12 Tips for Better Tackle Care

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5 Surefire Dirty Water Strategies

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what will make the difference on how...

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Adapt your Seasonal Patterns

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Bassing in Winter

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Beat the Heat

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Blue Kurper

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Bluegill Sunfish

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Canary Kurper

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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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November 2015 – Issue 175

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

 

 

ON SALE from 12 October 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 this month’s issue we focus on tournament fishing with editor, Bennie Wise who interviewed Adrian Luff, the 2015 South African National Champion and Wrangler Angler of the year. Read how Adrian approached and experienced the national championships held at Tzaneen dam.

We also follow Lionel Botha’s journey to the FLW Tour in the USA. Lionel is a well known South African Protea angler who now lives his passion; that is fishing against some of the best anglers in the USA.

Veteran angler, Gordon Brown, shares his view on when to “Change your game plan”, especially when fishing a tournament. He discusses the factors that can influence your game plan.

In our new series of articles with Dewald Viljoen on “Kayak bassing” we see what is needed to start kayak bass fishing, a new global trend that has hit South Africa. In this issue Dewald explains how to choose the right kayak to suite your needs.

John Badenhorst explores the evolution of bass anglers. Many started of fishing from the banks, upgrading their water craft and dreams of eventually owning an ultimate customized bass boat.

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

 

ON THE COVER

“A 5.91kg fish of life time”

Image: Luke Kloppers

 

FEATURES

Be aware of the bust by Roger Donaldson
Adrian Luff – 2015 National Champion and Wrangler Angler of the year by Bennie Wiese
Lionel Botha’s journey to the FLW Tour in the USA
Change your game plan by Gordon Brown
Boat or bust evolution of the angler by John Badenhorst

Snuf in in die neus deur Philip Kemp

Bass tackle and stuff by Kevin Lofstedt

How to create a custom chart using your fish finder by Rowan Timmer

Kayak bassin – Part 1 by Dewald Viljoen

Back to basics by Hendrik

The great escape by Rod Bender

Fishing the Albert Falls Bass Classic tournament report by Bennie Wiese

Die pyn in Bass World se bass deur Willem Verster

 

PRODUCT REVIEW

“Garmin echoMap 50dv by Bennie Wiese”

BIRDING– “Black sparrow hawk” by Joe Dreyer

DESTINATION

Driekoppen Game Farm

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.