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#Spearfishing Cape Town ~ #VisWatch


Attention Cape Town Spearo’s: #VisWatch Reports:

1: “Was on the bike this morning from Sea Point to Suikerbossie. The viz is good enough to spear a few hotties. Much cleaner towards Bakhoven and Houtbay. Large swell though. Sandy bay was cristal this morning.” ~ 08:00

2:

From Glencairn, Bay is flat but vis is unknown

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Posted by on January 23, 2014 in #VisWatch

 

#Spearfishing group on Facebook – #VisWatch


Shifty: “Simba, dude you wana go dive?”
Simba: “Yea I am keen! Any Idea what the sea is looking like?”
Shifty: “No idea, but lets give it a shot.”
*Drives out to location*
Shifty: “Jees the water it dirty.”
Simba: “Yea…I don’t feel like getting in there” 
*goes home rather disappointed”

Has something like this happened to you?  I am sure it has and as a result you have wasted time when you could have driven to a different spot with better conditions…if you had only known about it.

Vis Watch on Facebook is trying eliminate that. With over 220 spearo’s in and around the Cape Town area giving feed back on swell, water temp and visibility conditions, in various spearfishing locations around the Western Cape, the chances of you driving out to your favourite spot just to find that the conditions are less than ideal are slowly fading away. Photos of the locations are a great help too.

I will start posting comments from the Facebook page here (linked to my Twitter feed) with the #VisWatch hashtag.  Hoping that it will catch on.

Happy spearing all.

~ Shifty

 
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Posted by on January 22, 2014 in #VisWatch, Dive Spots

 

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#Spearfishing: Mozam Miracle Episode 2

#Spearfishing: Mozam Miracle Episode 2

Support ITZTV Spearfishing Here:
http://inthezone-tv.blogspot.com/p/it…

In this next epic spearfishing episode of Mozam Miracle Richard ‘Snoek’ Leonard lands his personal best Dog Tooth Tuna, and also takes time out to share some of his secrets on filming spearfishing with a GoPro camera.

Thanks to:
Coatesman’s Spearfishing for guiding and videography
http://coatesmans.com/

Eric Allard from Extreme Blue Water Spearfishing for the boat charter and sharing his local knowledge with the guys.
http://www.extremebluewaterspearfishi…

Read more about the ITZ spearfishing team here:
http://inthezone-tv.blogspot.com/

 
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Posted by on January 21, 2014 in Ramblings, Videos

 

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Fending off a Tiger Shark while #Spearfishing [Video]

Fending off a Tiger Shark while #Spearfishing [Video]

SHARK ATTACK! What do you do when you are spearfishing and a shark comes around looking for dinner? WATCH this video and see how its done! I personally haven’t had an encounter with the taxman and I pray I never do…but we as spearo’s need to understand the risk involved in our passion AND big balls!

 
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Posted by on January 16, 2014 in Ramblings, Videos

 

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New Species of Fish Discovered [@NatGeo]


The science community welcomed a new species of fish today, called Evoita santanai. The striking, pinkish-mauve-and-white animal, a type of dwarf goby, was found offTimor-Leste (map), and is the first new species of fish found in the country, according to Conservation International (CI), the group that made the discovery.

This new species of fish, called Evoita santanai, was discovered off Timor Leste. Photograph by Mark Erdmann, Conservation International

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Posted by on December 13, 2013 in Ramblings

 

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#spearfishing ~ Blue Spearo’s – Big Bug Bonanza [16th Dec]!


Big Bug Bonanza!

spearing-lobster-cray

Floating trophy and prizes to be won!

Blue Spearo’s are once again hosting their incredibly successful Crayfish Competition.

Big Bugs Bonanza 2013 Registration.doc

06h30 at the Steenbras River parking for sign-ins and late registrations!

Weigh-in at 12h00 at the Drummond Arms in Rooi Els

For more information contact:
Ryno Odendaal: 083 298 7702
Fuzzy: 084 475 4065

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Posted by on December 12, 2013 in Competitions, Ramblings

 

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Huguenote Open ’14 (#spearfishing)


Charl Myburg is busy organizing the Huguenote Open.

Huguenote OpenIt will be held in Struisbaai with prizes valued at R25,000.
I will be adding more information as soon as I get it from Charl.

Watch this space!

~ Shifty

 
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Posted by on December 12, 2013 in Competitions, Ramblings

 

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