Who are we?

We’re a couple who have become passionate anglers over the last couple of years. Martin always loved fishing but I had to first accidentally catch a fish to really get bitten and since that day we’ve been fishing non-stop.

We stay in Centurion, South Africa and our “local” is Rietvlei Dam where we do most of our fishing. But we are constantly travelling all over South Africa looking for new fishing spots and adventures.

We try to practice catch-and-release whenever we can and we take fish-care and conservation very seriously.

What’s this site about?

Fishing and travel, and that’s all. We love seeing new places all around our beautiful country and this website serves as a light-hearted record of our fishing expeditions.

We’ll also include maps to fishing spots and useful information we’ve discovered over the years that have helped us. Hopefully among all the information we’ll keep adding here you will find something useful when planning your next fishing trip.

 

What do we catch?

We mostly catch bass wherever we go. And we also really love papgooi (not quite at specimen level yet) which then includes carp, yellowfish, barbel, mudfish, moggel etc.

Otherwise we flyfish as well, mainly for trout but sometimes for yellowfish in rivers. When we do get to the ocean we try rock & surf but with very limited success so far. That’s a skill we’ll cultivate over time.
Have a look at our current PBs

Why do we do this?

It’s all free of course, we are not trying to sell anything, we do it because we enjoy sharing and promoting the sport of fishing in a sustainable way. There are ads on the site but we’ve limited them mostly so it doesn’t impede on the content.

What can you do?

So please feel free to interact and give us advice, we welcome any comments etc., we need all the help we can get…

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Alf Downward

    I have loved fishing my whole life but have only recently had the opportunity to go fishing. I grew up in Durban and spent my youth fishing on the Natal South Coast.
    Your articles have given me new inspiration and are well written and very interesting.
    What is the pollution situation further down from Parys?
    We went to a Place called Dalamite

    1. Martin Ferreira

      Hi Alf,

      Wow, thanks a bunch, that means a lot! I’m really glad you enjoy the content, that’s why we do this 🙂

      The pollution all around Parys and the whole of the Vaal River (from Standerton) will always be a problem. But in general it’s fine, we only had that one really bad experience in 2018 when there were tons of dead fish being removed. Since then we’ve been to many different venues and we always have a good time. There are dozens of white water rafters who go down the river from Parys every weekend and they all survive so it shouldn’t deter you from fishing.

      That doesn’t mean we should be ok with it, we should fight it, but it feels like your fighting a losing battle 🙁

      Anyway, we haven’t been to Dimalachite but often drive past there to our other venues. It looks really nice though, we’ll probably visit them at some point.

      Enjoy the fishing! And let us know if you have any info that we can add to the site.

      Regards
      Linky

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