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New Boat: Check out Jan Hendrik’s All-New Carry On 2

Here’s what Jan Hendrik Hattingh loves best about his brand-new Carry On 2 with two powerful Suzuki DF250s You might remember towards the end of 2019, we featured Jan Hendrik Hattingh’s awesome new CarryCat 900 (without a name at the time). He wanted to test it on the tuna circuit a bit, so...

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Big Ones at the Billfish 15000 in Sodwana

The biggest marlin in 24 years, all the dates, rules and a few surprising facts about one of the biggest billfish events in South Africa as this year’s Billfish 15000 kicks off at sunrise on 8 November 2020 in Sodwana 7 Nov 2020 Over 11790 anglers on 2785 boat 425,200 hours over the last 32...

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WOW! Check out the Heaviest Fish at the Covid 19 Tuna Bonanza in Gordon’s Bay

One of the first big comps after lockdown: Here’s the biggest fish, who competed and who won GBBAC’s special Covid 18 Tuna Bonanza 21 Boats. 4 Days. And 40 lekker tuna. After a crazy year of isolation and continuing worry, Gordon’s Bay Boat Angling Club decided to organise one of the first...

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Discover These 30 Awesome Ski Boat Clubs in Natal

From spectacular game and bottom fishing to awesome restaurants, boating facilities and some of the biggest angling tournaments on the continent – 30+ ski-boat clubs of Natal Awesome marlin, dorado and wahoo. Clubhouses built right on the beach. And places with some of the best-supported angling...

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NEW: Ultimate Fishing Tips & Tricks by Top Anglers

WATCH: Learn from the best: Awesome saltwater fishing tips, from beginner to advanced 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...

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How to Rig Skip Bait for Black Marlin

SA Protea angler and SADSAA selector Jaco Hendriksz demonstrates a traditional skip bait rig for black marlin Traditional jube-jube and circle hook, and how to get a proper hook-up. SADSAA selector and SA protea angler Jaco Hendriksz shows how to rig skip bait for marlin with a circle hook and...

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How to Make a Proper Wind-On Leader

WATCH: Griquas light-tackle champ shows how to do a proper and very durable wind-on leader The right way to do the hollow-core sleeve, join the nylon and finish it off beautifully. SA Griquas provincial light-tackle game fish angler Len Matthews shows how to make a proper wind-on leader with...

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Big Fish: How to Rig Halfbeak for Sailfish

WATCH: SA sailfish champ shows two ways to rig halfbeak (ballyhoo) for sailfish Chin-weighted double-hook halfbeak for a surface lure. And X knot with a circle hook rig. SA national billfish angler Henk Du Plessis shows two ways to rig halfbeak for sailfish. Note: Henk recorded these videos in his...

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How to Make an Effective Couta Trace

WATCH: SA Game Fish team captain Shane Dennis shows how to make a champion couta trace Two hooks. Good wire length. And why you need to cut a skirt a bit. South Africa’s current game fish team captain Shane Dennis from Durban shows how he makes a champion couta trace:   WATCH: HOW SA GAME...

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How to tie a Nail Knot for Game Fish Lures

WATCH angler Lyle Venske show the ultra-strong and fast variation of the nail knot for game fish lures So much faster than the rapala knot for better play and natural movement on your lure – just mind the hooks when tying. East Rand game fish angler Lyle Venske shows the super-fast and...

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