What fish are being caught this season

Discussion in 'Diving, Collecting and Environmental Discussions' started by herkie, 18 Dec 2007.

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    I went to a local beach last weekend and found fish in the rock pools for the first time since the tidal waves earlier this year. Things are not back to the original state, but I find it extremely encouraging that the recovery started so soon.
    I think we will still do good catches this season. I caught a small 4 cm beautifully coloured eel and a 2 cm Spotfin Lionfish.
    I hope to start a fish catch thread for KZN this way and know the thread heading is no good, but I'm not worried because one of the mods will probably come to the rescue.
    Wishing you all a extremely good reefkeeping season.
     
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    The Lion
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    And some other goodies.
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    heres my catches on saturdays dive
    2 doublesash butterflys Chaetodon marleyi 1 less than a cm and the other about 3cm in length and 1 oldwoman angel Pomacanthus rhomboides less than a cm not sure still if its a semi
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    Lol at herk , dude i think its a combo of everything
     
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    shot man.hopefully if vetchies is clean tomorrow afternoon,gonna head out again,sneak away from work lol
     
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    todays dive was kak.the beach was filthy (umdloti) and there was only baby racoons,and the common stuff,so just caught one,he's a cm in size
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    might go to vetchies tommorow will post what i catch, if i catch.
     
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    highly doubt vetchies will be good,NE is howling,lotsa jellys and blue bottles at the moment.if i was at vetchies longer the other day,wouldve loaded up my catch box.we must go together sometime gaz
     
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    any day, what ever you dont want to keep i will gladly take of your hands. my half a coke bottle doesnt work to well any more:lol:
     
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    Mekaeel, I wonder if we can make an arrangement to meet one weekend where you normally collect and then the same at my area.
     
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    yip we can do that Herkie.was thinking about it today
     
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    nothing much that i have at the moment. :lol: @ your coke bottle
     
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    Hi guys - this MIGHT be off-topic: BUT, seeing that I am going to KZN this coming weekend, I am also planning to catch so nice fishies (got my 2nd tank setup for all the nice fish I am going to bring back ;-)

    BUT million dollar question - how exactly do you guys catch these fish - especially when snorkeling?

    Many thanks.
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    u can use two nets or i will post a pic of my method:blushing: no laughing!
     
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    ok the bottle is ment to be half a 2l coke bottle
    the ball is the fish:lol:
    and the funny looking thing on the right is a tv arial taped up with old fish lure on the end. i use this to get the fish outa tight spots.
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