Sunday, December 13, 2009

Celebrations

Hi all

Mich again. I forgot to say when the braai would be. Sorry. It will be Friday 18th at 6pm. Bring your own chair, and what ever else you need for the braai. Hope to see as many of you as possible.

Cheers
Mich

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Celebrations

Hi everyone

This is Chris's wife, Michelle. I am sure you are all aware that Chris has been in Mozambique for the past 3 weeks. The fish have not been on and things have looked quite bad for them in the way of good footage for a new dvd. That all changed today!!!!!
Today Chris shot and landed using a reel gun, got it on film.....( I hope you are sitting) a 200kg black marlin!!!! Yes that is correct.
I do not know the full details, as when I spoke to him he was still in a state of surrealism.
BUT in light of this I think my man deserves a celebration. So I would like to invite you all to a bring an braai at our place. You all now the drill for club meets.

I have just got an sms from Chris, the marlin weighed in at 228kg!!!!!

I so hope you guys can make it. Time will be 6.30pm. Fires will be on the go at 7. 
Please could you let me know whether you will make it just so I have an idea of how many will be  coming. You may have to bring your own chair, plate and knife and folk.
Salad and garlic bread will be provided.

looking forward to seeing you all.
Mich

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Salty Divers Club Nite

Hey guys it is Salty Divers Club Nite and we will be watching Barret Harvey's new Spearfishing DVD.
African Spearfishing Diaries Vol 2 is next in the series after the video he did with Jaco. This one features some great footage from Vidal and Hole in The Wall.

Dont miss out ....

We will do the usual 'Dop en Chop' at my place and will show the dvd on the big screen in the garden so bring a blanket or deck chair and come and enjoy a great social evening.

Amped!

Chris Coates

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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Salty Divers Club

Hey Guys,

Hey Guys,

Its that time again! ....  Salty's Club Nite!!
This Friday is Club Nite and we will be getting together around the fire as always.
This Friday will be fairly relaxed, but I will spend some time going through the new Salty's Site.
 (for those who have forgotten)

The site has been down for some time and we have only just got it back up and running.
There is a lot of info that we are missing like the 'Club Merits' were individuals achievements are noted.

So if you are keen just to come hang out with the guys or hear about the site and get involved with it, Friday is for you!

There also a number of guys who have not collected their club shirts ...

Cheers for now,

Chris Coates

Here are some more Spearfishing Videos

Onefish Spearfishing Episode 6 World Record Gulf Grouper
Onefish Spearfishing Episode 5 Cameron Kirkconnell World Record
Onefish Spearfishing Episode 4 - Huge Wahoo and Cubera!
Onefish Spearfishing Episode 3 - World Record Tuna!!!
Onefish Spearfishing Episode 2 - Finland to Qatar
One Fish Spearfishing - Episode 1

Spearfishing One Fish Mozambique
Spearfishing Marlin

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Good Time DVD Premier

Hey Guys,

What was a relativity unplanned Salty Divers Club Nite has become rather a BIG DEAL!
I was going to show some of the club guys the long awaited DVD in the lounge at home after the club braai.
Well that plan was hijacked and now we have a BIG SCREEN a kick ass projector and monster sound! 
We have moved outside to make space for every one to come and join in and share
in this epic moment when 2years of hard grapht comes life for the first time!!

We did a test run just now and I never thought it would look so good blown up!!
Truth is I am excited and just had to send this mail out to everyone!

So here's the plan!!
There will be braai's going from 6:30 (ladies and wives or veggies to bring salads etc)
We will chow down and start the DVD at 8pm sharp ... with all the extras this will take us to 10pm

Please bring a blanket or deck chair to sit on.

For those who have not been to a Club Nite before its at:
108 Hilary Drive Ballito

Very Amped

See you tomorrow

Chris

P.S - we will find some creative was to give a couple DVD's away!! ... so dont miss out!!




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In This Edition

Dagga Dreaming Video
Letter from the Editior
SA Underwater Hockey News
SAUFF NEWS

Border Open Spearfishing Comp

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A New Dawn
by Chris Coates
Sitting down to write the first news letter for USM there is real sense that another milestone has been reached!
This has been quiet an extraordinary journey so far, getting this mag into your hands for free. What was a simple mission to produce the 'coolest' homegrown dive mag has also become an endeavour to reach each and every diver in SA.

