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  1. RegLaw

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    I would like to visit KZN again, because this time I would like to collect Ch. Brownburnii and Ch. Kleinii. On my previous visits (Umdloti, Park Raynie, The Bluff), I have not seen any of these. Can anybody help with a snorkeling site / sites where I will be guaranteed catches of these? I would also appreciate a contact number (for detailed info' perhaps not covered in a reply) of whoever is able to help.
    I believe that this is still the better time (seasonally) for KZN.
    Thanks a lot.
     
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    anybody got some info'?
     
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    Welcome to MASA RegLaw. Try out Vetchies reef and Limestone, im sure they will be in the area.
     
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    Hi To All

    Hi to all at MASA. Sorry that I did not do so earlier. This is my first time on a forum, and I still need to learn how to navigate the various communication tabs!
    Thanks for the info' Makaeel. I'm planning to go 1st quarter of September.
    I love Butterflyfish, and the one I simply adore is the Ch. Ephippium (Saddleback). But this one I can only admire from a "distance".

    I hope there is someone out there that might add to Makaeel's contribution of sites, to allow me more options. Even best time, water conditions, etc.

    Bye for now
    :p
     
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    Only place you are guaranteed to see these fish is Vechies/Limestone.
    Catching them is another story
     
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    Hi Reg, agreed with Mek and Africa - I dived Vetchies on Saturday and came across 3 or 4 species of butterflies, but unless you have barrier nets I don't think you're gonna catch 'em ! Those dudes have dodged nets for months already and are QUICK, better to catch them young and stupid in Jan/Mar. Also, with the sardines being netted in the area I hope you aren't too worried about sharks, I came across a couple of busses on limestone. Luckily when you scream like a girl under water, nobody hears ......
     
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    Oh yeah, stay out of the water for now guys. Some big nunus around. The Raggies and Grey sharks are thick in the area, and if those are around, surely the Great Whites and Zambizies will be there.
     
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    KZN Stint Bummer. . .

    Hi all you guys,
    Thanks so much for your input, and cautionary advice. I will still visit Durban - I need to get out, I'm catching flu from staying indoors in Winter - but I think I will just visit the Bluff for now. I'll check with you guys (Jan / Feb when they're "little and stupid"?) and when it's "busses" and "nunus" free . . .:(
    We had quite some visitors to Still Bay during April - May (and the water was cooold): quite a lot of Blackspotted Boxies, a Vaggie, a Kleinii (only 1 of each seen and caught) and several Moorish Idols. Between us we caught 9 of them. And all these fish was up in the Goukou River - not in the fish-traps where we normally catch them when they do reach our shores!:wave2:
     
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    hi I am a durban local and will be doing my first colection sesion on vetchies on saterday I have done much spearfishing there though will let you know how it goes
     
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    Hi mupwi,
    Thanks. I'll have 3 blackburnnis, 3 kleiniis, and a 2 lionfish . . . o, but they won't be much use to me if they're speared! ;)
    I will greatly appreciate the feedback. Waiting to hear from you.
     
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    Welcome to MASA :)
    Looking forward to your report back :)
     
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    Another spearo......at least we choose our diner
     
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    lol I dont think I would be able to hit such small fish :) my aim is good just not that good. we were however discusing the merits of a micro speargun for those trobelsome fish causing problens in tanks that are skilled at avoiding the net :)
     
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    I want a rocket launcher for a Jumping Bean that is causing havock in my tank.
     
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    I've got a twin spot damsel that was oh so pretty when he was a baby, now that he's grown up he's ugly as sin and with a personality to match. when you get that rocket launcher send it my way miki :p
     
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    dude we get both of those here in east london.. but transkei upward would render better chances of a find.. as mentioned catching is another story..
     
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    reglaw cold you send pics the lion is the only one im familiar with of the 3
     
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    well yesterday was a no go wind was howling and the sea was on its head going down to brighton now to see what I can find now that the tank is cycled is seems such a shame for it to be bare
     
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    Hi Mupwi,
    sorry I missed your mail. The Brownburnii is the one at the top; the other is the Kleinii (common names: Sunburst-, Whitespotted Bf)
    Bad thing about the water conditions. let's hope for better next time.:(
     
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