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South Africa Kwazulu Natal
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Kob taken at Mapelane © Vincent Rudman - CV Eco Tours

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 Fatfisherman.com.

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, Fatbirder.com 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 Fatfisherman.com the first point of reference for anyone who wants to go fishing anywhere in the world!

Durban - Kingfisher

Website
53 Hunter Street, Durban 4001 - Tel (031) 368-3903 - Fax (031) 368-4137 - Email: Kingfish@iafrica.com - Exclusive distributors of top brands of imported fishing tackle to speciality tackle dealers throughout Southern Africa and Namibia. We welcome local and international trade enquiries...

Durban - Swissroll Fishing Charters

http://www.swissroll.co.za
The boat is owned and skippered by Ralph Nussbaumer, and his experienced crew. They will be on hand to assist all newcomers to the sport of fishing. All the latest fishing tackle, reels and bait will be provided....

Goya Trading

http://www.goya.co.za
Established in 2005, Goya Trading finds pride in supplying Africa's most passionate freshwater and saltwater sportfisherman with world class tackle and accesories from some of the most recognized manufactures on the international sport fishing market. We have been gearing up Africa's champion anglers for over four years and in 2010 will continue to supply the fisherman in Southern Africa...

Nottingham Road - The Flyfishing And Birding Shop

http://www.fly-angling.com
The Junction Complex, P.O. Box 260, Nottingham Road, KwaZulu-Natal 3280 - 27 (0)33 266 6980 - flyfishing@fly-angling.com Welcome to one of the nicest flyfishing shops around. The Flyfishing and Birding Shop in Nottingham Road Kwazulu Natal are the largest stockists of the finest flies and fishing equipment in the Drakensberg Midlands Meander, we also provide many different activities and services such as flyfishing clinics, equipment hire, accommodation and guided fishing tours in various waters including the majestic Bushmans River. Click on our Activities link to read more about these...

Pietermaritzburg - Fishing tackle online

http://www.fishingtackle.co.za
We're all about fishing tackle. If you can fish with it, we are going to have it in our range of products. We are enthusiate anglers and believe that there is a desparate need for a good online fishing tackle and fishing equipment supplier in South Africa...

Pinetown - Murchisons Fishing Tackle & Bait

http://mfish.yolasite.com
Shop G05, Charter House, 75 Crompton Street, Pinetown 3610 - 031 - 701 6569 - Your 1 Stop Tackle Shop. Stockists of quality fresh and salt water fishing tackle and bait...

Richards Bay - Fish Zone

http://www.fishzone.co.za
Fish Zone - Shop 1 Blue seven Centre, 6 Davidson Lane, Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Nata 3901 - (03) 5753 4610 - Fish Zone is your one stop fishing tackle shop in South-Africa. If you are any type of fishing enthusiast, then make use of our fishing technology for hassle-free, fishing gear Purchases. We have been supplying quality fishing rods, reels, lures and bait to all our customers and will do the same for you thanks to our first hand fishing experience...

St Lucia Estuary - Raggie Tackle

Raggie Tackle St. Lucia - 16 McKenzie Street, St Lucia Estuary, KwaZulu-Nata 3936 - 27 35 590 1656

Albert Falls

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Albert Falls ranks as one of the top Bass fishing waters in South Africa, it's proximity to Pietermaritzburg and Durban make it an easily accessible and popular venue...

Bivane Dam

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Bivane Dam is a 700 hectare impoundment in the quiet and remote hills of Northern Kwazulu Natal. The dam has become a Bass fishing destination of note since 2005 as more and more Bass anglers have "discovered" this little know gem of a lake which must rate as one of South Africa's most scenic Bass fishing waters...

Craigie Burn Dam

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Craigie Burn is one of the few dams in Kwazulu Natal with a healthy population of Smallmouth Bass although Largemouth are more common. While fish of up to 3 KG have been caught, around a kilo is more likely...

Goedertrouw Dam (Phobane Lake)

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Goedertrouw Dam (now called Phobane Lake) is a lake of some repute amongst Bass anglers. The one time SA Largemouth Bass record of 4.575kg, caught in 1985 stood for 7 years before being beaten in 1992 with a bass of 4.81kgs. In recent years attention has shifted to the Southern parts of KZN, today most anglers have all but forgotten about the lake, this is perhaps a good thing for those who take the time to travel to this somewhat remote but massive impoundment. It's not an easy dam to fish, more often than not the water is muddy to slightly muddy...

Inanda Dam

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Inanda Dam is located on the lower Umgeni River in the beautiful Valley of 1000 Hills. The dam is only 30 km from Durban, making it an ideal and popular Bass fishing destination for residents of that coastal city...

Midmar Dam

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Midmar Dam lies North West of Pietermaritzburg and South West of Albert Falls Dam. The dam is very popular with water sports enthusiasts, some Bass anglers avoid it for this reason but for those willing to brave the jet skis and water skiers the Bassing can be rewarding. It must be emphasised though that fishing this lake is not easy due to the large number of leisure boats...

