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    I know of 2 instances where an eel was caught on the Elanspad 1 weir pool on fly.

    It definitley gave the fly fishers a "skrik"

    The last thing you expect to come up when you are fishing a heavy fly for a lunker in the pool.
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    interesting! i think you will have to be prepared to lose lots of flies to these buggers, since they really fight dirty, (wrap themselves around anything submerged) , read about it in micheal solomon's book "Varswater hengel in SA". Its an old book, but has some good info and tips. He discribes how to catch them on bait though.

    Will get it when im at home again, and see what info i can post here for you guys.

    Cheers

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    Go read the story of YELLOW-BELLIED BESS in A MEAN-MOUTHED, HOOK-JAWED, BAD-NEWS, SON-OF-A-FISH. it'll tell you everything you ever wanted to know, plus a bunch of stuff you probably don't......

    (Sorry Pierre ~ hope this isnt regarded as parasite marketing. If it breaks the rule, I'll expect it to be 'moderated' out of existence)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Korrie View Post
    I know of 2 instances where an eel was caught on the Elanspad 1 weir pool on fly.

    It definitley gave the fly fishers a "skrik"

    The last thing you expect to come up when you are fishing a heavy fly for a lunker in the pool.
    Elandspad 1 weir pool here I come!!
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    The only eel i know of coming out of elandspad was on bait (fresh bass) and carp tackle. It was weir pool one and a few were caught. Apparently they were quite big. For the sake of reputations I won't metion names.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surly Ghillie View Post
    Go read the story of YELLOW-BELLIED BESS in A MEAN-MOUTHED, HOOK-JAWED, BAD-NEWS, SON-OF-A-FISH. it'll tell you everything you ever wanted to know, plus a bunch of stuff you probably don't......

    (Sorry Pierre ~ hope this isnt regarded as parasite marketing. If it breaks the rule, I'll expect it to be 'moderated' out of existence)
    Interesting read... I read this years ago but reading this jogged my memory.

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