GIANTS CUP WILDERNESS RESERVE
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY THE MANAGEMENT
ROD TICKET; available to guests and permits holder to fish from one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset.
All anglers must be in possession of a Giants Cup wilderness ROD TICKET. A maximum of 6 tickets per day are issued
Fish only from bank, or float-tube/kickboat, or boats supplied by Giants Cup.
Only FLYFISHING TACKLE is permitted.
THE FOLLOWING IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN
No dogs, pets or animals of any kind.
No firearms or shooting.
No fires except in designated braai areas.
No disturbing of game or picking of any plants.
No vehicular access on or around the farm and surrounding wilderness areas.
NO SWIMMING OR WADING in lake. Swimming and/or wading is permitted in the river.
NO littering, including cigarette ends, fishing line, etc.
No TROLLING - No motors (Use oars only)
No fishing with tackle other than approved fly-fishing tackle
No entry to NPB without official NPB permit. (Available at farmhouse)
No hooks larger than size 8 2X longshank
PLEASE LEAVE BOATS AS YOU WOULD WISH TO FIND THEM!
Users are responsible for the anchor, oars, row-locks and other fittings . If you knot the anchor rope - remove the knots when finished. Stompies, tackle litter, cooldrink & other containers should be removed. Report damage or deficiencies as soon as possible. There is nothing worse than starting your fishing day only to find that your craft is deficient & unuseable.
CATCH & RELEASE
Release all fish between 301-2000gms (.300 -2 kg). These fish are the prime brood stock and no keepers are permitted .
Handle all fish intended for release with extreme care, i.e., do not handle with dry hands, do not remove fish from water.
Small hooks (less than no8) limit fish damage on fish intended for release, and anglers are encouraged to fish barbless hooks on small sizes only.
BAG LIMITS. per day.
ANY 3 FISH LESS THAN 300 gms EACH
PLUS ANY 1 FISH LARGER THAN 2001gms.
No stocking is done in the lake as the system is entirely self stocking from natural recruitment and wild spawning in the
Umzimkulwana River. This is unique in the South African context and the system needs to be protected . Accordingly these
regulations are strictly enforced, not to impinge upon the freedom of the angler, but to protect the system where it is most
All anglers must fill in the catch return book daily , including zero returns. One line per day, per angler.