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    Default Where to go fishing (Pretoria area)

    So, I am getting ready for a new adventure. To try my hand @ fishing with my son
    I,m was never into fishing, nor even did I eat fish before a week ago ( hake ), on the other hand my son loves eating fish, and he has been for a long time longing to go fishing
    We would have gone the week after hunting, but the weather did not play along, so I recon if the weather change we will go
    So, the son got what he wanted in terms of fishing gear, ( ...s%$#t..... these things are expensive - anyway, seems like good / quality gear Rod , real etc ) )
    Anyway, we are looking for a place in or around Pretoria to take him and his cousin ( his cousin knows how to fish, and will show him the ropes ). I recon I will sit with a dop and tjop while they fish
    I have heard from some guys that they do not normally eat the fish that they catch in the dams / rivers (only fish caught in the sea are apparently taken home), otherwise it is thrown back into the dam / river
    Is this what they call “catch and release? “
    Anyway, the idea is to let him ( my son ) catch a fish and at least eat some ( after cooking / frying / braaiing ), but the guys I spoke to said things from
    - Muddy taste
    - Dirty water
    - Etc

    Anyway, can anyone perhaps recommend a place where we can go and try this fishing thing?
    Preferable in and around Pretoria, (Radius +- 100 km)
    O yes, and of course, where the fish is edible

    Appreciate in advance
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    Neef
    Last edited by Neef; 23-07-2014 at 14:49.

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    Default Re: Where to go fishing (Pretoria area)

    Rietfontein Dam
    Rust De Winter --lekker bass fishing and Renosterkop---also lekker Bass
    Roodeplaat Dam big Barbel and also Bass

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    Default Re: Where to go fishing (Pretoria area)

    Neef , the clean dams like Rust De Winter...super clean water...the bass taste lekker, specially if you put it in a smoker!! Rietfontein, Roodeplaat are a bit iffie, mainly "pap gooing" there

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    Default Re: Where to go fishing (Pretoria area)

    Quote Originally Posted by Desert Rat View Post
    Rietfontein Dam
    Rust De Winter --lekker bass fishing and Renosterkop---also lekker Bass
    Roodeplaat Dam big Barbel and also Bass
    Thanks Roodeplaat is close to home, but how is the fish there ( edibale )?

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    Default Re: Where to go fishing (Pretoria area)

    Quote Originally Posted by Knoffel View Post
    Thanks Knoffel

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    Default Re: Where to go fishing (Pretoria area)

    Quote Originally Posted by Desert Rat View Post
    Neef , the clean dams like Rust De Winter...super clean water...the bass taste lekker, specially if you put it in a smoker!! Rietfontein, Roodeplaat are a bit iffie, mainly "pap gooing" there
    I will look at Rust de Winter thanks, will google tonight

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    Default Re: Where to go fishing (Pretoria area)

    Quote Originally Posted by Desert Rat View Post
    Neef , the clean dams like Rust De Winter...super clean water...the bass taste lekker, specially if you put it in a smoker!! Rietfontein, Roodeplaat are a bit iffie, mainly "pap gooing" there
    Thanks Desert Rat, i've also been looking at a place to go bass fishing around PTA. I will give Rust De Winter a shot as well.

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    Default Re: Where to go fishing (Pretoria area)

    Some of the dams referred to here have crocs and Hippo

    Just be aware

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    Default Re: Where to go fishing (Pretoria area)

    Neef, this won't fall into the 100km radius.. but take the N1. When you reach Stellenbosch give me a call. Yellowtail is up big time at Dassen Eiland

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