Index Archive July 2005 to Dec 2005

(31-Dec-05) Happy New Year!

A happy and Prosperous New Year to all our readers from John and Myself Guy.

John has posted his last report for this year 2005. And we look forward to spearfishing in 2006.

(02-Dec-05) Photo Gallery

Some great photos have been sent to us the past few weeks that I have finally managed to get up in the Photo gallery. Even a woman spearo who regularly outshoots the men, one of SA's leading modern era spearo's with an incredible record of spearing three or more large marlin, half a dozen sailfish, a huge dog-tooth and now a big tuna off the Cape, well done Jean Hattingh.

(01-Dec-05) Monthly Report

Still plenty of westerly fronts traveling up the coast from the Cape and together with the big north easterly winds that we have been experiencing, conditions have not been good. Quite a bit of rain has fallen along the Eastern Cape coast and reaching up into Southern Natal. Good news for the farmers but generally makes for poor inshore conditions along the Natal coast. More news in Johns report

(01-Nov-05) October Monthly Report

We are into November already and the summer heat is here, hope fully winds will start to slow a little now. Johns report back for October is posted here

(17-Oct-05) Great White swims to Oz. and back by Darrell Hattingh

A Great White tagged with a satellite transmitter at Gansbaai on 7 November 2003 took 99 days to swim to Australia and again returned to Gansbaai on August 20 this year. The transmitter relays info and data each time the shark surfaces via satellite and eventually comes loose after about 9 months. According to data gathered, the shark swam at a minimum speed of 4,7 km/h on its 11 100km journey to Australia. Scientists are speculating that the shark senses the earth’s magnetic field to find its bearings and direction. During its trans-oceanic journey, several deep dives were recorded to 980 meters, 61 percent of the time it swam in open ocean just below the surface (0-0,5m) and 23 percent of the time in coastal waters at the same depth. The 20 000 km epic journey for the Gansbaai visitor to Australia shows a link between two of the biggest great White localities.

Southern Cape Cracker Open 2005

The Southern Cape Cracker Open 2005 is to be held on the 22 October Mosselbay Point to Natures Valley. Entry forms here.

Logfin Tuna Record

On the 20 June 2004 - Xagene Lotz speared a 32.2kg Logfin Tuna of the Cape Point. We have a photo up in the Gallery as well as a few other new pics.

Wahoo Time

Craig Schuttes experience with his first wahoo in Mozambique.

(30-Sep-05) Monthly Report

John has posted his Monthly report. October is the last month of the season for the harvesting of the eastcoast rock lobster, with the new season opening again on the 1 March the following year, more in the Report.

(06-Sep-05) Photos in the Gallery

As promised, some nice new photos in the gallery.

(31-Aug-05) Spring has Sprung

Spring is here and the sea will strt to warm up again now. Johns August Report is up. We have gathered a few nice photos from our readers that I will get up on the site in the next few days too.

(19-Aug-05) False Bay cold water Classic

The False Bay cold water Classic will be held on the 27th August, the dive area is from Pringle Bay to Milnerton. Almost any legal size fish counts.

Open to anyone interested. R40 to enter. 1st prize will be 2/3 of entrance fee's, 2nd place will be 1/3. Please contact Steve on 0761855951 to get a spot and find out further details

(15-Aug-05) New Photos in the Gallery

We have posted some good photos in the gallery of some good fish taken.

A late posting (my fault), the Salt Rock Spearfishing Club Migratory Fish Challenge held on 9th July 2005 was a great success, read more here.

(01-Aug-05) July Monthly Report

Monthly Report by John posted today

(18-Jul-05) July Report

July 2005 Report back by Darrell Hattingh

(08-Jul-05) Nationals Results

Nationals 2005 results are up here. Also some new photos in the Spearfishing photo gallery.

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