I am now caught between reaching all the guys, sharing what is happening in the apnea world, and fulfilling dreams of romantic, colourful adventures of wild trips and monster fish retold in high gloss immortality!

Already the adventure has begun with guys sending in the most insane stories, pic's, and emails from guys frothing with excitement over the prospects of an all South African apnea magazine.

Proud, but at the same time absolutely daunted for the task ahead. With our course set and our destination beckoning like that first time Mozambique dive trip oozing with promise.

I'm glad you are joining us on this 'Breathless Adventure'

Dagga Dreaming
With Dagga season in full swing on the Kzn coast I thought it would be fitting to throw in a vid of some Dagga action from this time last year. If this the vid does not come up in your mail Click Here

 

 

South African Underwater Hockey

  • SA is sending both an Elite Ladies and an Elite Men's team to compete in the CMAS UWH World Champs in Kranj, Slovenia, from the 20th to 30th August 2009
  • Orca UWH Club are hosting the SA Interclub tournament in Vanderbijlpark from 26th to 28th November 2009

For more info contact Crag Scott

Good Times DVD

In Search of Good Times
Finally the DVD "Good Times" is out and available!! This long awaited spearfishing DVD has exceeded every expectation so far, with some of the SA's spearfishing avantgaurd giving it the double thumbs up!

"More than just a fish movie with music. The best 'feel good' spearo movie to come out of Africa.....to dive or not to dive ! This video answers that question."
- Gyula Plaganyi

In The Zone productions are making a ONE TIME introductory offer to the
Ultimate Spearfishng Mag's subscribers!!
Click Here and get your copy delivered to your post box for only R190.00.

If you want to take advantage of this offer and get your copy of 'Good Times'
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SAUFF NEWS
by Richard Bruno - SAUFF President

It it with our deepest regret that we have lost one of our Brothers to the see. During a regular family holiday to their cottage at Bulungula in the Transkei, Greg North drowned while spearfishing in 18m of water, his father Pete was left to recover his body. Greg was a bright and intelligent individual as well as an experienced spearfisherman. Greg's funeral was in East London on the 23rd July 2009. To Pete, Jane, Family and Friends SAUFF's committee and its members offer our most sincere condolences.!

A lot of you may not be aware of what SAUFF is and what it does so we will be utilizing this space to get our message out to all you spearos, old and new.  SAUFF is not an organization that only promotes competitive spearfishing, its primary focus is to grow the sport or spearfishing at a development and club level and secondly to protect the interests of our unique sport at provincial and government level.  The easiest way to put it is to say that SAUFF is your voice when it comes to your right to spearfish in this country.

SAUFF is concerned with administering all issues pertaining to the sport of spearfishing. These include but are not limited to:

  1. Codes of conduct.
  2. Implementation and updating the SAUFF constitution in line with the Sports and Recreation Act.
  3. Fund raising, sponsorship, government funding and grants.
  4. Attending meetings and workshop conferences which have bearing on your sport.
  5. Input into legislation affecting your sport.
  6. Environmental and conservation matters.
  7. Imaging. (improving the image of your sport nationally)
  8. Awarding of national colours.
  9. Administering and managing the national records database.
  10. Administering and overseeing all SA provincial, national spearfishing events as well as international events in which Protea Underwater Fishers compete.

SAUFF are members or associate members of the following organizations:

  • South African Sport Anglers and Casting Confederation (SASACC) who in turn represent SAUFF at Sports and Recreation South Africa (SRSA) and South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC)
  • South African Federation of Sport and Sea Anglers (SAFSSA)
  • South African Underwater Sport Federation (SAUSF)
  • World Underwater Federation – Underwater Fishing – (CMAS)
  • Boat Launch Site Advisory Group (BLSAG)

SAUFF regularly deals with regulatory bodies such as KZNCS, [KwaZulu Natal Nature Conservation], MCM [Marine and Coastal Management] and SAMLMA [South African Marine Linefish Management Association] who regulate our marine resource countywide. From a conservation and resource point of view, we deal with issues such as attempts to restrict our user groups access to certain areas or attempts to ban spearfishing completely, boat launching restrictions, recreational catch restrictions etc

SAUFF envisions that by the year 2015, the sport of underwater fishing (spearfishing) will be recognized undisputedly as the most sustainable form of fishing in South Africa. That the sport operates as a professional entity and that it enjoys the support of a growing membership, clubs and other user groups, affiliated organizations and governing bodies.

