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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2017_02_Feb

ON SALE from 28 January 2017

SABASS Magazine is available at tackle shops, Spar, Pick ‘n Pay, C.N.A., Exclusive Books and Builders Warehouse

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


ON THE COVER
“Malaysian Lunker”
Image: The Fishing Boy

READERS COMPETITION
>> Bull Dawg Pro Series Rods
>> Space CAGE
>> Back Issues Competition

FEATURES

“Go Football or Go Home
Fishing football jigs have always been underrated among new anglers; perhaps because there are so many variables of little modifications, colours, weights and more to consider – Neels Beneke

“Targeting Intimate Waters”
Intimate waters can offer excellent rewards if approached in the correct manner – Divan Coetzee

“Boat Maintenance”
A bass boat is tool just like any other fishing equipment that allows us to catch fish… - Tyron Mortimer
 
“Start-up Tackle – Part 1”
Rod, reel, line and lure selection will be the start-up angler’s most daunting task and an important time too, as it could mean wasting your hard earned salary on unnecessary gear. – Roger Donaldson 

“Lessons Learned”
Each time I fish against opposition and get my bum burned, I look to ask myself “What the hell just happened?” – Kevin Lofstedt

“Tough Enough?”
For nearly 15 years most of my bass fishing occurred almost exclusively from a boat… - Dewald Viljoen

“How Long Is Enough?”
So many fish, so little time is what we are all tjinking when we are on the water. – Colin Willmer

“Start-up Tackle – Part 1”
Rod, reel, line and lure selection will be the start-up angler’s most daunting task and an important time too, as it could mean wasting your hard earned salary on unnecessary gear. – Roger Donaldson


“Live-well Tips”
Joao Mendes has been fishing for many years in all types of bass tournaments across the country and is known to catch big fish. – Bennie Wiese

“Why Do We Fish?”
Whether you are new to the sport of bass fishing, or fishing in general, or you are a seasonal angler, one question always linger and the answers to this are quite vaired. Why do we fish? – Mzi Tyhokolo

“Grublicious”
If I had to pick one small lure to catch fish, it would most certainly be a grub. - Hendrik

“Time For An Upgrade”
As with all aspects of our chosen sport, there are different stages of development in our happy days on the water. – John Badenhorst

“This Is Africa”
South Africa is a country diverse in its heritage and culture. A land of stunning sunsets and even more breathtaking sunrises. – The Bass Addict

“10 Things You Need”
How frustrating is it to start a day’s fishing with a bunch of hassles? - Hendrik

FLW BASS FISHING MAGAZINE
>> Seasonal Tips and Tricks – Paul Strege
>> Understanding The Spawn – TJ Maglio


TOURNAMENT NEWS
>> Southern Division Juniors 2016 Prize Giving


PRODUCT NEWS
>> Don’t Hook Them – Trap Them
>> Deeper Smart Pro
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BIRDING
>> “White-fronted Ploverby Joe Dreyer


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