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Assessment of Dams in South Africa - Bass fishing IndustryWater Management Agency Limpopo 1 Levubu/Letaba 2 Crocodile West 3 Olifants 4 Inkomati 5 Usutu - Mhlatuze 6 Thukela Upper Vaal Middle Vaal Lower Vaal Mvoti Umzimkulu Mzimvubu Keiskamma Upper Orange Lower Orange Fish Tsitsikamma Gouritz Olifants/Doorn Bree Berg Assessment Questions 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 1 2 3 4 5 Drainage Region (DR) A Limpopo B Olifants C Vaal D Orange E Olifants G Berg H J K L Bree Gourits Tsitsikamma Gamtoos EC FS G KN L LP M NC NW S Provinces Eastern Cape Free State Gauteng Kwa-Zulu Natal Lesotho Limpopo Mpumalanga Northern Cape North West Swaziland

N Sondags Q Groot Vis R Buffalo S Groot Kei T U V W X Mzimvubu Mgeni Tugela Mfolozi Inkomati

WC Western Cape

Key Y N H M L NA YES LMB Largemouth Bass

NO SMB HIGH Y? MEDIUM LOW NO ACCESS

Smallmouth Bass Possible, but Uncertain Dam not found on map

Dam not on DWAF website. Added. No Info on dam

Dams, High Importance to SABAA Dams, Med importance to Bass Dams, low importance

Does the dam have Largemouth Bass or Smallmouth Bass? Is the dam utilised for National events, Divisional Events, Club Events, Money Comps? Is the dam usage for Bass High, medium , low or Not at all? Any comments on the dam. Use the key to answer in the relevant block

Dam Name

River

FSC WMA Mm319

DR

Nearest Town

Prov

LM Bass Y

SM Natnl Divnl Club Bass Venue Circuit Circuit N N N Y

Money Circuit N

Use

Comment Bass present. Used by local anglers. Popular destination for all watersports and fishing. DWAF is currently busy with a rehabilitation program of the dam. Good Bass fishing venue. Small dam in Pretoria and mainly used for recreational fishing. No info Casual bass fishing. Access for outboards unknown. SMB used to be in dam, but not noticed recently? Used extensively by Club fishing and Junior development activities (SA Bassing kids). Popular bass fishing and watersport venue. Bass present, usage unknown.

Ngotwane Dam Hartbeespoort Dam Bon Accord Dam Olifantsnek Dam Rietvlei Dam

Ngotwane River

3

A

Zeerust

NW

L

Krokodil River

186

3

A

Pretoria

NW

Y

N

N

Y

Y

Y

H

Apies River Hex River Hennops River

4 13 12

3 3 3

A A A

Pretoria Rustenburg Pretoria

NW NW NW

Y ? Y

N

N

N

Y

N

M

Y?

N

N

Y

N

M

Buffelspoort Dam

Sterkstroom River Hex River Elands River Buffels Spruit

10

3

A

Rustenburg

NW

Y

N

N

N

Y

Y

H

Bospoort Dam Lindley's Poort Dam (Swartruggens) Warmbad Dam

15 14 0.5

3 3 3

A A A

Rustenburg Swartruggens Warmbad

NW NW NW

Y Y Y

N N N

N N N

N N N

Y N Y

N N N

M L M

Very low fish stocks. Poor fishing. Very small dam. Currently hyacinth making fishing very difficult from a boat as launch sites are closed due to hyacinth problem. Fish caught in the past have been very fat. Many barbel around. Has potential if hyacinth managed. Low Usage for Bass. Used by locals. Bass fishing usage low. Primarily general fishing. Has potential.

Roodeplaat Dam

Pienaars River

41

3

A

Pretoria

NW

Y

N

N

N

Y

Y

M

Kosterrivier Dam Klipvoor Dam

Koster River Pienaars River

12 42

3 3

A A

Koster Borakalalo Reserve

NW NW

Y Y

N N

N N

N N

N Y

N N

L L

Vaalkop Dam Roodekopjes Dam

Elands River Crocodile River

56 102

3 3

A A

Rustenburg Brits

NW NW

Y Y

N N

N N

N Y

Y Y

N Y

M H Good LMB fishery. Severe pollution from Hartebeespoort and mines needs management. Primarily fishing by local anglers.

Marico-Bosveld Dam Klein Maricopoort Dam Kromellenboog Dam Molatedi Dam Sehujwane Dam Madikwe Dam

Groot-Marico River Klein Marico River Klein Marico River Groot-Marico River Sehujane River (Sandsloot) Tholwane River

27

3

A

Zeerust

NW

Y

N

N

N

N

N

M

7 9 200 3.6 ?

