The Carp Fishing World Championship will be hosted at the Bloemhof Dam – Bamboesspruit Nature Reserve close to the town of in the North West Province. The participating teams will be accommodated within the town of Wolmaransstad. The Championship will have a challenging nature due to the large quantity and quality of carp species available in Bloemhof Dam. We know that all the anglers will enjoy this experience with excellent catch results which this lake normally produces as it was during the 2008 World Carp Championship which was also hosted at the venue.
Information about this lake!
Bloemhof Dam is a dam in South Africa. It was originally known as the Oppermansdrif Dam when under construction during the late 1960s. It is located at the confluence of the Vaal River and the Vet River, on the border between the provinces North West and Free State. The dam wall has a total length of 4,270 metres (14,010 ft) The reservoir is very shallow,[clarification needed] and therefore needs a large area to mean anything for water storage. The area around the reservoir (dam), has been a protected area, but because it lies on the border between provinces, these became two separate nature reserves. On the North West Province side lies the Bloemhof Dam Nature Reserve, on the Free State side is the Sandveld Nature Reserve.
The dam was commissioned in 1970, has a capacity of 1,269,000,000 cubic metres (4.48×1010 cu ft), and has an area of 223 square kilometres (86 sq mi); the wall is 33 metres (108 ft) high. It is fed with the outflow from the Vaal Dam (located upstream in Gauteng) as well as rain collected in the Vaal, Vet, Vals and Sand River catchment areas.