POPULAR FISHING VENUES IN THE SABIE AREA

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ANGLING LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

ALL ANGLERS REQUIRE A PROVINCIAL ANGLING LICENSE, AS WELL AS WRITTEN LAND OWNER PERMISSION
(PERMITS, GATE FEE, ETC) WHEN ENTERING PRIVATE PROPERTY.

 

DA GAMA DAM

Managed by the Forest Sailing Club. No power boats, only electric trolling motors.

TARGET SPECIES: Largemouth bass.
PERMITS: Provincial angling license, entrance fee, boat launch fee.
FACILITIES: Camping and picnic facilities. Toilets.
RECOMMENDED TACKLE: Artificial lure and fly-fishing.
GETTING THERE: From Sabie head towards Whiteriver via R537. Turn left at Swartfontein turn off (+/- 4km’s dirt road) and continue straight alongside Klipkopje Dam until reaching Hazyview/Whiteriver T- junction. Turn left to Hazyview. Dagama Dam is situated approximately 5km’s on the right.

DRIE KOPPIES DAM

In recent years this has become a popular venue for anglers targeting very big bass.

TARGET SPECIES: Bass, bream, barbel.
PERMITS: Provincial angling license. Boat launch fee payable. Managed by water affairs.
FACILITIES: Boat launch area. Basic picnic facilities.
RECOMMENDED TACKLE: Bait, artificial lure and fly-fishing.
GETTING THERE: From Sabie head towards Nelspruit. From Nelspruit follow N4 to Malelane. Past Malelane turn right onto R570 towards Jeppes Reef. Before Jeppes Reef on reaching the Boxer/Caltex business Centre, ignore the left turn to Driekoppies Village and continue straight. Take the next left turn to Driekoppies Dam (water affairs).

INJAKA DAM

Large dam with a lot of structure and submerged timber providing good habitat for large mouth bass. Limited bank angling.

TARGET SPECIES: Bass, bream, barbel.
PERMITS: Provincial angling license. Managed by water affairs. Prior arrangement is advised for gate access.
FACILITIES: Boat launch area.
RECOMMENDED TACKLE: Bait, artificial lure and fly-fishing.
GETTING THERE: From Sabie head towards Graskop on the R532. At Graskop turn right and continue down Kowyns Pass and head towards Bushbuckridge. At the four way stop before Injaka Dam Bridge, turn right. Main gate is +/- 4 km’s on the left.

KLASERIE DAM

TARGET SPECIES: Carp, bream, barbel.
PERMITS: Entrance fee and boat launching fee.
FACILITIES: Basic camping and toilet facilities.
RECOMMENDED TACKLE: Bait, artificial lure and fly-fishing.
GETTING THERE: From Sabie head towards Graskop. At Graskop turn right and continue down Kowyns Pass and through Bushbuck Ridge. Turn right to Hoedspruit. After approx. 2km, turn right onto the Guernsey road. Pass through the access gate. Continue straight for +/- 3 km’s. Turn right at Klaserie Dam turn off.

KLIPKOPJE DAM

Klipkopje holds a healthy bass population and is suitable for both bank and boat angling.

TARGET SPECIES: Bass, bream and carp
PERMITS: Provincial angling license, entrance fee and boat launching fees. Managed by LABA (Lowveld angling &boating Association).
FACILITIES: Allocated braai areas, camping, toilets.
RECOMMENDED TACKLE: Bait, artificial lure and fly-fishing.
GETTING THERE: From Sabie head towards White River via the R537.After 33 kms, turn left at Klipkopje sign board. Approx. 35 min from Sabie.

KWENA DAM

Popular carp fishing venue with a history of good bass fishing.

TARGET SPECIES:
Carp, bream, bass and barbell.
PERMITS: Provincial angling license
FACILITIES: Toilets, cold water showers, boat slipway at dam wall.
RECOMMENDED TACKLE: Bait, artificial lure and fly fishing.
GETTING THERE: From Sabie, over Long Tom Pass to Lydenburg. Turn left at four way stop onto R36 to Machadodorp. 30 km’s from Lydenburg on the left. Approx. 1 hour 20 min from Sabie.

OHRIGSTAD DAM

Ohrigstad Dam is situated within the Ohrigstad Dam nature reserve.

TARGET SPECIES: Small mouth bass, carp, bream and barbel.
PERMITS: Provincial angling license and entrance fee.
FACILITIES: Allocated braai areas, toilets, camping.
RECOMMENDED TACKLE: Bait, artificial lure and fly fishing.
GETTING THERE: From Sabie follow the R532 towards Graskop. Approx. 24 km’s from Sabie turn left at the junction, follow R533 to Pilgrims Rest. Bypass Pilgrims town, crossing over Joubert Bridge, after which turn left onto R533 to Ohrigstad and Lydenburg. +/- 21 km’s on the left. Approx 40 min from Sabie.

PRIMKOP DAM

TARGET SPECIES: Carp, bass, bream and barbel.
PERMITS: Provincial angling license, entrance fee, launch fee. Managed by LABA.
FACILITIES: Camping, ablutions, allocated braai areas.
RECOMMENDED TACKLE: Bait, artificial lure and fly-fishing.
GETTING THERE: From Sabie, head towards White River. At White River intersection, turn right towards Nelspruit. At Rockys Drift, turn left to Plaston/ KNP Airport. Turn right at intersection to KNP Airport. Past airport turn off, +/- 2 km’s on the right.

WITKLIP DAM

Bank and boat angling. Only small boats with electric motors allowed.

TARGET SPECIES: Bass, bream and barbell
PERMITS: Provincial angling license.
FACILITIES: None. No fires, No camping.
RECOMMENDED TACKLE: Bait, artificial lure and fly fishing.
GETTING THERE: From Sabie, head towards White River via the R537. After +/- 30 km’s turn right at Witklip Dam turn off. Approx. 30 minutes’ drive from Sabie.