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 Posted: Wed Dec 12th, 2012 09:48 am
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In rising water try fishing shallow and than work your way out to deep water. The fish will be more spread out and searching the new water. So they will be harder find, but they will follow there food source. For me barbel fishing is never done, except for wind, I hate fishing in wind and fish for me go off the bite. But raising water we should still be able to catch just going to be difficult. Its like winter, you have to find the fish not the fish find you. I agree with skuim, use the dead red purely for scent as it is designned and the red flouro to get some colour in the water.

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 Posted: Wed Dec 12th, 2012 09:54 am
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I will try that but man it is a pain getting baits out in the rain.

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 Posted: Wed Dec 12th, 2012 11:45 am
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Ive had my best catches during the floods. A good strategy is to fish very close to the bank or even where the water has flooded into some vegetation, go heavy because you are going to snag alot.
If you are fishing in a river during heavy rain go find a spot just outside the main current where all the debris is getting "trapped" -this is where all the food will be washing down to and where the fish are likely to be hanging out.

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 Posted: Wed Dec 12th, 2012 03:46 pm
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Its never a pain to gwet a bait out. Discomfort is quickly forgotten when that reel goes. Lol

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 Posted: Wed Dec 12th, 2012 04:06 pm
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Yes especially the discomfort of going out on the water with lightning and a conductive rod with you!:fbash

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 Posted: Thu Dec 13th, 2012 02:16 pm
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So I am gonna try to fish the shallows next time but I have a bit of doubt,I always ask this question when catching shallows,why would the barbel be there if there is no structure or anything?Can someone please clear this up

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 Posted: Thu Dec 13th, 2012 07:08 pm
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They are coming up to feed and bask in the sun. But small fish go into the shallows to eat, cats always follow food source. Also there will be a lot of other new things in that extra water for them to eat.

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 Posted: Thu Dec 13th, 2012 07:15 pm
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Yes the water has not risen that much yet but I suspect it will with all the rains.How do you pick a spot in the shallows nobbles since there are so many shallow spots.I thought you said in the other thread that the cats don't like the carp feeding and creating a commotion or is this just if you are creating a feeding spot for carp?

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 Posted: Fri Dec 14th, 2012 12:02 am
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^^..^^.. ok Nobbles placed my order and sent you proof of payment, can't wait to get it and try it out, will keep you posted.

 

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 Posted: Fri Dec 14th, 2012 06:36 am
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GC my fishing spot has a bay to the right of me. what I do is cast 60m to my right into the bay about 2.5m from the side. It is a river so the water is +-1m deep at that spot.

If fishing a dam I would would wade in a bit and cast either left or right and parallel to the bank into water between 50cm and 1m deep.

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 Posted: Fri Dec 14th, 2012 06:40 am
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So you don't look for any structure antjar?What did you ordergone fishing?Those hooks are great and you get great hook ups

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 Posted: Fri Dec 14th, 2012 07:13 am
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The bay is the "Structure" where I fish in the river, and obviously limited by my neighbours' electric fence lol.


....lets just assume from now that I always look for structure as to me it is a fundamental of fishing and Im not going to state this everytime I post :fbash

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 Posted: Fri Dec 14th, 2012 09:39 am
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They don't like commotion, but rising water is a natural thing the bait fish are doing there normal thing just shallower. Like antjar said bays are structure in themselves. Nainly because the bait fish again are going to be there. Look for rises, find them than identify why the fish are rising there. There isn't going to be a right or wrong answer. But I do fish under water grass, I find the edge of it than place bait off to the sides. But if it hasnr risen fish normally with one rod in a likely spot shallow.

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 Posted: Fri Dec 14th, 2012 09:43 am
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Think of it this way, with a feeding spot you have a small area with a unusually high population of fish. With rising water the fish are spread out, not just focused in a 6m area. Hence no commotion in the shallows. Always be mondful of what the real situation is under the water.

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 Posted: Fri Dec 14th, 2012 10:05 am
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Nobbles spot on as usual ,

GC dont take this the wrong way and I say this out of respect- Just Go Fish.

Stadig or the klippe- take a few tips from Nobbles,Skuim,cheetah(the bloem area master) etc get to the water and fish and fish and fish. Sooner or later you will figure out your own little piece of water , the patterns,the baits,the best weather,the avg size etc.

When you fish a new piece of water after having mastered your own, it will be a lot easier because you already know what to start looking for.

My intention is not to belittle you in anyway and guys if Im wrong then please let me know, but from experience slow things down ,maybe write down no more than 5 tips that you have learnt here. Work on those tips for the next 2 or 3 months and fish as hard as you can. You will soon see how much better your catches are.

There are things that Skuim,Nobbles,Cheetah and the rest have learnt and forgot and relearnt....all from experience.

Dont stop asking questions but at the same time dont over-analyse every answer as what works for me and where I fish is not always going to work at another venue etc.

All the best buddy , regards Anthony

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 Posted: Fri Dec 14th, 2012 11:08 am
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...GC..

Get a little book and everytime you go fishing record a few simple things eg

-Depths/distance fished at and success
-Baits used
-biggest,smallest and avg size caught
-NB weather conditions! air temp,water temp,windspeed,bar pressure,cloud cover
-Record the time of day everytime that you get a hookup

You will see after a few trips that you may find a pattern that will help you crack the "day code" much faster.

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 Posted: Fri Dec 14th, 2012 11:21 am
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Ja thanks anthony I will try to slow things down a bit.I already have a booklet like that but I have not caught that many fish to get a pattern,I only got it about two weeks ago,but it looks like that will work.

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 Posted: Fri Dec 14th, 2012 11:30 am
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Enjoy your school holidays and FISH HARD...like anything the more you practice the luckier you get

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 Posted: Fri Dec 14th, 2012 11:37 am
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One more thing ....before I leave the office today

The reason I say slow things down- If you are constantly chopping and changing tactics/baits etc it will be a lot more difficult to figure out what works and what doesnt. By getting a good base and then maybe trying 1 or 2 new things every now and again it will be a lot easier to isolate the good from the bad....

Cheers Ant

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 Posted: Thu Jan 3rd, 2013 06:33 pm
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Here is my report of the entire festive season.I fished hard with little result.So we start off at the 22nd.It was busy at the dam so I could not fish my usual spots.We arrived there at about three so I had just enough time to catch some bait.I sent out this fillet and head.

Last edited on Wed Aug 19th, 2015 09:40 pm by Gcvanheerden

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