Monday, January 25, 2010

Jigmaster of the bay

The City Of uMhlathuze is proud to have our very own Jigmaster of note. Dawie Erasmus got hooked on this extreme way of fishing since his very first drop of a metal jig. His rig of a ATC VS-Max and Okuma Salina 65 spooled with YGK Jigman Braid has landed him many trophy fish.

Some of these catches include the once uncommon Amberjack and its cousin the tropical Yellowtail. These fish are known for Hard fighting abilities and is the target specie of most Jigman. They are also known to be great eating fish. Other than Amberjack they also catch some Kingfishes, like the Giant Travely, Bluefin, Blacktip, yellowspot and many more. It is not uncommon to land the odd bottom specie on these jigging outings. Some Slingers, Englishman, Kob, Goatfish, and Rockcods are amongst those species. Not to mention one of Dawie's greatest catches (and release) up to date, the Brindle of +/- 200lb caught here in Richards Bay 2009.

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