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Rafting/floating the perfect method of fishing for the not so physical or mobile or aged fly fishermen

Posted by Joe Lategan on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, In : Raft float fishing for aged or not sdo mobile fly fishermen 
Rafting/floating is the perfect method of fishing for the not so physical or mobile or aged fly fishermen. 
Rafting or floating for fishing is particularly advantageous for anglers who are unable to walk very far or walk at all but it also cuts on downtime for even extremely fit fly fishermen for that matter. Accessing distant fishing spots over a slippery rocky riverbed is strenuous stuff, and not everyone is up to it. This is where the raft comes into its own. By using the specially designed...

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Advantages of raft / float fishing for small and largemouth yellowfish trout and other species in larger rivers

Posted by Joe Lategan on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, In : Advantages of using rafts for fly fishing for yellowfish on rivers 
Are there advantages in using raft/float for fly fishing for Yellowfish and other species in  the Orange river? 
As with trout fishing, fly fishing for yellowfish, without a doubt have many advantages in a raft in a river the size of the Orange River. The inflatable rafts are able to cover distances effortlessly, and position fishermen at the top of remote and prime fishing pools or rapids that are highly advantageous. In fact, most productive fishing areas exist that are not accessible in any...

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Why use Catfish Joe's wilderness raft fly fishing.

Posted by Joe Lategan on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, In : Why use CatfishJoe's wilderness raft fishing? 


The Catfish Joe’s wilderness  raft fly fishing experience.
Catfish Joe's Fly fishing South Africa is the oldest and specialised calm water raft fly fishing for yellowfish and monster catfish and low intensity adventure rafting company On the lower Orange river in South Africa in the same area as the annual Kalahari Augrabies extreme marathon. We were the first to design rafts based on the Alaskan raft fishing methods and operate mainly on the Lower Orange river and other concessions in priva...

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The Catfish Joe’s wilderness raft fly fishing experience.

Posted by Joe Lategan on Monday, January 14, 2013, In : The Catfish Joe wilderness raft fishing experience 

Catfish Joe's Fly fishing South Africa is the oldest and specialised calm water raft fly fishing for yellowfish and monster catfish and low intensity adventure rafting company On the lower Orange river in South Africa in the same area as the annual Kalahari Augrabies extreme marathon. We were the first to design rafts based on the Alaskan raft fishing methods and operate mainly on the Lower Orange river and other concessions in private areas in Southern Africa. Most river rafting companies wi...


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Yellowfish festival Derrick , Stephan and partner 2012 last trip

Posted by Joe Lategan on Thursday, January 10, 2013, In : 2012 season's last trip 
We have just arrived back from our 2012 Catfish Joe's Fly fishing South Africa Orange river Wilderness raft/float fishing season excursions for Smallmouth and largemouth yellowfish and already my heart is longing  to return....and we haven’t unpacked yet. We closed bookings for the season in the middle of the year due to our hectic corporate schedule and a bit of a health setback on my side. I restricted the season to a private exploration session and a few with clients Derrick, Stephan and...

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American Fly fishing show in Somerset New Jersey .

Posted by Joe Lategan on Monday, January 30, 2012, In : Shows 
Scott Develin visited the show and send us photos of some of the flies.
















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Stephan Yellowfish trip

Posted by Joe Lategan on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, In : On the water 
Stephan Muller and Wendy.
Stephan Muller and his other halve Joined us on the Orange river on the Luxury Fly fishing package for two days from the 20th of October. An avid fly fisherman of Indigenous species and remarkable all round lifelong angler. If it swims Stephan can catch it. Stephan is a General manager of one of the top companies in the world with an exceptional general  
knowledge.This fact makes a fishing excursion like watching a discovery program every day.  His partner joined him ...

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Stephan trip

Posted by Joe Lategan on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, In : On the water 

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Stephan trip

Posted by Joe Lategan on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, In : On the water 

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Stephan trip

Posted by Joe Lategan on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, In : On the water 

Adriaan with cat on fly behind tent
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Joe caddis

Posted by Joe Lategan on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, In : On the water 

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Stephan and Wendy

Posted by Joe Lategan on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, In : On the water 

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Stephan trip

Posted by Joe Lategan on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, In : On the water 
Stephan Muller and Wendy
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Lower Orange Yellowfish on fly

Posted by Joe Lategan on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, In : On the water 

 New season started 
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Yellowfish workgroup newsletter Oct 2011

Posted by Joe Lategan on Sunday, October 9, 2011, In : Yellowfish workgroup newsletter 

YWG Newsletter: Oct. 2011

Dear All,

We know all about the abuse the poor old Vaal has suffered from pollution emanating from malfunctioning sewage plants and various toxic materials from the mines but it was particularly shocking to learn that a well know fishing destination in the Potch area, Oord Nebo, was quite prepared to tolerate jigging of spawning fish in the shallows. According to the report some 30 fish were caught by this method by persons who arrived in a Mercedes Benz Vito Van and w...


