Posted: Tuesday, 20th December 2016
Die jaar het weer met ’n verbysterende spoed ten einde geloop en ons kyk
terug op ’n gebeurtenisvolle tyd van vreugde sowel as hartseer. Ons dink veral
aan die ontydige afsterwe van ons redakteur George Thiart.
Dit was egter ook ’n jaar van goeie dinge – suksesvolle sessies langs die
water vir ons hengelaars en ’n wye verskeidenheid interessante, leersame
artikels vir ons lesers wat ons bladsye kon vul. Ons hartlike dank aan al ons
medewerkers – mag 2017 julle met hernieude inspirasie vul!
Dankie ook aan ons adverteerders vir jul getroue ondersteuning. Sonder julle
sal daar geen Stywe Lyne op die winkelrakke kan pryk elke maand nie. Ons
lesers is vir ons ewe belangrik, want dit is per slot van rekening vir hulle wat
ons hierdie tydskrif saamstel.
Aan al hierdie onontbeerlike menseskakels in die Stywe Lyne-ketting wil ons
’n heerlike vakansie en vreugdevolle feestyd saam met jul geliefdes toewens.
Reis veilig, ontspan lekker en neem jul medemens in ag op die pad asook
langs die hengelwater.
Charmagne de Beer, produksieredakteur
The year has sped past with lightning speed and we look back on an eventful
time filled with joy as well as sadness. We especially think of the untimely
passing of our editor, George Thiart.
But it was also a year of good things – successful fishing sessions at the
water for our anglers and a wide range of interesting, educational articles for
our readers that filled our pages. Our heartfelt thanks to all our contributors –
may 2017 fill you with renewed inspiration!
Thank you also to our advertisers for their loyal support. Without you there
would be no Tight Lines on the shelves each month. Our readers are equally
important to us – they are the reason we publish this magazine.
We wish all these essential human links in the Tight Lines chain a wonderful
holiday and joyful festive season with their loved ones. Travel safely, relax and
be considerate towards your fellow human beings, on the road as well as next
to the fishing water.
Charmagne de Beer, production editor
Posted: Monday, 12th December 2016
On the freshwater front
The new year is off to a flying start, presenting anglers with new opportunities and challenges at the fishing water. In Rohan’s Fly Diary, Rohan Koegelenberg writes that this is a magic time of the year on the Vaal River, as insects abound and the water is teeming with emerging mayflies and caddis pupae. To hone your fly-fishing skills, it is important to have knowledge of the insect species. Rohan gives readers a basic understanding of the emerging caddis pupa on the Vaal River. Artlure expert Eben Dowd explains how to tie the Madam X, while Andries Maree and Barry Grove give advice on how to crank for bass at Albert Falls Dam and what tackle to use. Neville Barnard visited Hartbeespoort Dam after many years and was pleasantly surprised at the fine carp he landed as well as the clean water. Danie Engelbrecht explains the pros and cons of braid for traces.
Rock and surf
Moving to the seaside, Nickie Louwrens focuses on the Cape south coast, giving advice on which species to target this time of year: musselcracker, kob, white steenbras and shad. Friedel Kirstein recently visited Inhaca, a subtropical island off the Mozambique coast, and describes it as an angler’s paradise. He had a whale of a time, catching amberjack, giant trevally, kakap, blacktip kingfish and yellowfin tuna.
We report back on the Artlure Teams Challenge presented by the South African Artificial Lure Angling Association, which was held at Loskop Dam in October 2016.
If you are a specimen carp angler, you definitely want to look out for Konger. You name a specimen product and they have got it – from big pit reels to the smallest clip or bead. We also bring you the new Daiwa Saltist 2016 series. Digigear II, Magseal, ATD, Magsealed line roller and air rotor are all features of the all-new Saltist.
All this and much more in this month’s issue of Stywe Lyne / Tight Lines – the angler’s friend.