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African Adventures
The free magazine for the adventurer.

African Fisherman
African Fisherman is the sister magazine to African Hunter and we will be publishing selected articles which we are sure will be of great interest to our website guests who combine hunting with fishing..

Angelers Talk Magazine
Angler’s Talk magazine is SA’s first FREE multi-faceted angling glossy magazine!

Bassafrica offers the avid bass fishing enthusiast a comprehensive and colourful look into the world of bass angling on the African continent. The Book and DVDs offers vibrant photography, detailed sketches and unparalleled information on tactics and techniques for catching bass in the dams and rivers throughout Africa.

Go Fish Magazine
This mag is awesome!!!! It's been a long time since I read a fishing mag that I want to go fishing....... NOW. ...

As South Africa’s favourite saltwater fishing magazine our mission is to educate enthusiastic saltwater anglers about the coastal regions surrounding our continent, introduce cutting edge fishing equipment, tactics and techniques, and feature notable ocean going crafts for the saltwater fanatic.

Leisure Boating
Leisure Boating magazine is for anybody who just can't get enough of being on the water!

Every edition is packed with reviews of all types of power boats, from small runabouts to multi-million Rand luxury cruisers; from jetski's to sexy wakeboard boats and racy ski boats. You'll also read about awesome destinations to visit with your craft.

Through the magazine you can get to grips with the technical side of things because knowing how to look after your boat is half the fun of being on the water.

So if you want to know about the latest boating accessories, news, events, wakeboarding tricks and expos, give yourself a head start with Leisure Boating, South Africa's leading power boat magazine!

Rising Tide
Rising Tide Magazine aims to cater for these needs by sourcing highly informative articles from experts in the rock and surf fraternity. By opting to publish the magazine quarterly, we have enough time to make sure that we don’t bore you with useless nitty gritties. Each article, and even each advert, will serve to transform you into a more informed and successful rock and surf angler.

rock, surf & deep - always fishing
Rock Surf and Deep is one of the top angling magazine's in South Africa at the moment. Finally the angling fraternity has got a magazine that is done and run by fisherman.

Sa Baars - Bass
SA BASS is a monthly, high quality, full colour magazine catering exclusively for the Bass angling community in South Africa. It is designed as a specialist bass fishing publication catering for a well-defined niche market. It first issue was published in April, 2001. It currently has a print order of 11 500 copies and is distributed country-wide by Republican News Agency to outlets such as tackle stores, C.N.A, Exclusive Books and Spar, and also to accredited outlets in Namibia, Swaziland and Botswana.

Safari and Film Africa
Specialists in fly fishing film production SFA also produce personalized safari videos documenting their clients travels and experiences. With years of experience in the field the SFA videographers and Editors are able to capture the true essence of the outdoors and the beautiful world of Fishing. Established in 2001 Safari and Film Africa are now fast becoming the new leaders in the commercial fishing film industry in South Africa.

Stywe Lyne - Tight Lines
Since Stywe Lyne Tight Lines cast off its first issue back in the 60's, the magazine has reigned as the champion for showcasing South African angling activities and fishing adventures. As the most popular fishing and angling publication in South Africa, we share the fishing tales, fishing spots, tricks, tackle tips and triumphs of fellow anglers and fishermen locally and beyond borders. Fly fishing, big carp hunting, bank angling, deep sea adventures or kayak casting - Stywe Lyne Tight Lines takes you there.

The Bank Angler - Die Oewerhengelaar
If ever there was an "adventure in publishing', then the first decade of The Bank Angler/Die Oewerhengelaar is just that. From the dream of one man has emerged a powerful voice representing the freshwater bank anglers of South Africa, providing both recreational and competitive anglers with technical expertise and angling entertainment of the highest order – and most importantly in the process giving freshwater bank angling the status and respect it deserves.

The Complete Fly Fisherman
The Complete Fly Fisherman (TCFF) is the only monthly magazine in South Africa dedicated exclusively to fly fishing, and sells more issues annually than any other fly fishing publication in Africa. Published independently, it is a glossy, full colour, perfect-bound magazine which is sold by subscription, direct through fly fishing outlets, and across South Africa through the newsagent system.

Universal Watersports - Online Magazine
A free online magazine for all scuba, fishing, kayaking and watersports enthusiasts.

Visvang Plekke
Visvang Plekke is 'n hengel netwerk vir die Suid Afrikaanse hengelaar en is eiedom van Carlo Herholdt, met die doel om hengelaars reg oor Suid Afrika met mekaar te verbind.

Wade - The Travel and Fishing Magazine
We’ve come to the conclusion that South Africa has some of the finest fishermen, fishing writers and photographers alive and we feel they need some credit for their craftsmanship (besides, local is “lekker”). In 2011, after guiding in several African destinations and traveling abroad, Leonard Flemming (South African fly fisherman, photographer and founder of WADE magazine) decided to take on the task to promote local fishing legends and African fishing waters virtually on a quarterly basis.


Catch And Release Fishing Techniques

Catch and release fishing is a great way to experience the thrill of fishing without depleting fish stock. Catch and release ensures that fish populations remain healthy, and allow many anglers to experience the joy of reeling in that big one. This article explains what specific techniques are used to catch and release fish in such a way that the fish has the greatest chance for survival after being released.

1. Plan on fishing more often and only catch what you are planning to eat. Fresh fish is much better than frozen.
2. Use barb less hooks or crush the barbs down on a regular hook. This technique will cause as little damage to the fish as possible.
3. Use an artificial lure instead of live bait to lessen the possibility of the hook going down in the throat of the fish. This makes it easier to unhook the catch.
4. Bring the fish in quickly. Use heavy line and reel quickly so the fish does not expend too much energy fighting and has enough energy to recover after the release.

