SEALINE - South African Angling and Boating Community Home 
Home Recent Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register


 Moderated by: Emperor
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
Kurpers from the lowveld.  Rate Topic 
 
AuthorPost
 Posted: Fri Mar 4th, 2016 07:39 am
  PM Quote Reply
1st Post
Fishpaste
Sealiner


Joined: Mon Oct 1st, 2012
Location: Sandton, South Africa
Posts: 1712
Equipment: Shim.Tribal, Ultegra 14000 XSC and 4500 XSB, RVD Infinity, DC ...
Best Catch: Carp, Cats, Bass, Kurper
Favorite Fishing Spot: Vaalriver
Boat: Not any more
Club: 
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
My Gallery: 
As this is a newly created Kurper thread...I thought I would post some pics from some of our catches...unfortunately I do not have everything on digital format and at hand.
We grew up fishing for kurpers in farm dams all around the lowveld and just about any body of water had them. Best baits were the good old trusty earthworm and then there is nothing that got a kurper as revved up as a small mepps spinner or countdown rapala on a nest!!! I remember landing a nice rooibors at Dagama Dam on a watermelon lizard intended for bass!

Attachment: IMG_20130719_00142717.jpg (Downloaded 336 times)

Last edited on Fri Mar 4th, 2016 07:59 am by Fishpaste

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Fri Mar 4th, 2016 07:44 am
  PM Quote Reply
2nd Post
Fishpaste
Sealiner


Joined: Mon Oct 1st, 2012
Location: Sandton, South Africa
Posts: 1712
Equipment: Shim.Tribal, Ultegra 14000 XSC and 4500 XSB, RVD Infinity, DC ...
Best Catch: Carp, Cats, Bass, Kurper
Favorite Fishing Spot: Vaalriver
Boat: Not any more
Club: 
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
My Gallery: 
Blue kurper down at Hectorspruit on a private farm

Attachment: Sandton-20130121-01250.jpg (Downloaded 334 times)

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Fri Mar 4th, 2016 07:44 am
  PM Quote Reply
3rd Post
Fishpaste
Sealiner


Joined: Mon Oct 1st, 2012
Location: Sandton, South Africa
Posts: 1712
Equipment: Shim.Tribal, Ultegra 14000 XSC and 4500 XSB, RVD Infinity, DC ...
Best Catch: Carp, Cats, Bass, Kurper
Favorite Fishing Spot: Vaalriver
Boat: Not any more
Club: 
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
My Gallery: 
Hectorspruit

Attachment: Sandton-20130121-01253.jpg (Downloaded 334 times)

Last edited on Fri Mar 4th, 2016 07:45 am by Fishpaste

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Fri Mar 4th, 2016 07:46 am
  PM Quote Reply
4th Post
Fishpaste
Sealiner


Joined: Mon Oct 1st, 2012
Location: Sandton, South Africa
Posts: 1712
Equipment: Shim.Tribal, Ultegra 14000 XSC and 4500 XSB, RVD Infinity, DC ...
Best Catch: Carp, Cats, Bass, Kurper
Favorite Fishing Spot: Vaalriver
Boat: Not any more
Club: 
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
My Gallery: 
Hectorspruit get bloody hot!!!

Attachment: Sandton-20130121-01254.jpg (Downloaded 335 times)

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Fri Mar 4th, 2016 07:47 am
  PM Quote Reply
5th Post
Fishpaste
Sealiner


Joined: Mon Oct 1st, 2012
Location: Sandton, South Africa
Posts: 1712
Equipment: Shim.Tribal, Ultegra 14000 XSC and 4500 XSB, RVD Infinity, DC ...
Best Catch: Carp, Cats, Bass, Kurper
Favorite Fishing Spot: Vaalriver
Boat: Not any more
Club: 
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
My Gallery: 
Hectorspruit - Kurpers ready for the pot

Attachment: Sandton-20130121-01255.jpg (Downloaded 334 times)

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Fri Mar 4th, 2016 07:49 am
  PM Quote Reply
6th Post
Fishpaste
Sealiner


Joined: Mon Oct 1st, 2012
Location: Sandton, South Africa
Posts: 1712
Equipment: Shim.Tribal, Ultegra 14000 XSC and 4500 XSB, RVD Infinity, DC ...
Best Catch: Carp, Cats, Bass, Kurper
Favorite Fishing Spot: Vaalriver
Boat: Not any more
Club: 
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
My Gallery: 
Caught with Mepps spinner

Attachment: Capture1.PNG (Downloaded 336 times)

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Fri Mar 4th, 2016 07:50 am
  PM Quote Reply
7th Post
Fishpaste
Sealiner


