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48kg Amberjack by Tyler Botha of Shelley Beach

48kg Amberjack by Tyler Botha of Shelley Beach

The Botha family down the south coast of Natal, led by Dad PJ, have a phenomenal record of catching outsized Amberjack. Sons Tyler and Greg make up the formidable team on the good ship Watt4.

Check this out!

A 48kg Amberjack by Tyler Botha aboard his Dad's boat Watt4. The fish was taken deep off Shelley Beach somewhere.

A 48kg Amberjack by Tyler Botha aboard his Dad’s boat Watt4. The fish was taken deep off Shelley Beach somewhere.

Tyler breaks the magical 100lb mark with this monster Amberjack taken last week.

And the very next day, his Dad PJ and brother Greg back it up with a brace of fish weighing in at 30kgs and 26kgs respectively.

30kgs and 26kgs Amberjack by PJ Botha and youngest son Greg. Aboard Watt4 and somewhere off Shelley Beach, Natal, South Africa

30kgs and 26kgs Amberjack by PJ Botha and youngest son Greg. Aboard Watt4 and somewhere off Shelley Beach, Natal, South Africa

Along with the huge yellowfin tuna taken the week before, way out off Shelley Beach, these fish mark some of the most noteworthy fish ever taken off Shelley Beach. And the fact that these fish mark the advent of two new sport fishing opportunities bodes really well for the fishing off Shelley Beach. Not only do you have the gamey yellowfin and other pelagics on Protea Reef (and sharks),  and the super exciting backline fishing for couta and snoek, the vaste variety of bottom feeders…(and many more) but now you can also go super deep and take on these denizens.

To get out there, get in touch at umzimkulu@gmail.com and lets put a package together for you. In a week on the coast we can get you out deep chasing monsters, catching shad for live baiting garrick and kob from the side, and patrolling estuaries for rock salmon and kingfish.

http://umzimkulu.co.za tells more…

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Discussion

One Response to “48kg Amberjack by Tyler Botha of Shelley Beach”

  1. Why do the south coast guys kill breeding stock? Just curious.. The rest of the planet seems to be trying to instill the culture of releasing breeding stock as it suits everyone with fish stocks overflowing..but on the south coast, garrick, poensie and the rest have their big breeders hammered to the detriment of the countries stock..why? Don’t fishermen there think of the future? Anyway seems strange to me.. I mean in the states their stocks of edibles are so good right now because of a sustainable fishing culture, they just catch ambers for fun and throw them back! How good does a 48KG amberjack eat anyway? 😉

    Posted by TjchoonaFish | April 26, 2018, 10:55 am

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