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Thread: BELL PARK DAM in Drakensberg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad_Max View Post
    We were there last year. I wanted to float tube, but decided agains it. While scratching the banks a local came looking for his canoe. I had a long chat with him regarding the croc issue. He said he used to swim in the dam regularly, but stopped three year back due to the killing of a croc in the dam. He did not personal see the croc, but it was enough to make him uneasy. There is still a rumor running that there is a second one.

    I was wondering weather a croc would survive the cold winters.

    I fished the Drakensderg Sun. Stunning dam.
    And any success as Drak Sun?
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    Quote Originally Posted by markhup View Post
    And any success as Drak Sun?
    oNE TO THE CROCK.!!!
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    Only one very late in the afternoon. It was a hard days fishing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamS View Post
    It was a rumour started by the surrounding land owners to try and dissuade waterskiiers and jetskiiers.

    Worked pretty well too!
    still doing a pretty good job of the rumor ... not sure i'd risk it:
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    Quote Originally Posted by firephish View Post
    still doing a pretty good job of the rumor ... not sure i'd risk it:
    Ha ha. They had huge problems there a few years back with jetski cowboys tearing the place up, and that's when the crocodile magically appeared. I used to know a lot of the land owners around there, and the story was told many times in the local golf club after a few. Winter temps in that area would never support a croc IMO, and funny enough the locals still enjoy the dam most summer weekends... It's also not that big of a dam that signs of a croc would be hard to find.
    You are a perishable item. Live accordingly.

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    Its a stunning dam.The croc story did not put me off fishing it a few years back.I mean the locals were swimming and fishing merrily away,so i guessed the croc would attack them first anyway.
    There seem to be some really big bass in that dam.With a boat you should do very well there.

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