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Best Fishing Days - August 2016



Posted: Monday, 15th August 2016



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Posted: Monday, 15th August 2016


September issue available from today!
Spring has sprung and in this issue contributor Danie Engelbrecht gives advice on bank angling for carp during this great season. He discusses aspects that could affect this angling facet, namely wind, aquatic plants, cold fronts, rain, water temperature and the spawn. His golden rule: One never stops learning!

Still on the topic of carp angling, the Protea carp angling team provide handy tips on what to look for when buying a landing net while Neville Barnard looks at tackle, rigs, angling spots and boats in his regular column on carp safety. Carp anglers should also remember to book early if they want to participated in this year’s Carp Bonanza at Loskop Dam from 7-9 October. To book, contact Kobus Hermitage on 082 268 7286 or Elen on 082 785 5763 or e-mail: slyneskipper@vodamail.co.za.

Fly anglers, now is the time to get out your waders, for the month of September offers you the opportunity to catch some of the biggest yellowfish ever. In “Rohan’s Fly Diary”, Rohan Koegelenberg tells you how to start the yellowfish season with a bang. For those wishing to target trout, fly angling expert Eben Dowd explains how to tie a CDC dry fly.

Moving to the coast, we report on the 16th Platinum Boys deep-sea angling competition that took place in Sodwana from 14-18 March. And moving across the country’s borders, Nickie Louwrens provides valuable advice for those wanting to go fishing along the Namibian coast. Amongst other things, he discusses very important legal aspects such as licences, transport permits and regulations – something that anglers should take note of!

Enjoy spring and remember to appreciate and conserve nature while at your favourite angling spot!

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




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