June 2024: Weekday Fishing Permits, Picnic Passes, Picnic Lapa Reservations for Fish Eagle Dam - Modderfontein Reserve

Mon Jun 3, 06:00 - Thu Jun 27, 18:00

Modderfontein Reserve

ABOUT

Modderfontein Reserve

 

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The Picnic Lapa is available for Rental from 06:00 to 18:00

·       An outdoor roofed Lapa with open sides situated in the Modderfontein Reserve at the picnic area.

·       3 x wooden tables with benches placed in the Lapa.

·       No kitchen or basins.

·       Electrical power.

·       Additional entrance fee into the Reserve is applicable per person entering the Reserve.

·       Lapa to be cleaned up after the function and left in the same condition as found.

·       No Alcohol is allowed in the Modderfontein Reserve and/or at the Lapa.

 

The cost is R713 for weekdays, weekends and public holidays excluding booking fees.

 

Fishing:

Fishing Times: Monday – Sundays and Public Holidays: 06:00 – 18:00. The Reserve gate closes at 18:00.

 

Cost structure:

 

One Fishing Spot = 1 or 2 Anglers at R150 per angler. A maximum of 2 anglers is allowed per fishing spot and a maximum of 2 rods per angler.

 

Non-Anglers - To pay a standard picnic fee of R50 per adult and R30 per child under 12. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Kiosk at Taroko Farm or Taroko Modderfontein gate.

 


Fishing area: Designated area at Fish Eagle Dam. There are 20 designated spots allocated. 2 anglers can be accommodated in a spot, with 2 rods per angler.

 

Anglers to ensure that they only make use of their allocated spot and casting across neighbouring spots is not allowed. This is to ensure that everyone has equal access to the facility. Anyone contravening this will not be allowed to make use of the fishing area in the future.

 

Conduct Rules:




  • Strictly catch and release.
  • Place litter, including fishing line, hooks, dead fish, or parts of dead fish, and unwanted bait in the bins provided. The discarded line should be cut into short lengths before disposal to avoid entangling wildlife at waste bins.
  • Respect the diversity and sensitivity of vegetation next to rivers and dams; these areas provide food and shelter and breeding and nursery areas for many fish species.
  • Keep a safe distance from aquatic wildlife, especially spawning fish, and avoid undue noise and disturbing roosting and nesting birds.
  • Respect the rights of others to equally enjoy the picnic area and shoreline.
  • An angler can use a maximum of two rods/lines, each equipped with a maximum of ONE BARBLESS hook.
  • No “pap” baiting.
  • Use a knotless landing net big enough for the species targeted.
  • Carry forceps to remove hooks from the fish’s mouth.
  • Carry a quality unhooking mat for handling large fish.

 


Handling of fish:




  • Use the unhooking mat on a flat surface and make sure it is wetted before use.
  • Minimise the time a fish is out of the water.
  • Only handle fish with wet hands.
  • When photographing fish, have the camera ready for use, keep the fish as close to the ground as possible, either over the water or unhooking mat, and minimise the time taken to photograph it.
  • When releasing fish, support them in open water until they are ready to swim off. Respect your catch - never drop or throw fish back into the water.
  • Rods must not be left unattended.
  • No holding nets.
  • No bait boat or canoes.
  • No life bait.
  • No swimming or entering the water.
  • Indemnity be signed at the gate on entry.
  • No on-site consumption of alcohol is allowed.
  • No pets allowed.
  • Please contact the Reserve Gate on 0813511223 for any queries or assistance.

 

 

Modderfontein Reserve - Rules and Regulations

 

THE MAXIMUM SPEED LIMIT: Please take careful note of the speed limits applicable in the various areas of the Reserve. Note that not all roads are accessible to caravans and/ or vehicles exceeding a certain mass, type or size.

 

THE CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL IN THE PARKING AREA IS PROHIBITED.

 

NO FIREARMS ARE ALLOWED IN THE RESERVE.

 

NO UNAUTHORIZED VENDORS ARE ALLOWED IN THE RESERVE OR TAROKO FARM.

 

ADHERE TO GATE TIMES: Gate times must be strictly adhered to. After-hours driving is not allowed and could result in a summons being issued.

 

DRIVING AREAS: Vehicles must remain on the designated roads at all times and off-road driving or driving on closed or no-entry roads is a serious offence.

 

FISHING ALLOWED: ONLY at Fish Eagle DAM 3. Strictly catch & release.

 

WALKING AREAS: Walking trails are provided throughout the Reserve and must be adhered to at all times so as to avoid disruption of vegetation and animal communities. Hiking fees must be paid to make use of the trails.

 

DAMS: No swimming or entering the water.

 

FEEDING OF WILDLIFE IS PROHIBITED: The feeding or intentional disturbance of wildlife is a serious offence. By feeding any wildlife you are potentially SIGNING

THEIR DEATH WARRANT, AS THEY MAY BECOME DEPENDENT ON HUMANS and can BECOME AGGRESSIVE AND DANGEROUS, and thus HAVE TO BE

EXTERMINATED. This includes all bird species.

 

FLORA & FAUNA: No plant, animal, wildlife or any natural or cultural items may be removed from the Reserve without permission. To cut, damage, destroy or be in possession of any plant or part thereof, including dry wood or firewood is a serious offence. Importing of any specimen of an alien or listed invasive species into the Reserve is prohibited.


NO PETS ALLOWED

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June 2024: Weekday Fishing Permits, Picnic Passes, Picnic Lapa Reservations for Fish Eagle Dam - Modderfontein Reserve
Modderfontein Reserve
12 Norfolk Ln, Klipfontein 12-Ir, Lethabong, 1609
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