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Ignoblis September 21st, 2007 11:16 AM

African Rainbow Streams
 
A classic free stone stream an hour from Cape Town. The dry fly fishing is
getting really good now. Plenty of sight fishing to be had as the water is
nice and clear now after the winter rain.










jeff September 21st, 2007 02:09 PM

African Rainbow Streams
 
Ignoblis wrote:

A classic free stone stream an hour from Cape Town. The dry fly fishing is
getting really good now. Plenty of sight fishing to be had as the water is
nice and clear now after the winter rain.





enjoyed, as always. for many on this side of the atlantic, your photos
are a joy and educational. i'd never have guessed there were rainbow
trout streams in south africa. thanks...and keep posting.

jeff

[email protected] September 21st, 2007 05:23 PM

African Rainbow Streams
 

On 21-Sep-2007, "Ignoblis" wrote:

A classic free stone stream an hour from Cape Town. The dry fly fishing is
getting really good now. Plenty of sight fishing to be had as the water is
nice and clear now after the winter rain.



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Thanks
for the post and oictures

Fred

Rodney Long September 22nd, 2007 12:43 PM

African Rainbow Streams
 
Ignoblis wrote:
A classic free stone stream an hour from Cape Town. The dry fly fishing is
getting really good now. Plenty of sight fishing to be had as the water is
nice and clear now after the winter rain.






Are these streams "stocked" with American trout ? or does Africa have
their own species ?

--
Rodney Long
SpecTastic Wiggle rig
Formally the Mojo Wiggle rig
http://spectastictackle.com/

rw September 23rd, 2007 08:10 PM

African Rainbow Streams
 
Rodney Long wrote:
Ignoblis wrote:

A classic free stone stream an hour from Cape Town. The dry fly
fishing is
getting really good now. Plenty of sight fishing to be had as the
water is
nice and clear now after the winter rain.






Are these streams "stocked" with American trout ? or does Africa have
their own species ?


I can't say this with any real authority, but I believe that rainbow
trout are native only to the North Pacific drainages.

--
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Ignoblis September 25th, 2007 09:13 AM

African Rainbow Streams
 
As far as I know these streams were last stocked about 40-50 years
ago,probably with fish originating from the UK. These trout have adapted to
their environment over the years and are able to survive the warm summer
temperatures we have here, they are a completely wild and self sustaining
population. All our trout streams in Cape Nature areas work on a "booked
beat" system, are strictly C&R, flyfishing only, with barbless hooks. It is
now illegal to stock rivers in the Western Cape with alien fish and one may
only stock dams with the correct permits.


"Rodney Long" wrote in message
...
Ignoblis wrote:
A classic free stone stream an hour from Cape Town. The dry fly fishing
is
getting really good now. Plenty of sight fishing to be had as the water
is
nice and clear now after the winter rain.






Are these streams "stocked" with American trout ? or does Africa have
their own species ?

--
Rodney Long
SpecTastic Wiggle rig
Formally the Mojo Wiggle rig
http://spectastictackle.com/




Ignoblis September 25th, 2007 09:13 AM

African Rainbow Streams
 
As far as I know these streams were last stocked about 40-50 years
ago,probably with fish originating from the UK. These trout have adapted to
their environment over the years and are able to survive the warm summer
temperatures we have here, they are a completely wild and self sustaining
population. All our trout streams in Cape Nature areas work on a "booked
beat" system, are strictly C&R, flyfishing only, with barbless hooks. It is
now illegal to stock rivers in the Western Cape with alien fish and one may
only stock dams with the correct permits.


"Rodney Long" wrote in message
...
Ignoblis wrote:
A classic free stone stream an hour from Cape Town. The dry fly fishing
is
getting really good now. Plenty of sight fishing to be had as the water
is
nice and clear now after the winter rain.






Are these streams "stocked" with American trout ? or does Africa have
their own species ?

--
Rodney Long
SpecTastic Wiggle rig
Formally the Mojo Wiggle rig
http://spectastictackle.com/




Ignoblis September 25th, 2007 09:29 AM

African Rainbow Streams
 
We have plenty of trout streams around SA. The best ones (unstocked and
wild) are close to Cape Town. One of the benefits of once being a British
colony I guess.

"jeff" wrote in message
...
Ignoblis wrote:

A classic free stone stream an hour from Cape Town. The dry fly fishing
is
getting really good now. Plenty of sight fishing to be had as the water
is
nice and clear now after the winter rain.





enjoyed, as always. for many on this side of the atlantic, your photos
are a joy and educational. i'd never have guessed there were rainbow
trout streams in south africa. thanks...and keep posting.

jeff





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