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    Quote Originally Posted by Scythe View Post
    I highly doubt you still get giants like that on the Vaal ... pollution is seriously detrimental to longevity, reproduction and size.
    I need to pollute my "boep" then ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by smallstreams.co.za View Post
    I need to pollute my "boep" then ....
    hahahahaha....
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    Quote Originally Posted by smallstreams.co.za View Post
    I need to pollute my "boep" then ....
    Ja nee vrek nÍ, when the good Lord said "Gaan voort en wees vrugbaar" He should have remembered to add ... "except you over achievers in Alliwal"
    "Hierdie drol het baie vlieŽ" - Ago 2014.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scythe View Post
    With the floods in 1988 (AFAICR) there was a massive fish kill in the river under Bloemhof dam, there were LM specimens found at the weir near Warrenton that measured 72" in length with mouths 7" in diameter.

    So do the math, if a 59" specimen = ~52Kgs ... what do you get for 72" ?
    Does anybody have photographs of these beasts ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scythe View Post
    I highly doubt you still get giants like that on the Vaal ... pollution is seriously detrimental to longevity, reproduction and size.
    Bertu, is this only for the immidiate Vaal river system, or for the entire Vaal-Orange system? Does the pollution have an effect along the entire system up to the orange mouth??

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyFanatic View Post
    Bertu, is this only for the immidiate Vaal river system, or for the entire Vaal-Orange system? Does the pollution have an effect along the entire system up to the orange mouth??
    I will get a friend of mine, who specialises in above to do a little peice for us.
    In plain in simple language.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Korrie View Post
    I will get a friend of mine, who specialises in above to do a little peice for us.
    In plain in simple language.
    Cool thanx Korrie, much appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by troutmaster View Post
    Does anybody have photographs of these beasts ?
    Highly doubt it, this was the 1980's and do you really think the old boere oomies cared much in terms of keeping a record of smelly rotten fish ?
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    59kg Mahseer... I am sure there have been LM yellows this size before. Nie meer nie.

    http://www.fishing-worldrecords.com/...mussullah/show

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