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You may like to visit:


the definitive South African trophy Bass fishing site


The South African Saltwater Surfcasting site




A comprehensive directory of Saltwater Fishing sites - over 4 200 links for fishing gear and tackle, manufacturers and dealers, etc ...


Everything ABU!

Well worth a visit for kite fishing info and info on tying knots and making rigs ...

  Distance casting and reel-tuning ...

John Holden's Beach Fishing Review  More distance casting and reel-tuning ...

  This web site is for Surf anglers, tournament casters and fresh water anglers who cast for distance ... Striped Bass in the Surf ... Foolproof "Hi-Lo" Rigs etc., ...

So-Cal Knot Guide

Crimping Techniques  Learn how to crimp/ swage mono and wire cable to make strong, reliable connections ...

The South African Angling Community

Excalibur Tackle (Walvis Bay, Namibia)

  Hennie Papenfus

Extreme Sport Angling

Fishing Corner


Have you ever thought of fishing from a Jet Ski?

Read this article, then click on the pic to find out more!


South African Tackle Shops specialising in Surfcasting Tackle


Stockists of the excellent Daiwa Saltiga range of reels


Basil Manning Fishing Equipment Stockists of the Assassin range of rods, also the new Assassin Blade, Breakaway fishing and surf rigging accessories (IMPs) etc


Also check out for the latest news in fishing tackle available in SA



1. Just heard of a fishing magazine edited and published by Bruce Truter. Bruce, avid angler, writer and conservationist, used to own a tackle shop in Port Alfred (Eastern Cape) and once refinished some of my old fishing rods before I got into rodbuilding myself! For more information, click on the logo below:


2. For a great magazine that you can subscribe to or pick up at you local bookshop every second month, try:

Try to get some of the back issues - there have been some thought provoking articles on fishing with lures for saltwater species.

They're online too! Just Click on the logo above.


Mail Order


Cabela's is one of the best, most professional and efficient Internet mailorder companies. Highly recommended for any lures and tackle unobtainable locally. Click on the logo for an adventure in e-shopping!


For interesting, hard to get items for the Surfcaster - Gamakatsu Circle Hooks, crane swivels and snaps, ceramic reel bearings, "Smooooothies" or "Xtreme  Smooooothies" drag washers, specialist reel oil, power handles ...

More interesting stuff for Surfcasters: great tips and articles and they also carry some specialist surfcasting tackle and lures ... for Sampo Rosco Crane Swivels and Duolock Snaps, Redgill Lures and Berkley Gulp Saltwater Lures ... for large size Gamakatsu Circle Hooks and Ande clear mono ... for rare items such as Jinkai sleeves and springs used to construct Surf Rigs ... for Berkley Gulp Saltwater Lures ... for Berkley Gulp Saltwater Lures and  Sampo Rosco Crane Swivels ...


I can also personally recommend:

for a good range of hard to find Saltwater Lures including the full range of the super-realistic Storm Wild Eye swimbaits in various models and sizes from 3" up to 9"; a good range of Big Hammer swimbait tails; and the excellent Castaic Sardine swimbait!

Check out the Swimbaits link. Also look at the Terminal Tackle link where you will find the Hammer Head jig heads to team up with the Big Hammer swimbait tails.

For Saltwater-style Swimbaits       try:

The Big Hammer range are now available at Tacklewarehouse. Just click on the following links for Hammerhead Jig Heads and Big Hammer Swimbait soft plastic tails.


for South African - made Saltwater and Bass lures!




... Before you leave this site, 

don't forget to visit all the links in the blue column on the left ...


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