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Fishing shirts to give away Posted by: Jim_From_Zim - 02-22-2018, 06:51 PM - Forum: You talking to me? - Replies (1)

Hi Chaps

I'm no longer representing the previous brand/s that I used to. Due to this I have fishing shirts to give away - you know, the light weight air material type. 

I have 4 to give away ('14, '15, '16 and '17 season shirts). They're the XL/L size long sleeve. Will post pics on the weekend

Sadly they have my name on them, but whom ever wants them is welcome to get his name printed onto some material and get his Mrs to sew it on over my name. 

Free, mahala, gratis, no charge. 

Can post at your account if needed. I do travel to Durbs and CT often enough to take them with and drop off if required. 

If no takers, then by next week they're being converted to garage rags and floor cleaners. 

Let me know by posting here or do the PM thigy

Online shops Posted by: Tiaan Forbes - 02-22-2018, 12:12 PM - Forum: Bass Fishing In General - Replies (2)

Hey guys!!

Is there anyone who can tell me who the best online shop is that has a big variety of stock

Thanks in advance

reading the weather paid off Posted by: earlyworm - 02-18-2018, 08:04 PM - Forum: Eastern Cape - Replies (3)

Howdy everyone..
Early worm here again with another report back from the eastern cape home front...

After a dissappointing blank session Friday afternoon I managed to squeeze in a quick 2 hour sesh near our farm that we stay on..
Raining conditions,fading afternoon light with no wind...convinced a buddy to join me to try our luck in this prime time together..unfortunately my Friday luck some how transferred to him with a complete blank out for his efforts while I struck gold...6 decent fish in 2 hours at a pond that's quite finicky to fish even on a good day haha...
Each fish weighed between 300g -500g with the largest been 750g and measuring 36cm..

Im definetly getting better thanks to the advice and tips from the ous on this forum...

Reaction baits for the win...haha 
Tight lines guys

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Anyone in WC have Four Blade SS Prop for me to try? Posted by: Big John - 02-14-2018, 12:57 PM - Forum: Bass Boats - Replies (3)

Hey guys,

Does anyone in the WC have a nice four blade SS prop (17/19pitch) to fit non V6 Yamaha/Mariner/Merc 75/90/115/125? My constant tickering continues and I would like to try one of these props. Running a 21 pitch Stiletto 3 blade at the moment and want to see differences. 

I can do tests during the week to minimise any disruption to you, will come to you, remove prop, test, re-fit prop (i.e. shouldn't put you out too much at all), and will leave you with a nice cold six pack of you choice for your trouble.

Let me know. Cheers

Thunderbird with 140 Suzuki 4 stroke (200 Hrs) Minn Kota Rip tide trolling motor. Posted by: nutt - 02-13-2018, 09:29 AM - Forum: Bass Boats - Replies (2)

Hi Guys

Its with a heavy heart that I sell this boat, but not getting time to use her, also no water to use her on Sad .

Thunderbird 17.5 ft with drive on trailer
Suzuki 140 Four Stroke
90 lt Built in Stainless Steel tank
80 LB Minn Kota Rip Tide trawling motor, with remote and GPS
2 x Dragonfly Depthfinders with Down scan.
Three Deep Cycles but condition of two may have to be replaced.

She is still wrapped in Dragonfly Branding

a give away at R 100,000 onco, 

Kind regards


report back Posted by: earlyworm - 02-11-2018, 04:01 PM - Forum: Eastern Cape - Replies (9)

Howsit everyone....
Hope it was a good weekend for all ..
Was out early this morning on the water, overcast conditions and a chance to use a old small paddle boat for a change..
With alot of enthusiasm I set out rowing to all new places I've never had the chance to reach. ..lots of hits but nothing landed..
After the boat session and no luck,tried walking the banks abit and behold my fortune changed...
Caught 4 beautiful bass with the largest been 500g all in 1 hour...
Still searching for that beast of the deep or shallows hahaha...
Cheers guys..
Tight lines

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FishTec Lowrance Posted by: Fishton - 02-09-2018, 05:31 PM - Forum: Bass Boat Equipment - Replies (3)

Hopefully FishTec needs no introduction here at BFSA, but for those that have just recently joined the group or bass fishing in South Africa, here it is:-

FishTec is a husband / wife (John / Colleen Easton) partnership since 2009 where the main focus was on creating accurate charts for our inland waters of Southern Africa and teaching users how to get the best out of their marine electronics investment.

