I decided to create this blog so that I could share my fishing adventures in South Africa, where I live. In spite of the fact that I usually prefer ocean fishing, I’ve recently started exploring freshwater fishing as well ( after reading some useful articles), given that the country has a plethora of rivers, lakes, and streams that I ought to take advantage of. Our nation has been blessed with countless beauties, some of which are the waters that run freely all across the land. We have many mountains and dams. The two species that I intend to focus on are bass and carp, which have been introduced to South Africa sometime in the 20th century. I don’t recall the exact time when these two species were brought into the country, but seeing how bass is an intelligent fish, catching it is often challenging.
In the blog posts that I will write and publish with the help of this space, I am going to detail my expeditions, as well as the techniques I will be using and the gear I’ll be needing in order to perfect my craft. It goes without saying that catching fish is even more rewarding when you know that the species you’re targeting is an invasive one, which is why I’m not a big fan of the catch and release policy, particularly when bass fishing. Here, in South Africa, the damages done by this type of fish have not yet reached the magnitude of the one that you may find in the waters of the United States of America. I, for one, enjoy fishing both as a hobby and as a means to put food on the table. While my wife isn’t exactly keen on the sport, she will not be accompanying me on my adventures. However, she will join me when preparing the fish I’ve caught so that we turn it into delicious meals for our family and friends. That’s why I intend to share all of these experiences with my readers, so that they learn a bit about South Africa and its coastline, as well as about the most common fish you’ll find here.
Needless to say, I salute all worldwide fishermen. As I document my experiences, I ask of you to leave comments and interact with me as best as you can. If you ever have any pieces of advice so that I’m able to take my fishing to a whole new level, be sure to leave a comment, and I’ll always be thankful.