Tacklebag Admin
Posted in Rock & Surf - Jul 02, 2024 - 16:06

Preserving Fresh Sardines for Bait

With the current Sardine Run in full swing, many of us would like to keep our Sardines for later use. To ensure that your sardines stay fresh and usable for later dates, follow these tips and you should be fine. PS: This works for all bait fish, ie. Red Eye, Maasbanker, Mackerel, Karanteen, Shad etc. 1. When you get your Sardines, on the beach, make sure they are placed in a cooler box filled with ice and sea water. (Ice keeps it cold, and water helps keep them firm, no smashing of sardines) 2. When you get home, dump them into a tub of water filled with ice and salt. 3. Thereafter take each one and wrap individually with cling wrap 4. Place in freezer, separately either on a grid or tray, until they are frozen 5...Read More

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Ronald Mathuray
Posted in Rock & Surf - Jul 02, 2024 - 15:37

Garrick Galore - South Coast

Selvan Parsaraman got his Winter Garrick season off to a good start with the beauty caught in the lower South Coast. Fish weighed 15kgs. #sardinerun2024

Ronald Mathuray
Posted in Rock & Surf - Jul 02, 2024 - 15:35

Jerome Charles Garrick 14kgs

Jerome Charles managed to land a beauty of a Garrick at Warners today. The Garrick measured 110cm FL, converting to 14.13kgs on Well done Jerome. #sardinerun2024

Ronald Mathuray
Posted in Rock & Surf - Jan 14, 2024 - 19:43

Xarion Mathuray - Giant Guitar Fish (Sandshark) on the KZN South Coast

We went on a mission to get Xarion into a Shark today. We were hoping for a Small Grey Shark or a possible Flatfish. Well it was Mission Accomplished, with Xarion outfishing both myself and Jerome. Unfortunately conditions in the Durban area were not too good so we headed a little further down the South Coast and finally found a great spot with the sand bank a little closer and water that still had some discoloration. We quickly got our baits in the water and Xarion was the first to go tight with a Spinner Shark. After landing the Spinner, we helped him with his second bait and got it into the water. Shortly after that Jerome managed to get a Spinner...Read More

Tacklebag Admin
Posted in Rock & Surf - Jan 07, 2024 - 10:51

Wind & Tide Forecast - 7 Jan 2024 (Durban)

Your week ahead. Tides and Wind. Wishing you a fabulous fishing week.

Tacklebag Admin
Posted in Rock & Surf - Oct 23, 2023 - 07:59

Buy your Fishing License online!

So it is finally here. DAFF have officially launched an online platform for anglers to buy their fishing licenses. The system is still in its teething phases, but it is now available and people have already started using it. So go ahead and give it a try. Please share your experiences or thoughts in the comments below. External Link:

Tacklebag Admin
Posted in Rock & Surf - Oct 12, 2023 - 21:34

The Passing of a Legend - Mahen Reddy

Sadly the fishing fraternity of KZN has to bid farewell to one of its legends. Mahen Reddy passed away this day, 12 October 2023. Mahen was well know in Durban and throughout South Africa for his talent and ability as a social and competitive angler. He achieved many great accolades during his fishing career and won the hearts of many anglers that had the opportunity of meeting him. He was always sharing knowledge, advice and his experience to help those around him. Mahen will always be remembered as a Legend in the Durban Fishing Fraternity. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his Family at this time.

Tacklebag Admin
Posted in Rock & Surf - Sep 01, 2023 - 12:01

Liam Gounden: A journey to becoming South African Fishing Ambassador

Liam Gounden is a Junior angler that has recently been selected as an Angling Ambassador for South Africa. Liam a local Durban youngster was introduced to fishing by his dad at a very young age. Here is how Liam achieved this amazing feat at such a young age. Liam's passion for fishing began at a young age when he would accompany his dad to the coastal waters of South Africa, namely Bluff, Isipingo and Amanzimtoti, little did he know that these early experiences would ignite a flame that would lead him to become a figure in the world of fishing, representing his beloved nation on international stages. Early Beginnings and Dedication: From his first cast to his first catch, Liam was hooked on fishing...Read More

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Tacklebag Admin
Posted in Rock & Surf - Aug 28, 2023 - 10:20

Jerome Charles - Garrick at Warner Beach, Durban

Jerome Charles headed out to Warner Beach for a quick afternoon session, which resulted in this beauty of a Garrick/Leervis picking up his very first Live Karanteen that he put out. Jerome made nice work of landing the fish in record time. Well done Jerome. @TackleBagZA

Tacklebag Admin
Posted in Rock & Surf - Aug 21, 2023 - 14:32

Fishing Durban Warner Beach for Garrick - 20 August 2023

Shaun, Chantel and Ronald headed to Warner Beach on the South Coast of Durban to target Garrick and other edibles. It was an outgoing tide and we opted to get our Live Baits in the water at first light. Conditions were very good however the Garrick somehow did not get the invite and we spent the better part of the morning with little action, except a short take on a sardine bait that Ronald had thrown onto the sand bank. The fish took off with quite a speed but soon dropped the bait. With the day warming up and the tide dropping lower and lower. Ronald opted to try for Shad on the Rocks. He was rewarded with 4 decent sized Shad. The tide was fully out by 11am and things were looking too quiet. Shaun decided to have a last throw with a Sardine Bait on the sandbank...Read More