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A Grey Nurse Shark of 189kgs caught at Van Der Riets just outside Port Elizabeth - Supplied by Dean Dickinson

You will notice that there is no introduction to this section yet.

I would like to fill this gap with an introduction from a local angler [or someone who is a frequent visiting fisherman] for every one of the geographical pages on

The many thousands of anglers now regularly using these pages prefer to read something written by someone who can see the area from an insider's point of view. They know the best spots, not just the ones that first time or overseas visitors usually visit or that are well known outside of the area.

Each introduction carries the e-mail address of the contributor so that anglers can get in touch with them if, for example, they are planning a trip [unless the contributor is unable to do this] so it could bring you extra business if you own a local fishery or tackleshop, charter boat or magazine etc.

Please get in touch if you feel you can contribute an introduction to this page - you don't have to be an expert; I'm not!

Its sister site, is regularly used by hundreds of thousands of birdwatchers when planning overseas trips or birding closer to home. That site gets four million hits a month and has a high Google rating because it is an information resource that is both comprehensive and trusted.

Help me make the first point of reference for anyone who wants to go fishing anywhere in the world!

East London - Doctor Hooks Fishing Lures
34, Lotus Avenue, Beacon Bay, East London, 5241, South Africa +27 43 7484317 - Manufacturers of a range of artificial fishing lures suitable for spinning, jigging, trolling, and drift fishing. We sell the most life like artificial fishing lures ever created! We hope you find our fishing lures of interest to you. If you are a retailer or private person interested in using Doctor Hooks Fishing Lures...

East London, Beacon Bay - Bilimoria Fishing Tackle

...the best fishing shop in the Eastern Cape by far. To shoppers – great service, wide product range, knowledgable sales staff, and basically – a great shopping experience! Highly recommended...

Noorsekloof - Baitman
492 Voortrekker Road, Humansdorp, 6300; P O Box 2092 Noorsekloof, 6331

Port Elizabeth (Lorraine) - Trophy Tackle Den

Trophy Tackle Den 84 Verdun Road, Lorraine, Port Elizabeth, South Africa +27(0)834125316

Port Elizabeth (Newton Park) - Hook, Line and Sinker

23 7th Avenue, Newton Park, Port Elizabeth - 041 365 5471

Port Elizabeth (Newton Park) - Trophy Tackle Den

Trophy Tackle Den 41, 3rd Avenue, Newton Park, Port Elizabeth, South Africa +27 (0)41 3652099

Brakkeduine Dam

Satellite View
Brakkeduine is a beautiful dam, a few kilometres inland from St Francis Bay and Jeffrey's Bay with plenty of structure and some big largemouth bass. The largest recorded catch is a 4.6kg largemouth...

Impofu Dam (Elandsjagdt)

Satellite View
Impofu Dam, previously known as Elandsjagdt and sometimes called Impovu may have several names but one thing is certain, this stunning lake is a well kept secret amongst the local Bass fishing community. The lake is fairly long, narrow and deep with numerous bays and coves running deep into the surrounding hillsides...

Wriggleswade Dam

Satellite View;
Wriggleswade Dam is located about 20 km outside Stutterheim and 75 km inland from East London. Wriggleswade is relatively deep, windiing its way about 15 km through lush green farmlands with steep hills on each side. Several large bays branch off and 2 rivers discharge into the lake...

Bankberg Trout Angling Club - Somerset East

Secretary: Alan Hobson 082 442 2884

Boland Shore Angling Association

Secretary: Darryl Parrish - 043-7223906 (H) PLUS FAX - 043-7022244 (W) fax 043-7432968 - 0836542173 E-mail:

Border Light Tackle Boat Angling Association

Chairman: Chris Eberhardt - 043 7226705 - 043 7361286 - 0837806705 -

Christmas Rock Light Tackle Boat Club

Chairman: Graeme Gower - 0828233776 -

Cintsa Angling Club

Chairman: Chris Venter - 074 104 7466 -

Correctional Services Angling Club

Chairman: Johan Reabow -

East London Angling Club

Chairman: Greg Brown - 0826502419 -

Eastern Cape Fly-fishing [ECFF]
The official organisation representing fly fishing in the Great East Cape...

Fish Eagles Light Tackle Boat Club

Chairman: Kenneth Bronkhorst - 0824561804 -

Fly-fishing Clubs
To get the most out of your fly-fishing experience please contact the club in the area you are visiting...

Fly-fishing Clubs
To get the most out of your fly-fishing experience please contact the club in the area you are visiting...

Green Bushes Angling club

Club Captain Andrew Meyers 0836628441 - Secretary Peter Radameyer 0827866659

Hook & Reel Angling Club

Facebook Page
The Hook and Reel Angling Club was founded in 1958 and has ever since produced the stuff of legends. It is situated on the southern bank of the Swartkops River, just north of the City of Port Elizabeth. Former members of the club can be found all around the globe and can all relate many a fishy tale in remembrance of the glorious days spent fishing on the estuary. The club sports excellent amenities and provides safe overnight parking as well as superb launching facilities...

Kidds Beach Angling Club

Chairman: Stanley Klug -

Maclear Fly fishing Club
Contact Colin Moolman (082 578 2048) or Noel Wagenaar (045-9321038). Day permits available at Maclear Agencies (Next to ABSA Bank), or Maclear Nissan at R50-00 per day. The club hosts a yearly River Festival in May.

