Top 10 Fishing Spots in the Kruger Lowveld

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Primkop Dam: Located a mere 13km from White River and a stone throw away from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, Primkop Dam is a family friendly location for bass, carp and barbel fishing. An entrance fee is charged. No loud music, jet skis and motorbikes are not permitted as a peaceful environment is encouraged. +27 (0)60 867 2026 |

Komati River, Komatipoort: A variety of fresh water specie thrive in the river’s vast waters, with tiger fish considered the best in the area. Best caught from a boat, tiger fish thrive in these waters.

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Da Gama Dam: Easily accessible from the R40 road from White River to Hazyview, Da Gama Dam can be described as a bass fishing paradise. Fishing permits can be purchased at most angling stores in the Lowveld.

Horseshoe Trout and About, Sabie: Trout fishing using any tackle and bait is permitted and paid for by weight. Tackle and bait are available on the premises. Drive through Sabie towards Graskop. Take the Lone Creek Falls Road by turning left at the last street (Lydenburg Rd.) and follow the tar road for 6.8 km before turning left on the gravel road towards Horseshoe Falls.

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Driekoppies Dam, Schoemandsdal: Bass fishing, although best undertaken by boat.

Dullstroom: A fly fishing, bass and trout mecca, the town has countless dams to challenge any fisherman.

Sabie River: The Sabie Trout Club is home to on of the best flyfishing spots in the Kruger Lowveld. Permits available at Uvivi Fishing in Sabie.

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York Timber Klipkraal Dam, Sabie: A catch and release bass fishing destination. Pre booking required.

Klipkoppie Dam, White River: Power boats and jet skis are welcome. For the day visitor there are ablution blocks and also braai and picnic areas

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Witklip Dam, Sabie: Fishing can be done from the banks or if you have a small motored boat or non-motorised boat, you can head out to the middle of the dam and sink your line.