Collecting North Coast

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  1. lourensmocke

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    Any recommendations of good collecting spots in and around Ballito? Looking for some nice softies/zoas. Thanks in advance!
     
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    Been puddle hopping a lot from Tinley to Westbrook of late, and can tell that besides a few micro Raccoon flies and other common wrasse & tangs, there hasn't been anything worth mentioning. Any decent rock pool within the general Ballito area has tons of normal green zoas & local Blue Xenia type softies. Spend some time at any of the spots in Ballito and you may be lucky enough to find the odd different colour zoas. Last thing worth mentioning is that a guy had a close encounter with a Great White off Westbrook beach on boxing day, so venturing deeper maybe a touch risky.
     
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    Ouch! Will keep one eye open! Thanks for the info.
     
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    Is that the guy that got taken off his Kayak?
     
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    Yup, shark basically jumped and landed on his ski, just means that there is an extremely inquisitive GW in the area
     
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    Can they 100% identify it as a GW? Cause it's pretty rare for them to be that far up North as the waters are warm.
     
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    That was something i used to think too......You might be interested to have a look in here.....for example load Poseidon
    OCEARCH
     
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    I like the work the Ocearch does. I know GWs have been spotted far north, but it's still pretty rare. As they head from False bay into deep waters all the way to AUS
     
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    Thanks for the replies. I managed to get nice zoas today. My question now, do I keep the zoas in the coolerbox, covered, to minimize evaporation, or do I leave them open for light and replace water tomorrow. I am leaving tomorrow night. Thanks.
     
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    I'm by the casino (somtseu rd) if you want to borrow a little pump till you leave
     
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    Thanks for the offer, but think it will be fine.
     
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    Hi lourensmocke. I am also looking for some nice colourful zoas. Kindly advise where u found yours. Tnx
     
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    Hi @Etesh, I found some nice coloured zoas in the rock pools opposite the Galley/Big Blue, next to thr tidal pool.
     
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    Sorry but i have no idea where the big blue/ galley is. Is it in ballito.
     
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    Hi, it is in Ballito. If you drive on Compensation Beach rd towards the Boathouse and Spar, you will see the Big Blue (next to an open erf) and an adjacent restaurant. It is alo opposite a restaurant called RJ's.
     
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