10 August 2012
Above: We moved camp to the rural town of Pongola. This puts us right on the banks of one of the largest lakes in the vicinity, Lake Jozini. This is our last morning of fishing and we aim (no pun) to make most of the few hours at our disposal. This is the wake behind the two 90 hp Yamahas.
Above: We saw a wide variety of wildlife on the banks of this magnificent lake. These two common reedbuck males (rams) did not have a worry in the world while grazing away at the fresh grass on the banks. If only they knew how many times I aimed at them with a fishing rod…
Above: The hippo was showing us who the boss in the water is. This is one of a number of hippo pods in Lake Jozini. Opening the mouth is a show of strength and acts as an early warning system. This is like an amber light on a traffic light before it shines red. We did not wait to get action pictures being attacked so we left.
Above: A mother darter with her chicks. As we approached the tree to start fishing we saw she was uncomfortable with our presence so we did a slow retreat and let her and her offspring be. Hunters are not only conservationists, but also respect all of nature, including humans.
Thank you for joining us on our fantastic trip. This was a super experience for a Professional Hunter to experience fishing. Thank you to the professional fishing experts who made fishing Kosi Bay and Lake Jozini possible. I look forward to doing this in the off-season.
Jakes was responsible for pictures 7, 8, 9 and 10. Thanks Jakes.
PS: Lisa Mills – you left a message on my website against someone who I regard as a friend. I hope you read this section carefully or else what the heck are you doing on a hunting website? The animal in question we hunted legally was a problem animal that caused the death of a rural 9 year old girl. How many people would you like to see killed by an animal before the local population start killing animals senselessly? Think about it.