I have two self published on-line books, Fisherman's Guide to Sonar and Fisherman's Guide to Sonar II focusing on installation and setup and can be bought on-line at

FishTec also had a slot on TV's Supersport 8 under the old ESA then ASFN series, called 'Knowing your Electronics' and ran for 3 years.

Unfortunately we had no way of protecting our charts from being copied in the early days and while the charts were being distributed like wildfire across SA, the revenue from that soon dried out.  This has changed recently as FishTec and Navico entered a partnership and the charts are now fully encrypted and protected.

The up side to the charts was that Lowrance was very quickly becoming the number one brand amongst SA bass fishermen due largely to these FishTec charts that could only be used on a Lowrance chart plotter.  The obvious choice however was to become a Lowrance on-line dealer.

One of the biggest problems in South Africa when it came to marine electronics, was the price of the units compared to the likes of Bass Pro Shops, Cabelas etc. in the USA.  That is when the battle began to reduce these prices that were sometimes more than three times the price locally.  The problem with local prices is not just about the SA Distributor demanding high prices from the dealers, but dealers demanding a high return on each unit sold, and this is the number one cause for high local prices.

In 2017 we had one of our biggest victories following a very important face to face meeting with the local distributor, the overseas supplier and myself.  This resulted in a major price drop across the board and in particular, the amazing EliteTi 9 and 12 inch units that were just released, could now be bought right here in SA for less than importing yourself!

In 2018, FishTec started focusing on the more entry and mid range units, and as many of you are aware, we are offering the best prices ever seen on the new Hook2 range.  

The EliteTi and Carbon units are also reduced price wise due to the stronger Rand and our 20% discount on top of that.

FishTec delivers nationwide within 1-3 working days and offers a three year warranty on all units.

For sales / delivery advice please contact Colleen, or for technical assistance myself.

John Easton

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Freshman Posted by: BeardedBassBuster84 - 02-05-2018, 07:48 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (3)

Hey guy. 

I've been bank fishing for just over a year and have just acquired a boat. Being from WC, the pickings have become quite slim. Looking for Cape Town based anglers who are jeen to meet up a few times a month for some fishing 


New to forum Posted by: Black Sheep - 02-05-2018, 10:58 AM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (5)

Hey Guys

i am from JHB edenvale area.
New to the forum, not so new to fishing been fly fishing for many years
but over the December holidays i discovered bass fishing and now cant get enough.

I am also super keen to try get into competitive bass fishing.
So really hoping to learn from all the more experienced guys on here.


Hazelmere Posted by: Josvanheerden - 02-05-2018, 09:22 AM - Forum: Report Backs - Replies (10)

My heavy and I got a pass to go fishing this weekend with the only condition that we take the kids with.

We picked the kiddos up from school and after a quick stop for fuel we were on our way to Hazelmere Dam.


When we got to the dam at about 14h30 the thermometer in the car read 40 degrees and setting up camp was a bit of a task.

Unfortunately the weatherman was spot on with his predictions and at about 16h00 a massive storm pulled through which made for an interesting evening with 3 kids Smile



Fortunately they were pooped and passed out rather early which gave the adults some time to sit around the fire and contemplate life.


Saturday dawned and the weather was perfect for fishing.  Overcast with a slight drizzle every now and again.


I hadn't been to Hazelmere since it filled up after the dam wall was lifted and it is a totally new dam with awesome structure.  Truly any bass fisherman's dream.  Lilypads galore, flooded timber, riprap, roads, flooded ablusion blocks - no name it.

The fishing was exactly what was needed with 3 kids on board - dinks aplenty and a couple decent fish thrown in the mix.

Not sure why the images aren't showing?

Some of the fish



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