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 Posted: Wed Apr 1st, 2009 02:41 pm
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Osie
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Hi Guys

 

I am going to Rus 'n Bietjie at the vaal dam easter weekend. Any suggestions for baits and can anyone tell me how the fishing is there?

Thanks

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 Posted: Thu Apr 2nd, 2009 08:50 am
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SharkBait
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Hi Osie

I have not fished Rus 'n Bietjie but fished vaal dam before . I would not leave FX out .

Try using caramel / pink sweets / honey floaties with FX and A very little devils fork on the ball . Trucella hot honey also worked very well in this combo with some FX . Perdeby/Cina 1 on the ball with floaties and dough backing . Koo Pips also worked well .

Good Luck

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 Posted: Thu Jul 2nd, 2009 10:44 am
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silver_foxx
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So how was the fishing over there? Im planning a trip there on Saturday, was wondering if anybody had any comments regarding winter fishing in the area....? I suppose the usual applies for the Vaal Dam - FX, chop-chop, pink sweets, etc. It is however my first time there, does anybody have any pointers regarding distance or good spots along the shore? Any comments would be appreciated....^^..

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 Posted: Fri Mar 9th, 2012 08:10 am
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Garret Richardson
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Hey guys, I see all the posts on this page are pretty old.

Was just woundering if anyone has been to Rus n beitjie lately. I'm hitting there this weekend to dip some lines and chill out.

Anyone know if the place is cool or not?

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 Posted: Fri Mar 9th, 2012 09:04 am
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shallow water, lots of boats, lots of people... not the best for fishing

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 Posted: Fri Mar 9th, 2012 09:47 am
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Garret Richardson
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Hi Unlimited,

That doesen't sound great at all. hehe.

How long ago were u there?

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 Posted: Fri Mar 9th, 2012 10:15 am
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I WASNT... I JUST REMEMBER THE POSTS ON PEOPLE BEING THERE AS I WANTED TO GO THERE TO SOMEDAY

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 Posted: Fri Mar 9th, 2012 11:04 am
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steelpulse007
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It gets quite busy since they started commercialising it more, expensive now too. Spots right at the end next to the boat club are probably the best, deeper water there & no rocks. Any other spot besides that one not cool....for fishing.

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 Posted: Fri Mar 9th, 2012 11:14 am
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Waldok
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So I suppose you don't go there to do serious fishing but just to Rus n bietjie?:fbash:lol:1:hyst:

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 Posted: Tue Mar 13th, 2012 12:28 pm
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Garret Richardson
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HEy guys,

So I went to Rus n beitjie this past weekend. I just thought I would give it a go and see for myself.
Firstly as I arrived I was met by Greg, the guy who runs the place. He is a plesant fellow and was kind enough to show me around. I booked one of those caravans on the water which cast me R300 a night and R100 deposit for the key. The caravan had two small bunkbeds and a small double bed and a fridge. It was pretty dingy for my standards. I dont want to be horrible but I can safely say that I would rather camp then stay in that caravan again, plus campings cheaper.
Now for the fishing. The whole weekend I caught 4 fish, the biggest being just over a kilo. Not exactly the most exiting fishing weekend. I've got a little duck with a fishinder on it so I went out to do a bit of sounding and accross that whole stretch of bank the water level didn't get deeper than 2m. This already rendered the fishing pretty pointless.

The ablution blocks, although not super dingy, don't look anything like the picture on their website. They were useable though.

The place was also quite packed over the weekend and I did land up getting tangled with the guys next to me once.

All in all, in my books I would give this place about a 4/10. I'm not sure I would bother going on another fishing excursion to Rus n beitjie again.

Just my 5c worth.

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 Posted: Tue Mar 13th, 2012 02:31 pm
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nice... we like it when sealiners post their honest opinions about places, this could help other guys with the same questions. Vaaldam has a lack of decent fishable places where you can take the whole family and have them entertained enough so that you can concentrate on fishing. Pitty Jim Fouche closed down

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 Posted: Mon Jan 28th, 2019 09:38 am
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Salish187
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Hey guys,

Reviving an old thread..

I will be going there this weekend.
Booked two camp sites, and have two avid (sea) fishermen with me - unfortunately, this is the closest we get to fishing up this side...

We are going with the family as well, so will post an update on the current situation of the place.

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 Posted: Tue Oct 22nd, 2019 08:58 am
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Bergro
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Any feedback regarding the place?

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