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In the Spotlight: Pieter Herbst

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In the Spotlight: Pieter Herbst

Pieter Herbst is an enthusiastic angler who is committed to turn his passion into a full-time career. His big dreams and ambitions for this sport have made him a familiar name amongst the South African carp angling community.

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Mono vs. Braid

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Mono vs. Braid

Line selection can be a very daunting task, especially with so many lines available on the market, and each with their unique characteristics. Certain lines may be favourable for long distance fishing such a braid…

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Rigs for different occasions

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Rigs for different occasions

Carp fishing, in general, has three very important aspects in my opinion. Firstly finding the carp, secondly using top quality bait and lastly a well-presented rig.

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6 easy tips to improve your photography

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6 easy tips to improve your photography

We may not all have fancy camera gear available to us, but there are techniques you can apply to transform your photographs from being ordinary to extraordinary. All these simple tricks can be applied using your smartphone or DSLR.

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5 tips to help you find a new venue

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5 tips to help you find a new venue

Going on a mission to find new waters can at first be a daunting prospect. However, if you think about the possible rewards on offer and the satisfaction that comes with it; the challenge of finding new waters in South Africa is extremely exciting.

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Cowboy-style bangers and beans

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Cowboy-style bangers and beans

If you are one of those anglers that couldn’t be bothered with cooking next to the bank, then consider this dish on your next camping trip. This bankside meal shouldn’t keep you occupied for too long, and the cowboy style bangers and beans dish is quick, easy and delicious to make. All you need is a Skottel Braai, or you can use a pan over a gas cooker.

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Homemade Boilies – Your questions answered

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Homemade Boilies – Your questions answered

Where can I find all these recipe ingredients? Most ingredients are available in local supermarkets. For specialised ingredients, you can have a look at most specimen tackle shops. – Jaco

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Homemade Boilies – How To Guide

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Homemade Boilies – How To Guide

Boilies are specialised fishing baits that consist of nutritional ingredients. In this article, we will explain the basics of boilie making and give you a kick-start with a simplified recipe. There is a lot more to boilie making that simply meets the eye, and as we progress in this series, we’ll cover it all in more detail. But first, you need to know the basics of making boilies. When making boilies, your mix will consist of two major parts: dry and wet ingredients. The two combined into a paste will form the boilie after boiling, hence the...

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Converting from conventional to specimen angling

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Converting from conventional to specimen angling

In South Africa, most of us grew up fishing conventional. It is a strong tradition which plays a big role in our country’s culture. Many anglers have broken away from this style of fishing, and we asked our team who or what made them switch to specimen angling?

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7 steps to beat the blank

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7 steps to beat the blank

Blanking is probably the single most dreaded word when it comes to angling. Some superstitious anglers even refuse to mention the word. Maybe it’s their way of trying to escape the harsh realities of what it means to be a fisherman. However, when it comes to blanking we either choose to live in denial about it or see it as being part of the never ending learning curve while next to the water.

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Tyrin vs. Tzaneen – Part 2

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Tyrin vs. Tzaneen – Part 2

After my practise session at Tzaneen Dam, I realised that the SA Trophy Carp Angling Finals was going to be one to remember. I prepared for the competition soon after and stocked up on hooklinks, hooks, leadcore and most importantly bait. To make sure I had enough feed to last me over the five days of the competition, I bought 20kgs of tigers, maize and hemp seed each.

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Beer Can Breakfast Burgers

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Beer Can Breakfast Burgers

This one is for the serious eater – no more boring bacon and eggs cooked on the gas burner. Get out of your bedchair, and rather get a fire going! You will be able to cook this on a normal braai at low heat, but a kettle braai is preferred. You will have to close these babies up with a lid during cooking time because you won’t be able to flip them. These beer can breakfast burgers are an absolute energy packing meal, using some of my favourite ingredients such as meat, eggs and beer!

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Location is Key

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Location is Key

Fishing heavily pressured suburban waters is never an easy task, especially if not all areas of the lake are fishable from the available bank space. My last session was no exception. Arriving Friday after work, I quickly set up my rods and got on the boat looking for my quarry – they were nowhere to be found to say the least. All the areas I normally fish on the lake were dead quiet; no fish were breaking the surface anywhere.

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Winter Tactics: We Ask Our Team

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Winter Tactics: We Ask Our Team

Winter is here with all its might. While some of us may hate the uncomfortable cold, other carp-nuts are very determined to make the most of these conditions. It has its benefits – more room on the bank and bigger fish of course. We asked our brave contributors (and our guest Rohan Dreyer) about their winter carp fishing tactics!

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Blitz Carping

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Blitz Carping

The busy times we’re living in have a major impact on our fishing allowance. Weeknights disappear into the dark and weekends seem to get shorter and shorter. Our weekends are made up of the odd event or birthday that needs our attendance, spending precious time with family or dreaded housework that needs to get done. All these busy life requirements can make carp fishing a bit of a challenge to say the least.

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