Landing the fish
May 17, 2015

Landing the fish

Landing the fish is not about reeling the fish in and landing it. The reel is not from dragging fish, but for taking up the slack or playing out line while you fight the fish and eventually bring it in. A fish is never caught until it is in the boat or on the wharf. A last flurry of energy at any time close to retrieval may well dislodge a hook that is not fully set. Jetty anglers are at peril of losing the fish if the pier platform is a long......

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Reading the Water

Reading the Water

Inshore, around shallow reefs, headlands and islands, it is easy to recognise areas where fish might be gathered, but out in open water, it is different when it comes to reading the water. Fish...


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Offshore Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Broadly, offshore fishing encompasses trolling for game and sport fish, bottom fishing with bait, jigging lures for reef-dwelling species or lure casting for sport fish around structures such as reefs and washes. Most offshore...


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Hook to Cook

Hook to Cook

The preparation stage is never a enjoyable as the act of fishing itself. However, the correct preparation will go some way towards making the eating as enjoyable as the sport. In hook to cook...


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Lures and Flies

Lures and Flies

At one time, lures and flies were carefully fashioned to imitate as closely as possible the prey of the target fish. Today, many lures and flies are unrecognisable as prey, some even come in...


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Rods and Reels

Rods and Reels

The perfect fishing outfit will be chosen for a certain style of fishing while retaining some versatility. The rod will be neither too heavy nor light for the line and vice versa, and the...


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Freshwater Fishing

Freshwater Fishing

To many, fly fishing is the pinnacle of fishing, the consummate battle between a skilled and patient angler and a noble opponent. But fly fishing is just one of the wide variety of freshwater...


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Rock and Beach Fishing

Rock and Beach Fishing

The ocean shorelines afford land-based anglers great opportunities. Rocky ledges and headlands all along the coast interspersed with long stretches of beach, often away from population centres, provide a fishing paradise for anglers. Rock...


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