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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Shelton View Post
    hehe...great report Roland! No, I'm not going to tell you I moered the fish. I just want to say that I have been following all your reports with the greatest interest though...and finding this progression to stream fisherman highly amusing. You must please keep it up....it is priceless stuff!

    One thing I am glad to hear is that you say it isn't easy. After more than a decade of solitary fishing on the streams, I must admit there was a stage where I got so in tune and good that I got bored and was thinking of packing it in. Fact is, I found it to be too sterio-typical and easy, but at that stage my senses and skills were so honed...and I could spot a trout from a mile off and put my fly on a tickey, but that was never enough, I needed more. I then moved onto a bit of stillwater fishing and was introduced to the salt. The stream lay off did me good beacuase it dulled my skills enough to present a bit more of a challenge to me again, and where before I very seldom ever dropped or spooked a fish, now I do it all the time..........and you know what......so what! What I am saying is, enjoy the challenge boet becuase as long as you still find it challenging, you'll be keeping at it.

    Looking forward to your next report
    Hi All,

    Again the Vaalie budding in, sounds like there was some fun to be had on the streams, I wish I could take a quick drive and be on your streams. What Chris is saying is so true. Last year on the Vaal it was just too easy, this year is a different story. Last year I found myself looking for more challenging fishing, this year I am enjoying the tuff conditions on the Vaal. The challenge is important, and as long as it is there, we will be going back weekend after weekend to try break that proverbial "code".
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    Quote Originally Posted by gkieser View Post
    Hiya Rols,

    Which fly was that again?

    Ciao
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    Morning Grant, It was the softhackle cdc and i forget the name now of the other fly you posted a while back which you apparently also gave Andre.
    Cheers
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    Chris I must admit I am really enjoying the streams and I can't wait to go again. I'm also enjoying the getting fitter part From my first trip to now it's a big change. Fishing with someone you enjoy also helps and Nic and I are plodding along happily. He keeps me entertained with his impressive falls, even with my wading stick I had 1 metre to go to get out and I slip, bang my shins, sopping wet. Anybody walking on our stretch of water will be highly entertained.
    I did some saltwater fishing yesterday and what a letdown. The silly season is truly upon us as every clown and his dog would come and stand behind you. The one guy brings his chairs and stuff and sets up right behind. I show him he's in the wrong spot, he just ignores me and I had to move off. I even had some ********s swimming after my popper.
    I packed up and went for a cold beer. So yes this season I am going to be spending a lot of time on the steams rather. Can't wait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rols View Post
    The one guy brings his chairs and stuff and sets up right behind. I show him he's in the wrong spot, he just ignores me and I had to move off.
    You're too nice Rols. I'd have warned him and if he failed to move, buried my fly in the back of his head.

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    I think Rols summed up the day nicely,nothing to add except great day on the water, and in the water , cheers Rols for a good day...
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    Shaun,Not wanting to digress from the freshwater thread...but it was a nightmare. The people are walking and looking at me casting but don't stop, I had to shoot early as they'd carry on. I thought of whacking the dude with my fly, but my luck I'll get him in the eye or something. I was really peed off
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    We fished half of SB1 and all of SB2. Long day - on the water at 8H45, off at 17H30. Luckily the wind was upstream for most of the day.

    Fishing was average.... got some trout and Mr Lampert slayed the mini-bass all day long

    New species for me, caught a motherfluffer dragonfly. It grabbed my para adams in flight and then got the tippet wrapped around its wings. Flew around with it for about 2 minutes and we then got it to sit on Darryls hand. He tooks lots of pics and eventually managed to cut the tippet and free the dragonfly

    Water temp 17 when we got in, estimate it was over 20 late in the afternoon, starting to get too hot for decent trout fishing on SB.

    My best fish for the day was a 13 incher, fat stocky little guy in awesome condition. Lekker to be back on the streams after a 4 week gap of moving house, sorting out the new garden etc...
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    Mr Bass liked my hopper !

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    Sunday 9 Dec.
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    Sunday morning saw excellent weather conditions and no wind early morning, later a very light SW.
    The trout were rising readily to cadis and other hatches of small baetis.
    Around midday the wind changed from a up steam wind to a down stream wind and the fish stooped rising. However we continued to rise fish on dries.

    It was good to see a lot of fingerling's as I have being seeing on the other rivers, so its good to know that we had an excellent spawn last winter.

    I dont know if working for water are Stofberg is responsible for thinning out the invasive vegetation along the river banks, but it is appreciated to see. I hope that all the off cut dont become a fire hazard later on when it all dries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rols View Post
    Chris I must admit I am really enjoying the streams and I can't wait to go again. I'm also enjoying the getting fitter part From my first trip to now it's a big change. Fishing with someone you enjoy also helps and Nic and I are plodding along happily. He keeps me entertained with his impressive falls, even with my wading stick I had 1 metre to go to get out and I slip, bang my shins, sopping wet. Anybody walking on our stretch of water will be highly entertained.
    I did some saltwater fishing yesterday and what a letdown. The silly season is truly upon us as every clown and his dog would come and stand behind you. The one guy brings his chairs and stuff and sets up right behind. I show him he's in the wrong spot, he just ignores me and I had to move off. I even had some ********s swimming after my popper.
    I packed up and went for a cold beer. So yes this season I am going to be spending a lot of time on the steams rather. Can't wait.

    Yes Rols,
    I took the kids yesterday to Strand for some fishing but hell the holiday makers are making it tuff to fish. I get the nice school of mullet and this real idiot comes and jumps in to cool of in the water. I also packed up and left, in hinnd site I just had to give a fly rod to each of the twins with nice big hook and let them rip between the swimmers, that should clean a beach out quickly

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