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 Posted: Mon Feb 18th, 2013 12:40 pm
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nobbles
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Location: Durban, South Africa
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lol, the grips are a bit different from the main stream ones, but im in love with mine. In natal i battle to get large baits, as i am by my own admission the worst carp fisherman know the man kind. (Although i have been getting takes just no fish) i have to come up with better ways to make bait look bigger, the one down side to the flap bait is amll fish willl tug the fillets. Try use a hard flesh type fish and you will be alright. Dam walls are an area we dont target enough in my opinion, i have a couple i wnat to spend the night on my canoe but crocodiles at the one are a major issue as the big boys also hang out here. This leads me to believe there is a large fish based food source, massive barbel perhaps. and the others ill get arrested for treason or accused of trying to blow them up like they did to me at uni when we tried. I believ the fish are resting in the deep water at the wall and move off at night to feed but should return. It is on an ever growing list of theories to test map and accuratly give you guys answers. But GC its most certainly worth s hot to go try.

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 Posted: Mon Feb 18th, 2013 12:45 pm
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Gcvanheerden
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Best Catch: 11.9kg barbel 6.4 kg carp
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@aquadementia I saw the report,very nice catches.

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 Posted: Mon Feb 18th, 2013 12:58 pm
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Imagine if you hook into a crocodile:fbash

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 Posted: Mon Feb 18th, 2013 02:18 pm
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shuraj
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lol then he would be crocodile dundee

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 Posted: Mon Feb 18th, 2013 08:05 pm
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Cheetha FS
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Lekker report GC!!! I think Catfish Africa will organise a trip there for a nice Sealine social. Pitty about the big cats though. whe all are having a hard year due to bad wether but tides do change. Whe will be in thouch with u guys and maybe do a Bloemhof Bonanza warmup. Dorsalfin and myself also had a very hard weekend with winds that made the waves look like the surf. Btw. very nice pics!

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 Posted: Tue Feb 19th, 2013 12:39 pm
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Gcvanheerden
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Thanks cheetah,you should let us know what you gusy are planning.

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 Posted: Tue Feb 19th, 2013 01:13 pm
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nobbles
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GC we need to organise something so will let you know we plan. Also pleas elook at the post i made, if you want your pics on our website pleae post there email them to the address i listed there

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 Posted: Sun Mar 10th, 2013 07:24 pm
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I had a very short session this Sunday morning at the dam wall.I only took platties and chicks with.I unfortunately forgot the camera at home so there is no pics.I caught lots of barbel in the 5kg range with platties being the superior bait getting pick ups minutes after dropping them.The spot I fished was very nice with over hanging trees and drop offs to about 4m which is the deepest part of the venue.The session was from 7:30 until 11:00 and just as I had to go I caught a muddie which would have been perfect as bait but I froze it for next time.Most of my future sessions will be at the dam walls and I am keen to go for a day but unfortunately I can't overnight there.

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 Posted: Tue Apr 2nd, 2013 08:34 am
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Last edited on Wed Aug 19th, 2015 09:43 pm by Gcvanheerden

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 Posted: Tue Apr 2nd, 2013 09:39 am
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Alien Invader
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Nice catches GC! I enjoy the passion you have for this..
Thanks for sharing with us all!!!

I decided to wet a line this weekend for Barbel again. I had no "Barbel bait" around so decided to use some old sardines that had been in the freezer for a while... Must admit, I was not very keen on this but decided to make the most of it... Yep! Barbel took them without hesitation...
Has anyone else tried Sards for bait?

I'm going to plan a night session here soon, finally I have a use for old defrosted sards....

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 Posted: Tue Apr 2nd, 2013 10:10 am
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Thanks ai,people have mixed reports of them some saying they work and others saying they don't.It probally depends on conditions.With sardinez being so oily it definantely has a high attraction.

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 Posted: Tue Apr 2nd, 2013 10:38 am
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Gcvanheerden wrote:
Thanks ai,people have mixed reports of them some saying they work and others saying they don't.It probally depends on conditions.With sardinez being so oily it definantely has a high attraction.

I think a dam that is heavily fished may see Barbel becoming more weary of eating strange food items and one should rather stick with natural baits.. This dam is an un-fished farm dam of about 25 hectares.. We are starting to sort out a huge oxygen weed problem here at the moment, sadly, once done, most/all of the Barbel will be removed as they are not an indigenous specie here and we will be reintroducing some local species.. Dams has had Barbel and tilapia in it for over 30 years, keen to see what comes out here...
I'll take a camera with!!!

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 Posted: Tue Apr 2nd, 2013 11:27 am
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I've often used dry Kapenta added to a chicken liver, they soak up the blood in the base of the bait box. I chum with them mixed in worm soil (vermicast). When on the bite & you're running out of bait ive used coloured pop corn added to small bits of liver off cuts. It may even keep the bait off the bottom a little, for a short while anyhow.

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 Posted: Sat Apr 6th, 2013 12:41 pm
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nice report GC! if push comes to shove you could all ways use one of those small cats you caught and use him for bait as a last resort as ive seen some decent fish up to 15 kgs been taken on some fresh barbel fillet

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 Posted: Mon Aug 12th, 2013 12:27 pm
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Dagse
Het enige iemand ondervinding by Rustdewinter dam vir groot babers? Was laasjaar okt daar en het baie gevang tot 6kg ma niks groter nie. Wil net weet of iemand daar al ondervinding opgedoen het?

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