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Angola 2014
« on: August 24, 2014, 02:34:24 PM »
So after 2 or 3 years of trying to go to Angola with Simen I finally made it.
I flew from Cape Town with a suitcase full of tackle, sleeping bag etc, 
and stuffed the remaining space in my rod holders with t-shirts. It keeps the rods from rattling too.
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In Joburg I met up with Deon and Aubrey who were kind enough to let me in on their father and son bonding session, hehe.
These guys are well organised, and they did this trip back in 2010, plus  Aubrey speaks Portuguese, 
so I knew I was in good hands.
We hit the road around 1am and reached Botswana by dawn just to see exactly where all the animals were,
so when we came back at night we'd know exactly when to brake.
Semi serious.
 
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That evening we met The Kwaggas, AKA the commercials, together we enjoyed the 1st of many awesome sunsets.
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We hit the road together the next day and made a lot of these little pit stops.
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Later we ran into the first of the Namibians at a filling station near the Angolan border...
"Hey are you going to Angola, so are we"
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Don't worry about who's who yet, I'll introduce everyone properly soon, with fish!
 
From there we headed to Ruacana to meet the rest of the crew, most of us made a short detour at the flooding falls.
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The Durban crew skipped the falls, but here they are at one of their pitstops.
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We had a lekker braai that night, and early the next morning we got through the border in a record 3 hours.
Aubrey's Portuguese smoothed the way, not for the last time.
 
Then we drove through a lot of dirt
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What a smile after eating all that dust
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We pulled over and camped in the bush, don't expect a hot shower and power for your hair-dryer.
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A warning not to venture too far off the beaten path.
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Eddie with one of his many flats, looks like a heavy load hey.
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The next day we hit the road early and excited to see the ocean, it's day 5 for me.
Once we got through Lobango we paused at the Jesus statue to take a look back.
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Leba pass
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It started to get more and more dry
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If you want to make money in the desert, sell ice.
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Time to let out some air, no more roads.
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All lined up to take on the sand
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Is that water yet or a mirage? 
I would wonder that for what seemed like forever.
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Finally, definitely water.
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Camp
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The 1st night we got the serious talk, which fish to stay away from and safe areas etc.
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We then split up into 2 teams, Shad and Garrick, Shad won, 
but only because they wouldn't count the 400kg seal as a catch.
 
A couple of days we fished as far south as we could safely go.
The GPS went from "Driving on (Soft sand)", to "Driving on (Dangerous)" to this...
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It was pretty flat and nothing much happened here, the cob water was closer to the camp,
and the spinning hotspots were north, near this wreck.
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Fishing stats of the trip.
 
Specie                     Qty           Kg
 
Blacktail                  282           250.5 
 
Bronzy                     101           2116.6
 
Cob                        105           398.6
 
Sandshark                  38            120.8 
 
Giant Sandshark            5             65.9
 
Duckbill                   29            246.8
 
Devil fish                 31             6.2
 
Blue ray                   9              99
 
Shad                       390            687.1
 
Garrick                    43             196.0
 
Barbel                     2              1.2
 
Steenbras                  1              1
 
Grunter                    35             22.4
 
Hammerhead                 13             55.3
 
Blaasop                    1              .1
 
Mullet                     7              3.2
 
Spier                      2              2.2
 
TOTAL                      1094          4273.3 KG
   
Top 3 Ladies
 
Odette                   148.5 KG
 
Michele                  127.2
 
Sharon                   107.8
   
Top 3 men
 
Deon                     316.3 Kg
 
Sham                     310.9
 
Vishan                   264.6
 
Heaviest Specie recorded.
   
Garrick                   Vishan          16.7 KG 
 
Shad                      Heinz           6
 
Bronzie                   Deon            104.1
 
Duck Bill                 Aubrey          33.4
 
Sand Shark                Carel           28.6
 
Cob                       Noel            15.8
   
 Odette, the top lady angler, and Chris, who caught 4 devil fish. 
 If you know how dangerous they are, you'd know that's extreme fishing.
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One of Odette's bronzies.
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And her daughter Kayla, top Junior, who caught 9 in one day.
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She also caught a 34kg bronzie, by locking the drag and walking a few hundred metres into the desert.
 
Sharon who caught 43 fish
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Michele
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Ilze
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Deon with the biggest fish, he also won top men's angler with the heaviest bag.
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While Deon was fighting that fish, Angelo was on with a similar fish for about 1.5 hours, and lost it.
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Vishan with the biggest Garrick, winning the prize for the biggest garrick, biggest edible, 
and overall great guy. 
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Some more awesome garrick...
Wynand
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Johan
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Noel
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Andre
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Fanie Jnr
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Callie with a C
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Gert for most species
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Gert and Biddy, probably for record time spent in the tent. I kid.
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Noel with the heaviest cob.
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We tied for the biggest cob, with his 2nd biggest cob about half a kilo heavier, 
and being the gent he is, he made me take a pic with his cup. Hey, maybe that was just to taunt me.
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What a pleasure to fish with that Seagrand, whether it was a cob or a bronzie taking a cob bait. 
Thanks Craig.
 
Nic, unofficially tied with Vishan for the overall great guy award.
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Marius, another strong contender, definitely funniest.
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Vishan
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Neels
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Fanie snr
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Simen and Michele
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Deon
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Noel with another
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We also caught shad, lots of shad.
On Day 5, some of the guys had to go into town for fuel and supplies, the rest of us went to the wreck area to spin.
That day we had a lot of fun, you would sometimes see the garrick and shad chasing the mullet. 
The water was clean but working nicely, and the fish were wild.
I couldn't walk by the end of that day, knees were too stiff. 
A very big thanks to Doc and Chocky for the arthritis medication, I'm getting old.
 
