Kosi Bay, Mabibi

Discussion in 'Diving, Collecting and Environmental Discussions' started by CheriS, 14 Apr 2013.

  1. CheriS

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    Does anyone have some information for me about these places? Is one allowed to collect and keep fish from there if you have a permit? If not, where around can one go close by?
     
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    @seank might be able to give some information??
     
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    I was there last month (Kosi) it's a nature reserve at most of the beaches and all of the lakes. The parkies are strict and often patrol.

    I was even told not to use my head lamp on the beach when fishing at night because it would scare the turtles away....
     
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    So in other words, even if the Natal permit says no more than 10 aquarium fish a day you aren't allowed there anyway?
     
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    Unfortunately most areas in the isimangaliso wetland park is prohibited for collection...
    I was at sodwana a couple weeks ago & the parkies told me that all collection is illegal except from fishing from the beach or boat...
     
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    Such a pity. Where can go then to catch similar tropicals as in those areas legally? Any advice? Yes I know I can buy beautiful fish but it will never be the same as finding that precious gem in a pool or so and catching it yourself..
     
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    Not sure. Can any of the local natal guys perhaps give some advice...
     
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    Thank you for the advice. Much appreciated!
     
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    mabibi is awesome, losts of powder blues, triggers cleaner wrasses, wrasses etc etc.....
    be discreet and take a permit just in case.
    id be more worried about the safety issue, we camped there about 2 years back and have heard of some issues of theft of late......just keep your eyes open and dont be silly
    look out for electric eels......my mate was dumb enough to stand on one while trying to catch a trigger.
    place is cool though...enjoy
     
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    Dude! the place is one of the most protected reserves in South Africa. I would DEFINITELY think that encouraging poaching there on an open forum is a BAD idea.
     
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    Thank you for all the advice guys. Richard can you recommend where to go then?
     
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    hi CheriS, im from mosselbay, do you know of anywhere neerby where i can collect liverock from. (and yes i'll get permission first)
     
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    Mission Rocks is the furthest north you can legally collect specimens in SA. The best are TBH (and weather permitting) in KZN is on vetchies/limestone/north pier in central Durban. Most of the other spots are too seasonal with sand movement to ALWAYS have something decent available to catch.
     
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    Aaaah, the infamous "50 shades of gray" area....

    You're welcome to come collect LR with me in PE (provided you have the misc inverts permit). Local nature conservation have no problem at all with it.
     
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    thankyou, will let you know when i'm in your area.
     
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    I was under the impression that it was illegal to collect any coral or rock from SA coastline..... me bad:(
     
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