Monday, December 21, 2009

Shad compo new leader

This monster shad of 5.6kg is now the new running leader in the Fish Zone Biggest shad compo. Compo ends 31 Dec '09

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Shad compo leader

Currently leading the Fish Zone Biggest Shad compo is Mr.Chris Naidoo with a 3,46kg beauty caught from South Pier Richards Bay. Compo ends December 31/09.

Monday, December 14, 2009

20,4kg King

Mr. Eric du Preez caught this here 20,4kg King from the surf yesterday (13/12/09). The bait used was a shad head. The last big King in the Bay was also caught on a head so I guess it is fair to say that this year the Kingies is "heading" our way.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Dropshot Compo

This Saturday, 12/12/09, there will be yet another Great Dropshot competition at Pelican Island. With prizes worth over R10 000 it looks to be bigger and better than the one held back in February. Please come and join us dropshotting this event. All funds made will go towards Pathways Zululand for children with Autism. Entry fees is only R50-00 p/person.  Compo start at 12h00 and end at 16h00.

Prize giving will take place from 17h00 from Fish Zone where there will be wors-rolls for sale and some free drinks.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Dropshot for Autism 2009

This Saturday (12/12/09) Pelican Island will host a number of eager dropshot anglers who will participate in yet another dropshoting event. This time round it is the kids of Pathways Zululand who will benefit from all the funding. Please come and enjoy the day, let us all dropshot for Autism!
Pelican Island
Richards Bay
From 12h00 to 16h00
Tickets available at Fish Zone
035 753 4610
For more info on this event contact Henry 073 400 8324

Couta Traces

Fish Zone
Shop 1
Blue 7 centre
6 Davidson Lane
Tel - 035 753 4610

Monday, December 7, 2009

Nice Kob

This here nice 23.5kg kob was caught on this morning 08/12/09 from Richards Bay North Pier on live shad. These monsters are clearly still around.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Kingfish at Ski-boat club

Young avid fisherman Etienne McGeer landed himself this here 24kg King from the shores of Richards bay Ski-boat Club this week. Congrats on a trophy fish!

Legend of the spoon

Roomer has it that our great lure, the spoon, actually got it's name from...well, the spoon.  Some guys tested the theory and got some great results. I guess they where genuinely spooning.


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Friday, October 2, 2009

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Some photo's of my Zambezi Valley holiday.


The Tiger fish were caught on Chessa or Mabiri fish fillets in the Lower Zambezi River. They give a spectacular display once hooked. At this time of year the big tigers only feed on fish fillets and the smaller ones readily grabs a hook filled with earth worms. We tried, but to no avail, spinners” All Types" small Rapala`s and small spoons....but with no success.


The average size of these Lower Zambezi Tigers were between 1 Kg and Four Kg`s.Bigger ones were lost, either by in-experience or tackle failures.

Their is a definite similarity between our Dorado and the Zambezi Tiger. The aerial display once hooked is absolutely stunning. The moment the hook is set, the Tiger flies out of the water....your drag must be set correctly, otherwise you’ll lose it...and then all hell brakes loose. This fish just do not give up. Most fish were lost because once they are next to the boat; they try to scoop it with a landing net...BIG mistake. This is only when the tiger starts to fight. The only time you can think of a landing net is when it starts to circle next to the boat, same as our Dorries or Cuda.


I can also add: The Tiger fish fillets on a braai are absolutely delicious. A must try for anyone who ever lands one. Very easy to prepare and a wonderful meal after a hard days work. Another winner is the bream fillets...prepared with dough and deep-fried .A must for any serious fish lover. Yes more, do not forget the Castle/Millars to wash down this delicacy!!! 


We also caught different types of Bream species. I managed to land this one beauty on earth worm. Estimate weight of this MOZZIE "Mozambican Bream" +- 2.5Kg

The width between the eye sockets, measured at 90mm,"first looked like a Barbel".My own personal best. We also caught various other bream species including Pinkies, Three spots, more Mozzies and plenty of Chessa.

This was, besides the hunting, one of the BEST fishing trips I have ever had.



Skipper: Dawie v d Westhuizen

Anglers: Tian, Phillip Junior van der Westhuizen and Abraham with Tigers between 3&4Kg

Bait: Chessa Fish fillets & earth worms

Best time: Early morning or evening.

Venue: Lower Zambezi Valley at Shoba Camp next to Mana Pools.




Monday, September 21, 2009

Redeye & Natal sardines in stock!

We at Fish Zone just received a full laod of fresh Red & Natal sardines. This bait is well known as the better of baits in all parts of KZN. Be sure to contact us while stocks last

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Flat to rent in Meerensee Richards Bay

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Daiwa Killer Deals

If by any means possible you happen to be an avid rock and surf fisherman then this post is for you!

This year Christmas will be coming soon as Fish Zone beats down recession with some awesome killer deals. Starting with the ultimate you can now afford the all famous Daiwa Saltiga 50HKP at the unbeatable price of R4600-00!!! It's brother the Saltist doesn't back down at only R1850-00 and the golden oldie of shad spinning reels, the Daiwa BG30 itself now retails at the low low price of R680-00!!! Hurry down to Fish Zone to see more of our unbeatable killer deals!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Springer on dropshot

The springers are full-up in Richards Bay! Mr. Leon Breukelman and a friend landed themselves a couple on dropshot this morning from the all famous, Pelican island.

