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Western Cape Shore Angling Association => WCSAA => Topic started by: Sylvester on June 17, 2010, 12:50:50 PM

Title: Serious about competitive angling?
Post by: Sylvester on June 17, 2010, 12:50:50 PM
How many of you are serious about competitive angling? ie. serious enough to strive to represent your province!

I'l be the first to stick my hand up!


P.S. No malice intended or stirring, just want to an idea of how many guys there are that are on the forums, I'll be asking the same question on R&S.
Title: Re: Serious about competitive angling?
Post by: Kosi Fisher on June 17, 2010, 01:46:31 PM
P.S. No malice intended or stirring, just want to an idea of how many guys there are that are on the forums, I'll be asking the same question on R&S.

Why not open the question up on a national level and post it on Sealine too? I'm sure there are a number of cape-based anglers who are members of that forum and not on CTF or R&S...

Personally, I'm only into angling for the relaxation of the pastime and not for the competitive side of it. I'm competitive enough with myself as it is...   :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Serious about competitive angling?
Post by: Sylvester on June 17, 2010, 02:15:07 PM
P.S. No malice intended or stirring, just want to an idea of how many guys there are that are on the forums, I'll be asking the same question on R&S.

Why not open the question up on a national level and post it on Sealine too? I'm sure there are a number of cape-based anglers who are members of that forum and not on CTF or R&S...

Personally, I'm only into angling for the relaxation of the pastime and not for the competitive side of it. I'm competitive enough with myself as it is...   :coolsmiley:

I resigned from Sealine ages ago, I believe Reefman has left now though so I may go back. I couldn't stand the twat! But go for it if you want, careful though, if it's still the same old Sealine it could turn into a cat fight! ROFL!!!. I was more just asking out of curiosity than anything else!
Title: Re: Serious about competitive angling?
Post by: Kosi Fisher on June 17, 2010, 02:38:32 PM
But go for it if you want, careful though, if it's still the same old Sealine it could turn into a cat fight! ROFL!!!. I was more just asking out of curiosity than anything else!

I wouldn't steal your thunder. I wasn't aware you'd left Sealine, but if you rejoin, then ask the question there too.

As you started the thread in this section, I thought you might be starting another team/club, or perhaps wanting to start a professional league of sorts?
Title: Re: Serious about competitive angling?
Post by: Sylvester on June 17, 2010, 02:59:45 PM
No, not at all, was just curious as there was a comment made on another thread at R&S regarding Provincial trials and I more wanted to see how many people would need to be accomodated in a trial setup.

It is interesting though to see how few replies there have been, still early though. I have about ten or so votes on the R&S thread.
Title: Re: Serious about competitive angling?
Post by: Brian on June 17, 2010, 03:04:35 PM
Strictly for fun and relaxation. Like any sport, the minute you go competitive, it takes the fun aspect out of it. Rather be competitive with the local guys you go with or meet on the beach
Title: Re: Serious about competitive angling?
Post by: Kosi Fisher on June 17, 2010, 03:08:23 PM
I just added a poll to perhaps put more responses to the topic, instead of just getting a number of views and no further response...

Come on guys, cast your vote...help the guy out...   :thanks:
Title: Re: Serious about competitive angling?
Post by: Sylvester on June 17, 2010, 03:23:52 PM
Strictly for fun and relaxation. Like any sport, the minute you go competitive, it takes the fun aspect out of it. Rather be competitive with the local guys you go with or meet on the beach

Sport, by defenition, involves a person/team competing against another?

Fishing as recreation is another concept all together. I found the competitive angle of fishing really gave me a new respect for the past time! I find it far more fulfilling than just going to the beach to wet a line! Don't get me wrong though, I appreciate every second of a social outing but they are even more special now because the majority of my fishing days are competitive. Even when we, club mates or league mates, fish socially we have a friendly competition....nobody is going to measure your leader or mic your line though!

I respect any mans decision to fish socially only though, to each his own.
Title: Re: Serious about competitive angling?
Post by: Sylvester on June 17, 2010, 03:24:32 PM
I just added a poll to perhaps put more responses to the topic, instead of just getting a number of views and no further response...

Come on guys, cast your vote...help the guy out...   :thanks:

Thanks Kosi!  :thanks:
Title: Re: Serious about competitive angling?
Post by: snack on June 17, 2010, 04:34:41 PM
To be a competitive angler requires time and dedication. Unfortunately time is a major constraint for most of us. Thus i would rather make the most of the few chances I do get to go fishing with friends and family.
Title: Re: Serious about competitive angling?
Post by: Kosi Fisher on June 17, 2010, 04:42:03 PM
To be a competitive angler requires time and dedication. Unfortunately time is a major constraint for most of us. Thus i would rather make the most of the few chances I do get to go fishing with friends and family.

