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Doorndraai Dam

By Eugene Kruger  Tactics Consultants: Sean Tucker & Christopher Pelser Nestled deep in the valleys of the Waterberg mountains sits a magical dam right in the middel of the Wild Limpopo Bushveld which is home to not only a wide variety of Wildlife but also some giant wild carp. Doorndraai Dam is situated inside the Doorndraai Nature Reserve which is on the Sterk River just outside Mokopane formerly known as Potgietersrus in Limpopo. It was originally built in 1952 to serve as a municipal water reservoir for the surrounding towns. In the late 90’s and early 2000’s there were...

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World Carp Classic SA Qualifier 2019

After a long 5 year break from the World Carp Classic the time came for South Africa to get back on the World Carp Classic qualifier circuit. Early in April 2019 the WCCSA was held at Roodekoppies Dam in North West where 25 of the best Carp Fishing teams competed for the top spot and a place in Team SA who will tour to France in September to tackle the World. The Event was held on a stretch of of the Dam that have never been fished before. This piece of land is owned by the Roodekoppies Nature Reserve...

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Klaserie Dam with Marco Tetteroo

Just before the African Autumn set in we had the absolute pleasure to have our good friend Marco Tetteroo from Nash Benelux over in South Africa for a few days of carp fishing. We decided to take Marco to one of our favorite spots next to the Kruger Park for a proper African Adventure. Klaserie dam was the setting for a 6-day adventure. Both Alex and I had been to Klaserie on previous occasions and every time it was quite difficult for us to get a good size carp. Alex blanked on his last session so we weren’t really...

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South Africa take on the World in Czech Republic

  Every year a number of big international Carp Fishing Tournaments take place in Europe. One of these events is the World Carp Masters where South Africa has been taking part in since its inception in 2014. In 2018 the team headed out to Czech Republic which was to be the new and final venue for this tournament. Lake Orlik was the setting for the epic battle. Teams from all over the world were represented at the 2018 event. SA came out in numbers with 8 teams entering the tournament. As was custom the opening day was filled with...

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Carptoria sessions – Fishing in and around Pretoria

The capital city is not only one of the major diplomatic centres of the world, but also has some very nice carp fishing dams in and around it. In december we visited a few of them just to get some lines in the water and maybe catch a carp of 2. We visited the 3 major dams in the area namely Rietvlei Dam, Roodeplaat Dam and Hartbeespoort Dam. These 3 well known dams surround the capital city and they are home to some amazing fish. I was joined by my good friend Immanuel on all 3 one nighters. First...

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