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 Posted: Fri Jun 19th, 2009 05:21 pm
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Catch-1195
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Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Posts: 34
Equipment: AWA SHIMA and ALPHA Tackle
Best Catch: Carp 19.6kg, Barbel 27.2kg, Raggie 115kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: Bamboesspruit Bloemhofdam
Boat: none
Club: Swerwers Angling Club
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The best barbel spot in the whole of SA is in Bloemhofdam! If you target big barbel i can promise you barbels of over the 20kg regurlary. If you want to know how to catch them contact me. 

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 Posted: Fri Jun 19th, 2009 06:03 pm
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Ryan
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Location: Thabazimbi , South Africa
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Equipment: Anything that catches a fishn
Best Catch: Anything with fins
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Catch 1195 welcome to Sealine.
Rather than people contacting you why don't you share here with the rest of us....
Looking forwards to your post

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 Posted: Fri Jun 19th, 2009 07:56 pm
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Catch-1195
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Location: Pretoria, South Africa
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Equipment: AWA SHIMA and ALPHA Tackle
Best Catch: Carp 19.6kg, Barbel 27.2kg, Raggie 115kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: Bamboesspruit Bloemhofdam
Boat: none
Club: Swerwers Angling Club
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Hi Ryan

There are a lot of things involved to catch these monsters as you know.

The saying the bigger the bait the bigger the fish is very true in this case. The kind of tackle you use is also very important. I have used 400/3 fishing rod with 80lb braid 2 10/0 hooks inline and a grass carp of 1,5kg for bait. And then i could only land one out of 5 pick ups.

 

 

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 Posted: Sun Jun 21st, 2009 06:05 pm
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Droomvanger
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Location: Pretoria
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Equipment: Shimano Rod and reels
Best Catch: barbell 22kg, carp 10kg, blue kurper 2,6kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: Bloemhof Dam
Boat: Droomvanger Venom
Club: SALMO Artlure
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Let us share in your knowledge?

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 Posted: Sun Jul 26th, 2009 05:53 pm
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steve m
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ya please i would love to know more

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 Posted: Tue Oct 6th, 2009 09:08 am
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KarpKing
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Location: Klerksdorp, South Africa
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Equipment: Shimano Alivio 12,3ft Shimano baitrunners Kingfisher 8.5kg braid 0.25
Best Catch: Carp 8,9kg Barbel 18.5, SpottedGulyshark 16,5kg
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The bigger the bait the bigger the fish easy.

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 Posted: Tue Oct 6th, 2009 11:02 am
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mahomedhoosein
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Best Catch: CARP 7KGS, BABER 5KG, GRASS CARP 5.9KG
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Hi Catch 1195

Please let us know how to catch these monsters. I'm always trying but having no luck.     ^^..

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 Posted: Thu Oct 8th, 2009 06:48 pm
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Richard M
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Equipment: TLD20 2 Speed. Kingfisher Cuda Ski, Shimano TwinPower 10000 on ...
Best Catch: Sailie - 25kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: Dullstroom, Bloemhof, Richards Bay & Ponta Malongane
Boat: Falcon SR575 RIB. 2 X Evinrude 50hp ETECS
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A group of us (five boats) will be at Bloemhof over this weekend targeting "big" barbel. Will probably do a lot of drifting into the bays if the wind is right. Will post some pics of the trip next week. I need to break my 16kg PB. Just hope the weather holds.

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 Posted: Thu Oct 8th, 2009 07:39 pm
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Droomvanger
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Equipment: Shimano Rod and reels
Best Catch: barbell 22kg, carp 10kg, blue kurper 2,6kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: Bloemhof Dam
Boat: Droomvanger Venom
Club: SALMO Artlure
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Best of Luck. Have ever try to use barble roepstokke and loodkoppe? We have good succes with artlure at Bloemhof.

