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|Posted: Mon Apr 19th, 2010 05:58 am||
They raised the dam wall by 5m putting it near to 30m in the main lake. Where we fish is a tributary to the main lake.
Being in the bushveld it is a dam with a lot of rocky reefs and with the raising of the wat by 5m they basically doubled the surface area and in places the water had pushed up by 800m into the Bush line so it's best fished by boat for certain species.
It's a natural wonder and holds such a Diverse slection of fish. I've caught carp up to 14.4kg there and have been bust up by some bigger (on 50lbs braid no less - so much structure that trying to hold a 30-40lbs fish out of the trees almost always leads to a bust up) Biggest barbel I saw there was a 41kg fish that I actually took to the local butcher in Marble Hall, to weigh, not slaughter
It also has one of the largest population of Tilapia in the country with regular catches of over 3kg.
Fish to catch in Flag
Rumors of Nile
Giant Mottled (seen up to 19kg)
Longfin or Black
Biggest is the Papermouth and has 30cm min size limit (Fork length)
LABEO - Muddies
Occasional Purple or redscaled
Largemouth Bass - Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig up to 6kg recorded
Churchill or Dolphin
DON'T FORGETAnd las but not least the biggest single breeding colony of Nile crocodiles on the African continent. with an arial survey we counted over 160 breeding size crocs in the mid section of the dam, The biggest ones go between 5-6m and are Dik.
Last edited on Mon Apr 19th, 2010 06:00 am by Enigma