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    So swambo sends me a mail to tell me to check out Hillcrest Estate's website and that they offer fishing for R75 per person with no extra charge for fish caught.

    They have carp, bass and trout in the quarry.

    Has anyone fished there before and if so, what was the fishing like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KB280DT View Post
    So swambo sends me a mail to tell me to check out Hillcrest Estate's website and that they offer fishing for R75 per person with no extra charge for fish caught.

    They have carp, bass and trout in the quarry.

    Has anyone fished there before and if so, what was the fishing like?
    I tried there once..When I first started going for trout.. I wasn't that clued up at the time, but didn't see any fish come out.. I would like to give it a try when next I'm in CT, but what I didn't like, is you could not go in before 9am... bit ridiculous for fishing....
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    i have only been once and got some small bass.beleive craig from stream x got some trout there.nice spot for family with braai area next to water.can imagine it can get quite crowded tho...
    stephen is wishing he was fishing location x right now.......



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    Thanks Ryan. Being an old quarry, I'm sure that the fishing should be interesting and probably quite difficult as well. I think that you'll have to go down quite deep for the fish ?? From the photos on their website there seems to be rainbow trout present

    It's going to cost me R100 for the day for me and swambo, plus I can take the Cobb Cooker with, so it seems that you can make a nice day of it if anything else

    Hopefully someone else here can shed some more light on fishing at Hillcrest for the two of us
    André

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    Thanks Stephen
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    Speak to Sean Mills. He clapped 50 bass there yesterday
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    Hill crest is great for catching largemouth bass, sight fishing. The trout are difficult to catch. I don't try for them because the bass are so much fun. They like surface flies or very slow sinking ones that hang in the water, taunting them. My Friz fry works brilliantly in #6. It is like a woolhead mullet but tied out of H2O friz fiber. There are some big bass but they are very difficult to tempt.

    Hope this helps
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    Thanks Sean,

    So it would seem not worthwhile going for the trout then?

    what about the other species? Carp, barbel, etc.
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    Awesome, didn't know about this place, have added to my list and will be visiting there soon!

    Thanks!
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    I went there earlier in the year and got popped by a monster trout. There are clean toilets for ladies and gents and braai spots, so for a family day it's nice and it's safe. You have to be carefull with small kids as the sides are very steep and sheer in places. There is enough area for you to get a decent cast in. but as Sean says the bass are enough to keep you occupied so fishing close in is stunning. I fished a sinking line for the trout as the place is deep. Worth a look and if nothing else.....a good day can be had. The gate key must be collected from the restaurant when I went and they opened at 8.
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