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    Quote Originally Posted by Korrie View Post
    you asked for a flushing of the system, seems your prayers has been answer.
    HUGE STORM
    http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/Ne...oburg-20171009
    Most of this water will go directly to Harties and not the Vaal catchment though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Et1 View Post
    Hello all. I am planning a camping / fishing trip to Oord Nebo and want to know what the conditions are like? Last year it took a turn for the worse when we camped there with unkempt lawns, no hot water in the ablutions and roof nearly blown off the ablutions. There were also a few new buildings going up.

    Any feedback will be appreciated.
    Two mates and I took a drive to Oord Nebo on Sunday to firstly check out the conditions and also cast a fly at a Yellow or two. The advent of the bad weather heading North put paid to our chances with a radical drop in air pressure, the conditions were tough with the water feeling cold and viz at 10cm. Fishing in waders where the bizness and after a 4 hour session, i had 2 on / off's; my one Cormorant mate a juvenile yellow and my other mate a broken pair of new wading boots after a two hour session.

    So the positives were:
    1. We had great Boeries for lunch fresh from the braai with Medemens relish
    2. There are positive changes happening at Oord Nebo
    3. It was a great day out of Jozi
    Et1

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    to throw back is divine

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    Quick feedback:
    We had some good fun with the Barbel on fly at Bloemhof dam-some really big ones around. Fishing for smallmouth at the bridge/ weir just next to Bloemhof was very good the first day and non existent the next day. Pity about the local we saw netting with a "gooinet" in the rapids, targeting yellows in the process, and one guy jigging . The owner of the resort phoned the police about it but nothing happened.

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    Catch of the day yesterday 16lb Largie.

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    Last edited by Gerrit Viljoen; 3 Weeks Ago at 07:23 AM.
    Gerrit Viljoen

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    Lovely stuff Gerrit, a shame I was in Parys last week with all the thunder storms! I will call you in the week on the stuff we are discussing. PS everybody as Chairman of FOSAF Northern Region Ive a meeting in a week with the MECs (Members of Executive Committee) of Free State, North West and Gauteng on the state of the middle Vaal. Please feel free reply via this post but on specific info please email me directly on chris@williamsandwilliams.co.za. I'm looking especially for info as regards the recent pollution of the river, poaching and positive ideas to improve same. FYI we are also kicking off a youth education/river health programme nationwide. See FOSAF website and/or African Flyfishing magazine previous issue for details. A travesty when my family take me to a birthday lunch in Parys and the waitron refuses to serve us tap water as too many customers have been sick following drinking same...anyway all enjoy fishing this weekend even if its only snuggling under a duvet like the fish...
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    Only dead fish swim with the stream (Malcolm Muggeridge)

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    PS all/anyone please feel free to provide info via the forum or direct to me if its confidential. The request for info is to you all not just to Gerrit! The more I know the stronger case I can present! Thanks Chris
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    Only dead fish swim with the stream (Malcolm Muggeridge)

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    Shot Chris chat later in the week. Have some info regarding nets and sewerage.
    Gerrit Viljoen

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    Thanks Gerrit, exactly the type of ammo I need! Cheers C
    The more you know, the less you need (Aboriginal Australian proverb)

    Only dead fish swim with the stream (Malcolm Muggeridge)

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    Fished Eendekuil yesterday
    It was packed with people. Nice to see everyone enjoying a day out. The visibility of the river was good and you could spot fish early in the morning. Thereafter fish moved into deeper darker water.
    I did not stay late but I suspect fish would have moved back into rapids.
    It was not easy going. hooked most fish on a dark brown caddis and green flashback nymph. Fish was also caught on a red bloodworm.
    Just one more cast.......... make it count ...........

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    I'm posting this on behalf of a friend.

    The Vaal Hackle Fly-fishing resort in the Vredefort Dome area is for sale. Contact Rian Strydom (0832711483) for more info.

    Vaal Hackle area: 1.38 ha
    Woonhuis met drie slaapkamers
    Vyf naweek chalets
    Toesighouers beskikbaar
    Gerrit Viljoen

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