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 Posted: Sun Oct 11th, 2009 03:09 pm
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Richard M
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Best Catch: Sailie - 25kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: Dullstroom, Bloemhof, Richards Bay & Ponta Malongane
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Eventually ended up being four boats. But still between the four boats we landed close to 200 barbel on Saturday. Rain came on Saturday night and on Sunday morning it was still p!ssing down so we came home early. What a day on Saturday! No huge ones, the biggest being a couple in the 15-6kg mark. Majority were around 7-10kg, which was great fun on light tackle. Had triple ups on several time, it was chaos. Nost were caught on platies whilst drifting, but fish heads and even barbel fillets worked equally well. The guys did manage to hook into a few monsters, but could not land them. Will post some pics as soon as I gather all the photos from the guys.

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 Posted: Sun Oct 11th, 2009 08:00 pm
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Droomvanger
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Equipment: Shimano Rod and reels
Best Catch: barbell 22kg, carp 10kg, blue kurper 2,6kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: Bloemhof Dam
Boat: Droomvanger Venom
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LEKKERRR! If you can endure the weather at Bloemhof then you are in for good fish!

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 Posted: Mon Oct 12th, 2009 07:36 am
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tinytune
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Location: Pretoria, South Africa
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Equipment: Uhmm iets van alles
Best Catch: 17kg barbel @ hartbeespoort
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hi

 

just a qeustion. barbel fillets? what id you use to make them

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 Posted: Mon Oct 12th, 2009 12:30 pm
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Richard M
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Best Catch: Sailie - 25kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: Dullstroom, Bloemhof, Richards Bay & Ponta Malongane
Boat: Falcon SR575 RIB. 2 X Evinrude 50hp ETECS
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Small Barbel?? Some of the guys ran out of platties so they cut some strips from small barbel. Worked just about as well as the platties. On a few occaisions I pulled 5 or 6 barbel on one frog. It was almost mince the last few fish, but it still worked. Some guys even used frozen frogs from previous trips. Thaw them poke a few holes in it and they work just fine.

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 Posted: Fri Oct 16th, 2009 09:16 am
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Richard M
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Equipment: TLD20 2 Speed. Kingfisher Cuda Ski, Shimano TwinPower 10000 on ...
Best Catch: Sailie - 25kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: Dullstroom, Bloemhof, Richards Bay & Ponta Malongane
Boat: Falcon SR575 RIB. 2 X Evinrude 50hp ETECS
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Ok, some photos as promised. this is one of Ernests better ones

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 Posted: Fri Oct 16th, 2009 09:17 am
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Richard M
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Best Catch: Sailie - 25kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: Dullstroom, Bloemhof, Richards Bay & Ponta Malongane
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Two of my better ones

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 Posted: Fri Oct 16th, 2009 09:18 am
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Richard M
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Equipment: TLD20 2 Speed. Kingfisher Cuda Ski, Shimano TwinPower 10000 on ...
Best Catch: Sailie - 25kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: Dullstroom, Bloemhof, Richards Bay & Ponta Malongane
Boat: Falcon SR575 RIB. 2 X Evinrude 50hp ETECS
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What a rod should look like!

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 Posted: Fri Oct 16th, 2009 09:19 am
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Richard M
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Equipment: TLD20 2 Speed. Kingfisher Cuda Ski, Shimano TwinPower 10000 on ...
Best Catch: Sailie - 25kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: Dullstroom, Bloemhof, Richards Bay & Ponta Malongane
Boat: Falcon SR575 RIB. 2 X Evinrude 50hp ETECS
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Ivan (headless) with a nice cat.

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 Posted: Fri Oct 16th, 2009 09:23 am
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Richard M
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Equipment: TLD20 2 Speed. Kingfisher Cuda Ski, Shimano TwinPower 10000 on ...
Best Catch: Sailie - 25kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: Dullstroom, Bloemhof, Richards Bay & Ponta Malongane
Boat: Falcon SR575 RIB. 2 X Evinrude 50hp ETECS
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The best of all; good friends, a fire, melktert (koos's special), cold beer and whiskey after a hard days fishing.

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