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 Posted: Wed May 12th, 2010 02:02 pm
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hookandsinker
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I rate Aqua Via to be one of the best Vaal Destinations. I thought I'd post a few pics of some carp I have picked up there. These are only but a few, but some beautiful specimens. On a good weekend between 3 friends and I, landing up to and over 60 fish is normal, and ranging between 2kg to 10kg in size. We support  catch and release, so all the fish are released.

I will post some more pics soon of other species caught at Aqua. I'll gladly share any info on Aqua and what I use there if anyone wants to know.

 

Tight lines Sealiners!!!

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 Posted: Wed May 12th, 2010 04:20 pm
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good on you releasing em, gentleman to the end ;)

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 Posted: Wed May 12th, 2010 05:34 pm
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 Posted: Wed May 12th, 2010 05:44 pm
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Nice fat healthy Carp and way better than the stad average for the Vaal.

Distance fished?
Hookbaits and dip flavours?

Nice catches

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 Posted: Wed May 12th, 2010 05:48 pm
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Welcome to the site, hope you enjoy your stay guy

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 Posted: Wed May 12th, 2010 07:13 pm
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The general distance I fish is between 40 and about 70 metres. I have found that the larger Carp are caught mostly from 40m to 50m, but the weather always plays a part too. If you have been to Aqua, my favourite spot is the left shore just before the bend.

For hook baits I mostly use floaties with dough backing, floaties include mostly strawberry, gatvol, scopex, pink sweets, bg, brommers ( purchased from the owner ) and the larger Carp like bright pink ebony marshmallows and almond red floaties.

Bom dips mostly mix Dudley, gatvol, tjop tjop, lootie, petite janine, fx, banana, cinnamon, devils fork and match powder.

 

For overcast, cool temp days, duiwelsdrek, garlic and my own mix of salt n vinegar spice mixed with water is included in the mix.

If everything fails, an earthworm instead if dough usually attracts attention.

 

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nice!! Any cats coming out there?

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 Posted: Thu May 13th, 2010 09:48 am
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Nice cathes there! Where is this place?

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 Posted: Thu May 13th, 2010 10:05 am
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It's the caravan park in Villiers where the Vaal river enters the Vaal dam

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I have caught nice catfish there up to about 4kg, but have seen a 17 kg hauled out. Large muddies and so far only yellows averaging around 1kg. I'll post some pics soon.

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Thanx enigma

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what facilities is there? electricity at the water?

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 Posted: Thu May 13th, 2010 12:15 pm
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Very well set up camping with ablutions and basically in town, although small so all you need is there

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 Posted: Thu May 13th, 2010 12:56 pm
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can you please post some directions or gps  co ordinates

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