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    Default Jozini dam Swaziland - Tigers

    Hi chasps, haven't been on the forum for ages and I thought i 'd share my most recent fishing trip in Swaziland. I've been to Swaziland a few times but never fished any dams. Only now with the in laws interested in my fly fishing excursions we decided to takthe boat out and have a go at some tigers...which for me was a first!

    Got to Jozini a bit late, rigged up but had no luck from the boat. Weather was overcast and wind choppy. Only at around 2pm when the weather changed so did my luck. I waded in started casting out my 2\0 chartreuse fly.

    Was about my 6th or 7th cast when bam, had a fish on. Quickly netted the little fish and I was happily flaunting my first tiger! Brilliant! Moved to a new side spot and my first cast out as soon as the fly hit the water I had another fish on!

    Great day out and an awesome experience.

    Cheers G
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    You waded in? Moer you wont see the new year if you keep that up
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    I second that....hope you were kidding about wading in
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    Unfortunately I have seen lots an lots of up country folk think that crocodiles are a myth, seems to be the only logical reason for their actions.

    Anyone coming to Kzn, do not get into the water unless you are specifically told there are NO crocodiles and even then be wary..
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    A couple of years ago, a Pommie was on a boat, got to the spot, where they were taking the boat out of the water, decided to make a couple of casts.
    The local guy told him to be careful, he hooked a fish, and played it to long for the liking of the local, the local told him to "GET OUT" next moment, croc on the Pommie's leg.
    The Pom spent about 2 weeks in hospital, wanted to sue the local etc.
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    Gwydion I am sure you got the message by now

    Congrats on the Tigers by the way!!!
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