Freshwater Species to Fish for in South Africa

The Freshwater Species that can be targeted in South Africa.

South Africa has a rich list of Freshwater Species and the main fishing species are listed below.

Just on of South Africa's Freshwater Species, the Carp

There are so many Freshwater Species available in South Africa and it is important to get do your planning well for whichever species of fish you may be targeting. This list will give you all the essentials that you might need for targeting a specific species of freshwater fish.

There are so many Freshwater Species that it will be difficult to catch all of them in one lifetime. These fish are also found all over the country and planned trips are needed to catch some of these species. This list will give the angler a good base to work from when targeting new fishing species. Build your list of species and you’ll have bragging rights around the camp fire. Big catches are always impressive and with a large species count you will have one over other anglers.

The list below will provide you with a basic fishing profile of each species of fish, which will cover the basics of fishing for your preferred species. Click on the picture to go to the fishing profile of that particular fish. I truly hope this freshwater species list will help you a lot in your future fishing expeditions.

Barbel or Sharpthooth Catfish

Barbel

Blue Kurper or Mozombique Tilapia

Blue Kurper

Brown Trout

Brown Trout

Canary Kurper

Canary Kurper

Carp

Carp

Clanwilliam Yellowfish

Clanwilliam Yellowfish

Eel Species

Eel Species

Freshwater Mullet

Freshwater Mullet

Grass Carp

Grass Carp

Israeli Tilapia

Israeli Tilapia

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth Bass

Lowveld Largescale Yellowfish

Largescale Yellowfish

Moggel

Moggel

Nembwe

Nembwe

Orange River Mudfish

Mudfish

Papermouth

Papermouth

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow Trout

Redbreast Tilapia

Redbreast Tilapia

Silver Catfish or Makriel

Silver Catfish

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth Bass

Spotted Bass

Spotted Bass

Tigerfish

Tigerfish

Vlei Kurper or Banded Tilapia

Vlei Kurper