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Ridgemonkey South Africa

Ridgemonkey South Africa

There is a new monkey in the South African Carp jungle that is changing the way we fish. Ridgemonkey is a very innovative carp brand that started in 2014 by a group of clever carp anglers that wanted to solve everyday bankside problems with quality innovative products that make the overall carp fishing experience just so much better.

THE VALUE OF A GUIDED TRIP

THE VALUE OF A GUIDED TRIP

WORDS, IMAGES & VIDEO: Stefan Olckers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-OkvNz0e5g While anglers new to Specimen Carp Angling do have many avenues on the Internet to gain credible knowledge, such...

WORLD CARP CLASSIC SA QUALIFIER 2019

WORLD CARP CLASSIC SA QUALIFIER 2019

One big characteristic of the event is the lavish opening ceremony where anglers get treated to a delicious sit down meal, followed by well presented formalities, with the event broadcast live on social media platforms for the many online spectators. After the most enjoyable ceremony teams were allowed to set up camp at their peg that was to be their home for the next 7 days. 

The opening hours of the event saw most teams out on the water scouting for possible good areas to set their traps in search of the three biggest fish. Team Karpioene 2 who drew Peg 1 right next to the dam wall was first off the mark landing a few fish but just below the qualifying weight of 9kg. Team Carpy AF on peg 10 weighed in the first qualifying fish of 9.77kg opening up the LIVE leaderboard scores. It wasn't long after that capture that Team LUNKER on peg 16 started to land a few fish of qualifying weight giving them an early lead. But It was a humble team from Delmas, The Bearded Anglers on Peg 7 who really jumped the leaderboard as a huge afternoon storm approached, landing a number of very big fish of over 12kg which put them into first place overall. 

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Mountain Carp – Part 2

Mountain Carp – Part 2

By Eugene Kruger Most anglers love adventure and this is yet another lekker story about an adventure to a special venue we've been targeting on and off for a few years. This place is nothing short...

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MISSION: A BIG FISH FROM A SMALL LAKE

MISSION: A BIG FISH FROM A SMALL LAKE

Neville Foord recently spent 48 hours on a small but beautiful and secluded lake. It’s a common misconception that only big lakes hold big fish. Certainly some big lakes do contain some real monsters, but it is also true that there are numerous small lakes up and...

Transform your dam into a profitable fishery

Transform your dam into a profitable fishery

Words by Dave Charley There has never been a better time for dam owners to develop an environmentally sound fishery which will be financially successful.  Carp Fishing is a smart choice for clever land management. South Africa is idyllic for Carp Fishing South...

AUTUMN HARVEST OFF MY BOAT

AUTUMN HARVEST OFF MY BOAT

It’s by far the best time to find fish going crazy on your bait.  In South Africa – the home of The Carp Angler mag, this month is the start of Spring and then Summer, but for our readers in the Northern Hemisphere here is an insightful account of how to manage...

BREAKING THE 30 POUNDS CEILING – AT LAST!

BREAKING THE 30 POUNDS CEILING – AT LAST!

WORDS: Neville Foord IMAGES: Tobias Weber CARP MATTERS Our Field Journalist/News Editor/Layout Artist/ Protea and World Champion angler par excellence, Neville Foord, who retired from international angling competition at an age when others are still...

PAYING IT FORWARD

PAYING IT FORWARD

By Jonathan Steyn An amateur, as derived from its Latin definition may be a person who engages in an activity for pleasure rather than remuneration: a devotee, a lover or an admirer of an activity. I feel no matter what I have achieved or the heights I may ever...

FOUR DAYS OF ACTION AT INANDA

FOUR DAYS OF ACTION AT INANDA

WORDS & IMAGES: Sean Tucker Unplanned, spur of the moment sessions tend to be some of the most fruitful!   I love the thrill of targeting new wild waters and Inanda dam in KZN has always been on my list.  After having some great success at...

WORLD CARP CLASSIC SA QUALIFIER 2019

WORLD CARP CLASSIC SA QUALIFIER 2019

One big characteristic of the event is the lavish opening ceremony where anglers get treated to a delicious sit down meal, followed by well presented formalities, with the event broadcast live on social media platforms for the many online spectators. After the most enjoyable ceremony teams were allowed to set up camp at their peg that was to be their home for the next 7 days. 

The opening hours of the event saw most teams out on the water scouting for possible good areas to set their traps in search of the three biggest fish. Team Karpioene 2 who drew Peg 1 right next to the dam wall was first off the mark landing a few fish but just below the qualifying weight of 9kg. Team Carpy AF on peg 10 weighed in the first qualifying fish of 9.77kg opening up the LIVE leaderboard scores. It wasn't long after that capture that Team LUNKER on peg 16 started to land a few fish of qualifying weight giving them an early lead. But It was a humble team from Delmas, The Bearded Anglers on Peg 7 who really jumped the leaderboard as a huge afternoon storm approached, landing a number of very big fish of over 12kg which put them into first place overall. 

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ALWYN DAM

ALWYN DAM

Just upstream from Rietvlei Dam lies a very secret and secluded farm dam that not only ticks all the boxes for anglers but certainly promises to become one of the favourite fishing destinations in Pretoria. Alwyn Dam is a privately owned Farm dam tucked into the...

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