Joined: Mon Oct 1st, 2012
Location: Sandton, South Africa
Posts: 1712
Equipment: Shim.Tribal, Ultegra 14000 XSC and 4500 XSB, RVD Infinity, DC ...
Best Catch: Carp, Cats, Bass, Kurper
Favorite Fishing Spot: Vaalriver
Boat: Not any more
Club: 
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
My Gallery: 
Klipkopje Dam - Rooibors

Attachment: Capture2.PNG (Downloaded 333 times)

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Fri Mar 4th, 2016 07:51 am
  PM Quote Reply
8th Post
Fishpaste
Sealiner


Joined: Mon Oct 1st, 2012
Location: Sandton, South Africa
Posts: 1712
Equipment: Shim.Tribal, Ultegra 14000 XSC and 4500 XSB, RVD Infinity, DC ...
Best Catch: Carp, Cats, Bass, Kurper
Favorite Fishing Spot: Vaalriver
Boat: Not any more
Club: 
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
My Gallery: 
Farm Dam Nelspruit Area

Attachment: IMG00020-20120501-1129.jpg (Downloaded 333 times)

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Fri Mar 4th, 2016 07:52 am
  PM Quote Reply
9th Post
Fishpaste
Sealiner


Joined: Mon Oct 1st, 2012
Location: Sandton, South Africa
Posts: 1712
Equipment: Shim.Tribal, Ultegra 14000 XSC and 4500 XSB, RVD Infinity, DC ...
Best Catch: Carp, Cats, Bass, Kurper
Favorite Fishing Spot: Vaalriver
Boat: Not any more
Club: 
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
My Gallery: 
My dad - December 2015

Attachment: 1451494259397.jpg (Downloaded 332 times)

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Fri Mar 4th, 2016 07:54 am
  PM Quote Reply
10th Post
Fishpaste
Sealiner


Joined: Mon Oct 1st, 2012
Location: Sandton, South Africa
Posts: 1712
Equipment: Shim.Tribal, Ultegra 14000 XSC and 4500 XSB, RVD Infinity, DC ...
Best Catch: Carp, Cats, Bass, Kurper
Favorite Fishing Spot: Vaalriver
Boat: Not any more
Club: 
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
My Gallery: 
Breakfast for 4 people one morning on a specimen trip...

Attachment: IMG-20131221-02373.jpg (Downloaded 333 times)

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Fri Mar 4th, 2016 07:55 am
  PM Quote Reply
11th Post
Fishpaste
Sealiner


Joined: Mon Oct 1st, 2012
Location: Sandton, South Africa
Posts: 1712
Equipment: Shim.Tribal, Ultegra 14000 XSC and 4500 XSB, RVD Infinity, DC ...
Best Catch: Carp, Cats, Bass, Kurper
Favorite Fishing Spot: Vaalriver
Boat: Not any more
Club: 
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
My Gallery: 
Floured and ready for the pan

Attachment: IMG-20131221-02376.jpg (Downloaded 333 times)

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Fri Mar 4th, 2016 07:56 am
  PM Quote Reply
12th Post
Fishpaste
Sealiner


Joined: Mon Oct 1st, 2012
Location: Sandton, South Africa
Posts: 1712
Equipment: Shim.Tribal, Ultegra 14000 XSC and 4500 XSB, RVD Infinity, DC ...
Best Catch: Carp, Cats, Bass, Kurper
Favorite Fishing Spot: Vaalriver
Boat: Not any more
Club: 
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
My Gallery: 
Sizzling away

Attachment: IMG-20131221-02377.jpg (Downloaded 333 times)

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Fri Mar 4th, 2016 07:57 am
  PM Quote Reply
13th Post
Fishpaste
Sealiner


Joined: Mon Oct 1st, 2012
Location: Sandton, South Africa
Posts: 1712
Equipment: Shim.Tribal, Ultegra 14000 XSC and 4500 XSB, RVD Infinity, DC ...
Best Catch: Carp, Cats, Bass, Kurper
Favorite Fishing Spot: Vaalriver
Boat: Not any more
Club: 
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
My Gallery: 
Sizzling away

Attachment: IMG-20131221-02377.jpg (Downloaded 333 times)

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Fri Mar 4th, 2016 07:57 am
  PM Quote Reply
14th Post
Fishpaste
Sealiner


Joined: Mon Oct 1st, 2012
Location: Sandton, South Africa
Posts: 1712
Equipment: Shim.Tribal, Ultegra 14000 XSC and 4500 XSB, RVD Infinity, DC ...
Best Catch: Carp, Cats, Bass, Kurper
Favorite Fishing Spot: Vaalriver
Boat: Not any more
Club: 
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
My Gallery: 
Veikurper

Attachment: 1451494180831.jpg (Downloaded 333 times)

