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    Hi guys,

    Me and my good old buddy Bjorn spent a few day with Jacques Marais on the Orange River.

    Jacques was a great guide and wonderful host, it was amazing to tap into his fishing knowledge and I've learned so much from him. The fishing was unbelievable and over the 4 days I landed more than a 100 Yellows!

    If you want more info about Jacques and his fishing camp have a look at his web page- http://www.flyfishingandhunting.co.za/node/3

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    Last edited by dleroux; 09-10-13 at 03:36 PM.
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    beautiful venue and fish. Somewhere i have always wanted to fish ... thanks for sharing.
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    Great pics Dirk!
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    Absolutely amazing...some great fish and great shots too.
    My main goal when I return at the end of the year is to fish for yellows....cannot wait!!!

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    Some very nice fish there. How much did the fish in the 3rd pic weigh ??
    From the pic it looks like a monster !
    Good report back, thank you.
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    Thank Herman,

    We did not weigh any of the fish but according to Jacques's estimates it was closed to 3kg. The Yellow in pic 6 was the biggest on the trip and my guess on the weight is between 3-4Kg ?
    Last edited by dleroux; 15-10-13 at 08:15 AM.
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    Wow! Lovely photos and lovely fish. Makes me want to go right NOW!

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    Awesome trip guys! Some seriously bus fish! I am going to be there in a few weeks!

    Any tips on what worked?

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    Great pics of what looks like a very lekker trip!
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    This place has my name on my to do list. After being caught out by someone who "left their flies at home" at Christiana I will most definately be making a turn there. After a long chat with Carel and having watched Jacques' DVD over and over again I am totally sold. Just have to make my calender work.
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