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 Posted: Fri Oct 3rd, 2008 11:41 am
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I am a records OCCIFER......................LOL

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The IGFA world record for our catfish all tackle is:

All Tackle:
36.00kg - Hennie Moller, 1992. (The previous record holder was John Ward with a fish of 33,3kg, caught in 1991).

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 Posted: Fri Oct 3rd, 2008 11:52 am
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Kingfisher-guy wrote: LOL I think that barbel bug got its latest victim.....lol but im not complaining! But maybe il complain a little if a HAK that monster of 20kg on my fly rod...I doubt that it will end well...

Kingfisher.,

A 9/10 weight rod and 20/ 30 pound tippet will give you a fair chance of landing most barbel,maybe not a 20 kg one ,but those are quite rare in most waters.

Marthin

There is a remote  possibility of a Sealine trip ,maybe in Feb next year,dont hold your breath though LOL (sal maar sonder Ryan moet gaan,as hy nie swig onder die groepsdruk nie) LOL:fbash

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Jeepers but the chirps keep comming eh.....

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 Posted: Fri Oct 3rd, 2008 12:00 pm
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back to the depths of barbel, about three years ago i fished the vaal with a new approach, i fish the deepest part of the dam i could get to with out a boat wich was 12 meters, dropped 5 carp heads and caught 5 barbel over 5 days, the fish that i caught were all over the 15kg mark and were all pink and white(i assume this from the depths at which they live) they were also very week and soft to the touch, a freind of mine studies fresh water echology at rau and told me that they are normal barbel but have addapted to deeper water, and are also not often seen,

theres a bit gum to chew on, i also assume they were blind as bats

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Fish colour has got nothing to do about water depth - it is to do with the colour of water. In the vaal the water is very milky so all species are very pale in comparison to clean water species.

In Clean water fishes colour is often darker.

Here are some examples of bass.

This one was caught in dirty water

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This one was caught in crystal clear water

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Sorry maybe I should use barbel for this tutorial

Vaal river Barbel

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Orange River - clear water 

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I think colour has got lots to do with camoflage when hunting - Barbel are ambush hunters mainly. In dirty water they take on the appearance that will let them most blend in with their habitat - I think a lot of this has got to do with light - which can be related to water clarity - however many barbel spend much time in the shallows Sunning themselves so I don't believe they are confined to the deep holes. In clearer water they need to be darker as a pale fish would stick out like a sore thumb and well basically they would just whither away and die of starvation - evolution.

My question is is why are Orange river catfish so large??? in the middle of a mountainous desert you get the mutha of all catfish - evolution is a funny thing.....

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 Posted: Fri Oct 3rd, 2008 12:18 pm
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Kite.... daar's daai bliksemse vis alweer.....

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Deisil, I doubt very much if they would be blind,Sterkfontein-dam is over 100 meters at places,and that would be a venue if any to deliver "blind" barbel.We must bear in mind that even though the water-depth is "X" the barbel will still regularly surface .

Extreme discolouration could be due to water-contamination(guessing).more than likely from South-Africa's "space" program,where we have all the "space" in the world yet people do their "business" on our river-banks(washing,and you know what else)

::rofl: TGIF.

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bwahahahahahaha, daai bliksemse vis hahahaha, you right i should have explained better, the depth and water coulor means there no light what so ever down there, and when i say pink and white i mean white white white, not spotted but completely white and pink, ugly buggers aswell

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Marthin wrote: Kite.... daar's daai bliksemse vis alweer.....
DIE MONA-LISA,,,WATCH,, NIE LANK NIE,, DAN 'S HY OP DIE STYWE-LYNE SE VOORBLAD.:wfish

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 Posted: Fri Oct 3rd, 2008 12:34 pm
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well not that the 2 can be compared but, i have 2 goldfish in a tank at home. When we moved the spot in the kitchen i chose for them had very little light. Within a month the big orange critter had changed colour to a white and light pink. I've moved them to a more sunny spot, and low and behold his fins are turning orange again. Could be the nasty tableview water tho...

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 Posted: Fri Oct 3rd, 2008 12:37 pm
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tgif oh yea. fishing tonight and tommorrow cause it rained here over alberts farm last night so the barbel should be in the shallows feeding

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deisel wrote:  when i say pink and white i mean white white white, not spotted but completely white and pink, ugly buggers aswell

IS IT JUST ME OR IS IT COS ITS FRIDAY ??????????HA HA HA HA  HA,BELIEVE IT OR NOT I HAVE A VAGUE OF IDEA WHAT YOU MEAN.

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 Posted: Fri Oct 3rd, 2008 12:42 pm
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im liss for that cold 1 but i think its a bit early lol

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