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 Posted: Wed Jun 21st, 2017 04:17 pm
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KennyB
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Good Day Everyone,

Just moved to limpopo, working on a farm just south of Alma. We have a piece of the sand river flowing through the farm with quite a bit of water. Has anyone fished that river? and what is in there ? I caught a few large barbel on my 5 weight rod, and a bass but winter isn't making it easy. Never tried to catch yellowish on fly so a few advices would be greatly appreciated.

Attached a picture of the barbel caught on the farm.

Cheers

Kenny.

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 Posted: Thu Jun 22nd, 2017 09:37 am
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Cobia333
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Hi Kenny just make sure if there are any Crocs in the river. They can be in strange places? Limpopo region is known for Crocs and Hippos.

Just be careful.

Cheers.

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 Posted: Thu Jun 22nd, 2017 12:10 pm
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KennyB wrote:
Good Day Everyone,

Just moved to limpopo, working on a farm just south of Alma. We have a piece of the sand river flowing through the farm with quite a bit of water. Has anyone fished that river? and what is in there ? I caught a few large barbel on my 5 weight rod, and a bass but winter isn't making it easy. Never tried to catch yellowish on fly so a few advices would be greatly appreciated.

Attached a picture of the barbel caught on the farm.

Cheers

Kenny.


Good day Kenny,

The river in that area would hold the following species:

Largescale Yellowfish
Smallscale Yellowfish
Blue Kurper
Redbreast Kurper
Sharptooth Catfish
Carp

In these slow flowing rivers you can try using blood worms (Try more that one fly) with a slow retrieve on the bottom. Most of the species mentioned above will take this fly. Dry fly can also be effective if you can sight fish, especially for redbreast.

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