February 2013 - Issue 142

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“Multiple Casts”

Image: Andrew Court



HONDA’s tip of the month



Thatcher’s Rest Self Catering Cottage & Country Guest House



The Grant Hewitt Chronicles

Unfortunately, mishaps, equipment failure and plain old bad luck frequent our fishing experiences more often than we would like. - Grant Hewitt


SA BASS TACTICS – “Clanwilliam – a dam for all seasons”

Clanwilliam Dam is a very special place, undoubtedly the pride and joy of all Western Cape Bass Anglers - Rowan Timmer


SA BASS TACTICS – Finding Cover that holds bass”

Everywhere we looked there were trees and bass love trees, so our strategy was simple, fish every tree and catch big bass. – Rudi Dreyer


LURE DESIGN 101 - “A lure is a lure, even when it’s a jig!” - Part 4

This month we discuss one off the most effective and least understood lures around when he talks about jigs! - Dewald Viljoen 


SA BASS TACTICS“Finesse fishing”

If there is truly a misunderstood bass tactic then finesse fishing is it. It is one of the older bass fishing techniques and is still one of the better techniques around. - Jamie Rout


SA BASS STRATEGY - “Fishing lay-downs”

Lay-down trees are fantastic fish magnets. One of my favourite structures to fish bass must certainly be shallow heavy cover and fallen trees. – Factor-X


SA BASS ACADEMY “Tournament Fishing - Part 2”

Gordon Brown shares his experience as a veteran tournament angler with those who would like to become tournament bass anglers themselves.


SA BASS ELECTRONICS - “Settings and Setup”- Part 3

Muhammed Patel continues with his series of articles on fish finder.


SA BASS ACADEMY – “Topwater action”

A topwater bite is “heart stopping”. The sudden explosion of a bass busting a topwater lure is an adrenaline rush you will see and hear – Bennie Wiese


SA BASS FINANSIES – “Uitstel kos geld”

Gaan u ten spyte van ‘n liggaam wat roep om kalmte en rustigheid moontlik eendag geforseer word om aan en aan te hou bly werk, óf gaan u omdat u kan en wil, uself besig hou met iets wat vir u meer aangenaam en ontspannend is? - Gerrit du Toit


SA BASS TACTICS – “Wading for shallow bass” 

During the cold winter, it is difficult to venture down to your favourite bass haunt – Paul Cochrane



How many anglers look at the jig and the exposed hook design sends snag chills up their spine? – Chris Greenland


SA BASS HENGEL – “Viskoors”

Ons het reeds die vorige aand alles deurgegaan, of so dink ons, en nou wag daar ‘n heerlike dag van baarshengel op ons. - Philip Kemp



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