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Mastering the wind: Fishing secrets revealed

Confused by coastal currents? Unravel the mystery of wind and its surprising impact on fish behavior and your next catch!  

Mastering the wind: ANSA podcast
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Veteran angler Dave Irvin, with over 30 years of experience in competitive fishing, joins Vinesh Soogreem to discuss the critical role of wind in fishing. 

This episode of Angler News South Africa (ANSA) dives deep into how wind direction, speed, and interaction with other environmental factors like water temperature, clarity, and upwelling affect fish behaviour and feeding patterns. 

Learn how northeasterly and southwesterly winds impact coastal fishing for both edible and non-edible species. 

Dave also explores how barometric pressure, moon phases, and tides intertwine with wind to create optimal or challenging fishing conditions. 

Listen now at the top of the page or directly below to gain valuable insights to elevate your fishing strategy by understanding the nuances of wind.

Aatiquah Ballim with a Black Fin Shark off Ifafa Beach
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KZN's waters have been teeming with fish inshore, offshore, and freshwater! From record catches to early signs of a great edible season, the latest Angler News South Africa KZN Report podcast episode has everything you need to know. Last week we felt a wind sent by the fishing gods, blessing KZN with an abundance of catches. 

Despite a touch of an early morning winter bite, anglers have been still enjoying the spoils of the summer species, with South Coast, Kingsburgh, and Durban reaping the rewards from these conditions across all facets of fishing.

Listen to this episode of the Angler News South Africa podcast below, and scroll down the page for some of the highlights.

[Pictured above: Aatiquah Ballim with a Black Fin Shark caught this week off Ifafa Beach. Note, all non-edible species are Catch & Release.]

Bryan with his first Diamond off Warner Beach
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Above: Bryan with his first Diamond reeled in off Warner Beach.

Below: Eckhard Potgieter and friend with a great morning's haul of Snoek off the rocks.

ANSA Snoek catch
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Find more episodes of Angler News SA in the full channel below:

More about the Angler News South Africa (ANSA) podcast:

ANSA is Africa's only fishing podcast that focuses on the latest fishing reports, whether they're hot or not. ANSA delivers true and accurate content from the country's most prominent anglers every week on various facets of angling.

• The KZN Fishing Report (Thursdays, 3 PM)
The fishing report kicks off down the Lower South Coast with Adam Lyon, who covers everything fishing-related from Port Edward to Port Shepstone. The news then flows down to the Kingsburg/Illovo stretch, where Gary van Sluys gathers content from the rocks every morning.

For the Durban report, we have two correspondents: Mike Vlcek, a seasoned competitive angler, and Brad Grobbler, known as the East Coast's Davie Jones for the time he spends on the water keeping anglers up-to-date on the week's activities.
North Coast reports from Tongaat to Richards Bay are covered by Jesse Schubach, who not only delivers reports but also provides detailed advice on various aspects of angling. The fishing report rounds off in the Midlands with Jan Korrûbel reporting on all facets of freshwater angling..

This weekly report ends with Vinesh and his reporters sharing their predictions for the upcoming weekend.

• Expert Angling Interviews (Mondays, 6 AM)
Dive deep into the world of fishing with Vinesh's in-depth interviews. Each week, he chats with leading anglers and industry experts, tackling topics that are on every angler's mind. Learn how to read tides and weather, master specific techniques, and even explore the path to becoming a protea angler.

Meet your host, Vinesh Soogreem!

Vinesh Soogreem is a legend in the South African fishing media scene. With over two decades under his belt, he's not just an angler who's explored the KZN waters extensively, but also a passionate communicator who's shared his knowledge through books, magazines, and now podcasts and social media. Vinesh lives by the motto "Fish for the future," reflecting his dedication to both the sport and conservation.

Vinesh's authority on KZN fishing is unmatched.  Actively involved in the community since the 90s, he's competed at club and social levels, covered major angling competitions, and earned the trust of the media during the Sardine Run. He currently serves as the National Media Liaison for the South African Surf Casting Association, solidifying his reputation as a key figure in the South African fishing scene.

Vinesh Soogreem in podcast mode


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