Boat Fishing now on Katse Dam!!

It was the big one that got away. Fishing is one of the biggest sports in SOuth Africa and there are plenty a fisherman who drives a Hilux. Share your passion for this sport in this section
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petri oosthuizen
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Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:40 am

Dunno if everyone knows it......but it is now perfectly legal to use a boat on Katse Dam.

We went there twice in September.

Fishing is just damn awesome, with the maximum permissible catch of 10 trout per permit (per rod) a given.

Fish were all in the 1-2kg range.

Some were caight on fly, but most on Rapalas/spinners from the bootjie (yes yes I know - but this is how we did it).

Accommodation is nice and clean, R 1300 / night for a 3 bedroom house.

The dam in front of Motebong is dry....like in bone dry. We launched at a site near the Bridge, about 12km away. Not really such an issue, and you are at the "hot spots" then anyway, not having to travel that far upstream by boat.

Make VERY sure that your brakes are 200% over that pass - we also take the small boat, I think a big boat would be helluva cumbersome to tow and use on Katse.

You also need to buy a permit per rod ( R 50 ), and you can take out 10 fish per permit (like in take home).

There are also plenty plenty plenty yellows in Katse - I'll go get us some next time.

Google "Motebong Lodge" for info.

Just be warned......Katse is VERY VERY low at the moment. :cry:

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petri oosthuizen
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Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:51 am

This is a sad pic guys......the dam in front of Motebong Lodge (at Ha Lejone), completely dry. The water you see in the stream is ankle depth. I think Katse dropped with maybe 20 metres (if not more - I'm serious)
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Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:50 am

Thanks for sharing :thumbup:

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Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:21 am

Motebong Lodge is the only place at Katse where you can launch a boat.......do NOT go to Katse Lodge - got the t shirt. They advertise boating facilities, even sell you all the necessary permits, but there is NO place to launch a boat there.
There is a bar at the Lodge, a restaurant, and they have everything in the houses, including crisp clean linen, towels and also a anttarcite stove. Also braai plek.
GREAT 4x4 routes all along Katse's banks - I did not have time to do it, but it looks awesome. Would be nice to bring offroad bikes, too.
Once again..........make sure your vehicle's brakes are 200%, especially when towing a boat down that pass.
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Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:04 pm

Looks very lekker. Sad how empty the dam is

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Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:24 pm

Lyk lekker!!!

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Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:07 pm

Nice rainbow trout! :thumbup:
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