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Bassing in Winter

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Beat the Heat

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Blue Kurper

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Contouring for Bass Pt.1

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Contouring for Bass Pt.2

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September 2015 – Issue 173

ON SALE from 16 August 2015

 

Available at tackle shops, Spar, Pick ‘n Pay, C.N.A., Exclusive Books and Builders Warehouse

 

It is officially spring and we all look forward to the upcoming spawning season. In our September issue we have all the great “have to know” articles on how to make your next fishing trip most memorable written by well experienced anglers.

We also have two great tournament reports on the recently held Region 5 International Bass Tournament on Lake Chicamba in Mozambique and the President’s Team Tour that took place on the Vaal River.

Surely not be missed!

 

ON THE COVER

“Rowan Timmer with his 6.190kg Chicamba bass”

Image: Rowan Timmer

FEATURES

“Advanced drop-shotting” by David Swendseid

“Spring spinnerbaiting” by Roger Donaldson

“How to fish Theewaterskloof Dam” by Rowan Timmer

“Locating pre-spawn bass quickly” by Bennie Wiese

“Moet baars dan bril dra” deur Philip Kemp

“Fishing floating worms” by Bennie Wiese

“Competition etiquette” by Kevin Lofstedt

“Know your adversary” by Hendrik

“Do’s & Don’ts by die Cast-for-Cash” deur Hannes Lindeque

“It’s all about location” by Reed Eastman

“Rod Bender – Training day – face to face”

“Questions unanswered” by The Bass Addict

TOURNAMENT REPORTS

“Region 5 International Bass Tournament” by Rowan Timmer

“Zimbabwe President’s Team Tour” by Gareth Rawlins

ADVERTORIAL

“Emhlangeni archery and fishing...”

“Garmin introduces high-performance GPSMAP multifunction series”

FINANSIES - “Grootste gevaar vir pensioenarisse” deur Gerrit du Toit

VENUE

“Loskop Dam” by Dewald Viljoen

“Thunzi Bush Lodge”

BIRDING– “African Finfoot” by Joe Dreyer

We also have our regular departments: tournament and industry news, fishing abroad, new products available and pictures from our readers. Last but not least we have our regular reader’s competitions and monthly give-aways.