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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ON SALE from 26 March 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.

In this issue we focus on catching autumn bass.

On the cover:
“Tobie Uys with a Harties bass”
Image: Hannes Lindeque


16th Birthday Anniversary issue

ON SALE from 26 March 2017

Available at tackle shops, Spar, Pick ‘n Pay, C.N.A., Exclusive Books and Builders Warehouse

It is our 16th Birthday Anniversary issue and since 2001 SA BASS has been the leading bass magazine for everyone who loves bass fishing. In this issue we focus on catching autumn bass.

Video Game Bass Fishing:
If any of you follow the B.A.S.S. Elite Series in the USA, you may have heard of “Video Game Bass Fishing”. This is how it is done. – Rowan Timmer

Boat Review - ViperS:
Gerry Jooste, a famous and well known competitive bass angler from Zimbabwe, is also known for manufacturing some of the best bass boats on the African continent – Hannes Lindeque

Fall Fishing:
In most parts of the country the water levels has risen substantially after a long drought and are now fishable again. It is now time to take advantage of the fall fishing. – Bennie Wiese

‘n Dag Saam Met… Frans Swanepoel:
Om net ‘n bietjie tyd by ‘n besigheidsman en formidabele hengelaar soos Frans Swanepoel te steel, is nie aldag so maklik nie. – Philip Kemp

Bass Fishing Basics, Start-up Tackle – Part 3 by Roger Donaldson
Move With Time by Johan Badenhorst
Pre-fishing Success – Part 2 by Divan Coetzee
Technology – Fair or No Fair by7 Kevin Lofstedt

A Day on the Lake – Roodekopjes with Johann Zwarts (Jnr)
Interview: Shaking It With Tony Lagesen by Bennie Wiese
As Good As a Holiday by Colin Wilmer
Understanding Pressure by Robbie Olivier

FLW Articles
6th Sense Splashback by Matt Williams
Seasonal Tips & Tricks by Paul Strege
Casting a Jig by Curtis Niedermier

Namibia: Autumn Fishing at Von Bach by Andrew HalL
Namibia: NBAA Hall of Fame
Zimbabwe Bass Fishing by Gareth Rawlins
Malaysia: Yeongsan River Tidal Assault – Bass Fishing in Tidal Waters – Part 1 by FishingBoy

SA BASS Cast-for-Cash tournament report
SABAA Southern Division - Vaal River

Garmin echoMAP CHIRP Series

“African Black Duck” by Joe Dreyer

Thandabantu Game Lodge
Glenrock Game & Trout Readers Competition

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