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    Not really. The water is borderline toxic. There have been even more sewage spills recently and the pondweed is starting to suffer. Algal blooms are becoming increasingly possible with all the extra nutrients. There are a few small leeries around but one wonders for how long.
    So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuzzLiteBeer View Post
    Not really. The water is borderline toxic. There have been even more sewage spills recently and the pondweed is starting to suffer. Algal blooms are becoming increasingly possible with all the extra nutrients. There are a few small leeries around but one wonders for how long.
    What a bummer! Thanks for the information.
    Barend Badenhorst

    "Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn." ~by Chuck Clark~

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    I was informed that two "people" were seen catching small leeries and putting them in a bucket, when asked what they were doing they said they were using them as Marlin bait. When they were told to release them they tried to convince the person that they were mullet and ducked with the bucket of fish. One of the people is is said to work at the fishing shop in Diep River, just off the main road next to Meltz. (Fred Tuckers Agencies)
    Last edited by BuzzLiteBeer; 25-02-13 at 09:22 PM.
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    any description of what they looked like?
    stephen is wishing he was fishing location x right now.......



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    Quote Originally Posted by swsmith View Post
    any description of what they looked like?
    Not yet. Someone is following up on it. May actually be an ex-employee from what I gather.
    So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish.

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    Opened a can of Prawns!!! Feel free to climb in. No cussing and mother abuse allowed. :smile:http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=1&theater
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    The Zandvlei Estuary Management Forum (ZEMF).

    CAPE Estuaries Programme: Implementation of the Estuary Management Plan (EMP) for the Zandvlei Estuary, Muizenberg, Cape Town.

    Developments will be posted here.
    http://zandvleitrust.org.za/art-Zand...t%20Forum.html
    So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish.

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    So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish.

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    Hi All,

    It would seem that Zandvlei is slowly recovering from the algae bloom, the small fish are prominent. Seen lots of mullet in the lagoon and water quality is good (according to my limited knowledge). However, Zandvlei management have stepped up a notch, they have patrols through the night (no more night fishing - new regulation?) and apparently arrested two blokes last Saturday evening/Sunday Morning for night fishing... Or so I was told by the patrol. Hats for for the conservationists!

    Downside, try casting a wind resistant popper or gurgler in 40kms/hour plus winds - not fun...
    Barend Badenhorst

    "Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn." ~by Chuck Clark~

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    Yes, there are signs of improvement but the odd sewage spill is still a threat. Access to Zandvlei between sunset and sunrise has always been illegal.

    Here's a comment from a Marine watch volunteer: 10-March
    Seems we have a return of the continuous problem with Night fishing on the Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve - A dying estuary?
    as member of the Marine estate neighbor hood watch we are having nightly run ins with these guys , When IS LAW enforcement going to do some thing about this ? Pumping of prawns, throw nets just some of the things on the go.
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    It's a constant struggle trying to look after the vlei.
    So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish.

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