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South Africa Gauteng
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Carp taken at Klipdrift Dam © Vincent Rudman - CV Eco Tours
Gauteng offers the serious Carp hunter the opportunity to test their skill against the best that Mother Nature has to offer. The Province offers the most varied forms of freshwater Angling. There are several Specimen dams in the Johannesburg vicinity, with monster sized Carp being caught on a regular basis. The most commonly frequented dams are all situated within a 100 kilometer radius from the city. Rietvlei dam has been known for its 15 Kilogram plus Carp regularly taken on Boilies. Florida Lake is situated in the middle of the city, with monster 20 Kilogram Carp readily caught by specimen anglers. Donaldson dam is probably the most famous dam in the Johannesburg area, as it appears in most of the Specimen Angling magazines. This dam is famous for the monster Carp that lurk in its murky water, with several Carp of 25 plus Kilogram taken by the serious specimen anglers that frequent this beautiful dam.

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 shallows. Hartebeespoort Dam is situated about 80 Kilometers North of Johannesburg. This beautiful 47 Kilometer dam offers a variety of fishing for all different calibers of anglers. The dam hosts several species of Bream, Carp, Largemouth Bass (American) and some of the biggest Sharp tooth Barbel in the country.

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

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Allensnek - eTackle is a supplier of marine and fishing tackle services and equipment. We pride ourselves with our professional workmanship and excellent after sales service and backup. Our workshop is fully equiped which means no job is too big or too small. We can also collect from or repair at your premises...

Angling Africa

Angling Africa opened for business on the 21 April 1992. The owners and staff wish to turn Angling Africa around not just into a business but a friendship as well, where you can find all the right tackle and advice at the right price. Between OUR STAFF that have a wealth of fishing knowledge that we would be to glad to share as well as improving our knowledge by listening to you...

Bryanston, Johannesburg - Frontier Fly Fishing

Frontier Fly Fishing is the brainchild of two avid fly-fishermen, Dean Riphagen and Tom Lewin. The company was formed in 2002 with the express vision of shaking up the South African fly fishing market and bringing a new generation of fly-shop to the local market. Since 2002 Frontier Fly Fishing has grown into much more than a stand-alone retail fly-shop – it has evolved into three separate businesses comprising a retail (Frontier Fly Fishing), wholesale (Frontier Distribution) and guiding operation. Since 2002 Frontier Fly Fishing’s retail and wholesale operations have grown to become the largest of their kind in South Africa. The company is the sole distributor of almost every major American fly-fishing brand, including Sage, Abel, Simms and Scientific Anglers, to name a few...

Centurion - All Out Angling
All Out Angling started off as Double Deadly Saltwater Anglers in 2007, but changed its name in July 2009 and now occupies shop B1 in Lenchen Centre, Hennops Park, Centurion. Arno de Wet and partner Benjamin Powell owns this saltwater specialist shop and between himself and Marius, the manager, they share many years of saltwater shore angling experience...

Centurion - TZ StriKing

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Highveld, Centurion, Gauteng 0157 - (08) 2492 1328 - Our range consists of dips, sprays, floaties, mallows and ground feed, all the basic bait you will need. Anglers Catch offers you competition grade baits which are highly concentrated and enhanced to cater for the professionals...

Pretoria - Fritz Anglers Paradise - 0123793828 - Market str 1033. Claremont, Pretoria 0082 - Fishing Tackle and reels service by anglers for anglers...

Pretoria - Fishing Pro Shop
Fishing Pro Shop opened for business on the 9th of August 2008. The owners and staff wish to turn The Fishing Pro Shop in a one stop fishing experience where you can find all the right tackle and advice at the right price. Between Charles Stewart, Johan Wessels and Divan Coetzee lies a wealth of fishing knowledge that we would be to glad to share as well as improving our knowledge by listening to you...

Waverley, Pretoria - Henkor

Both our online fishing tackle shop (online angling shop) and our walk-in fishing store (situated in Waverley, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa) supplies a superb selection of freshwater fishing tackle, the Tie-Fast Knot Tyer Tool, fishing rods & reels, the best floating and sinking fishing braid (braided fishing line), fishing accessories and fishing gear suitable for big fish specimen anglers (carp, kurper/bream and barbel/catfish) as well as for the competitive and recreational anglers. We also supply the biggest range of specimen big carp accessories, bait making tools (such as boilie rolling tables and sausage guns), bite alarms & bite alarm sets, fake artificial baits, baiting tools etc. etc. 784 Trumper Street, Waverley, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa S25.70415, E28.26170 - Tel: 012 3320179

Witbank - Gani's Angling World
With the widest range of fishing tackle you do not have to go anywhere else to find the best brands and the best advice at the lowest prices. Ganis Angling World is the only tackle shop in the country which stocks the full range of Shimano and Abu Garcia Rods & Reels. We believe in the power of choice...

