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    Default Bethal and Nantes dams- Paarl

    Perhaps I should've done a good search on the above topic on flytalk however I thought what the hell am sure I will start a new thread anyway.

    Question that I am to have answered is that of why don't we hear much of these dams as good fishing venues ? I can't recall ever seeing a catch report from these dams at all ?

    I caught my first trout here many many moons ago and it was a fait sized fish which was pretty strong.

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    these dams are apparently stocked every now and then (not sure about the frequency), but then almost immediately raped and plundered of all fish...

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    that sums it up ebf. been there before and seen guys with spinning rods and even worms, taking every fish out. my wife and i were the only 2 releasing,
    much to the dismay of these guys. according to mc, they cps stocks once a year, but then no monitoring happens after that. in fact i think i'm going to make a turn there this weekend to check it out.
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    Relating to the thread under "day ticket fisheries", if a venue like this isn't properly managed it will go under. I fished these dams once and have to admit that it's difficult to beat the quality of the scenery, water and potential of this venue. Caught one fish on a parachute adams.

    As Jean at the CPS said, they can just as well buy the local poachers McDonalds instead of going through the trouble of stocking these dams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fish View Post
    Relating to the thread under "day ticket fisheries", if a venue like this isn't properly managed it will go under. I fished these dams once and have to admit that it's difficult to beat the quality of the scenery, water and potential of this venue. Caught one fish on a parachute adams.

    As Jean at the CPS said, they can just as well buy the local poachers McDonalds instead of going through the trouble of stocking these dams.
    makes you wonder sometimes, that if we can't manage 2 beautiful stillwaters like these..... what next????
    Behold the fisherman. he riseth early in the morning and disturbeth the whole household. mighty are his preperations. he goes forth full of hope and when the day is ended, he returneth smelling of strong drink and the truth is not with him. originator unknown.

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    Hi Shaun,
    I was there on 26/05/07 and we had no luck, we had every fly you can think of out there, floating line and sinking line, and had no luck! I agree that some one should take control of this venue, i'm sure if its stocked and managed all of us on this site would fish it. If you do go let us know wat happens, I'll give it another go late september when the bass are active. Good luck.

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