Pongola Dam

http://www.pongolagamereserve.co.za
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Few exclusive yet affordable private getaways combine the scenic variety of bushveld, mountains, major water bodies and a range of leisure activities that make the best of all the natural features. This combination, an abundance of space and the results of a "light footprint" development philosophy are key ingredients of the special experience offered by Pongola Game Reserve in northern KwaZulu Natal...

Challengers Angling Club

Challengers Angling Club - 40 Boundary Road, 2940 Newcastle KZN ZA

Durban Flytyers

http://www.durbanflytyers.co.za
We are a group of fly fishermen, who share a common interest in the art of fly tying. The aim of our club is to give its members a forum to discuss and demonstrate, all forms and techniques of this age old art. We don't limit ourselves to any particular style of tying or patterns, and encourage members to try their hand at other forms of tying, including Saltwater and bass etc. Who can deny that catching a fish on a fly you created yourself, has to be the pinnacle of success in the sport we all love fly fishing...

Kwambonambi Angling Club

The members of Kwambonambi Angling Club are avid sportsmen and women committed to their chosen sports discipline of Rock and Surf Angling...

Natal Coastal Anglers Union

http://www.kzncau.co.za
N.C.A.U. Contact Details: P.O. Box 1118 DURBAN 4000 - TEL: +27 031 700 2837 - FAX: +27 031 700 1899 - email :secretary@ncau.co.za

Nomads Game Fish Club

http://www.nomadsfishing.co.za
When the club was formed in the early ‘60’s, it was obvious that being inland based was going to mean a considerable amount of traveling to get to those idyllic locations along the picturesque Indian Ocean. Thus was borne our name – Nomads. To this day, with some 375 members, we live up to the ideals of those early pioneers by fishing hot spots from the KZN south coast up to and beyond such places as Ponto ‘do Ouro and Zavora in Mozambique...

Pietermaritzburg Angling Club

Welcome to the all new Pietermaritzburg Angling Club website. This website has been designed to be interactive, in other words, we want you the angler to participate as much as possible. PMBAC club members are encouraged to please register in order to gain access to restricted areas of the site...

Sodwana Hengelklub

http://www.sodwanahengelklub.co.za
Mev Ina Vd Berg - Secretary: 034 4132256

KwaZulu Natal Fishing Lodges

http://www.sa-venues.com/accommodation/fishinglodges-kwazulunatal.php
Interactive list of Lodges...

Msinsi Resorts

http://www.msinsi.co.za
Msinsi Resorts and Game Reserves offer you the African bush right on your doorstep. Only a half-hour's drive from both Durban and Pietermaritzburg you will find tranquil settings for picnics, trails, game viewing, boating and fishing, and awesome rock climbing...

Pongola Game Reserve

http://www.pongolagamereserve.co.za
Few exclusive yet affordable private getaways combine the scenic variety of bushveld, mountains, major water bodies and a range of leisure activities that make the best of all the natural features. This combination, an abundance of space and the results of a "light footprint" development philosophy are key ingredients of the special experience offered by Pongola Game Reserve in northern KwaZulu Natal...

Shayamanzi Houseboat

http://www.shayamanzi.co.za
On board Shayamanzi Houseboat, soak up the stunning scenery of the Lebombo Mountains and Pongola Game Reserve. Enjoy calm serenity on the water or the thrill of Tiger fishing!

Shayamoya Game & Fishing Lodge

Hotel Details
Shayamoya Game & Fishing Lodge offers guests 4-star accommodation in KwaZulu-Natal in comfortable chalets each with its own private balcony. The chalets are fitted with en-suite bathrooms and a enclosed outdoor shower. This KwaZulu-Natal game lodge is ideal for honeymoon couples and boast 2 honeymoon / premium chalets...

Shayamoya Lodge

http://www.shayamoya.co.za
A truly unique lodge in Northern KwaZulu Natal where the view from the spectacular setting is particularly breathtaking as you gaze out onto Lake Jozini, the Lebombo Mountains and the Pongola Game Reserves. Privately owned and managed by the Blevin family who have lived in the area for many years, Shayamoya exudes a warm and friendly atmosphere...

Inanda Bass Classic

http://www.inandabassclassic.co.za
The thirteenth Inanda Bass Classic held on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of April is over. With 230 anglers and 117 boats attended this event. Good weather was had with strong winds the 117 boats came under starters’ orders with anglers eagerly anticipating a good day of fishing...

Mapelane Reserve

http://www.sa-venues.com/game-reserves/kzn_mapelane.htm
The warm waters in the Mapelane Reserve are excellent for ski boating and surf fishing...

Cape Vidal or St. Lucia - St. Lucia Deep Sea Fishing Charters

http://www.fishingstlucia.com
St. Lucia is located on the East Coast Of South Africa About 2 and half hours drive from DURBAN and around 7 and half hours drive from JOHANNESBURG in the heart of the ISIMANGALISO WETLAND PARK. Cape Vidal is a short drive from St. Lucia. St. Lucia is surrounded by the estuary on the one side and the warm tropical waters of the Indian Ocean on the other. These waters are home to a variety of pelagic fish...

Duran - Hakuna Matata Charters

http://www.hmcharters.co.za
Hakuna Matata Charters is based in Durban, South Africa and is proud to be the leading charter boat company. We boast two of the most luxurious 58 foot catamarans, ‘My Girl’ and ‘My Girl Too’...

