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Need advice, carp dying Posted by: Skippy - 02-11-2020, 08:33 PM - Forum: Other Fishing - No Replies

Hi everyone. I know this is a bass fishing forum but I am hoping for some advice urgently please. 

Friends of ours own a farm with 2 dams and said we could come carp fishing in the one on condition we transfer the fish we catch to the smaller dam because he would like some more fish in there. 

The first day we fished we transferred one fish, the same the second day and om the third day we transferred 3. On the 3rd night though, about an hour after adding 2 of the 3 fish and coming back to transfer the final one we noticed fish floating and thought they had died either from water that was toxic or the change of environment (water temp etc that the transition was too fast). So we told the farmer we will not be transferring more fish because 4 of the 5 had died. They agreed and said we were still welcome to catch and release then into their larger dam.

This evening we went fishing again for the first time since then and caught 2 fish (about 20min apart), bringing them in quickly, removing the hook with a pair of pliers and in 15-20 seconds having them back in the water and off they swam, no problem. We caught the last one about half an hour before going home. As we packed up to leave, we noticed a fish floating in the water, still alive but barely. Went to see if we could help it but it died. A couple of minutes later the second one started floating. I am so confused and know it is not something we did wrong because we went fishing this past weekend, caught 20+ fish with the same baits and techniques and handled the fish in the same way, getting them back into the water quickly and those were all fine, we fished for the whole morning, no problem. So I am at a loss. I love the sport, but it really puts a damper on things when the fish you catch keep dying. I am totally clueless though, what could it be killing the fish? Is it possible that they are just dying from shock? If so, why would these be so sensitive compared to other dams we fish at? Please, does anyone have any suggestions?

Intro Posted by: Nadzo - 02-09-2020, 09:52 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (1)

Good evening guys. Nice to be apart of a forum for bass fishing. Hoping to learn a lot. 
I am from the north west. I generally fish taung dam. 
Tight lines

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New member Posted by: kluppy - 01-19-2020, 04:17 PM - Forum: Introductions - No Replies

Hi everyone!

New member here from spain.

I hope to learn a lot!

Info spot for fishing Sea-Lake Posted by: Alberto85 - 12-30-2019, 04:14 PM - Forum: Western Cape - Replies (1)

Hi everyone, I'm a new member and amateur fisherman, on a nice January I will be on vacation 3 weeks in Cape Town, I wanted to try fishing somewhere.
Do you need any special license or permit for sea fishing from the coast?.. I would like to ask the same thing if I wanted to fish in some dam or lake.

Zim large-mouth fisherman now in CPT Posted by: Adamcpt - 12-28-2019, 09:33 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (1)


I grew up in Malawi and used to fish for large mouth in Zimbabwe. Been in Cape Town for a while now, never really figured out how to fish here. My kid is 9 and I've started taking him fishing - using all the old gear I used to use in Zim. Caught a decent smallie at LeBonheur just outside Cape Town the other day and now I'm ready to get serious again haha. no boat, old tackle, let's do this Smile

Curado 200 e5 and 7mh st croix mojo cranking rod Posted by: Chammond - 12-12-2019, 05:34 PM - Forum: Items 4 Sale - No Replies

Rod and reel in excellent condition.
Clearing out some old tackle.
Message me on zero725835645 and I'll send lots of pics.
Based in Houghton Johannesburg.

New to bass fishing Posted by: JuanvolstruisJonck - 12-10-2019, 02:04 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (5)

Hi guys new to this site and new to bass fishing. I am from Oudtshoorn and as all should know we are in a draught stricken area. This however does not stop me from fishing any body of water I can find in the area. I have caught 25 largemouth bass this month, my PB is 2.3kg's but want to improve. Any help with regards to what baits works best will be appreciated. I currently fish 4 dams in our area, but have found what works in one dam does not work in another. Hope to hear from experts soon.

Fishing in Atlanterra Posted by: heminway - 12-09-2019, 12:18 PM - Forum: You talking to me? - Replies (1)

We are a group of owners that offer our apartamentos Zahara de los Atunes to rent for weekends or weeks. The beach of Atlanterra is one of the best for fishing, snappers, sea breams, sharks ... and more. For those who want a few days of beach and sea in this paradise, you can write me to

Klipdam and Fischerhaven Posted by: kable13 - 11-20-2019, 04:16 PM - Forum: Western Cape - Replies (3)

I have seen on this forum and others that these are not bad spots near Cape Town. 
IS anybody willing to help with more info, GPS Co-ords, pricing and whether fishing is still allowed there or not?

I have tried google searching both of these places and not much comes up.

Looking for old SHIMANO Crucial 7'11 Rod Posted by: BJR - 11-09-2019, 02:09 PM - Forum: Rods - No Replies

Hi all.
I am looking for the old spec SHIMANO Crucial (IM.9) 7'11 rod in either spinning nor baitcasting.
Pse contact me on,
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