Posted: Monday, 20th July 2015
Pull up a chair, pour a cup of tea, coffee or even something stronger and enjoy the article “Visstropers of volhoubare benutting …” (fish poachers or sustainable utilisation) on page 10. Without beating about the bush, the author tackles the important issues of illegal netting and fish as a food source. You may not agree with some of the things written here but the question remains, where do we stand in this regard? Upon turning the page, you will find proof that Tight Lines practises what it preaches when it comes to our credo, “WE CARE”. We have decided that enough is enough and have put our words into action. Furthermore, we especially care about our lady anglers who receive special attention in this issue. 9 August is National Women’s Day and celebrations on this special day emphasise the role of women in society as well as opportunities available to future generations to make a meaningful contribution to South African society. We pay homage to the fair sex who enjoy fishing and love the camaraderie and sportsmanship of angling just for fun or in competition, as well as those who actively promote this wonderful sport.
TROUT ON THE RISE
Breaking the code of dry-fly fishing
Fortune smiles on those who practise. Or does it?
THE UNIQUE PHYSIOLOGY
behind game fish performance
HIER GAAN ONS ALWEER! SEASON 14
NKOMAZI ECO WATCH
A new forum with a clear mission
caught in Southern Cape
THE FISHTUBE.TV SUPER SLAM 2015
We have a winner!
WE ALSO DISCUSS: How to choose fishing tackle (part 3), the No Fuzz rig, how to identify steenbras, and the revised Maraboe Paddatjie fly.
All this and even more in the angler’s friend – Stywe Lyne / Tight Lines
Posted: Thursday, 9th July 2015
The Fishtube.tv Super Slam 2015 has drawn to a close after 12 months of hard fishing. One lucky angler walked away with a brand-new Quintrex 320 Explorer, compliments of Yamaha. The Fishtube.tv Super Slam was the first competition of its kind to be hosted in South Africa. Anglers from around the country were required to upload five different species of fish that they have caught and released via the smartphone application. Every angler who qualified received a commemorative Super Slam fishing shirt as well as tackle and clothing to the value of R2 500 just for doing what they enjoy most – fishing. Fishtube.tv, in conjunction with the Roam Free conservation initiative, has now given away over R500 000 in prizes, all to deserving anglers who have simply posted a picture or video of a fish that they have successfully released. Francois Jacobs was randomly drawn for the grand prize of the Quintrex boat after submitting seven species caught using three different methods of ang-ling. He is the deserved winner of the Fishtube.tv Super Slam 2015 title. Make sure you download the new Fishtube.tv Lite smartphone application that allows you to save and share all your fishing memories. It is free and who knows, you might be the lucky angler who walks away with a bucketload of prizes! Stywe Lyne / Tight Lines would like to congratulate Francois. Well done Sir! We are proud to have featured you on our February 2015 front cover – Editor.