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    Default Trout streams Grabouw area

    Are there any known and unknown trout streams in the Grabouw area?

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    If there are any, I don't know about them. Chris knows all the fishable rivers and streams in areas not frequently fished. If anyone can tell you, he will.

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    The Upper Palmiet on Ralph Garlick's resort was supposedly stocked with triploid trout a few years back. I've forgotten the name of the place but Johno knows it

    Ed Herbst wrote a short article about it a few years back - something about possibly finding a lost strain of yellows etc

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    The closest stream that still has trout in it is the Elands which flows through Villiersdorp. The best time to fish it is when the Elandskloof dam overflows and then you get the big lake trout from Theewaters moving up into the higher reaches of the stream. Access to the upper reaches is private, but you can ask the farmer for permission to gain access. His name is Oom Kobus Le Roux. Incidentally, he has a lovely private campsite up there by the name of 'Twistniet'. Membership is something like R450 a year, which will buy you your own key, and unlimited access. I have lost his tel number, but you could try the info line, 1023. Hope this helps.
    "Innocence is a wild trout. But we humans, being complicated, have to pursue innocence in complex ways" - Datus Proper

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    Is the name of the resort perhaps Buttonquail? A few years ago John Yelland fished that section of the Palmiet. Apparently the fishing was good.

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    Right on the button. http://www.buttonquail.co.za/

    RATES FOR BUTTONQUAIL - 10th June 2007

    STRICTLY NO ANIMALS ALLOWED
    Trout fishing:
    Catch and release - fly rods with barbless flies are the only fishing tackle permitted on the property - we have 2 rods avail. NO other form of fishing tackle is permitted on the property.

    minimum 2 nights over weekends
    arrival 2pm/ departure 11am (under normal circumstances)
    includes complimentary tea/coffee etc..plus cooking condiments
    includes bathroom goody bags
    includes activities

    R450 per adult per night sharing (ie.R900 per couple)
    R100 per child 2-12 p/night sharing with adults
    R200 per child 13-16 p/night sharing with adults


    WINTER SPECIAL
    R750 per couple with 1/2 children below 14yrs old (extra kids charged at R100 each up to 14yrs/ R200 each up to R18yrs)
    Last edited by BuzzLiteBeer; 20-06-07 at 10:10 AM.
    So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish.

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    Have you been to Buttonquail Buzz? What is the stream fishing like?
    "Innocence is a wild trout. But we humans, being complicated, have to pursue innocence in complex ways" - Datus Proper

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