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Fri Mar 4th, 2016 10:47 am
  PM Quote Reply
15th Post
rbacht
Sealiner


Joined: Fri Aug 17th, 2012
Location: Vredekloof, South Africa
Posts: 599
Equipment: Fin-Nor 14'/Tor30; BM Lite/Tor14; Shim Vengance 8ft/Penn Sargus 4000
Best Catch: 13.6kg Carp; 3.2kg Gallie
Favorite Fishing Spot: Waar die vis byt
Boat: ../\./'''''''''''''''\/\...
Club: 
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Here's my contribution - lekker tekkiebek

Attachment: kurper.jpg (Downloaded 321 times)

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Fri Mar 4th, 2016 10:56 am
  PM Quote Reply
16th Post
Fishpaste
Sealiner


Joined: Mon Oct 1st, 2012
Location: Sandton, South Africa
Posts: 1712
Equipment: Shim.Tribal, Ultegra 14000 XSC and 4500 XSB, RVD Infinity, DC ...
Best Catch: Carp, Cats, Bass, Kurper
Favorite Fishing Spot: Vaalriver
Boat: Not any more
Club: 
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
My Gallery: 
Ja man daai is mos nou vir jou n lekker vettie!

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Fri Mar 4th, 2016 12:15 pm
  PM Quote Reply
17th Post
Krugel
Member


Joined: Tue May 25th, 2010
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Posts: 250
Equipment: Shimano, Penn, Gully Master
Best Catch: 12 Kg Carp, 19.86 Kg Baber, 3.9 Kg Bass, 3 ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Loskop, Bloemhof
Boat:  Custom Catfish, Mariner Bigfoot
Club:  STROPTREKKERS!
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Loskop Se oukies

Attachment: KURPER DECEMBER 2011.jpg (Downloaded 308 times)

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Sat Feb 17th, 2018 11:40 am
  PM Quote Reply
18th Post
darraaz
Member
 

Joined: Thu Oct 25th, 2012
Location: Jhb, South Africa
Posts: 24
Equipment: reel
Best Catch: 15kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: all
Boat: none
Club: none
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Some lovely catch of Kurpers!! :-)
Can anyone please give me some guidance as to spots I can take my youngster to catch Kurper, I recently moved to Nelspruit and would love to expose them to Kurper.. I find it difficult targeting this species with dams that have Bass, in the good old days, I think the dams had more Kurpers the. Bass, but with the intro of these invasive and rapidly breeding specimen, they seem to be depleting the Kurpers.. anyone with suggestions as to any dam in the Lowveld that does not contain bass please let me know.
Thank You

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Mon Feb 19th, 2018 06:53 am
  PM Quote Reply
19th Post
buchi
Member


Joined: Tue Dec 3rd, 2013
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Posts: 144
Equipment: Shimano, Sensation
Best Catch: Vis
Favorite Fishing Spot: Loskopdam, Arabiedam, Rust de Winter, Vaalkop, Klipvoor,Vaalrivier
Boat: n/a
Club: n/a
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
darraaz wrote: Some lovely catch of Kurpers!! :-)
Can anyone please give me some guidance as to spots I can take my youngster to catch Kurper, I recently moved to Nelspruit and would love to expose them to Kurper.. I find it difficult targeting this species with dams that have Bass, in the good old days, I think the dams had more Kurpers the. Bass, but with the intro of these invasive and rapidly breeding specimen, they seem to be depleting the Kurpers.. anyone with suggestions as to any dam in the Lowveld that does not contain bass please let me know.

[url=javascript:emoticon(':cool:', 'images/emoticons/3clown.gif')]document.write('[/url]'); Thank You
Hi there darraaz I wish I could help but I don't know what the fishing is like in the Nelspruit area seeing that I am from Pretoria.  You are certainly correct regarding the bass in our waters and the impact it has on our indigenous fish.  Blue kurpers biggest threat is the Nile Tilapia as it crossbreeds with our kurpers and also invasive fish like bass etc. where it shares the same waters.

All of the best

:cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool:

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Tue Feb 27th, 2018 10:04 pm
  PM Quote Reply
20th Post
darraaz
Member
 

Joined: Thu Oct 25th, 2012
Location: Jhb, South Africa
Posts: 24
Equipment: reel
Best Catch: 15kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: all
Boat: none
Club: none
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
My goodness Buchi!! Somehow I missed your response here!! Thank You for the feedback, should I find good Kurper spots here around MP, I will surely let you know!! As we share the same excitement hooking up these machines!! Hehehehe

Cheers Mate

;):cool:

Back To Top PM Quote Reply


Current time is 06:05 am  
SEALINE - South African Angling and Boating Community > Freshwater Angling > Kurper Forum > Kurpers from the lowveld. Top