Broadwater Fish Species List

With over 30km of fishing waters, Douglas is one of the country’s primary freshwater fishing areas, holding some of South-Africa’s most sought-after freshwater fish species.

There are 13 recorded freshwater fish species in the Vaal River around the Douglas area:


Name Common Name Wikipedia Link
Austroglanis sclateri Rock-catfish View in Wikipedia
Barbus anoplus Chubbyhead barb View in Wikipedia
Barbus paludinosus Straightfin barb View in Wikipedia
Barbus trimaculatus Threespot barb View in Wikipedia
Clarias gariepinus African sharptooth catfish View in Wikipedia
Cyprinus carpio Common carp View in Wikipedia
Gambusia affinis Western mosquitofish View in Wikipedia
Labeobarbus aeneus Smallmouth Yellowfish View in Wikipedia
Labeo capensis Orange River mudfish View in Wikipedia
Labeobarbus kimberleyensis Vaal-Orange largemouth yellowfish View in Wikipedia
Labeo umbratus Moggel View in Wikipedia
Pseudocrilabrus philander Southmouth-brooder No Wikipedia entry available
Tilapia sparrmanii Banded tilapia/Vlei kurper View in Wikipedia