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Elandsjagcht, Delight

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#1
So I was really keen to go do the ultimate on Saturday only to have my dad give me some horrible news… Craig I would much rather have you go to work…
Yes Dad… So all I could do was dream about the beauty of a large mouth for another time.

Sunday morning the sun comes up and the day is perfect… I now have no boat and decide to look up a local bass lake… but do you think anybody in this place want to let me come fishing on a Sunday… NO!!!!!

Fine then ill just go to Elandsjagcht Dam… But that took about and hour and a half to find a entrance that didn’t exist… No worries ill climb onto the N2 head towards Plett and fish from under the bridge…

Okay park the car and walk down… Huge sign… NO FOOSHING AND BOAT….
I almost started crying… Determined wondered to the other side of the bridge… Ha ha ha…
No Sign… hehehe… Time is but a Fluke and cast away…

I decided to bring a mate with who has never caught a bass is his life… Rig us both a Texas rig… the water was pretty muddy and what did I not pack in… SPINNER BAITS…

Anyway I slap on a junebug fluke and I give him a Yum worm… cant remember the name but its black with a touch of red glitter and a heavy action chartreuse tail…

Pointed out all the good visible structure that we could fish and showed him how to present the bait… Well it was his 1st cast and wham, a 2.3Kg… I was screaming with excitement he almost suffocated me with his hugging…

I scheme no ways I also gotta put that worm on… 3rd cast… FISH ON… 3.78 kg… Now my new PB…

The fish wouldn’t stop taking this bait… one packet of worms and between the both of us we landed about 15 bass in one hour…
Nothing smaller than 1.5…

I eventually got my fix of bassing and Chris is now had the bass bug bite him so hard he cant stop begging me to go again…
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#2
Nice going Craig! Congrats on the new PB! Where’s the pic??
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#3
What a great trip. Now I think we need to organize a BFSA Tour under the bridge. It can be called The Down Under BFSA Tour.
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#4
Oh, That Pic... please all call my dad and ask him WHY THE HELL DID HE TAKE THE MEMORY CARD OUT!!!!!!!!!!
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Good one Craig... now flog your new fishing mate a Triton! ;-) Where is the picture Boet?
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bluewatermarine Wrote:Oh, That Pic... please all call my dad and ask him WHY THE HELL DID HE TAKE THE MEMORY CARD OUT!!!!!!!!!!

Whoops! :blue-mad: :blue-doubt: :blue-cry:
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#7
Hey Craig, my partner Headbutt will give you a call and explain where to enter the dam. :blue-lol: We will be down there in december to fiss for a few days and will meet up then :blue-badgrin: :blue-badgrin:
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th easiest way to get to elandsjacht from st francis bay is to go out on the oyster bay dirt road just before the krom river bridge. about 10 km on the dirt turn right at the t-junction (left will go to oyster bay and right to humansdorp).
almost immediately (about 1km over the slight hill) turn left and go another 10 km and you will come to the elandsjacht water treatment work turn off on the right hand side.
go onto the tar for about half km and report to the main office behind the big sliding gates.
you will get a key (deposit R10) to get to the slipway about 2 km from the office.
keep the gate locked behind you.
fishing is excellent directly opposite the slip and all along that bank towards the left.
i have not gone very far down towards the wall.
when i was there about 3 months ago the water was high and muddy, but had a good fish on a topwater close to the bank.
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#9
Hi HeadButt... thanks for the info... i am now waiting for my boat which will only land here on the 22nd of November...

So for now ill do some bank angling...
Miss fishing off my boat so much...i wanna start crying...
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#10
Never mind boet, think of all the crying your going to do when you get your petrol account :blue-badgrin: hehe! enjoy :blue-lol:
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#11
Bergie... im putting on a Verado... saving on fuel was one of my choices...
You know i added 150L to the Lts 4 months ago and it just finshed... and that boat was running 175 Verado
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#12
Thats excellent economy, did not realize so good. Will talk to you when I go for a new boat next year boet! :blue-biggrin:
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#13
Headbutt is spot on with how to get onto dam...fished this water many times, and boy let me tell you it has some good fish and days are generally busy if you get the pattern - my record here is over 100 fish in a day - eventually I was using a cigarette lighter to repair green pumpkin ringers from the pieces I had left over! If you head just to left of slipway headbutt mentions you will find a few small coves with deep rock drop-offs on the same side as the water treatment works - fish a fluke, trick worm or mojo rigged dead-ringer down these right to bottom and up until you find the level fish are hanging at - then work this level over the whole dam. Only better water in Eastern Cape is Wriggleswade near Stutterheim to my mind.

I have never had much luck below the slip though - seems fish prefer the weedbeds and timber stucture towards the inland side. Also look out for Mr Big Scaly Lizard - quite a few big ones at the dam - have seen one chowing a puffadder trying to cross the dam! I happen to believe that some (bless whoever did this) Smallies have been transferred as well so maybe you get one sometime...
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#14
Well i am a well tuned in need of info type of guy... Spoke to David Moore and Tim Mundy of EP Bassmasters, i will exchanging my membership to this club.

I now have a map of the dam and they have pin pointed out to where the smallies are...

Tim also mentioned the same bank u are speaking about... But never the levels... I will send anyone who wants a copy of this dam and show you where the smallies and largies hangout...

I also noticed when we were catching that day that the bass were hanging close to the rock piles where a large amount of trees were sticking out... This was an estimated 4-5ft of water...
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bluewater, a copy of the map would be great to have boet :blue-biggrin: will sms you my email/fax. Ta :blue-biggrin:
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