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Wriggleswade Dam

Wriggleswade Dam is located about 20 km outside Stutterheim and 75 km inland from East London. Wriggleswade is relatively deep, windiing its way about 15 km through lush green farmlands with steep hills on each side. Several large bays branch off and 2 rivers discharge into the lake.

The lake is home to some BIG bass, Florida strain largemouth bass are predominant with a small number of spotted bass being caught occasionaly. The current lake record stands at 4.3 kg (9 1/2 lbs). The lake is clear and deep with plenty of structure of all kinds including standing trees, lilly pads and grass beds.

Wriggleswade is the venue of the annual Amatola Bass Classic held in February each year and hosted by the local bass club.

Excellent launching facilities are available, there are also well kept camping facilities with electrical points.

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91.5 million cubic metres.


Yes at the camp site.

Fish Species Available

Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Carp, Bluegill.


Standing timber, grass beds, rocks, wrip-wrap, lilly pads.

Recommended Lures

Crank baits, light coloured flukes fished along the edge of the grass beds that surround much of the shoreline, Texas or mojo rigged worms in junebug or salt & pepper flukes cast to tees or into holes in the water grass beds, white spinner baits, surface lures (black buzz baits).


Well maintained club house, camping sites with electricity and ablutions on the lake shore.





Contact Numbers

Caretaker: 083 752 4545 (Frank).

Bank Fishing Potential

Limited to the area around the camp site as most of the dam is surrounded by private land. The 10 metre or so wide bed of water grass that surrounds much of the dam makes life difficult for bank anglers, a float tube or canoe would allow you to get outside the grass. The area towards the water tower to the right of the camp site is relatively clear of grass and has some standing timber within casting distance of the shore.


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Current caretaker is now Amanda 083 752 4545

Friday 2nd March 2012 (08:33:27)
Current dam record is a healthy fish of 5.01Kg (just over 11 lbs).

Wednesday 8th June 2011 (13:39:27)


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