Posted: Monday, 25th January 2016
“South Africa’s coastal angling fishes are in dire straits,” screams the headline of a hard-hitting article delivered by Prof Nadine Strydom, associate professor in the Department of Zoology at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. The future of our coastal fish resources rests in the mouths of those who eat seafood. Whether you are a fisherman or -woman, or whether you buy your seafood at restaurants or the local fish shop, you are ultimately the end users of our coastal fishes and you have a moral obligation to participate in conservation efforts of our fish stocks.
Turning inland … we are left speechless by a government plan to allow fishing within certain areas of South Africa’s oldest marine protected area along the Tsitsikamma coast. To say the least, this has sparked a massive outcry from marine experts, who say it is “highly irregular” and could have a devastating impact on fish stocks. Read more on page 8.
Join us also as we enter the heart of darkness of the Congo where an elusive apex predator rules – the goliath tigerfish or mbenga. This certainly is the most frustrating and challenging freshwater fish to hook and land. Enjoy!
WE GO FISHING AT KLASERIE CARAVAN PARK
IN SEARCH OF CAPE VIDAL TREASURE
CATCHING TROPHY SMALLMOUTH YELLOWFISH ON FLY
LANDING NETS ARE AN ESSENTIAL INVESTMENT
TO BOILIE OR NOT TO BOILIE …
BIG SURPRISES FROM PROTEAS AT GARIEP DAM
THE BARBEL OF BARBERSPAN
WE ALSO DISCUSS: How to choose the correct freshwater fishing rod, the Engelbrecht-loodkop fly with changes, bucktail jigs for saltwater artlure angling, and how to differentiate between galjoen, banded galjoen and stone bream
All this and even more in the angler’s friend – Stywe Lyne / Tight Lines.