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    Hi Guys

    Any idea if yellows are to be found in the Sterkstroom river that runs through the town of Groot Marico? I have a few days booked on a farm on the river and have previously spent some time on the river but only took bass. There were "rumours" in town of large yellows having been caught there but nothing reliable.
    The name "stroom" is misleading as it is a serious piece of water...

    Tx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deon TerBlanche View Post
    Hi Guys

    Any idea if yellows are to be found in the Sterkstroom river that runs through the town of Groot Marico? I have a few days booked on a farm on the river and have previously spent some time on the river but only took bass. There were "rumours" in town of large yellows having been caught there but nothing reliable.
    The name "stroom" is misleading as it is a serious piece of water...

    Tx
    Deon!! be positive, if the water is unpoluted, go for it. Big yellows mean LM What a pleasure.
    Handle every situation like a dog.- If you cant hump it, piss on it and walk away. --JASPER.

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    The Groot Marico is the actual river unning through it - pun intended. Yes the water is good quality depending where you are fishing. It's the biggest natural spring in NW - 1 mil liters per day.
    Yes there are yellows - no largies - as this river is part of the Crocodile watershed so smallscale largescale and papermouth. THere are big very big fish bu it is one of the most difficult rivers to get the fish to take.

    Bloodworm
    An artlure guy suggested one of the smallest rubber tails in white tied behind a tungsten bead.
    Brown mayfly nyphms
    Tan/cream caddis.

    I have tried and have seen yellows in the river - love 40 at the moment with yellows serving!!

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    Tx for the info Carl, so it is certainly worth a shot then! Great news, I can't wait!

    Deon

    P.S. My Garmin seems to think it is the sterkstroom? Maybe I have the Whackhead Simpson version!

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    No the Sterkstroom is one of the tribs, but the GM is he river coming out of the Marico Oog. Where are you staying?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yellowfever View Post
    No the Sterkstroom is one of the tribs, but the GM is he river coming out of the Marico Oog. Where are you staying?
    I'm staying on my girlfriends farm, right on the banks of the river (is it that obvious why I date her?). This picture was taken in winter when we were there. It is taken from a raft they have, one can travel up river to this spot where they have to turn around because the rapids start here. This spot is obviously where I will start my quest!!

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