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    I live in Randpark (Randburg), near the golf course. There is a little stream at the bottom of the road which I believe is the Jukskei and I have often looked for fish but never seen anything. Anyway, the other day I went down in the late evening and saw quite a number of little barbel swimming about under some trees.

    I decided to go down and have a go. I took my brand new (for me - just bought a 2nd hand Infinity) rod down and had a fish. Whilst I was there some other guys further upstream turned out to be fishing too. They showed me that they had actually caught a carp of around 5kg and a similarly sized barbel in that same river over the last few weeks! You could have knocked me over with a feather. It just seems like the poor fish could never survive the pollution, floods etc that these Gauteng rivers experience.

    As it was getting very dark, I managed to hook and land a little barbel of around 500g which I released but pretty chuffed that my "local" has fish in it!

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    nicely done! i live very close to the klein jukskei and i've heard from the local guys down there that they have caught a few yellow fish ( i assume they are large scale ) . they also talk about monster carp and barbel . I never thought a yellow could survive in that river!

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    Has anyone tried to fish the Jukskei at the bridge where the N14 (R28) going west towards Krugersdorp?
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    i know of guys that use chicken livers for barbel there . and its not the safest of places to fish

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    That whole river was teeming with YellowFish as recently as up to say 5 years ago ... now you will be hard pressed to find anything other than barbel and carp.

    It's a sad state of affairs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scythe View Post
    That whole river was teeming with YellowFish as recently as up to say 5 years ago ... now you will be hard pressed to find anything other than barbel and carp.

    It's a sad state of affairs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooterza View Post
    I live in Randpark (Randburg), near the golf course. There is a little stream at the bottom of the road which I believe is the Jukskei and I have often looked for fish but never seen anything. Anyway, the other day I went down in the late evening and saw quite a number of little barbel swimming about under some trees.

    I decided to go down and have a go. I took my brand new (for me - just bought a 2nd hand Infinity) rod down and had a fish. Whilst I was there some other guys further upstream turned out to be fishing too. They showed me that they had actually caught a carp of around 5kg and a similarly sized barbel in that same river over the last few weeks! You could have knocked me over with a feather. It just seems like the poor fish could never survive the pollution, floods etc that these Gauteng rivers experience.

    As it was getting very dark, I managed to hook and land a little barbel of around 500g which I released but pretty chuffed that my "local" has fish in it!
    i fished a section high up the river about 2 years ago with Herman, we got some good yellows.... water on the upper section is abit cleaner than jhb area's hahaha
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    Had a similar experience in Bryanston on the Braamfontien (leads to jukskei)... Lots of barbel... Lots of fun!

    Have heard reports of yellows coming out as near as Leeukop prison, as well as further out toward Lanseria... That water still runs fairly clean...
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    the croc river near lansaria has some yellows and and some massive carp . I haven't landed any but i have hooked carp there and seen guys get yellows on worms . The jukskei near crawford lonehill once had alot of carp but i haven't been down there in years . I remeber seeing a guy catch a koi there wen i was in grade 2 so 2002 .

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