Bronkhorstspruit Dam

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Bronkhorstspruit has been a well kept secret amongst Bass anglers in the know. This easily accessible dam is located south of the town of Bronkhorstspruit, approximately 60 km East of Pretoria. Some excellent quality Largemouth Bass have been caught from the dam and it's one of those venues that can produce fish throughout the year.,,

Exclusive Bass Angling

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Exclusive Bass Angling is a private bass fishing venue situted just outside Nigel, Gauteng. The dam offers excellent fishing for any bass enthusiast, with a variety of structure including reeds, grass, small islands with deep drop-offs. Bass ranging from 600g to 5.6kg have been caught, the average weight of fish caught ranges from 1kg to 2.8kg...

Gallery and interactive map of fishing spots around Jo'burg...

Kingfishers Farm
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Kingfishers farm was developed to provide a day venue for the whole family. It is an ideal place to meet up with friends or family to fish, braai/picnic or just laze around the pool. We have provided modern, super clean toilet and shower facilities so that the tranquil outdoors can be enjoyed in comfort, to the fullest...

Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve

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The Northern Reserve is dedicated to boating and fishing. There are planty of camping spots, both with and without electricity. Long drop toilets are scattered throughout the fishing area. Fish for Bass, Carp, Kurper and barbel...

The Quarry

The Quarry, as it is called by all who fish there, is a deep fishing man made lake in Edenvale in Gauteng South Africa. It is in the middle of an industrial park and is a freshwater fishing location. It is a very beautiful and tranquil place with very little litter and if you block your ears you could swear to be in the wilderness.

Vaal River

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The section of the Vaal River (not to be confused with the Vaal Dam), runs from below the Vaal Dam wall for approximately 40 km downstream to the Barrage...

Alberton Angling Club

Andre Smit (Chairman) 083-445-0084 -

D'anglers Tiger Fishing Club

D'anglers Tiger Fishing Club - PO Box 52673 Saxonwold, 2131 - Chairman: Angus Milne (082 413 0017) - Club Secretary: Chris Steel (082 330 5151) - email:

Dolphin Angling Club

Tel (011) 784-3961 - 083 303 0711 - - Dolphin angling Club has been in existence for over 10 years and are always looking for new members to join. We go away every month and is normally the second weekend. social fishing club...

East Rand Boat Fishing Club
ERBFC was founded in 1989 and caters for two facets of angling - Salt Water Deep Sea and Light Tackle Boat Fresh Water. As the name suggestes we are based on the East Rand, with our club house at the CR Swart Dam in Benoni...

Gauteng North Carp Angling

Gauteng South Police Freshwater Angling Club

Our club was formed in the early 1960's. Previously only reserved to active police men and women. In the early 1990's Supt J.P Kleynhans was selected as our Chairman. New things started to happen and the club was opened to all members of the public. In 1998 the club was crowned as Central Gauteng league champions. Currently our total active anglers are 54, consisting of 37 senior, 6 women, 6 junior and 5 novice anglers. Our club covers the whole of the East Rand and we have our club house at the Mechanical School in Benoni. We have a monthly meeting on the first Thursday of each month. You can contact Steve Mynhardt at

Goue Wes Ligte Gerei Hengelklub

Posbus 4118, Helikonpark, Randfontein 1771 - TEL: 082 348 6326 - Voorsitter: Mike Reid

Guinjata Sports Fishing Club

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Lynette Adams - P O Box 131692, Northmead, Benoni 1511 - - tel/fax 011-4252052

Inland Sharks Shore Angling Club

The Inland Sharks Angling Club was established during 1998 in Centurion, Pretoria, under affiliation of the Gauteng North Shore Angling Union - Secretary: Jacques Smith: 082 853 1198 -

