2019 02 Feb

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SA BASS has been the leading bass magazine since 2001 for everyone who loves bass fishing.

In this issue we focus on catching summer bass.


“Topwater action”

Top water bassing is without any doubt the most exciting facet of bass fishing, and after a few massive blow ups and no hook ups, it is also the most aggravating facet! – Dewald Viljoen

“Crankbaits in the heat of summer”

We’re heading into February and in many parts of South Africa we will be experiencing the most sweltering temperatures. – Roger Donaldson

“5 Basic paddling points to maximize efficiency”

A Jackson Kayak Pro-Staffer explains How To Improve Your Stroke – Bridgett Howard

“Follow Michael Matthee on Tour”

One of our very first FLW South Africa champions, Michael Matthee, is living his dream – Hannes Lindeque

“Summer bass tactics”

Bassin’ during summer can be tough especially with the hot weather upon us. – Hendrik

“A small craft angler’s road to Lake Guntersville – Part 3”

It started to slowly hit home: This was really happening. I did it! – Vicus Horn

“Late summer bass fishing”

During the heat of summer don’t make the mistake of packing up and heading home after the morning bite slows down. – Mark Bilbrey


Bass fishing as a sport or hobby is not something that most folks are born into. It’s not just a hobby or a way to pass the time – John Badenhorst

“Dam threatening vegetation”

It is no secret in South Africa and the world alike that today fresh water is becoming rapidly a scarce commodity. – Jay Röhm-Williams

“Farm dam strategies – Part 1”

I am sure there are many avid bass fishing readers who recently started their journey into the sport of bass fishing and who have access to a

farm dam close to them where they can get a few hours of fishing in on a casual weekend. – Roger Donaldson

“Wanneer is ‘n kopskuif belangrik”

Dit is snikheet warm en die kwik vat-vat so aan die mid-dertigs – Philip Kemp

“Licence to kill”

Over the last couple of months, the destruction of our target species has once again reared its ugly head. – John Badenhorst

“Making the cast”

From first glance it looks like an impossible cast to achieve… – Jay Röhm-Williams

“Holiday madness”

Bronkhorstspruit Dam, a little gem situated roughly 45km east of Pretoria and Johannesburg. – Valerie Jacobs

“Current makes a difference”

We’re on the main subject of scouting the waters – Bass Spy

“Who teaches who?”

I had the privilege of taking both my kids and one of their friends to Lake Mteri a few days ago – Clint Skinner

2019 World Fishing Games


Garmin’s new single-array transducer


My Cast


International Angling News

Bivane Dam Resort

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