Bass & Carp Angling

Private Bass and Specimen Carp angling at the beautiful Rustfontein dam at African Blessings, a well-kept secret for exclusive angling in Bronkhorstspruit, less than an hour away from Pretoria.


The two specimen carp angling dams at African Blessings allow the angler uninterrupted swims and the peace and quiet to enjoy their angling experience. The specimen carp are of superior quality and they are fed with only the best African Blessings protein feed.

The Top Lake consists of four swims along the one side of the dam, with a fifth, private swim we’ve nicknamed “Kev’s Corner” on the opposite side. Ablution facilities and power-points are available at the four main swims, with “Kev’s Corner” being more rustic; only a portable loo and no electricity. The Bottom Lake has ample space for four swims but does not have proper ablutions; only portable loos for those who prefer to be enveloped by nature in its entirety. Anglers may arrive on-site from 14:00 and must depart by 12:00 the next day. Arrangements can be made to arrive earlier than the allotted time; please contact us to confirm.

Specimen carp fishing in South Africa has come a long way from the days where fisherman used brown bread as bait. These days the quality and range of tackle, rods and reels are more sophisticated and the variety of specimen carp bait leaves the angler with an assortment of choices. Although the fishing hasn't gotten easier, it is still just as enjoyable as ever!

Current Catch Records:
Top Lake - 16.2kg
Bottom Lake - 18.6 kg

Beat the current specimen carp record of 18.6kg and WIN a free weekend at African Blessings! Simply follow these steps:

1. Take a photograph of the scale with the weight of the fish.
2. Have the fish that was caught in the weigh sling.
3. Take a picture of the fish that was caught.
4. Contact our supervisor at African Blessings to verify the physical attributes of your catch.

Download the Carp Care rules and regulations here.


Bass angling at African Blessings is a truly relaxing and enjoyable experience. There are three dams that allow excellent fishing for any bass enthusiast.

Bass fishing has grown into a lucrative industry and a popular sport that has anglers in constant pursuit of new tips and information. Becoming a better bass fisherman and top angler is all about continuously improving your skills in the sport. The African Blessings Rustfontein farm is the perfect place for anglers to improve their techniques and skills, and have the best time doing it.

Carp angling - limited to 2 swims per booking
It is not permitted to book two swims and camp on one swim; in this case one swim will be booked for the two anglers
Bass angling - limited to 20 anglers

Admission times:
Arrival Time: 06:00am
Departure Time: 17:00pm

Carp Anglers:
Members: Angler - R150 | Non Angler - R75
Non Members: Angler - R250 | Non Angler - R150
Bass Anglers:
Angler - R150 | Non Angler - R75

Find out more about our Angling Elite Membership.
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