3 3 3 3 3

A A A A A

Zeerust Zeerust Zeerust Zeerust Zeerust

NW NW NW NW NW

Y Y? Y

N

N

N

Y

N

L

Primarily fishing by local anglers. Status Unknown. Downstream of Klein Maricopoort dam Located in Madikwe Game Reserve. Used at Club level. No info

N

N

N

Y

N

L

?

Not on DWAF list. Small dam. No info

Mokolo Dam

Mokolo River

145

1

A

Ellisras

LP

Y

N

N

Y

Y

Y

H

Fished regularly by Bass clubs and future venue for Divisionals. Used for money competitions. Good Bass fishing venue used by local bass anglers. No info

Doorndraai Dam Glen Alpine Dam Nzhelele Dam Luphephe Dam Nwanedzi Dam Mutshedzi Dam Albasini Dam Vondo Dam Nandoni Dam

Sterk River Mogalakwena River Nzhelele River Luphephe River Nwanedzi River Mutshedzi River Luvuvhu River Mutshindudi River Levhuvhu River

43 18 51 14 5 2 28 30 150

1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2

A A A A A A A A A

Potgietersrus Rebone Louis Trichardt Louis Trichardt Louis Trichardt Louis Trichardt Louis Trichardt Louis Trichardt Thoyoyandou

LP LP LP LP LP LP LP LP LP

Y ? Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

N

N

N

N

Y

M

N N N N N N N

N N N N N N N

N N N N N N Y?

N N N N N N Y

N N N N N N Y

NA L L L L L M

Bass presence to confirm. Usage status unknown by Bass Anglers. Bass presence to confirm. Usage status unknown by Bass Anglers. Bass presence to confirm. Usage status unknown by Bass Anglers. Bass presence to confirm. Usage status unknown by Bass Anglers. Bass presence to confirm. Usage status unknown by Bass Anglers. Bass presence to confirm. Usage status unknown by Bass Anglers. Used by Bass anglers. Good facilities. Good potential as a Bass dam.

Witbank Dam

Olifants River

104

4

B

Witbank

M

Y

Y?

Y

Y

Y

Y

H

Popular destination for all watersports and bass fishing. Requires serious review of fish stocks and management program. Water pollution a concern. SMB not caught in recent years. Not on DWAF list. Witbank Town Dam with no public access. Good LMB fishing for private access only. Popular destination for all watersports and bass fishing. Requires serious review of fish stocks and management program. SMB presence low. Fished regularly by bass clubs. Popular Watersport venue. Excellent dam, well balanced, popular Bass dam. High fishing pressure but takes pressure well. Good weedbed structure. Popular destination for all fishing. Water quality serious issue. Trophy Bass can be caught. Large dam much plenty structure. Has produced some good catches but inconsistant. Pristine waters and high potential. Safety of anglers a concern. Beware of high winds. No Value to Bass Angling No Value to Bass Angling

Doornpoort Dam

Olifants River Little Olifants River Bronkhorstspruit

?

5

B

Witbank

M

Y

N

N

N

N

N

NA

Middelburg Dam Bronkhorstspruit Dam Rust De Winter Dam

48

4

B

Middelburg

M

Y

Y

N

N

Y

Y

M

57

4

B

Bronkhorstspruit

G

Y

N

N

N

Y

Y

H

Elands River

26

4

B

Rust de Winter

LP

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

H

Loskop Dam Rhenosterkop Dam Tonteldoos Dam Vlugkraal Dam Buffelskloof Dam Flag Boshielo Dam (Arabie) Ohrigstad Dam

Olifants River

361

4

B

Middelburg

M

Y

N

N

Y

Y

Y

H

Elands River

204

4

B

Marble Hall

M

Y

N

N

N

Y

N

L

Tonteldoos River Vlugkraal River Waterval River Olifants River

0 0 5 185

4 4 4 4

B B B B

Roos Senekal Roos Senekal Lydenburg Marble Hall

LP LP M LP Y Y N N N N N N N N N N NA L

Bass present. No motors. Closed to Public Bass present but usage low. Silver Carp invested?? Has good SMB. Controlled by Mpumalanga Parks, No outboard motors allowed therefore under utilised by Bass Anglers. High waterlevel fluctuations. Closed to Public. Very good SMB fishery. Annual Program required to harvest SMB to ensure sustainability of indigeneous fish stocks. Bass present. Used by Speciman anglers for Trophy Carp. No info High altitude dam with trout. Popular destination for bass anglers. Fish stocks low and need review. SMB taking strain with LMB introduction. No info No info No Value to Bass Angling Well known as Bass fishing venue and used extensively at al levels in sport. Popular destination. Fish stocks need review. SMB presence very low.

Ohrigstad River

13

4

B

Ohrigstad