As fishing pressure takes its toll, anglers have learnt to adapt to evolving technology and equipment to increase our success rate with catches. ASFN Ambassador Wesley Peens look at the different equipment needed to make that deep-sea fishing trip one to remember. As our fishing stocks become depleted, fishing becomes more competitive, and sport anglers are constantly looking for new ways to increase their catch success. There are a couple of factors that contribute to this, research being the main aspect. As we learn more about the incredible diversity of the ocean, and how it works, humans have mastered the skill of combining modern technology with sea life. And as a result, humans come up with new, state-of-the-art gadgets to try and beat fish at their own game.
ASFN Team angler Wesley Peens was caught unawares during a recent fishing trip to Southern Mozambique, which nearly saw him end up in hot water. Ill-communicated new regulations can hamper a fishing holiday, so ensure you’re covered with all the necessary paperwork. Wesley explains…
This popular international event is set to attract 150 riders from 11 countries, including Portugal, Spain, Germany, Latvia, Denmark, Norway, Russia, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy and of course, South Africa. With thousands of international spectators expected, this event has everyone buzzing with excitement.
This is arguably the year for the history books for the folks at the Sunsport factory here in South Africa - Durban to be exact; where they make the very best in boats (like their curries.) Dean Castle takes this hot TRIO for a spin. The 1950 Sunsport TRIO has come quite a long way since her inception, just a handful of years ago – but one aspect of her which has never faltered is her ability to do it all. So much so, that the TRIO part of her name comes from her skill in all three disciplines, namely fishing, cruising and watersports. The 1950 Sunsport is not a craft that is likely to disappoint either in terms of ride, comfort and safety – so let’s take a closer look.
MasterCraft produces possibly some of the finest boats in the world, and perhaps just as relevant, more and more skiers are breaking records behind one. Dean Castle travels to the Vaal River to see what’s under the hood of the World Tournament Team, the MasterCraft 197 ProStar.
It always amazes me how some boats stand the test of time and it is edifying to see that some of these are the very outfits I endorsed many years ago as a young salesman. One such veteran is the Grady White 232 and as I had sold my very first one to former Springbok ski racer Rod Delaney, it was gratifying to see first hand exactly why boats of her class just keep on rolling!
Boaters often fail to realise the potential disasters that can ensue if they’re not careful and safe onboard their boat. Globally, more than 1 000 people die on boats every year, and many of the dangers associated with boating are easily preventable. Leisure Boating provide some useful tips to ensure safe boating this silly season.
Scientists estimate that only 3 500 Great White Sharks remain in our oceans today – that’s fewer than the number of tigers living in the wild! Largely due to human myth, fear and commercial demand, more than 100 million sharks are slaughtered per annum. Fact is, you’re more likely to get struck by lightning (or a falling coconut!) than being attacked by a shark. So who is the actual monster roaming our waters? Sharks or Humans? Leisure Boating’s journalist, Anton Pretorius, travels to Gansbaai along South Africa’s Southern Cape coast to get a better understanding of the ocean’s greatest (and most misunderstood) predators.