Sunday, July 19, 2009

July 2009 Middle Vaal Report

My working life is hectic at the moment not sure if it is a good thing what with this Global meltdown but it does keep me out of the Vaal. Which is a great pity because the fishing is awesome – based on reports I’m getting from friends. There are still some tough days when the weather does its winter thing and goes nasty but this last weekend (18 July) was windless and perfect.

Riaan reported in during the Bulls WP match clearly a contented man – he was fishing in the Vaal Hackle area. The pods of fish were just lying close to the surface looked almost like they were sunning themselves. But of course not, they were eagerly awaiting their next meal. The hatch started and looked like blackfly or very small buzzers interspersed with some mayfly. A number 16 Adams seemed a respectable imitation and produced a 7.5lb beauty amongst several other good fat winter fish.

On the largemouth front the fishing is also good. Gary Botha newly married and with a baby on the way also does not get on the river often enough, yeah wait till the kid is there! But he scraped up some credits for a day’s largemouth fishing. One fish of 6kg and another of 4kg certainly a makes for a satisfactory day.

Make the time to get onto the river for the smallmouth or largemouth action.

Cheers until next month.
Carl & Keith

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