That Unforgettable Day.

We all have those days that we can think back and remember so vividly like it was yesterday or the days were you say to yourself that that was the day that changed me!

Well for me (Dick) that day was about 4 years ago when i went on my first trip to Mozambique and well actually my first ever reel fishing trip! Wez came up with idea as he had been on a recent fishing trip to Moz and said it was Amazing and that the fish are loose on that side of the border and we have to go, I was still really only starting out at kayak fishing and only had a few launches under my belt but thought what the hell i had never been before.

First morning in Moz and its an absolute cracker, not a cloud in the sky , not a breath of wind , blue blue blue water and probably one of the easiest launches i had had. I get out past backline, pull my rods out , get my lures in the water and start chasing Wez to the closest reef from the launch. Must have paddled a good 3km before reaching the reef and i decided to have my first breather before continuing chasing the energizer bunny that Wez is. I must have stopped for about 20 seconds and had just called out to Wez, when all of a sardine my reel starts screaming!!!

When i say screaming, it was like nothing i have heard before! Now I have caught fish and been out on Ski-boats and what not but i had never heard a reel make that noise! My heart is now pumping and im screaming to Wez like a little school girl while i start reeling the fish in, I can clearly remember having two thoughts in my head, what the hell is on the end of this line and what was i going to do when i got it next to the ski! Good 10 minute fight an i can start seeing this big long silver thing doing big circles under my ski in that beautiful blue Mozambiquen water, while all this is going on Wez cannot contain himself and spots tunny jumping just a couple of meters from where i was and he turns and shouts to me “Sorry Dick i have too” and he was gone in a flash. I had now managed to get the fish under my ski but had no idea how i was getting it in my hatch, i know i have to gaff it but its huge!! So i scream for Wez to come help! With his help i get the fish on my lap and get Wez to take a photo!

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This is the day that changed me and the day that i was hooked on kayak fishing, i will never forget this day!Do you have a day that will be permanently imprinted in your mind? Share with us!!

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Throw Back Thursday

We Freaks thought we would have our own Throw Back Thursday and replay you our very first video we put on Youtube our Fishing Freaks Teaser!

ff_logo smlWe have come along way since this vid got uploaded and boy it been one hell of a ride! we have been through many high’s and low’s and almost lost a Freak along the way, We have learnt a lot and it has been tough but we have meet some amazing people in the fishing community and picked up some incredible sponsors that have have been like childhood dreams for us and then there is you guys our fellow FREAKS, you guys have been unbelievable and we cannot thank you enough for all the support and feedback, you guys rock and you are keeping the Fishing Freaks dream alive!!

We have some amazing stuff in the pipeline for Fishing Freaks and all we can say is watch this space, cause these Freaks are going places! Season 2 of Fishing Freaks will be out soon and we really cant wait to show you guys! we got some action packed webisodes coming your way, so just hang tight!! In the meantime lets go back to the 22 January 2013 and relive the hype of Fishing Freaks!!

Big thanks to The Kingfisher , Daiwa and Stealth Performance Kayaks

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Sangoma Search Starts

The Fishing Freaks Search for a Sangoma

The Fishing Freaks Search for a Sangoma

11 – Eleven is the number of “blanks” in a row Wez has experienced! Dick isn’t far behind with around 9 in a row.. Many of you fisherman (and wives of fisherman) will know, May is one of the best months in the year to fish, especially off a Yak.

May off the east coast of South Africa is Autumn and the best time of year to target big yellow fin tuna, snoek (queen mackerel) and those Croc Couta (king mackerel) that can exceed 30 kilos!! May is also pre sardine run, with many old school anglers believing all the fish have swum south in search of those oily little bait fish.

Either way you look at it the facts don’t change.. The Freaks are on a serious blank run! Now we need your help, we need some help in changing our poor luck on the water. We’re in search of a sangoma to throw some bones and change our luck. Do you have any secret fishing rituals? PLEASE share yours with The Freaks!

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