spots to dive for fish in port elizabeth

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  1. wesley

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    hi guys:wave2:
    iv had a freshwater tank for about 10 years but now iv started a saltwater tank about 2 months ago got a few mullets in there to get the nitrogen cycle going. iv heard that there are a few good spots in pe to dive fish. i spoke to a guy on sunday at the swartkops river and he said you get a few species there was wondering if someone on this forum been diving there and what fish can i get there thanks wesley:thumbup:
     
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    you will definately get there, butterflies mostly, marlii that probably won't do to well in our tanks semi's. allot of guys on the forum dive there, and also at flat rock.

    have you started a thread telling us about your tank ? i am also in P E so PM me if you need a hand, i don't know everything, but what i don't know i can soon find out from some one who dose. also speek to steve from bay world, they often dive for tropicals.
     
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    thanks for the reply
    i havent spoke about the tank still finding my way around the site. dont want to post in the wrong place. ill pm you if i need a hand. were do you dive. iv got a small tank running its 800x400x300 with a small sump filter i put together. iv got a few small mullets in to get the cycle going. what fish thay get at flat rocks.
     
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    hi
    ill do that when im ready to go dive. i still need to get all the diving gear so as soon as i got that ill go mess around at swartkops just to get somthing in the tank and take the mullets out. i made me a clear net so thats one step closer.
     
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    If there's any help that you need, my family has been collecting marine fish for almost 40 years in the PE area. Where in PE are you based? I'm in Mount Pleasant.
     
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    thats good to know. i went fishing on sunday at swartkops and there were a few guys diving there but thay said its still early but thay want to see whats going on thay were in a blue camper van an old combi. thay said there is fish but not what thay looking for. well maybe you can give me some contact numbers for diving gear thats up for sale.
     
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    Best to make a turn by Mike's Dive shop in Western Road, Central. Best in the Eastern cape when it comes to gear.
     
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    thanks ill do that the weekend sometime.
     
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    sorry im based in westering.
     
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    Rogan and Steve Warren live there, PM them if you are having hassles.
     
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    ya that sound like a plan. maybe thay near me.thanks to all the guys for the help i was worryed about a few things but on this forum i dont think i nead to worry anymore someone will have a answer. if a have a question
     
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    I know this thread is 4 hears old but are people still snorkelling & finding colourful marine fish in Swartkops?
     
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    Yip...the guys are getting some great stuff at the moment...
     
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    What type of things come out there & where exactly do they get it in the river?
     
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    Anybody in PE been collecting the past couple of weeks? Would like to know where to go look & maybe tag along with some of you local guys...
     
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    Get hold of bubble22 I think it is. Quite a few guys dive in pe. Has gotten a bit quiet lately but hopefully will get some new fish in shortly. Its mostly butterflies and surgeons.
     
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    Yeah - I've been diving with my BF. Still lots of common flies and surgeons around.
     
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    Where do you dive, where would be the best place for me to go?
     
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    Amazed you still with that guy he is a real chop
     
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    Ooi!
     
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