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    Default Help estimate some weight

    Hi there all.

    Please could you help us estimate the weight of these fish as we did not have a scale or net big enough.

    Just for interest, i have added two pics of muddies on odd fly's. 1 an MSP and 1 a Olive barbel bugger.

    Muchly appreciated.
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    nice fish Wade that's just not fair ! !!!!!!!! anyway when you come past on the weekend I'll give you a klap

    cheers

    ty

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    Quote Originally Posted by tye2 View Post
    nice fish Wade that's just not fair ! !!!!!!!! anyway when you come past on the weekend I'll give you a klap

    cheers

    ty
    let me refine my post !!!! Dave thats also so not cool !!

    your day will come !

    cheers

    ty

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    My complete guestimate, Dave's 8 - 12 kg's, Wade's 10 -15 kg's.
    How heavy did thry "feel" ??
    Well done guys, those are some very good fish
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herman Jooste View Post
    My complete guestimate, Dave's 8 - 12 kg's, Wade's 10 -15 kg's.
    How heavy did thry "feel" ??
    Well done guys, those are some very good fish
    Wade its official, you take k@k photo's, either that or Herman's forgotten I'm taller than you

    Its not a big deal as at the time the two of us were having a real ball catching these buggers, but both of us actually thought the fish I had was about 10% bigger than the one Wade had - in other words round about 1 or 2kg's bigger. With a barbel that size its basically when last did it swallow, or for that matter deposit, a muddie!

    I chatted to some folks I know and they guessed that both were between the 12-15kg range so Herman's guess for Wade's fish is pretty close.

    As a reference the one I gave the guy on the bank tipped the scales at 5.5kg's and it was a midget compared to those two.
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    Dave. having another closer look, that one that you are holding is definately "fatter" than Wade's. My guestimate ( revised ) for that fish 13 - 18 kg's.

    But there again who cares about gramms. Brilliant fish

    TJB has reason to worry about his 6 IGFA catfish records
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    I think you guys are pretty much spot on. I would guess 11 - 13 kg's. Some nice fillets on them fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fish View Post
    I think you guys are pretty much spot on. I would guess 11 - 13 kg's. Some nice fillets on them fish.
    Phillip, any barbel over 3 kg's has too much fat. Even filleting em dosn't work.
    For me a 2kg cat, skinned, and soaked for 12 - 24 hrs, then smoked is a brilliant starter for a Dorado braai.
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    I reckon Dave is about 85 kg and Wade about 93kg...

    Yes I think the other guys fish estimates are about right

    Well done guys, great fish!
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    Dave, you're my height. That fish must be very close to 20kg.

    Where about did you get these uglies?
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