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    Quote Originally Posted by Korrie View Post
    In dams it is quite common to find a pod of trout. But I'm not so sure that they will display a "pack" mentality in streams and rivers.
    In a river each trout will have his spot, where he feeds, hides etc. I know that grayling display the same behaivour as our yellowfish by staying in a school/pack in a river
    hi korrie

    ''Packs'', ''Pods'' 6 of the one, 1/2 dozen of the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krokenosterfant View Post
    Will do poppernel, I would post some now, but just got to figure out how!!! haha. Clarias my mates farm is between Carlisle and Kwandwe... 10km of totally awesome river. I caught quite a big barbel there in Feb on a 5wt (same day I caught my first ever yellows on fly), wow what a battle that was is the rapids, in the end my mate had to wade downstream and land it for me... about 50m away from me!!! I still believe that those yellows will take flies even in dirty conditions, they must have adapted to the situations. Might just call for a change in tactics. Still keen to drift a black dragonfly nymph or damsel downstream and slowly twitch it back. I tied some damsels with sequin beads infront of the eyes, so they will push water nicely. Also keen to tie some deceivers with sequins for barbel. My next mission is to do a 20km drift down the river, through my mates farm into the next door farm (my friend's brother's farm) and obviously fish along the way!

    No haven't been back to Zambia yet to try for those Upper-Zambezi Yellows... from december on I will be going up on a regular basis
    HI Boeto

    Still waitng to see some pic's.

    Dave
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    Here is the pic of the one yellow I caught... just before I dropped it
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...9&id=667480733

    Phil's one yellow
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...9&id=667480733

    My biggest Fish River Yellow
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...d&id=667480733
    Last edited by krokenosterfant; 29-05-08 at 10:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krokenosterfant View Post
    Here is the pic of the one yellow I caught... just before I dropped it
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...9&id=667480733

    Phil's one yellow
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...9&id=667480733

    My biggest Fish River Yellow
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...d&id=667480733
    NICE FISH's, and nice waters. Is that on private property? and where?

    Dave
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    Quote Originally Posted by krokenosterfant View Post
    Here is the pic of the one yellow I caught... just before I dropped it
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...9&id=667480733

    Phil's one yellow
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...9&id=667480733

    My biggest Fish River Yellow
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...d&id=667480733
    Good fish! From the pics they seem to be in prime condition.

    WEll done.

    It just prooves (sp) that the Vaal/Orange is not the b all or end all
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    Quote Originally Posted by poppernel View Post
    NICE FISH's, and nice waters. Is that on private property? and where?

    Dave
    Yip it's my mate's farm, about 50km out of grahamstown towards cradock. Above Kwandwe

    Flip I need to go gooi a line for them again... damn exams! first I need new floating line as well... my sister's kitten kind of chowed up the whole head section!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herman Jooste View Post
    Good fish! From the pics they seem to be in prime condition.

    WEll done.

    It just prooves (sp) that the Vaal/Orange is not the b all or end all
    True... gives us okes who are too far from the Vaal/orange a chance to catch... and treat... some Yellowfever. But I think the Vaal/orange yellows are bigger on average than ours here. And there are big muddies, barbel, eel and carp aswell in the Fish... and maybe the odd largemouth as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by krokenosterfant View Post
    Yip it's my mate's farm, about 50km out of grahamstown towards cradock. Above Kwandwe

    Flip I need to go gooi a line for them again... damn exams! first I need new floating line as well... my sister's kitten kind of chowed up the whole head section!
    Lucky buggers travel only 50km and catch yellows, jeez. Well done and good luck with your exams

    Dave
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    Pop, went to a talk last night about some of the research into barbel populations in the Fish and Sundays systems: Catch per unit effort (CPUE) in Grassridge dam: 100kg/angler/day.
    When we going???
    (know some tricks for barbel)
    You can then also show me your spots for yellows!!

    How's the exploration on your side coming along?

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    Krok, I see you fished with Phil Wehl- honours zoo student? I think his brother is one of our Ichthy lecturers? That's about the cleanest I've ever seen the fish River...

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