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    Default Cederberge clanwilliam yellow's

    Anyone with experience in that area? Which of the streams would be the better to target yellows in late summer? Groot rivier, Jan Dissels, Krom,Driehoek or Doring? Have been to the doring but mostly cought sm bass. Planning a weekend to target yellows exclusively. Any advice would be appreciated as well as any accomodation or camp site info from where these areas are accessible.

    Thanks

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    You are asking for top secret information, that have been gathered over many trips, to be divulged on an open forum
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    This is an endangered species, I agree with Korrie! Local extinctions will most likely take place in our lifetime...

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    Good luck in your quest for this information.
    Best bet for someone in your position, without any particular contacts to get you into the sought after spots, would be to fish below the dam wall, between Bullshoek and Clanwilliam dams, but again, plenty of bass to frustrate you. Plenty of accommodation in the area, Geko Creek backpackers is great. As Korrie says, the information that you looking for, in terms of the best spots, is not going to be given up easily by the people who have worked long and hard in accumulating their experience.
    Cape Province nature Conservation, have given the Clanwilliam yellowfish an "endangered" official status, although it is listed as vulnerable, so it is actually illegal to catch these species, even for catch and release, so perhaps better that they be left alone.
    Quote Originally Posted by Johan Fouche View Post
    Anyone with experience in that area? Which of the streams would be the better to target yellows in late summer? Groot rivier, Jan Dissels, Krom,Driehoek or Doring? Have been to the doring but mostly cought sm bass. Planning a weekend to target yellows exclusively. Any advice would be appreciated as well as any accomodation or camp site info from where these areas are accessible.

    Thanks
    Last edited by Andre; 09-02-15 at 08:37 PM.
    Disclaimer.... none of my posts are intended to be "expert advice"..just opinions from someone who is willing to help where he can.

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    True. That info is sacred. Will explore and see how it goes. Thanks for the advice Andre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johan Fouche View Post
    True. That info is sacred. Will explore and see how it goes. Thanks for the advice Andre.
    How did you get on ? Apparently one can camp at demond on the groot/doring not sure what the fishing is like there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russdlh View Post
    How did you get on ? Apparently one can camp at demond on the groot/doring not sure what the fishing is like there
    Lovely camp site, for some a bit spartan, but I have camped there a lot. Love the place.
    Fishing can be great for Clans and Bass.
    Down stream of the camp, the stream forms lots of braids.
    If you are lucky, the Clans can be there. But if you are unlucky, nobody knows where they disapear to.
    Definitely worth the trip.
    Upstream, the river goes into a kloof. Lots of walking and if you are lucky, you will find the fish.
    Be prepared to do lots of walking. But worth it, even if it is only for the big bass you will catch.
    If you are lucky, you will get good Clanwilliams as well (but luck plays a big part)
    Korrie Broos

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russdlh View Post
    How did you get on ? Apparently one can camp at demond on the groot/doring not sure what the fishing is like there
    Dissapointing! Lots and lots af bass and didn't even spot a yellow. Had fun on topwater fly though. Area is stunning and lots of rocky bits with gin-clear water. But the streams seem devastated by the bass. Quite sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johan Fouche View Post
    Dissapointing! Lots and lots af bass and didn't even spot a yellow. Had fun on topwater fly though. Area is stunning and lots of rocky bits with gin-clear water. But the streams seem devastated by the bass. Quite sad.
    Yes very sad will try head up there in the next month or so

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    When are you going?
    I am in the Cederberg from 8-12 April.

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