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    Quote Originally Posted by JulzD View Post
    Cool thanks Warren. Probably going to go wet a line on Sunday afternoon on the pushing tide somewhere on the north coast not sure where yet but either Boulders or Salmon bay depending on the swell or else I will just go down to the harbour and see if there is anything happening there.

    Tight lines
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    Hahaha. My fishing partner decided to can the Sunday outing after a few too many beers at the rugby so I decided to head down to Casino Beach for a quick hour. Fished roughly low tide and picked up 3 wave garrick. The beach was quite busy so I had to keep an eye on the back cast, especially with the kids running around, but was well worth it.

    How'd you go? Any luck?
    - Warren Prior

    "Never a dull moment!"

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    I went down to the harbour Sunday afternoon as I only got back from Richards Bay Sunday morning (was up there for a wedding). The west was cranking though so could hardly get a cast out. Moved to the end of rocky pier by the rowing club and was casting towards the yachts but no luck. Didnt fish too hard as it was very unpleasant but at least I got out on the water. I saw quite a few guys fishing off ski's on the sandbank in the middle of the harbour. Think I will take my ski down next time and paddle across or drift along the drop off hopefully that will be more productive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JulzD View Post
    I went down to the harbour Sunday afternoon as I only got back from Richards Bay Sunday morning (was up there for a wedding). The west was cranking though so could hardly get a cast out. Moved to the end of rocky pier by the rowing club and was casting towards the yachts but no luck. Didnt fish too hard as it was very unpleasant but at least I got out on the water. I saw quite a few guys fishing off ski's on the sandbank in the middle of the harbour. Think I will take my ski down next time and paddle across or drift along the drop off hopefully that will be more productive.
    Pity I didn't pull in. Was a choice between the beach or the bay. I went for the beach.

    Although the wind was pumping I waded out and cast across the beach. The nice thing about wavies is that you can catch them casting back towards the beach. Hahaha

    Better luck next time.
    - Warren Prior

    "Never a dull moment!"

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    Yup was also considering the beach but had a couple mates with me who don't fish much and were spinning so thought with the wind it would be easier in the bay. Problem is that the the direction is head on and slightly from the right so your fly is pretty much hitting you in the face most of the time unless you back casting which is next to impossible in that wind. Have you fished much at the Umgeni river mouth at Blue Lagoon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JulzD View Post
    Yup was also considering the beach but had a couple mates with me who don't fish much and were spinning so thought with the wind it would be easier in the bay. Problem is that the the direction is head on and slightly from the right so your fly is pretty much hitting you in the face most of the time unless you back casting which is next to impossible in that wind. Have you fished much at the Umgeni river mouth at Blue Lagoon?
    Amazingly I haven't. I have heard good things about it in the past though. Parking at Blue Lagoon is not ideal, but there are other options.
    - Warren Prior

    "Never a dull moment!"

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    Reading this with great interest.

    Will try the beach this weekend at a minimum.


    -Ron.

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    Just to confirm, the next DFT meeting is on the 8th April since the 1st is a public holiday.

    The fly will more than likely be a squid pattern which we've found to be successful in the bay.

    Hope to see some of you there.
    - Warren Prior

    "Never a dull moment!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by WazzyP View Post
    Just to confirm, the next DFT meeting is on the 8th April since the 1st is a public holiday.

    The fly will more than likely be a squid pattern which we've found to be successful in the bay.

    Hope to see some of you there.
    Hi Warren,

    How does the evening work. Does everyone bring their own vice and take part in the tying or is it just a presentation.
    Looking forward to it, will be good to meet some like minded guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JulzD View Post
    Hi Warren,

    How does the evening work. Does everyone bring their own vice and take part in the tying or is it just a presentation.
    Looking forward to it, will be good to meet some like minded guys.
    Bring your own vice, tools, cottons and head cement. All materials are provided for the fly being demoed. Obviously this should be for members only, but if there are a few left over I'm sure we can make a plan.

    The demo tyer then ties the fly which is shown on the big screen. After he's done everyone ties up their own version. The tyer then judges the best senior and junior and that person gets a certificate for a little fun.

    The winning flies are kept and given to the tyer of the year. If your fly didn't win you get it back.

    Membership is just over R100 per year so it's well worth it.

    Yell if you have any other questions.
    - Warren Prior

    "Never a dull moment!"

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