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Witbank Dam

Witbank Dam is located a mere 120 km from Pretoria alongside the N4 highway making it very easily accesible for Gauteng residents, depsite the fact that it lies in the province of Mpumalanga.

The dam is home to some very decent Florida strain largemouth bass, in fact the previous South African record largemouth bass was caught in the dam in 1997 and weighed in at 6.045 kg almost 13 1/2 lbs). So while the average fish is in the 1 kg mark, 3 to 4 kg lunkers are regularly caught and the chances of catching a real monster are real.

The dam has excellent launching and accommodation facilities and security is of a high standard, making this a venue that should be on any Bass anglers itinerary. Surprisingly fishing pressure is not excessive on this very pleasant bass fishing lake. Witbank is the venue for the annual Witbank Bass Classic, usually held in September of each year.

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104 million cubic metres.


Yes, good launching facilities at the resort

Fish Species Available

Largemouth Bass (Florida strain), Carp, Barbel, Yellowfish.


The dam is not renowned for an abundance of structure, it consists mainly of water grass beds and some rocky points. Boat jetties are good producers of bass and the river inlet is always worth a visit.

Recommended Lures

This is a fairly deep and clear dam so deep running cranks are good, also Texas or Carolina rigged worms, jigs and spinnerbaits. Something to consider is that the SA record fish of 1997 was caught on a Zara Spook in a sheltered bay, so don't leave your top water lures at home.


Very good accommodation facilities at the Witbank Resort with caravan & camping sites and self catering chalets.




Weather - the highveld is a region prone to thunder storms, especially in summer, get off the water immediately if thunder and lightning are around.

Contact Numbers

Witbank Resort: 013 697 0151 or 013 697 0147

Bank Fishing Potential

Possible in many areas although the more remote parts should be avoided for the sake of personal safety.


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