VENUES

Public Venues

Rietvlei Dam

Rietvlei Dam

By Jan Louis Vewas Rietvlei Dam is one of the biggest water reservoirs in Gauteng supplying most of Pretoria with water. The dam was built in 1932 and extended in the 1980's to its current size it...

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Coronation Dam

Coronation Dam

By Frandre van der Westhuizen and Ian Beneke   In the West Rand sits a very special park lake that have made many carp anglers' dreams come true. Dreams of big leathery mirrors and hard...

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Wemmer Pan

Wemmer Pan

By Jan Louis VewasOne of Gauteng's true urban waters seeing the skyscrapers light up the night all around you. Unfortunately in 2020 there was a devastating sewerage spill at Wemmer Pan. Anthony...

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Struben Dam

Struben Dam

By Brandon Hill - Before we begin, I must say I have a deep love for Struben dam so my opinion may be slightly biased. THE DAM It is the dam where I learnt to ‘specimen’ and even though it is only a...

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Lock Nest

Lock Nest

Just outside of Pretoria lies a secret little dam called Lock Nest - with some pretty noticeable size carp hidden in its depths. THE DAM The dam is about the size of 2 Rugby Fields - possibly 3ha...

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Buffelspoort Dam

Buffelspoort Dam

Between Rustenburg and Hartebeespoort Dam lies one of the Big Fish Wild waters of South Africa. Buffelspoort Dam is well known for its clean water which hold huge bass and giant Carp in its depths....

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Tzaneen Dam

Tzaneen Dam

By Dylan Richter Wild waters, a term that often comes up around a camp fire amongst a couple of friends. Whilst we may argue amongst ourselves on which wild water is better than which, at the end of...

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Private Venues

Aqua Paradiso

Aqua Paradiso

By Eugene Kruger Tucked away in the middel of the city lies this oasis of a dam - probably the most beautiful Carp dam in all of South Africa. The Dam used to be a quarry in the 70s and now has a...

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Laurentia Lakes

Laurentia Lakes

By Eugene KrugerLaurentia Lakes is one of those special venues in South Africa where you are surrounded by forest and mountains and underneath the water lurks some amazing carp. The dam used to be...

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Kwaggahoek Dam

Kwaggahoek Dam

By Neville Barnard Kwaggashoek Lake is situated about 40km outside Mokgopong (Naboomspruit) on the foothills of the Waterberg Mountains.  The dam is used as a farming irrigation dam that...

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Lapa Specimen Camp

Lapa Specimen Camp

LAPA SPECIMEN CAMP, PRETORIA EAST Imagine a lake surrounded by nature, with beautiful green scenery, clear blue water, islands, snags and reed beds. Imagine comfortable swims with power, shade, and...

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Carp Haven

Carp Haven

By Luigi Gamberini Carp Haven also known as Bass O’ Mania of old is a private specimen angling venue nestled neatly between farm lands and plantations just north of Bronkhorstspruit. This venue is a...

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