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Goedertrouw Dam - accom

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#1
Hi All

after the last survey of top 5 dams to fish, Goedertrouw Dam seems to be popular, so thinking to hit the dam in march over easter break

just wanted to check is there places to stay over on the dam? camping etc or no where to stay on the dam? don't see much on websites for camping etc

thanks for any info on the dam
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#2
There is no camping at the dam and even day visitors have a guard to look after their cars while fishing. The closest place to stay is Shakaland about 3km from the dam itself. If you don't want to be ripped off by the dinner prices ask for fisherman's prices. I often say stay at a one of the many B&B's in Eshowe which is about 20km away and just drive through each day.
The more I learn about fishing the more I realise
how much more I have to learn about fishing.
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#3
thanks for the message. where do you hire a car guard to watch car? is security that bad?
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#4
The dam is only 25% odd full at the moment hey Zulu!?
BIG FISH EAT LITTLE FISH....
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#5
wow. 25% full....ok not such a good idea to go there.....

any other natal dams doing ok for how full they are?
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#6
I have never had a problem there but I have a small car and I leave nothing in the car with the cubbyhole open. They are opportunistic (poor rural people) and the worst I've seen is a smashed window but that's because people leave stuff in their cars. There are normally a few people which provides security in numbers. I have never hired a guard but believe the bass club in Eshowe can help of which I don't have any contacts.

This is me all by myself.

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Remember, this a a dam of feast or famine and I have seen many a PB hunter leave with a blank. Good luck. :blue-cool:

The dam is at 50%

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#7
That was in 2015 Jeremy. :eusa_doh: :lol:

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#8
thanks looked on DWA website and says 25%
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so not looking good....

maybe it will make fishing easier Smile
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#9
Oh shit I should read the dates :blue-redface:

There is one theory that the fish will now be easier to find as they will not be so isolated.
The more I learn about fishing the more I realise
how much more I have to learn about fishing.
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#10
anybody fished there of late to comment on dam conditions?
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#11
November last year and yes it was the lowest I have seen it in 8 years but we have had a bit of rain since. I did also catch my PB :blue-biggrin:
The more I learn about fishing the more I realise
how much more I have to learn about fishing.
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#12
Hi guys,
My mate fished there a couple of weeks ago but came home with a soccer ball... 0

As Jeremy mentioned, a dam of feast or famine and lately most have come back very hungry with blanks to their names. ..
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#13
The problem with the KZN dams goes back to when nature con were breeding Florida's for stocking in the 80's. The Florida genes are strong and widespread throughout KZN. Unknown at that time was how temperamental these fish can be and everybody was raving about the size these fish can attain.
What happened was the anglers trained these fish not to bite as they have longer memories than a Northern strain good old black bass. They also have worse pms than you have ever seen and even when you crawl through the door at home at 3am!
BIG FISH EAT LITTLE FISH....
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#14
Spoke to Frikkie Scheepers (a local in the area) recently and he said fishing is very tough at the moment.

Slightly off topic experience with that dam is that when you hook into one and they stay down you have a good chance of it being a 3kg+ specimen.

And if you're foolish enough to take them one with 10lb line you have your work cut out for you :blue-cool:
Regards Robert Jacobs
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#15
Navrik Wrote:And if you're fooling enough to take them one with 10lb line you have your work cut out for you :blue-cool:

I only use 10lb line :blue-biggrin:
The more I learn about fishing the more I realise
how much more I have to learn about fishing.
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