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Shaun Reid kayak tuna fishing with Gummy – video

Kayak tuna fishing with Gummy lures. All applications covered

Shaun Reid kayak tuna fishing with Gummy – video

A great video – self-produced – by Shaun Reid, as he targets yellowfin tuna with a Gummy Squid Jig – on the surface, off the KZN coast. The action is non stop throughout the 4 minute video, and is expertly narrated by Reid, to be a helpful guide to fishing off a kayak / ski.

He can be visited at http://www.fishingcorner.co.za

and Gummy is at https://thesardine.co.za/mydo/

The real treat comes in at the end of the video, as a huge Queen Mackeral comes in at a spoon on a flick stick, and Reid nails it for a 10 minute fight to the gaff!

Check out the new Mydo SS Lanispoon designed especially for Queen Mackerel and Bonito. These tiny spoons come rigged with power hooks as they get to work so hard. Big fish still smash small baits! These flashy little spoons will really increase your species spread, and overall catch. Small bonito and tuna can’t leave them alone. Juice them with some bait for extra action.

MYDO SS Lanispoon Three Pack 550. 650 and 900
MYDO SS Lanispoon 550. 650 and 900
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Dean Sinclair Natal Snoek

Dean Sinclair Natal Snoek

Brothers Craig and Dean Sinclair swam into this 8.8kg monster Natal Snoek, this winter, and Dean wasted no time in putting his spear right through the trophy fish. Seapark Point is a hotspot for these gamefish, that pitch up randomly throughout the year. They patrol in the backline and out to about 10m, and are found over both sand and reef as they hunt from beach to beach, bay to bay. Underwater they quite tame and graceful…until you put a spear into it, that is.! World renowned as a table fish, they are delicious fried or braaied…with flaky white meat, and minimal bone content.

Natal Snoek as south coast locals call them, are also found right throughout our tropical and sub tropical oceans. Queen mackeral as they sometimes called, shows their likeness to king mackeral, or ‘couta. In Australia they are known as Spanish Mackeral (confusing because that’s what ‘couta get called too!).

Then, their actual name… Kanadi kingfish, or scientifically, Scomberomorus plurilineatus. But that’s not all…here are two more names these tasty fish go by…”spotted mackeral” and “kanadi seerfish”…quite a mouthful!

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Giant Shad at Chakas Rock – South Coast KZN

Marc Lange Shad 8kg

Giant Shad at Chakas Rock – South Coast KZN

Marc Lange and Pierre de Villers (Cape Town) swam out together at Chakas Rock in Umtentweni this morning.  The excitement in Marc’s call about the shad he just shot didn’t really give us a clue as to it’s sheer size. Almost couldn’t look at it when he hauled it out of the car! 8.7kg’s! Thought it was a garrick!

It’s going to be an unofficial record though as Marc is not a member of the relevant association. Details of the current official record: H. Schifflers  | 7.9kg Elf | Mzikaba | 1980

Marc Lange Shad 8kg Giant Shad shot at Chakas Rock on the KZN Lower South Coast
Giant Shad shot at Chakas Rock on the KZN Lower South Coast

Pierre shot two nice Baardman, and Marc also bagged a tasty little Queen Mackeral…they saw a shoal of kob / daga salmon…it’s not often the water is clean enough to dive the Chakas area…talk about making the most of it!

Marc-Lange-unofficial-SA-Record-Shad
Marc-Lange-unofficial-SA-Record-Shad

 

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Marc-Lange-and-Pierre-de-Villiers-8.7kg-Shad

The shad had a karanteen trace hanging out of it’s mouth and was one in a whole shoal of giant shad like this one. Imagine the guy who was fishing for kara’s when this beast took his bait!

For more information on catching shad on the South Coast, buzz Sean on umzimkulu@gmail.com.

Or check out https://thesardine.co.za/mydo/ to read all about catching shad.