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Tuesday, 6 November 2012

An African river.

Well this time, as far as fishing goes, I think I've fallen with my bum in the butter!

The dogs and I took our usual evening walk and walked right to the Little Bushman's river that runs through the farm. All in all I recon we covered between 6 and 7 km, down hill most of the way there, and up hill most of the way back. The river lies in a "kloof", (gorge) with typical African bush along it's banks, also very typical snake country, especially puff adders, Cape cobra's and rock pythons. So on hot days I will have to step very carefully.

We left home at 4:30 pm and only got back after seven.

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A section of the river looking up stream, with a nice long, deep pool on the right. This river is a tributary of the Bushman's river, which flows through Estcourt, it joins the Bushman's river just below the town. 

Downstream view of the pool, lovely water for small mouth bass, sharp tooth cat fish, (barbel) and maybe carp.

A short stretch of rapids below the pool.

Looking downstream from the rapids. Chances are good that the fast water with have Natal yellow fish, also known as scaleys. Yellow fish are indomitable fighters and give you a good run for your money.

So Lord willing, I know where the dogs and I will be Saturday. And with a bit of luck I might even post some photos of the fish I've caught.


Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, GOOD. I should have known you wouldn't move to a place with no fishing.
Beautiful, judging by the photos.

Gorges Smythe said...

Best of luck!

Mark Kautz-Shoreman said...

Go get them, Phillip.