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 Posted: Mon Nov 9th, 2009 07:10 am
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I'm going to the Orange River over new years. I'm going down the river in a canoe so there is limited space for bait, rods and equipment. I need help!!!!

I have got: 7' shimano rod, daiwa regal 2000,
I want to buy a rod and reel so any suggestions. (Remember that I have limited space) (8' or 9')                

Best bait, lures, ?????
How to protect my rods?
What to look for (structure, deep holes, ????)
What type of rod?
Reel?

Please guys, Any help would be appreciated!

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 Posted: Tue Nov 10th, 2009 10:25 am
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Ek kan jou nie help nie, maar ek wens ek was in jou skoene. Kan net lekker wees. lol

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 Posted: Tue Nov 10th, 2009 11:23 am
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Ja ek kan self ook nie meer wag nie!

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 Posted: Tue Nov 10th, 2009 06:33 pm
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http://www.sealine.co.za/view_topic.php?id=25003&forum_id=64

Allrounder

Check out this link it is of a jigging rod ,Shimano Trevalla 40-60lbs rating,It has distinct close range advantages,due to the bending characteristics,Getting the Mona- Lisa close enough to the canoe to unhook or net is one of your key problems when fishing off a ski or canoe.

Rod; Shimano Trevalla 40-60lbs 6 feet or 6'6 or similar type

Reel; Anything with a solid drag,the above rod is rung for spinning but from the link you will see it is capable of working hard with a multiplier.

Line 200-250 .50mm-.55mm high abrasion.

Rod protection,"Pool-noodle" slotted vertically will not only protect your guides,but if tied with an elasticated velcro strip it will also float your rod if you perhaps flip over.It has other obvious emergency uses too.

Lures ;Salmo sliders 7cm upwards-sinking,and some others Salmo's which I am sure Ryan will be able to help you with.

Your other rod I would use for spinning for yellows,or a 6-7 weight fly rod.

I know it may sound obvious ,but beware of the additional glare from the water which will be very close to you,so take loads of sunblock and fluids,combined with a ventilated wide-brimmed-hat.If the African sun gets hold of you without enough fluid,it could ruin your week/end in a day.

Jeez I am so jealous.:fbash

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 Posted: Wed Nov 11th, 2009 05:18 am
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 Posted: Mon Dec 7th, 2009 04:23 pm
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Hi there Allrounder. This is what my setup looked like when I went on the river in March.We started at Noordoewer and took us 5 days to get to Sendelingsdrift. Caught nice Yellow's and Barbels. I used a 7ft rod with a 3000 exceller,spinners for the Yellow's. To catch your first barbel you can use anything meaty like chicken or steak or catch a small barbel, chop it up and use it for bait. Promise you'll catch big one's. Take enough sunscreen, you'll need it.:kaykak

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 Posted: Tue Dec 8th, 2009 06:19 am
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jeesh i want to do this... i also want to do ghahorra bassa with the boat, at night camp on the islands and morning pack the boat and go fish the next stretch...

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 Posted: Tue Dec 8th, 2009 07:54 am
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Joe Klaasman that is a nice setup! Mine is a bit more primitive since I will be rowing.

My setup....

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 Posted: Tue Dec 8th, 2009 01:11 pm
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When are you gonna be on the river? Where you leaving from? Going on your own or with an organised group?

I'm doing a trip from the 27th to the 31st, and in camp for New Years...

Gonna take my lightest jigging gear and chase the odd snor bek in the evenings with some left overs, or a head of whatever I catch during the day on light gear....

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 Posted: Wed Dec 9th, 2009 08:22 pm
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Nepptune wrote: allrounder

When are you gonna be on the river? Where you leaving from? Going on your own or with an organised group?

I'm doing a trip from the 27th to the 31st, and in camp for New Years...

Gonna take my lightest jigging gear and chase the odd snor bek in the evenings with some left overs, or a head of whatever I catch during the day on light gear....

Hi Nepptune

At which camp will you be spending New Years?

just curious

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 Posted: Thu Dec 10th, 2009 08:30 am
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Nepptune wrote: allrounder

When are you gonna be on the river? Where you leaving from? Going on your own or with an organised group?

I'm doing a trip from the 27th to the 31st, and in camp for New Years...

Gonna take my lightest jigging gear and chase the odd snor bek in the evenings with some left overs, or a head of whatever I catch during the day on light gear....

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 Posted: Thu Dec 10th, 2009 08:31 am
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Nepptune wrote: allrounder

When are you gonna be on the river? Where you leaving from? Going on your own or with an organised group?

I'm doing a trip from the 27th to the 31st, and in camp for New Years...

Gonna take my lightest jigging gear and chase the odd snor bek in the evenings with some left overs, or a head of whatever I catch during the day on light gear....


My trip is from the 28th to the 31st and in the camp for New Years. With what company are u going?

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 Posted: Tue Dec 15th, 2009 09:24 am
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Hey Guys,

SOrry for the late response...

allrounder - sounds like I'm on the same dates as you, which camp you at?
Koper - I'm going with Bundi Adventures...

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 Posted: Tue Dec 15th, 2009 11:09 am
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I'm guiding with Amanzi Trails. I cant wait. haven't been on the river for 2 years!

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 Posted: Wed Feb 3rd, 2010 06:23 am
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Sorry for the delayed post.

Got my new PB! Can someone help me with the weight? I had a scale that could only go to 12kg.

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 Posted: Wed Feb 3rd, 2010 06:30 am
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Awesome catch Allrounder!!!

please give details, bait used, rod, line ... i will be down there for easter weekend, doing a trip with Felix Unite. so Ill have to pack light. wonder if they will take a lure...

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 Posted: Wed Feb 3rd, 2010 06:38 am
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That cat is big! Looks like it is enjoying your hand lol! (suckle, suckle)

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 Posted: Wed Feb 3rd, 2010 06:51 am
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Nice fish bud, if I had to hazard a guess i would say about 15kg, its difficult when you cant see how wide the head is.

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 Posted: Wed Feb 3rd, 2010 07:06 am
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some more pics

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Caught the previous one on a 9ft kingfisher Gully hunter rod, kingfisher giant abrasion 15lb line. I used yellow fish heads for bait.

This is a 8kg one.

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