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Post by jpfish on Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:21 pm

great we must make a plan sometime. i still want to try and launch from the beach and target steenbras and cob just behind the break. Zandvlei? have seen leeries jump there, but so many people fish from the side there and dont know how long leeries will be around. have caught small elf on light tackle from the side, great fun. this fish is also targeted by residents, dont quite know why? as they cant be good to eat in that water. i return all fish caught there. i stopped a guy with a throw net the other day netting haarder. told him it was illegal. he then said that he had done it for years. i have also seen guys pumping for prawn, just never see any of the officials stopping the illegal actions. well from what i hear these clinics are expensive. i am class A1-1 qualified skipper and have years of sea experience. club? well that is not an issue right now. i would like to be skfa registered but there is a line as to how far i am prepared to go.

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RE: appology

Post by whitewash on Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:07 am


@ jpfish. No apology necessary, no offense was taken.

Interesting to know you're in Muizenberg, that is my neck of the woods as well. We must team up at some point and go target those illusive Leeries in Zandvlei one day. The one advantage that we have is that we're so close to Buffel's and the Point compared to the other guys who have to travel to yonder and back, but if the cobbies run in Strand, yes we have to travel. That comes with the territory though.

The clinics are done by Sean Wethmar of Kayak Fish in Strand, so it doesn't form part of the club's activities as such. As far as I know he coordinates dates for clinics, it's probably best to contact him directly for pricing on clinics.

Hope to see you on the water soon!
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Post by jpfish on Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:17 pm

jislaaik ek klink amper soos n ou vrou me n nat broek. scratch yes the cost are not that big spread over time. have fishing gear rods and stuff like that. respect the water and am very aware of the dangers. am also an ex member of sea rescue. just that the clubs are far from here. muizenberg that is. you still haven't given a price for the SKiLLs test. my actual question with all the silly banter. i would love to join even if the only benefit is to fish maybe one comp a year. well thanks for the info and chat. regards. jpfish lol! sailor

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COSTS

Post by whitewash on Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:11 pm



I have to agree with you, there are certainly some costs associated to the sport, but one also have to take into account that kayak fishing is regarded an extreme sport. One always have to consider respect for mother nature and that sometimes she looses her temper without any warnings, it is at times likes these that one don't want to be stranded offshore without your safety equipment to survive or call for help.

Just think, if these two guys in the article below wasn't spotted by someone on land, they could have died from hypothermia, but if you've got your space blanket and a some method of calling for help (like a cell phone in a waterproof poach or a hand held radio) your chances of survival is so much better. This is the exact reason why Strand Kayak Fishing Club prescribes to SAKFA's (who in turn is recognised by SAMSA) safety requirements.

Although we encourage participation in competitions, it's not compulsory so one may choose which (or how many) competitions you participate in, controlling your own costs associated with the sport.

Just as a case in point, Rock and Surf fishing is actually very expensive. If you take into account what the prices for gear has done recently. It's not strange to see pricing of R 2500 and more for a good fishing rod and up to R 1500 (or even more) for a good reel (and we all know us fisherman don't only buy one of each). The cost for bait has also skyrocketed; now add your terminal tackle and the rest and see where one ends up.

Now compare this to kayak fishing, you will need one good jigging/spinning rod with a coffee grinder (using much less line) and (maybe, but not compulsory) one boat rod and multiplier reel for hunting bigger fish. You use much less bait because you paddle into the fishing grounds and your rate of success is increased, thereby reducing re-baiting so often. The kayak and safety equipment (except for flares which remains valid for two years) is a once off outlay and with membership fees at R 250 per year plus say two competitions per year at R300 per comp, you're looking at spending about R70 per month on your passion. Then one knows you're safe, skilled and responsible. R70 is not a high price to pay for ones own safety.
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Post by jpfish on Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:22 am

hi thanks for the reply. yip well it comes down the cost of it all. apart from the yearly fee to SAKFA, fishing permits, safety equipment, the ski and tackle. cost of the skills clinic, mmmmmm not quite the poor mans fishing experience is it. and thats all i want to do FISH!!. looks like my ship is sinking fast and it has not reached the beach yet. oops sorry guys just venting my frustration at all the extra weight and waiting for the next hurdle when local government gets involved.

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RE: accreditation

Post by whitewash on Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:47 am

@ jpfish. Good question. Fishing experience is obviously something that we place in high regard when entering into these kind of comps. (We want to kick butt you see Great )

When it come to kayaking experience, we'd like to help everyone determine their own level of experience by attending a clinic. Once the clinic has been completed successfully, you'll get a SAKFA number.

Membership to SKFC is R 250.00 per annum (for 2011) and this includes your SAKFA membership fee. Entrance fees to comps is obviously over and above that
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Post by jpfish on Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:42 pm

hi so how much money are we talking here the accreditation and membership. i am a class A1-1 qualified skipper and have fished all my life. i have a stealth bfs with all safety equipment. so whats is it going to take to be able to take part in competitions and just fish other times.

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SAKFA RULES link below

Post by Sean Wethmar on Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:50 pm

Its law guys dont messs aoround becom ecertified now! Whipping http://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/72496083?access_key=key-bkoern3exo7dhbcmyi8
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Re: Dont fool yourself, stupidity kills! Get experience, ask for help or do a clinic!!! be SAKFA certified!!!!

Post by Sean Wethmar on Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:36 am

There is a big Fishing comp coming up in November (19-20th) "Inshore Classic" yahoo with a brand new Stealth Kayak and fish finder up for grabs and many other Cash prizes(will send info out when printed), all Kayak Fishing entrants are expected to be SAKFA certified and members if wanting to participate in any comps scheduled by SAKFA Clubs and the likes.

Dont fool yourself, stupidity kills! Get experience, ask for help or do a clinic!!! get SAKFA certified!!!! peace
contact Sean on 0833267487
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Re: Dont fool yourself, stupidity kills! Get experience, ask for help or do a clinic!!! be SAKFA certified!!!!

Post by Sean Wethmar on Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:09 am

Anyone wanting to be SAKFA compliant and get your number for your kayak, call me pls.

Kayakfish is the managing SAKFA agent in the Western Cape. Includes West Coast / False Bay and Atlantic Seaboard. beach

contact Sean on 0833267487

It will be compulsory to have your SAKFA number in order to enter any Fishing Competitions so dont delay!!! peace

More info on SAKFA here http://www.sakfa.co.za/
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Dont fool yourself, stupidity kills! Get experience, ask for help or do a clinic!!! be SAKFA certified!!!!

Post by Sean Wethmar on Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:56 am

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NEITHER OF THESE DUDES PART OF KAYAKFISH clients nor SAKFA members nor SKFC members!!! Go Figure!!! fishslap
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