Friday, August 28, 2009

YUM to the bass fisherman!

  YUM bait soft plastics are the true fish attractants that contain biological and all natural fish oils and include special ingredients that simulate injured food sources in order to stimulate the aggressive attack instinct of game fish which mean YOU catch more. YUM baits have highly scientific secret ingredients in all of the YUM brand soft bait lures and the bottled attractants. YUM bait definitely starts a feeding frenzy because it is the only fish fish attractant with natural shad enzymes YUM baits are salt impregnated for even more fish attracting power. This GREAT brand is now available at Fish Zone to all those die hard bass fanatics.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Grilled Cuttlefish with Ratatouille and Beans

Ingredients :

600 gm , 12 fillets and 12 head fresh cuttlefish (1lb 5z)
275 gm Broad beans, shelled (9 1/2lb)
70 gm Spring onions, chopped (2 1/2oz)
70 gm Mixed peppers, finely chopped (2 1/2oz)
70 gm Aubergine, finely chopped (2 1/2oz)
85 gm Courgettes, finely chopped (3oz)
115 gm Tomatoes, skinned seeded and chopped (4oz)
1 tsp Dried thyme
2 tbl Fresh rosemary, chopped
2 tbl Fresh dill, chopped
3 tbl Olive oil

Method :

Pre-heat the grill until hot.
Toss the cuttlefish with 1 tbsp of olive oil, thyme and rosemary and season
with salt and pepper. Place on the grill pan under the grill for 10 minutes,
turning half way through.
Meanwhile, heat a large frying pan until hot and add 1 tbsp of olive oil and
half the spring onions. Cook for 2 minutes before adding all the vegetables,
except the broad beans. Cook for 5 minutes until tender. Remove from the pan
and keep warm.
Heat a medium frying pan until hot then add the remaining olive oil, spring
onions and broad beans. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes until hot. Add the dill and
season with salt and pepper. Divide the broad beans amongst 4 plates, place
the cuttlefish on top with the ratatouille spooned over.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Golden Oldies

A simple example of nice size Cob taken out just after the stone age. This here Cob was caught by Mr. J.P.Ward himself from the Richards Bay south pier. Even today these giants lurk the murky winter waters in that area.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


World Famous Fenwick rods at Fish Zone

The world famous Fenwick eagle GT rods are now available here at Fish Zone!  Now any angler can step up to a performance rod. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned angler, the Fenwick® Eagle® GT IM6 graphite series is built with the same legendary philosophy as the HMG® series. With an action tailored to the application, it's a rod whose performance far exceeds its price. The Fenwick® Eagle® GT is also constructed with Hard Chromium SS304 Guide System which is 20 times tougher and up to 55% lighter than conventional aluminum oxide guides. Soft, sensitive tips detect even the slightest takes, while powerful butt sections help gain an advantage over any fish.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Wahoo & Black Marlin caught from Robin`s boat Piromero in the vicinity of The kastele R/bay

Phillip Marx caught the 110kg Marlin and we successfully tagged & released the fish & the 18kg Wahoo we got whilst trolling for Marlin.

Worth mentioning, the sea conditions were quite bad, although barometric pressure once again proved it is best to fish on a falling barometer.

Skipper during this Compo: Robin Vermaak.

4 kg Spade fish

<<DSC03437.JPG>> Ryan Daniell caught this stunning 4kg Spade fish at
Dogpoint using tjokka bait during an outgoing tide.We managed to land
four of them.These fish were all released in good health.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Kayak Fishing

In the good old day's we fished areas like Black Rock, Banga Neck, Rocktail Bay and all off those nice places. Fishes was plenty and times were great. We always knew that the sea is no playground and respected it in every way. By keeping this in mind we held a good clean record of zero accidents or injuries. Today, for our own safety, they prohibited the launching of any ski's from non registered launch sites.

These are just some of the pics to remind those die hard kayak fisherman still around that once we had good times.


Team Fish Zone

Sunday, July 26, 2009

South Breakwater, Richards Bay

For years this has been to spot to fish. Our South Breakwater always deliver proper catches. 

Be sure to contact us for any info of what is happening in Richards Bay     


Saturday, July 25, 2009

Great catches

At Fish Zone we always provide our customers with the freshest of bait at the best prices, our guarantee!
This service will insure that where ever you go you will stand the best possible chance of landing that "Big One"
Tight lines

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Skipper Robin Vermaak. Boat Piromero Crew Stan & Tian

High point then Groenkop. On this day the Cudas & Snoek went ballistic. Absolutely
Hectic, what a memorable day this was.

Tiaan Oosthuizen caught these Dorado`s, skipper Robin Vermaak boat Piromero

These Dorries were caught early May. Good skipper, once again on a falling Barometer. Area R/Bay

One for the juniors" well done" Pierrie

Skipper Robin Vermaak and his son Pierrie, who caught this 12kg Cuda at Petingo R/Bay.