WELCOME: Greetings from the Extreme Team and welcome to this, our second newsletter. As we sit here, the first proper South Easter of the season is howling outside. This is the wind we have all been waiting for and if it blows for a few more days we are positive that reports will start filtering in of the first big Bronze Whalers being hooked in False Bay. There have been some really nice Cob caught through the last month and hopefully this is an indication that we are going to have a good summer season. There are still quite a few Cow Sharks being caught around the coast indicating that the winter species have not abandoned us yet. The Extreme Africa range of clothing has been met with much enthusiasm and there is already a waiting list for certain items. We are also starting our Saturday clinics from this month with the first one taking place on 13 October. With the start of the new season upon us it will deal with all aspects of angling for Bronzies. Both Robbie and Greg have recently been putting silly amounts of braid backing onto some big reels and have been making some very mean looking traces... we look forward to the stories that are surely going to materialise when this tackle is put to use!! Maybe THIS is how Greg plans to beat that PB!! LATEST TRIP: Greg took a group for a weekend camping trip to Arniston during the month. Unfortunately neither the weather nor the fish really played along and they were plagued by a fair bit of rain as well as crystal clean water. However it was once again brought home just how amazing our coastline is and how there is no such thing as a dull trip. While the fishing was poor they were treated to a sea that was alive with Southern Right whales and were lucky to get very close sightings of both the mothers and their playful calves literally at their feet. Greg did manage to sneak off a few times to do some social fishing and got 2 Soupfins / Tope and lost a nice Cow Shark at a west coat location in VERY big seas. Robbie also took some R&R with his two sons and took his boat up to the Breede River for a weekend. Although no monsters were caught, both Robbie and the kids had a ball catching a number of species on light tackle. This once again proves that it’s not only the huge fish that can put a smile on your face!! With the South Easters starting to blow it looks like the next few months are going to be action packed and we look forward to telling you all about it... TIP OF THE MONTH: One thing you should never compromise on is your line. Too many guys try and squeeze one last trip out of nylon that should be changed or try and turn the line around to use the undamaged section at the bottom of the spool. This is a big mistake. It is Murphy’s Law that the day you do this the fish of a lifetime will pick you up and your damaged line will just not do the job. The way to combat this is to put a braid backing onto your reel and then just keep changing your mono top section. This way you have exactly 300m of your mono topshot meaning you can fill your reel twice from a standard 600m spool.