Our March holiday getaway to Willow Express on the Vaal river near Deneysville proved to be full of really big surprises. Fishing in the rapids produced lots of active fish. Monster Grass carp were around and my lighty Obels knocked a lekker one (pictured below) on light tackle using a floating piece of brown bread.
Fishing light tackle on the rapids is exciting. Fish were slow on the take and we had to time our fishing well, but after sunrise and just before sunset were the best fishing times. My bru inlaw Abu Bakr Khan, from Solly Anglers Nelspruit was also in on the action and he landed a monstrous 'grassy' just off the rocks.
After a lengthy planning session (about 3 months long) a trip to Doorndraai Dam in Potgietersrus got finalised. Hamza Cassim, Nabeel Patel, Mohammed Husnudeen, Firouz Dockrat, Nabeel Valli, Adheel Saljee and myself
Fishing was okay, we were targeting kurper and ironically managed to catch a few using the carp baits we had brought along. The dam is known for its monster carp, but these illuded us. Master fisherman Firouz Dockrat (formerly from Solomons Lifestyle Centre and currently the owner of Docks Customs) was keen on getting a big fish. His midnight vigil on the Saturday produced a barbel of note.
All in all the dam was amazing but I think if the water levels were higher things would have been different.
Abu Bakr Khan of Solly Anglers Nelspruit holds up a beautiful 8.3kg carp which was caught at the privately owned Chiboo's Farm in New Machave.
This was not the only big fish to come out over the weekend.......READ MORE!!!
Aadil Cajee at it Again!!!
Aadil Cajee has recently returned from an awesome trip to a place so remote you cant access it by road.
A twelve hour journey off the coast of Pemba in Mozambique in an awesome place called Lazarus Banks .... read more click here!
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