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Curtis & Boultonís
South African
Fly Fishing Clinic

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by Tom Sutcliffe
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Fly Fishing Clinic
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The Autobiography of a
South African Fisherman

Bait, Lure & Drop Shot Clinic
By Bruce Black

Bruce has fished competitively for KwaZulu-Natal and holds several national shore angling records including the light tackle records for giant kingfish and yellowfin tuna.

His bait, lure and drop shot tactics have been honed by experience and in tough competition and this book is not only essential reading for beginners to shore angling but a valuable refresher course for those already hooked!

Although any experienced fisherman will tell you there's no substitute for time on the water, the lessons contained between these pages virtually guarantee a shortcut to that magical moment of contact between angler and fish.


  • Choose the right tackle
  • Tie knots
  • Make up various rigs
  • Collect and prepare baits


  • Bait fishing
  • Spoons, plugs and lures
  • Latest drop shot tactics
  • Fishing from rocks, in the surf and from the banks of estuaries


  • Reading the water
  • Choosing the right tide
  • Landing large fish
  • Handling your catch

Bruce Black is a regular contributor to South African fishing magazines and is author of two previous books (on flyfishing). In addition to his proven shore-based bait, lure and drop shot angling expertise he has many years of ski boat and fly fishing experience.

ISBN 978-0-98142-550-4

Sneak preview

A small taste of what youíll get from Bait, Lure & Drop Shot Clinic

1 Tackle and Equipment
2 Casting
3 Knots
4 Coastal Features
5 Tides, Wind and Weather
6 Bait Fishing
7 Bait is Half the Battle
8 Artificial Lure Fishing
9 Drop Shot Fishing
10 Meet the Fish
11 Letís go Fishing!
12 Last Cast


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