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 Posted: Sun Jun 3rd, 2012 03:38 pm
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Hi everyone

Does anybody know where can you catch bluegill or is there a fishery that I can buy them from?I want to stock a pond with them.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 4th, 2012 06:41 am
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Shongweni dam in KZN has them... bit far 4 you though

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 Posted: Mon Jun 4th, 2012 11:28 am
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I am not sure if you are allowed to sell them in SA, they are quite an invasive species. Think they are classified as an invasive species, why do you want to stock them in your dam?

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 Posted: Mon Jun 4th, 2012 02:28 pm
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I want to stock them as a fodder fish for bass.:fswim

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 Posted: Mon Jun 4th, 2012 02:35 pm
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What area is the dam you want to stock? Is the dam completely closed of from other water, for example a stream or river?

Other options are Vlei Kurper and Blue Kurper, ideally stock both, Blue Kurper keeps weeds under control

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 Posted: Mon Jun 4th, 2012 06:06 pm
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It is in Bela-Bela.No river or stream filling.I hear Harties has bluegill,is this true?

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 Posted: Mon Jun 4th, 2012 07:07 pm
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In that area it would be easy to get hold of kurper, but you will need to get hold of the correct permits etc.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 4th, 2012 07:40 pm
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Do you need a permit for bluegill?I can get kurper from hartbeespoort fisheries,does that need a permit.Oh and the dam isn't mine,I'm helping stock Elements Private Golf Reserve when the dams are filled.I already have quotes and they say that I may catch and release free.But first come the rains.:raine

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 Posted: Mon Jun 4th, 2012 07:54 pm
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Best discuss it direct with the Hartebeespoort fisheries. Kurper are a better fodder and way better suited to the Climate north of Pretoria.

The only area that Bluegill really thrive in RSA are the Southern cape and Western Cape. You wouldn't get a permit for Bluebill anyway as the NEMBA act states rather harsh dealings with the Sunfish.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 4th, 2012 07:55 pm
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I say this under correction but I think it is illegal to stock bluegill, fisheries will be able to tell you where to get the necessary permits

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