Flooding Rivers

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wille jan
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Flooding Rivers

Post by wille jan » Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:00 am

Hi to you all.
Flooding rivers here in the Easren Cape.
We had non stop rains for a few days now, roads are closed, lots of damage to property.
In Port Alfred the river took away jettys boats and even a huge house. Some shops are flooded and people are stranded.
The Swartkops river is now flooding its banks and looks like a brown messy mix of Hysintas and debris flouting out to sea.
The Gamtoos River also comming down and same conditions there.

Well our fishing will be on hold for a few weeks at least.

Had a chanse to fish the Sundays and Snt Croix area before the rain. First few days the fishing was good, with nice cob and linefish catches, then they went off the bite just before the rain.

The sea is churned up and chocklate brown for about 8ml out. some blue water further out.

Navigating these conditions will be a nightmare for a while. Flouting debris and what not..

Got friends going to the Trans Kei next week, butt ... ...same there.

Tight Lines to you in the Cape.

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patrys
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Re: Flooding Rivers

Post by patrys » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:31 am

put on some fotos so that we can see how it looks down there.
in my life God comes first, fishing second, fishing gear third and the wife and child have to fight between fouth and sixth

wille jan
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Best catch: 21kg tail

Re: Flooding Rivers

Post by wille jan » Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:00 pm

Sorry Patrys.
I did not take any pictures at the time, but will post you some of the aftermath soon.
The wether is still kak here.
Hoped for a early morning show ,but the easterly started last night again.
Two commercials busted for fishing in the reserve ,had 5t of tail between them.
Taking a drive to check the conditions later this afternoon.

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