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  1. #1
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    Cool elands pad

    will be fly fishing in elands pad
    what permits will I need and what flys are effective and technique

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    You will need to be a member of the Cape Piscatorial Society, have a freshwater fishing license and a Cape Nature Conservation Wild Card. With respect to techniques standard dry fly and nymphing techniques should suffice. The river will still be reasonably high by 1 September when the season opens, so nymphing rather than dry fly should be your bread an butter.

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    (1) You do not have to be a CPS member, but you do have to book a specific beat for a specific day through them and pay a smallish day fee if you are not a member. You will be sent a confirmation of your booking and you have to keep it on you. The CPS welcome non members to fish their water. Provided you book. For out of town flyfishermen, it often is cheaper to become a country member, if you plan to fish a few times.

    Over and above that you need a (2) Western Cape Freshwater Angling Licence available (valid for a year) from Cape Nature and (3) you need a day permit for the Limietberg Conservation area from Cape Nature. If you have a Wild Card (valid for a year) for the Cape Nature Parks (Elandspad is in the Limietberg Reserve) you do not need the day permit.
    Last edited by DJR; 22-08-16 at 01:46 PM.
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    If you have never been up the EP before, it is best to go with someone who knows the river. The beats are difficult to find for the uninniated, and sections of the pathway are quite hazardous. Exit from the river, especially if you need to get out before finishing the beat, can be difficult if not impossible in places.
    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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