Here's Heinz who caught the biggest shad, but I don't have a pic of that one.
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Michele
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Simen
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Andre
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Aubrey
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Chocky and Angelo
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Deon with a selfie because everyone was too busy catching fish
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I snapped 1 or 2 at my feet before releasing, you want to measure and release quickly to catch the next one.
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I got the most fish thanks to that shad smash.
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Inedibles
 
Aubrey with one of his rays
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Marius
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Callie
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Chocky
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Sham showing us how to catch bronzies. 
The bronzies were almost as thick as the shad, the bait generally doesn't soak for long.
He got a dozen of them while searching for that elusive monster.
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We didn't do much night fishing but we spent a few hours around the fire at the beach once, Sagren got this for his efforts.
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Hugo with some blacktail, I wish I got some nice pics of his fish,
pity about the viskoors the day he fished with us. 
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He also caught a few small fish, and earned this little rod for smallest fish of the day.
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I had that honour too.
 
In the evenings we gathered in the tent
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Heinz telling us a funny story again
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Party on the last night
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Eddie prepping some of that shad for dinner.
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Speaking of food, Chocky cooked chicken curry and rice, on the beach, it was amazing.
Here's a mini bunny chow he also made at the camp.
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Group photos on the last day
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We tried our best to get through the Angolan border on the 1st day back, but it closed 5 minutes before we arrived.
We had to sleep over in the parking lot, so we did what we do best and had a party.
Here's Nic prepping some food, he would keep that party going until 1 or 2am.
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Biddy getting ready the next morning, while Gert removed and fitted the propshaft a few times,
nothing could keep her down.
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Awesome sunsets
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Biddy and Gert had a lot of car trouble as I mentioned, but if you're going to get stuck in the middle of nowhere, the people
above are the people you want around.
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"So long, and thanks for all the fish."
« Last Edit: August 24, 2014, 02:43:59 PM by Koper »

Offline Simen

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Re: Angola 2014
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2014, 08:21:51 AM »
Definitely a dream come true for a lot of guys, and yes we will be going again in 2015

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Re: Angola 2014
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2014, 03:04:11 PM »
I don't see any photos. Or is it my PC or network that is mucking around?.....

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Re: Angola 2014
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2014, 03:14:43 PM »
This normally happens when one has not logged in - visitors may not see pics

 :)
« Last Edit: October 13, 2014, 03:16:16 PM by Andrew »

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Re: Angola 2014
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2014, 03:18:15 PM »
Those Shad make our Elf look like sardines... ::)
« Last Edit: October 13, 2014, 03:20:48 PM by Andrew »

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Re: Angola 2014
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2014, 03:35:25 PM »
This normally happens when one has not logged in - visitors may not see pics

 :)

Ummm....I am logged in. It says Hallo Kaspaas at the top! LOL  ::)

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Re: Angola 2014
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2014, 03:39:30 PM »
Ok ...mmmmm...what browser are you using ie: Firefox , chrome , internet explorer ect

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Re: Angola 2014
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2014, 03:40:24 PM »
I would recommend logging out and then log back in again.

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Re: Angola 2014
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2014, 03:42:40 PM »
is it only on this page that pics do not appear ?

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Re: Angola 2014
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2015, 08:50:28 PM »
HI GUYS
I have paid my deposited for 2016 Angola fishing trip.
I am asking for somebody who is willingly to take me with.???
I AM only one person so who ever have an open space in there VICHELE  who is willing to share with me please let me know.???
I am willing to pay my COST FUEL, DRIVING, FOOD. ECT....
I am willing to meet you at any airport from where your fishing tour starts. BEFORE THE TIME.

MY NAME IS CHANRE HORAK
E-MAIL: cahorak@gmail.com
CELL NR: 0733089699

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Re: Angola 2014
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2015, 10:17:20 PM »
Chanre, not to worry mate we will get you to Angola, maybe in 2016 Andrew can also go then we have half a vehicle full already

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Re: Angola 2014
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2015, 03:51:37 PM »
Dagse Manne
 
So wat moet 'n mens doen om so ongelooflike trip te join? Kan defnitief net 'n belewenis wees!!
Groete
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Re: Angola 2014
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2015, 06:08:19 PM »
HALLO MENEER
Jy moet met SIMEN prat. HY is die TOERGIDS en arrangement chair person.
SY contact nr.+264813684860

thanks
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Re: Angola 2014
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2015, 06:00:31 PM »
Hallo Arlu


Ek praat met jou sodra ons nou van Angola af terug kom.


Ons ry oor 2 dae en sal so 3 Mei weer terug wees


Chanre, ek sal die fotos op die forum sit net daarna

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Re: Angola 2014
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2015, 06:43:00 PM »
Hi Simen
Ek se vir jou baie dankie waardeur dit baie.
Ek kan nie wag vir volgende  jaar 2016 Angola trip.
Thanks
C.horak

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Re: Angola 2014
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2015, 07:45:49 PM »
Alles in rep en roer met die manne wat pak, party ry al more.


Die manne wat nou net uit Angola kom se kabeljoue kon nie op die fotos pas nie, baie grotes en baie nommers

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Re: Angola 2014
« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2015, 07:39:45 AM »
Halo Oom Simen

Dis doodreg geniet die trippie daar in Angola, weet sommer dit sal n groot sukses wees!!
Hahahaha onthou die Grooter Kamera!!! :)

Sien uit om die foto's te sien.

Groete
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Re: Angola 2014
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