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 Posted: Sat Sep 27th, 2008 01:23 am
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Ryan
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Been there done that - got the T-shirt.......
 vundu on fly - prefer Sharptooth Catfish they pull way harder and fight way harder than a Vundu........
Richtersveld here I come......

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 Posted: Sat Sep 27th, 2008 01:26 am
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Sharptooth cat.... and you have your hand in its mouth.. hehe

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 Posted: Sun Sep 28th, 2008 12:28 am
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:shock: Bliksem! What a fine catch sir! Welcome back! 

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 Posted: Sun Sep 28th, 2008 02:05 am
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Ryan my main man,

Sorry for my late compliments,and welcome back,hectic,hectic Saturday.Congrats on some outstanding specimens,and a big congrats to Sealine barbel forum for supporting this thread.Even more for the knowledgeable predictions made,except for the few that was made tongue in cheek the guys were very calculated,24 votes were cast in total of which 10 were in the correct bracket of between 19 kg and 22 kg's.If my conversions are correct then 47 lbs converts to 21.31 kilos.Trophy has already aknowledged that he was spot-on with his prediction,now to find the other 9 "honest" anglers(if something like that exists) to come forward and take up their respective honors.

Drum roll ,come guys own up,

ps ,Ryan you made us proud,well done

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 Posted: Sun Sep 28th, 2008 03:47 am
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guys how big do you think my barbel was?go have a look in the fresh water gallery!remember this was caught on a whole chicken

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 Posted: Mon Sep 29th, 2008 02:18 am
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leonard williams wrote: guys how big do you think my barbel was?go have a look in the fresh water gallery!remember this was caught on a whole chicken


LEONARD,

Please  give us a few clues ,firstly can you pick up and hold a 25 kg bag of Portland cement in front of you ,like you're holding the Barbel ,if it feels slightly more uncomfortable than the Barbel ,then it could be that the barbel weighs slightly less than the cement,say maybe 18 or 19 kg's.

Then again,bearing in mind that it took a whole chicken as bait,(notwithstanding the fact that a small Milkie-shark can eventually eat your whole slide chokka),it would be important to know what the chicken weighed,also if the chicken was plucked or not ,had it intestines in tact ,and wether it was a plump free-range chicken or one of those terribly healthy,low-fat,battery chickens.

If it was the latter then add maybe 1.5 kilos,If free-range with intestines,you may generously add 2.5-3 kilos,if the bait was swallowed,and not regurgitated prior to landing.

Ag the hell with it Lenny,it is a beautiful specimen and it does'nt really matter what it weighs,although at first glance it looks like a 40 pounder,but thats not the reason a bloke like you, who have caught more than your fair share of fish actually fishes,is it now.Congratulations on a great catch and believe me, you are being envied big-time.

At least now you should have a hint of a smile on your face, and a dream- catch in your bag.

Cheers buddy:wfish LOL.  


P.S GOODLUCK WITH THE MOVE TO PLETT.

Last edited on Tue Sep 30th, 2008 07:27 pm by kitefisher

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 Posted: Mon Sep 29th, 2008 04:19 am
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Guys guys... Too much flowers for Ryan here. Compared to Orange River barbel that barbel is still in the tadpole (infant) stage of growth and should actually be considered under size :-))

I'm just glad you didn't come back empty handed Ryan. Catching those small ones comes from sneaking off by your lonesome self with the musses to go 'fishing'.

He he.... that first pic, do I spot a bit of resemblance there ? Must be the snorre

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 Posted: Mon Sep 29th, 2008 11:39 am
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Ryan n moerse vis!!!. I didnt thing u were going to get a fish over 13kg with lurefishing. Well done. Kite perhaps we should see if we can make a trip up that way!!! Test our big bait theory... by the way seems like a sizeable lure Ryan was casting...

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 Posted: Mon Sep 29th, 2008 12:06 pm
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Marthin

I agree wholeheartedly Marthin,maybe a hint in Ryan's direction can get us plebs  the nod to get an invite to go on a SEALINE BARBEL HUNTING EXPEDITION.I suppose we have until more or less April next year to get something off the ground,now wouldn't it be something to look forward to.Guys like Trophy and Fanie who has experience in that neck of the woods ,can team up and make it an unforgettable get-together.Coupled with Ryan 's newfound enthusiasm,we are really sitting on a winning concept here. 

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 Posted: Mon Sep 29th, 2008 12:12 pm
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Yip get a nice deep pool below a rapid, pitch a tent and watch rods bend and possibly break... sounds like just the right medicine to get february off the ground!!!

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 Posted: Mon Sep 29th, 2008 01:20 pm
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Marthin wrote: Yip get a nice deep pool below a rapid, pitch a tent and watch rods bend and possibly break... sounds like just the right medicine to get february off the ground!!!
Ryan ,we have sympathy with you,having to catch up work etc etc ,but put myself and  Marthin's suggestion in your goodwill-pipe and start smoooooking.Start a thread to get interest going ,just do something ,you gave us fish-fever, now help with the cure!!!!!  

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 Posted: Mon Sep 29th, 2008 07:29 pm
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:clap12:clap12:clap12:clap12:clap12:clap12

well done ryan,awesome catch man.

i think we need to start organising a barbel hunting trip......

any ideas???????

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NICE FISH...bloody hell, those lures the same size as a rapie super shad rap??
gigantic tadpoles!well done bru!

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 Posted: Tue Sep 30th, 2008 02:28 pm
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bjornh wrote: NICE FISH...bloody hell, those lures the same size as a rapie super shad rap??
gigantic tadpoles!well done bru!

Thanks for the positive comment:wfish

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 Posted: Tue Sep 30th, 2008 04:02 pm
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i guessed between 19 and 22, suppose i was lucky,

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 Posted: Tue Sep 30th, 2008 04:23 pm
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deisel wrote: i guessed between 19 and 22, suppose i was lucky,

deisil,we have your guess (expert opinion) and we have  Trophy's, that was also spot-on,well done ,now where's the rest

Trophy----between 19 and 22 kilo's

Deisil-----between 19 and 22 kilo's

Who else ??? Where's the other 8 experts that took the correct poll-prediction.Come guys, come "claim your fame."

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well seeing you put it that way, ill go for expert opinion hehehe

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deisel wrote: well seeing you put it that way, ill go for expert opinion hehehe
I did put '"expert opinion" in brackets, to allow you to choose, LOL LOL LOL

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 Posted: Tue Sep 30th, 2008 07:28 pm
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Ryan 25kg+ guess I ain't an "Expert Opnionist"

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Ryan wrote: Ryan 25kg+ guess I ain't an "Expert Opnionist"
Nope , but you sure have a way with words, ever the eloquent angler. chuckle

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