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    Default Barbel caught at Orange

    Hi guys. Guess where I am? Yip, the good old Orange again. Did not catch this on fly rod but thought worth sharing.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    Clive
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    HI Clive,

    Thats a mean looking barbel, must have given a good rev. A Merry Xmas to you and yours.

    Dave
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    fark me! I thought i'd caught a few decent size barcel lately but thats a beast... Did you weigh it or measure it? Looks like a real beast, fly tackle or not.
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    naaah...small one...Salty is a short guy and he isnt very wide

    GREAt one that. Have you got vital stats on it and what did it take and how long before you got it out?
    Well done!!
    KarelM
    PS: just as well it wasnt on fly....you would have snapped I recon!!!
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    Unfortunately it was not on fly. I don't know what weight would have held it. The locals weighed it at just over 30kg's. And apparently it has bigger aunts and uncles.

    I was using chicken livers with 30 lb mono on one of my boat rods. It almost bent a 1/0 stainless steel hook straight. Once I managed to turn him, the fight lasted about 15 - 20 min. It was good to feel the "deep burn" again. Eisch.
    Clive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salty Bugger View Post
    Unfortunately it was not on fly. I don't know what weight would have held it. The locals weighed it at just over 30kg's. And apparently it has bigger aunts and uncles.

    I was using chicken livers with 30 lb mono on one of my boat rods. It almost bent a 1/0 stainless steel hook straight. Once I managed to turn him, the fight lasted about 15 - 20 min. It was good to feel the "deep burn" again. Eisch.
    Well done Clive.
    Just looking at the pics 30kg seems about right. The SA record ( 47kg's if memory serves,) comes from the Orange, caught at night off a raft with a carp head as bait.
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    That is a good fish indeed!!

    Great stuff.

    And for those that alsways talk about big fish but bever post the picture, here is how you do it.
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