read about the Light Spruce fly.
Rock and surf
Manie Combrinck learns from the experts how to go about catching garrick from a kayak.
Two galjoen derbies that delivered good catches earlier in the year were the George Galjoen Derby and the Still Bay Galjoen Derby. You can read more about last year’s Carp and Barbel Bonanza in anticipation of this year’s competition, which will take place in October.
Despite lower visitor and exhibitor numbers, this year’s South African Fishing Tackle Agents and Distributors (SAFTAD) trade show was a success. People came from all over the country and even neighbouring countries to see the exciting new angling products on the market. In this issue, you can also read more about the legendary Saltist spin reel. Followed by the new Daiwa BG spin reels, the new Saltist introduces unrivalled, groundbreaking technology to the world at a price never available before.