Editor's November letter

With summer now in full swing and the December holidays just around the corner, we

are showcasing the awesome Wild Coast this month. For those who are fortunate

enough to be making the trek to one of the many fishy destinations this area has to

offer, we are doing no fewer than three feature articles on this area in our November issue. Varied

in content, they should contain something for every type of angler.


After good early season catches of the mighty Cape yellowtail off the Port Edward wreck,

I persuaded charter operator Wayne Duncan (the Henglesman) to part with some of his knowledge

of this fishy structure. It being on my doorstep, I take every opportunity to target the ‘tail’ on this

wreck. The serious offshore angler needs to test him-/herself on one of these fish, as nowhere else

are they as strong or put up a more brutal fight. I am not sure what these fish are eating down

there, but it may have to do with the radioactive substances the wreck holds!


Having fielded many calls and emails from competitive anglers on the correct way to measure

fish, we have a great two-pager showing the correct method, as well as a few tips and tricks

to getting the fish measured and back into the water as quickly as possible.


RSSPL’s Dean Dickinson’s bait presentations are always a hit and I file and save them every

month. This month’s Mozambique red prawn offering is really one to try. Having fished extensively

with this bait, I can attest to its effectiveness; this adds another arrow to the quiver.

Lastly, to celebrate the coming of summer, we have Rob Kyle on the cover with an awesome

giant guitarfish. With all the early rains we have had, I am sure we will come across quite a few

of these as summer progresses.

Enjoy this month’s offering and remember: limit your catch, don’t catch your limit!

Always fishing

Dean Pretorius