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NEW: Ultimate Fishing Tips & Tricks by Top Anglers

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Knots, lures, traces, bait rigging and where to find the fish. We’ve compiled a collection of fishing tips from some of the top competitive anglers in the country. From protea anglers and world champs to provincial heroes, they share some of the ultimate tips for offshore, deep sea and game fishing.

Note: Since the global COVID-19 pandemic has us all indoors – see our update on fishing in lockdown – the South African Deep Sea Angling Association organised for some of the top anglers to film some of their tips and secrets at home. 

 

AWESOME FISHING TIPS FROM THE PROS

SADSAA SELECTOR SHOWS HOW TO RIG SKIP BAIT FOR MARLIN

skip bait traditional rig for black marlin

Protea angler and SADSAA selector, Jaco Hendriksz, domonstrates a skip bait traditional rig for black marlin

Posted by South African Deep Sea Angling Association on Saturday, 11 April 2020

(Note: Filmed in his native tongue of Afrikaans, but we’ve translated it for you the post [link below].)

He’s not just one of the best in the country, he’s on the board that evaluates and selects the national anglers. SADSAA selector Jaco Hendriksz talks marlin baits, how to ensure you get a hook-up and shows how to rig skip bait for black marlin.

 

LIGHT-TACKLE EXPERT SHOWS A PROPER WIND-ON LEADER

Wind On Leaders: the sleeve

Griquas angler Len Matthews with Part 1/3 Wind-on leaders: the sleeve

Posted by South African Deep Sea Angling Association on Monday, 6 April 2020

The man who captained the Griquas team that gave the national team a run for their money in the last Billfish Nationals. Len Matthews shows in 3 videos (click to see the rest) how to make a proper wind-on leader.

 

SAILFISH CHAMP SHOWS HOW TO RIG HALFBEAK (BALLYHOO) FOR BILLFISH

Halfbeak for a sailfish surface lure

Part 1: Protea angler, and Sodwana's very own sailfish guru, Henk du Plessis, shares some of his extensive knowledge

Posted by South African Deep Sea Angling Association on Saturday, 4 April 2020

(Note: Filmed in his native tongue of Afrikaans, but we’ve translated this vid + another one for you the post [link below].)

Current SA heavy-tackle billfish champion and second-place finisher globally at the Sport Fishing World Games, Henk Du Plessis shares two videos – one on making surface lures and another using a circle-hook and X-knot – showing how to properly rig halfbeak for sailfish.

 

GAME FISH TEAM CAPTAIN SHOWS AN EFFECTIVE COUTA TRACE

Shane Dennis

Shane Dennis (SADSAA Gamefish captain) showing his couda traces

Posted by South African Deep Sea Angling Association on Friday, 3 April 2020

A master game fisherman from South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal, and currently the captain of the national game fish team, Shane Dennis shows how he does a couta trace.

 

AVID GAME FISHERMAN SHOWS HOW TO DO A NAIL KNOT FOR OFFSHORE FISHING

Lyle Venske

Lyle Venske showing the juniors a nail knot

Posted by South African Deep Sea Angling Association on Friday, 3 April 2020

A familiar face at all the big game fish comps and events around the country, Lyle Venske shows how he creates the ideal leader for targetting pelagic fish species using an offshore version of the nail knot for game fish lures.

 

SAILFISH TEAM CAPTAIN TALKS TARGETING NATAL SNOEK

George Breedt part 1

Part 1: George Breedt SADSAA angler talking and demonstrating natal snoek traces…George has won numerous snoek derbies in St Lucia, and is also the SADSAA sailfish captain

Posted by South African Deep Sea Angling Association on Thursday, 2 April 2020

From rods and reels to bait, lures and even where to fish, the SA sailfish team captain George Breedt gives in 3 videos some insights into fishing natal snoek.

 

PROVINCIAL ANGLER SHOWS THE ULTIMATE 1-MINUTE BIMINI TWIST

Bimini Twist

What are you doing to keep yourself busy during the lock down? Here is South Gauteng angler Micheal Joubert making a bimini twist….. Can you do it too? Show us your videos in the comments.

Posted by South African Deep Sea Angling Association on Wednesday, 1 April 2020

 

Don’t blink or you’ll miss it. Provincial game fish angler Michael Joubert shows a super fast and efficient way to create the bimini twist.

 

We’ll keep adding to these as we get more info. So, if you have some awesome tips or know of someone or even a cool YouTube channel you think we should feature here, let us know on  hello@nautitechsuzuki.com or through the Nauti-Tech Suzuki Facebook page.

ABOUT THESE #NAUTITIPS

This fishing tips video is courtesy of the South African Deep Sea Angling Association (SADSAA) who, during March and April 2020 invited anglers from around the country to share their angling video tips. We’ll be releasing more every week. But you can also go and see the originals when you follow and share SADSAA’s Facebook page.

Plus: See the full story on the ban on recreational fishing in lockdown.

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