Fishing Pro’s:Team Profile
Fishing Pro Shop opened its doors on the 8th of August 2008 aiming to be the best fishing tackle shop aiming to carry the widest range of tackle and most most importantly to be able to give the best service assistance and advice to enable our clients to catch more fish.
Our staff specialise in the following;
Charles: Trout and Yellow Fish
Kirk: Bass and Lure fishing
And a more comprehensive overview of each team member…
Charles has been involved in retail for over twenty years and over that time he has become a regular contributer to Stywe Lyne and has published the book ROCK AND SURF FISHING Charles Stewart in 1994.
Charles has travelled extensively in search of fish, some of these include,
Cuba-Tarpon and Bonefish
Nigeria-Offshore fishing an Jack Crevale
Gabon-Tarpon, Threadfin, Baracuda and Jacks
Angola- Tarpon and Rock and Surf
Namibia- Rock and Surf
South African Coast, specifically Transkei and St Lucia area
Mozambique-Offshore and Saltwater Flyfishing
Tanzania- Latham Island
Charles’s favourite fishing includes Stillwater trout fishing and live bait fishing for Leervis/Garrick, but loves any fishing!
Johan grew up on the Natal South Coast where he fished Rock and Surf and Saltwater Fly. It was also during this time that he discovered the joys of off shore fishing for gamefish and billfish. After school Johan lived in the UK where he learned much about fresh water flyfishing. Johan has fished the Namibian coast extensively as well as the Orangeriver in the Richtersveld. Over the last few year he spent a lot of time fishing for GT’S and Dogtooth Tuna in places like St Lazarus and Bassas da India in Mozambique. Mafia Island in Tanzania is also a firm favourite. Johan was fortuanate enough to be bart of the winning team at the Billfish 15000, Sodwana Bay in 2014 fishing with good friends aboard Hotline. Of late a lot of time has been spent on the Vaal River catching yellowfish and on the Natal Streams fishing for wild trout.
Ruan joined FPS in 2009 and has become our Carp Champion, so much so that he has launched his own bait company called DB BAITS and the success that people are having on his baits speaks volumes for his carp knowledge. Ruan has caught many specimen carp up to 40lb and excels in teaching people about this exciting aspect of carp fishing.
During his time at FPS Ruan has also learned to Flyfish for trout and yellowfish and he has always been a good bass fisherman.
Ruan heads up the real repair service that FPS offers.
Kirk has been involved in fishing tackle retail for over 20 years and has a wealth of knowledge on all the facets of Fishing. Kirk’s passion however lies with lure fishing!
Be it spiining for Leervis at Mazeppa Bay, Transkei or bass at any local water…. Flyfishing for trout and yellowfish is also like second nature to Kirk and every body know about his custom rod building and repair service.