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 Posted: Tue Sep 22nd, 2009 07:58 pm
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Cape Town always takes longer to warm up than the rest of the country.  I'm expecting the whisker brigade to start coming alive as from the second week in October.

My favourite haunts to target barble on fly are Voelvlei and Theewaterskloof dams, with the Breede river in the Robertson area offering good sight fishing from about early November onwards.

Are there perhaps smaller local waters (Paarl, Stellenbosch, Paarl, Cape Town) where sight fishing for barble may be productive this spring?

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 Posted: Tue Sep 22nd, 2009 09:12 pm
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Hey Zane, dont make any mistakes about Mr.Whiskers activity we've been landing them (at least hooking up) throughout the winter and the same goes for tilapia. Been somewhat of a strange season. Hannes 101 snapped his 9 wght on a barbel 2 weeks ago.

Here some pics of fish I on my 6wght the summer past...just to encourage the warmer weather a bit LOL!

 

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 Posted: Tue Sep 22nd, 2009 09:14 pm
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Less :ifishinmore:SSS=:wfish

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 Posted: Wed Sep 23rd, 2009 06:49 am
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The dams towards Welgedacht have a lot, not so big but lots of barbel.

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 Posted: Wed Sep 23rd, 2009 08:53 am
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9KG + At Vygeboom last year.

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Liesbeeck River.

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 Posted: Wed Sep 23rd, 2009 08:57 am
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Sontraal dam.

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 Posted: Wed Sep 23rd, 2009 09:00 am
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Zane wrote: Cape Town always takes longer to warm up than the rest of the country.  I'm expecting the whisker brigade to start coming alive as from the second week in October.

My favourite haunts to target barble on fly are Voelvlei and Theewaterskloof dams, with the Breede river in the Robertson area offering good sight fishing from about early November onwards.

Are there perhaps smaller local waters (Paarl, Stellenbosch, Paarl, Cape Town) where sight fishing for barble may be productive this spring?

Zane go check out the liesbeeck river across from the Hartleyvale Hokky fields in Obs. They all range from 3kg - 9kg.

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 Posted: Wed Sep 23rd, 2009 01:56 pm
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which flies do you guys use for barbel ?

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 Posted: Wed Sep 23rd, 2009 02:03 pm
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I would also like to know???And is there dams here in D'ville area???

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 Posted: Wed Sep 23rd, 2009 08:20 pm
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A friend of mine got this Cape town Barbel last year OCt , on a 6 weight, and i think a big Fluffy bugger !

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And another one ! But this one was vas on a 1/4 once greenpumkin jig with trailer , saw a swirls , and the next thing ...

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The flies vary depending on a few factors.

Water Clarity, clear water conditions black and natural greens seem to work best. If the visibility is proor or if you are fishing very early in the morning or late in the evening colours like chartreus and shocking pink seems to do the trick.

Water depth, we mostly sight fish or call the cats so having a fly that gets into the strike zone fast and stays there is prefered. For the cats that lie on the bottom a fly with dumbell weights and/or some lead on the shank will work. Remember the lighter the fly the better the presentation and the easier the cast.

We use big bulky flies that push a bit of water. Adding some hackle is also great because the barbel will zone in on the vibrations made by these. Weighting the fly so that the hook point rides upwards helps a lot when you are fishing on or close to the bottom. Dont make the fly tails to long, barbel often just grab the tails and this will end up frustrating the *&%^* out of you. Dont forget little popers with a sinking trailor fly, these may work great on those hot summer evenings when the barbel are going crazy in the shallows. I use hooks fom size 2 to 2/0.

Happy Hunting!

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 Posted: Fri Sep 25th, 2009 06:49 am
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you can also catch Barble in Lakeside in the top of Sandvlei!

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Dorado75 wrote: you can also catch Barble in Lakeside in the top of Sandvlei!
This would be at Rutter street..........nice ones, some quite big. Saw two ou toppies targetting them the conventional way and they got mauled by some BEEEGGG ones. The old folkes staying here are just full of cr@p, so make sure you got your fw licence handy for Law Enforcement guys. Nice bass & curper as well in this water

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 Posted: Wed Sep 30th, 2009 12:30 pm
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We got notting on the fly yesterday , we fished a private dam , there were plenty of actice fish , dunno what happend , super bummed ...

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 Posted: Wed Sep 30th, 2009 05:54 pm
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Maximus2 wrote: Dorado75 wrote: you can also catch Barble in Lakeside in the top of Sandvlei!
This would be at Rutter street..........nice ones, some quite big. Saw two ou toppies targetting them the conventional way and they got mauled by some BEEEGGG ones. The old folkes staying here are just full of cr@p, so make sure you got your fw licence handy for Law Enforcement guys. Nice bass & curper as well in this water

yeah, thats Rutter road..... but in marina dagama you can stalk them swimming in  the canal..... i have heard of guys catching them there on fly

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Caught this bugger yesterday...

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 Posted: Sat Oct 24th, 2009 07:50 am
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Respect to the catfish!!! Thats all I say, went to one of the local dams yesterday and the place was teeming with fish, honestley have never been rejected by catfish so much in my life. They would spit out the fly so fast one wouldnt believe it if you werent there. Must have missed 30 plus fish like this. Change to smaller yellowfish nymph pattern and got bent open twice, luckily landing one and then got broken off a few times! hannes101 joined me later and managed to land one as well but with the same learning curve that I had to take!

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 Posted: Mon Oct 26th, 2009 06:30 pm
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Some recent cats...Hannes101 with a nice fish caught on a fly that I didn't even think would see the water, how wrong was I not...

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