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Yaseen08
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Joined: Mon Jan 5th, 2015
Location: Johannesburg
Posts: 4
Equipment: Shimano Symetre 2500FJ, Cherrywood Berkley, 12lbTrilene
Best Catch: 1.3m, 8.6kg South African Largemouth Yellowfish
Favorite Fishing Spot: Mostert, Vaal River, Potchefstroom
Boat: Crackleback 600
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We arrived at a quiet unpressurized spot on the vaal at about 5:30am October, early summer, the smallmouth yellows were on the bite, we had pulled in about 250 of them between 3 fisherman on the fly till about 2pm. We came out on to the bank and at lunch time, as per usual, we threw one barbel rod out to the left of us into the deeper water on a small grass carp head. The barbel were on the run, so we pulled in about 11 decent 9-13kg barbel on a light Fenwick HMG with a Shimano 2500FJ. Lunch was almost done before I threw one more cast on a new head. We were preparing our rigs for the next afternoon session of smallmouth fun when I heard a ZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz... Shimano music, the rod had been saved as it got stuck on the stand holding it. I lifted tightened and struck, as I struck the rod, there was a huge leap of a whitish figure in the distance, I thought to myself, it must be a yellow spooking by the activity of the barbel beneath, not only to realize that, the white figure was in fact on the others end of my line. After a 38min fight, the fish approached the bank, and on approach, I got the shock of my life, there it was, the very first Largemouth Yellowfish I had ever seen up close. All I thought to myself, was, "don't lose it, don't lose it". A sigh of relief had done its rounds amongst the three of us. We admired the 19lb fish and took lots of pictures as this would be the fish of a life time...

popkop
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Joined: Tue Jan 13th, 2015
Location: Kimberley , South Africa
Posts: 30
Equipment: mixed , nothing expensive
Best Catch: black drum Florida
Favorite Fishing Spot: Florida
Boat: none
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Pics please :-)

Whaler
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Joined: Thu Jan 24th, 2008
Location: Bloemfontein, South Africa
Posts: 3749
Equipment: I have a Mac...& carbon tex drag washers.
Best Catch: 68kg & 55kg Threasher shark
Favorite Fishing Spot: Vegetation Capevidal
Boat: No, i can swim well enough!
Club: SSAA (ovs)
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250 yellows?? thats 83 each! thats one every 6 min!must have been busy...

RHK_888
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Joined: Thu Apr 15th, 2010
Location: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Posts: 133
Equipment: Assassin Beachmaster heavy, Daiwa SL50, Sensation Legends 12ft, Okuma Longbows, ...
Best Catch: Assassin Beachmaster heavy, Daiwa SL50, Sensation Legends 12ft, Okuma Longbows, ...Carp: 5kg, Bronze Bream: 2kg on UL, Bonnie: 1.5 kg ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Kranskop Pvt Dam, Albert falls dam, Table Mountain (Umgeni), Pennington
Boat: none
Club: Kingfisher Angling Club PMB
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Smaak to see that LM yellow. sounds like a monster! pic please!

dewalds
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Joined: Thu Jun 2nd, 2011
Location: Alberton, South Africa
Posts: 332
Equipment: Sensation Rockets, Shimano XTRB Baitrunners, Shimano DL 4000 Baitrunners, SL30, ...
Best Catch: Sensation Rockets, Shimano XTRB Baitrunners, Shimano DL 4000 Baitrunners, SL30, ...16kg barbel, 16,4kg carp, 4,6kg sm yellow, 47 fish in ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: R50-dam, Vaaldam, Trichardtsfontein, Blaauwpan, Vaalriver, Winklespruit, Umkomaas, Scottburgh
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250 yellows between 3 guys in a morning session? How did you count the fish?

I would love to see a pic of that largemouth yellow!

Congrats on a great session none the less!

deisel
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Joined: Thu Sep 11th, 2008
Location: Vaal Marina, South Africa
Posts: 5732
Equipment: So much stuff dont know where to start
Best Catch: 138kg black tip. 24kilo barbel. A few memorable big ... ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: I would never tell you guys
Boat: 21ft classic mono. 22ft supra beast
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If u dont put pics you know what the general opionen will about this. Put the pics up dude

TimJan
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Joined: Tue Aug 26th, 2008
Location: JHB, South Africa
Posts: 936
Equipment: anything that brings the fish to me
Best Catch: 18kg cob, 16kg carp, 18kg barbel, 5kg yellow
Favorite Fishing Spot: Witsand
Boat: DamDuiker
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AadilG
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Joined: Wed Jan 23rd, 2013
Location: Johannesburg South, South Africa
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Best Catch: 16.6kg barbel (Vaal River) 7kg Carp (Vaal River)
Favorite Fishing Spot: Vaal River, Vaal Dam , Bloemhof Dam , Bloemhof River ...
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Hi

Where was this largemouth Yellow Fish caught if you dont mind sharing your spot with us.

Yaseen08
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Joined: Mon Jan 5th, 2015
Location: Johannesburg
Posts: 4
Equipment: Shimano Symetre 2500FJ, Cherrywood Berkley, 12lbTrilene
Best Catch: 1.3m, 8.6kg South African Largemouth Yellowfish
Favorite Fishing Spot: Mostert, Vaal River, Potchefstroom
Boat: Crackleback 600
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Here is the pic

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Yaseen08
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Joined: Mon Jan 5th, 2015
Location: Johannesburg
Posts: 4
Equipment: Shimano Symetre 2500FJ, Cherrywood Berkley, 12lbTrilene
Best Catch: 1.3m, 8.6kg South African Largemouth Yellowfish
Favorite Fishing Spot: Mostert, Vaal River, Potchefstroom
Boat: Crackleback 600
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HennieB
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Joined: Thu Apr 3rd, 2008
Location: Planet Of The Apes, South Africa
Posts: 2116
Equipment: Compound bow
Best Catch: Megalodon
Favorite Fishing Spot: Droldrif
Boat: Spuitpoep 2
Club: anglershaven.co.za
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Personally it looks a bit small for a 19lb. Maybe a better picture would do the fish some justice.

Unlimited
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Joined: Tue Jun 2nd, 2009
Location: Hekpoort, South Africa
Posts: 2009
Equipment: Penn defiance 30, Sensation Carp Hunter Rods, Okuma Longbow 650
Best Catch: Catfish, 22kg. Carp 9.2kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: Meerhof, Kollege Plaas, Mihanzie, Vosrite
Boat: Carp King streaker, Kano
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i average 1 every 20 min. and i have seen guys doing better than me as i am a newby still.