Deneysville has several good fishing spots either from the banks or from the “Water Sports Club”. The club is very popular among fishermen and several competitions are held from there. If you prefer to fish from your boat then the club has launching facilities. Several types of fish are present including including Bass, Yellow Fish, Barbel, Carp and Mudfish.Entrance fees are payable but quite reasonable and you can take your tent or caravan. There are shady lapa’s and all have braai facilities the site has toilet facilities and showers. There is a fully equipped fishing shop in Main Street opposite the Caltex garage called Mega Outdoors.
To get to the Water Sports Club probably the best way is to drive down Main Street then turn left into Island Street past the Village Inn and down to a T junction with Manten Marina in front of you, Turn left go right down the end and you will see the club on the right. There is another good spot called Kylie Bay and to get there at the Manten Marina T junction turn right travel about five hundred metres and you will see the park on your left. Kylie Bay doesn’t have so many facilities as the Water Sports Club but it is usually free to fish from or a small charge depending on whether there is anybody on the gate – and you can also camp there but you really need your own washing and toilet ffacilities.
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With the long shoreline for choice, we get all kinds of banks but a large portion of this shoreline tend to be on the shallow side. It is well known that some of the more popular fishing venues need some walking into the water to rest the bait on the deeper more suitable floor.
This is not to say that this dam might be a shallow dam overall, in fact it is measured in some areas to be as deep as 47 meters which means there’s enough room to enable the fish to grow into those monster sizes we sometimes dream about but never catch. Stories about Barbel around the dam wall that’s so big it just lies there with its mouth open, have all been heard of but again, we’ll leave this to everyone’s own imagination. But in retrospect all fish including the Barbel can only grow to it’s maximum size which falls considerably short of any campfire tale or ghost story.
But let’s not discourage our potential adventurers, the Barbel specifically do however grow to immaculate sizes in the Vaal and is regularly caught well over the 20kg range which in my opinion still qualifies as a monster.