Posted: Monday, 18th May 2015
Most fish are caught either with real bait or a close imitation of something they would eat. In addition to their feeding urge, however, many species open another window for anglers to exploit to get them to take their lure. That instinct is aggression. Knowing how to exploit this to your advantage can make a huge difference in your angling success. It can at times be your only resort, because fish that are actively defending a nest, often stop feeding on normal prey and focus exclusively on keeping intruders or competitors away from the nest and females. Do not miss out on this interesting read in the June 2015 issue (issue 664).
SUCCESSFUL FISHING TRIPS
require thorough planning (Part 1)
TIME FOR THE TOOTHY FISH … TIGERFISH TIME
RASSPL INTERNATIONALS 2015
South African Top 12 Team Takes Gold
FISHING FROM A KAYAK
Cape Vidal still delivers
NATIONAL ARTLURE ANGLING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015
held at Misverstand Dam, Western Cape
ANGLING FOR THE BRAVE
If it does not challenge you, it does not change you …
WE ALSO DISCUSS: The renowned Royal Wulff fly, the bottom bait D rig, how to choose fishing tackle, having a lucky lure and how to identify yellowtail and their kin.
All this and even more in the angler’s friend – Stywe Lyne/Tight Lines
Posted: Monday, 4th May 2015
Stywe Lyne / Tight Lines would like to welcome Rudolph Venter, avid writer and passionate angler,
as our new marketing consultant.
The magazine has always been part of Rudolph’s
life; his vast collection of Stywe Lyne / Tight
Lines magazines confirms this. Rudolph’s dad
has been contributing to the magazine for many
years and as a son often follows in his father’s footsteps,
it was only a matter of time before Rudolph wrote his
first article for Stywe Lyne / Tight Lines. He started with
a series of articles to inform anglers of our vast variety of
freshwater species – a topic that lies close to his heart.
These articles are still running strong under the heading
Spesie van die Maand.
Besides being an avid writer, Rudolph is also a very passionate
angler. Most of his weekends are spent next to the
water in pursuit of our finned friends. Rudolph obtained
his Junior Protea Colours in artificial lure angling several
times. This has granted him the opportunity to fish all over
South Africa as well as some of our neighbouring countries,
including Swaziland, Namibia, Mozambique and
“My passion for artlure angling inspired my love for all our
freshwater fish species. One of my personal goals is to
see how many freshwater species I can catch on artlure,”
says Rudolph. He currently stands on 63 fish species in
Southern Africa. On the side he also does a bit of bass
and fly angling, which he enjoys tremendously.
Rudolph is also a marketer. He obtained his bachelor’s
degree in Tourism Management, which he followed up
with an honours degree in Marketing Management at the
University of Pretoria. By looking at the three key elements
reflecting who he is (writer, angler and marketer), it
was clear that Rudolph would be a perfect fit for an established
angling magazine such as Stywe Lyne / Tight Lines.
Together with the rest of the Stywe Lyne / Tight Lines
team, Rudolph aims to bring our readers the best angling
articles that are both informative and entertaining, to
share in their angling memories and to help pave the way
forward for angling in South Africa! Rudolph will also work
together with all the specialist anglers representing the
various angling facets who contribute to this magazine in
order to improve your Stywe Lyne / Tight Lines experience
and give you the best value for money offering.