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Post  Fishingtaylor01 on Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:53 pm

Went for a shore dive in Cape Point reserve yesterday (15 Sept 2010), managed to find a few galjoen in cold water and not much else. Swell was a little too big to dive today.
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Post  eckart on Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:19 am

Wow, that bottom one looks like a beast... what size was it? I went to Cape Point yesterday but the swell was MASSIVE!!! hoping for some better conditions this weekend....
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Post  Fishingtaylor01 on Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:27 am

The bottom one was a nice one, 47cm. It was in a shoal of at least 40, but the others were all small... this one seemed very curious and swam right up to me. I also tried to dive yesterday, but the swell was just too big. Going to go take a look later, the swell has dropped but the water looks merky.
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Post  eckart on Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:37 am

was that at pappies?
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Post  Fishingtaylor01 on Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:54 am

No, quite far north of Platboom. There are a few very strong rips in the kelp that seem to hold gallies pretty consistently.
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Post  Fishingtaylor01 on Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:49 am

Dived Robben Island today, very difficult conditions with poor viz and skittish fish. Between 4 of us we got 7 Tail and a few hotties.
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Post  Maurice on Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:10 am

Drove to the Point. False bay cold (12 - 13). Spoke to some guys at Buffels who had just come in from Rocky Banks. Very quiet and cold. Krans rough with the southerly swell. Jumped in at Pappies. Initially cold. Swam to the furthest breaking reef at the back, and hey presto, the water was about four degrees warmer. Had this temperature all the way back to the side. Viz 1,5 - 2m. Usual galjoen and some nice hottie. All in all a pleasant dive. Hoping for something to come in with the warmer water.

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Post  eckart on Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:16 pm

I dived Dassen and managed one yellowtail but missed another clear shot! but it was a great dive... got some great footage of a sunfish...
This is going to be an epic season! really keen to go for some more tail this week!
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Post  eckart on Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:16 pm

I dived Dassen and managed one yellowtail but missed another clear shot! but it was a great dive... got some great footage of a sunfish...
This is going to be an epic season! really keen to go for some more tail this week!
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Post  Fishingtaylor01 on Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:25 pm

How was the viz at Dassen? It's always more enjoyable to dive Dassen during the week when there are less boats chasing the fish around. Wed/Thurs look ideal for Dassen
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Post  eckart on Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:27 pm

Do you know anyone going out?
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Post  Maurice on Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:43 pm

Would love to get out to Dassen as well. Atlantic looking flat at the moment. Bit of chop, but virtually no swell.

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Post  Fishingtaylor01 on Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:53 am

Dived in the reserve again today. Started at Plattboom, the water was chilly and I saw nothing so moved on to black rocks. The water was 15 degrees there, but quite murky. Managed to get 1 alright size blacktail and saw quite a few undersized galjoen, also loads of spotted gully sharks.

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Post  Maurice on Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:38 am

Just got back from the reserve myself. I was hoping that more warm water had come in at Pappies, so I went for a dive over high tide. Water is cleaner, but unfortunately colder than yesterday. Saw some small galjoen. Got two nice hotties. Thought of jumping in at Bordjies, but expected it to be even colder with the offshore.

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Post  spearouys on Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:08 am

garden route sucks at the moment only diveable places will be a few secluded bays with crap vis and lots of raggies around as they just love those still waters there. so it's basically hit and swim as fast as you can to the surface in hopes of them not hijacking your fish
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Post  eckart on Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:40 am

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Post  eckart on Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:41 am

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Post  eckart on Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:41 am

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Post  Fishingtaylor01 on Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:39 am

Hey Eckart, awesome pic of the sunfish!

Just finished diving somewhere between black rocks and venus pool. Great viz, but only 14 degrees. Saw a few small hotties, but thats about it. Decided to look for some sinkers and found a whole heap of them... took as much as I could carry without drowning and called it a day.

Possibly going to have a look at Robben Island tomorrow.
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Post  Maurice on Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:56 am

I thought that side may have cooled down a bit. There's a lot of bird action off the Kom for the last hour or so. Water still pretty cold though. I'm itching to go take a look, but am sitting with a bad head cold. Should not have been in the water yesterday either. Need to work in any case.

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Post  Fishingtaylor01 on Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:28 am

What would you go look for in the kom? Geelbek?
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Post  Maurice on Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:11 am

The birds are on the outside of the Kom. About 150m off the back of the kelp. From the mountainside it looks like the line between the very dirty inshore water and the bluer water on the outside. I wouldn't want to venture a guess as to what is out there. I'll leave it to the more experienced guys who know the area better. Lots of rumours about fish around, but I have yet to see the results.

You seem to be spending a lot of time in the reserve, so chances are we've run into each other. I'm usually there in a green Uno or a white D4D Toyota 4x4. I try and get out there whenever I don't have to work.


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Post  Maurice on Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:21 am

It's looking like a spectacular day from where I'm checking in Kommetjie. Bit of light wind, but for all intents and purposes the sea is flat, and looks pretty clean as well. Don't know about temperature, but definitely a day to be in the water.

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Post  Fishingtaylor01 on Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:49 am

Spent the day catching snoek on a linefish boat, ended up with 470 for the day on harolds bank. For those with boats there seems to be a serious amount of tail deeper off the point. Water has warmed up nicely and the viz is good. I am fishing again tomorrow so will report if I see more tail.
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Post  Fishingtaylor01 on Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:20 am

Fished groendam for snoek today, still plenty of yellowtail around there and nobody targeting it. We caught a few on bait today amongst the snoek. Diving Robben Island tomorrow so will post a report on that tomorrow.
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