Marlin in the Western Cape and Surrounds

Re: Marlin in the Western Cape and Surrounds

Postby redeye » Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:20 am

@Peks I get it, we have spent many a day with our bait out looking for a black when everyone on the radio is slagging the yellowfin.
It takes a special breed to not go completely insane when this happens...

Just to update we had our AGM at the club last night and I got talking to David who has his boat Bateleur (32foot Butt) moored at FBYC he is keen to make his boat available to us.
The idea is to have it fully rigged for guys who want first hand experience but we can map this out more clearly when we all get together.
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Re: Marlin in the Western Cape and Surrounds

Postby Ally G » Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:03 am

Great stuff , i would be very interested to attend
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Re: Marlin in the Western Cape and Surrounds

Postby peks@mweb.co.za » Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:38 pm

U guys r going (hopefully) to start something big......
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Re: Marlin in the Western Cape and Surrounds

Postby JDD » Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:23 am

Something that I have always wondered about.Myself and boet are in.
Best of luck with the initiative,Rgds James
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Re: Marlin in the Western Cape and Surrounds

Postby Arrie D » Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:32 pm

would like to attend - thanks Ross
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Re: Marlin in the Western Cape and Surrounds

Postby redeye » Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:09 pm

Okay we have had an amazing response so it looks like its a go.
I have spoken to Gareth Beaumont who is also going to add to the some of his experiences to the evening.
Gareth skippered Tyler on our epic Stripey session at the 45's two years ago. (36 hookups in one day) as I am sure many of you know he is one of the leading skippers when it comes to billfish.
Tyler will also be available in conjunction with Bateleur so we can have two dedicated and rigged Billfish boats for the 2016 season for those who want to jump on with experienced skippers.

Topics for the evening so far: (Let me know if you have any other ideas on what we should cover)
Tackle Talk - rods, reels, riggers etc
Lures & setting your spread
Plastics or Bait and when to use what
What conditions to look for: Wind, Temp, water colour etc
Tagging
What to do when you are on the leader.
Competition Framework
Terminal Tackle and hook setups

Guys PM me your mobile numbers - I am going to setup a whatsup group so we can decide on a date in September that is best for the majority of us.
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Re: Marlin in the Western Cape and Surrounds

Postby Poenie » Mon Aug 17, 2015 3:40 pm

I'd be very interested too! Put my name down!
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Re: Marlin in the Western Cape and Surrounds

Postby ColinCowdrey » Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:48 pm

Love the idea, set the date.
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Re: Marlin in the Western Cape and Surrounds

Postby Back-spin » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:09 pm

Hi.

I am also keen to learn from your experience.

Cheers,

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Re: Marlin in the Western Cape and Surrounds

Postby redeye » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:15 am

Okay Gents its gaining momentum now - we have the venue booked for the 3rd of September @ 6:30pm, the bar open and most of the speakers getting material together.
We have a good number of people interested so we should have 30+ people attending. See the agenda for the evening is attached.
This is not a formal thing and is going to be a shared discussion so don't take it too seriously lets just all make sure we all are well prep'd to get a bill this upcoming season.
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