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 Posted: Mon Feb 19th, 2018 11:53 am
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Joined: Tue Dec 3rd, 2013
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
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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.

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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