SAUFF works at having a federation which provides support and a voice to all underwater fishers in South Africa. SAUFF is committed to development and promoting positive publicity for our sport. The mission is to improve the quality of life for South Africans, both socially as well as to enhance nation building by maximizing access, development and excellence at all levels of participation both recreationally and competitively. SAUFF also works at ensuring there is cohesion in promoting care for the environment and sustainability for future generations.

SAUFF remains focused on elevating the status of the sport, keeping up with current international and national trends and disseminating this information to its members. SAUFF endeavours to remain accessible at all times to its members while working closely with other organizations, sister bodies, conservation authorities and government in an effort to promote legislation and policy which is equitable and serves the best interests of the spearfishing community at large. SAUFF pledges to uphold and implement (wherever possible) all legislation pertaining to the sport with a view to conserving the marine environment.

BENEFITS OF JOINING SAUFF:
All spearfishermen and women, as well as clubs who have spearfishing facets should be members of SAUFF. Those who already belong to a club will not benefit directly if they have not joined SAUFF themselves personally.
Benefits of being a member include but are not limited to:

  1. Your annual contribution helps SAUFF attend to matters regarding restrictive legislation.
  2. Your annual contribution goes towards furthering the opportunities of spearfishing especially at entry level.
  3. Receiving a monthly news letter keeping you informed of the latest developments pertaining to spearfishing.
  4. Being an active part of the spearfishing community in South Africa.
  5. Being eligible to dive competitively for your province or country.
  6. Being eligible to claim a South African spearfishing record.

HOW DO I JOIN ?
You can join SAUFF for a nominal annual fee of R20 for non competitive spearos and all juniors under 21 or if you want to be a senior member with voting rights and access to provincial trials and national championships the cost is R100 for a whole years membership. This can be done at your local dive shop, or by going online to www.saspearoranking.co.za where you can register online, view a list of current members and clubs, join the forums, learn from others, see who is ranked where in SA, get the latest up dates and check out the gallery.

SAUFF would like to applaud Chris Coates and Ultimate Spearfishing Magazine for their efforts so far. We wish them every success with this magazine and newsletter and believe it will be a great tool to bring our community together.


 

Spearfishing Competition

Border Open spearfishing challenge 2009

Date: Saturday the 3rd October 2009
Venue: Hole in the wall
Entry fee: R250 (includes t-shirt)

Briefing; hole in the wall hotel @ 20h00 2nd October 2009

Enquiries: Paul Toich 0823258392
Andries Linnow (Bokkie) 0826324020

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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Salty Divers

Hey Guys,

This Friday is Salty Diver's Club Nite!!

And finally we are going to watch the DVD
 "In Search of Good Times"

This is going to be the first public showing of the DVD
,and I wanted it to be with the club guys first!!

So dont miss out, book this Friday nite - 
sort out a 'Dop en Chop' or a  'Beer and Boerrie' 

And we will see you at 108 Hilary drive, Ballito

Rock on

Chris

P>S and it looks like there will be no rain!! for once!!


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Monday, July 20, 2009

Fwd: Ultimate Spearfishing Magazine


Hey there,

Now in South Africa, in a high gloss magazine for Spearfishermen and underwater Apnea enthusiasts.

Ultimate Spearfishing will take you on an adventure in each issue, from exotic island dive trips to getting the fish thick on a spot just around the corner from you. We'll be hooking up with clubs and communities, the personalities that drive them, and the places they dive.
We will also be tapping into the Freediving and underwater hockey world to find out what SA's top diving athletes are up to, who's winning and how they are doing it.

At the end of the day Ultimate Spearfishing is a kick ass Spearfishing publication aimed to get your juices flowing, your butt off the sofa and into the sea! Oh and did we mention this is coming to you absolutely free and directly to your mail box!! 

 Yes that's it – to your post box for ZERO South African Rands!! All you need to do is Subscribe Here 

And if that's not convincing enough, you could win a set of Xfin Blades ...just for subscribing!! To GET LUCKY Click Here 

Don't hold your breath any longer ...... time to score!!

Cheers,

The Ultimate Spearfishing Team


Monday, July 13, 2009

Fwd: Ultimate Spearfishing Magazine

Gee Check This out!!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Chris Coates <saltydiver@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 3:08 PM
Subject: Ultimate Spearfishing Magazine
To: Chris Coates <saltydiver@gmail.com>


Hey there,

Now in South Africa, in a high gloss magazine for Spearfishermen and underwater Apnea enthusiasts.

