The SA Carp Society strives to source and establish our own private venues. We believe that as anglers we are in control of our own destiny. As anglers we are in control of the future of carp fishing in South Africa.
We are constantly sourcing new venues for SACS members. Most of these venues are accessible only to SACS members and offer very good specimen carp angling opportunities. Safety, accessibility and cost are factors that are considered when signing up a new venue. Our public waters are under a constant threat of catch-and-kill anglers, bow fishermen, pollution, poachers, illegal and commercial netting, etc.
At SACS we are committed to source quality venues. By sourcing and managing our own venues SACS can ensure the future of quality specimen carp angling in South Africa. Venue owners have come to the understanding that by allowing access to SACS members only they are guaranteed quality anglers, with no risk to their land, livestock, environment, etc. Strict member selection and control ensure that SACS can guarantee anglers of top quality and ethics.
Venues are devided into SACS Venues which is SACS managed and Private Venues which are managed by private lake owners. Owners of private venues may from time-to-time allow non SACS members to fish their venues. We have the understanding from private lake owners that only Specimen Carp Angling is allowed at their lakes. After the heading of each venue when you enter there is indicated if it is a SACS or Private venue.
Only SACS members and their direct family (wife and children) are allowed at dedicated SACS venues like Misty Lake, Lion Rock Lake and The Cliff. This arrangement is in force as members signed a code of conduct and SACS is responsible to enforce the code of conduct on behalf of the organization and lake owners. We cannot hold a non-member responsible for his / her poor conduct and it will reflect negatively on the member who invited the non-member.
At Misty Lake the wife / husband / child aged 12-15 years who do not fish pay pay 1/2 price and access to children less than 12 years of age are free. Children aged 12-15 years who fish also pay 1/2 price. If the wife and child fishes as well and the child has reached the age of 16 years and older, it is preferred that they also sign up as members and they will also pay the full angling fee. This is in accordance with the owner of the lake.
At Lion Rock Lake and The Cliff we currently charge 1/2 price for a SACS member's wife / husband / children 16 years of age and older who do not fish. If the wife and child fishes as well and the child has reached the age of 16 years and older, it is preferred that they also sign up as members and they will still pay 1/2 price. Children younger than 16 years of age have free access.
Contact SACS at firstname.lastname@example.org for a family membership package if the need exists. Some discount are provided from the 3rd person in your direct family (husband / wife / children) aged 16 and older.
||BOOKING SACS VENUES
||process for booking swims at sacs venues
||misty lakes is in the north west province. the lake is sacs managed and offers excellent fishing opportunities.
||OLD OUENS SPOT
||this venue is a prime and well known carp angling lake and one of the only safe spots left on this stunning piece of water located in the heart of johannesburg.
||the cliff is a prime specimen carp fishing venue situated in the central free state, about 40 minutes drive from bloemfontein.
||KLIPKOPJE SPECIMEN CAMP
||klipkopje is one of the best specimen carp angling venues in south africa delivering catches up to 50lb and more.
||LION ROCK LAKE
||the dam was built in 1963 and has never been dry.
||the south african carp society is a member based organisation with the sole focus of promoting the sport of catch and release carp angling in southern africa.
||BCP - BIG CARP PARADISE
||the venue encapsulates the spirit of wild carp fishing and constantly delivers fish of 30lb and more.
||it is a difficult venue and big carp are not caught easily. carp of 10 - 18 kg are frequently landed.
||the venue captures the essence of wild carp fishing and constantly delivers fish of 20lb and more.
||bass-o-mania is a prime carp and bass angling venue.