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    Evening all
    I'm new to CT and have stumbled upon the Vygeboom dam in Durbanville. Looking at the signs, fishing is not permitted. However, I've noticed fly and conventional anglers fishing there.
    Any other venues for carp around CT. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    Kind regards
    Pierre

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    Hi Pierre
    I walk my dog most days around the dam.
    Technically, you are not allowed to fish. But we do.
    Early morning and late afternoon, is normally good, as it Law enforcement guys are either on their way to work or on their way home.
    I have a brindle staffie, that is never on a leash, if you see me, say hello
    The carp on fly is good fun.
    Korrie Broos

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    Quote Originally Posted by Korrie View Post
    Technically, you are not allowed to fish. But we do.
    Klink my dis jou normale MO?
    Gerrit Viljoen

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Largie Whisperer View Post
    Klink my dis jou normale MO?
    Ek het dit maar by die ander manne geleer.
    ek hoor altyd die stories van hoe hulle die dinge doen. Waar hulle vang ens.
    Korrie Broos

    Don't go knocking on Death's door, ring the bell and run like hell. He hates it. (anon)
    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

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    Afternoon Korrie

    I went there on Sunday morning and had an older 'gentleman' confronting me regarding the fishing. Considering our persuit and the ethics that go with it, I would not do our sport justice by ignoring his comments. I did fish for another hour to do my pride some justice (Ha-Ha). Ons kan maar almal goed hardekwas wees as ons wil.

    On another note, how do you approach the carp fishing? Do you throw bread and use a bread fly or a heavy fly fishing the bubbles?

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    I spot them in the shallows, you see them cruising blowing in the mud.

    A wooly bugger type of fly or a bloodworm/buzzer type worked as well.
    spot the carp and the general direction of moving. They are very skittish.
    Land the fly about 2 meters in front of the fish and about a meter and half past its cruising line.
    Slowly retrieve the fly to meet/cross the fish's path in figure 8 retrieves.
    Hopefully you cross at the exact point, fish eats and you hook up.
    I normally fish with a #3.

    When confronted, I normally ask why not? The original reasons were nylon lying around etc. I explain, I keep all tippet left overs, so none can affect the birds.
    I release the fish etc, I do no harm, so let me in peace, I am not affecting you. Then they leave me.
    Korrie Broos

    Don't go knocking on Death's door, ring the bell and run like hell. He hates it. (anon)
    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

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    I agree, we do more to protect the environment as we have a vested interest.
    Looking forward to a session at the dam. I'll see you there in future.

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