Thread: Vaal River Update

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    Quote Originally Posted by yella View Post
    Viz was nice at elgro today but fishing was harder. Caught some beauties though.

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    Great going there Yella.
    Did you measure the water temp at all? I know that the Lodge used to measure the temp daily and post it on the blackboard outside the office.
    I have seen the water temp at Elgro to be 22 on 2nd May about 7 years ago.
    The water temp at GVP on Friday last week at 07:00 was 15.6 deg.
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    Hi Herman I didnt measure it, but it wasnt very cold, we waded without waders and it was completely OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yella View Post
    Hi Herman I didnt measure it, but it wasnt very cold, we waded without waders and it was completely OK.
    Hi Herman/yella.

    I would guestimate it was above 16C but not over 17C in knee deep sections on that day?
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    Hey all, any updates in Vaal, just landed in sa for visit and was thinking of soaking some flies. It's been years since I caught yellows
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    The river is cold and low and brown I can tell you that yesterday at about 16h30 I encountered one of the biggest Mayfly hatches ever. Saw some smallies rising....
    Gerrit Viljoen

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    Hi Guys,

    I have a favour to ask:

    Is anyone on here from JHB planning on fishing the Vaal over the next week or two and will be passing through Parys? I am buying fly lines from someone based there and would rather rely on a fellow fisherman than the post office. I can arrange for them to be dropped off at a shop on the main drag in Parys.

    Please let me know if anyone is willing to help, I can compensate for the effort with a 2nd hand fly box or 2 or some tying materials...

    Sam

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    Sam, I'll be there next Saturday, 31st. Will be happy to collect for you. PM the details.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saml View Post
    Hi Guys,

    I have a favour to ask:

    Is anyone on here from JHB planning on fishing the Vaal over the next week or two and will be passing through Parys? I am buying fly lines from someone based there and would rather rely on a fellow fisherman than the post office. I can arrange for them to be dropped off at a shop on the main drag in Parys.

    Please let me know if anyone is willing to help, I can compensate for the effort with a 2nd hand fly box or 2 or some tying materials...

    Sam
    I'm from Parys and will be passing through Johannesburg tomorrow morning. Send me a pm wif details.

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    Hi Ben dis ek sal moerse waardeer as jy lyne kan saamvat. Sal by jou aflaai?
    Gerrit Viljoen

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    Hi G,

    I work in Spartan, if Ben cant help let me know, I can bring them to Vdbyl and we can then arrange getting them to you in Parys.

    Best Regards

    Jaco

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