Tips: Largemouth bass are extremely hardy and are a good type of fish to catch and release. Make sure you wet your hands when handling the fish.
Warnings: Try not to lay the fish on the boat floor or dock. Any injury to the scales will be a death sentence to the fish.

Article by:Fishing Works

Deciding What Time To Go Fishing

Whether you are an amateur angler or a professional deep sea fisherman, knowing what time to fish is a critical skill of successful fishing. Following are some useful tips that will help you figure out what is the best time of day to test your luck and see if the fish are biting.

1. Evaluate the amount of sunlight. On hot sunny days, fish move to cooler, deeper waters to stay comfortable. Cloudy days improve fishing since the clouds diffuse sunlight.
2. Study daily warming trends. Morning sun hublot replica uk the shallows, creating more comfortable water temperatures for fish to feed. Late morning is best when the sun has had more of a chance to warm the shallows.
3. Learn at which depth fish are found. Fishing is more near the surface only in early morning and late afternoon when cooler temperatures and lower light levels allow fish to cruise the shallows for meals.
4. Monitor storm and weather patterns. Warm fronts cause surface water temperatures to increase and often put fish into a feeding mode on or near the warm surface. Fishing slows during and after a storm or cold front.
5. Check daily tide information in the newspaper or local fishing shop when saltwater fishing. The best fishing is almost always on a rising or falling tide since they cause bait to move and provoke active rolex replica among coastal fish.

Tips: Fishing during a light summer or spring rain is often successful. The shower helps hide anglers from the fish since the rain breaks up the view that the fish has through the water surface. Rain also washes insects and bait into the water, creating a feeding binge for fish.

Warnings: Leave the water immediately if there is lightning or any possibility of lightning.
Heavy rains and high water levels can rolex replica uk rapids, waves and dangerous fishing conditions.

Article by: Fishing Works

Baiting Your Hook And Rigging Live Bait

Whether you are an amateur angler or a professional deep sea fisherman, the type of bait you use can mean the difference between fishing success and failure. Live bait often works when nothing else will. Following are some useful tips that will help you.

1. Choose the strongest, liveliest bait available. Larger baits are often the strongest, and the liveliest ones will be difficult to catch.
2. Use the smallest, lightest hook available and the least amount of weight possible.
3. Hook big, fast bait, like sardines and mackerel, through the nose when surface-baiting. It will help slow them down and make them easier for predators to catch.
4. Add weight to your rig to get live bait into deeper water. Hook bait through the collar or anal vent to get them to swim deeper.
5. Keep fresh, live bait in the water at all times. This might mean changing bait every 5 minutes.

Tips: Treat bait with care to get the most out of its performance.

Article by: Fishing Works

Choosing Wet Flies Or Dry Flies For Fly Fishing

Learning when to use wet flies and when to use dry flies is a basic skill in fly fishing. A wet fly is used to imitate the underwater life stages of insects, while dry flies imitate the adult, above water stages of insect life. Understanding which type of fly to use is integral to successful fly fishing. These tips will help you decide what sorts of flies to use for fishing. Choosing the Right Fly
1. Know what insects are hatching at the time of year and time of day that you are fishing.
2. Sit down along the bank for a moment and observe the surface of the water to determine if the fish are feeding on the surface or underwater. Having basic knowledge of entomology, the study of insects, will help.
3. Select a wet fly if you don't see any fish feeding at the surface. Most likely they are feeding on nymphs underwater. In the first stage of life, the insects stay in the gravel or vegetation along the river or lakes bottom. Some insects are active swimmers, while others just drift with the current.
4. Choose a dry fly if you observe activity on the surface or lots of insects flying in the air.
5. Try fishing with wet and dry flies simultaneously when fish are feeding on both the surface and sub-surface.

Using a Wet Fly
1. Look through your fly box and choose a wet fly, usually dark in color, sparse and simple, which resembles the nymph stage.
2. Add additional weight on the leader to help sink the fly to the bottom of the river or lake where the nymphs most likely are living.
3. Cast the fly with a slow retrieve to make the fly swim, or it can be fished by drifting it as a natural insect would float if caught in the current.
4. Use a strike indicator, which is a small bobber, with this technique to help detect subtle takes of the fly.

Using a Dry Fly
1. Select a dry fly to mimic the adult stage of an insect. The fly should look like a delicate, winged creature that is lightly colored.
2. Apply a small amount of silicone floatant gel to the fly. It will keep the fly floating on the surface and prevent it from becoming waterlogged.
3. Cast upstream and let the current drift the fly downstream. This is called a dead drift, meaning that the fly is floating at the exact same speed as the water, which looks most natural to the fish.

Using a Wet Fly and Dry Fly Simultaneously
1. Tie a dry fly on your leader and then attach 12-18 inches of leader material to the hook bend of the dry fly.
2. Attach a wet fly to the other end of this extra leader and allow the wet fly to sink below the dry fly.
3. Use the dry fly as a strike indicator. If it sinks under like a bobber would, set the hook.

Article by: Fishing Works

E - Books

The Secret Fishing Weapon

This secret fishing 'weapon' was used quietly by a small group of professional fisherman way back in 1947. It has never been available to the public. Now, for the first time ever, it's available to YOU. Why? Because I know the old man who invented it and we hammered out an exclusive deal that's good for a limited time. WARNING: It is currently BANNED in two U.S. states…

I have been given permission to offer the "Evening Secret" to fishermen through this website. Over 100 fishermen have gotten one from me - and they are seeing the same results that I both freshwater AND saltwater!

Tips & Techniques

Freshwater Fishing Tips and Techniques

Freshwater fishing tips and techniques to help you catch more fish, various methods for cooking your catch, angling photos, contests, free fish recipes, and more.





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