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 Posted: Sun Mar 25th, 2018 03:43 pm
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If you fish in a river, no more than 20 meters across, do you really need to still use mieliebom for added attraction? My reasoning is that there is so little surface area that even if you throw out a single bait with a small as possible weight, that a fish is bound to come across it.
I must add it is an area that is fished hard, hence the reason possibly why it is such difficult waters. Might fishing so light perhaps give an advantage?

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 Posted: Mon Mar 26th, 2018 07:18 am
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You might not need feed to get the fish there but it might help to keep them there A bit longer. Nothing wrong with single baits though.

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 Posted: Mon Mar 26th, 2018 10:09 am
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We used to nail the large carp in the canals in the cape which are no more than 10 m wide.. Koo mielies, the fish will patrol up and down each bank and you have more chance of spooking them on your closest bank so gooi a handful or 2 against the opposite bank for lokaas. We'd use the tiniest sliding sinker or no terminal gear at all except a van der merwe hook filled with corn and cast out into the middle of the feed, put drag on lightest setting and we would wait, generally not for long. The ou who caught the least would have to buy as many KFC pieces as the winners amount of fish for everyone to share, I'd bought a few buckets of KFC. And I had a few buckets bought for us haha, either way the technique works more than 10 large fish each in an afternoon was not uncommon. I've caught large fish not more than 2m from the bank like that.

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 Posted: Mon Mar 26th, 2018 10:28 am
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Dr halibut hoffman wrote:
We used to nail the large carp in the canals in the cape which are no more than 10 m wide.. Koo mielies, the fish will patrol up and down each bank and you have more chance of spooking them on your closest bank so gooi a handful or 2 against the opposite bank for lokaas. We'd use the tiniest sliding sinker or no terminal gear at all except a van der merwe hook filled with corn and cast out into the middle of the feed, put drag on lightest setting and we would wait, generally not for long. The ou who caught the least would have to buy as many KFC pieces as the winners amount of fish for everyone to share, I'd bought a few buckets of KFC. And I had a few buckets bought for us haha, either way the technique works more than 10 large fish each in an afternoon was not uncommon. I've caught large fish not more than 2m from the bank like that.


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 Posted: Mon Apr 16th, 2018 11:30 am
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So, my theory was not working. Only the rods with mieliebom on caught something. The one with the smallest sinker and no mieliebom did not even register any interest. I find it strange, but yes, I will use mieliebom from now on. One guy caught a nice 6kg carp with a bright orange feeder and the hooklinks were bright, almost neon green. So why then do I try so hard to hide everything:X_seal1_

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Barbelman wrote:
So, my theory was not working. Only the rods with mieliebom on caught something. The one with the smallest sinker and no mieliebom did not even register any interest. I find it strange, but yes, I will use mieliebom from now on. One guy caught a nice 6kg carp with a bright orange feeder and the hooklinks were bright, almost neon green. So why then do I try so hard to hide everything:X_seal1_

You're overthinking it and giving carp too much credit. Yes bigger carp are smarter but take a place like the Vaaldam where there are anglers everyday, fishing with those orange bomb holders and yellow line yet they still catch plenty of fish.

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 Posted: Tue Apr 17th, 2018 05:39 am
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Barbelman wrote:
So, my theory was not working. Only the rods with mieliebom on caught something. The one with the smallest sinker and no mieliebom did not even register any interest. I find it strange, but yes, I will use mieliebom from now on. One guy caught a nice 6kg carp with a bright orange feeder and the hooklinks were bright, almost neon green. So why then do I try so hard to hide everything:X_seal1_

You're overthinking it and giving carp too much credit. Yes bigger carp are smarter but take a place like the Vaaldam where there are anglers everyday, fishing with those orange bomb holders and yellow line yet they still catch plenty of fish.


I agree. Those neon hooklinks were so coiled up as well, therefore not even lying flat on the bottom lol. It looked like such a mess, I would not have casted out a rig like that. Still, my biggest fish was smaller than that guys fish.
Seems location and what bait you use is far more important. I used small .08 hooks as well. He used much bigger hooks as well. Then again, luck also plays a roll.

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 Posted: Tue Apr 17th, 2018 08:06 am
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"Seems location and what bait you use is far more important"

And when..but ja throwing the right bait in front of a fish that is hungry for it is most of the luck involved in fishing..catching now thats another story..haha

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