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    Default LM 2012 - Preparation starts

    It is Laura's b-day tomorrow [my wife] and we are going river rafting in the Parys area tomorrow... BUT, as an engineer, FF, LM Hunter and scaly F&*%%, I have organized the trip such that we will be rafting 1 of 2 sections I have long been wanting to do after some Google Earth research...

    So, tomorrow, I will be scouting some prime sections for possible 2012 LM trips

    Have a Sterkies trip planned for end Jan; thereafter the tying for LM Season 2012 will start vigorously; not sure I will have enough time to fill the Justin Case I bought from G, it is HUGE.

    NB: My vliegie was nog nooit in so groot DOO$
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    Barend you may only claim bragging rights as a scaly &*#@&! if you succeed in persuading swambo to fish that stretch while on said trip
    Fishing is just my thing. I don't know what it is but it seems that i just can't get enough of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wernerm View Post
    Barend you may only claim bragging rights as a scaly &*#@&! if you succeed in persuading swambo to fish that stretch while on said trip
    If I do that [sure I can manage] then out of the 6 people, 3 will fish as my buddies are also hard core anglers; and the 3 ladies will have to watch... It is only a half-day trip and we are covering a lot of water; PLUS - there are some SCARY rapids, don't want to loose the SAGE; so tomorrow the rods stay at home

    PS: I see the flows are up to 55+ so tomorrow should be a good day out for rafting.

    PS: By not fishing 2mrw we bag brownie points for winter 2012 pro-actively
    Barend Esterhuizen Pr Eng

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    Quote Originally Posted by troutmaster View Post
    If I do that [sure I can manage] then out of the 6 people, 3 will fish as my buddies are also hard core anglers; and the 3 ladies will have to watch... It is only a half-day trip and we are covering a lot of water; PLUS - there are some SCARY rapids, don't want to loose the SAGE; so tomorrow the rods stay at home

    PS: I see the flows are up to 55+ so tomorrow should be a good day out for rafting.

    PS: By not fishing 2mrw we bag brownie points for winter 2012 pro-actively
    Ahhh I see where this is going, a long term mind &^#*&

    Scaly indeed, you are a patient master then young sir
    Fishing is just my thing. I don't know what it is but it seems that i just can't get enough of it.

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    Flows are high I fished today, left the newbies close to the bank only ventured deeper on my own.

    Enjoy tomorrow, make sure all the safety kit is worn correctly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesch View Post
    Flows are high I fished today, left the newbies close to the bank only ventured deeper on my own.

    Enjoy tomorrow, make sure all the safety kit is worn correctly.
    Yes, 55+ [DWAF shows 80+]. We are going with 1 of the best guys in the business; but more about that tomorrow night... Will post some info, pics and feedback.
    Barend Esterhuizen Pr Eng

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    Quote Originally Posted by troutmaster View Post
    Yes, 55+ [DWAF shows 80+]. We are going with 1 of the best guys in the business; but more about that tomorrow night... Will post some info, pics and feedback.
    Did a swift water self rescue course with Hugh was very interesting.
    Don't get confused with my personality and my
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesch View Post
    Did a swift water self rescue course with Hugh was very interesting.
    Rule number one in a crisis situation on the river: Don't spill the booze, hold the glass high out the water
    Fishing is just my thing. I don't know what it is but it seems that i just can't get enough of it.

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    Yesterday we had a great rafting session with the RIVERMAN himself, Graeme Addison, of Otter's Haunt. I never realized Graeme pioneered rafting in SA and designed the 1st ark crocs...

    Read more on their website, www.riverman.co.za or www.otters.co.za

    Here is a link to a short video of yesterday:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=601Ek...&feature=share

    Weather was perfect, raining softly, a great group and good flows [for rafting]; unfortunately not much prospecting for LM spots in 55-60 cumecs as most rocks and other structure is underwater; but I did see a few pools worth remembering.

    I must complement Graeme and all staff of Riverman for a great, professional service - with a smile.

    Highly recommended.

    PS: There is also some other sections that they raft which I will be back for to prospect

    Laura was very surprised when I pulled out a small cake [cup-cake], candle, lighter [all in mint condition] and the group sang for her; a nice out of sink group of 30+ rafters. The smokers would have been very proud of me...
    Barend Esterhuizen Pr Eng

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    Well done that man. It's those touches however subtle that allow you LM fishing time.
    It's not in the catching, it's in the learning something new.
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