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 Posted: Mon Oct 22nd, 2007 07:34 pm
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I stoped at Liesbeek River this morning and want to tell you that I believe the fish in that river is either not stressed about anything or on drugs. Those fish are HUGE !!!!!

I'll try and take a photo tomorrow with better sun light - but has anyone seen the fish in Liesbeek and what works there to catch them ???

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 Posted: Tue May 6th, 2008 10:07 pm
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Hi there

Can anyone tell me what type of fish it is? and where exactly can they be found?:wfish

 

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 Posted: Tue May 6th, 2008 10:32 pm
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at the end of the pier / at the bridge at entrance to river club....stand at the bridge, walk to the pier and watch the water........ you will not believe it

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 Posted: Tue May 6th, 2008 10:47 pm
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BARBEL
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 Posted: Tue May 6th, 2008 11:53 pm
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Cool My biggest barbel at the moment is a 14.8kg baby caught in bloemfontein.

Thanks Guys

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 Posted: Wed May 7th, 2008 03:02 am
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Big Carp in there too, we have caught big ones there but they smell like k@k!!

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 Posted: Wed May 7th, 2008 03:21 am
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Don't worry about about the smell. All I want to do is weigh, take photo and release.:fishn

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 Posted: Tue Nov 11th, 2008 12:18 pm
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I have also heard stories of 10 - 20kg carp at that place

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 Posted: Sun Nov 23rd, 2008 08:15 pm
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I have caught plenty big carp just before the river club, 8-12kg! If it isnt covered with surface weed, plain bread always worked well! O ja and plenty barbel

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 Posted: Sun Nov 23rd, 2008 09:47 pm
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A good number of years back, we would also catch small rainbow trout in the Liesbeek river. Not at the River Club, but further up, right UNDER the N2. That was before they rebuilt the canal. Don't know if they're still there.

Have also seen those large carp at the bridge at the entrance to the River Club, but the banks were overgrown with high weeds. No place to land a fish.

To the right of the bridge, at the parking lot, is easy access and i've caught quite a few 10kg+ carp here.

Just for interest sake, there use to be a HUGE populations of GUPPIES as well as some gold fish!! Obviously somebody released them from a home aquaruim into the river. I use to catch guppies and other small fish and water daphnia for food for my oscars.

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 Posted: Tue Nov 25th, 2008 05:25 am
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Hey Guys
I would really be carefull with what you take out of that water...waterborne pathogens are dangerous if you have any cuts/nicks on your hands.
Many years back I too caught Daphnia and Tubifex worm from the river, it always introduced some form of parasite into my tanks!! That was donkeys years ago when I was at school in Pinelands.
Now I would be rather hesitant to even put my foot into that water, let alone throw a line in there.
But I might be wrong?!
Take Care!!

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 Posted: Tue Nov 25th, 2008 08:10 am
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Dorado75 wrote: Big Carp in there too, we have caught big ones there but they smell like k@k!!

Remeber the old "farmer brown" chiken add................

 

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 Posted: Sun Feb 15th, 2009 10:45 pm
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We fished below the canel past the river club .Brown brea and curry or custard powder always works for carp there. There are also big Barbel & Kurper use earthworms or chicken livers.:fishn

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 Posted: Fri Jun 1st, 2018 05:41 am
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I am gonna go test this out so exciting!!! On our back yard. Just worried about the water if I get sick?

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Got my first ever rainbow trout in the Liesbeek river, upper reaches. Many years ago! Sweet memories!

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