The definitive South African trophy Bass fishing site



The “Republikein”, a Namibian newspaper, in November 2000 reported that about 11 000 Florida strain Bass fingerlings were released into the Oanob Dam near Rehoboth and about 90km from Windhoek, calling it “a novel attempt to boost Namibia's tourism”.


The relocation of the fish – from a breeding area in the eastern Free State in South Africa (Pieter Lombard’s hatchery: see the Buy Bass fingerlings link) – was a finely-tuned scientific operation. Members of the Namibian Bass Fishing Association had raised the N$17 000 for the 2cm long fingerlings – at a cost of N$1,30 each – and Standard Bank Namibia and South African Airways handled the flight from Johannesburg. The fingerlings, transported in batches of 200 in plastic bags, with enough oxygen for 18 hours were hastily offloaded from an aircraft at Hosea Kutako International Airport and rushed by road to Oanob, where they were released.


OK, so watch Oanob Dam with great interest from about 2006 - 2008!


For further info, contact Anton Halgreen of the Namibian Bass Angling Association at 09264 (61) 22-5587 (w).


Bass of 3 - 3.5kg were taken in 2009 and it was reported early in 2010 that a 4.6kg (10.12lb) Bass was caught in Oanob Dam.


In 2012 a 5.1kg Bass (11.22lb) Bass was caught by Gelhaar Slabbert.



Oanob photos and catches

Here is a pic of Gerhard with a 3,5kg (7.7lb) Bass

taken on 30 August 2009 at Oanob Dam



Other useful Oanob links



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