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Beat the Heat

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March 2014 - Issue 155

ON SALE from 24 February 2014

Subscription magazines were posted on: 20 February 2014

ON THE COVER

“Crank them”

Image: Ramiro Tarsic

DESTINATION

Fancy Free Fly-fishing Retreat

SA BASS BESTEMMING – “Sediba Kwele”

Die oord Sediba Kwele oftewel “Drinkplek van die Waterbok” is noordwes van die dorpie Brits

in die hartjie van die bosveld geleë. Dit is voorwaar die ideale plek vir ‘n ieder en ‘n elk wat ... – Philip Kemp

 

FEATURES

THE GRANT HEWITT CHRONICLES “My secret is out!”

For months, if not years I had been muttering the words “swimming jig” on every trip and with most of our efforts concentrated on shallow vegetation wherever possible.... – Grant Hewitt

 

SA BASS BASICS – “Bass rod buying guide”

Choosing the right rod for bass fishing can be tough given the seemingly endless list of techniques necessary for chasing Mr Bucket Mouth. Here is a simple guide to help you through the selection process. – Norma-Jean van Heerden

 

SA BASS STRATEGY – “Late summer strategy”

As the extreme heat and heavy rain that caused muddy water in most of our bass venues slowly starts subsiding, we will see a significant improvement in the quality of fishing. – Rudi Dreyer

 

SA BASS TACTICS – “Fall fishing tactics”

Change is upon us once again. The extreme temperatures of over thirty degrees are dropping and it is a little darker when getting up for work in the morning. – Lourens Joubert

 

SA BASS CLASSROOM – “Fish care”

It was recently brought to my attention that anglers do not always take proper care of their catch. – Nic Milligan

 

SA BASS CLASSROOM – “The go-to bait”

Many of us started bass fishing with in-line spinners and you can catch many other species on them too. You will still find these lures in many top anglers’ tackle boxes... – Bennie Wiese

 

SA BASS BASICS – “What are we doing wrong?”

Aren’t we and fish alike in some ways? We are not going to eat something just because it’s in front

of us. - Hendrik

 

SA BASS TACTICS – “The winning pattern”

We have all had that confident feeling that the bag we are about to weigh is the winning one, just to realize that it was only good enough for a low top ten position. – Ulrich Coetzer

 

SA BASS FINANSIES – “Hoe spaar mens in vandag se dae?”

Dit is ‘n vraag wat ek menigmaal kry by familie, vriende en kliënte. Met lewenskostes wat die

hemele ingeskiet het, voel mense moedeloos voor hulle nog hulle salaris ontvang het... – Gerrit du Toit

 

INTERNATIONAL“The Witbank ultimatum”

The theory and practice of power fishing.– Bertrand Ngim

 

SA BASS ADVERTORIAL “Three sizzling summer bass tactics”

When summer temperatures soar... try these three HOT fishing techniques and watch your troubles disappear – Cian Conradie

 

INDUSTRY NEWS

Mercury Marine celebrates 75th anniversary >> MotorGuide Xi5 wireless troalling motor

 

COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS

My Cast >> Subscribe & Win >> Gear Up >> Cast-for-Cash Tournament Results >> Boating & Birding – “The Wood Duck” >> Readers-Go-Bassing >> Find-a-Word >> Readers competitions >> Monthly Give Away

 

SABAA NEWS

Theewaterskloof bass classic 2014 >> 2014 Junior Nationals