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Is there a great demand for a venue specific fishing site?
1 1 (33.33%)
2 2 (66.67%)
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Vozzie
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Joined: Fri Sep 14th, 2012
Location: Centurion, South Africa
Posts: 10
Equipment: solid boat rod for barbel, shimano reel
Best Catch: 12kg Catfish, Vaalriver
Favorite Fishing Spot: Vaalriver
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Mana: 
Hi all - new to the forum so guess this would be the best place to post this question. I am currently doing some research to set up a dedicated fishing site in terms of fishing venues. I know most info is scattered somewhere on the web, and with some serious "Google Kung-Fu" you can get some details, but what I am talking about is a much more focused approach where these venues can be advertised.

I want to specifically cover the following, which I think is key to anglers:
1\ Exact GPS locations
2\ Current and correct contact and pricing info
3\ Detailed outlay of the resort (including pics of chalets and what is inside etc.)
4\How far are you from the water and what does the bank look like
5\Nearest shop / pharmacy / bottlestore / ATM etc
6\ What is there for the wife and kids to do
7\ Safety
8\Best spots / chalets to book
etc.

I have driven to too many places expecting a fantastic fishing weekend just to be dissapointed in how the place looked, or being 100m from the water with a small bank and too mnay trees in the way.

The idea would be this is a free site for anglers, and for a specific resort to advertise it will cost them per month the price they would charge for 4 people for a weekend. This way we can keep the costs in line i.e an expensive resort pays more than a camp site. They can also make their money back within 1 weekend.

Of course we can add fishing, baits etc, but for now the key is more on the resort itself. Very, very detailed.

I have started a poll here just to see how many of you think this will work and will visit such a site on a regular basis, as advertising etc. will pay for the site (and for me!) at the end of the day.

of course any other suggestions is also welcome!

Thank you

wannebe fisherboy
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Joined: Mon Sep 26th, 2011
Location: Silversands Kuilsriver, South Africa
Posts: 85
Equipment: Coffee grinder
Best Catch: Cold/Flu
Favorite Fishing Spot: Gordons bay/Beach rd
Boat: Rubber duck to catch crayfish
Club: no
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Mana: 
Looks like the guys don't wanna give their favorite and secrets spots away .........lol:ifishin

Vozzie
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Joined: Fri Sep 14th, 2012
Location: Centurion, South Africa
Posts: 10
Equipment: solid boat rod for barbel, shimano reel
Best Catch: 12kg Catfish, Vaalriver
Favorite Fishing Spot: Vaalriver
Boat: 
Club: no
Status: 
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Mana: 
:fishn NOPE - doesn't look that way. But every second post is about info on places and where to go fish...

TotalNoob
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Joined: Tue Aug 31st, 2010
Location: CPT, South Africa
Posts: 450
Equipment: 12ft Okuma surfmaster ,8ft Passion stick,Shimano Alivio 6000 and Slade ...
Best Catch: 2.5KG Yellowtail on Rapala Divers
Favorite Fishing Spot: none
Boat: none
Club: no
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Mana: 
Hey Bud

I got a list of all dams,rivers, freshwater bodies in RSA with GPS coordinates, its NOT a list of fishing venues though but its a start.