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Marine Reserves are the only way out of this mess

Saving the Seas: Marine Reserves are the only way

Saving the Seas: Marine Reserves are the only way Marine Reserves: Dr. Callum Roberts even features in this classic Attenborough style documentary, by National Geographic (written and presented by Joanna Sarsby), called… “Deep Trouble“. The script follows Dr. Roberts’ comprehensive summation of the state of our oceans, in well…”The Unnatural History of the Sea”. A […]

Bodysurfin' Take 1

Bodysurfin’ The Movie

Bodysurfin’ The Movie Bodysurfin’ The Movie: It’s not often you find something that blows you completely away. But this is will. Blow you the hell away. Flung by a masterful piece of artwork in the form of a quasi-ephemeral timepiece movie about the purest wave riding form we know about. Bodysurfing. It feels like a […]

Oysters on the menu at ZanziBeach in Tofo

“Eating an oyster is like french kissing a mermaid” – Tom Robbins

“Eating an oyster is like french kissing a mermaid” – Tom Robbins Or. “Oysters on the menu at ZanziBeach Restaurant in Tofo”. Mermaids in Praia do Tofo are really ocean breeze beautiful. And then I found out that there were oysters right on the menu at ZanziBeach! Taking the latter approach, with my lovely mermaid […]

40th OET Tournament

26 Billfish on Day One of 40th OET tournament!

26 Billfish on Day One of 40th OET tournament! Len Mathews is on on the scene at the 40th OET Bill and Gamefish Tournament, and reports 26 billfish released on the first day! The Mpumalanga Deep Sea Angling Association is hosting the 40th Mercury OET Bill & Gamefish Tournament – at Sodwana Bay from 6 to 10 November […]

Bananas - banned on boats!

What do boiled eggs, oranges, and bananas have in common, on a boat?

What do boiled eggs, oranges, and bananas have in common, on a boat? Boat superstition! That’s what! We were travelling into a head-sea, and had gotten 5 miles off Maputo, past Xefina Island and nearing the turning channel buoy, when caotain of the good ship Joker Bino Nordine shouted – “What’s to eat?” I readily […]

Kob slaughter in PSJ

Kob slaughter at PSJ

Kob slaughter at PSJ As the Moka Pot finally starts to bleed rich black coffee this early morning, to the sound of the cold front – the driving rain, the wind through the trees – I reflect on my last fishing experience. Spending time down in our beloved Port St. Johns is always too short. […]

Trafalgar Whale caught in shark nets

Baby whale dies in nets at Trafalgar

Baby whale dies in nets at Trafalgar Down in Trafalgar, we managed to get this photograph, and an interview with the lifeguard on that beach – Philan “WaveOfHope” Sikobi, who was amongst the many locals who found the whale. This was on Tuesday. He was chased out of the water by a shark, as the […]

DAFF Contact Details

DAFF removes illegal drive-by fish market at Hibberdene quickly and effectively

DAFF removes illegal drive-by fish market at Hibberdene quickly and effectively It never took a day. Following procedure, we called the Senior Marine Inspector for DAFF, Mr. Bongani Pitoyi, to alert DAFF of the illegal (and dangerous) highway fish market in Hibberdene. There were literally a hundred of these poachers. Scattered all around the N2 […]

How do our Scomber Japonicus (our KZN mackerel), end up in cans?

How do our Scomber Japonicus (our KZN mackerel), end up in cans? It’s been a while since I stopped buying tinned fish. It took a great deal to get me to stop. I mean, tinned tuna is off the charts delicious! And sardines! Eish – the basis of so many quick and easy and scrumptious meals! […]

Sardine activity reported moving up towards KZN

State of our Oceans by Mr. Al Spaeth

State of our Oceans by Mr. Al Spaeth Like great author and eye opener – Callum Roberts, author of “The Ocean of Life: The Fate of Man and the Sea”  and other tales of environmental gloom and doom, Mr. Al Spaeth, in his description of the state of our oceans and our fisheries, has the ability to […]

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