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    I was down on the river again yesterday afternoon late.I use my 76 rod and a 6X tippet and fish a Midge under a small black Flashback using a strike indicator in almost still water of about a meter deep. After about ten minutes I lost a Smallscale of about 25cm at the net.
    So today at around 11:00 I go back to the same spot, Likewaan Corner for those who have been to the river, and I used the same method as Yesterday. On my very first throw my indicator dips under and I hook a 46cm Smallscale, after a lengthy fight with some nice long runs I eventually land the fish.
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    Awesome fish!!!!!!!

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    Wow! good catch! that's a beast!

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    Nice going Max!
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    awesome fish man...lovely to see they are healthy
    bushveld scalies - worth the blood, sweat and tears

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    Thanks, I caught a 47cm one in December but this one seems far heavier. There are many fish around. I have seen some that I am initially disappointed by because they look like Carp and then realize that they are in fact big Yellowfish, substantially larger than this one.

    What is nice is that I haven't hooked or seen even a small Bass this year yet and I've never seen a Carp but lots of Yellowfish.

    Does anybody know how to convert length to mass on these fish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fontuin View Post

    Does anybody know how to convert length to mass on these fish?
    http://www.fishweights.co.za/ Capture.JPG
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    Congratulations, well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stones View Post
    Only saltwater fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fontuin View Post
    Only saltwater fish.
    Yes I know, unfortunately. I know the guy, Chris Caine, he is busy with the freshwater calculator and will announce it soon.
    I would use a bonefish or tarpon as an estimate now. I would say its around 1.8kg - 2kg maybe?
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