Pennington Winter Offshore

Pennington Winter Offshore

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Winter offshore fishing on the KZN South Coast can be exceptional, or it can be tough. It all depends on the sardine run activity and sea conditions at the time. A few weeks back there were some fantastic GT catches off Pennington, they seemed to be everywhere, and none were under 20kg’s. I was itching to get out and get stuck in to my favourite species in my home waters, but my usual boat partner […]

Flamingo Lodge 2018 Trip

Flamingo Lodge 2018 Trip

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In southern Angola, where the desert meets the sea, is a small, rustic lodge, which caters for the adventurous fisherman. Perched on the edge of the Namib desert and looking out over the Atlantic ocean, Flamingo lodge is isolated and remote, the perfect base to mount a mission to target kob, garrick and large shad along desolate stretches of beach. We just got back from a trip to Flamingo, where I got to spend five […]

Cunene River Mouth Trip

Cunene River Mouth Trip

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When we planned our recent trip to Flamingo Lodge in Southern Angola, I was hoping for reasonably flat seas. This would make it possible to do the 250 km drive south along the beach to the Cunene River mouth. I had attempted to do the journey with some friends back in 2004, but had been forced to turn back about 50km short of our destination due to big waves, which were threatening to swamp our […]