Ultimate Spearfishing will take you on an adventure in each issue, from exotic island dive trips to getting the fish thick on a spot just around the corner from you. We'll be hooking up with clubs and communities, the personalities that drive them, and the places they dive.
We will also be tapping into the Freediving and underwater hockey world to find out what SA's top diving athletes are up to, who's winning and how they are doing it.

At the end of the day Ultimate Spearfishing is a kick ass Spearfishing publication aimed to get your juices flowing, your butt off the sofa and into the sea! Oh and did we mention this is coming to you absolutely free and directly to your mail box!! 

 Yes that's it – to your post box for ZERO South African Rands!! All you need to do is Subscribe Here 

And if that's not convincing enough, you could win a set of Xfin Blades ...just for subscribing!! To GET LUCKY Click Here 

Don't hold your breath any longer ...... time to score!!

Cheers,

The Ultimate Spearfishing Team



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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

SALTY DIVERS CLUB NITE

Hey guys,

Its Salty Divers Club Nite this Friday .... and with not much diving going on it will be good to catch up. Some of us will be diving the comp on Saturday so it will be a good time to chat strategy etc. If you want to enter entries are still open until tonite. go to fishingcorner.co.za and register on line. 

Saturday actually looks very divable and we will hopfully get some fish out this way!

Otherwise all good ... see you there

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Salty Divers

Hey Guys its Salty's Club Nite on Friday!!

And this weekend looks like a cooker for the dive ...thats as long as the water stays clean.
Friday is a holiday so I guess everyone will be in chilled mode. 
It looks like the south will be blowing in the arvo so I will assume that we will all dive the morning.
That means that we can have our braai earlyish around 5pm.

Bring the wife kids ...girlfriends ...extra girlfriends for the lonely Os,
and your favorite deck chair (we have been quiet busy the last few meetings)

Its gonna be good to smash a few buggs off the braai!!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Salty Divers Club Nite

Hey guys,

Well it is that time of the month again .. CLUB NITE!!

And its a special one, firstly there is the gun draw!! .....and I will be seeing if we cant organise some other little extras :-) aswell to make the draw more interesting.

But a high light is that Brent Addison chairman of SAUFF is driving up from the south coast to come and share a little on SAUFF and the future of spearfishing in SA.
Brent is one of the guys that has been involved in South African spearfishing long before we knew there was such a thing, so it is an absolute honor to have with us.
As you know the club has been trying to support SAUFF and ultimately our future. So this is not one to be missed!!

The long term weather looks great for Friday nite so we will be firing up the coals for sure!!

Dont miss out this one is going to Cook!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Salt Rock Spearfishing Club

Hey guys just a reminder about the "Club Fees Deal"

A couple guys have been waiting for pay day to pay and hook up!
Some have also asked if they can bring their bucks to Club Nite next week, thats fine but we will be doing the draw for the gun at club nite!!
So if you are not in it ...you wont win it!!

Club Fees are R250 this year.
This will give you a Freaken wild shirt (valued at R100) 
SAUFF Registration (normally you payR100)
And a chance to win a Speargun!


Fees need to be paid into the Club account:

SALT ROCK SPEARFISHING CLUB
STANDARD BANK: Ballito/Stanger Branch
ACC No 257917314
Code 057529

*Use your Initials and Surname as a Ref#

Please email the following details to me (saltydiver@gmail.com)
Full Name:
Surname:
ID Number: 
Shirt Size:

Lastly .... big thanks to you guys who have continued to support the club over the years. Your support has made pushing through possible, and now we are on the brink of some really cool things. The web site is almost ready to rise from the ashes ....way better than before ...cant wait! And there is some fresh new blood in the club, and there are some plans brewing for some exciting trips .... remember the Banga Trip?? Yeah baby!!

Catch you guys later ...

...And good luck all of you diving the DUC comp this weekend ....make us proud!

Coatesman

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Salty Rock Spearfishing Club Details

Hi Guys,

Sorry I did not attach the clubs bank details in my last mail.
Here are all the details again.

For more info go to the Salty Blog Click Here 

Club Fees are R250 this year.
This will give you a Freaken wild shirt (valued at R100) ... the best ever!! check Salty Club Shirt 
SAUFF Registration (normally you payR100)
And a chance to win a Speargun!


