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Fishing in the Western Cape

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#1
Hi all,

I'm new to the forum and I'm interested to find out more about Theewaterskloof dam. From enquiries made in the area and some internet searching, it seems that the dam has lost most of its Bass due to pollution. Are there any fishermen who frequently fish the dam and can indicate the "better" spots in-an-around the water? It seems that some of the areas are inaccessible. Any input would be appreciated.
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#2
Sorry Slingshot but you should maybe read the posts on this forum regarding the dam. Theewaters with Kwaggaskloof/Brandvlei and Clanwilliam are the 3 venues all the local bass competitions as well as our WCBAA Elite Series regionals are held.

Theewaters is really making a comeback and better and better fish as being caught there.
Regards Robert Jacobs
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#3
Slingshot, welcome to the site boet.
What Nav is trying to say is that as much as the guys are willing to share info here, in the midst of season comps and other, most will not tell you on a public forum in as much detail as you requested.
Go into the search function once logged in and search for Theewaters and/or TWK and a lot of threads will come up. Start there but the first prize is to get on the water and figure the place out for yourself as fishing is more than often, here today and gone tomorrow. Nobody can tell you exactly where the fish are, you have to adapt to get them to eat what you are offering........
Good luck.
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#4
Welcome to the forum Slingshot. Sorry if I came across a bit abrupt. Rip is spot on. As we have one last competitive event at Theewaterskloof in about a 3 weeks time expect the guys and girls to be a bit tight lipped about current spots which are producing. As TWK is quite a big dam ideally you need to have a boat to get to a lot of the spots.

Please tell us a bit more about yourself.
Regards Robert Jacobs
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#5
Welcome Slingshot this is the site you need to be on, three cheers for Someset West
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#6
Thanks to everyone who have replied to my post and warm welcome,(even from the more abrupt one who's name shall be withheld..) We are all secretive about fishing recipes and I respect that, but if you read my post, I was trying to get some more info on where one can gain access to the dam. We all know that if you have a boat, the logical place to go to would be the the launchpad. I don't have one and therefore I'd probably have to walk my way around.. Are there any other spots one can gain access to the dam other than the Yacht Club?
I'm a historic carp fisherman and was secretary of the East Rand Police fishing club many moons ago. Since 1995 have been fishing socially and relocated to the WC in 2009. Just getting into the Bass fishing again after a couple of years. Last week went to the Breede River in Swellendam and had a couple of nice catches during the time. But as much as I love the river, it's a bit of a distance to do it ever so often, hence the enquiries for Theewaters. Thanks once again everyone.. I'm sure I'll be gaining plenty of knowledge from the forum..
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#7
I think it would be fair to say that Theewaters is as good as big water bass fishing gets in the WC. Its always challenging and does reward when you put in the work.
Its a tough dam and always different.
That goes for whether you are fishing bass, barbel, carp or historic carp.

Sometimes the bigger the challenge the bigger the smile.

But hey, I may be biased.
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#8
Quite a few guys gain access to one of the bridges but just be careful as there are sometimes a few shady charaters hanging around. With the current low water levels some good areas are high and dry at the moment.
Regards Robert Jacobs
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#9
Tx Guys - think I'll be heading there tomorrow.. Will let you know how it went.
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Andy ** Wrote:I think it would be fair to say that Theewaters is as good as big water bass fishing gets in the WC. Its always challenging and does reward when you put in the work.
Its a tough dam and always different.
That goes for whether you are fishing bass, barbel, carp or historic carp.

Sometimes the bigger the challenge the bigger the smile.

But hey, I may be biased.
It's what happens when direct translation doesn't always goes your way - hysterical..
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