The history of trout in south africa is a very interesting story. For the first time ever, the global road map for development in the. Depths vary from a walk in slope to 23m at the deepest point. Aug 08, 2006 start of a bass tournament on the vaal river just outside johannesburg. Looking for new spots to fish or just looking for some helpful info on a certain dam. Bass fishing lures including all your soft baits, wire baits and hard baits from the best angling brands on the market. Mismanagement of fishing resources is another challenge facing the sector. The bass pond witbank with an interactive map and directions. Research on flyfishing tourism within the southern african context is under explored. However, expertise is not a prerequisite for bass fishing, and not only because the chase is often more fun than landing a monster. Whether it is smallmouth bass fishing on lake erie, brook trout fishing on a crystal clear. Bass fishing south african angling and boating community. Within a few months he was catching numerous 8 to 10pound bass. They are in the order of great, to best, and there is a special feature on the top 3 bass flies.
Illegal, unreported and unregulated iuu fishing is at the heart of the problem. Bass fishing location situated south of johannesburg. Our covid19 community guidelines tips, advice and news related to trading on gumtree during the covid19 crisis. Bass fishing for beginners the ultimate bass fishing. Bass fishing in lakes and dams is common around south africa although this fish is not indigenous to the country and has originally been imported from america. Shark fishing is done mainly in the sheltered warmer waters of false bay around our secret reefs where the large sharks often visit. The value of african fisheries study was carried out in the framework of the new partnership for africas development nepadfao fisheries programme nffp funded by the swedish international development cooperation agency sida. Bait can be divided into two main types, hook baits and ground bait, but these two categories can be divided into many, too many types to mention here, so here are a few areas to consider. Bass fishing is one of the most popular freshwater angling facets in south africa and many fishermen compete in bass fishing tournaments and fish recreationally for smallmouth bass, largemouth bass and spotted bass. Getaway guide to flyfishing in south africa nigel dennis. Friends of ours own a farm with 2 dams and said we could come carp fishing in the one on condition we transfer the fish we catch to the smaller dam because he would like some more fish in there. Founded in 2017, they offer the best tackle at the best prices.
Recreational fishing, which is very popular in south africa, includes between 500 000. World of fishing, 189 beyers naude drive northcliff johannesburg south africa 2195 call us now. The smallmouth bass micropterus dolomieu lacepede, 1802 figure 2. Some of the best bass fishing spots in so uth africa 30 apr south africa is a country renowned for its sweeping coastlines and outdoor activities, with tourists from around the globe descending each year to lap up experiences that will live with them forever. Wayne is a successful artlure angler with many bass over 4kg and massive barbel catfish to his credit. The largemouth black bass is a predatory fish weighing up to about 5 kgs.
Saltwater recreational fishing regulations cover 2020. The largemouth is a very popular freshwater angling species in south africa and many anglers spend a lot their fishing time targeting these little green fish as they are sometime called. In south africa, there is also an increasing interest in. Data from fishing tournaments held in the united states were obtained from the. Aug 28, 2015 best flies for bass when fly fishing south africa the top 10 ten bass flies to fish in south africa. Some of the best bass fishing spots in south africa andy cab. Request to remove contour maps of popular sa dams bass. The two principal species that are found here are smallmouth and largemouth. Groenvlei is one of very few natural lakes to contain bass in south africa. Get your business to the top of the list for free, contact us for details fishing companies. Mapping flyfishing tourism in southern africa core. Tour guide alfie curling took me bass fishing on a lake in kwandwe game preserve, and we cast spinnerbaits and plastic frogs as elephants roamed the hills above. Western africas missing fish overseas development institute.
The bass angler covers all aspects of bass angling in south africa from the. Fishing appeals to all ages and depending on the type, there is a vast choice of places to go from streams, lakes, lagoons and oceans. Outstanding bass boats were everywhere, many of which were locally made in south africa and others imported from the united states, said allen. View gumtree free online classified ads for bass fishing and more in south africa. Winter fishing is tough for largemouth bass but some trophy species can be caught in the colder months. Mapping the distribution of black bass in southern africa. Groenvlei, also called lake pleasant is situated just outside sedgfield and close to knysna, adjacent to the n2 national road in the garden route.
