Posted: Monday, 14th September 2015
Spring has sprung – a very special time for the fish in our rivers, especially the smallmouth yellowfish in the Vaal River. This month Rohan Koegelenberg discusses the yellows’ spawning behaviour and the role anglers play in this important process as spawning season heralds the most vulnerable stage in the lives of these fish. Their survival largely depends on how well we look after them.
National Braai Day or African Heritage Day is celebrated on 24 September this year, symbolising sunshine, fun times with family and friends, new beginnings, spring, the sound of children splashing in the pool, and of course, the smell of braai meat. Why not try a healthy alternative this Braai Day? Try our delicious recipe of fish fillet with tomato wedges, onion rings, mint leaves and mushrooms.
Talking about a mouth-watering experience – this was indeed the case at this year’s SA Fishing Tackle Agents and Distributors show held in Gauteng, where the latest and greatest in fishing tackle was introduced to traders.
But more about a “gift” of a different kind ... Once you feel the fight of the tiger at the end of your line, your heart will be hooked forever. Whether it is your umpteenth tigerfishing trip or your first, arriving at a destination like the wild Zambezi River is a gift straight from heaven. Down there, lying in wait among the countless eddies and structure, is the fierce African tigerfish. Warren Koch tells us more about the “lure of the tiger” in this edition.
LET’S TALK SALTWATER LURE ANGLING
FISHING FROM A KAYAK
Which trace to use?
FISHING IN MULTISPECIES DAMS
is a bit like fishing in a lucky packet …
HIER GAAN ONS ALWEER!
Loskop’s green monsters
USE YOUR FISH FINDER CORRECTLY
and you will be rewarded handsomely
PROTEA BASS ANGLING TEAM
take top honours
WE ALSO DISCUSS: The George Galjoen Derby, the Stilbaai Galjoen Derby, how to choose fishing tackle (part 5), Andy se Opsteker fly, the Shocker Rig Weight System and how to identify guitarfish.
All this and even more in the angler’s friend – Stywe Lyne / Tight Lines.