Specimen Fishing

This module focuses on the fishing niche, particularly species-specific fisherman who enjoy the sport and practice catch and release.
This niche approach serves to target the extensive specimen fishing niche, specifically bass and carp sport fisherman.

Any persons wishing to engage in recreational fishing on the reserve will be required to belong to the Shongweni Specimen Anglers Association.
Non-members of Shongweni Specimen Anglers Association are not allowed to come into the reserve to fish.
The Vision is to ensure the best fish stocks of the desired specimens in South Africa.

Specimen anglers practice catch and release and it is in their interests that fish stocks are not depleted and that the quality of the water and the environment is in a good state.

The model relies on the association to teach people interested in fishing the art of sports angling and to discourage amateur fishing practice.


  • Shaylin
    Posted August 29, 2020 6:29 pm 0Likes

    How do I become a member

  • Shahid Adam
    Posted September 20, 2020 2:47 pm 0Likes

    Hi there

    I would like to become a member of the Shongweni Specimen Anglers Association.
    Please advise on the appropriate procedure and I will be happy to comply.
    Thanking you in anticipation.

    Kind regards
    Shahid Adam

  • Kyle
    Posted October 1, 2020 6:18 pm 0Likes

    I would like to fish there during a December family visit, is there a month fee for the angling association as i am a specimen angler from Johannesburg
    Thank you

    • Gary Buchler
      Posted November 8, 2021 5:49 pm 0Likes

      To Whom it may concern,

      Wanting to stay at Shongweni for a few days in December, specifically targeting bass from my kayak or float tube.
      Please put me in touch with the Shongweni Specimen Anglers Association.
      Thanking you
      Gary Buchler

  • Jaun
    Posted October 21, 2020 6:15 pm 0Likes

    I would like to join the association to land the carp of my dreamz

  • Gerhard Viljoen
    Posted October 25, 2020 4:52 pm 0Likes

    Good evening please can you give me more information how and where to join im fishing for Real angers we only do catch and release thanks
    Gerhard Viljoen

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