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South Africa Free State
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Sharp-tooth Catfish taken at Vaal Dam - Vincent Rudman - CV Eco Tours
The Free State Province hosts the magnificent Orange River with the indigenous species of Smallmouth and Largemouth Yellow fish, Carp and Sharp-tooth Barbel reaching 40 kilogram.

The Vaal River runs through most of the Free State with Largemouth Bass (American), Yellow fish, Carp and Sharp tooth Barbel. The Vaal River and Vaal Dam offers a vast variety of freshwater fishing for the enthusiast. This includes Specimen Angling for the Monster Carp that lurk beneath the rippled surface, fly fishing for Yellow Fish in the ankle deep rapids.

It is definitely a place to visit for the keen angler. With many resorts located on the banks, it is a preferred venue for families that wish to make the most of their relaxation time.

Vincent Rudman


Principle member
vincent@cvecotours.com

Bethlehem - Present A Fly

http://www.presentafly.com
Present A Fly, one of the oldest fly-fishing outfitters in South Africa, was founded in 1997 by two passionate fly fisherman, who saw the need for a specialized fly-fishing outlet in Central South Africa...

Amohela ho Spitskop

http://www.amohela-ho-spitskop.co.za
A 2ha dam is stocked with trout, and adjacent deep water quarry with black bass and carp. A further 5ha dam is stocked with rainbow trout, black bass, and that latest of fly fishing fun, barbel...

Sterkfontein Dam

Fishery
Satellite View;
The extended nature conservation area around the dam of Sterkfontein is characterised by rugged mountains, endless expanse and a lot of water...

Vaal Dam

Fishery
Satellite View
The Vaal Dam is officially South Africa's 2nd biggest dam in terms of surface area and the 3rd largest by water capacity or volume. While this dam marks the end of the Gauteng border, it does for all practical purposes finds itself predominantly within the Freestate provinces...

Vrede Dam

Satellite View
The dam is stocked with carp, barbel, and the rumour of bass and yellow fish keep rod-bearing hopefuls parked around its perimeter...

3 Provinces Fly Fishing Club Free State Chapter

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Riemland Bassmasters - Sasolburg

Chairperson: Ron Smit - rons@alpret.co.za - 083 655 0631

Aldam Estate

http://www.aldamestate.co.za
For the water activity enthusiasts we cater for various water sports such as canoeing, sailing, jet skiing and much more. Kayaks are available for rent from reception. The abundance of carp, barbel, mudfish and yellow fish attracts anglers from across the Free State and other regions. Numerous club competitions are held at the resort...

Amaluti

Details
Amaluti, named for its superb view across the golf course, trout dam and rolling hills to the distant Maluti Mountains, has the Wow! factor in every sense. It has a special ambience; with its open plan design, elegant decor and unique frameless glass walls, which enhance the stunning view. The house is shielded from the village by mature trees and the adjacent houses do not intrude on its privacy...

Amohela ho Spitskop

Resort
A 2ha dam is stocked with trout, and adjacent deep water quarry with black bass and carp. A further 5ha dam is stocked with rainbow trout, black bass, and that latest of fly fishing fun, barbel...

Carryblaire River Retreat

Hotel Details
Carryblaire River Retreat is a South Africa accommodation that is only an hour's drive from Johannesburg and nestled on the banks of the Vaal River near Parys. With its own natural island and being a registered bird sanctuary, the views offered at this South Africa accommodation are breathtaking and some of the most beautiful in Africa...

Clarens Fishing Lodge

Details
The Clarens Golf and Trout Estate is situated 500 metres past the entrance to the village of Clarens on the road to Golden Gate National Park. Clarens, a popular weekend destination, has, amid the flurry of exciting new development, retained its world renowned heritage and natural charm...

Craigrossie Trout Lodges

Lodge Details
Small farm with 4 self-catering cottages, sleeping 4 people privately, with the maximum of 6 people, situated beside 2 dams of roughly 5 hectares each, both stocked with rainbow & brown trout and river fishing nearby. Also hikin, horse riding, etc. within one kilometre...

Emanzini Country Resort Vrede

http://www.namibweb.com/emanziniresort.htm
The Emanzini Country Resort is set in the colourful surroundings of the rolling eastern Free State grasslands. The resort is built on the banks of the Vrede Dam that supplies the town with its water. It has a picturesque, willow-draped launching ramp and a variety of trees, including willow and gum trees providing an abundance of shade on the beautifully kept lawns. The dam is stocked with carp, barbel, and the rumour of bass and yellow fish keep rod-bearing hopefuls parked around its perimeter....

Free State Fishing Lodges

http://www.sa-venues.com/accommodation/fishinglodges-freestate.php
The Free State offers some excellent fishing opportunities for lovers of nature and the outdoors. Enjoy your favourite past time while holidaying in our beautiful country...

Kommandodrif Fishing Resort

Resort
Basic fishing cottages with all appliances and full self catering kitchens. Natural pool, general dealer shop with liquor, river outlet, front access from all cottages with electricity supply at river front. Best fishing spots and caravans tents...

Malutizicht Lodge

Details
Malutizicht Lodge is an ideal picturesque getaway, centrally situated in the Eastern Free State, midway between the towns of Ficksburg and Fouriesburg on the R26 and within easy distance to Lesotho, Golden Gate and Clarens...

Orange River Tented Camp

Listing
Fishing or Fly fishing at Orange River Tented Camp is great entertainment for the whole family or for the serious fisherman/fly fisherman. Fly fishing for the largemouth and smallmouth yellowfish in the Orange River, is an unforgettable experience. Whether your requirements are only a couple of hours or a whole fishing trip on the Orange River, we will accommodate you!

Royal Coachman

Details
The Royal Coachman lodge offers luxury self-catering accommodation next to a 2.6ha dam well stocked with rainbow and brown trout (river fishing is also available on the property in the Little Caledon)...

Turnberry Lodge

Details
Turnberry Lodge is the perfect accommodation option for those who want to enjoy a relaxing break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday living. Whether you are a golfer, a trout fishing enthusiast, an adrenaline junkie or merely a couch potato, Clarens is the place to be...

4 Day Orange River Fishing Trail

Outfitter
The main focus on this Orange River rafting trail is fishing, fishing and more fishing.Day 1, after a healthy breakfast we pack our boats with all the fishing gear and set out to find that big one we have been dreaming off. Our days will be spent on and off the boats fishing and you will have plenty of time looking for pools and fast moving water...

Orange River Fly Fishing

Outfitter
Orange River Fly Fishing - Plan your fishing safari - This is truly one of the best venues in South Africa for fishing and fly fishing. We specialize in guided fly-fishing trips along the Orange River and Richtersveld area. We focus on and eco friendly fly fishing trip and all our fish is catch and release. Nothing beats the tranquility of the mountains and the meandering Orange River whilst busy on a fly fishing trip...

Present A Fly Outfitters

http://www.presentafly.com
Present A Fly, one of the oldest fly-fishing outfitters in South Africa, was founded in 1997 by two passionate fly fisherman, who saw the need for a specialized fly-fishing outlet in Central South Africa...

Fly Fishing, Yellowfish, Orange River, South Africa, Nymphing - Part 1

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Namaqualand Catfish

U-Tube Video
33kg Giant Orange River Catfish Fishing, Pella & Flowers of Namaqualand - Watch how Arrie caught this 33kg Giant Catfish in the orange River while Catfish Joe Productions put him on the spot. what a fight he had...