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News articles for: April 2016

May issue available from 25 April - 22 May 2016



Posted: Monday, 25th April 2016


This month there seems to be a focus on sharks. Do sharks eat kayak fishermen? Manie Combrinck looks at this phenomenon and shares his personal experiences of encountering sharks while kayaking on the ocean. We also feature a contribution by Stellenbosch University about a genetic study that sheds more light on better protection of sharks.

In the article “Isimangaliso Wetland Park” Manie Combrinck sorts through the rumours, legal jargon and maps to find the truth behind the draft regulations for the management of iSimangaliso Marine Protected Area. And in the last article in the series “Similar but not the same” Christopher Caine explains how to differentiate between spotted ragged-tooth sharks and spotted sevengill sharks.
Moving inland, trout season is upon us and seasoned fly fisherman Rohan Koegelenberg explains that you have to know your quarry and his favourite food source to achieve success. We also cater for rock and surf anglers in Nickie Louwrence’s article, which contains useful information about structure, favourite species, hook placement and other aspects.
We bring you a brand-new series called “Tackle Up” in which highly acclaimed angler Andries Maree recommends tackle for a specific area. He will be joined by specialist anglers who will assist him in this task. The launch article focuses on pitching for bass at the Vaal River.

All this and even more in the angler’s friend – Stywe Lyne / Tight Lines.




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Posted: Friday, 15th April 2016


Post: Editor – Tight Lines

Remuneration: Negotiable cost to company
Province: Gauteng
City: Pretoria
Minimum education level: Diploma
Job level: Senior
Type: Permanent

Tight Lines, South Africa’s oldest and biggest angling magazine, has a vacancy for an editor.

The successful candidate must have:

- A minimum of five years’ experience in a similar position
- A proven track record
- Excellent written communication skills
- Excellent planning and organisational skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate professionally and politely with clients and staff while under pressure
- The ability to relate to the target market
- A knowledge of business management practices
- A passion for publishing

Reporting to the Managing Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for the full range of editorial duties, which include the following:

- Ensure the editorial content is aligned with the magazine’s target audience
- Set and oversee the tone, integrity and quality of the editorial content
- Manage and mentor the editorial team and freelance members
- Oversee the editorial process
- Oversee the entire production process
- Involvement in marketing opportunities (attend shows, media functions and assist with digital marketing and website content)
- Provide input into the development and growth of Tight Lines

If you would like to head up a dynamic team and believe that you meet the above criteria we would be pleased to hear from you.

The successful candidate must be able to take up the position as from 1 July 2016

Contact details: The Managing Director
Email: carl@stywelyne.net
Fax: 012 804 9861

Closing date for application: 15 May 2016

All applications will be treated with complete confidentiality.
If you do not hear from us your application has been unsuccessful. Further correspondence will only be entered into with candidates under consideration for the position.




Farewell to our editor George Thiart



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Posted: Wednesday, 6th April 2016


Farewell ...
It is with a very heavy heart that we bid farewell to our dear editor, colleague and friend, George Thiart, who passed away unexpectedly on the morning of 5 April. At the helm of Tight Lines for the past three years, he was a skilled captain that steered his precious ship through calm as well as stormy waters. During this time, we have come to love and respect him for the soft-spoken, kind person he was, full of compassion for his fellow man and animals. We will remember him for his integrity and loyalty and he will be dearly missed by the Tight Lines team and all our readers and advertisers.

May the waters he sails now always be calm, may the compass hold a steady course and may the lines always be tight ...

 

Vaarwel ...
Dit is met ’n baie swaar hart dat ons afskeid neem van ons geliefde redakteur, kollega en vriend, George Thiart, wat op die oggend van 5 April onverwags oorlede is. Hy was aan die stuur van Stywe Lyne vir die afgelope drie jaar, ’n baie bedrewe kaptein wat sy kosbare skip deur kalm sowel as stormagtige waters gestuur het. Gedurende hierdie tyd het ons hom leer liefkry en respekteer vir die saggeaarde, vriendelike mens wat hy was, vol deernis vir sy medemens en diere. Ons sal hom onthou vir sy integriteit en lojaliteit. Die Stywe Lyne-span asook al ons lesers en adverteerders sal hom baie mis.

Mag die waters wat hy nou bevaar altyd kalm wees, mag die kompas stewig op koers bly en mag die lyne altyd styf wees ...




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