fishing hilux

It was the big one that got away. Fishing is one of the biggest sports in SOuth Africa and there are plenty a fisherman who drives a Hilux. Share your passion for this sport in this section
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Wed May 04, 2011 7:48 am

Hi guys

I am just looking for ideas on little mods for my hilux to help with fishing expeditions!

has anyone got any good ideas... I know there are plenty of fishermen here!

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Wed May 04, 2011 9:56 am

Cris, as ek net tyd kry om myne klaar te kry, sal jy nice idees kry. My lewe het so bietjie verander, gee my nog so maand dan sien jy n sout en varswater hengel ready Hilux
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Wed May 04, 2011 10:50 am

Thats a great start!

What tyres are you guys thinking of using... as some destinations are far and may require a a bit of beach driving (if your lucky)

Other little gadgets, rod holders and lights etc

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Wed May 04, 2011 11:01 am

I want to fit a rack on the back of my lux on the roll bar to keep the fishing rods upright when driving around Henties. The reason I want it behind the window is that my reels picked up quite a lot of the Salt road. with the rod holders on the bull bar. Extreme weather was mostly to blame as they had rain when we where there.

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Wed May 04, 2011 11:06 am

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Wed May 04, 2011 11:08 am

Hi Chris...
Interresting topic! I once saw a guy in Henties bay that mounted he's rod holders on the inside of he's Hilux's tail-gait(without canopy). when it's open, its holding the rods upright, ready for baiting or holding it while waiting for the big-one.With the tail gate Closed,(rods still in it), the rods is suspended over the roll-bar(while driving ect.) I don't know if it makes any sence,...whish I had a photo though...thought it was a pretty good idea
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Wed May 04, 2011 12:18 pm

Thats pretty interesting! I have seen a couple of guys with holders on the front! Never thought of the salt factor!

Do you guys fish with the canopy on or off?

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Wed May 04, 2011 6:07 pm

Hi Musselcracker

That is what i use to carry my fishing rods on my bakkie when i go fishing in Hentiesbay
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Wed May 04, 2011 6:13 pm

Here is my bullbar rod holders
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Wed May 04, 2011 6:34 pm

Het 'n gasebo gebruik as ek gaan visvang met my geluk het die wind gewaai en dan buig alles en as dit reen dan reen jy nat toe maak ek die mod op my lux.Het 'n karavaan se rally tent goedkoop opgetel en op my lux maak pas.
Het toe ek op verlof was nie gesukkel met die wind of die reen nie.
Sal die photo's oplaai sodra ek dit reg kry want my netwerk wil nie saamwerk nie
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Thu May 05, 2011 1:10 pm

do you guys fish with lights? What spot and anything at the back? some guys i have big fluresent tubes in them

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Thu May 05, 2011 4:14 pm

Normal spots and incandescent lights chew the battery very quickly .... the flourescents are quite a bit better but Pieter has got some really smart LED units that give as much if not more light than a spot, and are even less energy hungry. You should be able to run them for hours. He has different types and strengths .... not sure that he has them advertised in the shop section as they're more specialised than general use, but would be perfect for your application. Be warned that they're a little pricey, but then still a lot cheaper (about 40%) than what you would pay for the equivalent in the retail outlets. Drop him a PM. ;-)
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Thu May 19, 2011 3:47 pm

yeah I have seen those LED lights!

Unfortunately i have had to take the canopy off my bakkie in order for it to fit inside the garage!

Any suggestions for lights with no canopy? i was also thinking of mounting a bait cutting board onto the tailgate! and maybe a bottle opener for those beers :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Thu May 19, 2011 4:03 pm

Mount the lights onto the roll bar facing backwards (underneath the cross-member so that it doesn't interfere with the canopy). That way they can serve as a light inside the canopy when it's on, or the load bin area if it's off .... it should light up the dropped tail gate sufficiently to work there as well (canopy on or off). ;-)
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Thu May 19, 2011 4:06 pm

those led lights?

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Thu May 19, 2011 4:11 pm

Yep! ... They'll be bright enough without chewing your battery power up.
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Fri May 20, 2011 12:19 pm

how did you wire up those led lights? Straight to the battery from it position on the back?

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Fri May 20, 2011 1:12 pm

holder for the red tins..../..very important
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Fri May 20, 2011 3:37 pm

nice is that at Henties? Spotted gully shark?

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Fri May 20, 2011 6:33 pm

Musselcracker wrote:how did you wire up those led lights? Straight to the battery from it position on the back?
Anything that you connect to the electrical system should be connected through a fuse. You could connect straight to the battery with a in-line fuse close to the battery, or, since the LED's draw so little power, you could take power from the fuse box (after a fuse). You would of course have to put them on a separate switch, which could be mounted in the canopy, but since you occasionally remove the canopy it would be better to fit the switch inside the cab where it remains protected.
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Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:10 am

Went down to the Ushaka beach last night and tried to catch some shad!!! NO shad in sight ... However I did manage to tag a Kob(390mm) a nice Natal stump (470mm) and believe it or not a cave bass (380mm)!!!!

if anyone is ken to throw a line in kzn sometime let me know!

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Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:14 am

Chris we must meet up some time and go for a fish have you got a fishing ski?

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Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:26 am

nope no fishing ski... just rock and surf!!

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Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:06 am

I have just come back from Sodwana from a weeks work up there! Noticed a couple of nice hiluxes up there but nothing really kitted for fishing ,..... which was disappointing!

Did see a cruiser have to pull a fully loaded condor of people up off the dune at the northern "off ramp" oh and a poor fishing boat flipped in the surf zone...NOT COOL!

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