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Valentines Bashing

Salt Water
Valetines day...the day to spend with the ones you love...so I went fishing. My original plan was to try the rocks around Umhlanga, but when I arrived the sea was HUGE. After walking up and down the coast for a while I decided it wasn't going to be worth it, so I headed to the one place I knew would be protected from the big seas...Durban harbour. It turns out this was a good plan, well, almost. The tide was pulling hard so I snuck out onto the jetty by the yacht mole. There were hundreds of fish around, so things were looking good. There were a lot of mullet, as well as glassies all around the pier. But the really good news is that there were some small springer,…
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Gurney Bashing

Gurney Bashing

Salt Water
[caption id="attachment_95" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Durban Harbour[/caption] With another week behind us it meant it was time to get a fly into the water again. An old fishing buddy of mine, Nick "the Badge" Nortje, joined me and we headed to Amanzintoti to hit some of the spots there. I was adamant I was going to nail the fish that I had lost there last weekend. Sadly however this was not to be. We fished the area for about 2 hours on an outgoing tide with no luck. Both of us got a small knock, but no fish were landed. As most fishermen know, when the fishing is bad, the beer drinking is good...so we decided to kill two birds with one stone, and headed to the harbour. It was…
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Amanzimtoti

Amanzimtoti

Salt Water
[caption id="attachment_91" align="alignright" width="300"] Amanzimtoti[/caption] Due to some unforeseen circumstances I only managed to get to the water at 9am, a bit later than the 5:30am I was hoping for. Although I had been tempted to head for Christmas Bay, in the end I decided it was too far and headed for Chain Rocks at Amamzintoti. The tide was pulling out and I fished off the rocks into the deeper water and around any structure I could find. I fished with clousers, maxi dog's breakfasts, salty buggers, crazy charlies and a few home tied flies with no luck. Eventually at about 10:30 I hooked into something with a white salty bugger. Sadly after about 20 seconds and a good run it came off. It wasn't a large fish but enough…
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Kamberg

Kamberg

Fresh Water, Trout
[caption id="attachment_86" align="alignleft" width="300"] Warren With A Kamberg Rainbow[/caption] My first fishing outing of the year was a weekend trip to the Kamberg Nature Reserve, which is located in the Drakensberg. Kamberg has 4 fishable dams, although I think they claim to have 6, and a good stretch of the Mooi River. It's easy to fish, with most of the dams being mown around the edges. The dams are also relatively small, with grass and wood jettys, and are fishable all the way around. When I first fished Kamberg many years ago I landed 11 trout in one morning. Things have changed since then, and the fishing seems to have gotten a lot harder. I think this may be due to the hatchery closing down, and the dams therefore getting…
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