August 2021

August 2021

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ON THE COVER:
“Ishaan Parbhoo”
Image: Kamlesh Parbhoo

FEATURES
It is time for pre-spawn
I have a very particular line-up of baits when it comes to prospecting these pre-spawn areas. Your job is to find these key areas, use the right baits, and understand why the fish are there and where they are going. The rest is easy!

Bass reel athletics
There are so many factors to take into consideration when buying a reel that we need to qualify ourselves first.


Those cold winter nights
If the bats are hunting, there must be insects about. If the insects are out, small fish might also be hunting. Why would a bass not join in for a meal?


Lipless crankbaits
The most critical aspect of fishing lipless crankbaits just might be your mental attitude.

Make the best of it
On my recent trip to Gauteng, we arranged to do some fishing on Saturday, to have some quality time with my twin boys, whom I haven’t seen for six months, and to just enjoy the day away from all the sadness and heartache of the past week.


Rigging up tight family lines

With eased lockdown restrictions it seemed to be the perfect opportunity to introduce my wife and two children to a sport that I have been enjoying for the past ten years since I joined the Cast-for-Cash bass angling tournaments.


Weathering through those bass angling equations
Deciphering what secrets the waters keep as to the where bass reside and how they are behaving goes hand in hand with knowing the basic, associated weather patterns.


Ode to a fallen angler: Frans Swanepoel
How does one say goodbye? How does one pay tribute to someone that gave so much of himself for the betterment of the sport we love so much?

Theewaterskloof Dam
In the past a favourite venue for local, national and international events, it became a venue disliked by many when on the circuit of local competitions for its often difficult and unpredictable fishing.

Playing it smart - The rules of bass engagement
It might be safe to say that how you fight and land your fish sometimes comes to mind a little too late when any spontaneous action explodes.

Low water levels
One would like to think that with less water and the fish being more concentrated, they would be easier to catch – not so. The reason I believe is that they are in survival mode.


INDUSTRY NEWS
. Industry News Mercury VesselView
. Industry news: Garmin Hank Cherry


TOURNAMENT NEWS

. MLF/FLW news: High School Fishing World Finals
. The Bass Challenge Championship 2021
. Cast-for-Cash tournament report

COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
. My Gooi
. Readers-go-Bassing
. Water levels in South Africa
. Op my houtbordjie
. Basics for beginners
. Gear Up

DESTINATION
. Fish Eagle Bass Lodge