After doing a bit of internet fishing I got the information on the event under the HR website. The event will be held at Reenvoeldam, which is often use for research purposes as the flow into this dam is pristine and not affected by any mining or other industry chemicals.
The SANParks Honorary Rangers of the Bushveld Region will be hosting a fishing opportunity at Reënvoël Dam, which is in the Phalaborwa aread of the Kruger National Park [KNP] on the 29th and 30th November 2013.
The reason for this event is twofold namely to bolster the KNP scientific data base on fish life and also to raise funds, which will be used for the on-going combat against rhino poaching by the KNP Ranger corps.
You are invited to participate in this event as am member of a four  man team. Only twenty  teams will be allowed to partake.
Accolades will be awarded to participants based on the following criteria:
1. Best father and son team
2. Catch of the day: Biggest sharp toot catfish
3. Catch of the day: Biggest kurper
4. Catch of the day: Biggest Tiger fish
5. Most fish caught on the day
6. Smallest fisht caught of the day
7. Funniest fisherman/dressed
Registration fees are:
R6000.00 per team (x5) who wishes to sleep over the night before (inclusive of a braai catered for by the honorary rangers - this is strictly on a first-book-first-serve basis)
R4000.00 per team (x15) who will only participate on the Saturday.
If you or your orginazation would like to participate in this event, please contact Hennie 082 803 0216 or Gert 082 419 0436 or on e-mail adres firstname.lastname@example.org
before 25 November 2013
Further communications will be sent to paid participants of the day in short future
Thank you for your time and consideration
Chair: Bushveld Region
KNP Research Fishing Day - 29th and 30th November 2013
My question is very simple. Is this more of a fundraising event with no real purpose for research, but just by coincidence "research" can be done. As I've said above and gmlsmit most researchers use netting and if catch and release are not done correctly the fish can die.