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    Quote Originally Posted by Herman Jooste View Post
    With the emptying of the Loch, where are the 1000's of fish in there going to go ? Upstream to the feeder streams/rivers, or are they going to get caught in small pools and just die ?
    Herman, they don't actually empty the Loch completely. They lower the level enough to allow property owners to do jetty maintenance. Also, the average depth is 1.5 meters. There are plenty of channels and holes up to 5 meters deep that the fish will move to. Only the really shallow spots will have the bottom exposed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by craig1 View Post
    i spent the day at benjoh today , very difficult . thousands of mays but no fish rising to them? i managed 10 fish but none over 1kg .
    i also noticed the mays had a blue tinge . any idea what these guys could be?
    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Those mays are BWO's (blue wing olives)
    some interesting info here

    http://www.troutnut.com/common-name/...-Winged-Olives

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Those mays are BWO's (blue wing olives)
    Yup.

    Best imitated with a #16-18 dry fly.
    Tie with a Dun-coloured hackle & tail, with an olive body.
    (Note - "olive" in flyfishing terms is a VERY broad colour spectrum, varying from a distinct light green olive to a dark brown olive. I normally pick a shade in the middle.)
    In a pinch, Adams-colouration can work, but yellows are more colour selective than trout.

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    This is Africa not USA so the term BWO is used for easy identification for us locals but to get technical about it, it's a specie in the Baetidae family.
    Gerrit Viljoen

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    ok so i was right wasn't 100% sure

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    If you have plans of fishing this week-end - think again....
    Flows over 78 and still climbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redhumpy View Post
    If you have plans of fishing this week-end - think again....
    Flows over 78 and still climbing.
    It all depends on where you are planning to fish.

    Above the Vaal Dam, Below the Dam, below the Barrage, Below Potch, Below Bloemhof.

    There will be always a venue to fish, irregardlous of the flows,.

    Just depends on if you know where and how far are you prepared to drive for a days fishing.
    It's not in the catching, it's in the learning something new.
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