@Snack....a very valid reason, probably the reason most of us have, so far, chosen to stay out of competitive angling...
Title: Re: Serious about competitive angling?
Post by: Sylvester on June 17, 2010, 05:24:27 PM
To be a competitive angler requires time and dedication. Unfortunately time is a major constraint for most of us. Thus i would rather make the most of the few chances I do get to go fishing with friends and family.

You can add a lot of money to that too! It is not uncommon to spend upwards of R20 000 on a season!
Title: Re: Serious about competitive angling?
Post by: Dr.Pinkfly on June 17, 2010, 05:42:17 PM
nice thread there silvster!! i agree with the time aspect and that there is some money too be spent!! however i would like too disagree on the enjoyment part of view.. as i have done some research into angling for a club or legue!! i have spoken too a good friend that has been angling competativly for many years and he has advized me not to even think about it if i want to enjoy the angling for what it is!! now whether it is just a diference in personalities or not, the stories i have heard and folowing some of you guys in the coments and threads you post it makes total scence too mee!! now no offence to any of you guys that are serious anglers i enjoy the sport as much as you do but when there is that element of competition (excluding the social fun) there are always going to be some nasty okes that goes the extra mile to be the best... that is in my opinion why i would never be competative!!
Title: Re: Serious about competitive angling?
Post by: Brian on June 17, 2010, 05:42:38 PM
To be a competitive angler requires time and dedication. Unfortunately time is a major constraint for most of us. Thus i would rather make the most of the few chances I do get to go fishing with friends and family.

You can add a lot of money to that too! It is not uncommon to spend upwards of R20 000 on a season!

Now I wonder how many of you spends that amount on your wives/girlfriends at the same time



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Title: Re: Serious about competitive angling?
Post by: Sylvester on June 18, 2010, 08:30:02 AM
To be a competitive angler requires time and dedication. Unfortunately time is a major constraint for most of us. Thus i would rather make the most of the few chances I do get to go fishing with friends and family.

You can add a lot of money to that too! It is not uncommon to spend upwards of R20 000 on a season!

Now I wonder how many of you spends that amount on your wives/girlfriends at the same time



 :smitten:  :argue1:  :smitten:  :smiley-faces-82:  :embarassed:

More than that.....easy!
Title: Re: Serious about competitive angling?
Post by: hndray on June 18, 2010, 09:13:51 AM
I fish simply for my own pleasure... both to commune with nature (I'm normally down on the beach on my own) and to keep the larder stocked - eating is one of my pleasures!

My scratching grounds are from St.James around the peninsula to Bakoven so any Provincial/national fishing for me is out... Anyway I'm like a bear with a sore head so the only one's who can stand my company at the water are my buddies Jack and Jack - Russel and Daniels!

But don't let an old bore like me hold you back... enjoy the Competition!
Title: Re: Serious about competitive angling?
Post by: Sylvester on June 18, 2010, 09:18:04 AM
I dig fishing for the pan. One of my favourite things in Paternoster is to get up very early and head down to the rocks to get a couple of nice fat Hotties for a breakfast fish braai! No more than an hour from the water to the coals!  :woo_hoo:
Title: Re: Serious about competitive angling?
Post by: hndray on June 18, 2010, 09:25:02 AM
I enjoy the hotties too, although I personally feel the False Bay Hotties are a bit better tasting... the Atlantic side seems to taste a bit like seaweed but on the braai you don't notice the difference and with nice hot chilli sambals you never will!
Title: Re: Serious about competitive angling?
Post by: Brian on June 18, 2010, 10:37:23 AM
I used too fish for the "braai grid", nowday with the fishies and fishing being far and few, I just feed those that are left  ;)
Title: Re: Serious about competitive angling?
Post by: Copper on July 02, 2010, 11:33:49 AM
I have participated in a few sports in my life, and whilst I enjoy sport, I can't see the "fun" in participating without being competitive!
I enjoyed fishing socially for years, but ever since I starting fishing competitively, I have learned a hell of a lot more, and the drive is now to fish WP!!!!
I had the same approach when I played rugby, cricket, athletics, squash, etc.

There is no problem to fish socialy, but once I started competitive fishing, my outlook on fishing changed from a social day at the beach, to a sport to achieve.

I have 1 goal for now, and that is get my WP colours. Whether I get it this year, the next year, or when I'm 50 and fish for the masters, I don't care! I HAVE TO GET IT!!!!

That's just my nature....
Title: Re: Serious about competitive angling?
Post by: Rolf on July 02, 2010, 03:58:28 PM
Spot on there Copper!agree totaly

Groete Rolf