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 Post subject: Fish in Pioneer dam?
Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:25 pm 
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Any idea what species of fish can be found in this dam at Mopani? I have been working for years on plans on how to get out of camp undetected and try my luck at little bit of fishing. With all the effort that I will put in to get there, I must make sure I have the right gear for the expedition.

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 Post subject: Re: Fish in Pioneer dam?
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OK, I am not serious about the planned fishing but what I want to know is whether there are only local species or have aliens, like the bass family, managed to get in. I assume that the water quality is very good due to the fact that the waters that feed the dam is not polluted.

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gmlsmit wrote:
The Pioneer Dam is in the Tsendze River.

The tsendze River is made up of many creeks and spruits and small rivers all staring in the KNP, the water of the Tsendze should therefore be reasonably unpolluted as it is a seasonal river with very little if any feed from outside the KNP.

Species that should be found in te Pioneer Dam will include Catfish (Barbel and catlets), Barbs ( Silverfish, Large Scale Yellow Fish, Ghieliemientjies), Tilapia ( various Kurpers some call them Bream), maybe some members of the Eel species as the Tsendze flows into the Letaba River which joins up with the Olifants River where eels are known to exist, for the same reason one could also expect the odd Tigerfish to be pre Gobies should be sent (Hydrocynus vittatus). Gobies should be well represented as well as members of the Labeo family (Mudfish) and also River sardines. (Engraulicyprus brevianalis).


Thanks Gerhard, I forgot about this one. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Fish in Pioneer dam?
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My pleasure, fishing used to be one of my big interest, now just the fish. :D

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