Allan Jaster
Daryl �

     this piv is pretty good� when the South African locals saw our three Wong�s in the back of the van� it caused quite a stir� a damn crowed gathered round to look at our hybrids.

Just �tween us girls� all the local guys we hunted with used Rob Allen guns� and, no kidding, to help attract the fish � they would shake their guns underwater to create a loud rattling sound. My God� who wants a rattling gun? No thanks�

I didn�t shoot anything worthy of your web-album but I did take some dandy chum fish with my 63� Wong. Not sure if all three bands were required for those 4 pound fish but they got all three anyway! I don�t think my shaft even slowed down�

� the beach launches were really something else. I�m a Reconnaissance Marine� and I thought I�d seen it all regarding beach launches� but they take it to another level. We got our 22� boat completely out of the water several times.

As far as game � they have it all � right there close to shore. The reefs at Sodwana are between 60� and 100� deep and hold cudas, grouper, etc. But very near the shore there are deep cuts where the bottom falls away to about 800� deep. There they get everything from whaoo to �sailies� to marlin. They also have a ton of sharks� which is a tribute to the health of the ecosystem. In fact the first thing I saw when I jumped in at the �cut� as it�s called was two white lines swaying back and forth beneath me� and I just couldn�t make out what it was. It was very large Zambezi�s remoras! My guide told me a harrowing story of a personal encounter with a positively enormous oceanic white tip� just after we were done chumming and hunting at the spot where it happened. But no white sharks that far north.

Planning on doing some rig hunts� I�ll let you know how it goes. Most of the clubs here are scuba divers� so they look at me like I�m a freak when I show up to the boat with �just� my gun. To each his own.

I�ve got to be honest Daryl � I�d probably sell you my first born for a crack at a whaoo. Attached is a picture of Zac� what do you think� Zac for a whaoo? I�ll even throw in a box of diapers.

Thanks for everything �

p.s. My buddy Matt and I are planning on doing a Performance Free diving clinic.... after that course I�ll be on the first flight to Hawaii for wahoo.

Oh well, even bad day spearfishing is a damn good time.


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