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OK you were all thinking it I just raised it.

May one fish in those dams at Norther Farms (not the one with the hippo in)?

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http://www.northernfarm.co.za/index.php/nfrug/nfrug-terms-of-lease

 

NFRUG Terms of Lease

2.Use and enjoyment of the farm on public holidays and weekends subject to compliance with lease

 

3.Recreational use only for designated disciplines namely hiking, horse riding, mountain biking, dog sledding and picnicking

 

7.Must comply with:

- Environment conservation act 13 of 1989

- National environmental management no 107 of 1998

- National heritage resources act no 25 of 199911.Maintain and nurture the nature reserve status of the premises

 

 

No fishing according to point 3, possibly 11 as well.

Have no knowledge of the acts mentioned in point 7.

 

 

http://www.northernf...in-biking-rules

 

Mountain Biking Rules

at a stretch the following can be applied to fishing....

 

11.Do not feed any animals12.No snaring/trapping of animals

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  • 4 years later...

They sell fishing tickets and one may fish at certain dams. This is according to an email I got yesterday from Northern Farms management. He couldn't tell me what fish are there though, but it's catch and release.

 

I'm hoping there's bass.....

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catch and release.

I was wondering if you guys were thinking of catching for the plate ... considering it's a working sewarage farm ...  :ph34r:

i've seen people wondering around with rods but nothing hardcore setup. 

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They sell tickets on webtickets still.

 

Couple of questions by way of mini survey.

1. Would you (if these waters were managed well) be willing to pay a premium to fish them?

2. How much would you be willing to pay?

3. How often would you fish these waters?

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They sell tickets on webtickets still.

 

Couple of questions by way of mini survey.

1. Would you (if these waters were managed well) be willing to pay a premium to fish them?

2. How much would you be willing to pay?

3. How often would you fish these waters?

All 3 of those questions would have the same answer... it depends.

If the fishing is really good and its a safe spot with a variety of fish then Im sure people would be willing to pay.

 

I fished a trout farm for lack of a better term just outside JHB a few years ago, it was pretty expensive but the fishing was good and you pretty much knew you were going to catch something, so people gladly paid. It was bust as heck there.

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All 3 of those questions would have the same answer... it depends.

If the fishing is really good and its a safe spot with a variety of fish then Im sure people would be willing to pay.

 

I fished a trout farm for lack of a better term just outside JHB a few years ago, it was pretty expensive but the fishing was good and you pretty much knew you were going to catch something, so people gladly paid. It was bust as heck there.

Those little trout farms in Magalies pump over the weekend. To much actually. I’d fish Northerns. I’d probably go once every two months.
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The idea would be to see if there is room for collaboration between diepsloot residents and other steakholders to start stocking the dams with bass and to charge around R130 for a day pass to fish there.

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The idea would be to see if there is room for collaboration between diepsloot residents and other steakholders to start stocking the dams with bass and to charge around R130 for a day pass to fish there.

 

Steakholders, fishing. Unlikely.

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The idea would be to see if there is room for collaboration between diepsloot residents and other steakholders to start stocking the dams with bass and to charge around R130 for a day pass to fish there.

At Gnu Valley they charge R100 per day and have two lekker big dams with pontoons, you park next to the water, shaded picnic tables, braais and decent toilets. Not knocking the nf idea but are there plans for these kinds of things?
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