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LEAGUE WEEKEND AT FLAG BOSHIELO (Arabie Dam)  Rating:  Rating
 
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 Posted: Mon Apr 19th, 2010 12:45 pm
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I shouldn't as it's gonna be in an article in a bank angler

The trick is a 0.22 - 0.25mm clear hookline of 20cm with a #8 cutting blade or similar light hook. 

Take a large floatie and roll it in Banjo so that it is wet all around, now roll it in pure fluoro (green and let the coating dry and harden

Banjo and FX on the bol and shake it in a 50/50 Custard and fluoro powder mix.

Feed spot should be built between 30-40m from the bank.  Mix dry, dry feed on a 50/50 basis to your prepared dry feed just before you cast it. 

The husks and popcorn must float in and ontop of the water on your kol, this will get the Chinamen feeding in your swim

You'll see them when they come in and they drive all other fish off

It's slow fishing and you have to wait for your bites, that's why I dont  target them in competition.  A few years back I hooked 8, 3 x lines broken by tail slapping, 3 hooks straightened with the fish rolling in the leader, 1 x pulled off and 1 x 6.4kg landed.

This weekend the guy next to me took 4 fish 8kg and I got 10 fish 6kg so on points I took him by 20 points

 

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 Posted: Mon Apr 19th, 2010 03:44 pm
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Courtesy of Sidd.

Nice Tilapia

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Don't know exactly where this one was taken but my gues would be in the Moos river tributary in the dam (or Elands) showing the trees now submerged and believe me, as many as you can see, twice as many are submerged in front of them.

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 Posted: Wed Apr 28th, 2010 10:31 am
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HI Enigma

Are the crocs a problem at the Dam.

i've heard a lot people calling it crocodile paradise and saying that it is not save to fish from teh bank as the crocs come out where you are fishing.

is this true

 

 

 

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 Posted: Fri Apr 30th, 2010 12:33 pm
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I saw anglers caught Silwer carp on bait at Arabi. I previously though it is not possible. Great report.

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Darem bvly om te sien jou Penmaat word ook genoem in die eerste verslag. Baie geluk met die prestasies by Karp Sa's. Was die afgelope naweek saam met Labeo by Matlala. Vis baie swak. Het darem die dag gevat en dit met net 3 vis vir ,540 kg. Hoor daar is nou ook 'n persoon wat die dam net.

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 Posted: Mon May 3rd, 2010 03:13 pm
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Welcome pegmate, now get a good Avatar pic. i think the one I took of you with your barbel at Bloemhof might just do well, or maybe your Garrick from Pt Edward

Great site with a lot to learn here.

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As you're new here have a look at this post on the Carp Nationals http://www.sealine.co.za/view_topic.php?id=39082&forum_id=37

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Hi Enigma

Do you fish with the flouties on the hook or can you use a hair rig?

I would like to no more detail want to go and target them for 3 days just for the fight!!

Can you help please?
You can PM me

Thanks Hannes

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Hi Hannes,

We fish it on the hook and not a hair.

Another thing to try is the way the Europeans fish for them.

They use a small float, then a #10 hook with polistyrene bead on it. They then feed loos feed and popcorn on or around the float consistently and the Silvers (called Tostolabic)and then the fish filter this in along with the dry feed and flakes and it's game on.

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Thanks
We going to fish from a boat so I hope the snags wil not be to mush of a problem!?

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Boat is the answer. fish are in the open water and not amongst the trees.

find a school of silvers when cruising around, Feed a lot of popcorn on top of the water where the silvers are also a lot of "Semels"

Then fish a #4 hook with floatie and you'll get your silver.

Fish top water and surface and keep your bait in amongst the floating chum. Clean hard fighters and a lot of fun

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Thanks Enigma
I will do just that!
Wil report back after my trip!

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I caught the same fish in arabie in March 2018

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Awesome looking fish..how did you catch it?

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We catch them during a floating bait that floats off the bottom ie suspended in the water and anchored by a weight below.

They are filter feeders with gills that interlock forming elementary baleen plates.

They are a pest wreaking havoc in the ecosystem. Same fish that have taken over the whole Mississipi basin and threatening the Great Lakes.

Grows to around 20kg. I just happen to hold the SA ANGLING record on them at 12.9kg

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You would have the record haha.ja I know the fish, the videos of the boaters getting taken out by jumping carp are crazy!

How far have they spread here and what's been done about it?

Aside from them being a nightmare from an ecological point of view, they look like epic fish to catch,big forked tail and torpedo body. Thank god they are filter feeders, if they took a topwater and had teeth they'd be a terror! :)

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Good eating to.

Found from below the Loskop dam wall all the way down the Olifants (through the Kruger and Mozambique) where the Rio do Olifantes mouths into the Indian Ocean

They just let the Gill Netters catch them ad infinitum but nothing else to do with them once they infest the water, Yanks have been trying for the last 20 years to get rid of theirs

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