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 Posted: Sun Jan 11th, 2015 03:20 pm
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Hi fellow sealiners.

I am planning on doing a 4/5 day trip to Massingir dam in Mozambique-travelling through Kruger park via Letaba and Giriyondo border post.

I have never been there and was hoping someone out there could shed some light on this dam. The Letaba and Olifants rivers flow into it and the dam wall was raised a few years ago causing some consternation in Kruger as it pushed back into the park flooding large croc breeding grounds.

Will probably stay in Covane fishing lodge. I have my own boat(Ski Vee 500) and all the gear needed.

I believe there are some big tigers in the dam and they are suppose to be present in large numbers. Also present are huge barbel, carp and bream. Main target would however be the tigers and barbel.(I am always fishing for barbel!)

This venue has been on my to do list for a while and will be an exploration trip so to speak but I think it will be a real fun outing.

Any reports, feedback regarding the venue will be appreciated and if there is somebody who would seriously like to join we can make a plan.

Looking forward to your feedback, many thanks.

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 Posted: Tue Jan 13th, 2015 01:34 pm
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Has nobody fished this venue before? Will definately have to do the trip and post a rreport then!

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 Posted: Thu Jan 15th, 2015 01:26 pm
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its been on my to do list as well for a very long time and I look forward to your trip report.

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 Posted: Thu Jan 15th, 2015 01:36 pm
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Due to change in work schedule I may be returning home this weekend in which case this trip may take place sooner! Late January!Thumbs crossed.

Offer is still open if anybody would seriously like to join I will have space in the vehicle and on the boat.

I will definitely post a report.

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 Posted: Tue Jan 27th, 2015 08:49 pm
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Hi

Sal graag terugvoer wil hĂȘ wanneer jy daar was.  Ek beplan ook om dalk Julie maand daarheen te gaan, maar baie min inligting is beskikbaar. Het jy dalk inligting wat jy solank kan deel - waar gaan jy bly ens?  Hoor daar is houseboats ook om te huur.  Hoor graag van jou.

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 Posted: Wed Jan 28th, 2015 12:11 am
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Op die stadium lyk dit of ons einde Feb Begin Maart sal gaan. Daar is twee hoof bly plekke. Campismo Aquia Pesqueira(plek van die visarend soos ek dit verstaan)dis aan die noord weste kant van die dam nader aan die wildtuin en dan Covane Community lodge, aan die ander kant van die dam en mens moet duer die dorpie Massingir ry om daar te kom.

Ons beplan so 5 dae, een vir ry en als regkry, drie om vis te vang en een vir die terugkoms.

Ons gaan waarskynlik by Covane bly en sal dan met die boot oorry om te gaan kyk hoe lyk die ander kamp.

Covane is ook die een met die huis bote. Ons beplan nog maar sal definitief laat weet as dit afkom en hoe dit gegaan het.

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 Posted: Wed Jan 28th, 2015 02:03 pm
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Ek was nog nie self daar nie maar 'n vriend van my het verlede jaar soontoe gegaan met sy boot. Ongelukkig was die visvang baie sleg. Die water was so groen soos Harties met tye is. Weet nie of dit dalk al die myne **** op in die Olifants is wat se gif op die ou end daar beland nie. die dam was ook vrot van die nette en hulle het net 'n paar klein tiere gevang. Een van die locals het hulle na poele in die rivier onder die damwal geneem waar hulle beter gedoen het. Ek wil nie iemand se bubble bars nie maar ek deel maar net die terugvoering wat ek gekry het.
Sterkte en hoop julle vaar baie beter!

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 Posted: Wed Jan 28th, 2015 04:05 pm
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Damn I would have loved to join!!!! Pity I have a few comps coming up and money/leave is a bit stretched. Trying to work in the Ebro river in Spain later this year....

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Massingir Fishing Report:

We stayed at Covane Community Lodge and chartered their boat and guide. First evening we were lucky to by invited by the owners son to go trawling for tigers. Great evening out and we lost a lot of fish but did land one.
On the boat at 6.00am the next morning and headed to the islands that have appeared due to the drought.
Incredible morning of tiger fishing. Landed 22 fish between my girlfriend and I. 4.5kg was the largest. Action packed morning! At first we kept missing the fish so I added an extra hook to the spoons. That did the trick.
Skipper was really knowledgeable and staying at the lodge was fantastic. Good food and great people to boot.
There is an airstrip nearby which would make for a really good weekend visit.

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Tigers

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 Posted: Thu Oct 4th, 2018 06:20 am
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Thanks for the report. Definitely on my list of things to do.

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 Posted: Fri Oct 26th, 2018 05:25 am
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Ek is in Letaba kamp in Desember. Ek wil graag deurgaan Massingir toe vir die dag om te gaan kyk hoe dit daar lyk, want ek wil dalk volgende jaar daar gaan visvang. Ek hoor dat 'n mens nie mag deurgaan Mosambiek toe, tensy jy beplan om daar oor te bly nie. Weet enige iemand of dit so is?

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jetski wrote:
Ek hoor dat 'n mens nie mag deurgaan Mosambiek toe, tensy jy beplan om daar oor te bly nie. Weet enige iemand of dit so is?

When going through the Giriyondo border (or Pafuri) I always make a booking in the Moz side of the reserve. This still counts as your "overnight" stop in the park. Just take along a print out of your booking. Also be aware, thep klap you heavy fees through the Moz side of the park. Best check on current prices. I haven't been through for 2 years.

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Fees are R550 for 1 vehicle and 2ppl.

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@Calabash,

What gloves are you wearing in that first pic with the tiger?

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Houtarm wrote:
@Calabash,

What gloves are you wearing in that first pic with the tiger?


It's the Tiger's hydration pack :)

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My work gloves double up as my fishing and biking gloves

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