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    Awesome story Mark!

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkK View Post
    I can share a pretty cool true story about a pretty disgusting fishery: Benoni Lake.
    A Wimpy breakfast with a mate in Lakeside centre whet the appetite. From the deck, we saw several large barbel and bass cruising by. Enquiries were made, but we were disappointed to hear that fishing was prohibited.
    A quick recce revealed only two security guards around the lake, one of them plainly either sleepy or hungover. We also found an ideal base for preparations in the parking area of the medical centre across the road.
    Back at home, float tubes were loaded and a stop at the KFC secured the universal currency for bribery: A Streetwise 2 meal with a Coke.
    Indeed, the bribe secured assistance from the security guard in charge of our preparation base. He would keep an eye on the car and tell any enquirers that we were legal and above board. With tubes pumped and rods rigged, we dashed across the road for a jump-launch and a quick paddle into the lake where we couldn't be reached and where we could pretend we were out of earshot, much to the dismay of "Sleepy" who awoke with the realization that he would probably be in trouble. Long story short: My mate Morne got the biggest carp I've ever seen taken on fly by casting a strip leech to what he thought was a barbel. Cheering spectators hung from every window of the mall - it was like a Bass Classic Weigh-In when he finally lifted the fish and one of the most memorable urban fishing experiences of my life to date!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishbone View Post
    Hi guys
    I work for a wildlife film company and plan on doing an urban flyfishing documentary as a side project. Plan on doing it in the johberg and pta area as thats obviously where i stay. If anyone has some info on spots they have had success in and around johburg and pta i would be greatly appretiative. all species welcom and all rivers, streams and spots that may hold a fish..
    Im will also need a flyfisherman or 2 with some spare time and a willingness to have some fun and put together an urban flyfishing dvd with an underlying conservation theme to help revive and conserve our urban waterways.
    (i obviously would love to be the one throwing the line but someone is gonna have to man the camera haha)
    like i said its just a side project im working on, on my own. So if anyone would like to help out that would be great!!!

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    how far out of suburbia still qualifies as urban fishing?

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    Around Brakpan, there is are a couple of nice "panne" but some have become dodgy over the last couple of years.

    Kempton Park has Blaaupan, which have good fish in it.
    THe Swartspruit Draining form Isando side, on the edge of Kempton use to have some fish in, not sure about that now.
    The Braamfontein spuit where at one stage being restocked with Large scale yellows.
    The Dams around Univ Of Johannesburg has some good fish in them.
    Korrie Broos

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    Quote Originally Posted by Korrie View Post
    Around Brakpan, there is are a couple of nice "panne" but some have become dodgy over the last couple of years.

    Kempton Park has Blaaupan, which have good fish in it.
    THe Swartspruit Draining form Isando side, on the edge of Kempton use to have some fish in, not sure about that now.
    The Braamfontein spuit where at one stage being restocked with Large scale yellows.
    The Dams around Univ Of Johannesburg has some good fish in them.


    Better stop now Korrie, running out of ''smileys''.

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    There were also a few small dams in Kempton Park other than Blaaupan which were good. Even great fishing in the secure village 'blue gill" in Glen Marais.
    I'm not addicted to fishing, I can quit anytime my wife makes me!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AquaBarbus View Post
    There were also a few small dams in Kempton Park other than Blaaupan which were good. Even great fishing in the secure village 'blue gill" in Glen Marais.
    We moved to Kempton Park, when they started to develop Glen Marais, (30 plus years ago)
    We moved into a house, about 250 meter from "Blue Gill dam"
    At that stage, only every 10th plot had a house on.

    The Landowners, did not want us to fish in the dam, but snuck a couple of fishing session in the evening, doing the papgooi thing, as a young teenager.

    Quinine Drive, use to be the river feeding the dam, they piped it and built a road over it. In the 50's there use to be a resident hippo in the dam, according to some of the old folks living in Kempton Park.
    Korrie Broos

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