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Fri, 08 Mar


Klaserie Dam, Hoedspruit

Bait for the Cause Fishing Competition

Reel in the excitement and make a splash for charity! Join us at our Bait for the Cause Fishing Competition – where every catch supports a meaningful mission.

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Bait for the Cause Fishing Competition
Bait for the Cause Fishing Competition

Time & Location

08 Mar 2024, 15:00 – 10 Mar 2024, 12:00

Klaserie Dam, Hoedspruit, Klaseriedam no 1 F12, district road Guernsey, Hoedspruit, 1380, South Africa


About the event


8th to 10th March 2023 at Klaserie Dam, Hoedspruit


Anyone with a passion for fishing, the welfare of dogs and/or conservation.

This competition is open to all ages.

Any angler under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or have WRITTEN permission by their parent or guardian.


Pre-booking online is advised as it will speed up your registration process on the day enabling you to get your rods in the water faster.

Physical Competition Entry and Registration and will open 15h00 on Friday 8th March at Klaserie Dam.

Gate entry fees to Klaserie Dam are at your own cost, those not fishing or entring the competition do not have to pay the competition entry fee.

Competition Fees (Excludes Klaserie Dam gate fees)

Weekend Entry

Adults - R360

Kids (Under 16) - R240

Day Entry (Entry price for Saturday Full Day Competition Entries only)

Adults - R180

Kids (Under 16) - R120

Half Day Entry (Avaliable for Friday only, Saturday after 12h00 or Sunday only Competition Entries)

Adults - R120

Kids (Under 16) - R80

Klaserie Dam Tariffs (Not included in your competition fee)

Payable at the Main Gate on entry to Klaserie Dam. 

Per Day

Vehicle - R20 Once off fee

Adult - R60

Child (3-12 years) - R30

Children (Under 3 years) - Free

Overnight (Camping)

Vehicle - R20 Once off fee

Adult - R120 per night

Children (3-12 years) - R30 per night

Children (Under 3 years) - Free

Overnight (Chalet)

Chalet - R650 per night +

Vehicle - R20 Once off fee

Adult - R80 per person per night

Children (3-12 years) - R30

Children (Under 3 years) - Free

Advanced bookings for camping and accomodation must be made directly with the venue 'Klaserie Dam'. Contact Johan Palm 084 501 8835 (Please note, if you phone and there is no network, send a WhatsApp message and Johan will get back to you,


There are no restuarants, bars or shops at the venue.


8th March 2024

Venue Gates Open 05h30

14h30: Registration and Fishing Competition Entries Opens

15h00: Competition Photo Submissions Open

Venue Gates close 18h00

9th March 2024

Venue Gates Open 05h30

Venue Gates Close 18h00

10th March 2024

Venue Gates Open 05h30

06h00: Tournament Entries and Registration Close

10h00: Competition Photo Submissions Close

11h00: Prize Giving

Venue Gates Close 18h00

All Klaserie Dam guests without a confirmed overnight booking, must exit the venue by 18h00. 

It is not compulsory for those with weekend competition fees to stay on site, should they wish to stay at home and return the next morning.

Competition Photo Submissions will remain open for the duration of the competition,


In the event that a prize should go unclaimed for any reason at the time of the prize giving, a lucky draw will be held allowing any tournament participant to stand the chance to win the prize. To facilitate this, all participants unique numbers will be put in a hat and drawn at random by an event official. The participant, whose unique number is chosen will then be awarded the prize.

Adult Categories

Biggest Barbel

Biggest Bass

Biggest Carp

Most Catches (Any Species)

Cumulative Length (Any Species)

Junior Prizes

Biggest Barbel

Biggest Bass

Biggest Carp

Most Catches (Any Species)

Cumulative Length (Any Species)


This tournament is in the name of fun, competition & charity. Our goal is to host a fun, fair and balanced competition. With that said, if any of the rules need altering to ensure the safety of all our anglers, we reserve the right to alter them at any time and without formal notice. To stay up to date with rules, prizes and general information please refer to

Klaserie Dam is a nature area, and such be treated with respect. Any persons found disrespecting the environment in any way will be removed.


This competition is catch and release ONLY!


Anglers are responsible for providing all necessary equipment to fish in the tournament (fishing pole/rod, fishing line, bait, hooks, etc).


This tournament is strictly casting only.

Fish caught while wading or walking the 'shoreline' are eligible for submission.

The use of watercrafts and bait boats is not allowed for the purpose of the competition.


We are using the “Catch-Measure-Photo-Release” method. 

That is once you catch the fish, use a digital camera or smart phone to take a photo of the fish on the official measuring mat, then release the fish back to the water. For approved measuring devices go to the “Photo Rules” located below.

