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Re: Show your catch ! Fishing only !!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #480 on: March 01, 2017, 09:52:54 am »
my sons an avid fisherman

both caught at sundays river mouth.. both tagged and released

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« Reply #481 on: April 05, 2017, 02:19:03 am »
Took my bike fishing 2 weekends ago. Nice stream in mountains SE of Lydenburg..

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« Reply #482 on: April 05, 2017, 05:49:24 am »
Hey Roxenz....  That's a very good sized trout!
River fishing?  :thumleft:
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« Reply #483 on: April 05, 2017, 08:15:34 am »
Hey Roxenz....  That's a very good sized trout!
River fishing?  :thumleft:

That size in that area, I would be surprised if it was river fishing.
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« Reply #484 on: April 05, 2017, 08:19:28 am »
Unless of course the Black Label is a miniature  :biggrin:

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Re: Show your catch ! Fishing only !!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #485 on: April 05, 2017, 09:05:59 am »
Awesome catch Roxenz  :thumleft: :thumleft:
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« Reply #486 on: April 05, 2017, 10:26:42 am »
Hey Roxenz....  That's a very good sized trout!
River fishing?  :thumleft:

That size in that area, I would be surprised if it was river fishing.

It's a stream (small mountain river) in the mountains where long tom pass is. Private water belonging to folks with lots of money. Stream has weirs in it, so a mix of pure stream and pools created by the weirs. Farm has its own hatchery, so they stock some fish over 4lb. Not wild fish, but sizes range from parr to  +6lb. Large fish hold in deeper pools, in proper stream sections (ultra clear water) the fish generally don't go much over 2lb, although my friend took a 4 pounder from fairly thin water. Fish are healthy and fight hard and dirty. I got smashed by two fish bigger than the one I kept. Undergunned by using 4X tippet. I'm very lucky to have a syndicate member as a friend, who invites me a couple of times a year. Awesome place. One pool below a waterfall (difficult to.access) makes for electrifying fishing - fast aggressive fish that slam any sunken fly presented into the white foamy water at bottom of water fall. A real "honey hole". I wanna go back!  :biggrin:

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« Reply #487 on: April 05, 2017, 10:40:50 am »
Very lucky indeed!  :thumleft:
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« Reply #488 on: April 05, 2017, 10:49:07 am »
Still got my personal best trout from there, and there's a bigger one that broke me up...
Amazing fishing venue  ;D

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« Reply #489 on: April 09, 2017, 01:46:54 am »
Today I got my PB Black Bass.  :biggrin:

Small pond, about the size of a tennis court. Absolutely no structure, so just dragged a soft plastic across the bottom with a very small lead weight (1/32 ounce) to keep it down.

Got picked up, and it jumped clear of the water 3 times! Absolutely awesome fight! I dragged it up the grassy bank, took a few pics and gently released it back into the water. Swam away strongly. Nice!

I didn't actually measure it, but guess about 18 inches at least, and weight between9-10 lbs! A real donkey!

Line was 30lb braid, 4.0 hook, and a 6" dead ringer in purple colour.  :thumleft:
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« Reply #490 on: April 09, 2017, 01:25:50 pm »
Hey Roxenz....  That's a very good sized trout!
River fishing?  :thumleft:

That size in that area, I would be surprised if it was river fishing.

It's a stream (small mountain river) in the mountains where long tom pass is. Private water belonging to folks with lots of money. Stream has weirs in it, so a mix of pure stream and pools created by the weirs. Farm has its own hatchery, so they stock some fish over 4lb. Not wild fish, but sizes range from parr to  +6lb. Large fish hold in deeper pools, in proper stream sections (ultra clear water) the fish generally don't go much over 2lb, although my friend took a 4 pounder from fairly thin water. Fish are healthy and fight hard and dirty. I got smashed by two fish bigger than the one I kept. Undergunned by using 4X tippet. I'm very lucky to have a syndicate member as a friend, who invites me a couple of times a year. Awesome place. One pool below a waterfall (difficult to.access) makes for electrifying fishing - fast aggressive fish that slam any sunken fly presented into the white foamy water at bottom of water fall. A real "honey hole". I wanna go back!  :biggrin:
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Re: Show your catch ! Fishing only !!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #491 on: April 10, 2017, 11:25:27 am »
Hey Roxenz....  That's a very good sized trout!
River fishing?  :thumleft:

That size in that area, I would be surprised if it was river fishing.

It's a stream (small mountain river) in the mountains where long tom pass is. Private water belonging to folks with lots of money. Stream has weirs in it, so a mix of pure stream and pools created by the weirs. Farm has its own hatchery, so they stock some fish over 4lb. Not wild fish, but sizes range from parr to  +6lb. Large fish hold in deeper pools, in proper stream sections (ultra clear water) the fish generally don't go much over 2lb, although my friend took a 4 pounder from fairly thin water. Fish are healthy and fight hard and dirty. I got smashed by two fish bigger than the one I kept. Undergunned by using 4X tippet. I'm very lucky to have a syndicate member as a friend, who invites me a couple of times a year. Awesome place. One pool below a waterfall (difficult to.access) makes for electrifying fishing - fast aggressive fish that slam any sunken fly presented into the white foamy water at bottom of water fall. A real "honey hole". I wanna go back!  :biggrin:
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« Reply #492 on: April 10, 2017, 12:13:36 pm »
great bass an fight  :thumleft: :thumleft:
catch an release  :thumleft: :thumleft:
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« Reply #493 on: May 11, 2017, 04:04:14 am »
I went deep sea fishing Sunday. We went out into the edge of the Gulf-stream, the colour of the water was beautiful, a deep purple-blue...

It was about 25 - 30 Nautical Miles offshore from Sebastian Inlet. I got a couple of nice King Mackerel, and a Dorado. The Bluefish was taken off the bottom on our way back in about 90 feet of water.

And no, they were not released.  :biggrin:   We had fish for supper Sunday night and Monday night. Froze the rest, for later consumption.  :drif:
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Re: Show your catch ! Fishing only !!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #494 on: May 11, 2017, 07:06:40 am »
Nice Mr. Zog.

Here is a small Cracker I caught and released about 2 years ago.


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« Reply #495 on: May 11, 2017, 07:35:00 am »
A few more... A Bronze Bream



Can't remember the name of this one haha, a white something or other. Tasted good.



A Kob



A Bar tail flathead aka river gurnard.



Small gully shark



Jan Bruin



Spotted Grunter on surface lure



Galjoen



Loaded and ready for a trip ... buggy has been sold and I have not fished this whole year....yet. Maybe that's why I am a bit stressed haha.



All fish caught in and around Port Elizabeth.  :deal:

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« Reply #496 on: May 11, 2017, 07:49:12 am »
A Few more ... A Cow shark



A St. Joseph aka elephant fish



An eagle ray



2 more gully sharks - I enjoy catching these guys






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« Reply #497 on: May 12, 2017, 03:13:42 am »
Nice NovaT!!!

What an awesome diversity of fish!
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« Reply #498 on: June 19, 2017, 03:02:33 am »
Took the kayak out for it's maiden voyage today...


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« Reply #499 on: June 19, 2017, 09:34:41 pm »
How high does that water get!