Thread: Vaal River Update

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    I see the temperature at the barrage is now 11 degrees. At what point will it be worth it for us normal people to hit the water chasing smallies?

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    That sounds colder than I thought it would be. I was below Parys this weekend and the water wasn't Clifton cold (Cape Townians will understand).
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    I've always wanted to understand the temp from the Barrage. I think we discussed this before somewhere but the conversation didn't get to the actual point.

    Where is the temp taken from? I.e. depth, as it fluctuates by 1 degree and more sometimes, so it must be taken from a shallow depth to account for the daily temp swing.





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    Was on the water today saw some SM in the head of some rapids very very weird to see them there this early. I also saw the first adult Caddis jobs. Client dropped a fish this morning leader poer in sy moer on the take!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rafter Fisher Adventures View Post
    Was on the water today saw some SM in the head of some rapids very very weird to see them there this early. I also saw the first adult Caddis jobs. Client dropped a fish this morning leader poer in sy moer on the take!
    Gerrit did you take a water temp reading by any chance?

    I'm curious to know what say 11 degrees out of the Barrage equates to temp down steam at say Eendekuil. (Run off excluded, as that's actually where most of the temp difference comes from if I recall)

    If the water temp at the barrage is measured 30cm below the the Barrage water surface at 7am as an example, it will be much cooler than the water than actually flows out of the Barrage, as that water is deeper down and therefore warmer and more stable.



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    I didn't no but it felt quite mild wasn't that cold to be honest if I had to guess probably around 12-13.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grant111 View Post
    Gerrit did you take a water temp reading by any chance?

    I'm curious to know what say 11 degrees out of the Barrage equates to temp down steam at say Eendekuil. (Run off excluded, as that's actually where most of the temp difference comes from if I recall)

    If the water temp at the barrage is measured 30cm below the the Barrage water surface at 7am as an example, it will be much cooler than the water than actually flows out of the Barrage, as that water is deeper down and therefore warmer and more stable.



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    I fished late afternoon at Eendekuil yesterday and happened to take a reading, just over 15degrees at the surface in the top pool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenzoV View Post
    I fished late afternoon at Eendekuil yesterday and happened to take a reading, just over 15degrees at the surface in the top pool.
    Thanks Benzo, that means it's time.
    16 is the magic number so next weekend the season starts in full swing.

    Can't wait.

    Tired of staying in the cold thing to catch those stupid trout.






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