12 Tips for Better Tackle Care

One of the biggest problems facing bass anglers is equipment let downs and failures. We tend to get so caught up in the day-to-day...

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5 Surefire Dirty Water Strategies

Some times we are faced with conditions that we do not like, conditions we cannot call, but

what will make the difference on how...

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Adapt your Seasonal Patterns

As you probably know seasonal patterns are the basic combinations of water depths, locations and feeding...

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Bassing in Winter

We cannot of course write anything about this winter (yet), but by the looks of things it’ll be much the same as the winter of last year...

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Beat the Heat

Often we think that Summer Bass are as difficult to catch as winter fish and at times this can be the case but not because Bass don’t...

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Blue Kurper

The Mozambique Tilapia, commonly referred to as the Blue Kurper or just the “Blue”, is one of South Africa's most common inland...

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Bluegill Sunfish

The Bluegill Sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus) is a freshwater fish specie sometimes referred to by Americans as “bream”. It is a member of...

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Canary Kurper

The Canary Kurper, commonly referred to as the “Kerriebek” among artlure anglers, is a species that bass will eat not only because of...

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Contouring for Bass Pt.1

First of all I would like to make it very clear that you do not have to have a R500 000 boat with R100 000 worth of electronics to...

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Contouring for Bass Pt.2

There will come a time when you are going to want more detail and accuracy from your maps. Unlike the Great Lakes of the United States...

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October 2015 – Issue 174

Now available in digital format - just click on the image.

 

 

ON SALE from 13 September 2015

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

 

 

SA BASS is the leading bass magazine since 2001 for everyone who loves bass fishing. In our October issue we focus on catching big bass.

Grant Hewitt, assistant editor, shares a few very interesting points on why not to learn from him in mistakes he had made on the water that cost him tournament winnings and losing big fish. While master bass class angler Roger Donaldson divulge some hidden secrets of the sport of bass fishing and penned some of his personal experiences in chasing trophy size bass across the country.

A very popular new fishing venue is De Hoop Dam, a jewel in the bassin crown in Mpumalanga. Author John Badenhorst went to explore and report on the venue, taking some great pictures.

Fortunately the big one doesn’t always get away and Gareth Rawlins, Vice President of the Zimbabwean National Bass Federation and Chairman of the Harare Bass Chapter, gives ten tips for catching a ten pounder. An article not to be missed...

To learn more about the art of bass fishing, read SA BASS... 

 

ON THE COVER

“Angelique Loots with her 4.3kg PB”

Image: Jacques Loots

 

FEATURES

The Grant Hewitt Chronicles – Why not learn from me...

Pro Angler Tips – Selecting your tournament tackle

Using electronics during the spawn

Mysteries of the flat banks

Waar is die grotes?

De Hoop Dam – a review

Ten tips for a ten pounder

Cranks + pre-spawn = Bass

Everyday fishing errors

Fun bass facts

Fishing ultra light

Identify bass hotspots

The Bass Addict comments

Live-well basics

 

ADVERTORIAL

“Garmin introduces high-performance GPSMAP multifunction series”

 

VENUE

“Tzaneen Dam” by Dewald Viljoen

 

BIRDING– “African Pied Wagtail” 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.