Posted: Monday, 17th October 2016
A river runs through it ...
Summer is in full swing and November is an amazing time for targeting yellowfish with a fly rod on our rivers. Rohan Koegelenberg shares some of his secrets on landing these beauties. Artlure expert Eben Dowd explains step by step how to tie a Copper John for targeting trout while Danie Engelbrecht explains how to find the best angling spots on the riverbank, which fish to target and what tackle to use.
All good anglers have a sound knowledge of not only their tackle, but also the fish species they target and their food preferences. Proper nutrition for a carp, like for any other living creature, is very important for its longevity and vitality. By understanding the nutritional requirements for carp you will increase your catch rate! Make sure to read Paul Rawsthorne’s comprehensive article on proper carp nutrition for more information. Barbel enthusiasts will enjoy field editor Bernard Venter’s article on how to catch barbel in Barberspan with the calling method.
Rock and surf
Nickie Louwrens describes Witsand as a piece of paradise on the Southern Cape coast and explains how to outsmart the fish of the Breede River and which species to target at the various angling spots of Infanta. Manie Combrinck had a bad bout of yellowfin tuna fever and shares his kayak fishing adventure with us.
We report back on the 3 Species Bonanza at Loskop Dam, the Stilbaai Galjoen Derby, the North-West angling tournament at Koster Dam and the RASSPL Kiddies Challenge at Mile 8 in Namibia.
Read more about Daiwa’s new Ninja spinning reels and the GECO MK II HD action camera that can be mounted on your sunglasses.
All this and much more in this month’s issue of Stywe Lyne / Tight Lines – the angler’s friend.
Posted: Saturday, 1st October 2016