Here are some of our PBs for various species of fish. We realise there are more species available in our waters but we listed the ones we have a realistic chance of catching 🙂

Empty lines obviously mean we have never caught that type of fish (sometimes never even seen one). That is something we’ll remedy in due time…

Fish Angler Size (kg) When Where Proof
(Clarias Gariepinus)
   4.5  2017-02-10  Goosebay Canyon – Vaal River barbel
    7.0 2016-02-28  Klein Paradys – Brits massive barbel
Bass (largemouth)
(Micropterus salmoides




Beacon Vlei

Rietvlei Dam

massive monster bassrietvlei dam bass
    3.0 2016-08-09 Rietvlei Dam  
Bass (smallmouth)
(Micropterus dolomieu)
  0.8 2018-01-27 Shiyalongubo Dam – Barberton  biggest smallmouth bass
    0.5 2018-01-27 Shiyalongubo Dam- Barberton  
Carp (common)
(Cyprinus carpio)
  7.5 2016-02-27 Klein Paradys – Brits  big carp
    9.0 2018-02-10  La Retraite – Vaal River massive carp
Carp (grass)
(Ctenopharyngodon idella)
   5.0  2016-08-27  Fisherman’s Hangout – Vaal Dam grass carp
     2.0  2016-08-27   Fisherman’s Hangout – Vaal Dam  
Carp (mirror)
(Cyprinus carpio carpio
   3.5  2018-09-21 The Boathouse – Boskop Dam boathouse boskop dam mirror carp
     6.0  2016-12-30  Baja Dam – Bronkhorstspruit Dam mirror carp baja bronkhorstspruit dam
(Labeo umbratus)
(Labeo capensis)
   1.5  2018-02-11  La Retraite – Vaal River average mudfish
     1.0  2017-05-30  Inloop – Vaal Dam  
Kurper (blue)
(Oreochromis mossambicus)
   0.4  2017-01-15  Hengelaarsvriend – Roodeplaat Dam blue kurper
     0.5  2017-11-15  Fish Eagle’s Lair – Albert Falls Dam albert falls dam blue kurper
Kurper (canary)
(Chetia flaviventris)
Kurper (redbreasted)
(Coptodon rendalli)
Kurper (vlei)
(Tilapia sparrmanii)
(Hydrocynus vittatus)
     0.3  2019-04-20  Komati River komati river tiger fishing only catch
Trout (brown)
(Salmo trutta)
Trout (rainbow)
(Oncorhynchus mykiss)
     1.5  2018-11-17  Thatcher’s Rest – Nov 2018 thatchers rest only trout
Yellowfish (largemouth)
(Labeobarbus kimberleyensis)
Yellowfish (smallmouth)
(Labeobarbus aeneus
   2.5  2017-02-10  Goosebay Canyon – Vaal River smallmouth yellowfish
     1.5  2018-06-09  Oppiwalle – Vaal River oppiwalle vaal river nice yellowfish

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Wayne

    Really appreciate the reviews! Its always difficult finding nice spots without any first hand knowledge. I am always looking for weekend spots. Thanks again

    1. Martin Ferreira

      Thanks a lot Wayne! I hope you also got our emails replying to you about the fishing spots near JHB…

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