Durban - Lynski

http://www.lynski.com
Since Lynski charters, one of South Africa's most famous Game And Reef fishing boats, was born 15 years ago,our popularity in fishing charter's has been attributed to giving the customer what he wants, not, what we think, he should have...

Durban - Nikao Fishing Adventures

http://www.fishingadventures.co.za
One of Durban’s most popular Charter Fishing boats, moored at Wilson’s Wharf in Durban Harbour. Durban is the largest city in Kwa Zulu Natal (KZN) on the East Coast of South Africa, which also boasts the largest port in Africa...

Plettenberg Bay - Enrico's Fishing Charters

http://www.enricosfishing.co.za
When it comes to fish, we do it all... From the catch on our charter boat, to the pan in the kitchen at Ristorante Enrico...

Shelly Beach - Awesome Charters

http://www.awesomecharters.co.za
Deepsea Fishing Trips & Ocean Excursions - Come join us for an AWESOME day at sea. We might even spot some dolphins and whales...

Shelly Beach - Mighty Charters

http://www.mightycharters.com
MightyCharters is a deep sea fishing charter company operating from Shelley Beach/Margate on the South African south coast. Protea reef provides excellent fishing opportunities and is situated 7km from Shelley Beach, which provides for a fast trip to some of the best fishing waters in the world...

St Lucia - Asterix Fishing Charter

http://www.asterixcharter.com
Asterix Fishing Charters have been fishing at St Lucia for the past 25 years. Our charter bussiness has been operational for the past 14 years. We also do upmarket self catering accommodation in 3 different houses. Our mission is to make your trip safe, enjoyable, memorable and to provide you with a good chance to catch that Big one. Billfish Fishing Charter St Lucia...

St Lucia - Maverick Fishing Charters

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With Maverick Fishing Charters, realising your fishing dreams, is our our goal. Whether you are an experienced angler or just looking for a fishing adventure, you are sure to find fun and fish with us...

Umhlanga - Casea Charters

http://www.caseacharters.co.za
Casea Charters is a family run deep sea fishing charter operating from Umhlanga, just 15 minutes north of Durban, South Africa. We pride ourselves on our high standard of professional service and aim to offer every client a memorable and exciting fishing experience...

Fish-On-Safaris

http://www.fishonsafaris.com
Fish-On-Safaris offers all its guests a safe, secure African experience under the personal supervision of an experienced Zambezi guide. These fishing excursions are offered ten months of the year (June and July are excluded). Those wanting to take the challenge of the Zambezi Tiger should look to the spring season – September, October and November...

Nikao Fishing Adventures

http://www.fishingadventures.co.za
Nikao Fishing Adventures is a Mobile Sport Fishing Charter Boat and Fishing Guide service based in Durban and operating at many destinations around Kwa Zulu Natal South Africa. The service is for those anglers who are seeking an Exclusive Fishing Adventure with Personal Attention on a well appointed ski-boat fitted with top class equipment and tackle complete with guiding from a professional specialised angler...

Sangena Tours

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Ekupheleni - Mapelane - Jolly Rubino - Once on the beach we will not be allowed to drive up and down as we please, so we will take a slow drive to the Jolly Rubino, and perhaps stop at some rock pools or good fishing spots...

Shayamoya Tiger Fishing and Game Lodge

http://www.shayamoya.co.za
A truly unique lodge in Northern KwaZulu Natal where the view from the spectacular setting is particularly breathtaking as you gaze out onto Lake Jozini, the Lebombo Mountains and the Pongola Game Reserves. Privately owned and managed by the Blevin family who have lived in the area for many years, Shayamoya exudes a warm and friendly atmosphere...

The Kingfisher

Reports
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Baha Fly Fishing

Facebook Page
The Baha Boy's fly fishing page is now officially up and running. So start submitting those catch reports now. The fantastic thing is that, from these catch reports, statistics on species, locations and flies are generated, thereby giving you a mountain of information on how to fish a venue and target a species...

Kwazulu Natal Bass Fishing

http://www.gobassing.com/display.php?Countries+South-Africa+Kwazulu-Natal
The province of Kwazulu Natal (KZN) offers some of the best Largemouth Bass fishing in South Africa. Most of the province is low lying, with a fairly hot climate providing a long growing period for Bass, the resident Florida strain and Northern strain hybrids can grow very large as a result...

KZN Fishing

http://www.kznfishing.co.za
Your guide to fishing KZN...

Mapelane Fishing - Barry ML

http://www.pbase.com/barryml/mapelane_fishing
Images of fishing at Mapelane... Mapelane is situated on the south bank of the Mfolozi river mouth in just South of the Lake St. Lucia estuary, the reserve is very popular with fishermen, for fish, crayfish, oysters and mussels. The road to the reserve is 40km long, sandy and not suited to saloon cars. The topography includes dune forest (the camp is backed by the gigantic Mjakaja dune), floodplain flora and swamp forest. Wildlife Small buck, monkeys, mongoose and red squirrels occur in the forest and hippos and crocodiles are found at the water's edge...