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 Posted: Wed Jan 14th, 2015 12:21 am
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Are we still allowed to stock a new dam with Largemouth Bass ? I'm not sure if there is a law prohibiting this. The dam does have an outlet when full running down a "vlei" into another dam and eventually into a river.

If it can be done, where can I get some fingerlings ?

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 Posted: Wed Jan 14th, 2015 12:41 am
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not allowed to transport or stock bass with out a permit

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 Posted: Wed Jan 14th, 2015 01:09 am
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you will need to ask your nature conservation on this and if it can be done they should give you a permit.

To be honest i love bass i know they are destructive and in some places they take out our indigenous fish but damn i cant stand catfish and barbels they even worse ...

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 Posted: Wed Jan 14th, 2015 10:09 am
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popkop wrote:
you will need to ask your nature conservation on this and if it can be done they should give you a permit.

To be honest i love bass i know they are destructive and in some places they take out our indigenous fish but damn i cant stand catfish and barbels they even worse ...


Worse in what sense? They are indigenous as well apart from the Western Cape, never quite understood the stigma attached to barbel. They grow to a formidable size, give a much better fight then any largemouth could ever hope to give and can be readily caught on a variety of techniques.

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 Posted: Wed Jan 14th, 2015 12:29 pm
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Just that I'm from northern cape and we have no bass here and I'm sick of catching barbel and carp so I'm a bit jealous :-)

Even if we stock dams here with yellow fish the damn barbel always get in somehow. No doubt they give a hell of a fight but they ugly stinky things that crawl out of water to get into other water ways.. carp enthusiasts also complain as they eat everything.

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 Posted: Wed Jan 14th, 2015 01:11 pm
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The thing is Ive just got back from fishing the Orange below the Augrabies and we got over 450 yellows and more barbel than you can shake a stick at. Both are indigenous to the area and have been co-existing for millennia, the barbel do smash a lot of yellows but the yellows are equipped to deal with them. Carp are basically fresh water vermin, the barbel have "the right" to eat everything as they are indigenous. The bass will eventually get washed downstream and are amazing ambush predators that decimate the yellowfish populations. I would have a re-think before stocking bass..yellowfish are way more fun to catch and local is lekker ;)

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 Posted: Wed Jan 14th, 2015 01:40 pm
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Lol barbel are king dingaling i love them hahaha. Its Illegal to move breed or stock bass without a permit and it isnt easy to aquire.

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 Posted: Thu Jan 15th, 2015 05:11 pm
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Antjar wrote: yellowfish are way more fun to catch and local is lekker ;)

 

I did think of going for Yellowfish instead of Bass, but I love Bass (tastes better than Yellowfish) :) I do take the odd one home to eat ...  I used to catch Yellowfish in the Wilgeriver and take it home. Can only make fishcakes out of them ......... oops !


 

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 Posted: Thu Jan 15th, 2015 05:54 pm
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zebra1 wrote:
Antjar wrote: yellowfish are way more fun to catch and local is lekker ;)

 

I did think of going for Yellowfish instead of Bass, but I love Bass (tastes better than Yellowfish) :) I do take the odd one home to eat ...  I used to catch Yellowfish in the Wilgeriver and take it home. Can only make fishcakes out of them ......... oops !


 


Yellows are so scarce I would rather return then make fish cakes.Agree with you on the Bass though, always keep them for the smoker or for bait to catch Mr Whiskers

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 Posted: Thu Jan 15th, 2015 05:59 pm
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yes the poor yellows are a bit scare better returning them :-)

especially the large mouth yellow in the vaal and ornage

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