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Water temperature and fishing 2 micro.

Posted by Hardus Lategan on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, In : Fishing Articles and Techniques 
Water temperature and fishing 2 micro.
Importance of understanding water temperature in fishing from an academicals point of view.
Just as temperature and its fluctuation is important for fish and aquatic invertebrates so is temperature naturally important for the angler. Why ? Well firstly because anything that causes the fish to stop biting concerns us so we need to know at least the basics of thermal stress. Too large fluctuations too soon up or down will immediately cause the fish to stop b...

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Water temperature and fishing 1 macro.

Posted by Hardus Lategan on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, In : Fishing Articles and Techniques 
Water temperature and fishing 1 macro.

 
Why is my fishing spot (pool) not so hot after the floods?

Recreational fishermen have for long participated in management and conservation of fish ...specifically because they mostly have a pool they call “my pool”. This could be a stretch of water ranging from 20 meters to 10 kilometres within a reserve or fishing resort, or a specific fishing spot along the banks of a major lake or dam. Now the contrary is also true in that many fishermen (sports f...

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Catfish –to strike or not to strike 3 cont. The answers.

Posted by Hardus Lategan on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, In : Fishing Articles and Techniques 
Catfish –to strike or not to strike 3 cont. The answers.
Cont,
3-What are the sizes of catfish in the area you are targeting and the size of the schools?
A very large catfish that have a defined territory will not be too aggressive when swallowing a piece of bait as it is not worried that a competitor might grab the bait before him or out of its mouth. It has a very unique type of bait but one of the easiest to recognise if you are used to the large catfish. 
4-Do you know what the habitat look...

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Catfish –to strike or not to strike 2.The answers.

Posted by Hardus Lategan on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, In : Fishing Articles and Techniques 
Catfish –to strike or not to strike 2.The answers.

 
To be able to correctly answer the question of when to strike you have to approach the situation from a scientific point of view and forget about what the winner of the previous competition told them or led them to believe.
To do this one needs to look at the anatomy and behaviour of the catfish and indeed any other fish that is targeted to be able to determine when to set the hook or lift the rod. Also understand that there is division betw...

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Catfish –to strike or not to strike 1.The question

Posted by Hardus Lategan on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, In : Fishing Articles and Techniques 
Catfish –to strike or not to strike 1.The question

 
In the decade and more that me and my boys have been targeting and researching specimen catfish and its habitat,  it soon dawned on me that the biggest question from most serious catfishermen was .. “when should I strike.” When the indicator or alarm makes the slightest noise in other words “single beeps” to “short bursts of beeps”  or should I wait until the alarms makes a “continuous fast nonstop series of beeps” or “ ma...

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How to Catch Catfish (The secrets are out)

Posted by Hardus Lategan on Tuesday, December 29, 2009, In : Fishing Articles and Techniques 

The Secrets are out!!

THIS IS HOW YOU CATCH CATFISH!
Going for huge catfish is like going on a lion or hyena hunt in the African bush, as catfish are on top of the food chain under our waters where there are no crocodiles. To outwit them, you need to know where they in the water they hang out, what would attract them closer and what ammunition to use.
In this series we will share with you all ? the techniques and knowledge you need, to catch lots of cats anywhere in the world… ..and big ones...


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Indigenous Fishing in Southern Africa

Posted by Hardus Lategan on Friday, December 25, 2009, In : Fishing Articles and Techniques 

Tourist and Eco-Facility Planning and Development
We were one of the first companies if not the first that had the resources and knowledge to develop indigenous fishing tourist developments. Our experience in yellowfish angling and   conservation coupled with International 5 star tourist developments and management,  gives us the credentials to assist you In “Returning the Gold to our waters”. (yellowfish developments)
Every tourism effort should take into consideration  the amount of impa...


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Stocking of Predatory Fish for Recreational Fishing (by Linda nel & Gordon O'Brien)

Posted by Hardus Lategan on Friday, December 25, 2009, In : Fishing Articles and Techniques 

Stocking of Predatory Fish for Recreational Fishing
(Stocking of fish species into systems in which they don’t belong.)
By Gordon O’Brien
The stocking of rivers and dams with predominantly exotic fish for recreational fishing is an activity which occurs on a worldwide scale.  These stockings have taken place primarily to attract sports anglers into specific areas where there may either be access to good potential fishing waters and an angling demand for the stocked fish species.  Stocking in...


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Yellowfish Telemetry Research | Conservation

Posted by Hardus Lategan on Thursday, December 24, 2009, In : Fishing Articles and Techniques 

TELEMETRY PROJECT

The Vaal Orange largemouth yellowfish (Labeobarbus kimberleyensis) and the Vaal Orange smallmouth yellowfish (Labeobarbus aeneus) are endemic to the Orange Vaal River system. The former is recognised as being vulnerable according to the IUCN Red Data Listing process. The latter is under high angling pressure. Both species are sensitive to water pollution, habitat destruction and harvesting pressure. They are both noted as being great angling species while from a conservation ...


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