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Discounted prices !!

Posted by Joe Lategan on Wednesday, September 14, 2011, In : Discounted packages. 
We are running discounted prices between 25 Oct and 18 Nov 2011 on selected days for persons sharing due to the shortened season. Inquire immediately! First come first serve basis.
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Fly fishing for women

Posted by Joe Lategan on Friday, January 21, 2011, In : Fly fishing for Women 
Heres some interesting facts from the shelovesflyfishing.com site in the United states. About time for this in South Africa
 
"One of the great reasons the sport is growing for women is due to the efforts of Casting For Recovery. Casting for Recovery® (CFR), founded in 1996, is a national non-profit support and educational program for breast cancer survivors. Through 2½-day retreats, the sport of fly-fishing is used to promote physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. The effective balance ...

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Seasons greetings

Posted by Joe Lategan on Wednesday, December 22, 2010,



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Seasons greetings

Posted by Joe Lategan on Wednesday, December 22, 2010,
To all of our Fly fishing mates out there that believe in Christmas ....may  your relationship with Him grow stronger in the coming year and those that just believe in chilling during the end of the year ...well.... may you be chilling then!
And may 2011 be a great year of living!
From Joe & Hardus Lategan
   
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Water temperature and fishing 2 Micro

Posted by Joe Lategan on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, In : Thermal characteristics and fishing conditions. 
Water temperature and fishing 2 micro.

 
Importance of understanding water temperature in fishing from an academicals point of view.
Just as temperature and its fluctuation is important for fish and aquatic invertebrates so is temperature naturally important for the angler. Why ? Well firstly because anything that causes the fish to stop biting concerns us so we need to know at least the basics of thermal stress. Too large fluctuations too soon up or down will immediately cause the fish to stop ...

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More spawning grounds after floods

Posted by Joe Lategan on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : Spawning conditions 
One of the many goods that follow major flood periods are the fact that the heavy down flows have washed enormous amounts of silt built up that started covering rocks or favorable spawning habitat away. The mudfish could already be seen spawning more prolific than the previous years and the largemouth yellowfish are feeding like mad as a result. Simularly will the smallmouths and no doubt the largemouths have more spawning habitat.Interesting times await us!
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Why is my fishing not so hot anymore?

Posted by Joe Lategan on Thursday, October 28, 2010, In : Thermal characteristics and fishing conditions. 
Water temperature and fishing 1 macro.

 
Why is my fishing spot (pool) not so hot after the floods?

Recreational fishermen have for long participated in management and conservation of fish ...specifically because they mostly have a pool they call “my pool”. This could be a stretch of water ranging from 20 meters to 10 kilometres within a reserve or fishing resort, or a specific fishing spot along the banks of a major lake or dam. Now the contrary is also true in that many fishermen (sports f...

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Fishing for Catfish (Sharptooth Catfish and other species like Vundu etc)

Posted by Joe Lategan on Thursday, August 19, 2010, In : Fishing for Catfish (Different Species) 

Catfish Joe Productions put catfishing on the map in Southern Africa and we are without a doubt the most experienced outfitters in Southern Africa. Our catfish hunting takes place in wilderness areas that are unequalled in scenic beauty, tranquillity and safety and are mostly  biodiversity hotspots. Specially designed rafts are used to drift down the wildest parts of our rivers and allow us to be self contained. Chopper dropping or stationery fishing in river mobile camps or remote guest hous...


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Fly fishing for Yellowfish (Largemouth & Smallmouth)

Posted by Joe Lategan on Thursday, August 19, 2010, In : Fly Fishing for Yellowfish (Largemouth & Smallmouth) 

On fly fishing gear, the yellowfish is a truly indigenous South African fish species are worth its weight in gold in all aspects. Catfish Joe Productions is unique outfitters in our style of fishing in South Africa in that we designed rafts ‘ala Alaska’ drift boat method to fish for the two largest scale bearing fish in South Africa. Largemouth yellowfish of up to 30 pounds and smallmouth yellowfish of 16 pounds are the sizes you can hook into in our waters. We fish only in waters that al...


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