Overberg Angling

Facebook Page
Tackle etc...

PLP Angling Club

Chairman: Mike Arentsen - 043 7353617 - 0827844987 -

Rock & Surf Super Pro League (RASSPL)

57 Prospect Road, Walmer, Port Elizabeth - Dean Dickinson - Tel: (041) 581-3812 Cell 083 301 2709

St Croix Angling Club EP

Steve Wilson (Secretary St Croix) -

Tasha’s Angling Club

Chairman: Andre Schuurman - 0763274891

Transkei Light Tackle Boat Angling Association

Chairman: Gerard Knock - Cellphone: 082 468 7594

Transkei Piscatorial Society
Welcome to this the web page of the Transkei Piscatorial Society. We are, first and foremost, a fly fishing club...

Turnbull Park Angling Club

Chairman: John van der Berg - 083 630 4848 -

VW Angling Club Club

Chairman: Rautie 0825723620

Western Wall Angling Club

Chairman: Derek Weyer - 0823775624 -

Wild Trout Association
The Wild Trout Association is an organisation in the Eastern Cape Highlands consisting of members who own or administer fly-fishing water. It has developed into the largest fishery of it's type on the continent that markets the fly-fishing as an attraction to the region on a sustainable basis. The Association welcomes fly-fishers who do not own or administer water who can apply for country or affiliate membership which allows them to enjoy fishing at reduced rates...

XOMOYI Light Tackle Boat Club

Chairman: Gerard Knock - Cellphone: 082 468 7594 - Postal Address: PO Box 731, Mthatha, 5099

RASSPL forum

About the Rock and Surf Fishing...

Fishing Lodges
Interactive List

Haven Hotel
The Wild Coast's Haven Hotel has long been considered one of the prime spots in the country for catching Kob and Spotted Grunter. Many of the fish caught in this area have become part of fishing folklore...

Tenahead Mountain Lodge

Pristine beauty, majestic mountains and blissful serene silence. This is Tenahead Mountain Lodge, in a remote region of South Africa, where three mountain ranges meet, the Drakensberg, the Witteberg and the Maluti. Here lies a very special place where the hand of man has brushed it but very lightly. Tenahead is 3,500 hectares of unspoilt mountains, valleys and streams...

Thunzi Bush Lodge
Thunzi is situated in the malaria free Eastern Cape, the lodge is just outside Port Elizabeth, accommodation which is in luxury log cabins, is available on either a self-catering, bed and breakfast or dinner bed and breakfast basis...

Walkerbouts Inn - Rhodes Village
Walkerbouts Inn - Rhodes was established more than a decade ago by the proprietor, Dave Walker. It is located on the same site as the original farmhouse on the farm "Tintern" on which the village of Rhodes was established in 1891. It is in an elevated position on the western side of the village on a quiet cul de sac with a stunning view across the village...

RASSPL - Rock & Surf Super Pro League

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To get anglers back into the sport of fishing and give them the opportunity to get something back from the sport. Please visit:

Port Elizabeth - 3 Way Ocean Charters

3 Way Ocean Charters offers you game fishing, bottom fishing charters and sea cruises off the Port Elizabeth coastline, South Africa in the province of the Eastern Cape...

Port Elizabeth - Malachite Charters
We are based in port elizabeth and all our charters are launched from the picturesque harbor of this historical city. On fishing charters all equipment is provided and is of the finest quality...

Angler and Antelope Guesthouse
The Angler and Antelope guesthouse is situated centrally in the town of Somerset East. The location of the guesthouse makes access to the fishing waters around the town of Somerset East hassle free...

Dreamweaver Fly Fishing Adventures

Guided Trips
All fly fishing guiding and safaris are conducted by myself Stephen Stacey, owner of Dreamweaver Adventures. A personal passion of mine since coming across the 'Summer 88' edition of Flyfishing magazine in 1989. Although it was only in the spring of 1991 that I caught my first fish on fly after eventually having saved enough money for an outfit. Since then my adventures with rod in hand have taken me throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe and as far as Lake Victoria, which provided my largest fish on fly, a 16 lb Nile Perch...

Siyabona Africa Travel

6 day Fly Fishing Experience
You arrive in Rhodes Village, the gateway to the Southern Drakensberg Mountain Range, where your guides will meet you at the Rhodes Hotel. Your accommodation for your South Africa fly fishing trip is in a spacious double room, a good place to relax and revitalize yourself after the long journey...

East Cape Freshwater Fishing
Gallery, baits, rigs etc...

Eastern Cape Fly-Fishing
Information portal geared to help you get the most out of your fly-fishing in the Eastern Cape, South Africa...

Fishing the Eastern Cape
Forum, fishing regulations, links etc...

Kei Mouth Fishing

The lovely seaside holiday village of Kei Mouth, is situated an hours drive from East London in South Africa's scenic Eastern Cape Wild Coast region. Kei Mouth is blessed with several sandy beaches, warm hospitality, good fishing and plenty activities including, golf, surfing, beach volleyball, horse riding, hikes, bird watching, abseiling, rock climbing and game viewing....