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    Default Rhodes info sept trip

    Hi all

    I am planning a trip up to Rhodes at the end of september, and was wondering if anybody has info on how the area has been fishing recently after the bad drought last season? We were thinking of concentrating on the lower beats of the sterk and bok, and possibly even the upper kraai?Our thinking was that lower down the water levels might of allowed the fish to do a bit better, also hoping a few yellows might start moving up the rivers.

    Thanks Max

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwink View Post
    Hi all

    I am planning a trip up to Rhodes at the end of september, and was wondering if anybody has info on how the area has been fishing recently after the bad drought last season? We were thinking of concentrating on the lower beats of the sterk and bok, and possibly even the upper kraai?Our thinking was that lower down the water levels might of allowed the fish to do a bit better, also hoping a few yellows might start moving up the rivers.

    Thanks Max
    Rivers are flowing well at the moment - well enough to warrant a trip. Waters are still very cold, and I doubt you'll find too many yellows up that high just yet. Fish stocks are far lower than hoped, but there are fish around - some good sized ones as well. Especially in the middle Bok!
    Mario Geldenhuys
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    From my experience in previous September trips, it is definitely worth fishing the Kraai.
    If you want yellowfish, you will probably have to fish lower down the Kraai near Barkly.
    For trout, based on how the fishing was in late April, the Sterkspruit and Bok should be a lot better than the Bell river.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circus View Post
    From my experience in previous September trips, it is definitely worth fishing the Kraai.
    If you want yellowfish, you will probably have to fish lower down the Kraai near Barkly.
    For trout, based on how the fishing was in late April, the Sterkspruit and Bok should be a lot better than the Bell river.
    The Upper Bell was actually the only river producing fish into May. Beats like Brucedell and Gateshead looked almost barren middle May, while there were still the odd fish in the Bell. Look to beats like Donnybrook and Waterval for possible yellows. We fished a section below Donnybrook (speak to Oom Roy Cloete from Waterval - I think it was called Omega - not sure) that is not WTA water, and it was amazing, even at the back-end of the drought.
    Mario Geldenhuys
    Smallstream fanatic, plus I do some other things that I can't tell you about

    "All the tips or magical insights in the world can't replace devotion, dedication, commitment, and gumption - and there is not secret in that" - Glenn Brackett

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    Oh ja - also try Tygerkrantz!!!
    Mario Geldenhuys
    Smallstream fanatic, plus I do some other things that I can't tell you about

    "All the tips or magical insights in the world can't replace devotion, dedication, commitment, and gumption - and there is not secret in that" - Glenn Brackett

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    Great thanks for the info guys, looks like we prob going to stay at Orlando's lair which is on the Kraai, but will keep the bell in mind as another option!

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