Sunday, February 13, 2011

Saterday small stream fishing

With temperatures in the high 30C this past week I didn't have to much hope for fishing this weekend. Saturday proofed to be a bit cooler and I though I would go check out one of my favorite little streams. The section I planed to fish is mostly covered in trees and shade so I thought that I might stand a change to still get a few fish early morning.

On arriving at the river I notices that it was considerably lower than the last time I have been there, with some of the normal pools only ankle deep. I rigged up however and walked up the river to only look for deeper pools. I found a few and casted a dry fly over the water. I had plenty of strikes at my fly, but these were all really small fish. However in most of the deeper pools I could find there was always a bigger fish sitting in the head, and they were more than happy to take my fly.

I ended with three relatively decent sized fish for this stream, but it was a nice day to be out and enjoyed the walk much more than the actual fishing.



13 comments:

  1. Nice photos. We'll trade your temps in the high 30C range for ours in the low 30F range. Sound like a deal?

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  3. Haha, Jay!!! It is finally warming up here and it looks like a "Fish Tuesday"! Oh, Please!!! AFA - nice pictures and what a beautiful setting to fish in!

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  4. Jay if we can meet somewhere in the middle its a deal.

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  5. Great photos...whodahthunkit in SA?

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  6. Have been following small stream fly fishing in South Africa since the early days of the internet. Gerard Barnardt lives in Cape Town and has been reporting at smallstreams.com We did host the CPS at our site for a while. Now the tradition continues on with tenkara-fisher.net representing tenkara fishing in South Africa. Craig Thom, Stephen Boshoff and others...

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  7. Somewhere in the middle sounds perfect.

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  8. The second photo of the rainbow is beautiful, as is the stream.

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    Big Bob

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  10. Thanks for all the comments guys. Adam and Bob, welcome to my blog. Hope you can find something of interest here.

    Morne

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