Posted: Monday, 20th February 2017
On the freshwater front
South African trophy carp legend Martin Louw and his son Dunkan experienced the angling session of a lifetime in November/December 2016. They landed the largest number of big carp in one session in the country’s history. Ricky van Onselen shares this special story with our readers.
Fly angler Rohan Koegelenberg is targeting the yellows in the Vaal River and this month he looks at the life cycle of yet another mayfly species. Fly-fishing enthusiasts should also not miss Eben Dowd’s article with its step-by-step explanation of how to tie the Vliegmier. The South African Fly-fishing and Fly-tying Expo, the biggest of its kind in South Africa, will take place in Gauteng on 24 and 25 June this year. Make sure to note this down on your calendars.
Rock and surf
Of course we also cater for our sea anglers. Ever heard of St Nowhere in Namibia? Theuns Botha and three of his fishing buddies did battle with the monster kob there, and according to them it was an unforgettable experience. Seasoned sea angler Nicky Louwrens looks at the effect of wind on angling conditions and gives advice on how to fish in inclement weather.
Lowrance has put together the ideal electronic set-up for all deep-sea anglers, delivering outstanding value and unbeatable convenience – all in one high-quality bundle. The bundle includes: 1x HDS 9 Gen 3 – Networkable unit. Includes CHIRP sonar & GPS; 1x autopilot – For hydraulic-steer outboard motors; 1x HST-DFSBL transducer – Transom-mounted, dual-frequency 600 watt. Do not miss out on this special offer, as it comes with a massive discount!
Lowrance has also added a pair of wide-screen displays to its Elite Ti standalone series of fishfinder/chartplotters. The new Lowrance Elite-12 Ti and Elite-9 Ti touch-screen fishfinder/chartplotters include the same features that have generated so much excitement about the Elite Ti series – but on bigger 12- and 9-inch, high-resolution, wide-screen displays.
All this and much more in this month’s issue of Stywe Lyne / Tight Lines – the angler’s friend.