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Freshwater fishing<h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​Recreational freshwater fishing permits</h2><p> Anyone over the age of six must have an angling licence to fish in public waters – rivers and state dams. You don’t need a licence if you are fishing in a privately owned farm dam with the owner’s permission.</p><p> <a href="https://www.capenature.co.za/permits/fishing-permit/" target="_blank">CapeNature<i class="icon link-external"></i></a>, our province's conservation authority, is responsible for recreational freshwater permits and also publishes a lot of tips and information on how to fish responsibly.<br></p><p>To apply for a fishing permit, you will need to submit an application to CapeNature. You can download the form and find instructions on how to apply on the <a href="https://www.capenature.co.za/permits/fishing-permit/" target="_blank">CapeNature website<i class="icon link-external"></i></a>. </p> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>To apply for a fishing permit</h4><p>You will need to submit an application to CapeNature. You can download the form and find instructions on how to apply on the <a href="https://www.capenature.co.za/permits/fishing-permit/" target="_blank">CapeNature website</a>. </p></div></div></span> <p> </p><p> <strong>General conservation tips for recreational freshwater anglers:</strong></p><ul><li>Make sure you have permission to fish on the waters where you intend to fish, especially when on private land.</li><li>Do not litter – this is a hazard to human and fish health. </li><li>Never throw away fishing line – it can entangle and kill birds.</li><li>Please return indigenous fish (e.g. Clanwilliam yellowfish, sawfin and whitefish) to the water. These fish are a threatened species due to invasive alien fish like carp and sharp tooth catfish.</li><li>You will need a permit to transport live fish from one water body to another<a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Local%20and%20communities/Events-and-your-City/Find-an-event-in-the-City/samedomanin-fishingpage">.</a></li></ul><p> <em>Courtesy of Cape Nature..</em></p> GP0|#77945c06-f88e-41cc-b0cb-833136f91f63;L0|#077945c06-f88e-41cc-b0cb-833136f91f63|Freshwater fishing;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GPP|#36458668-722c-4b2b-9451-069fee2f7463;GPP|#553ce1f7-0fea-434b-bbc1-744edbd62039;GPP|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57Overview of freshwater fishing permits and applications as well as conservation tips for fishermen.1

 

 

 

 

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