Fees need to be paid into the Club account:

SALT ROCK SPEARFISHING CLUB
STANDARD BANK: Ballito/Stanger Branch
ACC No 257917314
Code 057529

*Use your Initials and Surname as a Ref#

Please email the following details to me (saltydiver@gmail.com)
Full Name:
Surname:
ID Number: 
Shirt Size:


Thanks 

Chris

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Salty Divers Sub's Deal

Hey guys,

Thanks to all of you who have committed and paid subs 
.... some of you out of the wood work .... nice!!
I am going to make your deal even sweeter! Check this out!!

I have realised that we are onto a seriously good thing.
And SAUFF can finally get some support from the guys that they have been looking after.
This has motivated me to get even more guys involved.

So here is what I am going to do ......
Every one who joins the club (and I mean anyone) will get all the benifits of the club and SAUFF but will also .....
be in line to win a gun of your choice* in a lucky draw held at our next club meet.

You heard right Coatesman's Spearfishing is going to put up a gun for grabs,
all you need to do is send your cash and details... more info 
before the end of the month and you can walk away with a brand spanking new spear gun.

Com'on guys this is a sweet deal, and we are supporting a very essential cause .... the sport we love!!

Coatesman


*Gun Of Your Choice - Either Freedivers or a Rob Allen to the max value of R1200.
Subs must be paid before the end of March.



Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Salty Divers

Hey Guys,

This Friday is Salty's Club Nite!! I will be doing some breath hold training and techniques, so it is one not to be missed.
These training times have proved to be invaluable to some of the guys, and most guys have come away with some improvement to their depth and bottom time.

If you are an old hand and know all the 'tricks' come anyway, I am sure your experience will be of value to some of the newer guys.

I have also finalized the Club Fees etc ....
And after careful consideration I decided that we would try and keep the fees down as to try and attract as many divers.
Not that this is a numbers thing ..for the club! 
What we will be doing is putting a package deal together where the fees will also cover your SAUFF Registration
(South African Underwater Fishing Federation)
We are already as a club registered, but I wanted to find away to get all the guys involved and in tune with what is happening with
Spearfishing in South Africa and some of the huge challenges we are facing as a sport.
As a SAUFF member you will be able to participate in certain trails and comps.
You will get a monthly newsletter and will join the Spearo Ranking System, and also be able to register any record fish that you get.

But most importantly we will be supporting the body that looks after our interests as divers.
Each member helps bolster the numbers and clout needed to protect our sport .... its a very worth while cause!!


So the fees will be R250 this year.
This will give you a Freaken wild shirt (valued at R100) ... the best ever!! check Salty Club Shirt 
SAUFF Registration (normally R100)


Fees need to be paid into the Club account:

SALT ROCK SPEARFISHING CLUB
STANDARD BANK: Ballito/Stanger Branch
ACC No 257917314
Code 057529

*Use your Initials and Surname as a Ref#

Please email the following details to me (saltydiver@gmail.com)
Full Name:
Surname:
ID Number: 
Shirt Size:

So thats that then!! 

Please pass this onto any of the mates that might be interested.

Cheers for now ...see you on Friday

Coatesman

Monday, February 02, 2009

Spearfishing and Surfing - Whats Up?

Hey guys,

At the onset of the weekend I was quiet bleak, coz the rivers had come down and wrecked what would have been an all time dive weekend.

But all was not lost, as it turned out the surf was fairly good and surfable from Friday morning till mid afternoon Sunday. On Friday there was some goos swell and my lighty was getting some serious double over head waves ...and beattings :-)

The conditions we great yeasterday and dispite the small swell I landed up surfing for almost 8 hours. Braiden churps up on our out the surf "I still have some energy" ... damn I miss those days!!

Anyway its monday morning, I am sunburned and 

Salty Divers

Hey Guys,

This Friday is Club Nite !!.... 

This a key evening as we will be setting things up for the year.
 On the agenda will be:
  • Club Fees & what we will be doing as far as shirts or jackets for the year.
  • Club Trip?
  • I will also be doing a short tutorial on making a basic flasher ...
  • And we are currently in the throws of redesigning the Club logo and web site, and I am sure there will be some discussion around this.
We will be doing the "Dop n Chop" thing at my place......  and the long term forecast shows no rain!!!!
This will be a good one to invite some mates ...oh and bringing the wife and kids is a must!

Give me a shout if you need to 083 631 0841

Cheers

Chris