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The Western Cape was the first area in South Africa to see Bass introduced in 1927 when the first Largemouth Bass fingerlings were imported to the country. Smallmouth Bass were introduced 10 years later, their descendants have thrived and expanded. For Bass fishing fans this is great news with some world class Bass angling to be had within easy reach of Cape Town.

The Western Cape is blessed with some excellent lake and river fishing for Largemouth Bass, with arguably the best Smallmouth Bass fishing in the country to be found in the region.


Select a lake, dam or river below for a list of Bass fishing venues.

Breede River

Breede River South Africa The Breede River offers unsurpased fishing for Smallmouth Bass along it's entire 300 km length. More info . . .


Bulshoek Dam Bulshoek Dam is located approximately 20 km north of Clanwilliam on the N7 national road. More info . . .


Clanwilliam Dam Clanwiliam dam is a prime Smallmouth Bass lake 250 km from Cape Town. More info . . .


Groenvlei Lake Pleasant Groenvlei, also called lake Pleasant, outside Sedgefield is the only natural lake in South Africa to contain Bass More info . . .


Kwaggaskloof Dam Kwaggaskloof / Brandvlei dam is a prime Smallmouth Bass lake near the town of Worcester. More info . . .


Raubenheimer dam Koos Raubenheimer Dam lies 28 km north of Oudtshoorn and 6 km from the Cango Caves. More info . . .


Theewaterskloof dam Theewaterskloof dam is a large lake near the town of Villiersdorp, 90 minutes from Cape Town. More info . . .

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