Recently I have been targeting different species. While walking in rock pools I have noticed a stone fish. These are the same pools that my kids play in without knowing of the dangers that are in their surroundings.
If we learn the dangers of certain species, we could save a person’s or your own life.
I will start with a stone fish. This fish is generally found around rocky areas and disguises itself as a stone, hence its name. It can also be found on sandy banks so beware waders. The spines on the dorsal pierces into a person causing their toxic contents to be injected into the victim. Wounds are painful and potentially fatal. Treatment would include immersion of affected area into hot water immediately and taking patient to the closest doctor.
Please share factual information on species that you know to be lethal or may cause harm to fishermen.
KZN Fishing proudly brings to you a tag and release day this Saturday 27 August 2016. Tags will be available on the day for those that do not have. The venue will be Durbanview and the briefing will take place in the park lot at 6am sharp. Please log onto www.kznfishing.com for more info.
The South Coast has been throwing a fair bit of fish with regular catches of Garrick and shad have been reported from the Port Edward area, with the gullies around Splash Rock, giving the light tackle angler some fun, with decent catches of karanteen’s and blacktails, with the odd bronze bream been reported.
A few reports have come in from the Orange Rocks area, where the odd Garrick is still showing up, with some decent catches of kob in the evenings. The Port Shepstone area has seen some size shad being landed in between the regular morning and afternoon catches.
Here is a DIY lead lifter. I tested it in the fish pond and it's working -
I used a junk mail plastic card that I received in the post, I was sucking on a lollipop and noticed that the handle is from plastic and it was hollow, that gave me an idea to try and make the lead lifter.
2 small tie straps to tie down the center and here are the end results
(Pen inner tube will also do as guide for the center)
The lead lifter helps to bring the sinker up when reeling in and it's perfect at rocky areas
With a weather wash out at the last our last league event and the time gap to this event, spirits were rather dampening amongst many of our competitors, but to their surprise the weather God’s favoured us on this event and members arrived bright and early for the 9am start of the event.
Many anticipating the possibility of Garrick at this event, opted to get their live bait earlier that morning and transport it to the venue, a trick which proved to be the defining factor for this event. Registrations and the briefing was done by 8:45am and the eager anglers set off in search of their fishing spots.