Fishing in South Africa

Fishing in South Africa
Fishing in South Africa

Bass Fishing in South Africa offers some of the most stunning scenery in the world and also some great bass fishing. With a mild climate, bass have a long growing season and the resident Florida strain largemouth bass in lakes and dams such as Wriggleswade and Elandsjag (now renamed Impofu) can grow very large, a 4.3Kg (9 1/2 lbs) fish is the current lake record.

For some anglers, bass fishing is the way to go. The bass is an intelligent and thus challenging fish, while being hardy too. This makes it a very adaptable fish, to be found far and wide, and partial to a wide variety of bait.

Carp fishing also has its supporters. Like bass, carp were originally imported into South Africa, and offer an excellent challenge.  They also grow to some pretty amazing sizes.  Catch and release is encouraged for both bass and carp fishing

Deep sea fishing:  Deep sea charters are available from beachside towns all along the coastline of South Africa, offering up a wide variety of species for the keen angler!  Almost 15 percent of all known coastal marine species are found on the South African coast.

Big fish that one will encounter along our coastline include barracuda, sailfish and tuna. Take note that permits are required for ocean fishing.

Fly fishing:  South Africa is as a Fly fishing paradise even for those who love to hunt these prize catches!  There is wild trout fishing in the streams, rivers and lakes of the Western Cape, in the Drakensberg range as well as in Mpumalanga Province and Kwazulu-Natal.