Still i know from a south african friend that south africa has huge bass, that they grow big, fat fast. A question so often asked in the south african fly fishing community. Eastern southern africa is divided from its vast interior by the drakensberg mountain range that stretches from the eastern cape in the south to the gauteng and limpopo in the north. Request to remove contour maps of popular sa dams bass. In addition, this paper will map out the different fly fishing destinations over southern africa for different fish species as well. As you progress you will tweak these to suit your angling style, but bear in mind that these rigs have proved themselves on the south african coast over. Lake jozini near hluhluwe is a hotspot for tiger fishing and the most southerly point where these ferocious fish are found. Mapping the distribution of black bass in southern africa. Recreational fishing, which is very popular in south africa, includes between 500 000 and 900. Bass fishing location situated south of johannesburg. Online bass fishing tackle store based in south africa. If you are a skier then you want to stay away from the shallow areas. There are a number of spectacular fly fishing spots in south africa, where enthusiasts and beginners alike can experience the joys and challenges of this incredible style of angling. Showmes top fishing spots near paarl in the winelands.
Research on flyfishing tourism within the southern african context is underexplored. Information on south africas largemouth bass micropterus. Bass fishing in south africa is on a catch and release basis, please return all bass caught to preserve future stocks. Visit our new site, go bass fishing in africa for details on these and many more bass fishing destinations. Illegal, unreported and unregulated iuu fishing is at the heart of the problem. 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. Map of black bass tournament events held in southern africa. Fishing industry in south africa sea harvest fishery. Bass fishing for beginners the ultimate bass fishing. For the first time ever, the global road map for development in the. Here are a few great fishing spots to investigate in south african reserves. 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. Paarl tourism tourist attractions recreational fishing showmes top fishing spots near paarl in the winelands.
These are is ideal for bass and trout fishing, with black bass being especially plentiful. Fishing kayak johannesburg request to remove bass fishing in south africa with bass. 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. Recreational fishing, which is very popular in south africa, includes between 500 000. Bass fishing magazine in south africa print email december 2019 sabass magazine is available at tackle shops, spar, pick n pay, c. Centurion bass masters fishing club centurion spinner baits. Founded in 2017, they offer the best tackle at the best prices. Fly fishing for bass is not easy, regardless of what bass species you will be targeting. 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 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. Best flies for bass when fly fishing south africa the top 10 ten bass flies to fish in south africa. The new and current official south african record bass of 7.
The south african bass angling association helped host allens visit in the hopes of learning more about managing bass populations. The bass angler covers all aspects of bass angling in south africa from the. The following books will be available in pdf format and are coming soon. Bass fishing in south africa gumtree classifieds in. Within a few months he was catching numerous 8 to 10pound bass. 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.
Adventuring to some of south africa s best fishing locations is rewarding in itself, as often the journey allows you to cover some excellent 4. Fisheries catch reconstruction for south africa y baust et al. Donovan lives in south africa and recently became hooked on bass fishing while on holiday in the usa. Bass fishing johannesburg pond south africa youtube. I have covered enough basic traces to get you started wherever you may be fishing. Mapping flyfishing tourism in southern africa core. I know this is a bass fishing forum but i am hoping for some advice urgently please. 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. Even zimbabwe only had a 19 something if i remember well. Largemouth bass are the more common of the bass species of south africa. Our members have made a total of,752 posts in 10,630 threads. The use of water resources for inland fisheries in south africa.
Best baits for saltwater fish from the shore in south africa. 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. The fishing ind ustry in sou th africa is extensive and well managed. Mohsin ismail ledgering this is by far the most popular method, and probably the most successful method of carp fishing. Bass fishing hooks on sale bass fishing baits and lures soft plastic baits and lures. To preserve south african fish stocks and maintain them for the future, a catch and release policy is in effect at a number of destinations. 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. There are literally hundreds of accommodations across south africa that offer fishing onsite or within a few hundred metres away. The springfed bass lake with its crystal clear drinking quality water is a great bass fishing venue.
South african fly fishing locations are well regulated with no boats or floating tubes allowed. 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. Here you will find information like contact details, gps coordinates, pictures and many more information on certain locations where you can fish. In recent years, increased scientific effort has been undertaken in order to quantify and map formerly unreported catches, by. Sustainability of the fishing industry is closely related to how well the. South africa is an unsung number in the world of trout fishing and, secretly, many of people hope that it stays that way. A guide to freshwater fishing a guide to freswater fishing. The cubs selfcatering chalets are located 500 meters away from the mokolo dam, this is the latest bass fishing hotspot in south africa. Western africas missing fish overseas development institute.
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. Data from fishing tournaments held in the united states were obtained from the. It has also been stocked in europe, asia, africa and south america. In south africa, there is also an increasing interest in. Best flies for bass fly fishing south africa fish the fly. And i guess bass populations in zimbabwe have taken a beating, since old mugabe is starving the population.
Research on flyfishing tourism within the southern african context is under explored. 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. Wayne is a successful artlure angler with many bass over 4kg and massive barbel catfish to his credit. Three of the most popular and easily accessible lakes are listed below. However, expertise is not a prerequisite for bass fishing, and not only because the chase is often more fun than landing a monster. Seasonality is very important when deciding on a bait to target certain fish species. Get your business to the top of the list for free, contact us for details fishing companies. View gumtree free online classified ads for bass fishing and more in south africa. South africa seems to have a grey area when it comes to carp fishing etiket and rules. Map to our adventure resort situated south of joburg no matter if you are coming from johannesburg or durban or pretoria directions are here for you. Our aim is to build a huge database of information on most camping sites and fishing. Premium website and magazine promoting fishing in the eastern cape of south africa. Groenvlei is one of very few natural lakes to contain bass in south africa.
In this episode youll be joining me as i go bass fishing whilst on holiday in south africa. Wwf south africa this snapshot report provides an overview of the status of south africa s fishing industry and the marine environment within which it operates. As ive never caught a freshwater bass before i was really excited as wed set aside 3 days for fishing. South africa fly fishing south africa accommodation. Fishing, sedgefield, wilderness and mossel bay garden. 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. 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. Bissau and south africa are the only countries in the. Groenvlei, also called lake pleasant is situated just outside sedgfield and close to knysna, adjacent to the n2 national road in the garden route.1225 130 569 337 1113 737 123 889 941 743 1154 755 659 1387 19 1133 1083 297 1069 698 1073 1381 667 953 735 1476 1214 956 800 824 1477 59 461 531 1309 271