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    Default Fishing in freshwater

    I noticed this section of the forum is quite dead to put it mildly. Im sure that there are freshwater fishermen on this forum. So lets have it whats your favourite dam or river, what do you target and what bait you find works best?

    My personal favourite is haartebeerspoort, catching carp or kurper ( if they're on) and sometimes by luck a barbel or 2. Bait of choice would have to be dough, dipped in either almond sureme, banjo or banana for karp. If kurper are on then worms obviosly and barbel i never target but do catch at times by luck.

    Oh and whats your biggest catch and where?

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    Default Re: Fishing in freshwater

    My wife and I did a "Going with the flow" 3 day trip down the Breede River, camping on the shore wherever the sun went down. Never seen so many large & small mouth bass in my life!
    My wife is the "papgooier" and I left my lures at home...
    Surface lure on the line would have secured a nice bass for the fire. Ah well, won't make that mistake again!
    Trip was great!

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    Default Re: Fishing in freshwater

    lol i never get tired of bieng termd a "papgooier" its a very relaxing way of fishing. for me lures n flys just seems like too much of an effort. bait, cast, start the fire, talk kak (while smoking much more than usual) n w8 for the fish. n thats my idea of a good time. :D

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    Default Re: Fishing in freshwater

    I am also a papgooier,love all the dips and bait.I like fishing the Vaaldam.

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    Default Re: Fishing in freshwater

    papgooier is for the birds common guys, a little exercise and playing with a lure is always better than just sitting around. Mite as well get a few sticks of Dino... here fishy fishy ;-)
    I hack for charity, Shoot for fun!

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    Default Re: Fishing in freshwater

    I catch on the fly and only on the fly. Target all species and have cought most of them.
    Mostly fish in the Dullstroom/Belfast area, but have done Maun in Botswana aswell for tiger!
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    Default Re: Fishing in freshwater

    I too only fly fish - actually this was teh main reason we moved to BC - the fly fishing here is like no where else on this planet!

    This is my local River (2km from my home)



    Here are some pics of the fish we fish for, For 6 months of the year...then we rest!











    Thats a teN weight rod BTW...and a wild silver Coho Salmon






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    Default Re: Fishing in freshwater

    bchunter, that aint cool man!
    When are you inviting me, most dams round my area are stocked so the fight aint that hot, the few wild ones Ive bagged are half the size of yours and they gave great fights.
    Eks donners jaloers!!!!!!!!
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    Default Re: Fishing in freshwater

    Quote Originally Posted by HoggerNaut View Post
    bchunter, that aint cool man!
    When are you inviting me, most dams round my area are stocked so the fight aint that hot, the few wild ones Ive bagged are half the size of yours and they gave great fights.
    Eks donners jaloers!!!!!!!!
    Anytime - just hop on a plane and come fishing or hunting.

    The fishing is nuts, The river by me (Fraser) has 100 million salmon a year swimming up it - they shagg, spawn and die. Next year the process is repeated again, and that is only one of several major rivers we have in BC.

    I wont even tell you about the steel head, trout and myriad of other species swimming in the rivers lakes and dams.

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    Default Re: Fishing in freshwater

    Quote Originally Posted by bchunter View Post
    Anytime - just hop on a plane and come fishing or hunting.

    The fishing is nuts, The river by me (Fraser) has 100 million salmon a year swimming up it - they shagg, spawn and die. Next year the process is repeated again, and that is only one of several major rivers we have in BC.

    I wont even tell you about the steel head, trout and myriad of other species swimming in the rivers lakes and dams.
    ah!!!I am so, so jealous..You have our full attention!

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