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Some Good Fishing at Ponta!

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Some Good Fishing at Ponta!

Postby Chris Skinner » 04 Dec 2011 20:57

I thought some of you might be interested in a few of my fishing pics from November at Ponta and Sodwana.
Went to OET comp at Sodwana and then took some Swedish friends to Ponta - more pics in following post.
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Dorado - still blue
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Lights on (blue of the fin)
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Fish with his 'lights' on
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Angler and his fish
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Striped Marlin T&R
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Dorado
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Sailfish T&R
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Nice Wahoo
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Re: Some Good Fishing at Ponta!

Postby Chris Skinner » 04 Dec 2011 21:20

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The beach at Ponta
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Ready to Launch
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The team at Ponta
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2 Swedes and catch for the day
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Re: Some Good Fishing at Ponta!

Postby Tinus lotz » 04 Dec 2011 22:01

Only one problem with this...........I was not on the boat!!!!! :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:
:salute: :salute ggreat picks and ggood fishing man!!!!:
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Re: Some Good Fishing at Ponta!

Postby Jorrie » 06 Dec 2011 20:00

Hi Chris

Impressive pics.

You should try that from a sea kayak, it is really exciting.
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Re: Some Good Fishing at Ponta!

Postby Chris Skinner » 06 Dec 2011 22:28

Sounds good - show us some pics...
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Re: Some Good Fishing at Ponta!

Postby AdrianPowrie » 07 Dec 2011 08:02

Hi Chris

Did you go via Piet Retief to get to the coast?
If so are the stop & go's still so bad?
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Re: Some Good Fishing at Ponta!

Postby Peter Connan » 07 Dec 2011 08:55

Adrian I can't answer for Chris, but I do beleive there is a better route through Swaziland?
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Re: Some Good Fishing at Ponta!

Postby Chris Skinner » 07 Dec 2011 13:32

The route via Ermelo, PietRetief, Pongola is much better than it was with only a couple of stops. If towing and with all the equipment, holiday groceries, drinks etc, I would stick to that route rather than Swaziland. You never know when you may pick up a nosey customs guy when enetering Sz or ZA again. If not worried about that part of it - then the Sz road is very good indeed and a nice drive. If you end up at a border post just behind a tour bus then expect to wait up to and hour to get through...
The road from Jozini to Kosi is mostly resurfaced and is excellent, except for a small section after the dam wall
Later this month going back to Ponta and will go pietretief, pongol, jozini route again.
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Re: Some Good Fishing at Ponta!

Postby AdrianPowrie » 07 Dec 2011 14:23

Hi Peter, I have done the route through Swazi and picked up an official at the border post that gave me a 2 hour run around...
From what I have heard, this was a very isolated case. But I am not prepared to try my luck again.


@ Chris, thanks!
I went through there in Feb and was unaware of the workings through Bethal and Ermelo and managed to do this section at 03:00am.
NOT FUN. :pray: :surprised:

I came home via Amsterdam/Carolina and although it was slightly longer was a MUCH easier drive.
I will be going down early Feb and will try the normal route through Bethal Ermelo to Piet Retief down to Manguzi.

Stop and go's are k@k, but at least you have to slow down and take it easy.

Thanks for the replies Gents!
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Re: Some Good Fishing at Ponta!

Postby Chris Skinner » 08 Dec 2011 09:02

Adrian are you going to Ponta?
What dates are you down there?
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