Information on south africas largemouth bass micropterus. May august our season closes for spawning, at end of august. There are literally hundreds of accommodations across south africa that offer fishing onsite or within a few hundred metres away. Jul 31, 2009 many of south africas prime fishing spots offer not only good fishing, but also include some of the most beautiful places in a country blessed by mother nature. The largemouth bass is a really aggressive fish species, and will readily take a variety of flies. It is therefore recommended that anyone wishing to partake be in a good physical condition. Originally fly fishing was the technique employed when catching trout and salmon, but today it used when fishing for bass, pike, panfish, grayling and carp, among others, as well as certain types of saltwater fish. Although aimed primarily at the intermediate angler with some fly fishing experience, the straightforward style of the text also makes it accessible to the newcomer to the sport. Our boat was doing 70mph112kmh the others ahead of us well over 7585mph. Largemouth bass breed very quickly and can populate a small dam very fast.
Bass fishing in south africa gumtree classifieds in south. Responsible deep sea angling starts with the vessel you are planning on taking out on the water. Bass fishing in lakes and dams fishing in south africa. Hi guys im going to witbank dam next weekend and need some advise. Allen, a bass fisheries biologist in florida, recently took a trip to south africa to help the anglers learn how to manage a fishery for bass. I know this is a bass fishing forum but i am hoping for some advice urgently please. Today fly fishing is one of the fastest growing pastimes in south africa, japan, usa and europe. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a page. Get directions, maps, and traffic for fish hoek, western cape. Donovan lives in south africa and recently became hooked on bass fishing while on holiday in the usa. In may there is no bank fishing permitted but from june to end of august, due to reduced divers and swimmers, using water, you may fish from the bank, on the west bank, away from other day visitors, swimmers and divers.
Black bass fishing in south africa goes back to the late 19th century when the first largemouth bass fry were imported to the country. This place is situated in peddie, eastern cape, south africa, its geographical coordinates are 33 29 0 south, 27 8 0 east and its original name with diacritics is fish river mouth. Bassinc is an online bass fishing tackle store in south africa. As it is low season, in this period only, you may arrive at our premises without prebooking but you must read all rules below and be able to comply with all of these rules to be able to use the facility. Start of a bass tournament on the vaal river just outside johannesburg. Mohsin ismail ledgering this is by far the most popular method, and probably the most successful method of carp fishing. Adventure fishing safaris bass fishing saltwater fishing. A guide to freshwater fishing a guide to freswater fishing. For example during the summer months in the eastern cape, chokka squid is a deadly bait for any fish as there is such an abundance of squid from. Bass fishing magazine in south africa print email december 2019 sabass magazine is available at tackle shops, spar, pick n pay, c.
Bass fishing in south africa gumtree classifieds in. Bass fishing johannesburg pond south africa youtube. Centurion bass masters fishing club centurion spinner baits. Many of south africa s prime fishing spots offer not only good fishing, but also include some of the most beautiful places in a country blessed by mother nature. The following books will be available in pdf format and are coming soon. The first official bass fishing body was established at an inaugural meeting held at iscor club, pretoria in january 1983, and was known as the south africa bass chapter federation during november 2001 a name change was done on request of south african sport fishing and casting confederation. Freelance angler, outdoor writer bertrand ngim malaysia swimbait fishing on south africa s loskop dam. Best fishing spots in the drakensberg drakensberg experience. I visited a local pond in mudlersdrift, johannesburg in search of the green machines we call bass, i had a blast and caught a bunch of small ones but ended of with a quality female from a bed. The fly fishing here ranks as one of the finest yellowfish hotspots in south africa.
Enjoy our fishing calendars and discover the best fishing times each month. Below you will see 10 of the best flies for bass that you could use as a fly fisherman in south africa. I cannot begin to think what would have happened if the process described below never happened. Whether you like the calm waters of a dam or the flowing waters of a river, there is a fresh water fishing spot that will tickle your fancy. South africa and africa as a whole does have potential to produce world class bass and yes there are untouched waters to be fished and who knows what well find there,but we need to manage our venues and enforce catch and release if we even want to hope to catch lunkers regularly. There are some great fishing spots in and around paarl. The largemouth bass can live over 15 years and can attain a weight of 12 kilograms, this is uncommon in south africa though and on average the largemouth will attain a weight of 1 kilogram with exceptional. The value of african fisheries food and agriculture. Blessed with a coastline almost 3 000 kilometres long, and numerous dams, lakes, rivers and streams, south africa has plenty to offer the fishing enthusiast.
