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Chronicles of a Blue Water Hunter

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Jun 13, 2003
Spearfish Cape Town, South Africa


Bad viz. meant line fishing this week-end. Flat sea, almost no wind. Great conditions for line fishing. Was on anchor when suddendly the water erupts into a froth of white foam!!! Must be yellowtail (kingie)!!!! Up anchor and speed to them full throttle. Unfortunately it wasn't 'tail (kingies), but something much better...........a school of dolphins!!!! Absolutely stunning!!!! They spent about a half an hour playing with us, then departed.

Ps. this is about 1km from Seal Island, where the documentary "AIR JAWS" was made.


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Are those the Twelve Apostles in the background or am I thinking about a different part of SF?
Cape Point, Cape Town, South Africa


I finally managed to outwit the weatherman. Predicted 5m swells and 55km/h winds. Warning that rough seas are to be expected!!!

Yeah right!!!

Picture of my favourite galgoen (type of bream) spot.


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Shot at Bellows on the same day.


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Nice pics Miles, my home spot !!! Was this today ??( Sunday)
PS, what is the deal with the new marine regs, came into play on Friday, where can we spear / ca'nt we spear ??
Some reports say NO FISHING from Moullie point to Muizenberg, ie, the entire peninsula, some seem to say there are area's allowed ??


you guys are my hero's for spearing in those waters. too much time in the med and red sea has made me soft. now i even jump when i see a leopard shark.
Hiya Bluecape

Pictures were taken whilst having lunch on the boat at Platbank (next to Rooikrans). Was dead tired after working all night then going spearing. Back at work now, so i'm going 36hours with no sleep. But hell it is worth it!!!!:D :D

Yip, those tail were shot at bellows today (sunday 06 June 2004). Literrally hundreds of fish out there. We were 3 spearos and shot our alloted 30 fish. Hence the early lunch at the krantz!!!! My mates caught 3 ton, yes 3 TON of 'tail today AND yesterday. (they're commercial handline fisherman!!!) Makes one wonder.....

Anyways, i asked a sea fisheries officer what the new restrictions were and he wasn't even aware that they're in effect. I mentioned that it was gazzetted as per the Argus newspaper, but alas, he was now even more confused than me!!!!! Go figure!!

I've also heard of the whole area being made a reserve, with fishing allowed for snoek by the commercial fisherman, and recreational fishing being allowed in certain zone. Note: no mention is made of spearfishing. Lets hope that its not like the Glencairn Reserve, where line fishing is allowed, but NO SPEARING!!!!

Would also love to know how far out the marine reserve will stretch. Specifically looking at the Bellows/Anvil area. From my understanding a list of GPS co-ordinates will be made available showing which area's are strictly forbidden.

I'm all for more reserves, but only if it encompasses all users of the resource.

Will follow it up tommorow by calling Pat Stacy at KalkBay Harbour. He looks after that whole area from Muizenberg to the Point. He should be able to point me in the right direction. Will keep you informed.

No surprise that region holds lot os fish with that geographical appearance.
Good shooting Miles! Looks like them Rabitechs did some damage:D What type of reel do you have on that Apex? Is it the Rabitech reel? I'm thinking about putting one on my 120.

Hiya Rolando

Thanx!!! Reel is the Omer Pelagic 100. Works great. Fits with-out any modifications to my Rabitech.

I've also got a Rabitech Pelagic reel. Also very nice. Very solidly built and also slides onto the barrel with-out interfering with the rail. It is kept in place by two screws which go into the barrel. The nice thing about it is that the reel is easily removed when not needed. No tools necessary.

Both reels are very good, its just that the Omer looks just so wicked!!!!!!

Anybody up for a dive?? South African style!!!


Anybody up for a dive???

This was taken in Simons Town Harbour. I mean, you haven't even launched your boat yet and then get this surprise!!!
Beautiful!!!!:D :D


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