As part of the Urban Fly Fishing theme we’ve had going lately, here’s a another Cape Town city spot. It gets a bit siff and dirty but there are fussy carp and bass (and two big gold fish that I have a bone to pick with!). It’s also a 2 min drive from home, close to the city bowl.

These photos are from a day last year; just scratched them up while looking for others. I joined two conventional mates – Chaise and Paul – to brave the siffness and chase a few mudbones.

Into the nostrils...
Into the nostrils…
Emerging in the armpit.
Emerging in the armpit.
Paulie clutching just before the carp released itself!
Paulie clutching just before the carp released itself!

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The Armpit
The Armpit
It gets technical.
It gets technical.
Love a double up!
Love a double up!
Chaise and I sending them back!
Chaise and I sending them back!

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Fred Davis

Fred Davis

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2 Responses

  1. It’s a cool little spot Fred. I used to walk past it daily. Cape nature guys sometimes chase you off though. In winter it fills up a bit and cleans up nicely and the carp often cruse the surface. It’s just such a pity that the little river near by doesn’t flow into it.

  2. Got so many good memories of this spot, fishing it over a five year period while staying nearby. Good size puff adders around too to keep you on your toes.

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