October 2015 – Issue 174

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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... 



“Angelique Loots with her 4.3kg PB”

Image: Jacques Loots



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



“Garmin introduces high-performance GPSMAP multifunction series”



“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.