View Poll Results: Do you fly-fish in KZN more than 3 times a year?

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Thread: Natal Fly-fishers General thread

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    The club had its AGM earlier in May. Welcome to Craig and Collin onto the committee.

    Collin, Dave and Jim amongst others, will be manning an NFFC stand at the Boston Dargle festival on 14/15/16 June, and prospective members will find these guys at the stand in the evening to ask questions, see photos of the waters, sign up, etc.

    Returns are pouring in: it has been pleasant weather to be out on the water. A 6lbs + fish from Prairie dam, strong fish from Uitzig, Phillip Nel dam fishing well. Grantchester gone rather dead.

    Rivers are of course closed from tomorrow, opening again 1 September.

    The summary of returns for the 3 months ended May will be posted to the website (in the members only area) in a week or so, when all the returns have been submitted.

    Note to members: due to a technical hitch, we neglected to mail out the Feb quarterly fishing stats with the Newsletter on 30 March. Apologies: but they were loaded to the website at that time, and are there for downloading.

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    The Boston Dargle fly-fishing festival happened last week-end. It was fully booked, and most of the participants are the same guys who were there last year. "It was like a reunion" said Jim Read, chairman of the NFFC who was there to help man a club table.
    Plenty of fish were caught by the sounds of things, and although I havent see the official "results" if there is such a thing, I heard that the biggest fish was around 60cm (23 inches).

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    Some pics from the Boston area from last week end.

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    NFFC is now on Twitter. Please follow us, @NatalFlyFishers or use this link:
    https://twitter.com/NatalFlyFishers

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    Win Whitear and Andrew Fowler recorded this clip of Trout in breeding mode on a recent outing to help catch brood stock for a hatchery in the KZN Midlands. It's not often you get a chance to capture this sort of thing on film.
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    11th July 2012: Fishing has been rather slow on club waters the last 3 weeks, but then very few returns are coming in. Come on guys, its not that cold...get out there! (Snow predicted for Sunday though ). In the meantime, check out the club's FB page for some pics of Shaun Futter's flies. Beautifully tied and photographed. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Natal-...28786413868472

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    Very few returns in this week, but one really good one from our Greytown Trout water....members will know which one this is...the one surrounded by pines. Worth a visit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DTN View Post
    Win Whitear and Andrew Fowler recorded this clip of Trout in breeding mode on a recent outing to help catch brood stock for a hatchery in the KZN Midlands. It's not often you get a chance to capture this sort of thing on film.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poppernel View Post
    Internet explorer could not find that one.!!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d221Y...ature=youtu.be

    There you go pops ... a new link to video of the troot ... for yoot.
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    Bits n pieces:
    Finally a good fish from Granchester last week. It really did go off the boild completely for a while!
    Note that the access road to Pump dam (Pump & Rondavel) is closed, as they are re-routing the road. You can still book, but can only fish Rondavel for now. As soon as the roadbuilding is done, we will re-draw the map and re-open it.
    The re-launch of the NFFC website, including integrated booking and returns system: nearly there now. I know we said that before, but we really are close now.
    New waters: One confirmed in the Dargle ( Red House Farm): watch this space. We just need to put some fish in it!
    And a lead for a water in Curries Post. That will be nice and close to town if we pull that one off.

    Fishing returns generally: very few people fishing! It must be the cold. But here is a hot tip: as it starts to warm in August, the fishing picks up: even if the dams look ugly and low, and the wind blows a lot. Mark my words.

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