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 Posted: Mon Jan 31st, 2011 04:21 am
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Walktall
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Location: KemptonPark, South Africa
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Spent the week end at Island shores, caught some good fish about 180m out. even the wife likes it, and believe you me that take something...lol, but I can remember as a lytie  a fishing week end where to relax peace and quite,well we where inandated on both sides with drunken noisy previously disadvantage that thought we were intrested in there kwyto music blaring fron there getto blasters.Is this the norm of bank anglers, me being a deepsea man myself, but thought let me try my hand at "papgooi"

The owners or manager needs to look at this as it seems like this venue has great potential.

What are your comments?

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 Posted: Mon Apr 18th, 2011 05:38 am
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ShadowCast
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Location: Pretoria, South Africa
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Equipment: Okuma intecepter, Penn , Jarvis Walker, Zoom, Linx, Strike
Best Catch: 10 kg yellowfin tuna, 3kg bass, 3.8 kg shad
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Hello, wow that sucks I know the feeling. Me and some of my friends are contemplating  on going to this place this weekend, where at the dam is this located? and do you perhaps have information about this place, like prices etc.  a reply would be appreciated. Thank you

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 Posted: Mon Apr 18th, 2011 06:12 am
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pumamangp
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Joined: Thu Oct 9th, 2008
Location: Edenvale/Modderfontein JHB, South Africa
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thats one of the reasons i changed to Specimen angling. and now mainly fish unfished, private waters.

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 Posted: Mon Apr 18th, 2011 02:45 pm
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Walktall
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Location: KemptonPark, South Africa
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Best Catch: Tuna 36kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: Northcoast
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ShadowCast wrote: Hello, wow that sucks I know the feeling. Me and some of my friends are contemplating  on going to this place this weekend, where at the dam is this located? and do you perhaps have information about this place, like prices etc.  a reply would be appreciated. Thank you


The place is called Island Shores it about 5 km before the dam wall, if you coming from heidelberg,If you go through the gates get to the T junction and go right dont go left very shallow and hook ups.Cost day 40 car 20 caravan 50 .

Found anythin red worked sweet works as well as TCP

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 Posted: Tue Apr 19th, 2011 04:45 am
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WillieM
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Location: Meyerton, South Africa
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Equipment: Rod Sensation Bazooka 12ft, Reel Jackel Brut
Best Catch: Still Waiting For The Biiiig One!!
Favorite Fishing Spot: Vaal Dam
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Walktall wrote: Spent the week end at Island shores, caught some good fish about 180m out. even the wife likes it, and believe you me that take something...lol, but I can remember as a lytie  a fishing week end where to relax peace and quite,well we where inandated on both sides with drunken noisy previously disadvantage that thought we were intrested in there kwyto music blaring fron there getto blasters.Is this the norm of bank anglers, me being a deepsea man myself, but thought let me try my hand at "papgooi"

The owners or manager needs to look at this as it seems like this venue has great potential.

What are your comments?

Hi, Its not a norm, but does happen at some places, first time i've heard this happening at Island shores.

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 Posted: Tue Apr 19th, 2011 07:28 am
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ShadowCast
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Equipment: Okuma intecepter, Penn , Jarvis Walker, Zoom, Linx, Strike
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Thanks alot, walktall. Will keep that in mind

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 Posted: Tue Apr 19th, 2011 02:33 pm
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Brakkanjan
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Were there 1 JAn 2011, you can have a look in the reports section. When we were there it was quiet, the guys there were fishing, no parties and this was on a New Years day.

You can get people behaving badly at any venue, this is also one of the reasons I registered at a Angling Club, everybody is serious but enjoy their fishing.

How the owner or the manager react to a situation may vary, but you must not be afraid to contact them, I think most places have a right of admission sign.

Unfortunately this has lead to many anglers being unhappy and go home during a trip that has being planned for months.

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 Posted: Wed Apr 20th, 2011 01:20 am
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LeonK
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wel ongelukkig kan jy daai mense nie by n oorde verbied nie, maar as n mens gaan kla kan hulle altyd verwyder word.

brakke die manne was dalk stil omdat die vorige aand se gefuif sy tol geeis het..LOL

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 Posted: Tue Oct 25th, 2011 10:39 am
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Martinva
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The way people talk, it seems that there wont be enough space for everybody this coming weekend at IS ? What is your feeling about this ?^^..

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 Posted: Fri Aug 22nd, 2014 01:51 pm
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Sibran
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Has anyone been here in the past few months of year..what are the condition like. Is it suitable for woman and kids alike.

More importantly...how is the fishing?

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 Posted: Fri Aug 22nd, 2014 01:59 pm
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steelpulse007
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Last I heard Island Shores was closed, but there are other resorts around in the area, not sure how the fishing is though. Next to where the main Island shores resort was, I've heard there are spots. No controlled entry though, & no facilities, so camping is at own risk, IF they havent closed up the fence yet.

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