Entries are to be logged by sending photos of your catches via WhatsApp to 078 993 5678 with your unique entry number.

Or the photographic device can be brought to the registration tent to be entered and recorded manually with your unique entry number.

You may log as many entries as you wish, but only submit one photo per fish.

The unique measuring mat must be present in the photo to qualify for scoring in all categories.

All fish must be released back into the dam alive.

The tournament officials will review all photos to verify validity and length of fish for determining place winners.

Standards of Measuring:

Fish are scored based on length.

There is a 15cm minimum length for fish to be eligible.

The fish nose or lip must be touching the front of the official measuring mat, and this must be visible in the picture.

The tail must lay naturally, and the mouth can be open or closed.

The fish must be on the official measuring mat with the measuring scale beyond the tail shown in the photo. Be sure the longest point of the tail is laying over the measuring scales mark, so it is visible in the picture.

Be sure your picture is clear before letting the fish go in case you need to take multiple pictures in order to submit a clear picture. Anglers must only submit one photo per fish.

Submitted fish measuring the same length must have distinct differences in appearance or the entry maybe discounted towards your quantity competition total, or in repeat offences the angler may be disqualified.

Lengths will be rounded to the nearest centimetre.

General Scoring Rules:

All photo submissions must be submitted by the deadline to be included in the tournament. (See Schedule above for times)

The deadline time means the time your photos are received by the tournament officials, not the time your fish was caught, or your picture was sent. Do not wait until the last minute to submit and assume the officials have your photos.

You will receive a reply “Submission Approved” on any images submitted once your entry has been received, quality checked, qualified, and entered.

Ties will be viewed by officials and if they can be broken by looking at how the fish were rounded, the officials will place the competitors accordingly. If there is still a tie, it will be broken by the best of three Rock/Paper/Scissors officiated by tournament officials.


For the largest fish category, anglers can score on the length of a Carp, Bass or Barbel caught at Klaserie Dam during tournament times and providing photos are submitted before the deadline.

For the most fish caught category, any species of fish measuring 15cm or above may be counted towards your total as long as it was caught at Klaserie Dam during tournament times and the photos submitted before the deadline. 

For the cumulative length category, any species of fish measuring 15cm or above may be counted towards your total as long as it was caught at Klaserie Dam during tournament times and the photos submitted before the deadline. 



· Alive on a conventional rod and reel in a sporting manner.

· Artificial lures, live/dead baits and scents may be used during the competition.

· Anglers may not catch fish or submit fish that have been caged or confined in an area prior to the tournament.

· All fish must be caught during the hours of the competition.

· No casting nets are allowed, but anglers may use a landing net.

· An angler may use more than one rod at a time. (There is no limit to the number of rods an angler may use)


During competition each contestant is required to comply with all venue safety rules.


This tournament is all about having a good time and raising funds for charity, so it is important that all anglers adhere to a high standard of sportsmanship.

The possession or use of illegal drugs is prohibited. Any possession or use of  illegal drugs, participation in criminal activity, or other conduct reflecting unfavourably upon the tournament and its sponsors will be subject to disqualification.

Proper etiquette should be adhered to while competing. Please be courteous of other anglers at all times.

There are no monetary awards for this tournament nor is any side betting allowed.

Offensive talk will not be tolerated.

At the end of the tournament, please make sure that you do not leave any litter, bait, fishing line etc in your area. Bins are provided.


All photos, video, data, audio shall be used by Scales Conservation Fund and/or Hoedspruit Paws indefinitely and may be used in future projects, promotions, articles or media releases. There will be no compensation for such use of these photos, video or data. Anglers will be allowed to keep their photos/videos and use how they please as well.


Any decisions that need to be made in relation to the event will be done so by the Competition Officials and their decisions are final.


All participants must sign a waiver, release of liability, and covenant not to sue before competing in any tournament. It is required that all anglers take responsibility for themselves while participating in event activities.


Remember, winning is not something you can completely control, because there is no way to play defence in this tournament. All you can control is your fishing and your attitude….so relax, have fun, and enjoy your time by the water.


The visitor(s) indemnifies the Klaserie Irrigation Board against any possible claims he/she (or his/her minor children or family members) might have arising from the loss of or damage to property or injury to person(s) arising from whatsoever cause or reason.

Right of admission reserved.

Music allowed until 22h00 (Respectful Volume)

Dogs are allowed, trouble makers will be asked to leave

No littering.

No Speeding.

No 4-wheel motorbikes.

Use allocated fire pits - no fire on grass

No driving to the water’s edge.

Strictly catch and release

No fireworks

No firearms


  • 1 day 16 hours

    Registration and Fishing Competition Entries Opens

    Registration Tent (Carp House)

  • 1 day 19 hours

    Competition Photo Submissions

    Digital & Registration Tent
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