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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Clay View Post
    Oh by the way Chris, It is Thrybergh Resevoir that I fish, It's 20 hectares in size and is stocked with browns, rainbows and blues. There are also a few enormous pike in there. I watched two females a couple of years ago, one of them looked to be over 30 lbs (12 kg).

    The blue trout are incredible fighters. They are mutated rainbows and look like salmon. I rather like them.

    The one fish I do NOT like is the golden trout. They come in like the proverbial wet stocking and look like kois, not trout at all.

    The season closes at the end of November. I have 6 days left on my season ticket so I intend to make good use of the opportunity to catch one of the big brown trout this fishery holds.

    I must post you guys the tying of one of my most effective patterns of damsel nymphs.
    Thanks Ron, interesting stuff! We have a few places with 'golden's here and apart from them and their fighting qualities (I agree both totally overrated and 'kitch Koi' value), they stand out a country mile and the poor beggars get nailed by the cormorants and the like. Some guys here do use 'the dreaded bungs' but it hasn't yet caught on like in the UK, especially for deeper water reservoir fishing like at Hanningfield...
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    By the way Chris, one of the people I fish with regularly on Thrybergh Reservoir is called David van der Merwe.

    He has never been to South Africa and has never spoken a word of Afrikaans in his life. His father, however, was with the South African Airforce in WWII and served with the RAF. At the end of the war he decided to stay in the UK.

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    That's special, maybe we should rotenone him as he's an 'alien'!!

    When does Thrybergh get going again? I guess with all the snow and lousy weather maybe mid/end March?? Hope you get some decent early spring hatches in?

    Weather around Joeys is atrocious with all the rain - poor guys in the Cape are getting the reverse. Echoes of Queensland floods and Victorian fires - world's weather a'changing big-time.
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    Only dead fish swim with the stream (Malcolm Muggeridge)

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    Thrybergh opens on the last Saturday in March. I will be in Oz at my son's wedding in Sydney.

    There is a huge contingent of Saffas coming over for the wedding as well as numerous Oz celebrities. Reception is at The Waterfront - Settlers Hall - The Rocks, next to the Opera House. I have discovered that this in one of the top eating joints in Oz.

    It's been billed as one of the social events of the year. Hats with corks, dirty vests and the carrying of tinnies will be frowned upon.

    No worries mate!

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    The Rocks is a special place. Some of the local Sydneysider Forumers will attest to the 'Lord Nelson' pub on The Rocks - a must-go-drink!!!

    Hope the wedding goes as well as the venue is great!
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