An Outing With The South Coast Boys

An Outing With The South Coast Boys

Salt Water
[caption id="attachment_1728" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dave Shepherd with a small blacktail[/caption] After a few weeks of bass bashing it was time to get ready for the upcoming trip to Cape Vidal. I therefore opted to join the south coast boys at one of their local beaches for a little fly fishing action in the surf. We arranged to meet at 6am which meant an early start for me. I was a little apprehensive since it was spring high at 6am which I thought may render the venue unfishable. Non the less I climbed sleepily into the car and headed south, my "new" Xplorer Guide 905 in the boot. After stopping at the Shell Ultra City on the N2, and throwing back quite possibly the worst cup of coffee of my life,…
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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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