Freshwater Fishing in South Africa, by Sean Mills
Written primarily for the novice fisherman by Sean Mills, Freshwater Fishing in South Africa reveals the secrets of successful river, dam and estuarine angling.
From the introduction: South Africa is blessed with some excellent freshwater fishing. Like most things in life, however, the more you put into your fishing, the more you'll get out of it. Planning and attention to detail, as well as a knowledge of the quarry that you intend pursuing, will almost always result in success. The wonderful thing about modern freshwater fishing is that you can make it as simple or as complicated as you like - it's up to you. If you like camping overnight, with all the necessary equipment that goes along with this style of angling, there are places that cater for this. If you can manage only a few hours on a weekend, there are plenty of waters less than a half-hour's drive from most major centres. Freshwater fishing in South Africa is available to everyone, at very little cost. Although some public waters in South Africa do charge a minimal entrance fee, many waters are still free. We are very lucky in this regard. For me, fishing is an intellectual pursuit, in that I am constantly trying to out-think my quarry. When conditions change, new techniques, lures or baits need to be thought up in order to succeed. This means that while I may spend three or four hours actually fishing in a day, the rest of my time is normally spent going over past experiences and, based on these, trying to apply them to the present. Although few anglers actually agree about anything - and there is no 'right' or 'wrong' way to catch a fish - picking other fishing fanatics' brains from time to time is always a rewarding exercise. If you are new to this great sport, I would recommend that you try and find someone to go fishing with who has some experience. Being a bit of an all-rounder - although I do lean more towards fly-fishing - I have included some of the more successful bait-, artlure- and fly-fishing tech-niques for the various species in this book. I have tried to keep the book simple while covering as many techniques and as much information as is practical, but it is by no means comprehensive. Books can give you a good grounding and can introduce you to new concepts and ideas that can help you to become a more competent angler. Actual hands-on experience is, however, worth far more than the advice found in any book. Happy angling.
This is an excerpt from the book: Freshwater Fishing in South Africa, by Sean Mills.
Title: Freshwater Fishing in South Africa
Author: Sean Mills
Publisher: Struik Publishers
Cape Town, South Africa 2000
ISBN 9781868724321 / ISBN 978-1-86872-432-1
Softcover, 208 pages, numerous colour photos and illustrations
Mills, Sean im Namibiana-Buchangebot
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