P.R.A.S. Angling Club

Die Klub is die seisoen 72 Jaar oud and is ook een van die grootstes in Pretoria. Die klub se A-Span was die seisoen wenners vir 2002/2003, en die C-Span 3de vir die 2002/2003 seisoen. President is Willie Fourie 072 600 7041 - Sekretaris is Biel Landsberg 083 304 7330 - Tesourier is Riaan du Plessis 083 234 2518 -

Pisces Hengelklub

President: Francois Mynhardt ( 0824989834) - Vise President: Lappies Labuschagne - Sekretaris: Hannes van Wyk (0827728596)

Primrose Angling Club

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Primrose angling club was established in the mid 1960's. Our club chairman is currently Glen Ford and the Vice Chairman is Mike Rossouw. The club consists of about 60 members including seniors, ladies and juniors. We compete in the Gauteng Angling Union...

Protea- Alberton Hengelklub geleë in Alberton op die Oos Rand. Die klub bestaan reeds 34 jaar en is gerig op die gesin/ sosiale hengelaar. Daar is ook van tyd tot tyd gesinsaktiwiteite wat deur die klub aangebied word vir sy lede. Daar is tans 48 aktiewe (totale klub) lede in die klub. Vir enige verdere detail skakel gerus vir Piet Bardone (sekretaris) by tel no (011) 907 - 5201.

Transvaal Ski Boat Deep Sea Fishing Club

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TSC Deep Sea Fishing Club

TSC is one of the longest standing deep sea fishing clubs in South Africa. Established in 1959, the club boasts more than 100 members, all of whom share one thing in common – a passion for the sport of deep sea fishing. This camaraderie has built deep friendships over the years, and through generations. We have seasoned anglers and beginners, casual hobbyists and professional competitors, not to mention the number of ladies and junior anglers who make up our ranks. We pride ourselves on our family oriented club and the sportsmanship we uphold....

Westrand Hengel Klub

Ons klub is nou 12 maande oud en is gelee in Krugersdorp.Ons klub bestaan uit 12 seniors,6 dames en juniors.Ons is meer gerig op die gesin.Ons vang net van die oewer af. Contact Details: Piet Byliefeldt Voorsitter Tel: ( 011 ) 660 6455 Huis ( 011 ) 693 3551 Werk - Peet Greyling - Reklame beampte

Gauteng Fishing Lodges

Gauteng for Fishing Enthusiasts - Fishing Lodges and Trout Farms which provide accommodation for the fishing enthusiast (ranging from comfortable to luxury), in Gauteng...

Kloofzicht Lodge
Nestled at the foothills of the Zwartkops Mountains in the Cradle of Humankind, Kloofzicht Lodge is the essence of tranquility and ultimate luxury, a comfortable 40 minute drive from both Johannesburg and Pretoria. Kloofzicht Lodge overlooks and is built around six dams, individually stocked for excellent Bass and fly-fishing, not to mention superb river fishing...

Bass Equaliser Tournament Trail

BETT (Bass Equaliser Tournament Trail) began in 2005. The idea behind the competition, was to introduce a professionally organised and executed tournament circuit. It was to be managed by anglers with both national and international experience, which would be governed by a set of rules...

Dimalachite Caravan Park
...30 Stands are directly on the riverside from where fishing can be done. (bring a net with long handle). 10 Stands are on the riverfront, but isn’t suitable for fishing and 20 stands are in the second row...

Gauteng Fishing Lodges
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Tapimanzi Adventures
The North coast of KwaZulu Natal boasts excellent big game fishing including: yellow fin tuna, skip jack tuna, dorado (dolphin fish), wahoo, bonito, couta or natal snoek, sailfish, shark and the elusive marlin are also boated during the seasons...

Freshwater Angling
I'm a fresh water angler and started fishing at an early age. I like the outdoors, camping and nature...

Gauteng Bass Fishing
Gauteng is a small province, the smallest in South Africa in fact, but is also densly populated, Bass fishing venues are therefore not very abundant...

Gauteng kayak fishing clinic


Magalies Meander

The magalies fly-fishing special is an opportunity for people to try their hand at fly-fishing. The fly-fishing special includes an introductory clinic that covers the basic techniques of fly-fishing in a fun, simple yet effective way. We provide the equipment if you do not have your own.

Dirty Boots

The Southern African adventure and eco-friendly fly fishing specialist, we offer both introductory fly fishing clinics and guided yellow fish clinics on the Vaal River, Magalies River and Sterkfontein Dam.....