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Abundance of Fish and Fishing Spots here in Cosmos Country

Here in Cosmos Country we  are spoilt with dams offering an abundance of fish and beautiful surroundings to take your breath away…

Dams Index in in Cosmos Country:

Anglers in the Cosmos Country are spoilt for choice and are “Hooked” on the Abundance they have.

Overview of fish species to be found: 
Barbel (Clarias Gariepinus)

Barbel (Clarias Gariepinus)

Barbel
  • Also known as:  Barbel, Skerptand  Barber.
  • Scientific Name:  Clarias Gariepinus.
  • Description:  They have been seen in the following colours shades of olive green, brown and even almost completely black. These fish are commonly large, heavy boned, flat headed species with pointed teeth and long barbs on their head.
  • Average weight:  8 KG and can weigh up to 60 kilograms.
  • Length:  Can to grow up to 2 metres.
  • Habitat:  Commonly found in a lot of rivers, dams, lakes and other bodies of water in the country.

 

Carp (Cyprinus carpio)

Carp (Cyprinus carpio)

Carp
  • Also known as: Karp
  • Scientific Name: Cyprinus carpio.
  • Description: From olive brown to rich gold and cream above and pale yellow below. The fins are grey and even sometimes tinted a pinkish-red.  They appear off-white in very muddy waters. They have serrated spines in dorsal and anal fins.  
  • Weight: Found in various weights
  • Length: Found in various lengths.
  • Habitat: They prefer large water bodies with slow moving or stagnant water.

 

Large Mouth Bass (Micropterus Salmoides)

Large Mouth Bass (Micropterus Salmoides)

Largemouth Bass

  • Also Known as: Grootbek
  • Scientific Name: Micropterus Salmoides
  • Description: They been seen in the following colours: olive green fish, colour get darker green to olive green towards the back, marked by a series of dark, sometimes black, blotches forming a jagged horizontal stripe along each flank.
  • Weight: Average weight is around 2 kilograms.
  • Length: Average length is around 60 centimetres.
  • Habitat: They look for structures in water like old dead trees or overhanging trees near the water. They can also be found in other structures or plants inside the water like reeds and floating debris.

 

Mudfish (Labeo Capensis)

Mudfish (Labeo Capensis)

Mudfish

  • Also Known as: Oranje Rivier moddervis
  • Scientific Name: Labeo Capensis
  • Description: Silvery grey to dark fish with small scales.
  • Weight: Average weight is around 4 kilograms.
  • Length: Average is around 50 centimetres.
  • Habitat: They prefer large slow moving or still bodies of water.

 

Yellow Fish (Labeobarbus Marequensis)

Yellow Fish (Labeobarbus Marequensis)

Yellowfish
  • Also known as:  Grootskubgeelvis
  • Scientific Name:  Labeobarbus Marequensis
  • Description:  Light olive green to dark golden yellow.
  • Weight:  Average is around 6 kilograms
  • Length:  Average is around 50cm.
  • Habitat:  They prefer streams or at the top of waterholes in rivers. If there is an island inside the river it is best to look for these fish at the bottom side of the direction of the stream.

 


 

Dams in Cosmos Country
Grootdraai Dam, Standerton, MpumalangaGrootdraai Dam
  • Located in Standerton, Mpumalanga
  • Contact: 084 842 3971
  • Fish available here: Healthy populations of Carp, Bass, Barbel, Mudfish and Yellowfish.
  • Electricity on site
  • Ablution facilities on site
  • Boats are welcome

 

 

 

Picturesques hills and Valleys of Loskop DamLoskop Dam
  • Located in Middelburg, Mpumalanga
  • Contact: 013 262 3075
  • Site: http://www.foreverloskopdam.co.za 
  • Fish available here: Healthy populations of Carp, Bass, Barbel, Mudfish and Yellowfish
  • Electricity on site
  • Ablution facilities on site
  • Boats are welcome

 

 

Nooitgedacht Dam

Nooitgedacht Dam

Nooitgedacht Dam Nature Reserve
  • Located in Carolina, Mpumalanga
  • Contact: 076 177 1316
  • Fish available here: Healthy populations of Carp, Bass, Barbel
  • Electricity available on site
  • Ablution facilities available on site
  • Boats are welcome

 

 

 

 

Bethal Dam

Bethal Dam

Bethal Dam
  • Located in Bethal, Mpumalanga
  • Contact: 017 647 2108
  • Fish available here: Healthy populations of Carp, Bass, Barbel
  • Electricity available on site
  • Ablution facilities available on site
  • Boats are welcome

   

 

 

 

Open Spaces At Leeupan DamLeeupan Dam
  • Located in Kinross, Mpumalanga
  • Contact: 017 689 1700
  • Fish available here: Healthy populations of Carp, Bass, Barbel
  • Electricity available on site
  • Ablution facilities available on site
  • Boats are welcome

    

 

 

Trichardtfontein Dam at SunsetTrichardtfontein
  • Located in Trichardt, Mpumalanga
  • Contact: 017 634 4278
  • Fish available here: Healthy populations of Carp, Bass, Barbel
  • Electricity available on site
  • Ablution facilities available on site
  • Boats are welcome

  

 

 

Sun Sets over Unicor DamUnicor 

 

  • Located in Evander, Mpumalanga
  • Contact: 017 632 1612
  • Fish available here: Healthy populations of Carp, Bass, Barbel
  • Electricity available on site
  • Ablution facilities available on site
  • Boats are welcome 

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