Even experienced anglers will find fresh and effective ideas in this guide. With his new found passion, he set out to learn as much as possible about the sport, talking to every angler he encountered to get information. A question so often asked in the south african fly fishing community. Lets have a look at how to participate in responsible recreational angling in south africa responsible deep sea fishing. Catch more bass in south africa with the wacky rig technique. The new and current official south african record bass of 7. Be sure to bring your rods, reels, stands, feed and all your syrups and enjoy a peaceful day waiting for the first bite. Nov 25, 2007 south africa and africa as a whole does have potential to produce world class bass and yes there are untouched waters to be fished and who knows what well find there,but we need to manage our venues and enforce catch and release if we even want to hope to catch lunkers regularly. Our aim is to build a huge database of information on most camping sites and fishing. Oct 10, 2017 i visited a local pond in mudlersdrift, johannesburg in search of the green machines we call bass, i had a blast and caught a bunch of small ones but ended of with a quality female from a bed. Bass fishing south africa or bfsa as its known, is an interactive online bassing community for bass anglers both locally and from abroad.
Bissau and south africa are the only countries in the. Contrary to what some believe, these fish are quite intelligent and can get used to certain baits and even rig setups in widely fished waters such as dams. Fly fishing south africa south africa fly fishing trips. Allen attended an 80boat bass tournament on wriggleswade reservoir. Bass lake adventure resort on the outskirts south of. The largemouth bass can be caught all year round in south africa but there is no doubt summer and spring are the best seasons in which to target these fish. As ive never caught a freshwater bass before i was really excited as wed set aside 3 days for fishing. To assist anglers when it comes to planning fishing trips, we supply astro tables each month on bassmaster. Adventuring to some of south africas best fishing locations is rewarding in itself, as often the journey allows you to cover some excellent 4. Best baits for saltwater fish from the shore in south africa. Best flies for bass fly fishing south africa fish the fly.
Premium website and magazine promoting fishing in the eastern cape of south africa. Here you will find information like contact details, gps coordinates, pictures and many more information on certain locations where you can fish. In addition, this paper will map out the different fly fishing destinations over southern africa for different fish species as well. Lunar periods are enhanced when they overlap a key solar period. Adventure fishing safaris is based at wilsons wharf in durban harbour and offers guided fishing charters at various venues in kwa zulu natal. The use of water resources for inland fisheries in south africa. Quantum accurist pt 7foot medium heavy fast action baitcaster rod atc706f new 3rd generation quantum rods 1 piece 7 length fast action, medium heavy power line weight. Bass fishing spots in gauteng fishing store in alberton, gauteng. Check flight prices and hotel availability for your visit. Considered by the top certifying agencies padi, naui, ssi, cmas, iantd to be the best scuba training venue in south africa. Fitting a fish finder or gps combo unit to a fibreglass kayak. The bass anglerdie baarshengelaar is a specialist monthly bass fishing magazine which emulates high quality american bass fishing magazines in style and layout, but provides a south african take on competitive and recreational bass fishing. Illegal fishing and overfishing are the main threats to the development of the fishing industry in africa. In this episode youll be joining me as i go bass fishing whilst on holiday in south africa.
Fly fishing is a specific method of fishing using specialised hooks, rods and line. Maps of the public fishing rights are available in pdf format. Carp fishing tips including what kind of bait, rigs and tackle to use when angling for carp in south african waters are important for both beginners and experienced fishermen or women alike. Overview of the fishing industry in south africa south africa. I recently visited there with some financial support from b.
Soon afterwards smallmouth bass were introduced, their descendants have thrived and expanded. For advice on the best waters in the province you intend fishing, consult a national bass angling magazine or make contact with the local chapter of sa bass or a good dedicated fishing tackle shop. Seasonality is very important when deciding on a bait to target certain fish species. The bass pond witbank map witbank, south africa mapcarta. We specialise in lure fishing, spinning, light jigging and fly fishing for various predator fish in saltwater and at freshwater locations in kwazulunatal we target tiger fish and large mouth bass. Risk assessment of the alien smallmouth bass micropterus. Our members have made a total of,752 posts in 10,630 threads. Fishing kayak johannesburg request to remove bass fishing in south africa with bass. Its my first time fishing on clear water, dessert lake and i. Despite the fact that it is a renewable natural resource, illegal and. Showmes top fishing spots near paarl in the winelands. Our boat was doing 70mph112kmh the others ahead of us well over. Bass lake consists of a 10hectare body of springfed water. Map of black bass tournament events held in southern africa.514 383 96 472 1033 1185 310 380 674 1034 1386 1059 150 706 125 1151 98 546 261 699 96 745 1020 1102 437 546 1025 751 1052 213 1297 435 1342 435 1463 299 281 98 365 646 931 1240 440