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Joined: Mon Feb 10th, 2020
Location: Carletonville, South Africa
Posts: 30
Equipment: Too much to mention... from freshwater flyfishing, spinning, bank and ...
Best Catch: Too much to mention... from freshwater flyfishing, spinning, bank and ...5.5kg Smallmouth Yellowfish, 15.7kg Carp, 4.5kg Largemouth Bass, 3kg Mozambique ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Klerkskraal Dam, Klipdrift Dam and Wonderfonteinspruit
Boat: Sportsman cabin boat with 65HP Suzuki
Club: n/a
Hi, I'm looking for some info regarding klipdrift dams depth (a contour map would be ideal but I'll be happy just finding out where the deep water is and drop offs, and significant 'bumps', gullies and depressions


Joined: Thu Nov 11th, 2010
Location: Potchefstroom, South Africa
Posts: 44
Equipment: Shimano Beast Master HMG 3-5oz, TLD 15/30
Best Catch: 2.8kg kabeljou, 10kg pylstert
Favorite Fishing Spot: Southern Cape
Boat: none
Club: none
Plenty of people say that the dam is very shallow in general, gently shelving away from the sides up to a max depth of about 5m at the damwall. Proper dropoffs etc will be scarce but Schalk van Breda said in one of his DVDs that on the shallow flats, there is often small depressions thats about 1ft deeper than the surrounding areas and the fish tend to favour these 'holes'...

My logic says to casts in different areas untill u find a sweet spot but also kolgooi should eventually bring the fish in to the feeding spot. Also I would suggest if u walk in to knee or waist deep and then cast then u should be in with a chance of reaching the fish.

So ja to conclude I have also unsuccessfully searched for a contour map but I dont think u will find typical dam topography, having a rather featureless bottom for the most part, and secondly just adapt your approach. (There will be more qualified people to explain in better detail how)