The Leerfish of Zandvlei are the notorious South African fish of a 1000 casts. And even at that I know many that have gone years without so much as a follow.
We got lucky. And ill be shot for posting this. So I hope noone is really following this.
We fished Zandveli hard for a few years and it took us a good year to get on the right track. Cast after cast in horrid conditions, attempted muggings, clousers in the side of the face.
We got chases, swirls and follows, lots of them... but no takes.
I had an idea. Maybe these fish were smarter than we gave them credit for. Maybe it wasnt worth the effort chasing a small 5cm mullet. Maybe something bigger would be more worth the effort. My girlfriend concurred. And boy did the ladies of Zandvlei react positively to something closer to 20cm...